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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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Roadmaster's crossbar-style brackets are virtually invisible, easy to mount, and simple to remove. Brackets install on your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar. Call 800-298-8924 to order Roadmaster base plates part number 523170-1 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms. Base Plates reviews from real customers.
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Roadmaster Base Plates - 523170-1

  • Roadmaster
  • Removable Drawbars
  • Twist Lock Attachment

Roadmaster's crossbar-style brackets are virtually invisible, easy to mount, and simple to remove. Brackets install on your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar.


Features:

  • Hidden bracket design provides improved aesthetics compared with standard brackets
  • Drawbars are easily removable - just twist and pull
    • No pins or clips required
  • Computer-cut, all-steel construction provides exceptional strength
  • Black powder coat finish is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Simple installation - no welding required
    • Custom base plates ensure a perfect fit for your vehicle
  • Compatible with Quick Disconnects and all Roadmaster tow bars
  • Instructions and mounting hardware included
  • Made in the USA
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


The drawbars, or front arms, on the crossbar-style series base plate kit are supremely easy to mount and remove. Just insert them into the brackets and twist to lock them in place. To remove, simply twist the arms back and pull them out. Once the drawbars have been removed, the remaining brackets are virtually invisible. On most automobiles, the brackets are mounted within the grille - where they remain not only unseen, but protected from scrapes and scuffs as well.



523170-1 Road Master EZ2 Base Plate Kit



523170-1 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 523170-1 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2011 - 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Eco models





Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - 523170-1

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (68 Customer Reviews)

Roadmaster's crossbar-style brackets are virtually invisible, easy to mount, and simple to remove. Brackets install on your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar.

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This product was excellent perfect fit thank you 263019



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2012 Chevrolet Cruze

FITS GOOD & WORKS GOOD 224618



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The two brackets coming thru the grill does not align with grill opening 69845



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Roadmaster brackets have worked well for me on all my vehicles. They install relatively easy. 53689



- 521632-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ2 in Base Plates


Amazing fit and instructions couldn’t of been clearer. Less then two hours from start to finish installing, can’t wait to take it out on the first tow. 630971



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ2 in Base Plates


I bought and installed base plate and wiring on a 2018 Ford C-Max hybrid car. The wiring was a little complicated due to the hybrid setup on the car, however, everything worked out well. I have done this on several other cars I have towed behind my motorhomes. All products and help from etrailer.com was excellent. The video presentation was very helpful. 679941



- 523174-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ2 in Base Plates


I installed this plate with the help of my friend very easy to install.. .very good installation diagram ....easy to follow......... excellent product Luc 432763



- 522013-1A
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ2 in Base Plates


After comparing Demco, RoadMaster, and Blue Ox base plate costs, mounting procedures, etc for my 2012 Fiat Sport, I decided to go with RoadMaster (Kit #522013-1A) for two main reasons: 1) I had the tow bar and mount adapters from another product that were the same specs as the RoadMaster tow bar and adapters to attach to the base plate, and 2) no drilling or other modifications required to mount the base plates. Blue Ox (Kit #BX2800) required I buy their tow bar and other unique configuration adapters PLUS drill two half-inch holes on either side where the base plate mounted AND hammering flat the tips on the corners of the bumper bracket the frame where the base plate mounted. Blue Ox did provide better details on the removal of the facia and bolt removal and torquing actions required for the Fiat. My biggest challenge was the removal of the facia without damaging the clips or other damage to it. Once it was off, the action of removing the bumper core from the end of the frame rails and bolting on the base plate was slick! I took a little over 4 hours to do this, but it was because I wanted to do it right, without damage, and have the confidence I could tow without issues. (Not sure how sequence will show, but labeled the pictures as "Before," "Removal," "Installation," "Finished," and "Ready to Tow.") 230093


Comments
Hate that every 3,000 miles towing have to re-torque bolts of base plate. Good product otherwise.
Bill F - 10/15/2016

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Thanks for the feedback Bill. You bring up a very good point, I am sure it is pain, but it is specified in the instructions.

-- Rachael H - 10/18/2016


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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ2 in Base Plates


This product installed perfectly. The printed instructions contain pictures which are not very clear, but the video of the installation was very helpful. We followed it step by step and the information was very clear. 736499



- 522013-1A
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ2 in Base Plates


Received product in a short time and perfect shape. Called to check on delivery time, spoke to a lady who spoke great English (not a foreigner) who had all the answers. Highly recommend them! 733760



- 524432-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ2 in Base Plates


This is the second base plate I have ordered and installed. etrailer has knowledgeable folks to answer questions and get the parts needed to complete the project. I had removed a BlueOx baseplate due to loosening bolts and no way to re-torque them. I watched an etrailer video about installing the Roadmaster on my CMax. It all went very smoothly and the install was completed in about four hours. They are my go to place for all things towing. Prices are always very competitive and they ship quickly. A winner. 729225



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Fairly easy to install however it requires removing the front (nose) of the car. I was amazed at how much plastic goes into making these cars. It took about 3-4 hours to take off the front remove the factory 'bumper' that the RoadMaster Base Plate replaces and reinstall everything. I had problems because someone had removed the front of the car previously and had not put it back together properly. It all worked out and I'm loving how easy it is to hookup and unhook. I had a dolly previously and this is so much better. When I sell the Mini I'll restore the front end (replacing the grille) unless the new buyer wants to tow it. The etrailer and Roadmaster teams are great to work with. 725311



- 521632-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ2 in Base Plates


Wow, this thing was super easy to install. Just watch the 8 1/2 min video and your good to go. Worked on it an hr a day for 3 days before going to work. 3 hrs total. Be sure to get an alignment tool to help line up the holes. 695177



- 521236-1
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Works perfect, super easy to hook and unhook tow vehicle. Also makes one heck of a front end guard when not towing. 682146



- 522013-1A
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This note is before I have even installed any of the products . It is solely in reference to the Fantastic service, knowledge and continual follow up I received f rom Lori B. I would consider etrailer to be extremely fortunate to have her working for your company. In all respects her assistance was exemplary!! Thanks to her again and I will continue to purchase from and recommend etrailer 681690



- 52922-1A
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I installed this on my 2016 Subaru Crosstrek. We have been towing for 15 months now and it works great! 680042



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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ2 in Base Plates


Product works very well for towing our car. 673710



- 522013-1A
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ2 in Base Plates


Well designed and constructed. Easy to install on my 2017 Fiat 500 and I pull the car with my Winnebago van. Hidden behind the plastic grill when not in use. Highly recommended. 647687



- 522013-1A
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Just what the doctor ordered! This thing fit like a glove. Hardest part was removing the gril. 636882



- 524425-1
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I am so happy to find this company. After many problems with another online service you were recommended by my mechanic. The item arrived on time was correct and solved the issues I was having setting my car up to be towed. Thanks for your friendly, efficient and timely help, Tammie! 635152



- 522013-1A
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ2 in Base Plates


I was amazed that the items I ordered on Saturday afternoon arrived so quickly. Great service. Now waiting for a nice weekend to install all my items. 613398



- 52922-1A
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ2 in Base Plates


This was the second base plate kit from etrailer that I have installed, the first being on our ‘03 Outback and this one on our new to us 2015 Subaru CrossTrek. As usual the response, shipping and delivery from etrailer was prompt and curious. They are my go to place for anything towing related. Installation of this kit went well with only a few issues, most of which were related to our vehicle not the kit. I knew the car had been hit lightly on the LF corner, but could find nothing of concern body or frame wise when I looked the car over before buying it. Turns out the front bumper reinforcement had been tweaked a tad which made lining the bolt holes up with the holes in the base plates a tad challenging. This made the small angle brackets that go inside the frame heads tough to line up, but in the end it all fit. I did find that it was unnecessary to pull the washer reservoir or the left headlight to access the nut and washer for the long 1/2” bolt. You can easily reach and see the place from underneath after pulling the plastic encapsulation panel. When drilling that 1/2” hole be sure to angle the drill bit UP a tad otherwise you may end up having to grind a flat on the side of the large, thick washer as you can see in my picture from underneath. I used shrink wrap over the nut and bolt since there’s a wiring harness right against it. The picture of the baseplate differs a bit from the pictures so I guess they made some changes. All in all a great kit! 612040



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As usual, another excellent product from etrailer.com . I wanted to try to install it myself, but my wife didn't trust me(!). So I had a local body shop do it. They had never installed that part before, but with the great instructions I that came with the product, they did it. 609242



- 521632-1
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Received the base plate within 3 days of ordering. Very fast and efficient service! Within 15 minutes of receiving the base plate and wiring kit I received an email from Carol at etrailer saying she got notification that it was received and to make sure everything was O.K. Excellent customer service!! The installation was pretty straight forward. The installation tutorial video posted by etrailer was very good and helpful. Will order from etrailer again when the need arises. Highly recommend them. 591376


Comments
Still going strong. This last summer towed the vehicle behind our motor home for over 3500 miles. Not a bit of problem!
RONALD D - 12/17/2019

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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ2 in Base Plates


It only took about 30 to 45 minutes to mount it on the car. By my self I have pulled the car a lot of miles so far and have not had a problem. I like the way it works better than pulling it on a tow doll a lot easier to handle. 583821


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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2014 Chevy Cruise Diesel Behind Class A Motorhome
    The online owner's manual for the 2014 Chevy Cruise notes that the version with automatic transmission cannot be flat towed with all wheels down but the manual transmission model can be flat towed from the front up to 65-mph. Page 10-86 of the manual details the preparation steps to be followed, which include pulling 4 specific fuses (fuses 22, 23, 24 and 25 in the instrument panel fuse block) to prevent battery drainage. No mention is made to the diesel engine option affecting the vehicle's...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2012 Chevy Cruze 2LT with Manual Transmission
    For the 2012 Chevy Cruze it looks like there are base plates for various models. If your 2LT does not have fog lights and is not an RS model then I recommend the Roadmaster base plates # 523168-1. If you have an Eco model with active air shutter system, go with # 523170-1. And for an RS model the only option is # BX1698. For either of the Roadmaster base plates I recommend the Falcon 2 tow bar # RM-520. If you need the Blue Ox base plates then go with the Avail tow bar # BX7420. For...
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