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Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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Roadmaster's EZ Twistlock series 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. 1-800-940-8924 to order Roadmaster base plates part number 524426-1 or order online at Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms. Base Plates reviews from real customers.
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Roadmaster Base Plates - 524426-1

  • Removable Drawbars
  • Roadmaster
  • Twist Lock Attachment

Roadmaster's EZ Twistlock series 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.


  • 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 EZ 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.

524426-1 Road Master EZ Base Plate Kit

Installation Details 524426-1 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

  • 2011 - 2014 Ford Edge non-EcoBoost - with Adaptive Cruise Control

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Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - 524426-1

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (407 Customer Reviews)

Roadmaster's EZ Twistlock series 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.

2011 Ford Edge

Installed on 2011 Ford Edge Limited AWD. Installation video helped a lot.


The Roadmaster base plate arrived on time and in good condition just as Melissa said. It appears to be as advertised. Will know better when I get it installed. The instructions seem to be clear and easy to understand. All attaching hardware is present and new.
Etrailer is a excellent website to view and purchase from. I recommend it.


Everything went smoothly with my order and arrived within the expected time frame. Great experience and will use your service again.

2013 Ford Edge

This is a very nicely made tow-bar base which was somewhat easy to install. Of course the instructions that came with the base was extremely helpful.


Prepared my vehicle for the base plate. The base plate has a manufacturing defect in that the crossbar is approximately.375 inches short. The hole pattern matched on one side but the other side would not line up with the vehicle holes. The mounting plate overlapped the mounting holes by 1/3rd. Clearly, the assembly was short. I find my disassembled vehicle sitting for a week waiting for the replacement to arrive. Hopefully, Roadmaster QC did a better job on the new base plate assembly that I am waiting for.


This reasonably priced base plate kit was professionally installed on a coupe that was pulled around the New England states for two months. The kit and the car made it possible to see many sites along the route that would have been bypassed without the toad. The kit is solid and provides secure tow-ability.


Installed myself with a help of a friend it’s easier with two people took about 31/2 hours instruction were a little off. my car was an SS which was a little differentt so you had to figure a couple things out
Make sure you order the fish cables to help you pull bolts through


I received the base plate for my Miata at 4:30 Monday by 7:00 it was installed and ready to go.A great product fit very nicely.Ordering and follow up went great can’t wait to try it out Just need to decide on the tow bar we will use.The Falcon or Sterling .Thank you for a great product and service.


2007 MX5
The build quality was good....welds
were well done....paint was good
Instructions were pretty thorough.
Lots of trimming away of the splash shield for this install!!
Oh choice I guess.


Very heavy duty. Much more than needed for my application but better more than less.
Heavy duty also means heavy in weight. Not easy to lift and move.


I was having problems with the bracket that was on the car when I bought it and when it no longer felt safe to me, I looked on your website for a replacement. Lo and behold, this product appeared to be better designed and an easier installation. Putting 8t on today proved that. I am very happy with the product and your service. Thank you very much!


my baseplate was delivered on time and in great shape.


Great installation instructions and video. Was an interesting and fun project installing in our Mini-Cooper


Purchased the towing adapter for my GMC Terrain a few week ago, received it on time & boxed not damaged. Watched the videos’ about three time on how to do it myself and started one evening and finished it the next morning about three hours with Beer Breaks, LoL. All the parts fix perfectly, had no problems with any of the parts, Product is real sturdy and if you don’t know where to look at the bumper you will not see the hide away receiver brackets. Very nice product, do it yourself and save
Up loading two photos if it will let me one is with hide away brackets installed and the other one you can see is my complete tow bar attached to the hide away brackets


Roadmaster base plate for 2010 GMC Terrain. Very detailed instructions, great videos. Product was as described, no holes to drill, just replace factory parts with Roadmaster parts. Everything went together very well. I used the instructions supplied along with the video on my laptop. Hardest part was popping the bumper shroud back on due to colder temperature. I have a fair bit of experience with rebuilding classic cars so have lots tools and reasonable mechanical ability.


Installed on 2014 GMC Acadia. Very sturdy and heavy duty base plate. I installed it myself. You will need a little automotive knowledge and more tools then the average do it yourself-er. It took about 6 hours, by myself. It looks more intimidating then it turned out to be. You can't see it when not in use which makes it nice for the wife, since it's her car.
Pictures show the tow bar adapter. Sorry, no pictures of adapter removed.


Great customer service, fair price for a quality product. Would use etrailer again and recommend them if you are considering one of their products.


Have had no problems with this base plate fit my smart car perfectly q. Would recommend to all

by: 04/23/2023

Whoever designed this base plate has probably never seen a Saturn car let alone taken one apart to install the base plate. The instructions has one picture, that doesn't show how any of it is supposed to fit on the vehicle and it implies that you only need to remove the bumper to install. After hours of fumbling with the base plate, I ended up having to remove the bumper cover, bumper, headlights, headlight brackets, and fenders. On top of that, I had to drill four 3/4" holes.


Videos and directions are very clear and easy to follow. Install went smooth and everything lined up like it should. I would recommend this to anyone.


Parts came very quickly. The base plates are really well make and of heavy material. If you watch the video it is a breeze to install. Make sure you have some new clips for your bumper as the old ones will break, not all but some. I ordered clips from Amazon. I used a vibrating saw with cutting blade and it did nice job cutting plastic bumper cover.


Was easy to install and instructions were accurate and clear for my Traverse. Very pleased with this product.


Overall good product. Installation was not difficult. Replacement "skid plate" is a bit thin for my liking but if your not doing any rock crawling it will be fine.;)


I place m’y order and received it as plan .Plus amazing follows till I removed all my parts


The Roadmaster base Plate kit does what it was designed to do. A difficult install as the Smart ForTwo did not lend itself to an easy base plate engineering design.
Installed it myself though with help from the instructions and etrailer on line instructions. I like the finished base plate. It is barely visible protruding only slightly from the black lower radiator grill (see photo)

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  • Recommended Base Plate for 2013 Ford Edge 3.5L w/Adaptive Cruise Control
    We have the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit with removable arms, # 524426-1 available as a confirmed fit for the 2013 Ford Edge, non-EcoBoost - with Adaptive Cruise Control. This will work with the Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar, # RM-522.
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  • Roadmaster Base Plates for a 2011 Ford Edge Sport WITHOUT Adaptive Cruise Control
    The Roadmaster EZ base plates # 524426-1 and the XL model, # 4408-1, use different receivers, which is that main crossbar the arms attach to. They are nearly identical but since the EZ model has not been tested or confirmed to fit your 2011 Ford Edge I cannot recommend it. The access to the pins for the XL base plates is different on every vehicle. You may find that they are easier to access on your Edge than on your Accord. I have linked a video showing installation of the XL base plates.
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  • Is Blue Ox Aladdin Tow Bar Compatible with Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit for 2014 Ford Edge
    We do have the Blue Ox Tow Bar to Roadmaster Adapter # BX88178 which you can use for the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit # 524426-1 on your 2014 Ford Edge (non-EcoBoost - with Adaptive Cruise Control) to make it compatible with the discontinued Blue Ox Aladdin Tow Bar. If your Ford Edge has the EcoBoost with the Adaptive Cruise Control then you would need the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX2628 instead which pairs right up to your Aladdin tow bar. If you don't already have the Roadmaster base...
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  • Base Plates Recommended for 2013 Ford Edge Without EcoBoost Engine or Adaptive Cruise Control
    According to the owner's manual, 3.5 or 3.7L engine models can be flat towed with all 4 wheels down. 2.0L engine equipped models cannot be flat towed, a tow dolly like the Demco # DM9713045 Kar Kaddy SS would be needed. For a non-EcoBoost engine vehicle without the adaptive cruise control, you'd want to use the # 4408-1 base plates which is for vehicles without the adaptive cruise control. The base plates will bolt right up to the quick disconnect crossbar that came with your # RM-520...
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  • Base Plate Kit to Use with Roadmaster Tow Bar and 2007 Jeep Liberty
    The correct Roadmaster base plate kit you need for your 2007 Jeep Liberty with your current tow bar that has a crossbar connection is the Roadmaster Crossbar kit part # RM-521423-5.
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  • Items Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Ford Edge Using a Demco Excalibur Tow Bar
    To flat tow your 2013 Ford Edge with your existing Demco Tow Bar you will need a set of vehicle specific base plates and a tow bar adapter. The correct base plates for your Edge if it is equipped with adaptive cruise control at the Roadmaster EZ Base plate kit # 524426-1. If your Edge does not have the adaptive cruise control then you would use the Roadmaster XL Base Plates # 4408-1. Once you have the base plates installed on your vehicle then you can use the Roadmaster Tow Bar Adapter...
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  • Can the Roadmaster Base Plate Kit # 524426-1 be Used on a 2013 Ford Edge with Falcon 2 Towbar
    I spoke with my contact at Roadmaster and found that the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit, # 524426-1, has recently been test fit on the 2013 Ford Edge and will work on your vehicle and vehicles with adaptive cruise control and Ecoboost. To wire your Edge for towing behind the motorhome you will need a diode kit, # 154-792-118158, see instructions link. Since you already have a tow bar you most likely have safety cables, but if needed you can use part # RM-645. Finally, you will need a braking...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2011 Ford Edge with Roadmaster Base Plate Kit
    Since you have a base plate kit installed on your 2011 Ford Edge part # 524426-1 you'll need a few more components and you'll be good to flat tow the vehicle. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon All Terain, # RM-522. This has non-binding arms which makes the setup very easy to connect/disconnect. For lighting/safety cables,...
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  • Is the Roadmaster Falcon 5250 Tow Bar Compatible with Base Plates for a 2011 Ford Edge
    I spoke with my contact at Roadmaster and he stated that the Falcon Tow Bar 5250 is compatible with the XL Base Plates, # 4408-1, for the 2011 Ford Edge. Please note that the base plates will only work if the vehicle DOES NOT have adaptive cruise control. Adaptive cruise control uses a forward facing radar that detects vehicles in front of you and adjusts the cruise control speed so that the Edge remains at a safe distance from the vehicle in front. If the vehicle does have adaptive...
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  • Can 2014 Ford Edge be Flat Towed with All 4 Wheels on the Ground
    I checked the owners manual for your 2014 Ford Edge and it looks like as long as your vehicle has one of the V6 engines it can be flat towed with all four wheels on the ground. If you have a 4 cylinder you would need to use a tow dolly. To flat tow your vehicle you will need to first start with a base plate kit. If you have adaptive cruise control you would want the part # 524426-1, without adaptive cruise control you would want part # 4408-1. In addition to the base plates, you will...
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  • Base Plate Kit for Flat Towing a 2012 Ford Edge with Eco Boost
    The correct base plate kit for towing your 2012 Ford Edge with Eco-Boost is the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, # 4408-1, if your vehicle does not have Adaptive Cruise Control. If your 2012 Edge does not have the Eco Boost option, but does have adaptive cruise control, then you would want # 524426-1. If your 2012 Edge has both Adaptive Cruise Control and Eco-Boost, we do not have a base plate install kit that will work on your vehicle. I do not believe both options are available with the...
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  • Flat Towing 2014 Ford Edge Limited
    According to the owner's manual of your 2014 Ford Edge, your vehicle can only be flat towed if you have a 3.5L or 3.7L 6-cylinder engine. If you have a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, you need to use a tow dolly. If you do have a 6-cylinder engine and are flat towing your vehicle, the instructions for putting your transmission in neutral are as follows: - Release the parking brake. - Place the transmission in position N. - Place the ignition in the accessory position. I contacted Ford to make...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2011 Ford Edge with Roadmaster Blackhawk Tow Bar
    The Roadmaster Blackhawk Tow Bar part # RM-422 can definitely be used to flat tow your 2011 Ford Edge. The correct base plate you'll need is the # 4408-1 if you do not have adaptive cruise control or part # 524426-1 for if you do have adaptive cruise control. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice...
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  • Most Hidden Base Plates for 2014 Ford Edge, and Parts Needed to Flat Tow
    I spoke with my contact at Roadmaster and he confirmed that the # 524426-1 base plate that fits the 2014 Ford Edge with adaptive cruise control will not fit the Edge without adaptive cruise control. The fascia is different between these two different style Edges, so the base plates are not interchangeable. Between the Roadmaster # 4408-1 and the Blue Ox # BX2628 base plates for your 2014 Ford Edge (non-EcoBoost), it appears that the Roadmaster # 4408-1 would be more hidden due to the...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing Parts for a 2012 Ford Edge
    To flat tow your 2012 Ford Edge Limited you will need the following parts: Tow Bar and Safety Chains - Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar item # RM-520 and item # RM-643 Replacement Quick Disconnect Crossbar Assembly for Roadmaster Motorhome Mounted Tow Bars item # 910021-00 Base Plate Kit - Without Adaptive Cruise Control - Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit item # 4408-1 - with Adaptive Cruise Control - Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit item # 524426-1 Wiring Harness...
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  • Is Supplemental Brake System Required When Flat-Towing 2014 Ford Edge
    A supplemental brake system is one of the five items you need when flat towing any vehicle. The brake system I recommend is the Stay-IN-Play DUO # SM99251. It's one of the easiest systems to use after the initial install. You just flip a switch to activate it. If you do not have all of the equipment needed to flat-tow your Edge I will make some recommendations for you. For base plates I recommend part # 4408-1 if your vehicle does not have EcoBoost and does not have Adaptive Cruise...
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  • Wiring and Other Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Ford Edge
    We carry several lighting options for the 2013 Ford Edge. I have included a link to them for you to view. A brake light relay may be required depending on the system you choose. A kit that bypasses the vehicle wiring like a magnetic kit # RM-2120 will not require a brake light relay. Any other system will require the brake light relay # RM-88400. You will also want to consult the vehicle owners manual for additional information on flat towing the vehicle. In the research I did I found...
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  • Parts Recommendation to Flat Tow a 2014 Ford Edge
    I checked the owners manual for your 2014 Ford Edge and under the recreational towing section there was no mention of needing to pull a fuse. Because of that I would not recommend you install the Roadmaster Fusemaster you have or pull any fuses. To flat tow your vehicle you will need to first start with a base plate kit. If you have adaptive cruise control you would want the part # 524426-1, without adaptive cruise control you would want part # 4408-1. In addition to the base plates,...
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  • How to Get Replacement Arms for Roadmaster Base Plates on 2012 Ford Edge
    You can get replacement arms for the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit # 524426-1 on your 2012 Ford Edge with the Roadmaster Replacement Arms for Base Plate Kits # RM-ARMS. There will be a link titled "Installation Details" on the product page which you have to click on that will allow you to order the new arms. As for the tow bar you mentioned, the correct part is the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520. I'm not sure what other parts you were referring to by "tow bar package" but apart...
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  • Are Roadmaster EZ Style Base Plates Compatible with a Roadmaster Eagle 5000 Tow Bar 2011 Ford Edge
    First, you will want to consult the vehicle owners manual to determine if the vehicle can be towed and if there are any specific requirements to do so. I spoke with my contact at Roadmaster and he confirmed that the EZ base plates, # 524426-1, are compatible with the Eagle 5000 tow bar. The base plates will fit a 2011 Ford Edge with adaptive cruise control but not if it is an Eco Boost model. The tow bar is also compatible with Roadmaster High-Low adapters like # RM-048-4. In addition...
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  • Best Parts for Flat Towing a 2013 Ford Edge AWD V6 Without Adaptive Cruise Control
    Here are the parts I recommend installing to flat tow your 2013 Ford Edge: - Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX2628 - Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates # RM-677 - Hopkins Custom Wiring Kit # HM56001 - Charge Line Kit # RM-156-25 - Brake-Lite Relay Kit # RM-88400 - Brake System # DM86VR (motorhome hydraulic brakes) OR # DM26VR (motorhome air brakes) - High-Low Adapter (see attached article - bracket height is 26-1/2" for base plate kit) This combination of...
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  • Quick Connect Base Plate System and Parts Needed For Flat Towing a 2013 Ford Edge
    Currently Roadmaster only make 2 crossbar style base plates for your 2013 Ford Edge. The Base Plate # 4408-1 is for non-ecoboost models without adaptive cruise control, while the Base Plate # 524426-1 is for non-ecoboost models with adaptive cruise control. Both of these will require a Crossbar Assembly # 910021-00 to connect to the Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar # RM-676. You can use the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX2628 to attach to the Roadmaster Nighthawk All...
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