Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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  • Roadmaster
  • Removable Draw Bars
  • Hitch Pin Attachment
The crossbar-style hidden brackets attach to your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar. The visible portions of the brackets can be removed when you are not towing. Call 800-298-8924 to order Roadmaster base plates part number 711-4 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 - 711-4

The crossbar-style hidden brackets attach to your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar. The visible portions of the brackets can be removed when you are not towing.


Features:

  • Hidden bracket design - drawbars are easily removable via 2 pins
    • Improved aesthetics compared with standard brackets
  • 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


The square drawbars, or front arms, on the crossbar-style base plate kit are simple to mount and remove, easily securing with hitch pins. 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.



711-4 Road Master XL Base Plate Kit



711-4 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 711-4 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

1990 - 2003 Mazda Miata

2004 - 2005 Mazda Miata excluding Mazdaspeed





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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - 711-4

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (512 Customer Reviews)

The crossbar-style hidden brackets attach to your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar. The visible portions of the brackets can be removed when you are not towing.

- 711-4
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1997 Mazda Miata

I just got done with the installation. Overall it was fairly straightforward, however it would have been nice if they had included pictures in the instructions. The larger bolts in the kit could have a more beveled tip like the factory bolts. This would make it much easier to get the bolts started in the holes. The photo attached is of the factory bolt for reference. Shipping was very quick, only took a few days. Price seems pretty high for these base plates. I purchased them for $360 and was even able to find a 5% off coupon online by using google. 658076



- 711-4
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1997 Ford Expedition

I used to tow our dinghy, a cherry 1997 Miata, with a car dolly; finally realized it was a case of overkill. The dolly is over half the weight of the car and wider than the motor home! On our last expedition to the Canadian Rockies, I got to talking with a fellow camper who told me how cool and easy it was to tow his dinghy with tow bars. Now, for the tow bar conversion: Removing the Miata's fascia, radiator air scoop and bottom engine cover is not difficult, as the fasteners are relatively easy to get to. After removing (and discarding) the two tie-down loops and discarding the four screws holding the front anti-sway bar, the installation of the base plates is straight-forward (it fits into those holes - who knew?). The fit of the kit to the car's frame is precise, with plenty of adjustment space, if needed. The only fabrication required is removal of some material from the air scoop where it comes into contact with the installed base plates. Reinstalling the fascia, I "shoe-horned" it over the base plate, with the help of silicon spray. Fortunately, the fascia is very flexible. Unless you look for them, the base plate receivers are not a prominent feature of the front end. 239008



- 711-4
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1990 Miata! Great kit! Make sure you start all the books before tightening any one bolt! Towed the car from NJ to AZ and back with no troubles at all. All bolts started tight! 584609



- 711-4
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2003 Mazda Miata

worked great sold car now i need a new and will call etrailer... 355381



- 711-4
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Mazda Miata

These are good roadmaster base plates for a Miata. Two things. They should use larger cotter pins for securing the removable plates. I'd recommend replacing the ones included by roadmaster. Secondly, on at least a Miata, leave the base plates installed unless you are not going to use them for a long time. They are almost impossible to remove. 269548



- 711-4
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2007 Nissan Frontier

As usual, very prompt service and exactly what I needed. Never gone wrong with etrailer.com! 220696


Comments

GREAT! Never a problem

G.B. - 08/20/2016

20414

- 711-4
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1995 Mazda Miata

Installed easily,pulls great with older hitch. Right side receiver is cocked some even though it is bolted tight against frame.must have slipped in jig while being welded. 201551



- 711-4
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1995 Mazda Miata

Could not have been easier to review product, order, and receive promptly. Product arrived complete and instructions look straightforward. Anxious to install and make it happen. 160389



- 711-4
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1997 Mazda Miata

The Roadmaster XL base plate kit fit my car very well and I didn't have to cut my front facia. It is a pretty simple installation compared to other make/models. We pulled the car a few thousand miles so far and it works great. Shipping was excellent from e-trailer. I would definitely buy from them again! Thanks 145941



- 711-4
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Roadmaster

Well made parts, complete kit. But this isn't about Roadmaster as they did not treat me well in direct contact. This review is for Etrailer who served me perfectly. They had what I needed when nobody else did. They were a pleasure to deal with and shipped quickly (for free). For great result purchase from Dana at ext 371. 145140



- 711-4
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Great customer service and timely shipping of my order 130669



- 711-4
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2002 Mazda Miata

the product is excellent cuz my wife did not want the hitch connector to show on our Miata. we can remove the bracket when not towing by removing two hitch pins.....thanks so much!! delivery was here when promised... 95529



- 711-4
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1994 Mazda Miata

Nicely made parts.The bracket that that extends to the sway bar mount is welded a little close to one of the bolt holes. With the hex head bolts supplied i could barely get a socket on it.I wound up breaking one of the blind nuts inside of the frame loose,this was difficult to fix. I used 2 allen socket head bolts 10mmx1.25 to remedy the clearance problems. Maybe this will save someone else the same trouble. 58714



- 199-5
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


I purchased these for my new toad . I had purchased the entire towing system for my toad through etrailer I totaled my toad Sept 2018. I had to replace the 199-5 unit that bolts up to the frame of my new toad. This was the second time dealing with etrailer. Fast frendly quick service. Quality products and the sales representatives are extremely knowledgeable of all the products that they offer for your needs. I would rate etrailer Service, Sales dept and shipping dept A++. If you DEMAND Quality products and a sales representative that is extremely knowledge of all your needs. You can't go wrong with etrailer. Best Regards Ray 639676



- 4410-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


It was easy to install. It took me about two hours. 574848



- 1419-7
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Nice unit. Fairly easy to install. Had no problems last trip, loading up for another in two weeks. 360542



- 1411-2
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


I ordered the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit - 1411-2 from etrailer and got them in record time. Could not have gotten better service. Thank You ETRAILER 29139



- 3121-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Had my local favorite mechanic install these and since it was the first time for him, took a little extra time (and he had to buy the special drill bit), but they work fine and fit the crossbar just fine. 330523



- 477-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


I haven't seen the product yet as I am out of town but the people at etrailer have been really great. Prompt,helping to get us the product safely abd saving us money. 434987



- 3151-1A
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Great product! Other than a few minor difference between the Saturn and the Captiva the instructions were great. Only took about 3.5 hours to install. Thanks etrailer! 189041



- 1018-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


The tow bar adapter kit came late as it had to be ordered from the factory which was not really a problem as I was gone on vacation, but a representative from etrailer was in contact with me keeping me informed. The item fit perfect and had really good instructions went on with out a problem and is very sturdy and well built. would buy from them again 259700



- 477-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


product just arrived , prompt so thats excellent. sure would be nice if it had a decent set of intructions with it. sure is solid and sturdy construction so well done for that . i tried to get intructions (pdf file) but nothing popped up. 384285



- 3121-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


I purchased the Roadmaster Base Plate for our 06 Saturn Vue. The base plate fit exactly as described. Was not to hard to install. I did my self to save money. The hardest part of the job was the removal of the front air dam and cutting out the access holes for the bars, Still not to bad if you have mechanical skills. The staff at e-trailer was very helpful and answered any questions that I had. It was delivered very quickly as stated and arrived on time. If you are considering this type of project I would highly recommend e-trailer. 262472


Comments

very good

Dean K - 06/18/2017

25102

- 1424-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Would have been 5 stars except for price - yikes! But it appears to be plenty sturdy. Removing the old bolts was by far the hardest part of the installation. I can't blame the new part for that. As can be seen in the pictures the pasenger side bumper trim piece interferes a bit with the plate. I believe I can trim the facia for a better fit. Also note the slotted opening on the passenger side. It installs easily, but when the tow bar plate is installed, this needs to be loosened and pursuaded into a better position. I appreciate etrailer's help in getting the right part. 192683



- 1420-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


I have mounted four different Roadmaster brackets in the passed but this model had some serious problems. The drivers side bracket attached to my 2001 Jeep TJ very easily per the instructions. The passenger side bracket on the other hand had serious engineering deficiencies. None of the mounting holes matched up to the vehicle frame. Two of the bracket holes needed to be enlarged to engage. The back hole was very difficult aligning the inside required drilled hole with the outside slotted opening. Near impossible to enlarge a slotted frame opening. May be fine for a fully equipped shop with all the tools required but not so much for the home mechanic. I'd still recommend these brackets but know what your getting into. 452768



- 1419-7
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


High quality materials Precise fit in a very tight space 6-8 hour install No jacking or vehicle raising required. Fast delivery Good price 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 234588



- 3141-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Install pics 478286



- 474-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Good information and prompt shipping. Base plate is solid and install and use instructions are excellent. Be warned that product install is drill two holes and install 3 bolts, BUT the entire front panel has to be removed and replaced. Not difficult, but time-consuming. Seat bracket is solid and install and use instructions are excellent. Brakemaster kit is good quality, but instructions are not as good as most Roadmaster products. Instructions for air line install are especially weak. 167660


Comments

Great with no problems. Connect and disconnect very quick and easy. Thanks.

Gordon - 01/08/2016

16372

- 1142-3
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


I needed to set up our 1998 Toyota RAV4 for dinghy towing. Etrailer.com had everything I needed. The Roadmaster 1142-3 base plates fit as designed and were fairly easy to install, the only body modification needed was trimming the splash pans around the engine for the ends of the mounts. I had to point them out to my wife after installation, they are very discreet when not in use. The Roadmaster 910021-00 QD towbar assembly will make connecting to our RV a breeze, and the RM-98100 second vehicle kit had all the connectors and tubing to install my Brakemaster and BrakeAway cylinders. The long leads on the HM20014 breakaway switch meant I needed fewer wire connectors, and the FA80-01-2160 coiled cable will provide a more finished look when not towing the Toy. I decided to not complicate my life any more than necessary, and selected the EZT20B tow light kit instead of a magnetic kit due to the convertible top on our RAV4. The customer service people at etrailer.com were quick to answer my questions about wiring options, kept me informed when I had a delay, and the shipping/delivery times were unbelievable. Here in Wisconsin I received my orders in TWO DAYS! 233399



- 1444-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Great service and FAST delivery.... Recieved all parts ordered in just 4 1/2 days....Awsome Co.. Would definately use them again.... 376850



- 1444-3
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


The baseplate was easiest to install following the directions. I have gone on too long trips telling my jeep with no problems. I wish they made covers for it when not using it to tow. 573892



- 913-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


This was a fantastic addition to our TOAD. 03 Subie Forester (manual). Install was simple and only took an hour. The hookup are simple, robust and provide confidence in towing. Well worth the purchase and I highly recommend Roadmaster products to others. 484479


Comments

Still able to tug my dinghy as it was a year ago!!!

George - 03/13/2019

50475

- 915-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


First off it wasn't a "5 minute job". Took me probably 3.5 hours or so on my back in the garage, but I took my time especially with the cutting/trimming of the lower valance on the front bumper. I did not want to cut too much & have big gaping holes in the bumper. All in all it went well. To cut & trim the bumper I simply used a bare hack saw blade, Dremel tool, file & razor knife The picture in the instructions of where to cut a hole at the back of the fog light recess is a little puzzling until you get the light out & locate the tie-down bracket bolt that needs to be removed. You'll need to make the hole larger because the replacement bolt has a 17mm head on it instead of the stock 14mm hex head. Wasn't real happy about how much they had me hack off the panel under the engine. Probably should have looked that on my own rather than use their crudely drawn lines in the picture. I was able to drill the 1/2" hole for the 5 1/2" long rear bolt with a regular length drill bit. Just drill as straight as you can using the little square hole in the frame rail as your guide. It seemed to take forever to get to the required torque of 56 '/lbs on the long bolts. I suspect that's because the frame rail actually crushes a little bit. I want to point out 1 drawback to the brackets that I noticed. If you're using a tow bar that has a cross plate between the 2 bracket bar inserts (like I am), you can not pull the removable inserts out with the cross bracket attached. They're NOT parallel to one another, so when you're home & no longer in "tow mode" you'll have to unbolt one side in order to remove the bars. Otherwise a well made product. Haven't actually towed the car yet though. 180908



- 1424-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Fit right up!! 77677


Comments

So far the plates are working great, it is an easy attachment for the tow bar and nothing gets in the way at all. Thanks again for the brackets..

Scott P - 04/24/2014

3732
Comments

Scott, I have rock bumper like you have in the picture. Did you use the 1424-1 Road Master XL Base Plate? Was this very hard to install? Thanks for any information. Rich.

-- comment by: Rich A - 06/07/2014

4723

- 1425-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Installed the unit myself on a 2004 Grand Cherokee Laredo. Watched videos and reviewed instructions, took my time. Finished in one evening. Works great and I would highly recommend it. 572929



- 199-10
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


I have used these people a couple times and this time I messed up and ordered the wrong part. Meghan was so helpful. She did just what I expected. I will use them again 572347



- 1545-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Installation instructions were superb. Tow bar easy to attach. 81491


Comments

I dont have the car that I bought the base plate for, however, I bought a new Honda CR-V and had a Road Master base plate put on it and it is really working out great.

Mel W - 05/23/2014

4399

- 1541-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


I installed this baseplate on my 2003 Honda CRV myself. It was a challenge for an inexperienced mechanic but successful in spite of that. Following the clear instructions, the unit fit well into the CRV chassis. Installing it myself has also given me confidence in towing that I may not have had by giving that task to someone else. I wired the CRV and RV 6 way and 7 way connectors including power to charge the CRV's battery while towing. After towing the car for several thousand miles, I am very satisfied with the base plate, tow bar, and installation. 679192



- RM-3176-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Do you have inserts for the front recei vers? 674960


Comments

We certainly do! Theyre available as part # RM-200-5
RoadMaster Black Receiver Inserts for XL and MX Brackets
$22.50
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-- Mike L - 07/27/2019

58289

- 1188-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


This is a solid and perfect fitting bracket for my car that insures safe towing. 674486



- 4414-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Although it has taken me several weeks to install on my Ford Escape XLT, it actually arrived very quickly.. If you have minimal skills like I do, you can still install this yourself. It took me about 6 hours. The only glitches I found in the directions was the location of the ambient temperature sensor and the need to cut down part of the air foil. Due to the location of the sensor, I did not need to do anything with it and it was not necessary to make any cuts. Neither caused me any distress. The biggest challenge was having to enlarge a couple of holes and " fish" bolts through them due to the lack of welded nuts as indicated in the directions. If you lack the tools and/or know how to do these jobs, it might be better to have someone install it for you. 673102



- 1158-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Great ordering experience. 668383



- 3122-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Best fitting I found. 667097



- 1427-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Very easy to install!! 667083



- 4401-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


We are totally satisfied with this base plate Haven't had any issues we have towed 10,000 Miles. The installation instructions need to be refined for easier installiton. A little confusing at midpoint. Great equipment. 666642



- 3141-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Great product, great service! Very happy with our purchase! 663680



- 1550-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


The box that the base plate came in looked like it was in a war zone! All parts were in tact nothing missing. not even the paint was scratched. Delivery was quick. Looks like I have my work cutout for me this weekend. Thanks again Michelle, for the help with my order. 663534



- 1007-2
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Product fit perfectly. We are grateful to etrailer.com for having the part available! 660319



- 3138-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Item is not a good design, it hangs to low an hits curbs, speed bumps going up and down driveways. 656167


Comments

The placement of the front frame members and bumper dictate where the base plate assembly mounts, so there wasnt really any other good way to place the base plates. If they were placed above the front bumper, they would have been to high to reliably connect to a tow bar.

-- Mike L - 06/12/2019

56503

- 1430-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


etrailer has been so good to work with! The base plates worked perfectly! 653477


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  • In addition to the Tow Ready Tow Bar # 63180 referenced in your question, you will also need a base plate kit, safety cables, a lighting solution, a supplemental braking system, and likely a high-low adapter. I also highly recommend taking a look at the owner's manual for your vehicle to check on any guidelines or restrictions when it comes to towing it with all four wheels on the ground. When using the Tow Ready Tow Bar, you will indeed need a 2 inch hitch ball like # A-90 on your...
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  • Is the StowMaster Tow Bar Compatible with Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit on a 2001 Mazda Miata
  • Yes, the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit # 711-4 for your 2001 Mazda Miata is compatible with both the 2" Hitch Ball # RM-501 and 2-5/16" Hitch Ball # RM-504 versions of the StowMaster tow bar. I reached out to my contact at Roadmaster who did say that it will fit but he is afraid that you will be putting too much weight at the front of your Miata since the tow bar stows there. He recommended going with a motorhome mounted tow bar like the Falcon 2 # RM-520 instead since it stores...
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  • What Parts And Accessories Do I Need To Flat-Tow 1990 Mazda Miata MX-5 Behind 2001 Winnebago Brave
  • To flat-tow your 1990 Mazda Miata MX-5 behind your 2001 Winnebago Brave, you will need base plates, tow bar, safety cables, vehicle wiring or lights, and a supplemental braking system. For a base plate kit, you will need Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, part # 711-4. The XL Base Plate Kit features removable draw bars, so when you are not towing your Miata, the base plate brackets are less visible. For a tow bar, I would recommend the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar, part # RM-520. The Falcon...
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  • Base Plate Kit and Recommended Setup to Flat Tow a 1994 Mazda Miata
  • Yes, both the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit # 711-4 and the Classic Base Plate Kit # 711-2 for your 1994 Mazda Miata are compatible with all Roadmaster tow bars. I recommend going with the XL # 711-4 because it has removable draw bars which will give you more of an OEM look when you are not flat towing it. Keep in mind that aside from the base plate kit you will need the tow bar, safety cables, vehicle tow bar wiring, a supplemental braking system, and possibly a high-low adapter. One...
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  • Will Roadmaster Base Plate to Tow Ready Towbar Adapter Fit 711-4 XL Base Plates
  • Roadmaster replacement crossbar/adapter # RM-025 will fit the XL base plates you have, # 711-4. But in order to make the XL arms easily removable with this bar you will also need Quick-Disconnects # RM-201. I took some measurements of the bar and have included a picture showing them. The distance from the center between 1 set of tabs and the center of the other set is 30-5/8 inches.
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  • Base Plates and Accessories to Flat Tow 1991 Mazda Miata with Pace Arrow 37C
  • Assuming that you're using a Blue Ox tow bar, the parts you've mentioned would all be compatible. The # EZT20B lighting system would work well for your application. You'd also need safety cables like part # RM-649 if you don't have them already. Most states also require that the flat towed vehicle be equipped with a supplemental braking system, like the Delta Force # SM99242. I'll link you to some articles about flat towing that you might find helpful.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1994 Mazda Miata
  • For your 1994 Mazda Miata you will need to purchase the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, item # 711-4. 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 2, # RM-520. 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 # EZT20B, and not have to worry about cutting...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 1990 Mazda Miata
  • The first thing you need to flat to your 1990 Mazda Miata is a base plate kit which attaches to the frame of the vehicle and provides a connection for a tow bar to flat tow it. For that you'd need the part # 711-4 which is a confirmed fit. 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 Terrain, # RM-522. This has non-binding arms...
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  • Will Roadmaster Base Plate Kit 711-4 Fit a 1994 Mazda Miata
  • Yes, the Roadmaster base plate kit part # 711-4 is a confirmed fit for your 1994 Mazda Miata. 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 2, # RM-520. 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...
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