Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

Item # RM-296-2

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Designed specifically for heavy-duty applications, direct-connect brackets install onto your vehicle's frame to provide fixed attachment points for a motor-home-mounted tow bar. Call 800-298-8924 to order Roadmaster base plates part number RM-296-2 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms. Base Plates reviews from real customers.
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Roadmaster Base Plates - RM-296-2

  • Roadmaster
  • Fixed Draw Bars

Designed specifically for heavy-duty applications, direct-connect brackets install onto your vehicle's frame to provide fixed attachment points for a motor-home-mounted tow bar.


Features:

  • Fixed-bar design - front arms cannot be removed
  • Computer-cut, all-steel construction provides exceptional strength
  • Black powder coat finish is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Simple installation - no welding
    • Custom base plates ensure a perfect fit for your vehicle
  • No crossbar needed - faster hookup and sleeker appearance
    • Crossbar not required because direct-connect base plates are designed for strong, heavy-duty applications
  • Compatible with all Roadmaster tow bars that slide into trailer hitch receivers
  • Instructions and mounting hardware included
  • Made in the USA


bumper and fascia

Note: The lower fascia on your vehicle should resemble that pictured above.


Note: Direct-connect plates will work only with the Roadmaster tow bars that slide into a trailer hitch, such as the Sterling, Blackhawk, Blackhawk 2, Falcon and Falcon 2. These base plates will not work with tow bars that require a hitch ball.


Direct-connect brackets do not require a crossbar because of the heavy-duty nature of your vehicle's frame. Thus, installation is simplified, the hookup process is faster, and the total appearance is enhanced.


Note: The EZ Hook safety cables included with Roadmaster's Sterling tow bars will not work with these base plates. These cables connect to an anchor plate on the Quick Disconnect crossbar, which will not be present when you are using direct-connect base plates.



296-2 Road Master MS Base Plate Kit



RM-296-2 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RM-296-2 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2013 - 2018 Ram 3500

2013 - 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500 - excluding Power Wagon

2013 - 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500

2013 - 2018 Ram 2500 excluding Power Wagon





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Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms - RM-296-2

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (5 Customer Reviews)

Designed specifically for heavy-duty applications, direct-connect brackets install onto your vehicle's frame to provide fixed attachment points for a motor-home-mounted tow bar.

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Product came ahead of schedule Great! 501322



- 1437-3
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Review from a similar Roadmaster MS in Base Plates


Received these and they were well packaged and no damage even to the paint. Appears to be well made. I am impressed with the construction of these. Appear to be well engineered. Fit my Roadmaster tow arms perfectly. 603992



- 1437-3
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Review from a similar Roadmaster MS in Base Plates


I installed these a year ago and since have towed my Jeep a little of 2,000 miles. Perfect. No issues at all. 518614



- 280-5
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Review from a similar Roadmaster MS in Base Plates


excellent fit on my dodge very pleased with this product... 155437



- 267-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster MS in Base Plates


Product as described. 8081


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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Ram 2500 Behind RV
  • In order to flat tow your 2018 Ram 2500 behind an RV you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, a lighting solution, a supplemental braking system, and most likely a high-low adapter. I also recommend checking your truck's owner's manual for any restrictions or guidelines with it comes to flat towing the Ram. Starting with the base plate kit, I recommend the Roadmaster MS Base Plate Kit # RM-296-2. This kit is confirmed to fit your Ram 2500 and is specifically built for...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Ram 2500
  • The first thing you need to flat tow your 2018 Ram 2500 4x4 is the correct base plate kit which will give you the connection point for a tow bar to attach. For that we have the Roadmaster MS Base Plate Kit part # RM-296-2 which is a confirmed fit and would work well. This would work great with the tow bar part # RM-422 you referenced as well. 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,...
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  • Can 2014 Ram 3500 4 Wheel Drive be Flat Towed Behind RV
  • I did some checking and it looks like your 2014 Ram 3500 is flat towable as-is without any speed or distance restrictions as long as you follow the procedures outlined in the owners manual of your truck. First thing you'd need to flat tow your truck is a base plate kit like the Roadmaster # RM-296-2 which is a confirmed fit. Then for a tow bar rated for the weight of your truck we have the Roadmaster Blackhawk part # RM-422 which has a 10k capacity. For safety cables you can use...
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  • Recommended Components Needed For Flat-Towing 2016 Ram 2500 4x4 Diesel
  • I called my contact at Roadmaster and there are no base plates designed to work with your StowMaster tow bar available. The weight capacity of the StowMaster is just too low to use with your truck. In order to flat-tow your Ram 2500, you would need the Roadmaster MS Base Plate Kit, part # RM-296-2. You would then need to upgrade your tow bar to the RoadMaster Blackhawk 2 All Terrain Tow Bar, part # RM-422. This tow bar will work with the base plates I mentioned and it has a 10,000-lb...
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  • Can a 4 Wheel Drive 2014 Ram 3500 be Flat Towed Behind RV
  • The final authority on whether a vehicle can be flat towed or not is the owners manual. I was able to pull up the owners manual of your vehicle and found that you can flat tow the 4WD versions of the 2014 RAM 3500 if you follow their recommended procedures. Automatic transmission in PARK, transfer case in neutral. Manual transmission in GEAR, transfer case in neutral. For a base plate kit you'd then want the part # RM-296-2 which is a confirmed fit for your truck. Then for a tow bar...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Dodge Ram Behind a Motor Home
  • To flat tow a vehicle you will need at least 5 items: base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, lighting solution, and supplemental braking. Starting with the base plates the proper ones are going to depend on some specific information about your truck. If your Ram is a 1500 but not a Sport or Express you can use Blue Ox base plates # BX1986 or Roadmaster base plates # 52289-1. If your Ram is a 1500 Sport or Express you can use Blue Ox base plates # BX2409 or Roadmaster base plates #...
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