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Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # RM-3177-3
Our Price: $449.90
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Designed specifically for heavy-duty applications, direct-connect brackets install onto your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for a motor-home-mounted tow bar. Front arms are easily removable when not in use. 1-636-306-4830 to order Roadmaster base plates part number RM-3177-3 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms. Base Plates reviews from real customers.
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Roadmaster Base Plates - RM-3177-3

  • Removable Drawbars
  • Roadmaster
  • Hitch Pin Attachment

Designed specifically for heavy-duty applications, direct-connect brackets install onto your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for a motor-home-mounted tow bar. Front arms are easily removable when not in use.


Features:

  • Hidden bracket design - drawbars are easily removable via 2 pins
  • 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 these 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
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


Note: Direct-connect base 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 direct-connect base plates. These cables connect to an anchor plate on the Quick Disconnect crossbar, which will not be present when you are using these base plates.


The drawbars, or front arms, on the direct-connect base plate kit are simple to mount and remove, easily securing with 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.



3177-3 Road Master MX Base Plate Kit

Installation Details RM-3177-3 Installation instructions

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Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - RM-3177-3

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (293 Customer Reviews)

Designed specifically for heavy-duty applications, direct-connect brackets install onto your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for a motor-home-mounted tow bar. Front arms are easily removable when not in use.

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2018 GMC Sierra 1500

You guys covered all the bases regarding video details and shipping was awesome!




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May be somewhat of an overkill on mounting brackets. But for sure not breaking away from vehicle. Work great. No problems.




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2018 GMC Sierra

I recently purchased a 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 that needs to be set up so that I can tow it behind my motor home. E-Trailer had the best price and their website was easy and efficient to use. This is the fourth vehicle that I've had to equip for towing and E-Trailer made the process a pleasure and I received the base plates in three days.
Thank you




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2014 GMC Sierra 1500

On time delivery, great products, professional service and very knowledgeable staff. I strongly recommend using etrailer for ur needs.




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works very good, thanks for helping on this.

Mike




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Excellent product, no issues after 1 year of towing.




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AMAZING PRODUCT WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND AND USE AGAIN




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2015 GMC Sierra 1500




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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


Excellent service -- ordered online afternoon of July 13; shipped same day and arrived two days later. etrailer video was helpful in outlining steps for installation - especially fascia removal prior to actual install. Installation took about 3 1/2 hours which includes fascia/grill removal and reinstall. Did need to secure additional fender clips to reinstall fascia - many broke during removal as almost 20 years old -- available aftermarket from Dorman. Order arrived correct with all parts/no damage. Fit was excellent. Will order from etrailer again




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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


Perfect fit for my 2008 Honda Element SC Automatic! There were questions of whether this model was flat towable or not? After researching the heck out of it, I took the chance and I use the Honda 2005 flat tow instructions from the owners manual of that year (there were no engine or tranny changes from 2005 to 2008 that I could see). Perfect! I've now towed my Element over 500 miles without issue. This baseplate and instructions are great. I already had the Roadmaster Falcon 2 tow bar. I use the invsibrake system for the toad brake and love that also.




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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


The baseplate went on with relative ease; However, I had to do some modifications accommodate the brush guard. The instructions stated that I needed to remove the brush guard. I was able to work around that, and fixed it so that I could leave the tow bar mounted when arriving at my location. I pull my Suburban behind a diesel pusher motorhome. It Pulls much easier that I thought it would. I don't advise anyone to try this unless they have access to a machine shop, and are ready to drill some holes. It has been in place for over a year and still works good.




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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


Every good quality and easy to install. So surface rust that I sanded and spray painted. Overall good product.




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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


Very easy install on my 2005 CR-V. It sit's nicely tucked into the grill. I did not have to any cutting. It makes your CR-V stronger by replacing a thin frame piece with strong steel crossmember.




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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


We mounted this base plate on our Honda CRV and went on a 5000 mile trip while towing our car. The base plate worked great and we had no issues. I really like the removable arm feature. It makes for a clean look when removed.




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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


The parts are correct but didn’t come in the oem packaging that uses styrofoam padding. They clanked around in the etrailer box and the powder is scratched up pretty bad.

Knowing how Roadmaster takes pride in their packaging to receiving them in this condition is pretty disappointing. There was not even paper wrapping them up. The cardboard box is in perfect shape.


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I see in your account that Customer Service is in contact with you. I am glad that we are helping with this issue.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 10/14/2021


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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


Easy installation. I watched the video a couple of times and read the PDF instructions before my order arrived. When my order arrived I verified that I had all of the parts and in an hour and a half the base plate was on and project completed. I didn't need to trim my grill at all and it looks great.




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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


The RM baseplates are quality American made products. The videos done by etrailer are done very well and enable most buyers to tackle the installation themselves. But MOST OF ALL, likely none of this would happen (purchase or installation) if it was not for all the timely, knowledgeable, courteous help and expertise from probably one of the very best customer focused companies one can find which instills buyer confidence ------- All Thanks to the folks at Etrailer.




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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


Received my order and it contained all parts required to install. Installation was a breeze because each part fit as it was suppose to per installtion instructions which were also very easy to understand. Will do more buisness with etrailer in the future!!




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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


Bought this item to tow my truck behind our motorhome. I am mechanically inclined with more than rudimentary hand tools.

I completed the installation on my suzuki equator. Everything was well made and fit as it should. This installation is not for a novice but is doable for the DIY enthusiast.

I have towed my truck on many trips with ease. This is so much quicker and easier than a tow dolly.

NO REGRETS !!




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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


Makes towing simple.
I once had to disconnect
to make a 7 point turn in my 40 foot RV.
Disconnect and reconnect took about 5 minutes total.
Installation only require I drill a total of two holes.

GMC's construction did require I remove the front bumper to remove the existing recovery hooks. Anyone that works on a GM will tell you that you need to drop the fuel tank to facilitate changing the windshield wipers (kidding...kind of.)

Total install time was about 3 hours by myself.




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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


Everything lined up nicely - no holes to ream out and no banging on stuff to make it fit. The paper instructions left me unsure about the placement of a bolt, but the video cleared it all up.

Our CR-V looks almost stock with the adapters removed. Good product! Entire installation took about two hours.


Comments
No worries. I install the tow bar and go.
Matt - 12/05/2021


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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


Another great product from etrailer. Arrived on time came with everything I needed. Had to trim a little more plastic trim than I expected but it’s all good. Took me about 3 hours including the wiring to the tail lights and breakaway switch for the brake buddy.


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Perfectly. Still operates and works as good as the day I installed it. Great product.
Rick - 07/06/2020


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Review from a similar MX in Base Plates


Even I could get installed. Took about 3 hours. It would have been shorter time if they said to cut plastic airfoil before you start instead of last directions.


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After a year of pulling my F 150 behind the motorhouse it still performs to my expectations. One reminder to anyone, remember to check bolts on towed vehicle.
Scott K - 07/22/2022

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