Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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  • Roadmaster
  • Removable Draw Bars
  • Twist Lock Attachment
Roadmaster's crossbar-style brackets provide attachment points for the quick-disconnect crossbar on your tow bar. Twist-lock arms are virtually invisible, easy to mount, and simple to remove. Installs on your vehicle's frame. Call 800-298-8924 to order Roadmaster base plates part number RM-521424-4 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 - RM-521424-4

Roadmaster's crossbar-style brackets provide attachment points for the quick-disconnect crossbar on your tow bar. Twist-lock arms are virtually invisible, easy to mount, and simple to remove. Installs on your vehicle's frame.


Features:

  • Crossbar-style brackets provide attachment points for your car- or motorhome-mounted tow bar
    • Compatible with Quick Disconnects and all Roadmaster tow bars
    • Required if you have a Sterling tow bar
  • Hidden bracket design provides improved aesthetics compared with standard brackets
    • These brackets sit far for a supremely clean look
  • Twistlock drawbars attach and remove quickly and easily
    • Arms click to lock in place in brackets
    • Built-in pull rings let you unlock arms so you can twist and remove them
  • 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
  • Instructions and mounting hardware included
  • Made in the USA


The drawbars, or front arms, on the crossbar-style 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.



521424-4 Road Master Cross Bar Style Quick Disconnect EZ-4 Twist Lock Base Plate Kit



RM-521424-4 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RM-521424-4 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

1997 - 2006 Jeep TJ Double tube bumper

1997 - 2006 Jeep Wrangler Double tube bumper

1997 - 2006 Jeep TJ standard bumper

1997 - 2006 Jeep Wrangler standard bumper





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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - RM-521424-4

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (326 Customer Reviews)

Roadmaster's crossbar-style brackets provide attachment points for the quick-disconnect crossbar on your tow bar. Twist-lock arms are virtually invisible, easy to mount, and simple to remove. Installs on your vehicle's frame.

- RM-521424-4
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2001 Jeep Wrangler

well I finally put my tow bar base plate on. I'm 82 years old so I had my doubts as to weather I could do this so I checked out a location that could have one this job for me but they wanted a hundred and fifteen dollars an hour labor so I said to hell with that . I looked at the directions that you sent with the Base Plate and said to myself, I can do this. Well I did it. Your instructions were dead on and I had no problem at all, In fact I hade a little fun doing it. Thanks a lot It's going to be great. 486722


Comments

Its going great

Neal - 03/20/2019

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- RM-521424-4
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1997 Jeep TJ

This base plate bolted up quickly to my 1997 Jeep TJ. Instructions were simple and truly made it easy. No problems after a year of installation, close to 4000 miles of towing. 573476



- RM-521424-4
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2004 Jeep Wrangler

I am not quick to review a product, it's been over a year since I purchased and install this hitch. After using this for a year, I found this to be excellent. Absolutely no problems. My wife and I installed it with no problems at all,,, easy to do. The videos was detailed, letting feel comfortable in doing the job. Sadly, selling the vehicle,, now we don't have it any longer. However,,, With our new vehicle, I am again going to purchase from this same company. This fit our 2004 Jeep Wrangler X 658388



- RM-521424-4
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2019 Chevrolet Equinox

The Jeep project went very well everything fit great and worked well. I really love Roadmaster products and quality and your company is the best place to purchase them. I sold the Jeep and replaced it with a new 2019 Chevy Equinox 2.0 L AWD and just purchased and installed the following items from you and installed them, RM-156-25 & RM-156-75 Battery Charge Line Kit, RM-146-7 Flex Coil Kit, RM-523193-4 EZ4 Plate Kit, RM-88333 Custom Seat Adapter, RM-751489 Stop Light Switch Kit and a RM-98160 Second Vehicle Brake Kit w/brakeaway. All these parts were in stock and arrived quickly and normal with you people, I really enjoy the o-line vidios as I do all my own installs. Thank you so much for your great service. I will attach pictures of my install, you will see how I was able to fab a bracket and attach it to the existing mount on the base plate to mount the brakeaway switch and the air connection for the brake system. I also fabricated a tail light bar as I didn't want to use mag-lights or splice into the factory lights and bulbs installed into the lights would not work as the factory brake lights will come on when the brake system is applyed and the turn siginals would not be visable. Thanks for all you do, I would and do recommend you people to everyone who needs your products. Rob 598765



- RM-521424-4
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1998 Jeep Wrangler

Received it on time. Very easy to install, mounts up and out of the way, just make sure you have a sharp drill bit. Great product 583559



- RM-521424-4
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2005 Jeep TJ

great fit easy install .Best service ev er. 557727



- RM-521424-4
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Shipped fast. EZ install Haven't used yet 435683



- RM-521424-4
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1998 Jeep Wrangler

Good complete kit. Took about 4 hrs to do. Hardest part was drilling the three holes. Shipping was extremely fast. Ordered on Monday and arrived on Wednesday. Great company. 434853



- RM-521424-4
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2005 Jeep Wrangler

The base plate was as described, very good quality product. Install was easy, instructions were easy to follow. I had to call during install to clear up a question, they did not have the answer but called roadmaster while I waited on the phone and got me an answer. Very pleased with product, service and follow through. 373985



- RM-521424-4
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Thanks for your help Troy...Fits perfect 325024



- RM-521448-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


All was delivered and I have installed it. Only thing wrong with the RM-521448-4 Roadmaster Crossbar-Style base plate kit was that one of the 1-*1/2" x 3"threaded backing plate would not tighten down. Had to toss it and put in heavy duty washer and Nut and tighten it down. Otherwise great product and easy to install. 658514



- RM-523182-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Great product with good directions to peel back the "plastic" front end parts to reach where they mount. Plus etrailer staff backup to answer any questions that may come up. 429596



- RM-523182-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Bought the base plate for my new 2016 GMC Canyon. Installed it myself, went real well. 316743


Comments

Great, no issues

Wayne R - 11/15/2017

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- RM-521448-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


I’ve towed my Jeep Wrangler, using this base plate and Roadmaster Falcon 2 tow bar, over 5000 miles and it has performed flawlessly. 572901



- RM-523182-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


I have ordered many products from etrailer and their customer service is 12 on a scale of 1 to 10. I ordered my products on the weekend and they were delivered on a Wed. I also later found cheaper prices on a few of the items and submitted the info for the 110% lower price guarantee and received the refund within a few hours. These folks are just plain great! 450640



- RM-523182-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


This was my 4th install of a RM base plate. Armed with several variants of written and video instructions we carefully started disassembling a new truck... Like the others base plates, everything fit. I have a 2018 GMC Canyon Denali 4x4 and the instructions were for a Chevy Colorado/Canyon/ZR2 and were off a bit. The GMC Denali install seems to be closer to the Chevy ZR2. In a few cases the trim fasteners and locations differed but all in all, reasonably similiar. Some differences: I did not have to remove the air dam. The fascia was notched at the bottom. Criticism: The width of vertical receiver plate introduced a gap between the 45 degree bumper core end brace and the truck frame. I might weld or bolt a shim to compensate. 579349



- RM-523160-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Received product in very quickly. My son & I installed it on 2015 Equinox only took about 2 & a half hour with no problems. Great directions & videos. 474667



- RM-521559-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


The instructions were good and the passenger side of the base plate fit perfectly, but the driver's side did not. Had to 'drill out' the holes on the top and the inside, because the pre drilled holes we off about 1/8 inch. This misfit resulted in a lot longer to complete the project. 58787



- RM-523184-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


I installed the trailer hitch first and it was quite simple, total time about 1 hour. Next I installed the EZ4 base plate kit on our 2017 GMC Terrain, a little bit more difficult, but the step by step video made the whole process much simpler, in fact, I kept my laptop in the garage while I was doing the installation and stopped/started as it did the work. I can't thank you enough for the video clips, they are a tremendous help. We will be leaving in a week or so, can't wait to try it out. 515670



- RM-521448-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


I purchased this EZ4 base plate to work in conjunction with the Falcon2 tow bar. It fit perfectly on my Wrangler Unlimited, and is tucked mostly out of site when not used. The two baseplate arms bolted to the cross bar of the Falcon2 are easily removed and stored away when not in use. Installation because of the weight and tight fit to the Wrangler frame, was found to be much easier with two people. 554274



- RM-521559-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


What a great company to do business with. I was going to have my Son do the install but with the help from the Pro’s at etrailers I did it my self with no problem. I take my Hat off to, Michael H, Nicole, and Amy who gave me advice and answered all my questions. Thanks again 59196



- RM-521567-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Works very well on my 2012 Honda CRV. However, the wiring holder is obtrusive so I cut it off and used an alternative mounting method fo the wiring. Medium difficulty to install, but if you're handy and have the correct tools, it takes a couple of hours or so. Be sure to also buy the rubber inserts for looks and protection when not being towed. 334883



- RM-523162-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


THE SALES PEOPLE @ ETRAILE ARE GREAT TO WORK WITH. THE SUPPORT I NEEDED TO INSTALL THE BASE PLATES WAS OUTSTANDING. THANK YOU, DOUG. 109509


Comments

Doug, just purchased a 2014 Cadillac srx 4 looking for base plates which you have. Now I have a roadmaster falcon tow bar that I tow my jeep wrangler with, will I have to change anything besides the new base plates to tow the SRX ???

-- comment by: Henry R - 06/05/2014

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I have checked with our contacts at Roadmaster and in addition to the EZ Base Plate kit that is confirmed as a fit for your 2014 Cadillac SRX, you will need a set of the Quick disconnect plates # RM-222
Roadmaster Tow Bar Quick Disconnects - Car Side Only
$44.95
to connect with your Falcon Tow Bar. These will mount to your Cadillac base plate and will connect to your Falcon Tow Bar crossbar. These quick disconnects will allow you to easily change from towing your Jeep to your Cadillac. In addition to your tow bar and base plates, please make sure that you have all the necessary components needed for a complete flat towing system for your Cadillac like: safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. Depending on how you have things set up for your Jeep you maybe able to transfer all of these components to your Cadillac.

-- Rachael H - 6/9/2014

Comments

You would not even know that the car was behind our motorhome. I am very pleased with the help I received. Thank you, Doug.

DOUG - 12/08/2014

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- RM-523182-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Product is high quality. George J kept me informed of the progress of my order my order was easy to track. I am very pleased with my purchase at an excellent price. Thank you etrailer for your excellent service and dependability 355612



- RM-521567-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Called other supplier who wasn't aware of Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit. Went to etrailer.com and immediately found the Roadmaster EZ4 base plate listed on the etrailer.com web site. Called etrailer to confirm. Customer service representative was very courteous and knowledgeable of Roadmaster products. Placed order and received it promptly. 144060



- RM-521440-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Product installed easily hardest part was finding drill sharp enough to drill holes. Took about 4 hrs at a 75 year olds pace. Looks nice and fit my existing tow bar with no problems. You may want to remind buyers they need a plastic pop rivet tool, not easy to find in local auto stores. I took advantage of my friend who owns a body shop, it took 2 minutes. 444111


Comments

Still towing my car works great. Very satisfied only problem I had was my wife panicked when she saw front of car on lawn while I installed brackets.

Bill F - 10/19/2018

44806

- RM-522114-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Excellent service and product. Purchased a tow bar bracket for a new Kia Soul. The instructions were easy to follow and the bar fit the car without having to modify anything...I have towed the car several times, and the connection to the tow bar is easy... 357476


Comments

Worked fine, have since sold vehicle

Alan - 03/23/2018

36356

- RM-523182-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


We purchased this item on a Friday and it went on sale on Sunday. This company is excellent to deal with. They credited my account within an hour. Thank you etrailer! 574770



- RM-521448-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Great product for my 2014 Wrangler. Good materials, solid attachment to vehicle, and looks good. The e trailer installation video was great for assisting installation. Made the install much quicker and easier. The most difficult procedure for me was disconnecting the wiring harness on the back of the bumper. An old tack puller (or tool of similar design) would have been great for leveraging the pins out of their holes. Cutting the air dam was a slow process to ensure I didn't cut too much. A paper template to mark where to cut the air dam would make this process much simpler. Again, I can't emphasize enough how great the installation video was for making the steps easier. 126011


Comments

This item works great. Have towed about 4500 miles using it. I couldnt be happier with the results.

Bob T - 04/20/2015

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- RM-521447-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Extremely fast shipping, ordered on Sunday, received the base plates and other parts on Tuesday. (MO to NW Chicagoland) . This was the free shipping option. Thank you Etrailer. 202365


Comments

Your towing brackets,self installed have been working A OK for about 3000 towing miles on my 2015 Cherokee. I like them very much and they are build solid.

Siegfried D - 06/09/2016

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- RM-521559-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Purchased a Stowmaster baseplate for my 2009 Honda CRV. The quality construction and welding on this base plate is superior! The engineering was excellent and the assembly fit perfectly! The installation instructions were very detailed and the color photos made the project easy and straight-forward! Installation took about 2 hours but was not difficult. Shipping was on time and quick! Highly Recommend etrailer!!!! 491174



- RM-521559-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Installed this base plate on my 2007 CR-V today. Instructions were clear and very helpful. Had to drill out two holes through frame to install longer bolts. Only caution here is when trying to torque these two bolts , the hollow frame channel will begin to deform before torque spec is reached. Hope the Loctite holds! 470677



- RM-521567-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


I received the RM-521567-4 very quickly with free shipping. I watched the Base Plate Kit video several times before I started the install. I Drove my CR-V upon a set of ramps and started tearing the front end off. Actually it was easier than I thought after watching and listing to the video. The only hard part was drilling the 1/2 inch hole in the sub-frame of the car. I did not have to trim the vertical frame bolts off as shown in the video in my 2013 CR-V. It took me 5 hours to install the Kit on my Honda. I have installed the base plate kit on my 2 previous TOADS, but I think If you can use a few tools this is not a very difficult job. Watch the video for taking the fascia and grill off it's a little tricky, but it snaps right off and back on just like the video. Pay attention where the plastic trim clips go back in the front and fender well. This new version (-4) with the twist on and off base plates is better than the older version (-1) I had before. It is much easier to put on and off the car for towing. My CR-V is black so with the plates off you can barely see the receivers. Great product! 207980



- RM-523182-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


The units went on my Chevy truck great and they work well the only problem is I can't take off my tow bar unless I unbolt it from the base plates so I have to leave the unit on all the time. It would take 4 bolts to remove . Then I could unlock the base plates and turn them in order to remove them. 443465


Comments

The base plates they are working fine I dont remove them they stay on all the time it has been 2 years now the tow bar that I use is bolted on so I would have to remove them to get the s out I should do this some time so they dont rust in place but real nice right now .

Jim L - 10/18/2018

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- RM-521448-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


This company has provided the best customer service and support I have had since the 60's Thank you all at etrailer Kevin 575189



- RM-521448-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Bought this product from etrailer with free shipping it was cheaper than I could get in town.. The baseplates are perfect for our 2014 Jeep Wrangler and our stowmaster 5000 tow bar. The unit is built to last with heavy steel plate and nice welds. Installation is pretty easy, you just have to remove the plastic air dam, and trim it up. Etrailer has a great video going over the install. I am pretty picky, and I didn't care for the way Roadmaster has you cut the air dam. If you take your time and look at photos of the way they cut it when you have your air dam off you can make it look much better. I have enclosed pictures of my install so you can see the difference. I am very happy with the ez-4 baseplates and etrailer 365012



- RM-521448-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


etrailer service was great. Received my Roadmaster base plate in 3 days. The directions from Roadmaster were fair, but etrailer's video was excellent. I had trouble mounting my base plate as the space between the two baseplate ends were too tight. I needed to use a floor jack and bottle jack to get it on. Once it was in position everything went together fine. I trimmed the Jeep' air dam differently keeping the ends that Roadmaster wants you to cut off. I think it looks better. I also had to modify the center cut in the air dam to accommodate the breakaway switch I have. 447255


Comments

Base plate has been working out great. Easy putting on and taking off.

Jeffrey - 10/29/2018

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- RM-521440-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


This is an nice unit and the instruction included were spot on. It is very scary to rip the front end of your toad off to install a tow kit. But, nothing went wrong and the parts are great. Should be easy to remove and install when needed. One improvement would be a better way to cut out the two grill parts for the tow extensions. I finally toss the originals and left open holes. It looks find. And bought new closures for the time that I decide to change the rig. If Road Master had produced a templant, I might have had something that I would have used. as it was, I screwed up the closure too much to use. 419521


Comments

they work great. I changed to a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and had the dealer switch over. Still work perfectly. Using them again in Oct.

Steve F - 08/15/2018

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- RM-521452-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Heavier than the base plates for my 2015 Ram 1500 which really surprised me. I haven't installed it yet so I can't talk about ease of instillation. 667792



- RM-521452-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Towing Connections DON'T HAVE TO BE UGLY! (see photo) I bought a new 2019 4x4 Jeep Cherokee Limited with the Active Drive II transmission. It included the Technology Group option with Adaptive Cruise Control, etc. I then bought the corresponding Roadmaster baseplate (521452-4) to couple with our old Falcon All-Terrain towbar from a previous Jeep. I installed the new baseplate myself but it took a lot longer than the quoted two hours. This was partially because I was new at it. But mostly it was because the baseplate parts didn't all fit correctly: the driver-side rear brace was too wide, and two of the holes on the passenger side of the main receiver brace were off by half the width of the holes. These problems took special, expensive tools to correct because the parts are made from 1/4" hard steel. The other major factor was that much of the Roadmaster's instructions were not correct for my Cherokee even though it was the same model and year. There were several instructions that were no longer correct as well as having steps for removing parts that didn't need to be removed. A lot of time was wasted trying to sort through the instructions. Overall, between trying to reach Roadmaster's tech support, trying to find a source for the recommended tools, and doing the actual work per Roadmaster's instructions, days were wasted. From Roadmaster, the baseplate kit arrived with the paint chipped/scraped off in many places such that the parts were already starting to rust. To make it so the paint on the towbar assemblies – including the old, rusty towbar – would hold up better, I rounded all the sharp corners/edges ... especially those that regularly strike each other when getting ready to tow. I then primed and repainted the parts. After that, I focused on retaining the looks of the Cherokee's front end. For expediency, a typical towbar installer will attach all the connection components such that they stick out in front of the fascia. That's quick and easy but the results look pretty ugly. Instead, I spent some time – and about $10 on the following – to make the installation look professional (see photo). CAPS for the receiver arms were created to protect them. (The insides of the arms were already rusting even without ever towing ... or even driving in the rain.) I made the caps from 1-1/4 PVC threaded plugs (Lowe's #51526). The threads and embossed writing on the tops were ground off with a belt sander. On what had been the threaded part of each cap, a groove was cut to hold an O-ring (A5568 size 125) so the caps fit snugly into the receiver arms. The BREAKAWAY SWITCH was mounted behind the grill on a wooden block attached to the Main Receiver Brace's crossbar; that allowed it to face out yet stay hidden. A trim ring from a bathroom-sink-drain assembly was painted black after the threaded part was notched a little to accommodate the switch's junction box. The silver split-ring was replaced with a black (memotite) key ring. The 6-PIN SOCKET (Roadmaster 910030-7) was mounted on the two stems that stick out from the baseplate's main receiver brace. However, I bent, angled, and shortened both stems so the socket would sit flush along the curved grill's centerline. I also drilled the holes deeper into the ends of the two stems so I could use longer (1"), #10, self-drilling screws. The screw heads were painted black. All the WIRES were placed inside black, heat-shrink tubing and tucked out-of-sight using zip ties. Additionally, with the hopes of keeping the paint from being chipped away while traveling, I added material to take the play out of the Quick-Disconnect parts. To prevent the crossbar's QD bases and the QD mounting brackets from hammering metal against metal, I glued four small rectangles of EPDM rubber (i.e., 45-mil (3/64") pond liner) onto the horizontal flat areas where they rest on each other. And, to further eliminate any bouncing, I slipped a thick, rubber grommet onto each of the two upper, vertical, mounting-bracket pins before I inserted their linch pins. That $3 investment significantly quieted the towbar while promising to eliminate a lot of the typical paint chipping and rusting. (With any luck, Roadmaster will see this review and correct/improve their products accordingly.) 666401



- RM-521882-5
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Easy installation. The instructions and video they provided where very helpful. Customer service was VERY good and seemed genuinely concerned that I got what I wanted and needed. I would buy from them again. 664715



- RM-524431-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


I installed all the products that were purchased from etrailer.com with the assistance of the videos. It was helpful and it saved me from having to pay someone to do the work for me. etrailer.com is a great website to purchase all one's needs for towing equipment. Thank You 665682



- RM-521450-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Good product. Fit as explained. 663103



- RM-521446-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Fit well. Videos were very helpful. Medium skill level required to install. Some modification of body parts required. 660301



- RM-52923-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Very easy and simple Installation, Bolt on and couple drills, Very strong and it's not sticking out up front, it's actually hidden. I Liked very much and that's why I bought second one. And looking to by another one in the close future. Good Job Guys. 654223



- RM-521440-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Works like a charm. 652434



- RM-521448-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Fit perfectly. 651801



- RM-524443-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


THE PRODUCT WAS AS ADVERISED. THE FIT WAS GOOD AND THE INSTRUCTIONS WERE FIRLY THOUROUGH. I INSTALLED THE BASEPLATE MYSELF, ALTHOUGH I AM A BODY SHOP OWNER OF NEARLY 40 YERARS AND HAD EVERYTHING NEEDE TO DO THE INSTALL IT WAS STRIGHT FORWARD. 642721



- RM-523162-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Easy installation and simple quick disconnect feature is very handy. 641429



- RM-521451-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Fit perfectly. Installation easier then I expected. Snapping the front bumper facia from my 2019 Jeep Cherokee a little more difficult then the instructions would have you believe. Takes some effort to pop it away from the vehicle. That is the only snag. 639337


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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2000 Jeep Wrangler
  • The factory front bumper of your 2000 Jeep Wrangler is most likely the U-channel bumper so for a base plate kit you would want the part # 1420-1. This is also a fit for if you have a single tube bumper. If you had a double tube bumper instead you would want the part # RM-521424-4. 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....
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2005 Jeep Wrangler with ARB Bumper
  • According to Roadmaster the EZ4 Base Plate Kit # RM-521424-4 is confirmed to fit the ARB bumper of your 2005 Jeep Wrangler. If you also need a compatible tow bar you can use the Roadmaster Falcon 2 # RM-520. Other parts you may need to flat tow your TJ are safety cables, wiring for the lights, a supplemental braking system, and a high-low adapter. To power the Jeep's lights the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 includes the diodes, wiring, and connectors...
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  • Base Plate Recommendations for 2001 Jeep TJ
  • For your 2001 Jeep Sport with double tube bumper, you will want to use the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit # RM-521424-4. This product features removable arms that can be easily removed via 2 pins. The installation is easy and requires no welding and instructions and mounting hardware is included. In addition to the base plate, you will need a tow bar, a safety cable set, tow bar wiring, and a supplemental braking system to tow your Jeep if you do not have these components already. The...
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  • Base Plates and Flat Towing Accessories for 2001 Jeep Wrangler
  • Since you have a Roadmaster tow bar, your best bet would be to use a Roadmaster Base Plate. The base plate kit you need will depend on the front bumper of your Wrangler. If you have a U-channel or single tube bumper, use # 1420-1. If you have a double tube bumper with NO front leaf springs, use part # RM-521424-4. If you do not already have safety cables, use # RM-643 for a coiled cable or # RM-645 if you prefer a straight cable. You will also need to wire your Wrangler for...
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  • Which Roadmaster Base Plate Kit for a 2006 Jeep Wrangler, EZ4 or EZ5
  • As long as your 2006 Jeep Wrangler has a double tube bumper either Roadmaster Base Plate Kit # RM-521424-4 or # RM-521424-5 would fit and work well. The difference is the attachment style the removable arms of the kit have. The EZ4 kit requires you to use the crossbar that comes with the tow bar you use and the EZ5 does not. If it was me I would go with the EZ5 kit as they are easier to connect/disconnect in my opinion. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible...
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  • Parts Needed and Procedures for Flat Towing 2000 Jeep Wrangler
  • Clevis rings are meant for recovering the vehicle when it is stuck, not for flat towing the vehicle. The safest way to flat tow the vehicle is by using a base plate kit that attaches to the frame of the vehicle. For the OEM double-tube bumper, I recommend the Roadmaster EZ4 # RM-521424-4 base plate kit. For the U-channel bumper or single-tube bumper, use # 1420-1. The Tow Ready tow bar you referenced would limit you 45 mph, so something like the Roadmaster Tracker, part # RM-020 would...
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  • Tow Bar and Accessories for Flat Towing a 2004 Jeep Wrangler Behind Motorhome
  • You can use a tow bar like the Tow Ready # 63180 to tow your 2004 Wrangler, but keep in mind, the tow bar is NOT rated for speeds above 45 mph. If the Jeep has the U-channel bumper with the flat front, you can use part # 40602 to provide an attachment point to the vehicle. In order to run at highway speeds, I recommend using a tow bar like the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar, part # RM-520 and base plate kit # RM-521424-4 which is compatible with OEM double tube bumpers. You will also need...
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  • Base Plates for a 2003 Jeep Wrangler to Work With Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520
  • We offer a Roadmaster base plate option for your 2003 Jeep Wrangler. Roadmaster # RM-521424-4 fits the version with the double-tube bumper. This EZ4-series base plate is fully compatible with your Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520 without need for any sort of adapter. In addition to the tow bar and base plates flat towing requires safety cables, a wiring/lighting solution and a supplementary braking system. Each of these items is covered in detail in the linked article. For safety cables...
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  • Base Plate Kit for 1997 Jeep Wrangler and Roadmaster Stowmaster Towbar
  • Part # RM-521424-4 is the base plate kit for your 1997 Jeep Wrangler, including factory double-tube bumpers, and they will work with a Stowmaster tow bar # RM-501.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2006 Jeep Wrangler
  • As long as the bumper on your 2006 Jeep Wrangler is rated for towing your vehicle you could use the # C19748 which comes with hardware to mount to it. With this kit you want to use the Curt tow bar # C19745. A frame mounted base plate kit would be a better option that we know will work though. For that the Roadmaster EZ4 kit part # RM-521424-4 would be a great option. And then for a tow bar the part # RM-520 plus the safety cables part # RM-643. For lighting you can use the diode...
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  • Recommended Parts For Flat-Towing 1998 Jeep Wrangler TJ
  • The base plates you can install on your Jeep depend on the bumper style you have. If you have a U-channel bumper the base plates that will work are part # 1417-1. If you have an off-road bumper with the 1-inch D-Ring bumper mounts then the base plates for your Jeep are part # RM-035-1, and if you have the off-road bumper with 3/4-inch D-ring bumper mounts the base plates you can use are part # RM-035. If you have a double tube bumper I recommend the part # RM-521424-5 EZ5 base plates. For...
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  • Will the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit work with the Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar
  • Yes, the Roadmaster EZ4 base plate kit # RM-521424-4 is compatible with the Blue Ox tow bar # BX7365 (safety cables included) as long as you use Roadmaster base plate to Blue Ox tow bar adapter # RM-032 and Roadmaster tow bar quick disconnect kit # RM-201. The quick disconnect kit will make it much easier to attach and remove your tow bar. Also, it makes it so you can easily remove the base plate arms when not in use. I included a couple installation videos for you as well.
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  • Recommended Components Needed To Flat Tow a 2006 Jeep Wrangler
  • For your 2006 Jeep Wrangler, I recommend the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit, # RM-521424-5. This base plate kit has hidden mounting brackets and removable drawbars to give your Jeep clean and invisible look when not hooked up to your RV. 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....
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  • Can a Jeep Wrangler be Flat Towed by the Front Bumper
  • I have a solution for you, however, I would not recommend mounting a tow bar directly to a bumper on a Jeep, whether it is OEM or an aftermarket bumper like the Pavement Ends Front Bumper, # PE4390801. Jeep does not recommend towing the Wrangler with the OEM bumper because it was not designed to pull the weight of the vehicle. Also, mounting a tow bar to a bumper would require drilling. I spoke with my contact at Pavement Ends and she said drilling into this bumper would void the warranty...
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  • Base Plate and Tow Bar Compatibility for 2005 Jeep Wrangler with Double Tube Bumper
  • For your 2005 Jeep Wrangler with double tube bumper, the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1124 is a confirmed fit as is the Blue Ox # BX1120 with fixed arms. I recommend you go with one of these options instead of the Roadmaster EZ4 # RM-521424-4 which will not be compatible with the Blue Ox Removable Arms you currently have. If you do go with the EZ4 # RM-521424-4, then there are some Blue Ox Tow Bars that will work if you use an adapter. The majority of Blue Ox towbars will work with...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2003 Jeep Wrangler
  • First thing you need to flat tow your 2003 Jeep Wrangler is the correct base plate kit. For that you would want the Roadmaster EZ4 kit part # RM-521424-4. 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...
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  • Recommended Items Needed When Flat-Towing 2002 Jeep Wrangler
  • When flat-towing a vehicle like your 2002 Jeep Wrangler behind your motorhome, there are 5 items needed. You will need base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, wiring for the towed vehicle and most states now require a supplemental brake system. Just in case you do not have all of these items I will make some recommendations that will work for you. For base plates I recommend the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, part # RM-521424-4 if you have a double tube. These feature a hidden bracket...
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  • Is Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Available without Arms?
  • The Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # RM-521424-5 for a 1997-2006 Jeep TJ or Wrangler with double tube or U-channel bumper does not come without the arms. Replacement arms are available but not the frame without the arms. We also have the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # RM-521424-4 which is a fit for the same models. This also does not come without the arms.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2006 Jeep Wrangler with Roadmaster Tow Bar
  • You will need a base plate kit part # RM-521424-4 which is confirmed as a fit for your 2006 Jeep Wrangler. 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 into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies of the towed vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way connector...
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  • Parts needed to Flat Tow a 2003 Jeep Wrangler with a Suburban or Chevy Pickup.
  • To flat tow your 2003 Jeep Wrangler you will need a set of base plates. the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit, item # RM-521424-4, work for your vehicle. A receiver hitch mounted tow bar would be the easiest to use with a Chevy Suburban or Pickup with a 2 inch receiver hitch. With the Roadmaster base plate kit, the RoadMaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar, item # RM-520, would be a good choice. Along with the Falcon 2, you will need safety cables, item # RM-643. For lighting that utilizes the...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2006 Jeep Wrangler Behind a Motor Home
  • There are several items you will need to flat tow your 2006 Jeep Wrangler behind a motor home. First, you will need base plates. The base plates provide the proper attachment point for a tow bar. For your Jeep you can use base plates # RM-521424-4. You can use the Tracker tow bar you referenced, # RM-020, but you will need to add quick disconnects # RM-201 so that the tow bar and base plate arms are easily removable. You will also need safety cables, # RM-643, which have the same...
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  • Crossbar and Quick Disconnect Recommendation for Stowmaster Tow Bar and Roadmaster Base Plate Kit
  • Sounds like what you are looking for a quick disconnect setup that can be used with your current Stowmaster and the base plate kit part # RM-521424-4. So it sounds like you are looking for the part # RM-910012-00 which includes the support bar, a pair of quick disconnects, and 2 pins for your Stowmaster part # RM-501.
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  • How to Flat Tow a 2005 Jeep Wrangler TJ Behind a Motorhome
  • I would be happy to explain the flat towing procedure for your 2005 Jeep Wrangler. This information can also be found in the owners manual under the Recreational Towing section. The key to flat towing your Jeep is to make sure the transfer case is shifted into N (Neutral). The steps are listed below. 1. Make sure you are level ground before you start. 2. Depress the brake pedal 3. Shift automatic transmission into N (Neutral) or depress the clutch pedal on manual transmission. 4....
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  • What Is Difference In Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, # 1420-1, And # 1424-1, For 2002 Jeep Wrangler
  • For your 2002 Jeep Wrangler the difference in the base plates is different application for what type of bumper you will have on your vehicle. The Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, # 1420-1, will fit a 1999 to 2002 Jeep Wrangler single tube bumper or a U-channel bumper. The Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, # RM-521424-4, will fit a 1997 to 2006 Jeep Wrangler double tube bumper and fits the Unlimited and the Rubicon. It will not work on Jeeps with front leaf springs. The visible portions...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2005 Jeep Wrangler with a 2014 Silverado 1500
  • If you already have Roadmaster base plates installed on your 2005 Jeep Wrangler then the RoadMaster Base Plate to Blue Ox and Demco Tow Bars Adapter # RM-033 and the Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar # BX7365 are a great selection. If you don't already have a base plate kit installed then you will need to choose one from the linked selection as they are bumper specific. If you are unsure what you have just send me a photo and I can identify what you have. Since the Blue Ox Alpha comes with safety...
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  • Tow Bar Base Plates for 1998 Jeep Wrangler
  • I believe you are referring to the base plates. The base plates are vehicle-specific, and provide the mounting point on the vehicle for the tow bar. For the 1998 Jeep Wrangler, you would need part # RM-521424-4 if you have the Rubicon, Unlimited, or Double Tube bumper. If your Wrangler has the U-Channel bumper, you would use part # 1417-1.
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  • Recommended Light Kit And Towing Components To Tow 2006 Jeep Wrangler Behind RV
  • A pretty simple "plug and play" option light kit for towing your 2006 Jeep Wrangler behind your RV is the Hopkins Customer Tail Light Kit Item # HM56202. This wires your Jeep Wrangler with signal lights for braking, turning, and general tail lights required for flat towing by your RV. No cutting or splicing required and connection points are located behind your vehicle's tail lights. Other items you might need for towing your 2006 Jeep Wrangler are a tow bar, a vehicle specific base...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2006 Jeep Wrangler Behind an RV
  • There are 5 basic components needed to flat tow your 2006 Jeep Wrangler behind your RV and current pricing will be on each of the product pages: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. The base plates mount to the front of the vehicle and provide the proper attachment points for the tow bar. You can use base plates # RM-521424-4 for a Jeep with factory double tube bumper. For a compatible tow bar the Falcon All Terrain tow bar # RM-522 is a fantastic...
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