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Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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Designed for use with motor-home-mounted tow bars, the direct-connect brackets are virtually invisible, easy to mount and remove, and they eliminate the need for a quick-disconnect crossbar on your tow bar. Installs on your vehicle's frame. 1-800-940-8924 to order Roadmaster base plates part number RM-521424-5 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-521424-5

  • Removable Drawbars
  • Roadmaster
  • Twist Lock Attachment

Designed for use with motor-home-mounted tow bars, the direct-connect brackets are virtually invisible, easy to mount and remove, and they eliminate the need for a quick-disconnect crossbar on your tow bar. Installs on your vehicle's frame.


Features:

  • Direct-connect brackets provide attachment points for your motor-home-mounted tow bar
  • Streamlined design creates supremely clean look
    • No obtrusive quick-disconnect crossbar
    • Hidden brackets sit even farther back than standard brackets
  • 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
  • Compatible with Roadmaster motor-home-mounted tow bars only
  • Instructions and mounting hardware included
  • Made in the USA
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


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


The drawbars, or front arms, on this 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 each arm, simply tug the built-in pull pin to disengage the lock, twist the arm back and pull it out of the bracket. 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.



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Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - RM-521424-5

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (2015 Customer Reviews)

Designed for use with motor-home-mounted tow bars, the direct-connect brackets are virtually invisible, easy to mount and remove, and they eliminate the need for a quick-disconnect crossbar on your tow bar. Installs on your vehicle's frame.

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Roadmaster

Really easy one person job to install. All done in less than 2 hours. Second Roadmaster base plate I have installed. Instructions were spot on. Great customer from Kate F. Knows her stuff



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Installed this base plate myself on a 2005 Jeep Wrangler. Easy project for a novice. We towed the jeep about 6,000 miles without issue. Using this base plate also required a drop hitch receiver on our Winnebago View for the tow bar to be level.



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I ordered this Roadmaster tow plate to flat tow my Jeep Wrangler behind my motorhome. Katherine B at etrailer was very helpful in assuring the tow plate was the part I needed. The tow plate arrived in a few days and I installed it myself. It was an easy installation. The tow plate is sturdy and well built and fits nicely under the front bumper. Thank you etrailer and especially Katherine B. Now I have to decide on the type of braking system for my towed Jeep.

Bobby

6/20/2021

Still performing well. No issues.



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Installed on a 1999 Jeep Wrangler TJ. Had to drill a couple of holes. Get high quality bits, drill pilot holes first and it is not a problem. Has performed solid with no issues. The twist in locks make it quick and easy to connect when hooking up toad.



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2005 Jeep Wrangler

The parts worked well with my application. 2005 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon (TJ)



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thought the over all designee and quality of the base plate is great, your shipping of the part was not to the standard I was expecting and resulted in one of the safety tabs getting bent a bit see photos. not a major problem but not what I expected from etrailer



by: 08/11/2022

The instructions were accurate and the installation went well.



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2003 Jeep Wrangler

I was amazed at how easy it was to install on my 15 year old Wrangler-the mounting instructions were very clear and it fit perfectly! Also impressed with the fast free shipping!



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At first I was a little nervous about undertaking this project, but after I started I realized it wasn’t as complicated as I thought. It is important to completely read the instruction and follow them. One thing I eventually did was remove the bumper and the plastic cowling with the word JEEP stamped on it. For me anyway, this made the installation much easier. I didn’t realize it at first, but a screw that held the cowling in place was actually interfering with lining up the base plate and as soon as I removed the cowling the base plate just about fell into it’s proper place. It’s really not a difficult job and doesn’t require a lot of tools, however, be sure to know which tools you will need and make sure you have them on hand. Ordering the Base Plate for my 2004 Jeep Wrangler TJ was easy and quick, the staff I spoke with were knowledgeable and helpful. And, the Base Plate was delivered in just a few days.



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1999 Jeep Wrangler

The quick connect pins on this base plate were easy to use and made hooking up and unhooking a breeze. The base plate was easy to install on our 1999 Jeep Wrangler. Worked great with the tow bar we chose.

Peggy A.

8/24/2020

the based plates work great with the tow bar. EAsy to remove and put on. Love them!



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What a difference this base plate makes! Brackets remove easily and works like s charm! Great product- my 2006 TJ Jeep is happy& I am as well. We have a few thousand miles of towing on it and still perfect!



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2004 Jeep Wrangler

Perfect part for my needs !!!



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The kit installed as advertised. Have not used it yet. Thanks



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2006 Jeep TJ

Had to replace one that was damaged while 4-wheeling. Great product, love my Roadmaster set-up



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Easy to install, drill two holes, six bolts, done.



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Thanks I received the order and already mounted the tow bar bracket. Was very easy. I will send a picture once it’s wired up.



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Great to deal with you. Parts arrived as stated. Got it installed. Only problem was getting the steering box lined up properly. Took it loose when I removed the old brackets.



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Jeep Wrangler

All went well installing the base plate on my jeep wrangler.



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The bracket was of obviouly excellent construction with a good finish. The accompanying hardware and installation instructions were exceptional. All that was needed was included and carefully explained.



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2004 Jeep Wrangler

Fit my 2004 Wrangler perfectly. Some drilling required but not bad. And I'm 65 years old. Etrailer is great!



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Works great. Pretty easy to install by myself on my ‘03 TJ



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Fit perfectly.



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William

3/15/2024

This base plate fit perfectly on my jeep and I have had no issues with it.



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Installed this myself on my vehicle. Needed to drill one hole in the process. Overall very easy to install and fits the vehicle great. I like that it is almost not visible when not in use and arms are removed.



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Works great. Easy install


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