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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. Call 800-298-1624 to order Roadmaster base plates part number RM-521424-5 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 - 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 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   (735 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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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.


Comments
Still performing well. No issues.
Bobby U - 06/20/2021


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



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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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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



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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.


Comments
the based plates work great with the tow bar. EAsy to remove and put on. Love them!
Peggy S - 08/24/2020


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



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Jeep

Just got it delivered an hour ago. Looks complete, so I will install it in the morning. So we can tow the Jeep and canoe for our camping trip this weekend.



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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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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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1997 Jeep Wrangler

Easy install.



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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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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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Jeep Wrangler

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



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Looks good arrived in good shape. UPS s ucks.



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Great products, service & shipping 3 days door to door just as ordered



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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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2002 Jeep TJ

Excellent product. Easy to Install.



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Very happy with product and support.



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2017 Honda CR-V

Perfect



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Great to work with, arrived when expected and already on vehicle....good job



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Very good experience. Would order from them again.



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Excellent



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1998 Jeep Wrangler



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    I am happy to help you find the parts to flat tow your 2004 Jeep Wrangler. The Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit part # RM-521424-5 is a better option for a base plate compared to the Roadmaster # RM-521424-4 that you referenced because the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit doesn't require you to leave the crossbar of your tow bar on the base plate to use the quick disconnect like the slightly older version. The Direct-Connect is a bit easier to use. I attached a video that...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ
    You're almost there! A complete flat towing setup is comprised of base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, tow bar wiring, supplemental braking and a high/low adapter In addition to your Roadmaster Base Plates # RM-521424-5, Falcon All Terrain Tow Bar # RM-522 and InvisiBrake # RM-8700, you will also need the Roadmaster Flexo-coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 and the Roadmaster Single Hook Safety Cables # RM-645. This would give you a complete flat towing kit for your 2006 Jeep Wrangler. I've...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing Components for 2005 Jeep Wrangler
    For your 2005 Jeep Wrangler to be flat towed, I recommend starting with the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-521424-5. This will install easily with some Loctite Threadlocker # LT37420. Then for your tow bar, I recommend the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar - 6,000 lbs # RM-520 which will fit the 2 inch receiver on your motorhome and connect to your base plates. Then for safety cables, I recommend The Roadmaster # RM-643 which will coil and keep tension so they don't drag on the ground....
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    The Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-521424-5 is compatible with your 1999 Jeep Wrangler if you have the standard or the double tube bumper. This base plate kit is compatible with your older Sterling tow bar because it has the connections like what you see in the attached picture. For a complete flat towing setup you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, vehicle tow bar wiring, a supplemental braking system, and possibly a high-low adapter. If you do not have...
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    The Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-521424-5 is compatible with your 1999 Jeep TJ if it has a double tube bumper or a U-channel bumper and it does not have front leaf springs. If you have the Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520 then they are compatible and you won't need an adapter. For a complete flat towing setup you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, vehicle tow bar wiring, a supplemental braking system, and possibly a high-low adapter. Since we already have the base plate...
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    Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-521424-5 will work with your older Flacon tow bar. You will not use the tow bar's crossbar though when connecting to these EZ5 base plates. Instead the tow bar arms attach directly to the base plates. In addition to the tow bar and base plates you will also need safety cables (unless you already have some) lighting, and supplemental braking. If you do need safety cables I recommend # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground....
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    I may have an option for you, but the Roadmaster Base Plate Kit # RM-521424-5 is not compatible with any Curt tow bars and there are no adapters to make the connection. The Roadmaster baseplate kits use a different design of attachment that is quite a bit different than the Curt tow bars. If the Curt tow bar you have is the Curt Rambler # C26FR you will be able to use Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms # BX1120 which is confirmed to fit your 2003 Jeep Wrangler. If the Curt tow...
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    The Roadmaster Base Plate Kit # RM-521424-5 is a correct fit for your 2004 Jeep Wrangler if it has a double-tube bumper. These base plates are directly compatible with your Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar # RM-576; you do not need the Demco adapter you referenced. The other base plate kit you referenced, Roadmaster # 1016-1, will not fit your Wrangler; this is intended for a Suzuki XL-7. The Bargman 6-Way Super Sealed Connector with Cable # 50-86-007 will wire to your tow bar wiring...
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