Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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Roadmaster's crossbar-style brackets are virtually invisible, easy to mount and simple to remove. Brackets install on your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar. Call 800-298-8924 to order Roadmaster base plates part number RM-521440-4 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-521440-4

Roadmaster's crossbar-style brackets are virtually invisible, easy to mount and simple to remove. Brackets install on your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar.


Features:

  • Hidden bracket design provides improved aesthetics compared with standard brackets
    • Crossbar-style brackets sit far back for a supremely clean look
  • 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
  • Integrated mounting points let you easily attach an electrical connector plug or bracket (sold separately)
  • Compatible with Quick Disconnects and all Roadmaster tow bars
  • Instructions and mounting hardware included
  • Made in the USA


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



521440-4 Road Master EZ4 Base Plate Kit

Replaces 5211440-1B



RM-521440-4 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RM-521440-4 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2011 - 2013 Dodge Durango All Wheel Drive - with Adaptive Cruise Control

2011 - 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee excluding SRT-8

2018 - 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee excluding SRT-8 and Trackhawk




Video of Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Speaker 1: Today on this 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee, we'll be having a look at and showing you how to install the Roadmaster EZ4 base plate kit with removable arms. Part number RM-521440-4.Here's what our base plate looks like installed. Now what sets this base plate apart from other options in the market, is how clean it looks once it's installed and not in use. With the removable arms taken out, the socket on the base plate goes right inside of where our tow hook housing is. Maintaining a nice clean look on our vehicle. With the arm not in place, the furthest point out is our safety cable attachment point right here.

Now this part is still behind the leading edge of our bumper. So we don't have to worry about walking into it when we walk around the front of the vehicle.It even provides attachment points of these two prongs for electrical connections that we may need and a mounting point for a breakaway switch for a supplemental breaking system. The removable arms are super easy to use. We'll make sure that our tab here is horizontal. Push it in, and then we'll twist it 90 degrees until out pin spring loads into place, locking it so we can't rotate it.

When we want to remove it, we simply pull the pin back, twist 90 degrees and pull it straight out. Both sides work the same way.Now one things that our customers have noticed, that even over the course of a very long period of time. That even though this pin is a movable piece, it doesn't seize up and they're still able to easily use it to remove and put the arms into position. What's great about these removable arms, is that they have the ability to be used with a wide variety of Roadmaster tow bars, giving you a great amount of options when you're choosing the appropriate tow bar for your Grand Cherokee.For this particular flat tow set up, we used a Roadmaster EZ4 base plate kit, a Roadmaster sterling all terrain tow bar, a SMI stay in play duo braking system, Roadmaster universal high powered diode wiring kit, and a Roadmaster stop light switch. Depending on your application, you may need to purchase a high low adapter to maintain a level tow bar.Now that we've gone over some features, we'll show you how to get installed.

To begin our install, we'll find ourselves at the front of our Jeep with the hood open. We'll have two plastic fasteners to remove where our fascia meets our core support, one on each side of it. The way these work, there's a center section that you can pop out with a flathead screwdriver or a trim panel tool. Lift it up, then you can go underneath the entire section of it and pull it out.Now on each one of our wheel wells we'll have three fasteners. We'll have a 10 millimeter bolt here and then two plastic fasteners just like we saw up top.

So we'll go ahead and remove these on one side and then repeat the process for the other side. Keep in mind everything that you do on one side, you'll need to do on the other. And these come out just like the ones we did on top. Just pull out the center and the entire clip will follow. Now if your vehicle's equipped with a plastic wheel liner around the fender such as ours. You'll need to grab it and pull it away from the fascia, just like that.Underneath where our splash shield meets our fascia, we have several 10 millimeter screws to remove and several plastic fasteners to remove. We also have some fasteners that are plastic but these are different because they twist in order to remove. You just turn them counterclockwise and then pull out. Now where our splash shield meets our skid plate, there's two 13 millimeter bolts to remove. We'll now remove the other two bolts that hold the skid plate up itself. Now take down the skid plate and pull down our splash shield.Now where our wheel liner meets our fascia, we have another turn to release plastic fastener. Now with an extra set of hands, we can remove our fascia. We'll hold out wheel liner back and grab our corner of our fascia right where it meets the fender and pull back. We'll lift up at the top near our headlight. We'll pull it away from our vehicle. And if you have fog lights, you'll need to disconnect those. In order to do that, you just take this black tab on each side of the bulb, pull it away and you can disconnect it. And then we'll sit our fascia aside where it won't get damaged.Now on each side, below our bumper beam on our core support, there's a 13 millimeter bolt that we need to remove. Now looking up at our frame rail on each side, we'll see threaded holes and this is where our installation hardware's going to go to secure our brackets for our base plate. We'll take one of our long 10 millimeter metric bolts, a lock washer, and a fender washer. We'll put Loctite on all of our bolts. We have the Loctite available on our website if you need it. From every bolt that we use from this point forward we'll be putting Loctite on it. We'll now take our base plate, line up these two spots here with the threaded holes. Insert the bolt through the base plate and thread it into the frame. With those bolts started, we can now snug them down. Put some Loctite on the factory 13 millimeter bolt that we removed and reinstall it.We'll now torque the hardware to the amount specified in the instructions. Now we'll take one of our wall pipe spacers here and slide it above our base plate between the bumper beam on the outside edge of the base plate. Take one of our 1/2 inch bolts with Loctite on it, a small flat washer. The bolt will go through our base plate, the wall pipe spacer and the bumper beam. We'll place a large flat washer on top now. Followed by a lock washer and we'll thread on a nut. Now snug down our hardware. Okay now we'll torque that bolt to the amount specified in the instructions.We've gone ahead and put on our passenger side base plate. It is the exact same process as the driver's side. Now if you're not going to be installing any wiring or braking system, you don't need to worry about attaching this center beam. However, if you do plan on using any wiring or braking system, we'll show you how to install this. On the driver's side, it's the same as on the passenger. Now regardless if we're going to be using the wiring bracket or not, we need to drill a half inch diameter hole through our bumper beam right on the inner location right here. We'll drill a pilot hole first and then enlarge it to the appropriate size.Okay with the hole in our bumper beam now drilled, we'll take another one of our wall pipe spacers and we'll slide this between the base plate and the bumper beam over that hole. You may need to use a screwdriver to help align it. With our spacer now lined up, so our bolt goes through the base plate, the spacer, and the bumper beam. We'll take our bolt, a lock washer, a large flat washer, our wiring bracket, if we're using it. Go through the wiring bracket, the base plate, and the spacer and the bumper beam. You see where our bolt goes through our bumper beam, we'll now thread the bolt into our handle nut. With our bolt started in our handle nut, we can now tighten down the bolt. We can now remove our handle nut just by twisting it off. Now we'll torque that bolt to the amount specified in the instructions.Now we're looking at the back side of our fascia. We need to remove the knock outs for out factory tow hooks that our vehicle does not have. If you have factory tow hooks, you don't need to do this step. You're already ready to go. So we have one of these knock outs on both sides of the fascia and the remove them, we simply push in on these tabs surrounding it on the corner and it'll pop out through the front.Now before we put our fascia back on, this is a good opportunity to mount any wiring harnesses that we may have for our towed vehicle lighting system or a breakaway switch for a supplemental braking system. Now with an extra set of hands, we can reinstall our fascia. Making sure any electrical connection that we undid, we plug back in. Now that we have our fascia back on, we may need to trim around where our breakaway switch and our wiring is. So that we could actually use those connections properly. To do that, I'll just use a pair of side cutters and cut out the area around our breakaway switch. That'll give us the access we need to use our connection for the breakaway switch.And that completes our look at and install of the Roadmaster EZ4 base plate kit, part number RM-521440-4 on this 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee.


Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - RM-521440-4

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (343 Customer Reviews)

Roadmaster's crossbar-style brackets are virtually invisible, easy to mount and simple to remove. Brackets install on your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar.

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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

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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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


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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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Works like a charm. 652434



- RM-521440-4
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Works great easy installation with ease! No complaints! 608359



- RM-521440-4
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2017 Jeep Cherokee

Perfect fit for my 2017 Jeep Cherokee 409104



- RM-521440-4
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Arrived in a timely fashion have not installed it yet but appears to be a well built unit. 380669



- RM-521440-4
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2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Just received RoadMaster Baseplate Kit (-4), Falcon 2 Tow Bar, Diode Taillight Kit and the Wireless Braking Kit for my 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit. Arrived after only two days! All packages arrived in good shape! 350029



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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Quality made! Great installation instructions and ETrailer video. Can't go wrong. 345506



- RM-521440-4
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Patrick was a pleasure to deal with.he verified the proper and required components,followed up getting them shipped quickly and free,no sales tax.highly recommend!!!! 336432


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Really good.thank you!!

Joe b - 01/28/2018

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They fit perfit. Easy to install. Tow g reat. 295665



- RM-521440-4
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Thanks for the quick delivery. The base plates mounted exactly as per the instructions given. Real easy. The next time I need new base plates for a different vehicle I'll make sure to contact you. Thanks again. 283912



- RM-521440-4
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Jeep

Good product and knowledgeable staff. Good install directions & pictures. Hardest part was cutting into a brand new Jeep gc (mentally !) 267724



- RM-521440-4
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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The base plate fit fitment is great. However, due to 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit manufacturing tolerances, there was a little shimming required on driver side radiator support bolt up on my installation (1/8" flat washer was used). Other then that, installation was a breeze. 233738



- RM-521440-4
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Great service 159264



- RM-521440-4
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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Looks great on our new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. 108151



- 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-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-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


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-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-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-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-521424-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


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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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-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


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-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-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
$43.95
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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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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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


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-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-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


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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-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

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- 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


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-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


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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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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


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


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

Jeffrey - 10/29/2018

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


Great service, quick shipping, professional all the way 698951



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


Installed it myself on a 2017 Ford Focus. Watched a few videos on how to pull front bumper and install mount. The hardest part was making the holes in the steel front bumper. I like the fact I can remove the outside mounts that the hitch mounts to. I’ve pulled the car about 5,000 miles behind the rv with no problems. 698216



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


tow set up for our CRV installed nicely easy connect and disconnect .Love the all terrain hitch towbar assembly can hook the car up all by myself now 699838



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


The product was as advertised. I haven't had it installed. I am pleased with the items and the speed at which they arrived. 699308



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


Easy install, works perfectly!! 696498



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


Install took about 45 mins Haven’t used the trailer yet YouTube video helped 696586



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


This is the adapter kit i needed for my 2019 Jeep Cherokee to flat tow it behind my Class A Motorhome. At the time I first ordered this kit the factory still had to finish the design process as we had purchased the Jeep when it came out in 2018. It took about 6 weeks for the factory to call me to say it was done and could be ordered. My RV mechanic installed it and it went very well according to him. I towed the Jeep this weekend and it worked flawlessly. It replaces the tow hooks on the front of the Jeep. Everything arrived very quickly and in perfect order from eTrailer. 694234



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


The product was easy to install. Work as advertised. Great Quality! 689938



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The Roadmaster base plate looks to be a well built product with good welds and fit. The instructions are clear and the base plate bolted right in. The tab for electrical plug was bent but easily straightened. I t could use some additional protection in shipping. 688227


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  • All Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • There are a number of parts you're going to need in order to do this, starting with compatible base plates. I recommend the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit # RM-521440-4 because the brackets will be hidden away so your Grand Cherokee can maintain a clean look. For a tow bar I recommend going with the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520 because of how easy the tow bar is to connect to the base plates as well as its long arms, which make it easier to maneuver when towing; you will also need...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Using a StowMaster Towbar
  • The Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit # 3116-1 you have is for the Chevy Cavalier from 2003 to 2005. Unfortunately, that's not going to work for your 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The baseplate kit that will fit your Jeep and work with the StowMaster Towbar # RM-501 is # RM-521440-4. You can find the pricing on the product page by clicking the link. Other parts you may need are a wiring kit to power the Jeep's lights, safety cables, a braking system, and a high-low adapter. To power the...
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  • Recommended Base Plate Kit to Flat Tow a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
  • Since you already have a Falcon tow bar I recommend going with Roadmaster base plates. You're correct that the old ones from your 2000 Jeep aren't going to fit. Both the EZ4 # RM-521440-4 and EZ5 # RM-521440-5 kits will work on your 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland. The biggest difference between the two is that the EZ5 doesn't need the Falcon's crossbar when you hook up. If you also need wiring for the Jeep's lights and a braking system I recommend the diode kit for the lights,...
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  • Recommended Tow Bar and Other Parts to Flat Tow a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
  • The tow bar I recommend is the Roadmaster Falcon 2 # RM-520. It's one of our most popular tow bars and you can't go wrong with it. It self aligns as you drive forward in your RV. It's also compatible with all Roadmaster base plate kits. The base plate kit I suggest is the Roadmaster EZ4 # RM-521440-4. It's designed specifically for your 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. The arms are removable so they're not as noticeable as other kits can be. To power the Jeep's lights I suggest...
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  • Is Additional Safety Cable Needed When Installing Roadmaster EZ Hook Up to EZ4 Base Plate Kit
  • The EZ4 base plate kit you have installed on your 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee part # RM-521440-4 has safety chain tabs that are on the portion of the kit that attach directly to the vehicle frame. Since this base plate kit did not come with a short safety chain cable like some of the kits do you would not need an additional length of cable.
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  • Components Needed to Flat Tow 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Sterling Tow Bar
  • I always recommend consulting the owner's manual first to determine whether the manufacturer provides specific instructions for flat towing your 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee as not all vehicle configurations can be flat towed without modification. Roadmaster does offer # RM-521440-4 base plates for the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. These base plates are compatible with all Roadmaster tow bars including the Sterling tow bar, but aren't compatible with SRT-8 GC models or models equipped with a...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Compatible with Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar
  • The base plates for your 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee that are compatible with the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520 are the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms # RM-521440-4 or the EZ5 Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms # RM-521440-5. I have attached an installation video of these for you. To have them installed, you will want to contact a local auto shop. Other components needed to flat tow your Grand Cherokee are towed vehicle wiring, a supplemental braking system, and...
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  • Recommended Flat-Towing Setup for a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
  • The items you will need to flat tow your 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee are base plates, tow bar, tow bar wiring and a braking system for towed vehicle. For base plates, I recommend the Roadmaster # RM-521440-4 as these will work with several versions of your 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited as long as it's not an SRT-8 model. The steel construction is computer cut providing awesome strength. Within the instructions you will find numerous installation photos. Next, you will need tow bar....
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit with a Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar
  • I'm not familiar with a Cherokee Summit so I think you mean you have a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit. If I'm wrong about this let me know. But I'll give you parts for both. Both Roadmaster EZ4 # RM-521440-4 and EZ5 # RM-521440-5 base plate kits that fit the Grand Cherokee will work with the Sterling tow bar. The same with the Cherokee except use EZ4 # RM-521447-4 or EZ5 # RM-521447-5. For either Jeep the Sterling tow bar safety cables will not work with the EZ5 kits. If you need...
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  • Does Flat Towing a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Add Miles to the Odometer?
  • Flat towing a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee will not add miles to the odometer of your Jeep. It will however still create wear on your tires for instance so it is a good idea to track the mileage towed for maintenance reasons. Most modern vehicles will only track miles on the odometer when they are running and utilizing their transmission. If you are interested in recommendations for a complete system for your vehicle, let me know and I'd be happy to help with that or any other questions...
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  • Base Plate Kit Recommendation for 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • You will have to install a new base plate kit on your 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee as the kit you have installed on your 2015 Jeep Patriot would not fit your new Jeep. For that you would need the # RM-521440-4. Aside from that the rest of your flat towing setup would work just fine.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • You will first need to start with a base plate kit on your 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. For that you would want the part # 521440-1B. This will provide the connection point for the tow bar. The Falcon All Terrain part # RM-520 is a great option and is one of our most popular options. 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...
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  • Differences Between EZ4 and EZ5 Base Plate Kits for 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
  • For your 2011 (or 2012) Jeep Grand Cherokee there are two base plate options. You have the EZ4 kit part # RM-521440-4 and the EZ5 part # RM-521440-5. There isn't a standard EZ kit that's a fit. The primary difference between the two designs is the way they attach to the tow bar. The EZ5 does not use the quick-connect crossbar which provides a cleaner look, but prevents you from using some accessories that mount to the crossbar such as a Rock Guard like the Roadmaster # RM-4000. If you...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2015 Grand Cherokee 4x4
  • At the very least you would need a new base plate kit like part # RM-521440-4 for if you have any model aside from a Summit or a SRT-8 or part # 521440-1B for if you have a Summit. I attached an install video for you to check out. You may also need new lighting depending on what you used with the Rubicon. 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...
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  • Can Blue Ox Tow Bar Flat Tow Vehicle with Roadmaster Base Plate Kit
  • The Blue Ox tow bars can be used with Roadmaster base plate kits as long as you use the correct adapter # RM-032. For your 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee the correct base plate kit is the part # RM-521440-4 which I attached an install video as well.
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  • Will Roadmaster Base Plate Kit # RM-521440-4 Fit Diesel Model of 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Yes, the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit # RM-521440-4 that you referenced will fit the Diesel model of your 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee as long as it isn't the SRT-8. I verified this with Roadmaster. I have attached an installation video and the complete instructions manual that you can check out as well. To complete your flat tow setup you will also need a tow bar, safety cables, a lighting solution, and a supplemental braking system. Please just let me know if you need some...
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