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 have a low profile and are virtually invisible. Each arm is 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-521447-4 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-521447-4

  • Roadmaster
  • Removable Drawbars
  • Twist Lock Attachment

Roadmaster's crossbar-style brackets have a low profile and are virtually invisible. Each arm is 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
  • Compatible with Roadmaster motor-home-mounted and car-mounted tow bars
  • 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 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.



521447-4 Road Master EZ-4 Base Plate Kit



RM-521447-4 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RM-521447-4 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2014 - 2018 Jeep Cherokee 4WD - excluding Trailhawk




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 - 2014 Jeep Cherokee

Today on our 2014 Jeep Cherokee we'll be installing the Roadmaster ez4 Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms. Part number RM-521447-4. Now to begin our install, we'll first go ahead and open up the hood. Then we're going to remove the front core support and radiator cover. To remove it we'll need to remove all the push pin fasteners that secure it. These push pin fasteners are a two-piece fastener.

We'll use our flat blade screwdriver to get underneath the center of the fastener, pry it up and then remove it completely. Once we have all the fasteners out of the way we'll go ahead and take the cover and remove it and set it inside for installation later. Next we'll need to remove the fasteners that secure the front fascia here at the engine bay. There's a total of six fasteners, three on each side. The third one is just below the front edge of the fender where the top edge of the fascia and the fender meet. Next we're going to move to the wheel well. We need to remove three fasteners and the fender trim.

Then we'll go ahead and pull out on the fender trim to release it from the front fascia. Once we have the fender trim out of the way, we'll then remove the three fasteners that hold the wheel well to the front fascia. Now with the driver side complete we'll move over to the passenger side and repeat the same process. Next we're going to move underneath the vehicle. Well need to remove the four fasteners that secure the front fascia to the lower core support. Next we're going to remove the two pop rivets that secure the lower wheel well liner to the front fascia.

Using the quarter inch drill bit, we'll drill out the pop rivet. Quick tip when drilling them out, short quick bursts usually work best. With the rivets removed we can then pull back on the wheel well liner. Once we peel back the wheel well liner we can see the bolt that secures the front fascia to the front fender. This will be near the top of the tire.

With the driver side done we'll repeat the same process on the passenger side. We're going to move back to the driver side. Were going to rotate the wheel in on the driver side, turning it right towards the passenger side. Then we can pull back on the wheel well liner, locate the purple and black manufacturer's connector that sits near the washer bottle. To disconnect the two we'll press on the locking tab and remove them. Next we're ready to remove the front fascia. When removing the front fascia well pull out on the corners where the fascia meets the fenders to release the fasteners underneath and then remove the fascia completely. Note, it's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the fascia as you pull it off. Next we're going to remove the aluminum brackets from the sub frame. These brackets are held on by three large bolts and one nut. And they will not be reinstalled as the new base plate brackets will take their place. Next we're going to remove the threaded stud with a cut off wheel. And then we'll cut own the alignment tab and use a hammer to bend it flat. Next we're going to cut out a section of the air dam behind the bumper. This will allow for the main receiver braces to sit in position. Using a paint marker we'll go ahead and mark the air dam first. Then you can use a rotary tool or a sharp utility knife to remove the section. Next we'll install the main receiver braces over top the aluminum brackets we removed earlier from the sub frame. We'll reuse the manufacturer's bolts. Now as we reinstall the original hardware or our new hardware for our base plate, we'll apply a little red Loctite to each one. Once we have our fasteners installed finger tight, we'll go ahead and run them down and the torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Next on each side we'll install a support plate. The support plate will get bolted to the top of our receive brace. We'll secure these with a bolt, split lock washer, and nut. Next we'll just snug it up. Measuring from the top of our receiver brace up 2 5/8 inches in line with the attachment point, we'll need to drill a hole all the way through the bumper and then through our bracket. Our top fastener for the support bracket will be a bolt and flat washer, that will go through the bumper, then between our aluminum bumper and the metal bracket we'll install a Mylar washer as an isolator between the two, then we'll secure it with a split lock washer and nut. Next we'll just snug it up. Next we'll install the second support bracket which the predrilled hole will line up with the predrilled hole in the main receiver brace and we'll secure it with our 1/2 inch bolt. Again we'll secure it with a split lock washer and a nut. I'm going to hold it tight to the bumper and go ahead and tighten it down. Now we'll use the bracket as a template to drill out for the top support fastener. With our hole drilled out, go ahead and install the bolt and flat washer, goes through the brace, put our Mylar washer which will insulate the steal bracket from the aluminum bumper, split lock washer, and then a nut. Then I can finish tightening down my fasteners. Now with all our fasteners tightened down we'll go ahead and torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Next we'll need to modify the front fascia to allow for the base plate brackets. The system has an active louver system that will need to be removed. We'll start by removing the electrical wiring from the louver system. The louver system has a red tab, we'll need to pry up on the tab and then press on the connector lock to remove it. Now with the wiring out of the way we can go ahead and remove the six fasteners, three on each side, that secured the louver system in place. Now with the fasteners removed we'll go ahead and gently pull up and release the plastic fasteners underneath that we're securing both the top and the bottom. Next we'll go ahead and mark out the area of the louver system that will need to be trimmed and removed. Using a rotary tool we can go ahead and cut this section out. Then we will repeat the same process on the other side. Next we'll go ahead and mark the front grill and the sections we'll need to cut out for our base plate bracket. I'm going to go ahead and move over to this other side and repeat the same process. We're now ready to re-install our active louver system. All right, now with our louver system back in place and our wiring harness re-installed, we cut out the two points where the wiring was secured. We're going to go ahead and use a drill bit, drill a small hole here in the plastic and then use that hole as an attachment point. With that we're now ready to re-install our front fascia on the vehicle. Now we'll use the plastic rivets provided with the install kit to re-secure the wheel well liner to the bottom fascia. Using a 5/16 bit we'll go ahead and enlarge the holes. We're now ready to re-install our core support and radiator cover. Now we'll go through the operation of installing the attachment tab. Line it up, twist, and it will lock in place. And that will do it for the install of the Roadmaster ez4 Baseplate kit with removable arm, part number RM-521447-4 on our 2014 Jeep Cherokee. .


Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - RM-521447-4

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (359 Customer Reviews)

Roadmaster's crossbar-style brackets have a low profile and are virtually invisible. Each arm is easy to mount and simple to remove. Brackets install on your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar.

- RM-521447-4
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Easy to install and fit perfect. Thanks ,this is a great product 586071



- RM-521447-4
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2017 Jeep Cherokee

Went on fairly easy with the help of your video to guide me. They look very nice on my 2017 Jeep Cherokee. I drilled 2 1/4in holes in each plate instead of cutting off the alignment tabs and small bolts. It took me awhile to get front end back on as I had to do a lot of modification to baffle. 471436



- RM-521447-4
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2017 Jeep Cherokee

The brackets were pretty easy to install took me about 4 hours with the help from the video trimming the grill took the longest --- they work great. Joe 425887



- RM-521447-4
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Jeep Cherokee

My Jeep tows great with this system. Easy twist in and out with the hidden base plates. Once towing is completed the brackets twist out and what remains is almost invisible. 291526



- RM-521447-4
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2015 Jeep Cherokee

Would not have any thing else. Easy to apply and away you go. 265314



- RM-521447-4
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2015 Jeep Cherokee

Product came a day sooner then scheduled. All parts were there and in good condition. 238534



- RM-521447-4
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Etrailer was very helpful with questions prior to ordering. Shipping was very timely. The products were exactly as described and was packaged very good. The price was the best I could find online. 232223



- RM-521447-4
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2015 Jeep Cherokee

Received on time and as ordered Thanks for the great service and good price. 223211


Comments

works great

Bob B - 09/02/2016

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- RM-521447-4
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2016 Jeep Cherokee

I received my brackets & have them installed on my 2016 Jeep Cherokee. I saved money buying them here & they shipped quite quickly. I also used the install video which assisted in the install located on this site. 222252


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The brackets worked great, not the Cherokee so I traded it.

AL H - 08/26/2016

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They arrived super quick. Thank you for your haste. I'll keep you aware of any problems, altho' I don't anticipate any! Alex 210633



- RM-521447-4
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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


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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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Every thing was like i expected.shipping was fast, 180789



- RM-521447-4
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Great delivery service 159855



- RM-521447-4
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2014 Jeep Cherokee

Excellent delivery time. Install instructions were right on. I had a question prior to purchase which was responded to immediately. On line install instructions were very helpful. 154073



- RM-521447-4
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2014 Jeep Cherokee

Delivered a little late, but acceptable. Could have arranged installation sooner with quicker delivery. Something about a late connection with a drop point?? 140187



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


The Base Plates are performing as expected, unfortunately chipping paint has plagued these Base Plates. This chipping paint has occurred along both of the leading edge of where the tow bar mounts. This has not been caused from abuse/misuse, it started happening soon after began using. Should not have happened so soon. 710582



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


great fit easy install .Best service ev er. 557727



- 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-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-522014-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


good product....light bracket did not fit bracket... and slots in bottom that fits tocar was not quite right 177107



- RM-521423-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Exactly what I needed when I really didn’t know what I needed. Erica was the rep that helped me get the right parts I needed for my Jeep. Thanks Erica. 490257


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Works like a charm. We have had no problems with the plates. Very pleased with the product. Well worth the money.

Richard - 03/28/2019

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- RM-522014-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


2014 FIAT 500L Trekking. Shipping was pretty good... received product in 9 days. Kit includes removable arms. Good Instructions. We had never installed anything requiring body removal. Overall the installation took us 4 hrs. Someone familiar with bodywork could shave an hour or 2 off the job. We took some time carefully working the base plate around the AC tubing. Overall it was easier to install than I expected and looks great. 186478


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We have towed the FIAT 10K miles with no problems. Working good for us.

Lloyd - 04/19/2016

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- RM-521423-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Very Happy! The shipping was fast; 3 days, including Thanks Giving. I was able to instal the base plat myself, just following the installation video on their web site. I watched it a couple of times while I was waiting for delivery, and then followed it step by step during installation. I wouldn't have dared attempt it myself without the video. I also installed the Tail Light Wiring Kit with Bulbs-RM-155 using the same method. Everything went without a problem. I will be buying from eTrailer again. 588968



- 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


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-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


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-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-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-521424-4
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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-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-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


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-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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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
$41.95
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-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

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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-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


super heavy duty. Nice! 728484



- RM-52289-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


it is very strange, just yestoday I took it off. I have purchased a new 2020 ram limited. I would like to know if it will fit the new 2020 ram. thank you for your interest in this purchase .this kind of service is hard to find this day and time. I want to thank you for every thing. you better believe I am going to tell all my friends about this. thank you again for everything. james b graham 727139



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


Love the base plate and had fun installing it. Pretty simple and reliable. 719996



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


This hitch installed on our 2007 CRV easily and has worked great over the past year. Installation was completed by myself with no other hands. I did block up one side of the hitch with wood to the approximate height to aid in mounting the other side. Vehicle back end was raised via car ramps. All mounting holes lined up fine. The associated brake & tail light wiring kit made wiring easy as well. 717471



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


Everything fit perfectly. What a joy to use. Nice clean install. 716993



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


Excellent product, installed like a dre am. 715376



- RM-523198-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Customer service is 100 percent. Olivia knew about everything I needed and reminded me of something I forgot I needed. She shipped my parts overnight and they were on my porch first thing this morning. I will ALWAYS recommend etrailer to anyone that ask. 715091


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  • Picking Out Replacement Arms for Roadmaster Base Plate Kit on 2015 Jeep Cherokee
  • So you definitely have a Roadmaster base plate kit on your 2015 Jeep Cherokee and the part # RM-ARMS is the correct part you'll need to get the replacement arms but we have to determine whether you have the part # RM-521447-5 or the # RM-521447-4. The way you'll be able to tell is to look closer to where the kit attaches to the front of the vehicle frame. If there's an extra gusset where the steel beam connects to the flat plate you have the # RM-521447-5 or if the gusset is not there...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4x4
  • For your 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude we have the Roadmaster EZ4 base plate kit part # RM-521447-4 which is a confirmed fit and would work well for flat towing. I attached an install video for this on a similar 2017 Jeep Cherokee for you to check out as well. 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...
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  • Adapter for Use of Demco Aluminator Tow Bar with Roadmaster Base Plates for 2014 Jeep Cherokee
  • Yes, we have base plates that are compatible with the Demco Aluminator Tow Bar. All you need is the Roadmaster Tow Bar Adapter # RM-032. This will then allow you to install the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit # RM-521447-4 on the 2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude so that it can be flat towed. Keep in mind that a complete flat towing setup includes the Tow Bar and Base Plates, Safety Cables, Vehicle Tow Bar Wiring, a Supplemental Braking System, and possibly a High-Low adapter depending on the...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2016 Jeep Cherokee Behind a Motor Home
  • It does not appear that you have to full fuses on your 2016 Jeep Cherokee to flat tow it behind a motor home. I recommend looking in the recreational towing section of the Jeep owner's manual to confirm. This information is for the Cherokee, not the Grand Cherokee. If the Cherokee is a Latitude or Limited model I recommend Roadmaster base plates # RM-521447-4. If it is a Trailhawk model I recommend # RM-521446-4. I have linked videos showing example installations for each set. For...
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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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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2014 Jeep Cherokee Overland Behind Motorhome
  • For a base plate kit that is confirmed as a fit for you 2014 Jeep Cherokee Overland the Roadmaster kit part # RM-521447-4 would be a great option. I attached an install video for more info for you to check out as well. 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...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude
  • You'll want to check your owners manual for all flat towing procedures. Easiest way to determine if your vehicle has a steering lock is to turn it off and put it in park and then try to turn the wheel. If the wheel can be turned and doesn't lock then you know your vehicle doesn't have a steering lock. For a base plate kit you'd want the part # RM-521447-4 which is a confirmed fit. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and...
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  • Base Plate Cover Recommendation for a Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit
  • To determine what the correct base plate cover would be for your EZ4 Base Plate kit part # RM-521447-4 you will need to measure the inner diameter of the tube of the base plate kit. If it measures 1-1/2 inches you would want the part # RM-210. If it measures 1-1/4 inches you would want part # RM-212. Both of these covers are solid black.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited Behind a Motor Home
  • Trailer wiring harness # 118605 is strictly for towing a trailer with your 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited and cannot be converted for use as a flat towing harness. But I do have a great recommendation for you. For flat towing you can use wiring kit # HM56208. It is designed for use when flat towing your Jeep. In addition to the wiring I am sure you already know that you also need a few other items. For starters, you will need base plates. For your 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited you can use #...
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  • Can Roadmaster Falcon Tow Bar be Used with EZ4 Base Plate Kit on 2016 Jeep Cherokee
  • Yes, the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar part # RM-520 that you referenced as well as the older model 5250 is compatible with Roadmaster EZ4 base plates so it would work well for your kit part # RM-521447-4 for your 2016 Jeep Cherokee. 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...
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  • Base Plate Kit Recommendation for Flat Towing 2018 Jeep Cherokee Limited
  • Sounds like you are looking for a base plate kit confirmed to fit your 2018 Jeep Cherokee Limited. For that we have the Roadmaster kit part # RM-521447-4. I attached an install video for this kit for you to check out as well to walk you through the process. It also comes with install instructions as well. If you have basic tools and mechanical skills you'd have no problem installing this kit.
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  • Which Roadmaster Base Plate Kit for 2017 Jeep Cherokee Limited
  • For your 2017 Jeep Cherokee both the EZ4 base plate part # RM-521447-4 and the EZ5 part # RM-521447-5 are a fit for the vehicle and would work well with the Falcon 2 tow bar part # RM-520. If it were me I would go with the EZ5 since it doesn't require you to use the crossbar and will be a bit easier to use. 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...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2015 Jeep Cherokee Behind a Motor Home with Falcon 2 Tow Bar
  • There are a few different base plate options available for your 2015 Jeep Cherokee. If you have a Trailhawk model you can use # RM-521446-4 or # RM-521446-5. And if you have a Latitude or Limited model you can use # RM-521447-4 or # RM-521447-5. Any of the above base plates will be compatible with your Falcon 2 tow bar, # RM-520. If you need safety cables I recommend # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting, if you will not be towing the Jeep...
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  • Roadmaster Base Plate Kit Recommendation for 2017 Jeep Cherokee
  • For your 2017 Jeep Cherokee you would want the Roadmaster Base Plate # RM-521447-4 if you have a Latitude, Limited, and Overland, or if you have a Trailhawk you would want # RM-521446-4.
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  • Flat Towing Parts Recommendation for a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4x4
  • First you will need to start with a base plate kit. This provides the attachment point for the tow bars to your vehicle. For that you will want the Roadmaster Base Plate Kit part # RM-521447-4. 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 that you referenced. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Jeep Cherokee Latitude
  • Yes, you will need that harness. I wish we had it but you can only get it from Mopar. For a base plate kit you'll want the Roadmaster part # RM-521446-5. I attached an install video for this as well. 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...
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  • Recommendation For Flat-Towing A 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited
  • Based on my research, your 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited with 9-speed transmission can be flat-towed depending on which model you have. You can not flat-tow a front-wheel drive model and can only flat-tow the 2-speed power transfer four-wheel drive model. You can use a tow dolly like the Roadmaster Tow Dolly, Item # RM-2000-1, for a front-wheel drive model. All models can be towed on a vehicle trailer. If you have a four-wheel drive model that can be flat-towed then you will need base...
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  • Base Plates for 2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude That Work with Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520
  • The Roadmaster Base Plates for the Jeep Cherokee Latitude # RM-521447-4 that you referenced are indeed compatible with your 2014 Cherokee Latitude and with Roadmaster's Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520. I have linked at right the written instructions for both items as well as a review video on the Falcon 2. Flat towing may require some preparation of the towed vehicle (check your owner's manual under the heading 'recreational towing' for any steps to be taken to prepare the vehicle) prior to...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Jeep Cherokee with a Roadmaster Blackhawk Tow Bar
  • Yes, the EZ4 base plates for the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, # RM-521447-4, are compatible with Roadmaster Blackhawk tow bar # RM-422, and any motor home mounted Roadmaster tow bar. If you do not already have safety cables you can use # BX88197 to match the 1oK capacity of the tow bar. You will also need a lighting solution. I recommend a magnetic kit such as # C-ATL20A because it is quick and easy to set up and you will not have to cut into the vehicle wiring to use it. And finally,...
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  • What Does Tow Bar and Base Plate Kit Typically Weigh of Flat Towing Setup
  • Base plate kits like the # RM-521447-4 weigh around 40 lbs and tow bars like the # RM-501 weigh around 55 lbs. In general the weight of flat towing equipment doesn't need to be factored into the capacity of anything. Only thing you really need to make sure is that your tow vehicle has the towing capacity for the weight of your towed vehicle and you'd be set.
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  • Base Plate Kit Recommendation for a 2015 Jeep Cherokee
  • The Roadmaster Base Plate Kit part # RM-521447-4 that you referenced could easily be installed by any qualified mechanic in your area. It's not a specialized install so any mechanic in your area with a good reputation would have no problem at all. I attached an install video for you or the mechanic to check out as well. You will need a few other items to complete your flat towing setup. For a compatible tow bar, you can use the Falcon 2, # RM-520. I have included a link to a video showing...
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