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Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Mike S says:

Yes, if you:

  • Are a DIYer and want a simple install
  • Have a Roadmaster hitch-mounted tow bar
  • Value the protection of a lifetime warranty

No, if you:

  • Own a tow bar that's not from Roadmaster and don’t want to have to buy an adapter separately
  • Have a Roadmaster Sterling tow bar and want to use its specialty safety cables
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 800-298-8924 to order Roadmaster base plates part number RM-521448-5 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-521448-5

  • Roadmaster
  • Removable Drawbars
  • 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.



521448-5 Road Master EZ-5 Base Plate Kit

Replaces 1432-3

Installation Details RM-521448-5 Installation instructions

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Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - RM-521448-5

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (383 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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The product was exactly what I ordered and fit as easily as etrailer's very informative video tutorial showed that it would. The product was delivered before the expected date. And I was able to easily track the shipment. The best part of the etrailer experience was the extremely helpful staff member, Katie. My card had a problem going thru and Katie was as helpful in clearing that up as she was in assisting with the actual order. I will absolutely recommend etrailer to everyone. 253106



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It arrived in a timely manner was easy to install. My son and I did it in about 2 hours. Perfect fit the plug mounting studs were slightly bent during shipment but easily straightened. The wiring harness took much longer to install but I’m kind of pickie. I was able to feed inside the frame from front to back. Thanks for a great looking product. 476994



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2015 Ford Transit Connect

From start to finish I probably had an hour thirty in this install. I tried multiple cutting tools for trimming the lower plastic panel. A good razor knife worked the best for me. After I loose fit the bar on my jeep, I took the plastic valance panel loose and let it hang on the tow bar. I was able to access the bottom bolts easier and use my screw driver to hold the inner flat nuts on the side ones easier as well. I had to clean the threads on the bottom flat plates which I wish I had seen before I started the assembly. All in all no biggie. My wiring bracket piping was bent in transit. I was able to bend them back in place and then up slightly to make it easier for me to plug in my motorhome harness. Great engineering. Simple process. I really like the way the tow bar sits under and slightly behind the front of the bumper. Clean set up. 229558



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2016 Jeep Wrangler

First I'd like to provide a few comments on e-trailer. I'm a return customer, and will continue to be. The price was right, the delivery was really fast, and the kit arrived with all the parts, and in pristine condition. The big, heavy, part of this kit was well-packed, and even the little metal prongs on the front arrived undamaged. I took the time to watch the e-trailer installation video but it appears that the kit they used in the demo had some minor configuration differences from that delivered. That wasn't really an issue, since the directions in the kit were consistent with the configuration of my kit. But now, about the kit. I installed a previous version Roadmaster base plate kit on a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport. It took me about an hour. This "new, improved" version... about six hours, spread over two days. Some was my fault, some bad directions, and some just bad luck, but the design of the kit was not user-installation-friendly, or an improvement of any kind over the older design. First, the new kit has both brackets connected by a large, beefy, bar. Great, except trying to get everything to line up is now much harder since the flanges on the kit are barrrrely wide enough to slip over the frame extensions on the Jeep. If you're off even a hair, they bind and you can't line up the bolt holes. And, with the brackets all in one piece, BOTH sides have to be lined up simultaneously. Lining up the bolt holes by tapping alternate sides with a hammer (my solution) works, but it sure is tedious. Oh, and there is a metal tab on the back side of the bar, behind the wiring prongs (not sure why it's there, maybe it serves a purpose on some other vehicle installation?). This tab is located in an EXTREMELY inconvenient location as, in addition to the problems lining up the bolt holes in the tight-fitting flanges on the frame extensions, you have to slide this tab through a little slot that you cut in the air dam. I found it easiest to NOT attach ANY of the air dam fasteners until I had at least one bolt on each side started. I just hung the air dam on this tab, jacked the whole thing into place, fiddled and hammered until I got a couple bolt holes lined up, and THEN fastened the air dam back in place. So far, the installation was just irritating and tedious, but no worse than some other auto repair work one might undertake. Now comes the "bad directions" part. Roadmaster includes some nuts with little wires tacked on so you can hold the nut in place on the blind side of the frame while you run the bolts in to snug them up. I found it useful to run those bolts through the nuts BEFORE doing anything to clear out the paint on the nut threads so they'll start a little easier. The Roadmaster directions supplied with the kit are VERY SPECIFIC (Step 5), stating that the LOWER nut should be put in place first, and then the UPPER. Since the access is through an opening in the UNDERSIDE of the frame, putting the lower bolt in first blocks access to the upper bolt. I followed the instructions on the first side and that is EXACTLY what happened, causing a significant problem. Since my access to the upper bolt was blocked by the installed lower one, I had to twist and fiddle the upper nut into place. When I started to tighten, the little holder wire bent around the lower bolt, and then broke, before nut had not yet snugged down. If you should find yourself in this awkward position, the quickest and simplest solution is to remove the plastic cover from above the frame - right in front of the grill, where a winch would normally mount - and go in from the top with a wrench to grab that spinning nut. When I installed the bolts on the other side, I did the upper one first, and then the lower, and had no such problems. Once you get them snugged down, they'll pretty much hold themselves so you can torque to the proper spec, and you're done. All in all, this install was MANY times more difficult than the original Roadmaster TWO-PIECE base plate kit for the Jeep Wrangler. Additionally, I don't particularly like the new design anyway, beyond the more difficult install. The huge bar that connects the two brackets (that are independent on the older design) sticks down lower, and reduces clearance in the front a bit. The "EZ twist locks" on the brackets themselves ARE easy to install, though because of clearance with the bar in the kit I have, have to be installed upside down compared with the etrailer video demo. While easy to install, the new hitch point brackets offer no obvious positive visual cue that one can quickly look at when you're hitching up to confirm that they're locked. I guess I'll get used to that, but I don't like it. Though I suppose Roadmaster has done the design work, the new "twist lock" brackets also don't look nearly as durable as the old ones, which simply used a hitch pin to secure the bracket to the piece attached to the frame extension. A MUCH harder install, and a less obviously robust attachment system than the previous design leaves me wondering where the improvement is in the new design. I already owned a Roadmaster tow bar (and like it), so I didn't have much choice. I've towed my new 2016 Jeep with the new bracket, and got back with the Jeep still securely attached to the tow vehicle, so it DOES work. 259161



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Honda Pilot

Product arrived very quick. It is well made and came complete with all hardware and instructions. The only problem was that it has extra mounting plates for each side that doesn't show up on any of the videos. The instructions say if there isn't a hole on the outside of the frame on each side just to drill through from the inside to make the hole on the outside. There is barely enough room to get your hand in there let alone a drill. I lined up the lower holes on the mounting plate with the holes on the frame and marked the upper hole, drilled a pilot hole and checked the inside and adjusted accordingly then drilled the final hole. I like the fact that I can remove the tow arms so they are not shin busters. 518321


Comments
Still working great. Glad I ordered from etrailer.
Michael - 06/07/2019

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Thank you for getting this here quickly so it could be installed prior to my vacation. It is much appreciated! 852535



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It was shipped very quick and delivered in good condition very happy 822914



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5 star except for a couple of issues. Inner frame nuts turn and wind up the wires that hold them, bolt thru frame rubs transmission coolant line, holes under frame did not line up, had to drill frame. Tow system looks solid and product history is very good 821654



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Was easy to install works great pulling with our Motorhome 806556



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I am so glad I came across etrailer.com, They have what I need in stock, and show you how to use and or install the product. They have great prices and fast shipping, What else could you ask for! 804646



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Our Roadmaster tow bar is amazing, is easy to set up and super safe. 791160



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Baseplate came in a few days and everything was as easy to install just like video. 772012



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I just received my order today,everything looks fine.the shipping was faster than I expected.Jesse was great to deal with I was really lost and needed help,he was very patient and made the correct suggestions for me . Once I have installed the tow bars, bracket, and braking system I will send in another review,thanks again Jesse 767788



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2014 Jeep Wrangler

Very satisfied with the base plate. The installation was very simple to do. The only problem I found was that during shipping one of the mounting studs for the wiring mount was bent and I had to straighten it out. 728761



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2015 Jeep Wrangler

The Base plate kit fit my 2015 Wrangler very well. Drilling was a bit difficult (getting the holes lined up through the two frame plates was the most difficult), but once the bolts were in place, it fit and has worked perfectly for the last year. 727101



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Great product. looks like OEM, most people can not even detect its presence on the vehicle. There was an issue with having to drill a hole in the vehicle frame to get all the pieces lined up. This is not a job for someone with limited tools and auto tech experience. However, with a couple of friends who I imposed a "Friend Tax" to get it all done in good order . Overall a great product. 726936



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Working Just Fine and was easy to insta ll. 723328



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This tow bar looks and feels substantial, it was pretty clear how to install it, I did have to drill the holes in the frame through one side and got one hole a little low. It took every trick in my construction book to get all the pieces in place and tightened, and not have to round out any holes. I like this bar and the removable pins. Buying from etrailer.com is easy and they have a strong tech support system. 705828



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Repeat customer here. Price, service, shipping, all excellent. Had the base plate on in a couple hours. Will try it out soon on camping and photo trips in the Four Corners area. Thanks!! 705786



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2015 Jeep Wrangler

2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited...kit was complete and easy to install. Still installed and working one year later! 697032



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Fast shipping. Sales associate knew exactly what I needed. The tow bar base plate bolted up with no drilling in about an hour. 693133



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Bolted right on just as advertised. could hardly see the base plate once installed. hooked up to the tow bar easily 671000



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I’ve probably pulled my JKU about 3000 miles since I installed this. Works great and i’d buy it again. 670505



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2017 Jeep Wrangler

RM-521448-5 Review: I have a 2017 Jeep Wrangler and needed a way to hook it up to my 1991 Hawkins Diesel Pusher Motorhome. The etrailer staff was very helpful in helping me purchase the correct system. I like not having anything extend beyond the front bumper when not being towed. I use the RM-676 Nighthawk Tow Bar and the SM99243 SMI Air Force One Brake system for Air Brakes. 5 Stars! 635928



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2018 Jeep JK Wrangler

Products just perfect and delivery time was amazing! 629569


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