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Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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Designed for use with motor-home-mounted tow bars, the direct-connect brackets are virtually invisible, easy to mount and remove, and they eliminate the need for a quick-disconnect crossbar on your tow bar. Installs on your vehicle's frame. 1-800-940-8924 to order Roadmaster base plates part number RM-521451-5 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-521451-5

  • Removable Drawbars
  • Roadmaster
  • Twist Lock Attachment

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


Features:

  • Direct-connect brackets provide attachment points for your motor-home-mounted tow bar
  • Streamlined design creates supremely clean look
    • No obtrusive quick-disconnect crossbar
    • Hidden brackets sit even farther back than standard brackets
  • Drawbars attach and remove quickly and easily
    • Arms click to lock in place in brackets
    • Built-in pull rings let you unlock arms so you can twist and remove them
  • Computer-cut, all-steel construction provides exceptional strength
  • Black powder coat finish is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Simple installation - no welding required
    • Custom base plates ensure a perfect fit for your vehicle
  • Compatible with Roadmaster motor-home-mounted tow bars only
  • Instructions and mounting hardware included
  • Made in the USA
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


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


The drawbars, or front arms, on this base plate kit are supremely easy to mount and remove. Just insert them into the brackets and twist to lock them in place. To remove each arm, simply tug the built-in pull pin to disengage the lock, twist the arm back and pull it out of the bracket. Once the drawbars have been removed, the remaining brackets are virtually invisible. On most automobiles, the brackets are mounted within the grille, where they remain not only unseen, but protected from scrapes and scuffs as well.



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Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - RM-521451-5

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1176 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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We purchased your Base Plate kit to tow our 2021 Jeep behind our Winnebago Class C motorhome. We have logged close to 5,000 miles so far without an issue. We are very pleased with this product performance.




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So glad I bought these base plates as they were a perfect fit and required no vehicle modifications whatsoever. Truly bolt on using existing OEM holes in the vehicle frame.




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Jeep Cherokee

A very good kit to attack tow brackets to our 2021 Jeep Cherokee. Simple install and are nearly invisible.




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I haven't opened the box yet, but I appreciate the prompt shipping, especially your tracking web site
Very pleased.




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Jeep Cherokee

The most difficult part was getting the grill on my Cherokee Trailhawk removed, that was a real pain. Once that was accomplished the base plate was easy! Make sure that everything you will need to do is done while the grill is off (a job you only want to do once) !!! 7




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Install was straight forward. Easy to order from eTrailer.




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Jeep

Was ok to install if you have machincal abilities, once installed on Jeep absoloutly incredible to hook up hookup is about 5 mins




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2019 Jeep Cherokee

These fit like a glove on the 2019 Cherokee Trailhawk. Cannot even see the baseplate's when mounting brackets are removed.

Removing the facia is a bear. Take your time and use some auto trim removal tools (search online).




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Jeep

Great fit with jeep KL. Easy hook up and remove.




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Great to work with, friendly and very knowledgeable on their products. Will certainly be purchasing from etrailer again in the near future.


Comments
These are great! I love the way that these baseplates installed, the unobtrusive look on the front of the jeep and most of all I like the fact that they are connected directly to the frame of the vehicle and that the arms are separate and free floating with no cross bars. I really like the ease of the installation of the yokes and the removal when not in use.
Dave E - 05/12/2021


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Jeep

Installed on 2019 Jeep Trailhawk for Duo brake system so it was part of the completing that process that included the DUO. Installed Roadmaster Direct Connect base plate, Duo Brake systems to be used with Falcon All Terrain- The system has been great so far after one year in service.

The total install for everything probably took me 25-30 hours, working on it over several days. Removal of brand Jeep quarter panel and front end grill was a little nerve wreaking, but easy install on tow plates. The brake and electrical work used the other 60% of the time on this job.

I would consider myself to have intermediate skills for automotive repair activity. The slicing of the various electrical brake light system wires was a little challenging to due access in the front end and rear brake light housing. The video's from etrailer.com was very helpful in completing the process from start to finish ( although I had to watch it a number of times as I completed each portion of the install)


Note - The jeep brake light wiring will be connected to a plug in receptacle installed at the front of the jeep. Where the coil wire from the RV that plugs into this installed receptacle can become loose from plugging /unpluging the coil wire.
The pins can be pushed back thru that rubber housing easily if extreme caution isn't used each time and over time can loose contact with the coil connector. They should improve the plastic sheath that covers the backside of the pins in that receptacle so they cannot be pushed thru the back side.




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2019 Jeep Cherokee

I have not installed it yet, but it appears very well made and sturdy. The installation manual appears to be detailed and easy to follow. Fast delivery.




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Very easy to insert and remove.


Comments
Works great.
Terry - 08/16/2021


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Everything I needed to install on our 2020 Jeep Trailhawk. Installation video is great for one doing their own install.




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They worked out great. Happy with the p roduct




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Easy to install.




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Great product with very good DIY installation instructions. The product fit with no frame drilling and all hardware was perfect. The end product looks great and performs perfectly.




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Instructions are wrong on the 2019 Jeep trail hawk. there are two extra screws that hold the front bumper cover near the radiator that must be removed.




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Product works as it should. Easy install. Videos are a great help.




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We have driven about 7000 miles and no issues as of yet.




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Always on time and quality products! Can’t ask for better customer service. The installation videos are priceless!!




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The base plate was everything you said it was. Very easy to install and the video was extremely helpful.




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2019 Jeep Cherokee

Great fit. Hardly show. Like that you don't need crossbar.




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I have to say from the picture they don't look like all that much but They are pretty heavy duty and heavier than I had thought they would be and that is a good thing. I still need to install them so at this time that's all I can say about them.




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Base plate arrive well packaged and correct :)



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