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Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # RM-521453-5
Our Price: $427.64
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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. 1-800-940-8924 to order Roadmaster base plates part number RM-521453-5 or order online at Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Great prices 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-521453-5

  • 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.


  • 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
    • Pins to connect base plate to the tow bar (RM-910029) are sold separately
  • 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 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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Installation Details RM-521453-5 Installation instructions

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Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - RM-521453-5

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1505 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.


They look great. Very easy to install great directions and the DIY video made it simple to install. With a twist the tow arms can be added or removed for storage when not in use.
Very satisfied


Everything installed perfectly and the instructions where clear. I didn't care for the instruction to cut up the metal rock guard for the crossbar, but otherwise am pleased with the installation result.

We have since travelled 1,200 miles with this set up connected to a Nighthawk tow bar, and are 100% happy with the performance, and are especially pleased with the ease of connection and disconnection.


Installation was very simple. Instructions were easy enough to follow. I have an aftermarket Quadratic bumper and they look great. I had to do a little of my own measuring to cut the steel. But easy to install.


Roadmaster system is top notch. Installation was not bad. Getting bumper to line up with holes in new bracket was difficult, due to very tight tolerance. We have towed 4 down over 4,000 miles with this set up, no issues at all. Towing 4 down is the only way to go!!


Kit installation was exactly as shown on the videos. Product is holding up very well, with extensive use over the last 12 months. Very durable and high quality.
Have purchased many items from etrailer over the years, and they are always high quality. Great customer service for any questions or issues.


Great product for a good price. Arrived promptly and service from etrailer is great.

The product was perfect fit and we have absolutely no problems with the connections. Extremely satisfied with service customer service and products.
Phillip - 12/03/2022


This is our 2nd tow vehicle with the road master product all is well
Not hooked up but ready to go!

All is working as it should No problems
Rich - 11/20/2021

2019 Jeep Wrangler

good towing kit, directions were a little bit off for my model Wrangler sport S.
Had to improvise a little.


This kit was easy to install on my Jeep Gladiator. Watching the video before starting was very helpful. I will say some of the measurements given for pieces to trim is a little off, but was a easy fix.


I love this poduct. It was easy to install and i use it quite often to flat tow my Jeep behind my motorhome.


product was as advertised. arrived promptly, great directions along with E trailer
video made installation go great. The best thing about it all was E trailer customer service. I ordered the wrong item to start with due to not asking the right questions. When it arrived and i discovered the problem called them and was very pleased the way they fixed my mistake and sent the right items. No problem or hassle what so ever.


Super easy with great instructions Took me a couple of hours


Well made, easy install following the instruction sheet and etrailer's video. The only problem is that they recommended a 9/16 drill bit which was hard to find for a 3/8 drill and the one that I did buy for $18 would not drill the holes. I ended up using a good 1/2 drill bit that I had and the holes were fine. Installed on 2022 Wrangler.


Great product and easy to install as expected with the accurate instructions and pictures.

Very good product.
Cecil - 09/30/2022


Prompt, educated staff, that are quick to answer questions and solve problems. Thank you!


Easy to install, tucks very nicely under the bumper and the removable pins for towing are really nice and very safe with the locking pins

Jeep Wrangler

Instructions did not let me know about drilling of the frame on my 2022 Jeep Wrangler unlimited
Top thru bolt required the frame to be drilled and same bolt could not be torqued to spec it was distorting the frame so I torqued to 35 lbs and applied lock tight otherwise a very nice product


Works great with Roadmaster Night Hawk towbar. Easy connect and disconnect.


I installed the tow brackets on my new 2020 Jeep Wrangler. The instructions were excellent. I had no difficulty installing except I failed to follow one instruction to use supplied bolts to reattach part of the Rock Guard Mount. I used the factory bolts which were slightly larger causing interference with my locking mechanism. Maybe a note on that step would be warranted to make sure folks do not make my mistake which resulted in me basically doing the job twice. Tackle the brakes next.


These base plates fit perfect! I have an aftermarket bumper manufactured by Rugged Ridge so some slight modifications had to be made to the winch mounting plate. This consisted of elongating to frame rail holes and adding an additional hole for the top bolts on the base plate. The inside tabs for the winch plate had to be cut back 3/16” in order to fit inside the Roadmaster base plate brackets. It was a tight fit but with some persuasion the winch plate was installed. Looks great!


Works well once installed. I have towed my Jeep thousands of miles over some rough roads in Baja Mexico. Very difficult to install. For my Jeep Wrangler I had to remove a steel "rock deflector" panel and cut several inches on either side. The directions were unclear and poorly illustrated. I found this unit to be extremely overpriced

I recommend viewing the video installation that we have on a 2020 Jeep Wrangler.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 03/14/2022

by: 04/22/2022
2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Easy to install. Great set up!

2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Overall great fit. My issue is I installed a smittybilt winch and I specifically asked if the kit would work with my winch plate and I was told yes. I lost about 1/2 inch of space with the kit. I now have to figure out a way to cut the winch plate to make it work.


Great product! Easy installation and very well built.


Installed just like the videos described and comes with all the hardware needed to complete the installation. There is a hole you will need to measure and mark that the video did not cover.

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