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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. 1-833-496-1390 to order Roadmaster base plates part number RM-523160-4 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-523160-4

  • Removable Drawbars
  • Roadmaster
  • Twist Lock Attachment

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 Roadmaster tow bars with use of quick-disconnect crossbar (910021-00 - sold separately)
  • Instructions and mounting hardware included
  • Made in the USA
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


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.



523160-4 Road Master EZ4 Base Plate Kit

Replaces Roadmaster 3160-1B

Installation Details RM-523160-4 Installation instructions

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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - RM-523160-4

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (728 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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Roadmaster

Anna at etrailer was most helpful getting me the correct baseplate for a Roadmaster Tow Bar I had purchased used. Very knowledgeable in the product line and recommending what parts I would need to complete my towing installation.

The Roadmaster product was a perfect fit, had all the neccessary hardware parts and did not require any modifications to install it. etrailer also made several onlinr videos further showing how to install the products they sell you. The finished installation is almost invisible leaving the car looking stock until the connectors are twisted in and the cross bar installed.

Great buying experience and competitive pricing keeps me returning to etrailer.




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Base plate is well constructed and fit my Chevy Equinox perfectly. Installation was straightforward and the instructions were very clear. Have been towing my Chevy for a year now with zero problems.




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2010 Chevrolet Equinox

etrailer is an excellent place to do business. I have placed several orders over the past few years and they deliver the goods. They are very prompt on filling the order and getting it out the door. The products I have bought have never been misrepresented in their adds and always have been complete no missing parts. Their prices are always very competitive. I can highly recommend etrailer as a good dependable place to purchase the stuff you need


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Great
Danny - 10/16/2019


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Loved the base plate and it works wonde rful.




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This plate works great I was very satisfied. It was easy to install. When towing the car, you can't tell the car is behind you.
The plate was shipped fast, we will be ordering again from etrailer.com
Thank you for your prompt service.




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2014 Chevrolet Equinox

I have not completed installation of base plate yet. I found my experience with Brittany B (customer service) to be most enjoyable and informative. She confirmed all the parts ordered would be compatible and assured me if I had questions of any degree to contact her and she would get the answer. It's so nice to be able to speak with someone with knowledge and a since of humor. Thanks.




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everything I have purchased from you had worked as expected. thank you




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The directions could be better as the pictures did not do a good job of showing how all the pieces go on the car so had to try to use the parts list to figure out how things go together. Also need better direction on what needs to be trimmed on bumper skin as had to drive 3-4 times to trim so bumper skin would fit.. Also the torque specs supplied did not provide for specific bolts used.




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2015 Chevrolet Equinox

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.




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Chevrolet Equinox

Quick shipping. Good packaging. Ready to install. This will allow us to tow our Equinox with no trouble




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works great




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Product arrived on time but was a lot harder to put on than shown on the video. I almost have it done but very hard for an old man. (80)




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Works great.




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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


Had Base Plate installed today, shop gave me 2.5 hr labor time. I returned just under 2hrs and they were backing my car out the shop. They parked it facing me. I told the Mechanic "That was quick" He said that's because it wouldn't fit. I was disappointed and asked what do I owe you for your labor> He laughed out loud and said it on there, but hard to see. I was so surprised and pleased you have to just about get down on your knees and bend down to see it. took me about 8 min to install everything and connect it to the Tow vehicle. I'm very pleased with it.




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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


Easy to install the videos you have are a great help, 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee




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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


I ordered this base plate to be installed on our 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited to allow it to be used with a Roadmaster Tow Bar that we purchased originally in early 2000 to tow our 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Yes, 20 years later we are back into RVing and wanted to tow our 2020 Jeep behind our new Jayco Seneca Super-C motorhome. The only difference between 2000 and 2020 is the fact that we needed a brake activation system for our 2020 setup, something that wasn’t required in 2000. etrailer also sold us the Roadmaster Invisi Brake operating system which we had our local welding fabricator (also RV hitch installation expert) instal. Everything works perfectly and safely. Thank you etrailer!


Comments
Excellent! We have towed the Grand Cherokee with it for over 17,000 miles since installation, with no operational issues. From NW MT to west coast of WA, to Rockport, TX, to Duluth, MN and back in three separate trips.
Mike - 06/05/2022


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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


The Jeep project went very well everything fit great and worked well. I really love Roadmaster products and quality and your company is the best place to purchase them. I sold the Jeep and replaced it with a new 2019 Chevy Equinox 2.0 L AWD and just purchased and installed the following items from you and installed them, RM-156-25 & RM-156-75 Battery Charge Line Kit, RM-146-7 Flex Coil Kit, RM-523193-4 EZ4 Plate Kit, RM-88333 Custom Seat Adapter, RM-751489 Stop Light Switch Kit and a RM-98160 Second Vehicle Brake Kit w/brakeaway. All these parts were in stock and arrived quickly and normal with you people, I really enjoy the o-line vidios as I do all my own installs. Thank you so much for your great service.
I will attach pictures of my install, you will see how I was able to fab a bracket and attach it to the existing mount on the base plate to mount the brakeaway switch and the air connection for the brake system.
I also fabricated a tail light bar as I didn't want to use mag-lights or splice into the factory lights and bulbs installed into the lights would not work as the factory brake lights will come on when the brake system is applyed and the turn siginals would not be visable.
Thanks for all you do, I would and do recommend you people to everyone who needs your products. Rob


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Everything is working great, I installed a base plate kit, battery charging kit, stop light switch kit, second vehicle air brake kit w brakeaway and seat adapter on our 2019 Chevy Equinox and towed it about 14000 miles behind our motor home this past year and everything worked perfect not a problem with any product. These are great products, everything fit perfectly and performed perfectly. Thank you for great service and great products. Rob
Rob - 01/21/2020


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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


I installed this kit on my 2015 Honda Fit. The instructions are very good, however, there are a couple of "snags" to watch out for. You might have to enlarge the holes on the blind hole part of the bumper installation in order to get all of the mounting bolts to align. The other recommendation I have is NOT to use the Loctite "red" thread compound on the blind hole bolts where you cannot get a wrench on the inside. The Loctite will dry too fast and cause issues tightening the bolts on those areas. They have lock washers anyways and you can use the Loctite on the bolts you can get a wrench on the backing nut mounts. I have been towing for months now and I am very happy with it, especially the crossbar style. You will have to purchase the crossbar separately. It's more weight and a little clunky compared to the direct attachment but it allows you to disconnect in some tough situations by pulling the crossbar off while one arm of the tow hitch is still attached. I use an Falcon All Terrain tow bar so I can release the tow arms in uneven conditions. And I have encountered all types of uneven ground, it really makes disconnect of the TOAD very easy.




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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


Self installed, not recommended for beginners. However, for those with some skills and tools, the provided instructions and web site support is outstanding!




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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate 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.


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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 EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


This was a straightforward install. The instructions were easy to understand and follow. All the necessary parts and hardware were included. It is pretty well hidden once installed. I highly recommend this base plate and etrailer.




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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


This was my 4th install for a dingy (with 4 wheel flat towing) in the last 20 years. This install is for a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Overland. The New ROADmaster 90* twist & lock removable base plates are REALY Awesome! So much much easier & faster than installing & removing locking pins! One picture shows a Brush guard from ROADmaster no longer available.




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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


This tow bracket base was a little tough for an old senior but very straight forward install. Everything went as the instructions said. The product is very well built and looks good where it comes through the front bumper cover. As usual the customer service and fast shipping from etrailer is exceptional.
I have had many purchases here and it's always great. I give etrailer itself 5 stars as well as the products.


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As above this work awesome. Pulled the car 8500 miles in the last year
Michael - 05/19/2022


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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


Received my Roadmaster base plate and wiring kits for my 2020 Buick Envision a day early. Just as in the past when I ordered 2 base plate with wiring kits all parts with clear instructions was in the box. All the personnel has been very courteous. I got Lori B.as my salesperson. She was very friendly, knowledgeable, and made ordering easy. When I had a question she responded fast to my request. Thanks Etrailer for a job well done.




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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate 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.



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