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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. Call 800-298-8924 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

  • Roadmaster
  • Removable Drawbars
  • 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 Quick Disconnects and all Roadmaster tow bars
  • 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

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (442 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.

- RM-523160-4
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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. 766826



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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. 766487



- RM-523160-4
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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) 711957



- RM-523160-4
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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. 584245



- RM-523160-4
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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 574526


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Great
Danny - 10/16/2019

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Works great. 558376



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Chevrolet Equinox

Quick shipping. Good packaging. Ready to install. This will allow us to tow our Equinox with no trouble 549114



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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. 486544



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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. 474667



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


Good product. Fit as explained. 663103



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


great fit easy install .Best service ev er. 557727



- RM-521448-4
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Review from a similar 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-521451-4
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Review from a similar EZ4 in Base Plates


Amazing how much bulk there is to this base compared to the base I used on my Pickup truck. Going to get them mounted on the new vehicle and give them a test soon 572894



- RM-521451-4
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Review from a similar 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-523184-4
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Review from a similar 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-521448-4
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Review from a similar 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


Comments
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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- RM-521423-4
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Review from a similar 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-521423-4
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Review from a similar 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-524443-4
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Review from a similar 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-523182-4
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Review from a similar 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 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



- 523196-4
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Review from a similar EZ4 in Base Plates


Arrived 1 day early so looking forward in installing it this weekend. 898888



- RM-523193-4
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Review from a similar EZ4 in Base Plates


Great service and fast shipping 895719



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


All the parts and instructions arrived on time and in great condition. The base plate was an easy install with simple tools and a fairly basic mechanical know how. 895211



- RM-521448-4
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Review from a similar EZ4 in Base Plates


very easy to install by myself in about an hour. all holes were already in the frame except for the 2 for the front lower cross bar. mine is a 2011 jeep other years may have them. Easy to drill had plenty of access room and easy to get to. looks good after install , sets back just far enough to hide most of it. very clean not sure i'm going to leave the the front splash shield on looks good with out it. 894938


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Ask the Experts about this Roadmaster Base Plates

  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Chevy Equinox AWD
    Some models of the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox cannot be flat towed, especially those with the continuously variable transmission (CVT). These models must be towed using a tow dolly like # RM-2000-1. This tow dolly comes with electric brakes, safety cables, adjustable axle and ramps, and adjustable wheel nets. I have included a link to the installation details. Before you attempt to flat tow your Equinox AWD, I recommend checking your owners manual for any flat towing restrictions or procedures....
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2011 Chevy Equinox Behind a Motor Home
    Between the MX and EZ4 base plates for the 2011 Chevy Equinox, both have removable draw-bar arms that you can take out when not in use so either one would be virtually invisible with the arms out. I recommend going with the EZ4 base plates, # RM-523160-4, because they are compatible with more tow bars. Before going any further you will want to consult the vehicle owners manual to make sure your Equinox can be flat towed and if there are any special requirements or procedures you need...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2010 Chevy Equinox Behind a Motor Home
    Roadmaster base plates # 523163-1 are only listed as a fit for the 2010 to 2015 GMC Terrain but not the Equinox. For the 2010 Chevy Equinox you can use Roadmaster base plates # RM-523160-4. I assume that since you previously flat towed the Terrain that you have a tow bar and safety cables but I will make some recommendations just in case you need those items as well. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon 2, # RM-520. You can also use coiled safety cables # RM-643. For...
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  • Is Roadmaster Stowmaster Tow Bar Compatible with EZ4 Base Plate Kit on 2012 Chevrolet Equinox
    The Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit, part # RM-523160-4 is compatible with all Roadmaster Tow Bars, Including your Stowmaster. I believe the T-connector that you are referring to is the wiring harness for towing a trailer behind your vehicle. For wiring, you could use the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit, part # RM-154. If you do not plan to tow your Equinox often, you could go with a set of magnetic lights like the Magnetic Towing Light Kit, part # C-ATL20A. To complete...
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  • Will the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit Work with a Towmatic II Tow Bar on a 2014 Equinox
    The Roadmaster Base Plate Kit, # RM-523160-4, requires the tow bar adapter, # RM-038, to work with the Towmatic II tow bar. The base plates on your Honda should have required this adapter as well, so if you already have the adapter, you could simply reuse it with your new base plates on the Chevy Equinox. The only other part you may be interested in is the Roadmaster Quick Disconnect Kit, # RM-201. This will make it easier to disconnect the tow bar from the adapter when you are not towing....
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  • Install Instructions Recommendation for EZ4 Base Plate Kit on 2014 Chevy Equinox
    I really wish we had an install video for any of the base plate kits that fit your 2014 Chevy Equinox but the best we can do right now is have you check out the install instructions link I attached to this page for the EZ4 # RM-523160-4 which are very detailed with color pictures and diagrams to walk you through the entire process.
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  • Base Plates and Other Required Parts to Flat Tow 2011 Chevy Equinox LTZ with Falcon Tow Bar
    Yes, you can indeed use Roadmaster base plates # RM-523160-4 on your 2011 Chevy Equinox LTZ and Falcon tow bar. In addition to the tow bar and base plates you will also need safety cables, if you do not already have some, # RM-643. For lighting you can use a simple magnetic kit such as # C-ATL20A or, for a more permanent solution, a diode kit # RM-15267. It looks like some fuses have to be pulled to flat tow your Equinox (consult vehicle owner's manual to confirm). We have the following...
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  • Base Plate and Flat Towing Equipment Recommendations for 2012 Chevy Equinox
    Since you have a Roadmaster tow bar, use the base plate kit # RM-523160-4 which is compatible with all their tow bars. The Falcon 2 tow bar, # RM-520 would be an excellent choice, this towbar also self centers and locks. Safety cables are sold separately as # RM-643. You'd need a few other items in order to flat tow the vehicle. For a wiring solution, I like the # RM-15247 diode kit. This allows a permanent installation and includes the wiring umbilical to connect the Equinox and...
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  • Can a Blue Ox Tow Bar Be Used with Roadmaster Base Plates
    In order for your Blue Ox Alpha to work with the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plates, part # RM-523160-4, you need an adapter like part # RM-032. In addition to the tow bar and base plates, you will need a system to join the tail lights of the motorhome to the tail lights of the towed vehicle. You will also need safety cables, and in many states, a supplemental braking system. The easiest lighting system to use is the Roadmaster Bulb and Socket Kit, part # RM-155. This kit is easy to install,...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Chevy Equinox Behind an RV
    There are 5 main parts need to flat tow your 2013 Chevy Equinox: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For Roadmaster base plates you can use # RM-523160-4. There is a Blue Ox option that will fit, # BX1689. For a tow bar I recommend the Falcon 2 # RM-520. It is rated for 6,500 pounds so it will have more than enough capacity for your Equinox. If you have to use the Blue Ox base plates then you will also need an adapter to use a Roadmaster tow bar,...
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  • Parts Needed for Flat Towing a 2014 Chevy Equinox with a All Terrain Tow Bar
    To flat tow your 2014 Chevy Equinox you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, vehicle tow bar wiring, a supplemental braking system, possibly a high-low adapter, and a few additional accessories. The base plate kit that works with both the Falcon All Terrain # RM-522 you referenced and your Guardian Rock Guard # RM-4000 is the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit # RM-523160-4. For safety cables I recommend part # RM-643 which are coiled to keep them from touching the ground and...
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  • What Towbar and Baseplate Kit are Needed for Towing the 2011 Chevy Equinox
    The Roadmaster EX4 Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms, item # RM-523160-4, is the correct base plate kit for your 2011 Chevrolet Equinox. The RoadMaster Sterling All Terrain Tow Bar with 6-Wire Electric Cord - 6,000 lbs, item # RM-576 that you selected would be an excellent choice for towing your vehicle if your motorhome has a 2 inch hitch mounted at the rear. With the Sterling All Terrain Tow Bar and the EZ4 base plate kit you will get the safety cables and the 6 wire wiring needed to...
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  • Can the Falcon 2 Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates # RM-525 be Used with Roadmaster Base Plates
    Using your Falcon 2 Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates, item # RM-525, with Roadmaster Base Plates, item # RM-523160-4, on your 2011 Chevy Equinox, will require the use of a set of Roadmaster Falcon 2 Replacement Swivel Collar, item # RM-9200-4. You would need to remove the Blue Ox adapters each time and install the swivel ears if you will be switching between vehicles. A better solution, if you are switching between vehicles would be to go with the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit, item #...
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  • Equipping 2014 Chevy Equinox for Use w/ Roadmaster Brakemaster 9000
    Assuming that the motorhome is good to go, you'll need to following to equip your 2014 Chevy Equinox with the Brakemaster braking system: Brakemaster 2nd Vehicle Kit, part # RM-98160 Brakemaster Seat Adapter, part # RM-88280 Stoplight Switch Kit, part # RM-751439 Fuse Bypass, part # RM76511 Umbilical, part # RM-921004 If you don't have the Ail Cylinder that Mounts to the floor of the towed vehicle and pushes the brake pedal, you'll also need # RM-9100-50 If you haven't yet...
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  • Base Plate Kit Recommendation for 2016 Chevy Equinox
    For your 2016 Chevy Equinox we have the Roadmaster base plate kit part # RM-523184-4 which is a confirmed fit as long as you don't have adaptive cruise control or active air shutters. This would work well with the Sterling tow bar you have part # RM-576. 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 wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies of the towed...
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  • Tow Bar Recommendation to Use With Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate for 2014 Chevy Equinox
    The most popular tow bar to use with an EZ4 base plate like the part # RM-523160-4 which is a confirmed fit for your 2014 Chevy Equinox is the Roadmaster Falcon part # RM-520. 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 cables off of the ground. For...
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