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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # RM-523188-4
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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. 1-800-940-8924 to order Roadmaster base plates part number RM-523188-4 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-523188-4

  • 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.



523188-4 Road Master EZ4 Base Plate Kit

Installation Details RM-523188-4 Installation instructions

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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - RM-523188-4

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (685 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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2017 Buick Envision

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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It is exactly what I ordered. Installed easily and works great



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This was easy to install works great I bought a wiring kit I can say it was easy to but the kit to convert the lights has give me fits



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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


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


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


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


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


I bought all of my products for flat towing my 2014 Jeep Cherokee for etrailer and I couldn’t be happier. The service was exceptional, the pricing was right, and when I did have a problem, they were right there to take care of it. When I need more goodies for the RV, I will be back!!!!



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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


Delivery was great right part but this is the 6th baseplate I’ve installed and the instructions could be better. The pics could be better showing some bolt locations nothing is written about cutting inner fender but then look at pics showing they cut them the inner fender biggest problem.


Comments
I checked with the manufacturer and the instructions could have been an older set. The manual will be the most up to date for the installation on a 2020 Toyota Tacoma.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 04/06/2022

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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


Followed directions and completed job in a little over 4 hours. had trouble reinserting some pins in difficult locations.

Later in the month I installed the wiring tow package. Goofed up and crossed a wire and it took me two days to get back under the truck and rewire. all is working great according to directions...…….

I will use etrailer again, good service, great service representatives...……..jt


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working great, no problems at all, however I may have to get my tow bar refurbished because of age.
Jimmie T - 06/28/2020

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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


Great product and thanks to etrailer.com for the excellent videos detailing how to install the Demco Stay-In-Play Duo braking system. As a result of watching all of the available videos, I learned that there where a couple of different ways to install the system in our Jeep Wranglers. The first installation I did was in our 2019 Wrangler and that was super easy following the one video on your website. The second installation of the system was not as easy because our 2021 Wrangler has a manual transmission and required having to drill a hole in the firewall/floor board to run the wiring and vacuum tube from the passenger compartment to the engine area. If etrailer.com ever has an installation on a Jeep Wrangler with a manual transmission to perform, hopefully they will video tape that installation to guide customers with Jeeps with manual transmissions. I think etrailer.com's idea of mounting the control box on the fuse box is by far the cleanest and easiest way to install the Demco braking system.
I also followed etrailer.com's videos for installing the brake light system and the base plate on both our Wranglers and could not be happier with them. Thanks etrailer for all you offer.



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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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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate 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.



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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


The Roadmaster base plate kit is well made and fit the Jeep JK very well. The assembly instructions were detailed and accurate with the exception of how to cut the plastic splash/rock guard under the bumper. I questioned the dimensions provided and checked prior to cutting. I was able remove less material resulting in a better fit.

The threaded plates with wire attached are not long enough to prevent spinning when torqueing the bolts attaching the bracket to the vehicle frame. I was able to use a 7/8 open end wrench to hold the plates while torqueing the bolts. A little frustrating but as there isn't much room to access the upper plate. Roadmaster should consider manufacturing those plates longer to prevent spinning.

The customer service from Etrailer was excellent. Tammie expedited my order and provided notification when shipped and delivered. Tammie is a 5 star representative and I appreciate her attention to my order.

I recommend Roadmaster products and Etrailer.


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Still very satisfied with the roadmaster product.
Joe R - 09/15/2021

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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate 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.



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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


Easy to install. It was designed for this vehicle, so no drilling or fabrication. Called tech support once, very helpful.



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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


Installed these on my 2018 wrangler. Awesome instructions! Very happy with how it turned out. The videos in the web site are worth the watch.



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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


Easy to install. Works as advertised. Starting to rust after only 1 year.



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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


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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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate 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.



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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


etrailer service was great. Received my Roadmaster base plate in 3 days. The directions from Roadmaster were fair, but etrailer's video was excellent. I had trouble mounting my base plate as the space between the two baseplate ends were too tight. I needed to use a floor jack and bottle jack to get it on. Once it was in position everything went together fine. I trimmed the Jeep' air dam differently keeping the ends that Roadmaster wants you to cut off. I think it looks better. I also had to modify the center cut in the air dam to accommodate the breakaway switch I have.


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Base plate has been working out great. Easy putting on and taking off.
Jeffrey - 10/29/2018


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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


Great product. This is the 4th unit I have purchased and used on different vehicles. When I purchased the wrong unit, etrailer replaced it with the correct one. Between the installation instructions that come with the kits and the available videos on the website, installation is relatively simple. I would and have recommended etrailer to a lot of people.



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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


Good quality. A little difficult to install for one person. Another set of hands would make it easier. Follow the instructions to make sure that you do things in the proper order. I would buy this again.


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Still working as designed. Thanks
Dale - 03/17/2022
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    There are indeed direct-connect base plates available for your 2016 Buick Envision but there are also crossbar-style models that will allow you to continue to use your existing Guardian Rock Guard # RM-4000. For this I recommend the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit # RM-523188-4, which will work perfectly on your new Buick while maintaining the type of setup you had on the Ford including the Falcon All Terrain's crossbar and Rock Guard. I have attached the written installation...
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    We have exactly what you need to flat tow your 2017 Buick Envision with a Demco Aluminator, Commander, Dominator, Excalibar, or Kwik-Tow tow bar. I recommend using the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit # RM-523188-4 along with the RoadMaster Base Plate to Blue Ox and Demco Tow Bars Adapter # RM-033. This was designed for people in your situation who already have some equipment. Please note that a complete flat towing setup includes the tow bar and base plate kit, as well as safety cables,...
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    For your 2017 Buick Envision we do have the correct Roadmaster base plate kit fit with the # RM-523188-4 which will work great with your Roadmaster Falcon 2 tow bar # RM-520. We also do installs which you can set up if you contact customer service when you are ready.
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    I took a look at the online version of the owner's manual for your 2018 Buick Envision AWD and found that it can be flat towed behind an RV with all 4 wheels on the ground. I do recommend verifying this information in your copy of the manual as well as reviewing the specific steps you will need to take before pulling the vehicle. This section is titled "Recreational Vehicle Towing" in the manual. In order to flat tow your Buick Envision you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables,...
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