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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. Call 800-298-8924 to order Roadmaster base plates part number RM-523189-5 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-523189-5

  • Roadmaster
  • Removable Drawbars
  • 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.



523189-5 Road Master EZ-5 Base Plate Kit

Installation Details RM-523189-5 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - RM-523189-5

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (432 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.

- RM-523189-5
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GMC Acadia

Called and spoke to a representative and got everything I needed to set up my GMC Acadia for dingy towing. Great knowledgeable staff. I always can count on them. 666562



- RM-523189-5
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Easy install 773238



- RM-523189-5
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GMC

Very happy with this Roadmaster baseplate for my GMC Acadia! It is almost invisible when the arms are not installed. And I'm really glad I got the system that eliminates the crossbar - one less step in the hooking up process! 528431



- RM-523189-5
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2018 GMC Acadia

Excellent support from Angela. Product arrive on time - today. I will start installation tomorrow. 502705



- RM-523189-5
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2017 GMC Acadia

Very happy with the base plate and pric e. 488522


Comments
Great
Brian H - 03/27/2019

51063

- RM-524431-5
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Review from a similar EZ5 in Base Plates


Done deal, I think! 775899



- RM-524431-5
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Review from a similar EZ5 in Base Plates


The moment I received the base plate it took me 2. Hours to install peace of cake good instructions easy to follow extremely happy going on a trip next week thx etrailer job well done 379595



- RM-523182-5
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Review from a similar EZ5 in Base Plates


Terrific product! Easy installation and the locking and removal mechanism make it easy to use. Far better than other base plated I've used in the past. Easy to follow instructions! Thanks etrailer! 603964


Comments
Terrific product! Easy to install after watching the detailed video instruction provided by etrailer. Easy to connect to my RV. I have recommended this product to others.
Edmond A - 02/13/2020

66654

- RM-522115-5
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Review from a similar EZ5 in Base Plates


I 1st bought the Blue Ox and found that it called for too many modifications and it was thin and flimsy. When I received the Roadmaster bass plate, I quickly seen that it was a better product. It's a thiker metal and had easy direction to follow. I've towed over 50,000 miles with it and haven't had any problems. 694420



- RM-523182-5
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Review from a similar EZ5 in Base Plates


Item fit perfectly. Installed myself in about a day. After a few scratched up hands removing the front bumper cover the base plates were easy to install on my 2018 Chevy Colorado. removed the tow hooks and had to trim a little around the hole to reinstall front. 939572



- RM-523184-5
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Review from a similar EZ5 in Base Plates


Really fast service 939568



- RM-521450-5
by: 01/14/2021

Review from a similar EZ5 in Base Plates


938119



- RM-521450-5
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Review from a similar EZ5 in Base Plates


Has worked fine towing our Jeep Wrangler from Michigan to montana , also to Oklahoma & Arkansas no issues 938115



- RM-523198-5
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Review from a similar EZ5 in Base Plates


The parts I ordered are awesome and Etrailer is great to deal with.... 937633



- RM-521448-5
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Review from a similar EZ5 in Base Plates


Fast shipping. Good communications with Amy. The install was easy and only took about 2 hours at most. Fortunately no drilling required on my 2017 Jeep Wrangler. etrailer's videos are great. The Roadmaster baseplate itself definitely seems to be of high quality material just like their tow bar, and best of all, Built in the USA! 936949



- RM-522203-5
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Review from a similar EZ5 in Base Plates


Installation instructions were detailed and the installation was easier than I was expecting on my 2019 RAM 1500 new body style. The parts are heavy duty and with a good paint job. I have not put them to use yet as my motor home has not been delivered but I have no doubt they will work just as promised. My etrailer representative Joshua was VERY helpful- THANKS 936565



- RM-524431-5
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Review from a similar EZ5 in Base Plates


I ordered this for my Ford F-150. It was easy to order, everyone was very helpful. It arrived quickly and was easy to install. Very happy with this product!! 934989



- RM-523184-5
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Review from a similar EZ5 in Base Plates


Much more heavy duty than I expected. 933908



- RM-524446-5
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Review from a similar EZ5 in Base Plates


Great quality, fit was perfect. Washer bottle spacers didn't work that well, had to improvise. Otherwise, perfect. 933251



- RM-522203-5
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Review from a similar EZ5 in Base Plates


This is my 4th Roadmaster kit and the easiest installation. The product works flawlessly. My only advice is to look online at Roadmaster for the latest installation instructions as there were some online instructions that were more up to date than the instructions included in the box. 933143



- RM-523182-5
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Review from a similar EZ5 in Base Plates


Fit perfectly. Had to take the front end off the truck, but face plates fit perfectly. 932998



- RM-521448-5
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Review from a similar EZ5 in Base Plates


GOOD QUALITY. GOOD PRICE. FIT PERFECTLY. 932567



- RM-523198-5
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Review from a similar EZ5 in Base Plates


Delivered on time as promised 928340



- RM-523198-5
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Review from a similar EZ5 in Base Plates


I take these reviews seriously so others can benefit good or bad from my experience. I cannot express strongly enough how very customer service oriented this company really is. They will make every appropriate attempt to work with you. I dealt with Arthur. He not only found an item I had been told by others including the manufacturer was not available. He also came up with a fall back plan if plan A for some reason did not come through. He had my base plates shipped to my door faster than my installer could believe. Truly professionals! I would highly recommend this company and if you are lucky enough to deal with Arthur you have been blessed with the best customer service person I have dealt with in years! Great Products, Great Inventory, Great Company, Great People. 927345



- 52923-5
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Review from a similar EZ5 in Base Plates


So far, so good. Product arrived quickly, in good shape. Clear, concise, well-illustrated instructions made installation easy. Product fit well and seems very strong. Please ask me again after a couple thousand miles. 925165


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Ask the Experts about this Roadmaster Base Plates

  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 GMC Acadia Denali with Adaptive Cruise Control
    I checked with Roadmaster concerning a base plate kit for your 2019 GMC Acadia Denali with adaptive cruise control and there is a fit, the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-523189-5, which is one of the parts you will need to flat tow your vehicle, and I'll list each of them for you. - Base Plate Kit: Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-523189-5 - Tow Bar: Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar w/ LED Lights # RM-676 - Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Diode...
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  • Can 2018 GMC Acadia Denali with Adaptive Cruise Control be Flat Towed
    I did some checking on the flat towability (I think that's a word) on your 2018 GMC Acadia and found that as long as yours has the V6 engine size it's flat towable as long as you follow the guidelines in the owners manual. There was no exceptions to this based on adaptive cruise control. The four cylinder models would need to be towed on a tow dolly like the # RM-2000-1. So for a base plate kit you'd want the part # RM-523189-5 which is the easiest to connect and disconnect from. I attached...
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  • Can the 2019 VW Jetta Be Flat Towed?
    Unfortunately, it's not quite that simple because not all FWD vehicles have transmissions that can be disengaged that will allow for flat towing. You'll want to consult your owner's manual for confirmation but from what I've found it looks like the 2019 VW Jetta, which is FWD, can only be towed on a tow dolly like the Demco Kar Kaddy # DM9713045 . For vehicles that are able to be flat towed, you need a number of components in order to flat tow including base plates, a compatible tow...
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  • Where to Position the Ignition on a 2018 GMC Acadia for Flat-Towing
    I looked in the owner's manual for a 2018 GMC Acadia and found the proper flat-towing procedure on page 355 which are attached for you however, these did not mention what to do with the ignition. On the 2017 GMC Acadia, the owner's manual called for the ignition to be in the ACC/Accessory position while in tow but I recommend you confirm this with your dealer. 1. Position the vehicle that will be towed and secure it to the towing vehicle. 2. Remove the shift lever boot by pulling up...
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  • 2019 GMC Acadia Denali with Adaptive Cruise Control Compatibility with Roadmaster Base Plate Kit
    The Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # RM-523189-5 has not been tested yet for that feature. My contact says they are in the process of testing that vehicle in the next few weeks for the adaptive cruise control, and they think that kit will be compatible based on what they see in figures N and O in the current instructions (attached), but they haven't yet done the testing yet to confirm. They believe they will have a definitive answer whether it is compatible...
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  • Flat Towing Setup Recommendations for 2019 GMC Acadia
    In order to flat tow your 2019 GMC Acadia, you'll need base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, a wiring solution, a supplemental braking system, a stop lamp switch kit and possibly a high/low hitch adapter if the height difference between the installed base plates and the receiver hitch on the motorhome is greater than 3 inches. The parts I'm recommending offer the best balance between cost, reliability and ease of use. There are less expensive options available in each category, but...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2014 Chevy Traverse
    For your 2014 Chevy Traverse the first thing you need to flat tow it is a base plate kit like the part # RM-523175-5 which is the easiest to use option that fits your vehicle. 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 All Terain, # RM-522. This has non-binding arms which makes the setup very easy to connect/disconnect. For lighting/safety...
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  • Roadmaster Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2018 GMC Acadia
    You are definitely on the right track! Here are the parts you will need for flat towing your 2018 GMC Acadia: Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - # RM-523189-5 Nighthawk All Terrain Tow Bar - # RM-676 Towing Combo Kit - # RM-9284-2 (comes with wiring, storage covers, and locks) InvisiBrake - # RM-8700 Stop Light Switch Kit - # RM-751483 Most flat towing setups require a high-low adapter for the tow bar to remain level while towing. I have linked our selection of adapters for you to...
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  • Flat Tow Parts For 2019 GMC Acadia
    I looked up the owners manual for you 2019 GMC Acadia and it says that both FWD and AWD models with the 3.6L V6 can be towed with all 4 wheels on the ground. If you have the 2.4L L4 it states that it is not designed to be towed with all 4 wheels on the ground. I recommend that you verify what the owners manual states and verify how your Acadia is equipped. The manual will also outline the procedure of how to put your Acadia into tow mode before your trip. To flat tow your Acadia there...
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  • Is the Crossbar Required for the Roadmaster Falcon All-Terrain Tow Bar On a 2019 GMC Acadia
    The Roadmaster Falcon All-Terrain Tow Bar part # RM-522 can be used with or without the crossbar depending on which base plates are being used. If you use the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit part # RM-523189-5 which is a fit for a 2019 GMC Acadia then you won't need the crossbar but if you use the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit part # RM-523189-4 then you will.
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  • 2017 GMC Acadia Denali flat towing equipment
    Yes the 2017 GMC Acadia Denali is flat towable as-is. I checked the owners manual of your vehicle online to confirm this. The first thing you'll need is a base plate kit like the part # RM-523189-5 which is a confirmed fit for your vehicle and is among the easiest to use. 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 All Terain,...
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