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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # RM-523193-4
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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-523193-4 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Great prices 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-523193-4

  • 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.



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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - RM-523193-4

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (869 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

I have always used Roadmaster and never had a problem. The base plater was installed by Etrailer and the installation was installed correctly and at a excellent price. It functions as it should. I recommend Roadmaster and Etrailer.



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2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Everything went together as described in their videos. I opted to use a 5way flat connector as I already had a cord setup from my previous towed.



by: 09/25/2023

Very easy to install.looks good. Good video on install.



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Don't like getting a shipment that is open and has missing hardware.

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Brooke M.

6/19/2023

Thank you for reaching out to us about this! I see our customer service team is working on getting you the missing pieces sent to you.



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Very helpful and knowledgeable customer service rep! 60# item was shipped the same day with good communication on tracking and delivery. It actually arrived a day sooner than expected. I highly recommend e trailer for your needs!



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Chevrolet Equinox

Best hitch system for ease of use, durability and value.
I tow a Chevy Equinox. I chose the Roadmaster all terrain hitch with an invisibrake system the previous installed.
The base plate is not too difficult to install with a drill and some basic hand tools. The bolts should be properly torqued. Red thread locker is also required



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Everything went together as stated in the instructions. The fascia was very hard to get off. I did go online and see it being removed after that it fell off. Overall I feel that I will be very happy with this baseplate.



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2019 Chevrolet Equinox

Installed, using 2018 video and printed institutions, on a 2019 Chevy Equinox. There were some different issues on the 2019, but we figured it out. Video & instructions leave out a few key points. Was overall easier than we thought.

Debbie K.

3/24/2020

A little confusing to install, but easy enough.



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The expierence purchasing this baseplate was not good, but was “OUTSTANDING “. From the ordering process with Geoffrey to the shipping (which was very fast) and the ruggedness of the baseplate I couldn't be happier. Not to mention their excellent website, and their great support and videos. E trailer will be my first choice from now on. Thanks for the easy, friendly and professionalism of this company.



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Very happy with base plate. A minor glitch in the install video. It claimed the grill didn't need to be trimmed, but it did. Cost us a couple hours on install.



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Have had a great experience with Roadmaster products and Etrailer. Order shipped on time and everything was as advertised.



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2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Perfect addition to my 2018 Equinox. Saved a ton of money on installation costs by doing it myself with the help of your expert videos. Thanks



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product is excellent very easy to install install in my driveway in about 6-8 hours over two day period .all bolts and hardware matched up and fit properly . used three times with all good results .excellent install video .watched two or three times to get everything right .



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WOW I didn’t think it would get here so fast. I have not installed yet, I’m waiting on the electrical but man heavy duty fast.
When I get the rest of my order I’ll let you know how it goes thanks Bill.



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2019 Chevrolet Equinox

Came as scheduled.

Joseph

10/6/2022

Good as advertised



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2021 Chevrolet Equinox

Excellent product. Installed just like the instructions said it would.



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Installation was very easy and under 30 minutes.



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2019 Chevrolet Equinox

Always excellent products, knowledge base and service. Have used this company many times before and will again.



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Paint was scratched up on parts in box down to raw steel. I live in snow salt area would start rusting if it stayed that way. Had to repaint two parts.



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2018 Chevrolet Equinox

Great service and fast shipping



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