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-524443-4 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-524443-4

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


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.



524443-4 Road Master EZ4 Base Plate Kit



RM-524443-4 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RM-524443-4 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2015 - 2018 Ford Focus Hatchback - S, SE, and Titanium - without Adaptive Cruise Control

2015 - 2015 Ford Focus Sedan - S, SE, and Titanium - without Adaptive Cruise Control

2016 - 2018 Ford Focus Sedan - without Adaptive Cruise Control




Video of Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit Installation - 2018 Ford Focus

Today on our 2018 Ford Focus we're gonna be taking a look at, I'm gonna show you how to install the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit with removable arms, part number RM-524443-4.This is what our base plate looks like when it's installed. It's gonna be one of five main components in a flat tow setup. The other four are gonna be your safety cables, your tow bar, your wiring, and your braking system.Your base plate's gonna give you a solid connection point between your RV and your Ford to safely flat tow your vehicle.Our base plate's gonna be compatible with quick disconnects and all Roadmaster tow bars.It is gonna come with removable arms. Simply pull the spring loaded pin, twist, and remove. When not in use, maintains a nice clean look on the front of the vehicle. When you're ready to use it, the pin is gonna go on the notched side, so you know which side you have the correct way.

You're gonna push it against the base plate, twist it so it locks into place.Base plate does come with a quick disconnect bar. Simply drops into place. And it's gonna come with two snap rings to hold it in place. Simply slide the arm to the inside of the bracket, line up the holes, slide your pin through, snap the ring over.These are gonna be our safety cable hook-ups. Make for easy connection.It's also gonna have two rods to attach our six-volt plug for our diode wiring.As far as the instillation goes, it is time consuming.

Front fascia does have to come off. And there's quite a few parts that have to be installed. Other than that, it's pretty straightforward. You will have to drill a few holes, but there is no welding required. It will come with all the necessarily parts.First thing we need to do to start our installation is we're gonna be removing our fascia.

To start that, we're gonna remove a couple of push-pin fasteners and some T-30 torques head screws up here on the top side under the hood. For a push-in, you can use a flat head screwdriver. I'm gonna use a trim panel tool. We'll pull out the center. If it separates, no big deal.

Just make sure you pull out the base with it. You can always put the two back together. We're gonna have a second one on this side.Take a T-30 torques bit, we're gonna have one bolt here. We're actually gonna have one on driver's side and passenger's side. Going to remove those. We're gonna have a black one here in the center.We're gonna have a torques head bolt on each side, right next to our stop here.Next thing we're gonna do, is we need to remove the headlights. We're gonna have two T-30 torques bits, or torques head screws. One on the lower side of the light, and one on the upper side of the light. Go ahead and remove those. We'll disconnect the lights, and we'll set our lights aside.You're gonna have a little tab here. What you're gonna do is you're gonna pull up on it, like this, and slide it off. And we'll set the light aside.Now we're gonna repeat this same process on the other light.Next we're gonna take T-27 torques bit, we're gonna have a torques head bolt here, torques head bolt here, and we'll take our trim panel tool or screwdriver, and we're gonna have a plastic fastener we need to remove here. We're gonna do that on both sides of the vehicle.Underneath the vehicle, or underneath our front fascia, we're gonna have some plastic push-pin fasteners. We're gonna have three on our driver's side and three on our passenger's side. We'll just remove those the same way we did the ones from the top.Next we wanna pry our hook latch cable out of the holder. Like that. And we're gonna remove the cable.Now with an extra set of hands, we're gonna pull our fascia off. We're gonna start from the outside and work our way in. There's gonna be a little tab here down underneath where your headlight was. Make sure you pull up on that as you start pulling it off. And we'll set our fascia aside somewhere safe.We'll take our T-30 torques bit. We're gonna have two screws holding this underliner here to our splash guard. Go ahead and remove those, and you're gonna have two on the passenger side of the vehicle also.Next, we have two options here. This lower inaudible 00:05:27 air dam here, you can either cut out the big notch here, or big opening here, and then cut these out. Or there's two T-30 torques bit, or screws. There's one here, and there's one here. We can just remove the whole thing, which is what I'm gonna do.If you decide to cut it, just follow directions on what lines to cut it on.All you're gonna do is you're gonna slide this little tab to the center, and you're just gonna push down on the backside to release it.And we'll take our T-30 torques bit. We're gonna have torques head bolt on this bottom liner, right here towards the lower side of the engine compartment. We'll have one on each side. Then we'll remove our liner, and set it aside.Next, on our passenger side, we're gonna remove our washer bottle. 10 millimeter socket, we're gonna have a bolt here, we're gonna have a bolt on the backside. You may need to use a swivel to get this one, because our fender liner does not go in far enough. We're gonna go ahead and unplug our wiring, because we are gonna be removing this all the way. One on here. That one right back here.Once you take the bolts out of your washer bottle, then the directions are gonna tell you, "Take it off, dump it out, and refill it later," to move it away from the frame. What I did is the filler neck will actually come off right here. I dropped the bottle down, left it connected, and just raised it up, you can see how I have it here, and just ran a zip tie to just hold it in place.Next, we're gonna take a 10 millimeter socket on our passenger side, we're gonna remove the horn. Some vehicle models may have a horn on the driver's side, it also needs to be removed.Take the bolt out. We'll slide the horn off.On the passenger side only, this tab here that we had our washer bottle mounted to, we need to take that and we need to fold it down flat. I'm just gonna use some channel locks.They actually tell you to cut out a circle here with a hole saw bit. These frames are pretty strong, so use a Dremel tool with a cutting blade, is what I'm gonna use. And I'm actually just gonna cut a square. What we're trying to do is open a hole to the center of our frame rail, because we're gonna have to put in some handle nuts to get to our bolts. So again, you see how I have marked out here. We're gonna go ahead and cut that out.Once you have them cut out, we're gonna take some Rustoleum paint, cover up that bare metal to resist any rust or corrosion later on down the road.On our driver's side, we need to disconnect the fastener holding on a wire loom to the side of our frame rail. We'll just use our trim panel tool, and we'll pop it out.Next we're gonna take our brace here, on the driver's side. How you know you have the right one, these three holes are gonna be on the outside of the frame rail, and this angle is gonna face towards the back. So it's actually gonna . and it should line up with the three holes.We're gonna take our 3/8 by 1 1/4 bolts, and we're gonna temporarily slide them in the outermost holes, then we're gonna take a third one and we'll put Red Loctite, we wanna make sure we're using Red Loctite on all of our hardware. We're gonna put on a lock washer, we're gonna slide this into the center hole. And we're gonna take the nut plate, we're gonna go through the hole in the frame that we cut. We're gonna line it up with that center bolt. And we'll thread on that backing plate. Then we'll go ahead and remove these two that we had temporarily, make sure you have a lock washer on. Go ahead and put your Loctite on. And you're just gonna repeat the same thing with the next two bolts.Next we're gonna take this plate, this nut plate, you can see how it's offset, and we're gonna slide it into the hole. And there's a hole right down inside in the bottom of our brace. And it's right over on this side. We're gonna line up the hole. We're gonna take a half inch bolt and bolt up through that brace. Take your half inch bolt, lock washer, make sure you put Loctite on it. We're gonna go up through the hole.Next on each side, what we're gonna do is we're gonna trim, you can see where I have the line. We're gonna trim the bottom part of this shock absorber off. We'll just use a Dremel tool with a cutting blade.Take an 8 millimeter socket. We're gonna remove our computer box. We're gonna have three bolts: one here, you're gonna have one on the backside, straight back here, and the other one's gonna be up here on top. There is a T-30 torques bit holding the liner in right here. You may have to remove that to get to the bolt, which is back up in here.And we're just gonna take it, and we're gonna set it down just like this. Make sure it's out of the way so it doesn't get damaged.Next we'll remove our wiring harness from the top of our frame rail. Right here. We'll take this bracket here. You'll know you have the right one, this side here is gonna be on the outside of the frame rail. And we're gonna set it in place just like this.The hole that we just pulled our wiring out, we're gonna take a half inch drill bit and we're gonna enlarge that.We'll take a 1/2 inch by 1 1/2 inch bolt, black washer, we're gonna go down through the hole like that. Then we'll put our half inch backing plate on.Now we'll take our half inch drill bit and drill out this back hole here. I'm gonna use a half inch to start it, just to give me the indention, then I'm gonna use a smaller drill bit to drill a pilot hole. It'll make this big one go in a lot quicker.Once you have your hole drilled, you're gonna take your half inch by two inch bolt. You're gonna have a pipe space, you're actually gonna have three pipe spacers. You're gonna have two of them that are the same size, one that's a little bit smaller. We're gonna use one of the two larger ones. Pipe spacer's gonna go in between this bracket and the hole. Bolt's gonna go down through like that.Then we'll take our handle nut through the hole that we cut in the front. And line it up with the bolt. And we'll thread the nut plate or the bolt into the nut plate.Once you're done with one side, you're gonna repeat the process on the other side, with the exception of removing the computer box. That is only gonna be on the driver's side.Next we'll take a half inch bolt, lock washer, we're gonna raise our main receiver brace up behind our side brackets. We're gonna run our bolt through our top hole. And we'll put a nut on the back.On our passenger side, our washer bottle bolted here, this hole in front of it, we're gonna enlarge it to a half inch. Then we'll take the lower brace, gonna make sure that this is facing in, this part is going up towards the bottom of the frame rail. How you'll know you'll have the right, correct side. We'll take our half inch by two inch bolt, black washer, we're gonna go through our side brace, through our lower bracket, and through our main receiver brace. Gonna put a nut on the back.This clip right here in the back, we're gonna remove that.Next, we're gonna line our hole up. Hold this firmly against the pinch weld. And we're gonna drill a half inch hole in our front hole here. We'll use that as our guide, and we're gonna do the same thing here. Start out with a half inch, that'll mark my spot, and then I'll go to a smaller drill bit to use it as a pilot hole.Next we're gonna take this backing plate. You see how the holes are offset They're gonna match the holes on this lower bracket. It's gonna go up behind that pinch weld. We're gonna have a long bolt like this. We're gonna put a flat washer on it. Come in from the inside of our pinch weld, then we're gonna go through this very most rear hole. Put a flat washer on front, follow that with a nut.The forward hole. Half inch by 1 1/2 inch. We're gonna go through from the outside in. Make sure you have your lock washer on it. Make sure you also go through that plate, and then we're gonna put a nut on it.The only difference between our driver's side and our passenger's side is that our passenger's side, this rear most hole, we're gonna put the smaller pipe spacer followed with a flat washer, and then a nut.Next we're gonna go around and tighten all of our hardware.Once you have all your hardware tightened, you're gonna go back through and torque everything to the specifications in the instructions.Then your handles here, you're gonna need to cut them off, bend them out of the way. I'm gonna take my Dremel tool and I'm actually gonna cut them off flush with the frame.Next, our 8 millimeter bolt, we're gonna reinstall our computer box. We're gonna take this nut off, slide our computer box back up, and we're actually gonna go through . run our bolt through it. Once you get your back nut on, just replace the other two 10 millimeter bolts.And then on our passenger side we're gonna mount our horn. It's gonna mount right here in this hole. Just like that. What we might have to do, is this tab actually folds up. This is too thick, this bottom bracket is too thick, so you might have to fold that down to get the holes to line up. You're gonna have a bolt, nut and the washer in your kit. And then washer on, and then inaudible 00:18:28. Take an 11 millimeter socket and wrench, and tighten into place.Next we're gonna remount our washer bottle. First, this nut here on the back side, we're gonna take it off. We're gonna take out this fender washer and leave the pipe spacer installed. Turn this back down here. We'll reinstall our fender washer, and then reinstall the nut.Before reinstalling your fascia, it's a good idea if you're putting a braking system in or wiring the wiring it, it's a good idea to go ahead an do that now because it's a lot easier to run your wires up here to the front of the vehicle with the fascia off.You're gonna have some trimming that's gonna be required here on the front, on the fascia. It's a good idea to do all that at one time.Once you get that done, then you're gonna reinstall the fascia in reverse order from the way you took it off.Now you can see here, I've already cut the fascia out. How you're gonna do that is, how I did it is I just slid it into place. I put one bolt right in the top, and I took some side cutters, this plastic's pretty easy to cut. Just took some side cutters and just started cutting around it. That way I can keep everything as close as possible, and it looks as neat as possible.That'll do it for a look at installation on the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit with removable arms, part number RM-524443-4 on our 2018 Ford Focus.


Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - RM-524443-4

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (343 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-524443-4
by:

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-524443-4
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THE PRODUCT WAS AS ADVERISED. THE FIT WAS GOOD AND THE INSTRUCTIONS WERE FIRLY THOUROUGH. I INSTALLED THE BASEPLATE MYSELF, ALTHOUGH I AM A BODY SHOP OWNER OF NEARLY 40 YERARS AND HAD EVERYTHING NEEDE TO DO THE INSTALL IT WAS STRIGHT FORWARD. 642721



- RM-524443-4
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2017 Ford Focus

The base plate came with all the required parts to due the installation. It took me 3 days to complete the installation, but is only because I was working outside and didn't have a lift to get the car up in the air to make it easier to work on. Net thing for me to hook it up to the house and going on the road. 613005



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


All was delivered and I have installed it. Only thing wrong with the RM-521448-4 Roadmaster Crossbar-Style base plate kit was that one of the 1-*1/2" x 3"threaded backing plate would not tighten down. Had to toss it and put in heavy duty washer and Nut and tighten it down. Otherwise great product and easy to install. 658514



- RM-523182-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Great product with good directions to peel back the "plastic" front end parts to reach where they mount. Plus etrailer staff backup to answer any questions that may come up. 429596



- RM-521567-4
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I received the RM-521567-4 very quickly with free shipping. I watched the Base Plate Kit video several times before I started the install. I Drove my CR-V upon a set of ramps and started tearing the front end off. Actually it was easier than I thought after watching and listing to the video. The only hard part was drilling the 1/2 inch hole in the sub-frame of the car. I did not have to trim the vertical frame bolts off as shown in the video in my 2013 CR-V. It took me 5 hours to install the Kit on my Honda. I have installed the base plate kit on my 2 previous TOADS, but I think If you can use a few tools this is not a very difficult job. Watch the video for taking the fascia and grill off it's a little tricky, but it snaps right off and back on just like the video. Pay attention where the plastic trim clips go back in the front and fender well. This new version (-4) with the twist on and off base plates is better than the older version (-1) I had before. It is much easier to put on and off the car for towing. My CR-V is black so with the plates off you can barely see the receivers. Great product! 207980



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


I’ve towed my Jeep Wrangler, using this base plate and Roadmaster Falcon 2 tow bar, over 5000 miles and it has performed flawlessly. 572901



- RM-523182-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Bought the base plate for my new 2016 GMC Canyon. Installed it myself, went real well. 316743


Comments

Great, no issues

Wayne R - 11/15/2017

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- RM-523182-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


I have ordered many products from etrailer and their customer service is 12 on a scale of 1 to 10. I ordered my products on the weekend and they were delivered on a Wed. I also later found cheaper prices on a few of the items and submitted the info for the 110% lower price guarantee and received the refund within a few hours. These folks are just plain great! 450640



- RM-523182-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


This was my 4th install of a RM base plate. Armed with several variants of written and video instructions we carefully started disassembling a new truck... Like the others base plates, everything fit. I have a 2018 GMC Canyon Denali 4x4 and the instructions were for a Chevy Colorado/Canyon/ZR2 and were off a bit. The GMC Denali install seems to be closer to the Chevy ZR2. In a few cases the trim fasteners and locations differed but all in all, reasonably similiar. Some differences: I did not have to remove the air dam. The fascia was notched at the bottom. Criticism: The width of vertical receiver plate introduced a gap between the 45 degree bumper core end brace and the truck frame. I might weld or bolt a shim to compensate. 579349



- RM-523160-4
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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-523184-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster 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-521559-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


The instructions were good and the passenger side of the base plate fit perfectly, but the driver's side did not. Had to 'drill out' the holes on the top and the inside, because the pre drilled holes we off about 1/8 inch. This misfit resulted in a lot longer to complete the project. 58787



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


well I finally put my tow bar base plate on. I'm 82 years old so I had my doubts as to weather I could do this so I checked out a location that could have one this job for me but they wanted a hundred and fifteen dollars an hour labor so I said to hell with that . I looked at the directions that you sent with the Base Plate and said to myself, I can do this. Well I did it. Your instructions were dead on and I had no problem at all, In fact I hade a little fun doing it. Thanks a lot It's going to be great. 486722


Comments

Its going great

Neal - 03/20/2019

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- RM-521448-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster 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-523182-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Product is high quality. George J kept me informed of the progress of my order my order was easy to track. I am very pleased with my purchase at an excellent price. Thank you etrailer for your excellent service and dependability 355612



- RM-521567-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Works very well on my 2012 Honda CRV. However, the wiring holder is obtrusive so I cut it off and used an alternative mounting method fo the wiring. Medium difficulty to install, but if you're handy and have the correct tools, it takes a couple of hours or so. Be sure to also buy the rubber inserts for looks and protection when not being towed. 334883



- RM-521567-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Called other supplier who wasn't aware of Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit. Went to etrailer.com and immediately found the Roadmaster EZ4 base plate listed on the etrailer.com web site. Called etrailer to confirm. Customer service representative was very courteous and knowledgeable of Roadmaster products. Placed order and received it promptly. 144060



- RM-523162-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


THE SALES PEOPLE @ ETRAILE ARE GREAT TO WORK WITH. THE SUPPORT I NEEDED TO INSTALL THE BASE PLATES WAS OUTSTANDING. THANK YOU, DOUG. 109509


Comments

Doug, just purchased a 2014 Cadillac srx 4 looking for base plates which you have. Now I have a roadmaster falcon tow bar that I tow my jeep wrangler with, will I have to change anything besides the new base plates to tow the SRX ???

-- comment by: Henry R - 06/05/2014

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I have checked with our contacts at Roadmaster and in addition to the EZ Base Plate kit that is confirmed as a fit for your 2014 Cadillac SRX, you will need a set of the Quick disconnect plates # RM-222
Roadmaster Tow Bar Quick Disconnects - Car Side Only
$43.95
to connect with your Falcon Tow Bar. These will mount to your Cadillac base plate and will connect to your Falcon Tow Bar crossbar. These quick disconnects will allow you to easily change from towing your Jeep to your Cadillac. In addition to your tow bar and base plates, please make sure that you have all the necessary components needed for a complete flat towing system for your Cadillac like: safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. Depending on how you have things set up for your Jeep you maybe able to transfer all of these components to your Cadillac.

-- Rachael H - 6/9/2014

Comments

You would not even know that the car was behind our motorhome. I am very pleased with the help I received. Thank you, Doug.

DOUG - 12/08/2014

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- RM-521447-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Extremely fast shipping, ordered on Sunday, received the base plates and other parts on Tuesday. (MO to NW Chicagoland) . This was the free shipping option. Thank you Etrailer. 202365


Comments

Your towing brackets,self installed have been working A OK for about 3000 towing miles on my 2015 Cherokee. I like them very much and they are build solid.

Siegfried D - 06/09/2016

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


This base plate bolted up quickly to my 1997 Jeep TJ. Instructions were simple and truly made it easy. No problems after a year of installation, close to 4000 miles of towing. 573476



- RM-521559-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


What a great company to do business with. I was going to have my Son do the install but with the help from the Pro’s at etrailers I did it my self with no problem. I take my Hat off to, Michael H, Nicole, and Amy who gave me advice and answered all my questions. Thanks again 59196



- RM-521448-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster 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


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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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- RM-521440-4
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Product installed easily hardest part was finding drill sharp enough to drill holes. Took about 4 hrs at a 75 year olds pace. Looks nice and fit my existing tow bar with no problems. You may want to remind buyers they need a plastic pop rivet tool, not easy to find in local auto stores. I took advantage of my friend who owns a body shop, it took 2 minutes. 444111


Comments

Still towing my car works great. Very satisfied only problem I had was my wife panicked when she saw front of car on lawn while I installed brackets.

Bill F - 10/19/2018

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- RM-522114-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


Excellent service and product. Purchased a tow bar bracket for a new Kia Soul. The instructions were easy to follow and the bar fit the car without having to modify anything...I have towed the car several times, and the connection to the tow bar is easy... 357476


Comments

Worked fine, have since sold vehicle

Alan - 03/23/2018

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- RM-523182-4
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Review from a similar Roadmaster EZ4 in Base Plates


We purchased this item on a Friday and it went on sale on Sunday. This company is excellent to deal with. They credited my account within an hour. Thank you etrailer! 574770



- RM-521448-4
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Bought this product from etrailer with free shipping it was cheaper than I could get in town.. The baseplates are perfect for our 2014 Jeep Wrangler and our stowmaster 5000 tow bar. The unit is built to last with heavy steel plate and nice welds. Installation is pretty easy, you just have to remove the plastic air dam, and trim it up. Etrailer has a great video going over the install. I am pretty picky, and I didn't care for the way Roadmaster has you cut the air dam. If you take your time and look at photos of the way they cut it when you have your air dam off you can make it look much better. I have enclosed pictures of my install so you can see the difference. I am very happy with the ez-4 baseplates and etrailer 365012



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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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- RM-521448-4
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This company has provided the best customer service and support I have had since the 60's Thank you all at etrailer Kevin 575189



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This is an nice unit and the instruction included were spot on. It is very scary to rip the front end of your toad off to install a tow kit. But, nothing went wrong and the parts are great. Should be easy to remove and install when needed. One improvement would be a better way to cut out the two grill parts for the tow extensions. I finally toss the originals and left open holes. It looks find. And bought new closures for the time that I decide to change the rig. If Road Master had produced a templant, I might have had something that I would have used. as it was, I screwed up the closure too much to use. 419521


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they work great. I changed to a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and had the dealer switch over. Still work perfectly. Using them again in Oct.

Steve F - 08/15/2018

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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. 447255


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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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Great service, quick shipping, professional all the way 698951



- RM-521567-4
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tow set up for our CRV installed nicely easy connect and disconnect .Love the all terrain hitch towbar assembly can hook the car up all by myself now 699838



- RM-523182-4
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The product was as advertised. I haven't had it installed. I am pleased with the items and the speed at which they arrived. 699308



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Easy install, works perfectly!! 696498



- RM-521450-4
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Install took about 45 mins Haven’t used the trailer yet YouTube video helped 696586



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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-524431-4
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The product was easy to install. Work as advertised. Great Quality! 689938



- RM-521448-4
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The Roadmaster base plate looks to be a well built product with good welds and fit. The instructions are clear and the base plate bolted right in. The tab for electrical plug was bent but easily straightened. I t could use some additional protection in shipping. 688227



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I would have given this product a 5 but there were a few minor adjustments needed. Over all it was an easy install which I did myself. My wife was satisfied with it because it was her car being towed. We were finally able to use it and everything worked great, very easy hook up and release. I would recommend this setup for anyone towing up to 8000 lbs. 686808



- RM-524438-4
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Great product. Fast delivery. Will Buy here again. 686778



- RM-521450-4
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Ordered the Roadmaster baseplate for my new Jeep and it not only arrived on time but a day early. Given we are going on vacation Friday that gives me a full extra day to install. Thanks for the quick turnaround on my order. 686609



- RM-521448-4
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Item isn't installed yet but the order and shipping was outstanding. My order arrived via UPS in just a couple of days. Great job. 682875



- RM-521452-4
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As usual very professional and on time. Thank you again for being so supportive of reshipping the Bracket. Will try and get some pic's of the installation for you. 679320



- RM-523182-4
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Thank you. Thank you for helping me find the right parts.All parts went on well from start to finish. Shipping was all on time. Everything I get from etrailer. Is top notch. 679157



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I would recommend you too all my friends and family. 673855



- RM-521450-4
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Will write a review when installed, as far as the order it was easy and delivered quickly. 673162



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Heavier than the base plates for my 2015 Ram 1500 which really surprised me. I haven't installed it yet so I can't talk about ease of instillation. 667792



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Towing Connections DON'T HAVE TO BE UGLY! (see photo) I bought a new 2019 4x4 Jeep Cherokee Limited with the Active Drive II transmission. It included the Technology Group option with Adaptive Cruise Control, etc. I then bought the corresponding Roadmaster baseplate (521452-4) to couple with our old Falcon All-Terrain towbar from a previous Jeep. I installed the new baseplate myself but it took a lot longer than the quoted two hours. This was partially because I was new at it. But mostly it was because the baseplate parts didn't all fit correctly: the driver-side rear brace was too wide, and two of the holes on the passenger side of the main receiver brace were off by half the width of the holes. These problems took special, expensive tools to correct because the parts are made from 1/4" hard steel. The other major factor was that much of the Roadmaster's instructions were not correct for my Cherokee even though it was the same model and year. There were several instructions that were no longer correct as well as having steps for removing parts that didn't need to be removed. A lot of time was wasted trying to sort through the instructions. Overall, between trying to reach Roadmaster's tech support, trying to find a source for the recommended tools, and doing the actual work per Roadmaster's instructions, days were wasted. From Roadmaster, the baseplate kit arrived with the paint chipped/scraped off in many places such that the parts were already starting to rust. To make it so the paint on the towbar assemblies – including the old, rusty towbar – would hold up better, I rounded all the sharp corners/edges ... especially those that regularly strike each other when getting ready to tow. I then primed and repainted the parts. After that, I focused on retaining the looks of the Cherokee's front end. For expediency, a typical towbar installer will attach all the connection components such that they stick out in front of the fascia. That's quick and easy but the results look pretty ugly. Instead, I spent some time – and about $10 on the following – to make the installation look professional (see photo). CAPS for the receiver arms were created to protect them. (The insides of the arms were already rusting even without ever towing ... or even driving in the rain.) I made the caps from 1-1/4 PVC threaded plugs (Lowe's #51526). The threads and embossed writing on the tops were ground off with a belt sander. On what had been the threaded part of each cap, a groove was cut to hold an O-ring (A5568 size 125) so the caps fit snugly into the receiver arms. The BREAKAWAY SWITCH was mounted behind the grill on a wooden block attached to the Main Receiver Brace's crossbar; that allowed it to face out yet stay hidden. A trim ring from a bathroom-sink-drain assembly was painted black after the threaded part was notched a little to accommodate the switch's junction box. The silver split-ring was replaced with a black (memotite) key ring. The 6-PIN SOCKET (Roadmaster 910030-7) was mounted on the two stems that stick out from the baseplate's main receiver brace. However, I bent, angled, and shortened both stems so the socket would sit flush along the curved grill's centerline. I also drilled the holes deeper into the ends of the two stems so I could use longer (1"), #10, self-drilling screws. The screw heads were painted black. All the WIRES were placed inside black, heat-shrink tubing and tucked out-of-sight using zip ties. Additionally, with the hopes of keeping the paint from being chipped away while traveling, I added material to take the play out of the Quick-Disconnect parts. To prevent the crossbar's QD bases and the QD mounting brackets from hammering metal against metal, I glued four small rectangles of EPDM rubber (i.e., 45-mil (3/64") pond liner) onto the horizontal flat areas where they rest on each other. And, to further eliminate any bouncing, I slipped a thick, rubber grommet onto each of the two upper, vertical, mounting-bracket pins before I inserted their linch pins. That $3 investment significantly quieted the towbar while promising to eliminate a lot of the typical paint chipping and rusting. (With any luck, Roadmaster will see this review and correct/improve their products accordingly.) 666401



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Easy installation. The instructions and video they provided where very helpful. Customer service was VERY good and seemed genuinely concerned that I got what I wanted and needed. I would buy from them again. 664715


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  • Good news, I can help you pick out the right base plate kit for your 2015 Ford Focus. Staying in the Roadmaster family since you have a Falcon # RM-520, the Roadmaster # RM-524443-5 and the Roadmaster # RM-524443-4 are both great fits for your 2015 Ford Focus SE Hatchback. Both will be compatible with your tow bar, just depends on how you would like the front of the vehicle to look after the install. The difference of the EZ4 and EZ5 is the mounting arms. The EZ5 has the arms that...
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  • If the Focus has Roadmaster EZ4 base plates you can use them with your StowMaster tow bar. There are also EZ5 kits available for the 2013 to 2015 model years that are not going to work. So it depends which base plate kit you have. For the 2013 and 2014 model years the base plates # RM-524430-4 will fit the tow bar. Then for 2015 if you have base plates # RM-524443-4 it will work.
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