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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-524452-5 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-524452-5

  • 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.



524452-5 Road Master EZ-5 Base Plate Kit

Installation Details RM-524452-5 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - RM-524452-5

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.

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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-523189-5
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Review from a similar EZ5 in Base Plates


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-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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Really fast service 939568



- RM-521450-5
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938119



- RM-521450-5
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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



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


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


The baseplate was exactly what I needed since I already have a similar set up on my Honda CRV. This allows me to tow either vehicle behind my motorhome. I also used diode wiring kit RM-15267 and RM-156-25, the battery charge kit. The videos were extremely helpful. I watched the diode video kit numerous times and took notes, before doing that project. It would have been nice to have a shop and lift, but I had to do with a cold garage and driveway with some blankets to lay on. The battery charge kit wire was really not long enough, so I bought some 14 gauge wire and made a longer wire. My jeep battery is in the rear of the engine compartment on passenger side. Kit may be ok for front battery. I've tested everything except the charging wire and actually towed my Jeep for a few miles to make sure everything works as it should. I was a little disappointed when I saw what the markup on the base plate kit was, but I couldn't have done the installation without the videos, so I ended up saving the money to have it all done. I was pleased that the baseplate fit under my aftermarket EAG winch bumper, which was very reasonable. You can see that the installation is a clean one. Sorry the pics aren't in perfect order. 923864



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    We can get you set up with everything you need to flat tow your 2018 Ford F-350, and these are the parts I recommend for you: - Base Plate Kit: Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-524452-5 - Tow Bar: Roadmaster BlackHawk 2 All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar # RM-422 - Safety Chains: RoadMaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables # RM-643 - Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 - Supplemental Braking System: Roadmaster InvisiBrake...
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    In order to flat tow your 2017 Ford F-250 behind a motorhome, you will need the following items: Base Plate Kit, Tow Bar, Wiring Harness, Safety Cables, Supplemental Braking System, and Possible High-Low Adapter. I have attached my recommendation for each of the following items below. For a base plate kit that will work well for your vehicle, I recommend using the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit part # RM-524452-5 as this is Roadmaster's most advanced removable arm base plate kit. You...
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    I have everything that you need to flat-tow a 2019 Ford F-250 which includes tow bar, base plates, wiring harness, and a supplemental braking system if required. I have attached the products I recommend you use below. I do not have an all inclusive kit per say but listing everything in one place should help with making sure you get all you need the first time. Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain Tow Bar - part # RM-676 (Easy To Use/All Inclusive) Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate...
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    Yes, a 2018 Ford F-250 can be flat-towed with all four wheels down behind a motorhome. However, if you have a 2WD model then there is a required drive shaft coupling (disconnect) which we do not offer. There are also certain procedures that will need to be performed which are laid out in the owner's manual so you will need to take a look at this first. In order to flat-tow your F-250 with all four wheels on the ground behind a motorhome you are going to need a tow bar, base plate kit,...
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  • Recommended Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty
    You are definitely on the right track as far as parts needed to flat tow your 2017 Ford F-350. For a tow bar I recommend the Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain # RM-676 because it has integrated safety cables and coiled wiring umbilical, non-binding arms, and LED lights on the arms so that traffic can tell that you are flat towing. The base plate kit that you need for this is the EZ-5 # RM-524452-5 which has a direct-connect system to the tow bar. Then for wiring I recommend the All...
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