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etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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Get a clean, factory look for your car when it's not being towed by using these invisible base plates. Tabs remain on tow bar arms and easily secure to base plate receivers with a quick turn. Simple, bolt-on installation with included hardware. 1-636-306-4830 to order etrailer base plates part number e86YR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all etrailer products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms. Base Plates reviews from real customers.
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etrailer Base Plates

  • Removable Drawbars
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  • Twist Lock Attachment

Get a clean, factory look for your car when it's not being towed by using these invisible base plates. Tabs remain on tow bar arms and easily secure to base plate receivers with a quick turn. Simple, bolt-on installation with included hardware.


Features:

  • Custom-fit base plates provide attachment points for your tow bar
  • Invisible design creates seamless, clean look
    • No obtrusive crossbar or protruding brackets
    • Covers keep dirt and debris out of base plate receivers when you're not towing
  • Included tabs connect directly to your tow bar arms
    • Just insert the tab into the base plate and secure with the included safety pin
    • No need to remove, and possibly misplace, drawbar arms
  • Sturdy, dependable design
    • Spreads towing force evenly to minimize weight placed on suspension
    • Constructed of durable steel
  • Simple installation - no welding required
    • Bolts securely to your vehicle's chassis
  • Electrical bracket lets you easily mount a round electrical connector plug
  • Instructions and necessary hardware included
  • Compatible with all etrailer, Demco, and Blue Ox tow bars
    • Adaptable for use with Roadmaster tow bars (adapters sold separately)
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Distance between brackets: 34"
  • Bracket height: 15-1/2"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Simple, Invisible Design

Setting up these invisible base plates for use with your etrailer tow bar is fast and easy. They easily bolt onto the ends of your tow bar. And because the tabs remain on your tow bar at all times instead of protruding from your vehicle , your car maintains a clean look when it's not being towed.


Easy Hookup and Disconnect

Demco Base Plate Tabless Hookup

Using the etrailer invisible base plates to attach and remove your tow bar couldn't be easier. With the base plate tabs attached to your tow bar arms, simply insert the tabs into the receivers on your vehicle and twist to lock them in place. Insert the included pull pins to add an extra layer of security, ensuring the tabs stay put. To remove each arm, simply tug the pull pin to disengage the lock, twist the tow bar arm, and pull the tab out of the bracket.


Receiver Covers

Keep dirt and debris out of the base plate receivers with the included covers. These high-density polyethylene covers easily snap into place over each pull point when your tow bar is not attached. Limiting internal corrosion makes it easier to slide the tabs in and out and helps to prevent seizing so that the tabs don't get stuck.


Tow Bar Adapters

If you have a tow bar from a different manufacturer, an adapter may be available. etrailer offers adapters for use with other tow bars so that you don't have to go through the added hassle and expense of replacing your tow bar when outfitting your new towed car with base plates.


Type of Tow Bar Adapter
Roadmaster Tracker, Falcon 2, Falcon All Terrain, Blackhawk, Blackhawk All Terrain, Sterling tow bars with serial numbers up to 14,500 e98983
Roadmaster Nighthawk, Sterling All Terrain, Sterling tow bars with serial numbers 14,501 e98984
Roadmaster Eagle, Eagle 8000 e98979
Roadmaster Falcon 5250 e98981
Blue Ox No adapter needed
Demco Kwik-Tow No adapter needed
Curt Rambler No adapter needed

etrailer Technical Support

At etrailer, we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your base plates. The technicians at etrailer perform flat tow installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.



e86YR etrailer RV Tabless Baseplates

Replaces etrailer e98961

Item # e86YR

Installation Details E86YR Installation instructions

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etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - e86YR

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (2 Customer Reviews)

Get a clean, factory look for your car when it's not being towed by using these invisible base plates. Tabs remain on tow bar arms and easily secure to base plate receivers with a quick turn. Simple, bolt-on installation with included hardware.

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  • What Model Of Vehicle Does The Invisible Base Plate Kit e98961 Fit
    The etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # e98961 will fit on the 2018 - 2020 Ford Expedition, 2015 - 2020 Ford F-150 and the 2017 - 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor. This part is being replaced however and will no longer be available after stock is depleted. It will be replaced by the etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # e86YR.
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  • Replacement Attachment Tabs for etrailer Invisible Base Plate e86YR
    We do offer replacement attachment tabs for the etrailer base plate kit part # e86YR with the part # DM86MV.
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  • Recommended Flat Towing Equipment For A 2016 Ford F-150 Lariat With etrailer Invisible Base Plates
    To fit the etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # e86YR and be rated for the weight of your 2016 Ford F-150 Lariat I recommend the etrailer XHD Non-Binding Tow Bar - RV Mount - 2" Hitch - 10,500lbs # e94ZR. This tow bar has telescoping, self-supporting arms make for fast, easy hookup and full articulation that allows for unlimited spread to fit your application. The non-binding latches make it simple and easy to disconnect on uneven terrain. This tow bar will also come with...
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  • Fitment of Base Plate for 2018 Ford F-150 and Recommended Flat Tow Components
    The etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit, # e86YR is confirmed to fit the 2018 Ford F-150 and will mate to all new etrailer, Demco, and Blue Ox tow bars without the need of an adapter. A complete flat towing setup includes a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, tow bar wiring and a supplemental braking system. My recommendation for a 2018 Ford F-150 is: - Base Plate, etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit, # e86YR - Tow Bar, etrailer XHD Non-Binding Tow Bar, # e94ZR (This includes the needed...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Ford F-150 with Diesel Pusher and Air Brakes
    For a complete flat towing setup on a 2018 Ford F-150, you will need a number of components, including base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, wiring for indicator lights, and a supplemental braking system. While we carry the Blue Ox brand for many vehicles, there is not an available option for the 2018 Ford F-150. - Base Plate, etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit, # e86YR. - Tow Bar, etrailer XHD Non-Binding Tow Bar - 10,500 lbs., # e94ZR (comes with needed safety cables). - Tow Bar...
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  • Easiest to Install Base Plates For 2017 Ford F-150 For Flat Towing
    The two are indeed the same (just switching part numbers), and the simplest base plate installation for your 2017 Ford F-150 are absolutely these: - etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit # e86YR The reason the # e86YR base plates are the easiest install on your '17 F-150 is because they do not require the removal of your truck's bumper, which other base plates do. They will install right where your tow hooks are, bolting on and replacing the hooks on your truck. But for a DIY install, these...
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  • Complete Flat Towing Setup For A 2018 Ford Expedition Limited
    Sure thing! To complete your flat tow setup for your 2018 Ford Expedition, you will also need: 1. A base plate kit, like the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-524457-5. You'll need a base plate kit to connect your tow bars to your toad vehicle. 2.The next thing you're going to need is a braking system, like the Roadmaster BrakeMaster System w BrakeAway for RVs w Air or Air Over Hydraulic Brakes # RM-9160, with the RoadMaster BrakeMaster Custom Seat Adapter # RM-88318. A...
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  • 2019 Ford F-150 Flat Tow Parts Recommendation with Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar
    I'm happy to help you get your 2019 Ford F-150 ready to flat tow! The Stay-IN-Play DUO braking system is another excellent choice and by going that route you won't need the Stop Light Switch Kit # RM89ZR but you will still need the Relay Kit # RM-88400 to keep the brake light signal on your F-150 from overriding the turn signal from the RV when you're applying the brakes during a turn. With the parts listed out here is the bare minimum that you need: etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit -...
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  • 2019 Ford F-150 etrailer and Blue Ox Base Plate Kit Recommendation for Blue Ox Tow Bar
    Yes, the etrailer Base Plate Kit # e86YR is compatible with the Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar # BX7420 but you will need the Adapter Kit # DM9523127. I recommend using the etrailer Base Plate Kit # e86YR over the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BO74FR for your 2019 Ford F-150. The base plate kits are virtually the same when it comes to quality so since you like the looks and price point of the etrailer kit better that's what you should go with. You will also need some additional parts for flat towing...
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