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etrailer Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

etrailer Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

Item # e98945
Retail:$592.90
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Custom-fit base plate kit lets you hook up your tow bar to flat tow your vehicle. No external crossbar means that only the base plate tabs are visible, providing a clean, low-profile look when you're not towing. Simple, bolt-on installation. 1-800-940-8924 to order etrailer base plates part number e98945 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all etrailer products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for etrailer Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms. Base Plates reviews from real customers.
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Custom-fit base plate kit lets you hook up your tow bar to flat tow your vehicle. No external crossbar means that only the base plate tabs are visible, providing a clean, low-profile look when you're not towing. Simple, bolt-on installation.


Features:

  • Custom-fit base plates provide attachment points for your tow bar
  • Hidden reinforcement means that less of the bracket shows
    • No crossbar support beam or large, protruding brackets
  • 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 tow bars
    • Also compatible with Demco Victory Series tow bars
    • Adaptable for use with tow bars from other manufacturers (adapters sold separately)
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Distance between brackets: 31-1/2"
  • Bracket height: 20"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


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 manufacturer's 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.


Demco Base Plate Adapters

Type of Tow Bar Use Adapter
Roadmaster Eagle and Eagle 8000 e98979
Reese Tow Champ and Valley Industries e98980
Roadmaster Falcon 5250 e98981
Blue Ox, Aladdin, Aventa II, Aventa LX, and Alexus e98982
Roadmaster Tracker, Falcon 2, Falcon All Terrain, Blackhawk, Blackhawk All Terrain, and Sterling tow bars with serial numbers up to 14,500 e98983
Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain and Sterling tow bars with serial numbers above 14,501 e98984
Demco Victory Series and Kwik-Tow 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.



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Installation Details E98945 Installation instructions

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etrailer Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms - e98945

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (21 Customer Reviews)

Custom-fit base plate kit lets you hook up your tow bar to flat tow your vehicle. No external crossbar means that only the base plate tabs are visible, providing a clean, low-profile look when you're not towing. Simple, bolt-on installation.

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2019 Ram 1500 Classic

My order arrived in a few days, was exactly what I ordered. Installed base plates with no problems. very satisfied with results.

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7/9/2023

worked well.



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Order was easy and fast delivery on time



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Quality parts for a reasonable price, fast shipping.



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Easy to install



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I installed myself! The direction we easy to follow and the unit fit my 2017 jeep unlimited perfectly. I have over 4000 tow miles since the install with no issues.



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Very good and easy to work with



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Excellent product
Excellent service



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Pretty easy to install on my 2015 Silve rado,



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I’m happy with them can’t wait to get back on the road



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Had trouble doing it online call them on the phone like we used to do it all days and it went really well very fast and very knowledgeable I will do business in the future with etrailer



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Perfect fit fast shipping



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I just received, maybe next week I will working on that.



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The product is fine, but the box was flimsy and damaged.



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See what our Experts say about this etrailer Base Plates

  • Parts Needed to Flat-Tow a 2013 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman
    In order to flat-tow a 2013 Ram 1500 you'll need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, flat-tow wiring harness, and a supplemental braking system. I have attached a list with each of these parts for you below. etrailer Classic Base Plate Kit part # e98945 etrailer XHD Non-Binding Tow Bar part # e94ZR Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit part # RM-15267 Brake Buddy Select 3 Portable Supplemental Braking System part # HM39524
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  • Parts Needed To Flat-Tow a 2016 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
    It sounds like you might be looking to flat-tow a 2016 Ram 1500 and are looking for the parts needed to do so. If that is the case we have some great options for this which I will attach in a list below. etrailer Classic Base Plate Kit part # e98945 (Fits EcoDiesel) etrailer XHD Non-Binding Tow Bar part # e94ZR Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit part # RM-15267 Blue Ox Patriot Portable Braking System part # BLU37TR 12 Volt Outlet Kit part # RM-9332
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  • Recommended Heavy Duty Tow Bar for 2017 Ram 1500
    The highest capacity tow bar setup we offer for a 2017 Ram 1500 would be the etrailer XHD Non-Binding Tow Bar part # e94ZR rated at 10,500 lbs. It will require the etrailer Classic Base Plate Kit part # e98945. The only other things you'll need to complete this setup is lighting and a braking system. I recommend the Blue Ox Patriot Portable Braking System part # BLU37TR (Requires 12 Volt Outlet Kit part # RM-9332) and Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit part # RM-154.
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  • Can a BlueOx 6500 Pound TowBar Be Used To Flat Tow A 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 Eco Diesel
    Yes you can use the Blue Ox Alpha 2 Non-Binding Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,500 lbs # BX7380 to flat-tow your Dodge Ram. The typical 2014 ram 1500 Laramie 4x4 ecodiesel curb weight is 5,308 pounds. If you need the other parts to complete the flat tow package I recommend these to complete it. The Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit # RM-154. This is a custom fit wire harness that will connect your RV's tail, brake and turn signal lights to your towed car's lighting...
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  • Tow Bar Recommendation for etrailer Base Plate Kit on 2021 Ram 1500 Classic
    The tow bar that I recommend using with the etrailer Classic Base Plate Kit # e98945 on your 2021 Ram 1500 Classic is the etrailer XHD Tow Bar # e94ZR because it has a higher weight capacity at 10,500 lbs over the 6,000 lb rating of the etrailer SD Tow Bar # e34ZR. Technically the 6K tow bar will be sufficient for your truck, but from what I was seeing online your truck can weigh up to about 5,300 lbs without anything in it so I like to have a higher weight margin. To finish out your towing...
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  • Replacement Head And Shank For the Reese Straight-Line Hitch # RP66083
    Based on the pictures you provided I believe you have the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w/ Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 8,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW # RP66083. To replace the head and shank you'll need the # RP58167 and # RP54970. You'll also need a hitch ball as this Reese WDH Head does not come with one included. For a 2-5/16" Hitch Ball you can use the Curt # A-6 and for a 2" Hitch Ball you can use the Curt # A-90.
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  • Parts Needed for Complete Flat Tow System on 2021 Ram 1500 Classic
    The etrailer Base Plate Kit # e98945 is an excellent option for your 2021 Ram 1500 Classic. I really like the look of it once installed and it's one of the easier systems when you're talking about connecting/disconnecting the tow bar. For a tow bar I highly recommend the etrailer XHD Non-Binding Tow Bar # e94ZR because it has that non-binding feature and it has a higher weight capacity at 10,500 lbs so you'll have a nice safety margin between that and what your truck weighs in at so you...
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