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etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Mike S says:

Yes, if you:

  • Are a DIYer who wants a simple install and values lifetime support from etrailer.com experts
  • Have a hitch-mounted tow bar from etrailer, Demco, or Roadmaster
  • Worry about losing removable arms

No, if you:

  • Own a Blue Ox tow bar and don’t want to have to buy an adapter separately
  • Are uncomfortable with only a short-term warranty
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. Call 800-298-8924 to order etrailer base plates part number e98948 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all etrailer products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms. Base Plates reviews from real customers.
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etrailer Base Plates - e98948

  • etrailer
  • Removable Drawbars
  • 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 replace the lugs on your tow bar arms
    • Just insert tow bar arms into base plate receivers to hook up
    • 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 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: 19-1/2"
  • Bracket height: 18"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Simple, Invisible Design

Setting up these invisible base plates for use with your etrailer tow bar is fast and easy. Just remove the attachment lugs from the ends of your tow bar arms and replace them with these tabs. Then you can just insert the tow bar arms into the base plate receivers to hook up. There's no need to remove the tabs from your tow bar, so you won't run the risk of misplacing tabs. 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

etrailer Tabless Base Plate Ear Pull Cover

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.


Demco Tabless Base Plate Adapters

Type of Tow Bar Adapter
Roadmaster Nighthawk All-Terrain, Sterling All-Terrain, Blackhawk 2 All-Terrain, and Falcon All-Terrain No adapter needed
Roadmaster Falcon 2 or Tracker e99037
Blue Ox (excludes Embassador) e98986
Demco Kwik-Tow e98987
Demco Victory Series 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.



e98948 etrailer RV Tabless Baseplates

Installation Details E98948 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - e98948

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (4 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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Using on a 2020 Gladiator with an aftermarket bumper. I did make some modifications to the bumper for this to work. Fits like a glove, even tighter. Installation kicked my butt a little at first but was to my own fault and stubbornness and not product or installation instructions. Spoke with customer service rep, Michael, and he assured me product would fit. Great product. Performed test run on 8-26 and worked as advertised. Highly recommend! 867154



- e98949
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Review from a similar etrailer Tabless in Base Plates


Great service and selection. Package arrived on time. 936177



- e98965
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Review from a similar etrailer Tabless in Base Plates


Great product! Easy to follow instructions and a perfect fit for my vehicle. 893773



- e98946
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Review from a similar etrailer Tabless in Base Plates


One of the easiest installations I have ever done. Product was true to description arrived on time. 864234


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  • Parts Needed To Flat Tow a 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    It sounds like you are pretty much looking for a full flat-tow kit for a 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited so I will attach below all of the parts needed to do so such as the base plates, tow bar, safety cables, wiring harness, and braking system. etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit part # e98948 etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar part # e34ZR Sentry Deflector for Demco Tow Bars part # DM9523135 (Works With etrailer Tow Bars) Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit part # RM-15267 Blue...
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  • How to Connect Blue Ox Tow Bar to etrailer Base Plate Kit
    To connect the etrailer base plate # e98948 to the Blue Ox Avail part # BX7420 you just need the adapter part # e98986.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2020 Jeep Wrangler
    You are on the right track for a great flat towing setup for your 2020 Jeep Wrangler. The etrailer base plate kit part # e98948 is a fit and can work with your Falcon All Terrain part # RM-522 without an adapter. You do not need the pins you mentioned. Everything else you mentioned would be a solid choice too. # SM99251 for breaking, # RM-15267 for lighting, and # RM-156-25 for a charge line kit.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with Remco Tow Bar
    Based on my research, your Remco tow bar should be compatible with all Blue Ox base plates so for your 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited the correct base plate kit you'd want is the # BX1139. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies of the towed vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way connector that you will install...
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  • Is the etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit for a 2019 Jeep Wrangler As Strong As Others
    The etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit part # e98948 is an excellent option for a 2019 Jeep Wrangler. The attachment methods can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer but each will be plenty suitable for flat-towing and I couldn't accurately say one will be stronger than the other as they each go through vigorous testing before they are deemed acceptable. The etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit in particular does indeed not require any drilling.
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  • How To Use Roadmaster Tow Bar On 2021 Jeep Wrangler
    I do have an option but there are currently no Roadmaster base plate kits for a 2021 Jeep Wrangler per Roadmaster. Therefore, I must recommend the etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit part # e98948 which is a better option because it replaces the ends on the tow bar so you have one less part to keep track of and connect each time. It will work with Roadmaster Nighthawk All-Terrain, Sterling All-Terrain, Blackhawk 2 All-Terrain, and Falcon All-Terrain and the Roadmaster Falcon 2 or Tracker...
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  • Best Way To Flat Tow A 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    I suggest getting the etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit # e98948 for your 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. This comes with everything you need to get it installed. To get your Jeep ready for the flat tow, I suggest getting the Blue Ox Altha 2 Tow Bar # BX7380, a portable braking system # BRK2019 and wiring # DM9523010-54 to complete your setup.
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  • Parts Needed To Flat-Tow a 2020 Jeep JL Wrangler
    In order to flat-tow a 2020 Jeep JL Wrangler you'll need base plates, tow bar, safety cables, wiring harness, and braking system. I have attached my recommendations for each of these below. etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit part # e98948 etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar part # e34ZR Blue Ox Patriot 3 Radio Frequency, Portable Braking System part # BRK2019 Roadmaster 12 Volt Outlet Kit part # RM-9332 Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit part # RM-15267
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  • Rock Guard for etrailer Base Plates on 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    The Roadmaster Guardian Rock Guard # RM-4000 is only designed for specific Roadmaster set ups - base plate and tow bar - so I recommend going a different route than the Roadmaster Falcon # RM-522 to use a rock guard on your 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with the etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit # e98948. The best option is to use the etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar # e34ZR with the Sentry Deflector for Demco Tow Bars # DM9523135. The SD tow bar is similar to the Falcon in that it...
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  • Confirmed Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited With Motorhome With Air Brakes
    I'd be happy to help you confirm the parts you need to flat tow your 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with the factory plastic bumper behind your Jayco Seneca with air brakes. - Base Plate Kit: etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit # e98948 - Tow Bar: etrailer XHD Non-Binding Tow Bar # e94ZR - Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 - Supplemental Braking System: Demco SBS Air Force One Supplemental Braking System for Motorhomes with Air Brakes # SM99243 So...
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  • Flat Tow Set Up For On A 2020 Jeep Wrangler Being Flat Towed Behind A Motor Home With Air Brakes
    For flat towing your 2020 Jeep Wrangler behind your 2021 Tiffin Allegro Bus the following items are correct: 1. etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar - RV Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,000 lbs Item # e34ZR 2. etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms Item # e98948 3. Demco SBS Air Force One Supplemental Braking System for Motor Homes with Air Brakes - Proportional Item # SM99243 4. Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit Item # RM-15267 I recommend adding a Roadmaster...
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Info for this part was:

Edited by:
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Expert Research:
Jameson C
Video Edited:
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Video Edited:
Chris R
Video by:
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Test Fit:
Conner L
Test Fit:
Clayton O
Written by:
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Updated by:
Mike S

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