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etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # e98950
Our Price: $426.77
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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 Blue Ox
  • Worry about losing removable arms

No, if you:

  • Own a Roadmaster tow bar and don’t want to have to buy an adapter separately
  • Don’t like the look of a bulky crossbeam taking up space beneath your bumper
  • 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. 1-800-940-8924 to order etrailer base plates part number e98950 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 - e98950

  • 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: 28-1/4"
  • Bracket height: 18-1/2"
  • 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.



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etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - e98950

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (220 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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The baseplate is well made and has a nice finish. However, it was about 1/8” too wide to I had to do some trimming near the core support/frame to get it to slide in. Then the rear bolt holes were equally too wide so I had to team them out a bit to be able to get the bolts in.




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It is so easy to work with eTrailer!! A couple of phone calls and all your questions are answered. Their videos are also spot on and helped me tremendously when the place that installed the base plate said that they wouldn't install the BRK2505 brake breakaway kit. A simple view of their video and i was confident I would be able to tackle this portion of the install. thanks eTrailer, GREAT JOB!!




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Fit perfectly on my 2019 jeep grand cherokee limited with no problems. thank you




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Jeep Grand Cherokee

Installed this on a 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee WK (older style). Jeep made both models this year. Easy install, tows great.




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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Easy install on my 2018 Grand Cherokee and it works great with my Blue Ox for towing.




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Fit and works great on our 2019 Jeep Ch erokee




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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

This is the part that I needed. It arrived on-time and in good condition. (The card board shipping box was damaged, and had been repaired with clear tape, but nothing was missing and all of the contents were in good shape.)




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everything was great




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Takes a little more effort to install according to instructions




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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Quick shipping and the hitch looks well made. I will install it soon after I get my braking system!!




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Great towbar, easy to install and easy to hook up to the rv.




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I had to make a slight adjustment to the mounting bolt holes on one side of the base plate. I understand the variations that can happen during the manufacturing of a vehicle. The base plate was find and I have used it twice since purchased.




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This item came alot sooner then expected and as advertised. It isn't installed and working yet, but I expect it will work just fine. Quality parts.




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Review from a similar etrailer Tabless in Base Plates


Installation was a bit involved. The toughest part was dissembling and reassembling the front of the vehicle to complete the installation of the base plate. Also, it was somewhat difficult to complete the connections on some of the blind holes, this was very time consuming and a bit frustrating. Before attempting any connections make sure that you clean the power coating out of the threaded parts. Further, I did have to trim some of the facia around the driver’s side to clear the base plate. I have used this setup to tow over 13k miles and it has been performed without any problems. I am happy with this base plate and I would purchase it again.



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    If you look at the 10 minute mark of the attached video you'll see Shane took the wiring bracket that came with the etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit # e98950 and bolted it to the bumper beam. Once you have it attached you'll just have to cut the fascia to allow for the wiring from your RV to plug into your vehicle.
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    If you have the etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # e98950 and want to couple it with a Blue Ox Tow Bar you do NOT need an adapter. It is already set up to couple with a Blue Ox tow bar. Looking at The Adapter for Demco Kwik-Tow and Blue Ox Adventurer Tow Bars to etrailer Invisible Base Plates Item # e98987 you will notice they have the same mating surface as the Etrailer Invisible Base Plates, so the base plates can be used with either demco or blue ox tow bars without...
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