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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 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. Call 800-298-1624 to order etrailer base plates part number e98950 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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  • 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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Customer Reviews

etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - e98950

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (96 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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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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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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2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee



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Review from a similar etrailer Tabless in Base Plates


The installation instructions and video were misleading. Much more difficult to install then portrayed. Getting the base plate bracket holes to line up with the existing bumper bracket holes was very difficult. 1-2 hours spent trying to align holes. Instructions describe how to cut holes in plastic under bumper cover. Instructions say nothing about how difficult it is to reinstall and fit around existing bumper, brackets, and base plate.


Comments
I recommend viewing the video install that we have on a 2021 Jeep Wrangler. The installation starts at mark 1:17. One trick that we have is to tape the washers into place before lifting the base plate to the frame as shown at mark 4:11. When installing the hardware the base plate you will want to hand tighten the hardware down on both sides as shown at mark 4:55 and then torque the hardware down per manual specifications. Our installer Clayton shows a good technique at mark 6:26 on how to cut out the fascia when installing the bottom fascia back around the base plate.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 12/09/2021


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Review from a similar etrailer Tabless in Base Plates


First off let me say this is not my first order from etrailer. Previous orders have been very smooth with timely delivery and quality product with excellent customer service from available Technicians to help out with issues pertaining to installation. This current order arrived with the major component missing (baseplate). etrailer has stepped up and is currently doing battle with UPS. Thanks to Nicole R. for all of your attention to this matter. I will continue to do business with this upstanding company in the future. Merry Christmas!



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Review from a similar etrailer Tabless in Base Plates


I think you techs should know that the not to over tighten bolts on the knuckle type connections so they may move freely. I called your firm regarding the tightness that made the vehicle extremely difficult to hook up. no one I spoke with had any solution. I called the manufacture direct and was told the connection bolts were self locking bolts and had no torque values. Was told to loosen bolts just enough to allow free movement of the parts. After adjustment hookup is now less than 5 minutes. Other than the 1 issue I am well pleased with product and instal



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Review from a similar etrailer Tabless in Base Plates


All went very good, have dealt with etrailer many times and are very pleased



- e98948
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Review from a similar etrailer Tabless in Base Plates


Super product that has performed well towing my 2020 Jeep Sahara. High quality with everything I needed included. The etrailer videos were super helpful before and after the purchase for easy setup. CHEERS!



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Review from a similar etrailer Tabless in Base Plates


We tow the Wrangler behind our 36' Monaco. Easy setup, confident towing, and easy disconnect. Highly recommend.



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Review from a similar etrailer Tabless in Base Plates


4 1/2 hours to install by two people (one a mechanic on his day off). But quality was very high, once everything was removed it was easy to install, but the safety cables did interfere with the reinstall of the facia (grill, bumper, etc). You need help and someone who's very strong to remount the facia.



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Review from a similar etrailer Tabless in Base Plates


The installation information is seriously lacking! It does not identify the Manufacture's name, the instructions are so bad...the only possible way to get a full understanding was to watch an on line video...not the easiest way when the jeep is outside , not in my house! Other than that little [hiccup], it's great.



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Review from a similar etrailer Tabless in Base Plates


Need to add better notes to directions. Need to know that the air dam needs to be cut and install BEFORE bumper is reinstalled. The kit had all required parts and seems to be very well built.



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Review from a similar etrailer Tabless in Base Plates


Came with a part missing and I thought this will be impossible to get resolved. I can't believe the awesome customer service, one email and they had the missing part out the next day. No hassle, no pain, no arguments!! I will be a customer for life!! etrailer ROCKS!!!



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Review from a similar etrailer Tabless in Base Plates


Nice product. Not as heavy duty as my previous road master baseplate but I’m sure it will hold up just fine. Fitment a little off. Took a little effort to get two bolt holes aligned but they went in. The backer nuts that go inside the frame are a little tricky to hold. Especially on passenger side. Again just have to be patient. I used a step drill for 1/2” holes through the frame. Worked great. From start to finish. 2.5 hours I have all the proper tools. If you are not a decent mechanic, it could take you much longer. Watch the video. Take your time



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Review from a similar etrailer Tabless in Base Plates


Components fit and function well but, the rear bolt holes were slightly off causing some extra modifications. The etrailer installation videos were very helpful. However, there were several differences between my 2021 Colorado and the model in the videos. I suggest updating the cutouts in the instructions. They are very undersized this caused major difficulties reattaching the grill and facia.



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Review from a similar etrailer Tabless in Base Plates


Fairly easy self install. Installed on 2018 Ford F150. Hardest part was removing factory tow hook cover. Directions say to pull down and out to remove. I had to cut covers to remove. Base plates bolt on using bolts from factory hooks plus one 1/2" bolt in a hole which you drill. Easy.



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Review from a similar etrailer Tabless in Base Plates


Nice quality travels excellent



- e98948
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Review from a similar etrailer Tabless in Base Plates


Excellent condition received will let you know after installation



- e98951
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Review from a similar etrailer Tabless in Base Plates


Very easy to attach and detach.



- e98948
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Review from a similar etrailer Tabless in Base Plates


Attached easily, only problem that I encountered was reinstalling the plastic dust pan it appears that the 2 corners of the plate need a little grinding. they pushed into the plastic pan. Thanks



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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.



- e98949
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Review from a similar etrailer Tabless in Base Plates


Easy installation, quick unhook and hookup. A much cleaner installation.


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    The etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit part # e98950 is a fit for a 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk. In regards to installation, you'll need to remove the entire front bumper fascia grille and all. In order to use this base plate kit with a Blue Ox Aventa Tow Bar you'll need the Adapter for Blue Ox Tow Bar to etrailer Tabless Base Plates part # e98986.
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    The etrailer base plate kit part # e98950 is a confirmed fit for your 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee and can be used with Blue Ox tow bars like you have. While the removable arms aren't lockable if you were to use a lock kit like the # BX88101 which locks the tow bar to the hitch and the removable arms to the tow bar it would be effectively locked as it would be basically impossible to turn the removable arms with it connected to the tow bar so that it would release. As far as the steering harness...
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  • Do I Need An Adaptor To Use A BlueOx Tow Bar With The Etrailer Base Plate 98950
    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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    We do have other options in stock that are confirmed to fit your 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee. If you are looking for a direct connect style base plate to match to a current Blue Ox manufactured tow bar, we have an available option. I suggest the etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms, # e98950 as this will match up to a Blue Ox tow bar. Please note the linked video below.
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