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etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # e98949
Our Price: $413.48
Tow Bar Base Plate

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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. Great Prices for the best tow bar base plate from etrailer. etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms part number e98949 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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etrailer Tow Bar Base Plate - e98949

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  • Removable Draw Bars
  • 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.


  • 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 and Demco tow bars
    • Adaptable for use with Blue Ox and Roadmaster tow bars (adapters sold separately)
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Made in the USA


  • Distance between brackets: 22-1/4"
  • Bracket height: 18-3/4"
  • 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 e98986
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 - e98949

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (353 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.


Excellent service on a timely delivery. The box was torn apart but all the parts were inside. I’m sure it didn’t get shipped that way but damaged by the carrier.

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Super simple install and stealthy look once installed. This looks way better than any other baseplate on the market. A+


Only bad thing was cutting the plastic underneath to fit.

2016 Jeep Wrangler

Everything fit perfectly


Very easy to hook up and excellent towi ng.


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


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



Easy quick connect and disconnect, easy to install


Had to have it drop shiped at our campground. Lucky i had the tools with me to install. For the most part it was pretty straightforward,but the passenger side bracket had about a half inch gap so i had to leave the lockwasher out so that i had enough threads to get the bolt to start. Once it was started it pulled up tight. I give it 4 stars due to the two tab nuts not being long enough. If the tabs were an inch longer you could actually hold it in place and it would install much easier. Cant thank etrailer enough for doing everything they could to help me get back on the road 1100 miles from home.


A bit of wrestling to install, but easily accomplished with hand tools. Worth the half day to install it over to 1000 dollars labor to have it installed. Fits up nice and tight under bumper, minimal impact on approach angle. A good balance of good for towing and still off-road friendly.

2015 Jeep Wrangler

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.


Took some manufacturing as I had a custom bumper but the company who installed it was able to figure it out and it pulls perfectly behind my class A on my jeep


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


As ordered. Easy instructions. Fast del ivery


Made to last and easy to install. Just follow the instructions




Just follow the instructions included and it all works well. If there is a problem or question give e-trailer a call, they really are happy to help.

Etrailer Expert

Mike L.


@Rick Thank you!


Worked great, easy install, but a little hard with one person. Finished install looks great


So far the service has been excellent. Well knowledge employee.


Well made. Was not hard to install. My wife and I got it done.

2018 Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited

Great product and service. Information is great for DIY people. Fast shipping. Thanks!

2018 Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited

Great service and selection. Package arrived on time.


Easy to install about 1hr 20 min


Works great




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