Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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Designed specifically for heavy-duty applications, direct-connect brackets install onto your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for a motor-home-mounted tow bar. Front arms are easily removable when not in use. Call 800-298-8924 to order Roadmaster base plates part number 1444-3 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms. Base Plates reviews from real customers.
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Roadmaster Base Plates - 1444-3

  • Roadmaster
  • Removable Draw Bars
  • Hitch Pin Attachment

Designed specifically for heavy-duty applications, direct-connect brackets install onto your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for a motor-home-mounted tow bar. Front arms are easily removable when not in use.


Features:

  • Hidden bracket design - drawbars are easily removable via 2 pins
  • Computer-cut, all-steel construction provides exceptional strength
  • Black powder coat finish is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Simple installation - no welding
    • Custom base plates ensure a perfect fit for your vehicle
  • No crossbar needed - faster hookup and sleeker appearance
    • Crossbar not required because these direct-connect base plates are designed for strong, heavy-duty applications
  • Compatible with all Roadmaster tow bars that slide into trailer hitch receivers
  • Instructions and mounting hardware included
  • Made in the USA


Note: Direct-connect base plates will work only with the Roadmaster tow bars that slide into a trailer hitch, such as the Sterling, Blackhawk, Blackhawk 2, Falcon and Falcon 2. These base plates will not work with tow bars that require a hitch ball.


Direct-connect brackets do not require a crossbar because of the heavy-duty nature of your vehicle's frame. Thus, installation is simplified, the hookup process is faster, and the total appearance is enhanced.


Note: The EZ Hook safety cables included with Roadmaster's Sterling tow bars will not work with direct-connect base plates. These cables connect to an anchor plate on the Quick Disconnect crossbar, which will not be present when you are using these base plates.


The drawbars, or front arms, on the direct-connect base plate kit are simple to mount and remove, easily securing with pins. Once the drawbars have been removed, the remaining brackets are virtually invisible. On most automobiles, the brackets are mounted within the grille, where they remain not only unseen, but protected from scrapes and scuffs as well.



345-3 Road Master MX Base Plate Kit



1444-3 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 1444-3 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2013 - 2013 Jeep Wrangler 10th Anniversary Edition

2013 - 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 10th Anniversary Edition

2016 - 2017 Jeep Wrangler 75th Anniversary Edition

2016 - 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 75th Anniversary Edition

2016 - 2016 Jeep Wrangler Backcountry Edition

2016 - 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Backcountry Edition

2018 - 2018 Jeep JK Wrangler Freedom Edition

2018 - 2018 Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited Freedom Edition

2018 - 2018 Jeep JK Wrangler Golden Eagle Edition

2018 - 2018 Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited Golden Eagle Edition

2018 - 2018 Jeep JK Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock Edition

2018 - 2018 Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Hard Rock Edition

2015 - 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock Edition

2015 - 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Hard Rock Edition

2018 - 2018 Jeep JK Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition

2018 - 2018 Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Recon Edition

2017 - 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon Edition

2017 - 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Recon Edition

2014 - 2014 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X Edition

2014 - 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon X Edition

2017 - 2017 Jeep Wrangler Winter Edition

2017 - 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Winter Edition




Video of Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Roadmaster MX Base Plate Kit Installation - 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Today on our 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon edition, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Roadmaster MX Base Plate Kit with removable arms, part number 1444-3. Here's what the base plate is going to look like once it's installed on our vehicle. As you can see, it comes out right underneath our front bumper which is going to give us great, easy access in order to use it. This base plate is going to be nice and easy to use because it's very accessible, and you've got your safety chain connection point right up over here. Then you've got your receiver which your removable arm will slide into. This base plate comes with a wiring bracket welded to it, so it's going to make it nice and easy to have a place to mount your wiring between your vehicle and your motor-home. Installing the arms is very easy.

You slide them into the receiver, slide your five-eighth pin through, and install the clip, and then your arm is in place. Then also here on the removable arm, it has these tabs that go out with holes that are drilled through them. That way, if you want, for a little extra security so it can't be tampered with, you can actually put a lock through those. Now, let's go ahead and show you how to install it. To begin our installation, first thing we'll need to do underneath here is we'll need to mark out the areas on this skid plate that we're going to need to cut out. I've gone ahead and marked it according to the instructions, so the area with the Xs inside is what's going to get cut out.

That's going to be the same on both sides. Now we can remove our skid plate in order to begin cutting our sections out. I need a 15-millimeter socket in order to remove the bolts that hold it in and there's going to be seven bolts in all. I'll begin cutting out our marked off sections in our skid plate. After we've cut our edges, what I'm going to do is take some black spray paint just in order to coat that exposed edge that we cut. That way it helps prevent rust on our skid plate.

With our skid plate cut, we'll reinstall it. For now, we'll just put the five bolts that go across the front directly underneath the bumper back up into place. With these five across the front, we're going to go ahead and get these tightened up. I want to make sure that these holes for the other two are lined up properly. Now we'll take our base plate and put it up into position, and I'll slide these just up on the outside on that sump frame bracket. Then the holes on these tabs on the underside you want to be lined up with those holes in the skid plate through these bolts to be reinstalled and go back up into place.

Once you've got them lined up, we'll go ahead and put those back in to hold our base plate. Now, for all of our hardware that we're going to use to secure our base plate to the vehicle, we're going to be using red Loctite. You just want to put a little bit on the threads there, and then when that dries out it will make sure that this bolt is firmer locked in place. Now, if you need to get some of this, you can get this on our site, part number LT37420. Then what we'll do is take one of our handle nuts, and we'll slide it up through the opening there and we'll get it lined up with the top hole. Then we'll do that same thing for the rest of our bolt holes here in the sump frame. Keep in mind from this point on, anything we do to one side, we'll be doing that same thing over on the other side. Now, I'll talk a three-quarter inch socket and tighten our hardware that we put into the sump frames. Then we'll torque them to the specifications listed in the instructions. Now we can break the handles off of the nuts, so I'll just work them back and forth in order to break the tack-weld that holds them on. Now, we'll torque our skid plate bolts a little on the tabs of our base plate. Again, you want to torque these to the specifications in the instructions. That's going to complete our look at and installation of the Roadmaster MX Base Plate Kit with removable arms, part number 1444-3 on our 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon edition.


Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - 1444-3

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (529 Customer Reviews)

Designed specifically for heavy-duty applications, direct-connect brackets install onto your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for a motor-home-mounted tow bar. Front arms are easily removable when not in use.

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Jeep

The baseplate was easiest to install following the directions. I have gone on too long trips telling my jeep with no problems. I wish they made covers for it when not using it to tow. 573892



- 1444-3
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Roadmaster

This is my third Roadmaster install ,never had a problem and they went flawlessly and the staff at e-Trailer are a great help if you have questions or concern and their videos on Youtube are very helpful ! 503934



- 1444-3
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Easy to install, quick delivery 482525



- 1444-3
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all went perfect. .on time delivery.6 stars.thanks derek 294730



- 1444-3
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2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Excellent product and customer service. Installation was very easy just follow the directions. Used a Dremel Ultra Saw to make the necessary cuts in the front skid plate. The cuts were very easy to make. Be sure to remove the skid plate first. Used the jeep jack on both sides to align the holes in the base plate to the holes in the frame as this was a tight fit. Used this MX base plate on a 2015 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon Hard Rock. Hope this helps. 272669



- 1444-3
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I'm very pleased with the service and parts that were sent to me from the folks at E Trailer. Chris took my order over the phone and delivered everything on time with accuracy. A plus rating ! 212755



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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Put it on a 2014 Ford F150 STX 4X4 with hardly any trouble. However still need an extra part to connect the base plate to my tow bar. You may want to ask a couple more questions than I did and get all your needed parts in one shot. 170491



- 495-1A
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Great kit, fantastic price, but most of all it's the great service I receive from the people at eTrailer that keeps me coming back. 274711



- 4410-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


It was easy to install. It took me about two hours. 574848


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Ive towed my Expedition roughly 1500 miles with no problems. The installation took about four hours.

Tucson D - 10/17/2019

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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Etrailer once again did not disappoint. Service was fast, fairly priced, totally complete. Video that was emailed to me was extremely helpful in tackling a daunting task that I was totally unfamiliar with and saved me hours of trying to figure out what had to be dismantled to accomplish the job. Again thank you etrailer and Sal who was extremely helpful. 369757



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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Great product! Other than a few minor difference between the Saturn and the Captiva the instructions were great. Only took about 3.5 hours to install. Thanks etrailer! 189041



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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Had my local favorite mechanic install these and since it was the first time for him, took a little extra time (and he had to buy the special drill bit), but they work fine and fit the crossbar just fine. 330523



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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


I purchased these for my new toad . I had purchased the entire towing system for my toad through etrailer I totaled my toad Sept 2018. I had to replace the 199-5 unit that bolts up to the frame of my new toad. This was the second time dealing with etrailer. Fast frendly quick service. Quality products and the sales representatives are extremely knowledgeable of all the products that they offer for your needs. I would rate etrailer Service, Sales dept and shipping dept A++. If you DEMAND Quality products and a sales representative that is extremely knowledge of all your needs. You can't go wrong with etrailer. Best Regards Ray 639676



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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Nice unit. Fairly easy to install. Had no problems last trip, loading up for another in two weeks. 360542



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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


The tow bar adapter kit came late as it had to be ordered from the factory which was not really a problem as I was gone on vacation, but a representative from etrailer was in contact with me keeping me informed. The item fit perfect and had really good instructions went on with out a problem and is very sturdy and well built. would buy from them again 259700



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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


I purchased the Roadmaster Base Plate for our 06 Saturn Vue. The base plate fit exactly as described. Was not to hard to install. I did my self to save money. The hardest part of the job was the removal of the front air dam and cutting out the access holes for the bars, Still not to bad if you have mechanical skills. The staff at e-trailer was very helpful and answered any questions that I had. It was delivered very quickly as stated and arrived on time. If you are considering this type of project I would highly recommend e-trailer. 262472


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very good

Dean K - 06/18/2017

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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


I haven't seen the product yet as I am out of town but the people at etrailer have been really great. Prompt,helping to get us the product safely abd saving us money. 434987



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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


I ordered the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit - 1411-2 from etrailer and got them in record time. Could not have gotten better service. Thank You ETRAILER 29139



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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


I just got done with the installation. Overall it was fairly straightforward, however it would have been nice if they had included pictures in the instructions. The larger bolts in the kit could have a more beveled tip like the factory bolts. This would make it much easier to get the bolts started in the holes. The photo attached is of the factory bolt for reference. Shipping was very quick, only took a few days. Price seems pretty high for these base plates. I purchased them for $360 and was even able to find a 5% off coupon online by using google. 658076



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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


I have mounted four different Roadmaster brackets in the passed but this model had some serious problems. The drivers side bracket attached to my 2001 Jeep TJ very easily per the instructions. The passenger side bracket on the other hand had serious engineering deficiencies. None of the mounting holes matched up to the vehicle frame. Two of the bracket holes needed to be enlarged to engage. The back hole was very difficult aligning the inside required drilled hole with the outside slotted opening. Near impossible to enlarge a slotted frame opening. May be fine for a fully equipped shop with all the tools required but not so much for the home mechanic. I'd still recommend these brackets but know what your getting into. 452768



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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


High quality materials Precise fit in a very tight space 6-8 hour install No jacking or vehicle raising required. Fast delivery Good price 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 234588



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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Would have been 5 stars except for price - yikes! But it appears to be plenty sturdy. Removing the old bolts was by far the hardest part of the installation. I can't blame the new part for that. As can be seen in the pictures the pasenger side bumper trim piece interferes a bit with the plate. I believe I can trim the facia for a better fit. Also note the slotted opening on the passenger side. It installs easily, but when the tow bar plate is installed, this needs to be loosened and pursuaded into a better position. I appreciate etrailer's help in getting the right part. 192683



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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


I used to tow our dinghy, a cherry 1997 Miata, with a car dolly; finally realized it was a case of overkill. The dolly is over half the weight of the car and wider than the motor home! On our last expedition to the Canadian Rockies, I got to talking with a fellow camper who told me how cool and easy it was to tow his dinghy with tow bars. Now, for the tow bar conversion: Removing the Miata's fascia, radiator air scoop and bottom engine cover is not difficult, as the fasteners are relatively easy to get to. After removing (and discarding) the two tie-down loops and discarding the four screws holding the front anti-sway bar, the installation of the base plates is straight-forward (it fits into those holes - who knew?). The fit of the kit to the car's frame is precise, with plenty of adjustment space, if needed. The only fabrication required is removal of some material from the air scoop where it comes into contact with the installed base plates. Reinstalling the fascia, I "shoe-horned" it over the base plate, with the help of silicon spray. Fortunately, the fascia is very flexible. Unless you look for them, the base plate receivers are not a prominent feature of the front end. 239008



- 474-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Good information and prompt shipping. Base plate is solid and install and use instructions are excellent. Be warned that product install is drill two holes and install 3 bolts, BUT the entire front panel has to be removed and replaced. Not difficult, but time-consuming. Seat bracket is solid and install and use instructions are excellent. Brakemaster kit is good quality, but instructions are not as good as most Roadmaster products. Instructions for air line install are especially weak. 167660


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Great with no problems. Connect and disconnect very quick and easy. Thanks.

Gordon - 01/08/2016

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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


product just arrived , prompt so thats excellent. sure would be nice if it had a decent set of intructions with it. sure is solid and sturdy construction so well done for that . i tried to get intructions (pdf file) but nothing popped up. 384285



- 915-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


First off it wasn't a "5 minute job". Took me probably 3.5 hours or so on my back in the garage, but I took my time especially with the cutting/trimming of the lower valance on the front bumper. I did not want to cut too much & have big gaping holes in the bumper. All in all it went well. To cut & trim the bumper I simply used a bare hack saw blade, Dremel tool, file & razor knife The picture in the instructions of where to cut a hole at the back of the fog light recess is a little puzzling until you get the light out & locate the tie-down bracket bolt that needs to be removed. You'll need to make the hole larger because the replacement bolt has a 17mm head on it instead of the stock 14mm hex head. Wasn't real happy about how much they had me hack off the panel under the engine. Probably should have looked that on my own rather than use their crudely drawn lines in the picture. I was able to drill the 1/2" hole for the 5 1/2" long rear bolt with a regular length drill bit. Just drill as straight as you can using the little square hole in the frame rail as your guide. It seemed to take forever to get to the required torque of 56 '/lbs on the long bolts. I suspect that's because the frame rail actually crushes a little bit. I want to point out 1 drawback to the brackets that I noticed. If you're using a tow bar that has a cross plate between the 2 bracket bar inserts (like I am), you can not pull the removable inserts out with the cross bracket attached. They're NOT parallel to one another, so when you're home & no longer in "tow mode" you'll have to unbolt one side in order to remove the bars. Otherwise a well made product. Haven't actually towed the car yet though. 180908



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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Install pics 478286



- 1142-3
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


I needed to set up our 1998 Toyota RAV4 for dinghy towing. Etrailer.com had everything I needed. The Roadmaster 1142-3 base plates fit as designed and were fairly easy to install, the only body modification needed was trimming the splash pans around the engine for the ends of the mounts. I had to point them out to my wife after installation, they are very discreet when not in use. The Roadmaster 910021-00 QD towbar assembly will make connecting to our RV a breeze, and the RM-98100 second vehicle kit had all the connectors and tubing to install my Brakemaster and BrakeAway cylinders. The long leads on the HM20014 breakaway switch meant I needed fewer wire connectors, and the FA80-01-2160 coiled cable will provide a more finished look when not towing the Toy. I decided to not complicate my life any more than necessary, and selected the EZT20B tow light kit instead of a magnetic kit due to the convertible top on our RAV4. The customer service people at etrailer.com were quick to answer my questions about wiring options, kept me informed when I had a delay, and the shipping/delivery times were unbelievable. Here in Wisconsin I received my orders in TWO DAYS! 233399



- 913-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


This was a fantastic addition to our TOAD. 03 Subie Forester (manual). Install was simple and only took an hour. The hookup are simple, robust and provide confidence in towing. Well worth the purchase and I highly recommend Roadmaster products to others. 484479


Comments

Still able to tug my dinghy as it was a year ago!!!

George - 03/13/2019

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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Installed the unit myself on a 2004 Grand Cherokee Laredo. Watched videos and reviewed instructions, took my time. Finished in one evening. Works great and I would highly recommend it. 572929



- 1424-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Fit right up!! 77677


Comments

So far the plates are working great, it is an easy attachment for the tow bar and nothing gets in the way at all. Thanks again for the brackets..

Scott P - 04/24/2014

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Scott, I have rock bumper like you have in the picture. Did you use the 1424-1 Road Master XL Base Plate? Was this very hard to install? Thanks for any information. Rich.

-- comment by: Rich A - 06/07/2014

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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


I have used these people a couple times and this time I messed up and ordered the wrong part. Meghan was so helpful. She did just what I expected. I will use them again 572347



- 1545-1
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Installation instructions were superb. Tow bar easy to attach. 81491


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I dont have the car that I bought the base plate for, however, I bought a new Honda CR-V and had a Road Master base plate put on it and it is really working out great.

Mel W - 05/23/2014

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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Good solid attachment and well designed and fabricated. I did need to slot a couple of the holes in order for the bolts to line up. 726249



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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


I have not installer it yet but instructions are good . 721915



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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Well made ,and easy to install. 720714



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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Very impressed with how complete the kit was and the detailed instructions although a few detailed photos or diagrams to go along with the instructions would have helped. Everything looks very well made and good quality hardware (could have included the loctite that they recommend using though). Only problem I had is that 4 of the bolt holes needed to be enlarged due to variations in the vehicle frame. They could have made the holes a little larger since you use large area washers or plates on almost every hole. Structurally it seems like a little overkill but I have no worries that it will hold up well. Would have given 5 stars if I didnt have to grind the holes egg shaped. 720211



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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Ordered Roadmaster baseplate on Friday afternoon, received items the following Thursday. Excellent delivery to Florida. Called and spoke with tech representative - she answered all questions and everything was in stock. Two boxes arrived undamaged. All parts were easily identifiable, enclosed instructions were very clear and included pictures. Followed instructions - fitment of baseplate to car was excellent - all holes lined up and all hardware was included. Total time to install about 7-8 hours. Good heavy duty quality baseplate. No surprises. Would definitely order from etrailer again. 720087



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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Worked great! 719629



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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Super fast and free shipping! Thanks 719159



- 1528-3
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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Great product. Took couple hours to install-which is fine. So slick to hook up & just go. Just a couple minutes to hook up or unhook. Love it. 716391



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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Great customer service. I was sent an email with tracking number, and also a video attached on how to install the item. I will be ordering more from etrailer. 713700



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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Fast delivery and good customer service! I ordered online and made an error that ended up as a double order. I called and the problem was immediately fixed and there were no issues with the products or my payment. I received it within 2 day! Amazing! Right product, right fit for my Jeep and clear instructions to install. 713135



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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


[Thumbs up] Again etrailor delivers top shelf performance!! Customer service was outstanding, and their shipping department gets your package ready and sent immediately. What sets this company above and beyond normal internet company is their helpful videos. Thank you! 710600



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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Photos were a little difficult to follow but eventually made sense. Product installed fairly easily. More photos of finished product and partially finished installation from a distance to help get a better idea of where things attach would have been helpful. The fact they made me buy a separate adapter bar to attach to front of the vehicle because the holes in the front mounting plates were 2" too close was a little unfair. They should have made the mounting plates a little wider so holes 4" apart could have accommodated my tow bar. Oh well, just another $60 down the tube. 708193



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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


everything went as planned. Great help and excellent timely shipment. couldn't be happier. 705570



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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Ordered my Towbar and received it in just 4 days. Product looks well built and was easily installed. I’m using this kit to move my Ford Ranger across country. Towbar goes on and removes quick and easily. etrailer was professional and understanding of my needs. Their staff was very courtious and have very good knowledge of their product. I Purchased the complete kit, including brake kit. I have not yet towed yet but I’m hooked up and all is working and ready to go. Will up date my experience and take some pics after my trip. 704784



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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


The folks at etrailer were VERY helpful when we order our base plates for our Rav4. After owning for over a year we have no complaints or regrets. Thanks Hally. 696809



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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Fast shipping. 694038



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Review from a similar Roadmaster XL in Base Plates


Great prices super fast shipping 690600


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  • It looks like you have Roadmaster Direct Connect base plate kit # 1444-3 installed on your Jeep Wrangler and with it you can use the Tow Defender # RM-4750. I confirmed with Roadmaster that this is the correct Tow Defender for your base plate and tow bar combination. In the event that your motorhome's exhaust directly faces the Tow Defender screen you can instead use a set of shank-mount mud-flaps to protect the Jeep. Rock Tamers heavy-duty adjustable mud flaps # ERT00108 mount directly...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Hard Rock
  • We have two base plate kits that are a fit for your 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited Hard Rock the Roadmaster # 1444-3 and # 1444-1. The big difference between these two is that the XL does require you use the crossbar that comes with a Roadmaster tow bar and the MX does not. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon 2, # RM-520....
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  • Base Plates Compatible to Flat Tow a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 75th Anniversary Edition
  • The Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plates # RM-521448-5 will not fit the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 75th Anniversay Edition. For base plates that will you can use the Roadmaster XL # 1444-1 or Roadmaster MX # 1444-3. I've attached videos with both kits installed.
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  • Flat Towing Base Plates for 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock Edition
  • For a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Hard Rock Edition the Roadmaster base plate kit you can use is part # 1444-3 which will fit your Hard Rock so long as you do NOT have the American Expedition Vehicles bumper. The linked video shows installation of this kit on a 2015 Unlimited. These base plates work with Roadmaster's motorhome-mounted tow bars, such as the Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520 or the all terrain version # RM-522. I linked an article that covers the basics of flat towing and which...
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  • Which Roadmaster Base Plate Kit is Correct for 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 10th Anniversary Rubicon
  • The Roadmaster application guide shows two base plate kits as fits for your 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 10th Anniversary Edition Rubicon, the MX series, part # 1444-3, and the XL series, part # 1444-1. Our product page for the # 1444-3 incorrectly identified it as an XL series but in fact it is the MX series. We have made this correction - thank you for catching this error. My contact at Roadmaster confirmed that the 1444-1 will fit only motorhome-mounted tow bars while the 1444-3...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
  • Safe and legal flat towing requires a few components, including the tow bar like your Roadmaster Falcon 2 # RM-520 and base plates such as Roadmaster's MX Base Plate Kit # 1444-3. No crossbar is needed with this combination. These and the other items needed are detailed in the linked articles, which I recommend as a starting point for equipping your Rubicon for flat towing. Other items required include safety cables like # RM-643, a lighting kit like magnetic light set # TL21RK (or one...
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  • Difference Between Base Plate Kits for 2016 Jeep Wrangler 75th Anniversary
  • The difference between the two Roadmaster base plate kits you referenced is the design of the removable arms of the kit. The part # 1444-3 is a MX kit which does not use a crossbar and would be easier to install in my opinion. The XL part # 1444-1 uses removable arms that require attaching to a crossbar like what comes with the Roadmaster tow bars. The kit would be just as involved as the Blue Ox kit part # BX1134 as the attachment brackets are very similar. In addition to the base...
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  • Baseplates to Flat Tow a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Hard Rock Edition
  • We do not have any type of spacers to create a tighter fit with the Roadmaster Adapters # RM-035. We do have baseplates that will fit the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Hard Rock Edition. We have the Roadmaster XL # 1444-1 and the Roadmaster MX # 1444-3. Both will fit as long as you don't have the American Expedition Vehicles bumper on your Jeep. I've attached installation videos on both as well.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Hard Rock Edition
  • What you can do is use Roadmaster Base Plate kit part # 1444-3 since it is confirmed as a fit for the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Hard Rock and then use the adapter # BX88185 to use these with a Blue Ox tow bar like the part # BX7365 and you would be set. 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...
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  • Will Roadmaster 9700 Braking System Work with Air Brakes
  • The Roadmaster 9700 Portable Supplemental Braking System # RM-9700 referenced in your question will indeed work with a motorhome/RV that has air brakes. This system will receive the signal from your brake lights so will still produce the necessary signal and power to apply the brakes in your towed vehicle. If you can tell me the year/make/model of the vehicle you are wanting to tow, I will be happy to recommend the additional components that you will need. I have attached an article...
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  • Adapter Recommendation for 2016 Jeep Wrangler to be Flat Towed by Ready Brute Elite Tow Bar
  • Actually we have just what you need that doesn't require you to know the diameters of anything. For an adapter that allows you to use a Ready Brute Tow Bar with Blue Ox base plates you would want the part # BX88297. You would have to use the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX1134 though as we don't have a version of this for Roadmaster base plate kits.
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  • Base Plate Arm Cover Cap Recommendation for MX Base Plates
  • Yes we do have a cap. For that you would want the part # RM-200-5 which is designed to fit MX base plate kits like the part # 1444-3 that you have.
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  • Best Tow Bar and Flat Towing Components for 2016 Jeep Wrangler
  • Since you said you want the best and lightest weight tow bar for your flat towing setup the Roadmaster Nighthawk part # RM-676 is the way to go. It's about 20 lbs lighter than the competition, is very easy to use, and comes with safety cables and and an umbilical wire kit. The correct base plate kit you'll want that fits your 2016 Jeep Wrangler and this tow bar is the Direct Connect kit part # 1444-3. Since we don't have any plug and play tow bar lighting kits the best option is...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Jeep Wrangler Golden Eagle JK
  • The Roadmaster Blackhawk 2 part # RM-422 is a really nice tow bar that will work great to flat tow your 2018 Jeep Wrangler Golden Eagle JK. For a base plate kit you'd then want the part # 1444-3 which is a confirmed fit for the vehicle and the tow bar. 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...
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  • Recommended Base Plate Kit For 2017 Jeep Wrangler With Stock Bumper
  • The Roadmaster base plate kit I recommend that is designed to fit your 2017 Wrangler is part # RM-521448-5, if it has a standard bumper with no winches or guards. The # 1444-3 is not a fit and the # RM-521448-5 will not work with the Warn Elite bumper on your Wrangler. I have attached links to some helpful articles you can check out. If you need the other components for flat-towing your Wrangler let me know and I will be glad to make some recommendations that will work for you.
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  • Base Plates and Flat Towing Equipment for 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Hardrock Edition
  • The Roadmaster # 1444-3 MX Baseplate Kit you referenced is specifically designed for use with a Rubicon Hard Rock model. It will fit your Wrangler Unlimited as long as it has the stock front bumper without a winch or a brush guard. You'll also need safety cables like # RM-643 and a Tow Bar like the Roadmaster Falcon 2, part # RM-520. The Falcon 2 is easy to use, featuring auto centering and locking arms so the vehicle doesn't need to be perfectly lined up with the tow vehicle in order to...
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  • Is Crossbar Required to Use Roadmaster Nighthawk Tow Bar w/Roadmaster Base Plates on 2018 Wrangler
  • The crossbar, # 910021-00, is not required when using the Nighthawk tow bar, # RM-676, with MX, MS, or EZ5 model base plates. So if your 2018 Jeep Wrangler is the new JL model and you are using base plates # RM-521450-5 OR if it is a JK model and you are using # RM-521448-5 or # 1444-3 then you will be good to go without the crossbar. Any other model, EZ, EZ2, EZ4 or XL, and the crossbar is required.
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  • Can a Front Mount Winch and Tow Bar Be Used Together On a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • I do have an option for you but the question you are asking all comes down to where the bracket for the winch installs and I cannot answer that for you. The Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit part # 1444-3 which is a fit for your 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Hard Rock Edition installs under the front bumper using plates that mount outside the frame rail (see video). If that is where the brackets for the winch install then they won't work together. That said, if you are...
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  • Flat Towing 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with Hard Rock Edition Front Bumper
  • We have a base plate kit specifically designed for your 2017 Jeep Wrangler that has the Hard Rock Edition front bumper that you installed a winch on with the # 14444-3. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon All Terrain, # RM-522. This has non-binding arms which makes the setup very easy to connect/disconnect. For lighting/safety...
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