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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # RM-524438-4
Our Price: $485.00
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Roadmaster's crossbar-style brackets are virtually invisible, easy to mount and simple to remove. Brackets install on your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar. 1-636-306-4830 to order Roadmaster base plates part number RM-524438-4 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms. Base Plates reviews from real customers.
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Roadmaster Base Plates - RM-524438-4

  • Removable Drawbars
  • Roadmaster
  • Twist Lock Attachment

Roadmaster's crossbar-style brackets are virtually invisible, easy to mount and simple to remove. Brackets install on your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar.


Features:

  • Hidden bracket design provides improved aesthetics compared with standard brackets
    • Crossbar-style brackets sit far back for a supremely clean look
  • Drawbars attach and remove quickly and easily
    • Arms click to lock in place in brackets
    • Built-in pull rings let you unlock arms so you can twist and remove them
  • Computer-cut, all-steel construction provides exceptional strength
  • Black powder coat finish is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Simple installation - no welding required
    • Custom base plates ensure a perfect fit for your vehicle
  • Compatible with Roadmaster tow bars with use of quick-disconnect crossbar (910021-00 - sold separately)
  • Instructions and mounting hardware included
  • Made in the USA
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


Note: Fish wire bolt leaders (80101-1 - sold separately) are required for complete installation.

The drawbars, or front arms, on the crossbar-style series base plate kit are supremely easy to mount and remove. Just insert them into the brackets and twist to lock them in place. To remove, simply twist the arms back and pull them out. 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.



524438-4 Road Master EZ-4 Base Plate Kit

Installation Details RM-524438-4 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

  • 2014 - 2019 Ford Fiesta non-ST models - without EcoBoost



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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - RM-524438-4

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (751 Customer Reviews)

Roadmaster's crossbar-style brackets are virtually invisible, easy to mount and simple to remove. Brackets install on your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar.

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Hobbyist/Do-it-yourselfer: Installed on my 2016 Ford Fiesta. I was honestly amazed at how simple it was to install this product. Highly recommend watching the video on this sight that is specific to your vehicle before purchasing though. The installation process is pretty involved, and I had to take the entire front end of my car apart. It does come with very detailed installation instructions with pictures included for each step. This reassured any questions that I may have had during the installation process. It has a very snug fit. I only had problems lining up one of the bolt holes, but that was easily corrected with my Dremel.

Only advice: Don't try to pry the bar into place through the bolt holes. You can/will damage the threads if you try to do this. Just use a Dremel to widen the hole on the car's crash bar very slightly. Widening the hole a small amount won't have any negative effects on the structural support of your crash bar, and it will make it even easier to install the inserted bracket.


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After one year, this product has proven to be well worth the expense. We flat-towed our 2016 Ford Fiesta all the way across the country without any issues. The product worked exactly as described, and was very user friendly. Highly recommended.
Brandon - 02/24/2021


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2015 Ford Fiesta

Your products have been perfect, good fits and quality products. The towing base plate for my ford Fiesta fit with little modification and the ability to use standard tools. The instructions were right on. The tail light wiring kit also was easy and works great.
Shipping was fast and delivery arrived as indicated.
I will continue to do business with you.




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Roadmaster

After a really bad experience with another brand of baseplate, I trust the Roadmaster. The Roadmaster base plate attaches to the car's frame with TWO bolts on each end. My last base plate, a different well known brand, only had one bolt on each end. Due to the added stress and play on those single bolts, they broke loose and my car took off on its own. Safety cables are useless when the entire base plate comes off! Fortunately, I was not on the interstate and no one was hurt.
I was kind of "gun shy" about towing after that, but after the problem was explained to me, I feel confident towing with my Roadmaster base plate. I've even stopped crawling under the car to check the bolts!




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2018 Ford Edge

The etrailer installation video & paper instructions are both useful. It seems ford has minor design changes over the years. For a 2018 ford fiesta SE (no ecoBoost), remove the fascia (like in video) before removing the headlights. Headlights lift at front for the front clip and then push the light rearward for the rear clip. Fit on the passenger side was right on. Fit on driver side needed a little work. The driver side interior frame rail had an unused spot welded nut in the way. Drilled nut off with 1/2" bit from the outside. The passenger side interior frame rail has an unused spot welded stud head in the way at the side-brace edge.
I would buy again.




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2017 Ford Fiesta

Everything was delivered despite the box being torn. Installation was completed in about 3 hours, however a spring wire to pull the bolts through the frame would have been useful. I would not recommend owner installation unless mechanical aptitude and a good selection of tools are available.




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2015 Ford Fiesta

Everything arrived except 4 hy power diodes. I called and the lady was shipping them out tomorrow.




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2018 Ford Fiesta

If you are not mechanically inclined do not attempt this yourself. If you think your mechanically inclined but don't do a lot of work on cars don't attempt this yourself. It is not hard for the mechanically inclined but it requires drilling on the frame and a lot of small parts off and back on. There is a video available, I highly suggest you watch it to determine if this is something you can do.




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Excellent product. Easy install.




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Got the item very quickly and will get it installed next week.




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Great product. Fast delivery. Will Buy here again.




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Just what I ordered . Met my expectations




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2015 Ford Fiesta

Product recieved ok...all looks good... thkx




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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


2019 Ford Fusion Energi. A lot more trimming required on the facia than noted in the instructions, but I'll chalk that up to running changes I suppose. I used a combination of a Sawzall with a fine blade and a Dremel tool, both worked well. In the end, it took me about 8 hours (over two days) to install, and had it's challenges. I had to do some pulling and tweaking to get holes to line up, and the already mentioned extensive trimming of the facia. Overall well designed product, and of course etrailer was excellent in shipping.

Side note, adaptive cruise control is not affected when the drawbars are removed. With the bars in and the towbar mounted (it's a Stowmaster car mounted bar) the cruise control works just fine as an old fashioned CC, the adaptive part just doesn't work (it won't slow down for you when a slow car is in front, because it can't see around the tow bar). Basically perfect and what I was hoping would happen.




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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


Complete an d easy install just getting the vehicle taken apart to install take more time than the install


Comments
It has been no problems whatsoever, great product and if they could make installation easier that would be great.
Norman - 10/22/2022


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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


This was a straightforward install. The instructions were easy to understand and follow. All the necessary parts and hardware were included. It is pretty well hidden once installed. I highly recommend this base plate and etrailer.




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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


Had Base Plate installed today, shop gave me 2.5 hr labor time. I returned just under 2hrs and they were backing my car out the shop. They parked it facing me. I told the Mechanic "That was quick" He said that's because it wouldn't fit. I was disappointed and asked what do I owe you for your labor> He laughed out loud and said it on there, but hard to see. I was so surprised and pleased you have to just about get down on your knees and bend down to see it. took me about 8 min to install everything and connect it to the Tow vehicle. I'm very pleased with it.




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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


Easy to install the videos you have are a great help, 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee




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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


I ordered this base plate to be installed on our 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited to allow it to be used with a Roadmaster Tow Bar that we purchased originally in early 2000 to tow our 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Yes, 20 years later we are back into RVing and wanted to tow our 2020 Jeep behind our new Jayco Seneca Super-C motorhome. The only difference between 2000 and 2020 is the fact that we needed a brake activation system for our 2020 setup, something that wasn’t required in 2000. etrailer also sold us the Roadmaster Invisi Brake operating system which we had our local welding fabricator (also RV hitch installation expert) instal. Everything works perfectly and safely. Thank you etrailer!


Comments
Excellent! We have towed the Grand Cherokee with it for over 17,000 miles since installation, with no operational issues. From NW MT to west coast of WA, to Rockport, TX, to Duluth, MN and back in three separate trips.
Mike - 06/05/2022


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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


I installed this kit on my 2015 Honda Fit. The instructions are very good, however, there are a couple of "snags" to watch out for. You might have to enlarge the holes on the blind hole part of the bumper installation in order to get all of the mounting bolts to align. The other recommendation I have is NOT to use the Loctite "red" thread compound on the blind hole bolts where you cannot get a wrench on the inside. The Loctite will dry too fast and cause issues tightening the bolts on those areas. They have lock washers anyways and you can use the Loctite on the bolts you can get a wrench on the backing nut mounts. I have been towing for months now and I am very happy with it, especially the crossbar style. You will have to purchase the crossbar separately. It's more weight and a little clunky compared to the direct attachment but it allows you to disconnect in some tough situations by pulling the crossbar off while one arm of the tow hitch is still attached. I use an Falcon All Terrain tow bar so I can release the tow arms in uneven conditions. And I have encountered all types of uneven ground, it really makes disconnect of the TOAD very easy.




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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


Self installed, not recommended for beginners. However, for those with some skills and tools, the provided instructions and web site support is outstanding!




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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


This was my 4th install for a dingy (with 4 wheel flat towing) in the last 20 years. This install is for a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Overland. The New ROADmaster 90* twist & lock removable base plates are REALY Awesome! So much much easier & faster than installing & removing locking pins! One picture shows a Brush guard from ROADmaster no longer available.




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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


This tow bracket base was a little tough for an old senior but very straight forward install. Everything went as the instructions said. The product is very well built and looks good where it comes through the front bumper cover. As usual the customer service and fast shipping from etrailer is exceptional.
I have had many purchases here and it's always great. I give etrailer itself 5 stars as well as the products.


Comments
As above this work awesome. Pulled the car 8500 miles in the last year
Michael - 05/19/2022


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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


The Jeep project went very well everything fit great and worked well. I really love Roadmaster products and quality and your company is the best place to purchase them. I sold the Jeep and replaced it with a new 2019 Chevy Equinox 2.0 L AWD and just purchased and installed the following items from you and installed them, RM-156-25 & RM-156-75 Battery Charge Line Kit, RM-146-7 Flex Coil Kit, RM-523193-4 EZ4 Plate Kit, RM-88333 Custom Seat Adapter, RM-751489 Stop Light Switch Kit and a RM-98160 Second Vehicle Brake Kit w/brakeaway. All these parts were in stock and arrived quickly and normal with you people, I really enjoy the o-line vidios as I do all my own installs. Thank you so much for your great service.
I will attach pictures of my install, you will see how I was able to fab a bracket and attach it to the existing mount on the base plate to mount the brakeaway switch and the air connection for the brake system.
I also fabricated a tail light bar as I didn't want to use mag-lights or splice into the factory lights and bulbs installed into the lights would not work as the factory brake lights will come on when the brake system is applyed and the turn siginals would not be visable.
Thanks for all you do, I would and do recommend you people to everyone who needs your products. Rob


Comments
Everything is working great, I installed a base plate kit, battery charging kit, stop light switch kit, second vehicle air brake kit w brakeaway and seat adapter on our 2019 Chevy Equinox and towed it about 14000 miles behind our motor home this past year and everything worked perfect not a problem with any product. These are great products, everything fit perfectly and performed perfectly. Thank you for great service and great products. Rob
Rob - 01/21/2020


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Review from a similar EZ4 Base Plate in Base Plates


Received my Roadmaster base plate and wiring kits for my 2020 Buick Envision a day early. Just as in the past when I ordered 2 base plate with wiring kits all parts with clear instructions was in the box. All the personnel has been very courteous. I got Lori B.as my salesperson. She was very friendly, knowledgeable, and made ordering easy. When I had a question she responded fast to my request. Thanks Etrailer for a job well done.



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