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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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The hidden brackets attach to your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar. The visible portions of the brackets can be removed when you are not towing. 1-800-940-8924 to order Roadmaster base plates part number 1011-3 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Great prices 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

  • Removable Drawbars
  • Roadmaster
  • Hitch Pin Attachment

The hidden brackets attach to your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar. The visible portions of the brackets can be removed when you are not towing.


Features:

  • Hidden bracket design - drawbars are easily removable via 2 pins
    • Improved aesthetics compared with standard brackets
  • 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


The square drawbars, or front arms, on the crossbar-style base plate kit are simple to mount and remove, easily securing with hitch 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.



1011-3 Road Master XL Base Plate Kit

Item # 1011-3

Installation Details 1011-3 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - 1011-3

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (868 Customer Reviews)

The hidden brackets attach to your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar. The visible portions of the brackets can be removed when you are not towing.

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Worked as it should.




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2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara

Received the kit intact and promptly.....Jesse was big help in making sure I got the right kit for my 2001 Suziki Grand Vitara. The kit was very well made and fitted together well. I would have given it 5 stars except for the poor parts illustration and vaque installation instructions from Roadmaster. The drawing was so small I had to call Roadmaster for a larger print and the installation instructions took a lot of effort to follow. No 5/8 lock nuts were in the kit as called for.....I got lock washers but not nuts. I'm a good DIY kinda guy with good mechanical skills and plenty of tools, but the 3 hour time is way off. Things don't always come off and go back on by the book so triple this time if you are doing this yourself for the first time. Not a rush project.




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Excellent company and products. I’ve purchased and installed three sets of base plate and crossbar assemblies, including wiring and cables from etrailer folks. Instructions and fit are great.




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Suzuki Grand Vitara

The base plate works just fine.It was easy to install and when it is disconnected, it is barely visible on the front of the vehicle.It is mounted on a Suzuki Grand Vitara and I have towed it several thousand miles behind my motor home. I check it after each trip but nothing has come loose yet.
Good product




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Installation went smooth and all parts fit perfectly. Only issue I had was difficulty lining up the holes for replacing the bumper facia.
The car being 16 years old has been tweaked a time or two. Has nothing to do with the kit quality.




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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Item arrived earlier than predicted after viewing a very complete tracking system. The information was very clear and precise. Good job! I am 75 years of age and installed the baseplate myself. Only a couple of minor issues. One pin would not insert. Welding blob in the way. Filed it smooth and problem solved. The video was excellent but was a bit different in that it showed a different method o rear bolt installation, however the instructions on paper showed the correct way. Reinstalling the front clip had presented some difficulty. I suggest really watching the inner fender position relative to the front clip before removal. All said all went well. The finished look is great, (see pictures). Great product!


Comments
Worked well, towed truck all summer.
Ernie - 12/25/2022


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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Base plate 1910 install on 1999 Landrover disco 2

the base plate arrived fast (as does everything I have ordered from etrailer). It was a bit bent on arrival but Becky sorted me out and offered to replace it but it was easy to bend back (with a 3lb hammer).

The included instructions were great for removing the bumper but nor much else. Possibly because my Landy is a 1999 disco 2 and the pictures were of a 2002.

I have included some pictures of stuff I wish I had known. Firstly I had to loose the recovery loop on the driver side as the base plate would not fit over it. The chassis frame has steel tubes inside the bolt holes so the amount of drilling is minimal (I ordered a drill bit that they suggested but in all honesty could have opened up the holes with a file easily).

You need to oval out the aluminum crush cans before you replce them or the new bolts will not go through. The center mount bolt just needs the plastic mount for the center screw on the scoop cut out and there is a bog square hole on the top of the member (thats why you need to big square piece of steel on the top of the center bolt)

Mine was obscured by the torsion bar so I ended up dropping it to drill out the hole and get the bolt in straight.

It was easy to bolt up to the frame once everything was prepped and do yourself a favour and buy loctite red for the bolts - you don't want to be going in there again.

The bumper template was a good start but I had to reshape mine a lot particularly as the hole on the baseplate ended up halfway through the bumper and I had to do a lot of enlargement at the bottom to attach the safety wires.

The photos should make more sense of some of my description




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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Arrived a day early and well packaged. Included everything needed for a clean and easy install, down to electrical connectors and zip ties. The included instructions were very clear for a variety of wiring conditions. Umbilical cord looks to be of high quality.


Comments
One year down the road and still not a single issue. 5 minute attachdetach let’s me easily separate the Tracker and drive through the RV park with no toad following.
Kevin - 12/30/2022


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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates



Fairly easy to install base plate. Left
all bolts / nuts loose, slid tow bar in to align while tightening up. Ready for motorhome.


Comments
Absolutely no issues to date. Great product
Tim - 04/24/2022


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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Very rugged kit with excellent instructions. A DIYer with medium mechanical skills can install. Involved removing the front bumper which was not difficult. Value for the price is very good. As always, etrailer support was also very good.


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Rock solid
MEC - 02/22/2022


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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


These components are heavy duty. I have pulled my Jeep many thousands of miles over many road conditions. I am currently planning a coast to coast rv trip and will be towing my Jeep.


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We pulled our Jeep for three months though 26 states from California.
Raymond - 02/23/2022
Product arrived quickly packaged well and order was complete. Components are strong and durable. Towed Jeep over 11,000 miles since purchase without any problems.
Raymond - 02/23/2022


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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Super nice people at etrailer. I wasn’t sure exactly what I needed and they helped me pick out the best hitch for me.




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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Aligment with the Roadmaster Crosbar is slightly off, requiring a bit of muscle and manipulation to attach it. However, once assembled on the car it is rock solid and near bullet proof. Tow anywhere!




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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Purchased for my 2003 Mazda Miata. So simple to tow behind my motorhome. I used a professional to install as I am not super handy. I think it took them a couple of hours to install and they did a great job. I feel very safe with this product and would highly recommend it.


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Great! A hard to find product for a 2003 Mazda Miata. You guys had it in stock and got it to me in a timely manner.
Jacques - 10/25/2022


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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Great product. Been thousands of miles all over the country and hit has performed perfectly. It does hold water after rain, so be sure to empty the water out of the tubing to prevent rust.




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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


This base plate was installed on a 2008 Kia Spectra. The bracket is strong and not really hard to work with HOWEVER,,,,,,,,,, I am used to the BlueOx base plate which is much easier to "hook up". Unfortunately, BlueOx did not make a base plate to fit my vehicle. That is not a big problem as I'm usually not in any hurry and it only takes maybe 5 minutes longer to "hook up".

The biggest problem with the RoadMaster base plate is that due to the way it is bolted to the frame, it only allows for a 6-inch ground clearance on the front of the vehicle. I have to be very careful with any "dips" in the road, especially on cross streets. Six inches may not sound like much but since the tires are several feet behind the base plate, it reduces that ground clearance greatly. It also will not clear the concrete "stop blocks" in front of many parking spaces.

If you are not very careful and keep this in mind, you may likely bend the frame of your car when you come to one of these sudden impacts. I haven't bent anything yet but it has certainly been shocking when it hits. Most of the time, the impact will cause the base plate to scrape and lift the car to the height to clear the obstacle.

I've attached a picture with a ruler in the view.


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Other than the clearance of the mounting bracket I noted in my original review, the base plate worked out fine on the Kia. I ended up replacing the Kia with a new Subaru. I was able to buy a Blue Ox base plate for it and all mounting hardware is up and out of the way of obstacles.
J.C. R - 07/24/2019


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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


I ordered the parts from your site as a combo. When they came in, two parts didn’t fit together. When I called to ask why, I was told they weren’t compatible and I would need another type of bar. I was told that most people don’t use that style and use a quick release. I asked if could return it as wasn’t installed just opened from the box and I could see that they wouldn’t fit. My request was denied. So I wanted to order the adapter that was needed, but was told it would be two weeks. I was a week out from a 50 day cross country trip, so I found it on [online vendor] and it was there in two days.




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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Easy to install. Working great so far




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Review from a similar 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.


Comments
Great with no problems. Connect and disconnect very quick and easy. Thanks.
Gordon - 01/08/2016


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Review from a similar 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.




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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


No problem installing.


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No problems, works great
Alan - 01/17/2022


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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Easy to install. Included instructions difficult to understand. Online video 100%accurate. Perfect fit.




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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Great product, shipping was FAST. Instructions were adequate, but minimum - this was not surprising, you have to know how to bend wrenches to install something like this yourself.
I had a factory-installed tow hook on each side that had to be uninstalled, but once you remove the front bumper shroud it is easy to remove and all the bolts are easy to remove. Once the hook was out of the way, easy-peasy!


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Works fantastic! Install was relatively easy, I made adapter plates for my Husky tow bar. Nice!
Stephen - 12/07/2020


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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Fast free shipping, Allison was very helpful and knew exactly what I needed for my 01 Jeep Cherokee. Took about three hours to complete the installation, great product and great customer service.



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See what our Experts say about this Roadmaster Base Plates

  • Difference in Road Master Base Plate Kit for Suzuki Gran Vitara 2000 and 2001
    Yes, the 2000 Suzuki Gran Vitara takes the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, item # 1011-1, and the 2001 Suzuki Gran Vitara takes the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, item # 1011-3. These base plate kits are specifically designed and not interchangeable between the two vehicles.
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  • Which Base Plate Kit for 2004 Grand Vitara
    The base plate kit for a 2004 Suzuki Grand Vitara is different from the kit for a 2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara and these are not interchangeable. For a 2004 Suzuki Grand Vitara the correct base plate kits are part # 1011-3 or 1011-5.
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  • Will RoadMaster StowMaster Tow Bar with Lunette Ring Fit Base Plates on a 2004 Suzuki Grand Vitara
    It sounds like you are using Roadmaster base plates # 1011-5 or # 1011-3. If you are using the MX base plates, # 1011-5 then they are not compatible with the the Stowmaster tow bar. But XL base plates # 1011-3 are compatible with all Roadmaster tow bars including the StowMaster Car-Mounted Tow Bar with Lunette Ring, # RM-581.
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  • 4 Wheel Drive Vehicle that Can be Flat Towed and Weighs Less than 3,500 lbs
    The Suzuki Grand Vitaras that were made around the year 2005 were lighter weight and 4WD. This generation of Vitara ran from 2001 to 2005. They would fall under the weight capacity of your Coach House as most weigh around 3,100 lbs. We have a base plate kit for it with part # 1011-3 which you could use a tow bar like the part # RM-520 to tow it with.
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  • Flat Towing Parts Needed for Towing a 2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara with a Roadmaster Stowmaster
    The RoadMaster StowMaster # RM-501 that you referenced is designed to attach to Roadmaster EZ, XL and Standard base plate kits. If you have one of those base plate kits on your 2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara then you would be good to go. If not you would need one, I would recommend the Roadmaster XL Base Plate kit part # 1011-3. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting you can use the bulb and socket kit, # RM-155, and not...
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  • Compatibility of Older Roadmaster Falcon Tow Bar 5250 with 2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara
    The Roadmaster Falcon tow bar 5250 is the older version, which has since been replaced by the Falcon 2 # RM-520. This tow bar is compatible with both the Roadmaster XL base plates # 1011-3 and the MX base plates # 1011-5 and can handle the Grand Vitara's curb weight of approximately 3200-lbs. You may care to have a look at the linked article on flat towing which details all of the components required for safe and legal flat towing. These items include safety cables like # RM-643, a lighting...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara Behind a 2000 Jamboree 24 Motor Home
    From the research I did, only the 4 wheel drive models fitted with full-time four mode 4 wheel drive systems with a transfer switch are flat towable. Make sure to consult the owners manual for the proper towing procedure for your 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara. If you find that your model can be flat towed, you will need 5 items: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. Base Plates There are several base plate options available for your vehicle. I have included...
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  • Flat-Towing Setup for a 2003 Suzuki XL-7
    Yes, the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit part # 1011-3 and the Roadmaster Tracker Tow Bar part # RM-020 are a fit for your 2003 Suzuki XL-7 and will work well together. In order to complete a flat-towing setup you are going to need safety cables, flat-tow wiring, a supplemental braking system, and a possible high-low adapter. I have attached my recommendations on each of these parts for you below. Safety Cables: Roadmaster Safety Cables part # RM-645 Flat-Tow Wiring: Roadmaster Wiring Kit...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara Behind an RV
    I checked a few resources and it appears that you can flat tow your 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara automatic 4x4 behind an RV. But you will want to check the vehicle owner's manual to confirm and for additional information on procedures. If you determine your model can be flat towed then you will need base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For base plates you can use Roadmaster set # 1011-3. For a compatible tow bar you can use the popular Falcon 2 # RM-520....
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