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Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # 521225-1
Our Price: $485.00
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Roadmaster's EZ Twistlock series 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. 1-800-940-8924 to order Roadmaster base plates part number 521225-1 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms. Base Plates reviews from real customers.
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Roadmaster Base Plates - 521225-1

  • Removable Drawbars
  • Roadmaster
  • Twist Lock Attachment

Roadmaster's EZ Twistlock series 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
  • Drawbars are easily removable - just twist and pull
    • No pins or clips required
  • 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 Quick Disconnects and all Roadmaster tow bars
  • Instructions and mounting hardware included
  • Made in the USA
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


The drawbars, or front arms, on the EZ 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.



521225-1 Road Master EZ Base Plate Kit

Installation Details 521225-1 Installation instructions

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Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - 521225-1

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (367 Customer Reviews)

Roadmaster's EZ Twistlock series 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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Great service. Totally surprised on how quickly I received my order. Haven’t installed the base plate yet but will in the next few days. I will post another review on how installation went.




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Super fast shipping and good communication. Installed by a non professional (me) and it installed without a hitch......well you know what I mean.


Comments
Just as good as day 1
Albert - 06/23/2021


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2004 Volkswagen Beetle

Used this product on a 2004 Beetle convertible w/5speed trans.....tow behind vintage Vogue diesel pusher. Great product...very easy hookup....qik even when parked on uneven ground...qik unhook the same. I bought vinyl cover an leave on year round....just a little more front protection.




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The base plate fit correctly with no towing issues.




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Could not have been any better




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Great productInstall time consuming but great product. I would recommend it.




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2005 Volkswagen New Beetle




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2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Very fast delivery!




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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


Installed myself with a help of a friend it’s easier with two people took about 31/2 hours instruction were a little off. my car was an SS which was a little differentt so you had to figure a couple things out
Make sure you order the fish cables to help you pull bolts through




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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


Great installation instructions and video. Was an interesting and fun project installing in our Mini-Cooper




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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


Parts came very quickly. The base plates are really well make and of heavy material. If you watch the video it is a breeze to install. Make sure you have some new clips for your bumper as the old ones will break, not all but some. I ordered clips from Amazon. I used a vibrating saw with cutting blade and it did nice job cutting plastic bumper cover.


Comments
They are the boss. So we’ll made.
William - 11/19/2021


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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


Installed on 2014 GMC Acadia. Very sturdy and heavy duty base plate. I installed it myself. You will need a little automotive knowledge and more tools then the average do it yourself-er. It took about 6 hours, by myself. It looks more intimidating then it turned out to be. You can't see it when not in use which makes it nice for the wife, since it's her car.
Pictures show the tow bar adapter. Sorry, no pictures of adapter removed.


Comments
great
Douglas K - 04/08/2021


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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


The Roadmaster EZ base plate kit for my Smart car was just that, EZ. The directions were straight forward and easy to follow. All went well and works great.




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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


I received the base plate for my Miata at 4:30 Monday by 7:00 it was installed and ready to go.A great product fit very nicely.Ordering and follow up went great can’t wait to try it out Just need to decide on the tow bar we will use.The Falcon or Sterling .Thank you for a great product and service.


Comments
We are very happy with the baseplate and Sterling tow bar we purchased!We have over 10,000 miles with no problems at all.A great product and your company was very easy to work with.Thank You!
David - 11/30/2018


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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


It was a long wait but no fault of e-trailer. The Roadmaster base plate fit perfectly. Thank you to Gwendolyn and Bay for all of your help!
Len Grill




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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


The product fit correctly. The product works great. The staff at etrailer almost lost the sale because the first person I spoke with said that I couldn't flat tow my 2007 Ford Focus. Luckily I am smarter than that guy was and did my own research. the customer relations part is why the rating is average. Check the parts and numbers yourself they may actually have what you need and they just can't figure it out.


Comments
I just wanted to give you a heads up that if your 2007 Ford Focus has an automatic transmission then it is suggested to use a tow dolly. If you have a manual transmission, then it can be flat towed. This comes from the manual from Focus. I just wanted to let you know so that your vehicle does not sustain damage.
Jenny N - 05/13/2022


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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


Purchased the towing adapter for my GMC Terrain a few week ago, received it on time & boxed not damaged. Watched the videos’ about three time on how to do it myself and started one evening and finished it the next morning about three hours with Beer Breaks, LoL. All the parts fix perfectly, had no problems with any of the parts, Product is real sturdy and if you don’t know where to look at the bumper you will not see the hide away receiver brackets. Very nice product, do it yourself and save
Up loading two photos if it will let me one is with hide away brackets installed and the other one you can see is my complete tow bar attached to the hide away brackets


Comments
Larry, Im assuming that youve towed your vehicle by now. Are you still happy with your choice and did you purchase any additional components like the electrical kit, fuse switch..etc Dave R
-- comment by: Dave R - 03/15/2016
Have been using this tow adapter now for a while and everything works out fine, Easy to connect. I did purchase the Wiring harness from the tail lights to the front of the car instead of making it as I usually do and the connection to the RV from that connection and glad I did, the wiring harness also went easy and very fast.
-- comment by: Larry B - 03/15/2016


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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


Roadmaster base plate for 2010 GMC Terrain. Very detailed instructions, great videos. Product was as described, no holes to drill, just replace factory parts with Roadmaster parts. Everything went together very well. I used the instructions supplied along with the video on my laptop. Hardest part was popping the bumper shroud back on due to colder temperature. I have a fair bit of experience with rebuilding classic cars so have lots tools and reasonable mechanical ability.


Comments
I have towed my Terrain about 3500 miles with no issues. It tows and tracks extremely well. I put red paint marks on the bolts that are easily seen, so that I can see at a glance if any bolts have loosened up. I use a Roadmaster All Terrain tow hitch and SMI Duo braking system.
Paul D - 07/14/2017


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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


Received the base plate and EZ removable crossbar for my 2002 Mini Cooper. Just finished the installation which was pretty difficult probably because there is not much clearance underneath the car. As much as I tried there was no way to install the included U bolts. I also had to trim the backing plates for the frame support (directions indicated that might happen) as well as about 1/8” from the tip of the two forward facing frame bolts in order to get the base plates mounted. Not fun mind you. The drivers side base plate fit perfectly once the trimming was completed. The passenger side was (or still is) a bear as the two rear bolt holes on the flat part of the base plate we off by about a 1/4”. I was able to finally get the forward most bolt installed but still need to open up the rear hole a tad bit more. I’ll tackle that later after all my cuts and scrapes heal. Hopefully, not using the U bolts won’t be an issue.




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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


Base plate system and roadmaster tow bar work great, we have made 2 cross country trips towing our Mini Cooper and have not had any problems, would highly recommend it for trouble free travels.




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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


I always buy from Etrailer. Products always as described and fit. Always use their informative videos. Staff is informative and very helpful.




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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


Worked perfectly for our car easy install watched the video. Thanks




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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


Thought it was going to be difficult or at least more of a hassle than I'd like, but it went on smoothly and without problem.


Comments
Great, after install, one doesn’t even notice it is there, but much appreciated.
Russell - 12/27/2022


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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


Installed on 2011 Ford Edge Limited AWD. Installation video helped a lot.



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    There are minor differences on the front subframe area that would prevent the RM521227-3 base plates from being used on your 2001 Volkswagen Beetle. For the Beetle, you would want to use part # 521225-1. For safety reasons, we cannot recommend using base plates other than those Roadmaster recommends for the vehicle. You are towing a 2700 pound vehicle behind a motorhome attached essentially by a few bolts. It is imperative that the junction between the tow bar and the towed vehicle be as...
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  • Are the Fog Lights on a 2001 Volkswagen Beetle Required to be Removed for Base Plate Installation
    The Roadmaster EZ base plate kit # 521225-1 is confirmed as a fit for your 2001 Volkswagen Beetle, and yes the fog lights on your 2001 Volkswagen need to be removed to install these base plates. I will be sending you a copy of the installation instructions in a separate e-mail. According to Step 2 of the instructions the fog lights are required to be removed and can be stored for later use but cannot be used while the base plates are installed. I have included a helpful article regarding...
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  • Will Draw-Tite Tow Bar Work On 2002 VW Beetle
    I do have an option for you but the Draw-Tite Tow Bar part # 63180 isn't designed to be used with base plate, the bracket that comes with is supposed to be welded to a steel bumper or you can bolt it to the core support with bumper removed in some cases. For a cost effective compatible setup, I recommend the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit part # 521225-1 with Roadmaster Tracker Tow Bar part # RM-020.
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  • The Right Tow Package for a 2000 VW Beetle
    The Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit # 521225-1 will fit your 2000 VW Beetle but you will have to remove the fog lights. For tow bars, I recommend the RoadMaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520 which has the convenient Autowlok locking mechanism and quick disconnects for effortless, one-person mounting and removal. And it is made to work with the recommended base plate. Another option is the RoadMaster Falcon All Terrain Tow Bar # RM-522 which features the hassle-free Freedom Latch which lets you...
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    It sounds like you do not have an S or non-Turbo S model Beetle. The Turbo S Beetles come with a 1.8 liter turbo motor and a speed activated rear spoiler. You would probably know this already if you had an S model. The Roadmaster Base Plate Kit # 521225-1 that you referenced would be the correct base plate kit if you had a Type S of a standard model Beetle. I checked with Roadmaster to confirm this. The Roadmaster Tracker Tow Bar # RM-020 and Quick-Disconnects # RM-201 that you also referenced...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle
    For flat towing a vehicle you would not need a sway control unit, nor is there one made for that purpose. You would need several items though. To start you would need a base plate kit. For your 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle you would want the # 521225-1. 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. For safety cables you can...
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    Since you have a Roadmaster Falcon tow bar the base plate kit you'll want for your 1998 Volkswagen Beetle is the Roadmaster EZ kit part # 521225-1. For lighting/safety cables, locks, and covers for the tow bar we have the Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain kit part # RM-9243-1 which comes with all of that as one part number. The diode kit that comes with this allows you to splice into the taillight wiring so that your RV controls the vehicle taillights and does not require drilling into the...
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    For a base plate for your 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle you would want the Roadmaster base plate kit part # 521225-1 that will also work with the Roadmaster Tow Bar part # RM-020 that you referenced. 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 have to worry about cutting and splicing into the vehicle wiring. For a 7-way to 4-way umbilical you will also need the #...
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    Your Roadmaster Falcon All-Terrain tow bar # RM-522, with its 6000-lb capacity, will easily handle the weight of your 2004 VW New Beetle. Apart from the tow bar itself, flat towing also requires a set of base plates, a wiring/lighting kit and a supplementary braking system for the towed car. Also required are safety cables, and often a high/low hitch adapter to keep the tow bar level. Each of these items is reviewed in detail in the linked article on flat towing. This is a great place to...
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