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Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # 523102-1
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. 1-800-496-5010 to order Roadmaster base plates part number 523102-1 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 - 523102-1

  • 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.



523102-1 Road Master EZ Base Plate Kit

Installation Details 523102-1 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - 523102-1

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (363 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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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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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.


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


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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.


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great
Douglas K - 04/08/2021


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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.


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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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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.


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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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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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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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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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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


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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


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




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I installed the kit. Didn't have many problems. It is a really stout setup. I am very pleased with the kit and very good instructions.




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




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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.


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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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Paul was incredible in helping me find the correct base plate for my vehicles. Will continue to use etrailer for all my future needs!




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Exact products I needed to outfit my new Honda toad. Super fast, free shipping. Great instructions and how-to videos.




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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


This reasonably priced base plate kit was professionally installed on a coupe that was pulled around the New England states for two months. The kit and the car made it possible to see many sites along the route that would have been bypassed without the toad. The kit is solid and provides secure tow-ability.




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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


Base plate was bent during shipping. Box was destroyed when I got it. Had to spend an extra hour trying to straighten it out before I could even start installing it. You may want to try a different shipping company. The bracket is of good quality as the last one I had installed.




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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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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


I was trusting the video that is on E trailer site to walk me through how to install the roadmaster tow bar. It was exactly right on and I took the front end off of my toad, and prepped everything according to the directions on the first day. when my package arrived from E trailer the next day everything was in really great shape after shipping and I installed it the next day in about four hours time.




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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


Easy to install for the do it yourselfer. Good quality and fit. etrailer customer service was great too.


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Still working great!
Christopher - 06/17/2021


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Great fit and fore thought in placement of light and breakaway mounts. A great product from a fine company. By the way I personally installed by myself!




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Installation instructions were very good




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Even I had to wait almost 2 months, I'm so grateful that I got the Roadmaster base plates and tow bar..:) It is so easy to be mounted and to operate with it... Thank you for the good product.... P.S You don't need to cut anything from the bumper plastic facial...so you can just skip that part from the instructions!




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Very happy with this product. Installation was pretty easy. I see no reason to pay someone to install this. True you have to take the bumper off and a large metal support beam but it was pretty easy. You just have to take it slow and not get frustrated. The bumper on the Honda Fit is held on with a gazillion little plastic clips and snap joints. Everything fits tight on a Honda so you have to be patient. My only complaint is they don't give you the exact torque settings. I had to consult a shop manual to get the correct torque values. They give a table at the end of the instructions that gives common torque values for various bolt sizes. I thought that was lame they could have given the correct value from the shop manual. Certainly not enough to lower my rating. This bar is awesome and when the drawbars are removed the base plate is almost completely hidden. My wife wanted nothing to show on the front of the car. She was very pleased with it.

In the picture attached the bar is almost completely hidden. All you see are two small black circles. It takes about 2 seconds to mount the drawbars, just twist and go. VERY sturdy. I tow my Honda behind the motorhome with confidence.



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  • Roadmaster Base Plate Installation for 2000 Saturn L Series
    The Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # 523102-1 is a confirmed fit for 2000-2002 Saturn L Series models. We do not currently have a video of this installation available, but I have attached the installation details that have very specific step by step directions. If you have questions in the process or if you'd like recommendations to complete your towing setup, let me know.
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    My guess is that your Falcon 5250 tow bar is missing the quick disconnect crossbar assembly, # 910021-00. This comes up frequently. This assembly has plates that bolt to the draw bar arms on the base plates. The crossbar pins to these brackets and the Falcon 5250 pins to the crossbar. I have included a link to a video review for you.
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  • Which Receiver Covers Fit Roadmaster EZ Style Base Plates for a 2000 Saturn L Series
    On the Roadmaster EZ base plates # 523102-1 you will need Receiver Covers # RM-210. There are other base plates for some vehicles designated as EZ2 base plates and they take the # RM-212. But you will need RM-210.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2000 Saturn L Series
    The Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit, part # 523102-1 will work with the Roadmaster Falcon 5250 Tow Bar on your 2000 Saturn L. The Falcon 5250 tow bar is a discontinued tow bar. The EZ base plates feature removable draw bar arms that you can remove when you are not flat towing the vehicle. In addition to the base plates and tow bar, you will also need safety cables, lighting, and a supplemental braking system for the Saturn. For safety cables, I recommend the coiled cables, part # RM-643....
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  • Tow bar and base plate kit for 2000 Saturn L-series
    The base plate kit for your 2000 Saturn L-series is Roadmaster EZ Twistlock Brackets, part # 523102-1. As far as towbars, the RoadMaster Tracker Tow Bar for 5,000 lbs, part # RM-020, will work nicely for you. You will also need the Roadmaster Tow Bar Quick Disconnect Kit, part # RM-201, to use with the base plate kit. Also check out the Tail light Isolating Diode System with Wiring Harness, part # 38955, which you will need to power the lights on your Saturn while towing it.
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  • Replacement Arms for Roadmaster Base Plates 523102-1 on 2002 Saturn L Series
    You can purchase the arms of the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit # 523102-1 that fits your 2002 Saturn L-Series. What you need are the Roadmaster Replacement Arms for Base Plate Kits # RM-ARMS. On that product page, just click on the "Installation Details" which will allow you to get the correct arms. These are the "EZ" series of base plates, and they are compatible with the newer tow bars such as the Roadmaster Falcon Tow Bar # RM-522 or Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520.
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  • Base Plates and Flat Towing Accessories for 2003 Saturn L Series
    For a 2003 Saturn LW200, you would need the Roadmaster Base Plate Kit, part # 523114-1. As you said, the 194-3 will fit the same model year Malibu, as well as the Olds Alero and Pontiac Grand Am SE, but not the Saturn L series. The # 523102-1 fits the 2000-2002 Saturn L series, but not the 2003 model. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a tow bar, safety cables, lighting and a supplemental braking system. I can recommend the Falcon 2 towbar, part # RM-520 and the # RM-643...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2001 Saturn L Series
    Yes, the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit # 523102-1 is compatible with the RoadMaster StowMaster Car-Mounted Tow Bar # RM-501. This tow bar comes with quick-disconnects so you would not need to purchase them separately. There are several other components needed to flat tow your 2001 Saturn L Series. 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 safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design...
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  • Base Plates, Tow Bar, Safety Cables, Lighting, and Braking System to Flat Tow a 2009 Chevy Malibu
    We do have base plates to flat tow your Malibu, but the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit, # 523102-1, is designed to fit the 2000 - 2002 Saturn L Series All Models, so it is not a fit for a 2009 Chevy Malibu and it cannot be modified to fit. Instead, you will need to use # 523145-5. These are EZ style base plates that are compatible with several different tow bars. A good economical tow bar is the RoadMaster Tracker Tow Bar, # RM-020. To make the EZ base plate arms removable, you will also...
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    The Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit # 523102-1 that fits your 2001 Saturn L Series will work with your Blue Ox Tow Bar by using the Adapter # RM-033 and the Quick Disconnect Kit # RM-201. This adapter is compatible with the following Blue Ox tow bars: Acclaim - # BX4330 Adventurer - # BX7322 Aladdin Alexxa Allure - # BX7460P Alpha - # BX7380 Ambassador Avail - # BX7420 Aventa Aventa II Aventa LX Kar Bar
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  • Recommendation For 2002 Saturn VUE And Saturn L Series Base Plates
    For base plates, I recommend the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, Item # 3111-1, for a 2002 Saturn VUE and the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit, Item # 523102-1, for a 2002 Saturn L. For flat-towing either vehicle, you will also need a tow bar, safety cables, wiring, a braking system, and maybe a high-low hitch adapter. For a tow bar that works with both base plate kits and vehicles, I recommend the Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain, Non-binding Tow Bar, Item # RM-522. For safety cables, I recommend...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2002 Saturn L Series
    Your 2002 Saturn L Series can be flat towed behind a motor home but there may be speed and distance restrictions along with other specific requirements. You will need to check your owner's manual for additional information. There are at least 5 items needed to flat tow a vehicle: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. In order to safely and legally flat tow a vehicle you are going to need all of the required items. My contact at Roadmaster looked at your...
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