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Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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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 52347-1 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms. Base Plates reviews from real customers.
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Roadmaster Base Plates

  • 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.



52347-1 Road Master EZ Base Plate Kit

Item # 52347-1

Installation Details 52347-1 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





Customer Reviews

Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - 52347-1

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (347 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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We were looking for a tow bar for behind our RV that would be reliable and easy to use.
We searched the Internet and came up with your product
We are very happy that we did it has proved to be easy to use.




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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.


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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.


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great
Douglas K - 04/08/2021


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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


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


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




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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.


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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


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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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


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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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


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


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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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


Installed on 2005 mini cooper convertible. Choose this base plate for our mini since it provided highest attachment height for tow bar (12 inches off ground, only requires 3 inch drop from back of RV), and attaches to mini frame more substantially that blue ox. Installation directions are nearly perfect, we had to widen holes on passenger side to line up with frame. Modification was approved by Roadmaster.




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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


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


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


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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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


The installation on this was surprisingly quick on my 2011 Fit (base/non-sport version). Everything fit well (no pun intended).

A few minor changes over the video as my car was slightly different:
- I didn't have to trim anything on the air dam -- the tubes lined up perfectly with the slots on my grill.
- There was a in the wheel on each side where the plastic bumper meets the steel body panel. I didn't realize they were there (they're hidden somewhat) so I ended up cracking the hole this screw was in, but everything came back together nice and tight anyway.




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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.


Comments
Still working great!
Christopher - 06/17/2021


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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


Great product lots of install videos




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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


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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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


Installation instructions were very good




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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


Well designed and manufactured products.


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well designed product that does what is supposed to do hooking car to tow bar. However, installation was difficult
Roger - 07/26/2022

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    I have good news and bad news. First the good news. I can tell you the towing capacity of the 2011 Kia Sorento 4 cylinder. The bad news, it is not enough to tow the 2008 Nissan Versa. The Sorento has a towing capacity of 1650 pounds and a gross combined vehicle weight rating of 5534 pounds. The 6 cylinder Sorento has a capacity of 3500 pounds. The 2008 Nissan Versa has a curb weight of approximately 2700 pounds. This is more than a thousand pounds above what the Sorento can tow so you...
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    The Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit with removable arms, # 52347-1 you refer to is a confirmed fit for the 2011 Nissan Versa, all models no exceptions listed. However, according to the online version of owner's manual for 2017 Nissan Versa, if the vehicle has a manual transmission it can be flat-towed but if it has an automatic or continuous variable transmission (CVT), it must be towed using a tow dolly under the drive wheels. Please refer to your vehicle specific owners manual. This...
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