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Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Mike S says:

Yes, if you:

  • Are a DIYer and want a simple install
  • Have a Roadmaster hitch-mounted tow bar
  • Value the protection of a lifetime warranty

No, if you:

  • Own a tow bar that's not from Roadmaster and don’t want to have to buy an adapter separately
  • Have a Roadmaster Sterling tow bar and want to use its specialty safety cables
Designed for use with motor-home-mounted tow bars, the direct-connect brackets are virtually invisible, easy to mount and remove, and they eliminate the need for a quick-disconnect crossbar on your tow bar. Installs on your vehicle's frame. Call 800-298-1624 to order Roadmaster base plates part number RM-521453-5 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms. Base Plates reviews from real customers.
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Roadmaster Base Plates - RM-521453-5

  • Removable Drawbars
  • Roadmaster
  • Twist Lock Attachment

Designed for use with motor-home-mounted tow bars, the direct-connect brackets are virtually invisible, easy to mount and remove, and they eliminate the need for a quick-disconnect crossbar on your tow bar. Installs on your vehicle's frame.


Features:

  • Direct-connect brackets provide attachment points for your motor-home-mounted tow bar
  • Streamlined design creates supremely clean look
    • No obtrusive quick-disconnect crossbar
    • Hidden brackets sit even farther back than standard brackets
  • 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 motor-home-mounted tow bars only
  • Instructions and mounting hardware included
    • Pins to connect base plate to the tow bar (RM-910029) are sold separately
  • Made in the USA
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Note: Roadmaster direct-connect base plates will only work with Roadmaster tow bars that slide into a trailer hitch, such as the Blackhawk, Blackhawk 2, Falcon, or Falcon 2. These base plates will not work with tow bars that require a hitch ball.


The drawbars, or front arms, on this 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 each arm, simply tug the built-in pull pin to disengage the lock, twist the arm back and pull it out of the bracket. 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.



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Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - RM-521453-5

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (981 Customer Reviews)

Designed for use with motor-home-mounted tow bars, the direct-connect brackets are virtually invisible, easy to mount and remove, and they eliminate the need for a quick-disconnect crossbar on your tow bar. Installs on your vehicle's frame.

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This is our 2nd tow vehicle with the road master product all is well Not hooked up but ready to go!


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All is working as it should No problems
Rich - 11/20/2021


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Easy install and looks great! It doesn’t stand out like some of the others i looked at. I spent extra time trimming the skid plate so it would look nice.



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Package is great, component checklist was important to me and clear color instructions as well as the install videos provided at time of order confirmation are what sets your company apart from the others. Sorry it took me so long to discover etrailer. Thank you!



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These base plates fit perfect! I have an aftermarket bumper manufactured by Rugged Ridge so some slight modifications had to be made to the winch mounting plate. This consisted of elongating to frame rail holes and adding an additional hole for the top bolts on the base plate. The inside tabs for the winch plate had to be cut back 3/16” in order to fit inside the Roadmaster base plate brackets. It was a tight fit but with some persuasion the winch plate was installed. Looks great!



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Great product for a good price. Arrived promptly and service from etrailer is great.



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2020 Jeep Gladiator

Great value! Installed myself and performs great! Looks amazing on my 2020 Jeep Gladiator Sport.



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Installed just like the videos described and comes with all the hardware needed to complete the installation. There is a hole you will need to measure and mark that the video did not cover.



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I installed the tow brackets on my new 2020 Jeep Wrangler. The instructions were excellent. I had no difficulty installing except I failed to follow one instruction to use supplied bolts to reattach part of the Rock Guard Mount. I used the factory bolts which were slightly larger causing interference with my locking mechanism. Maybe a note on that step would be warranted to make sure folks do not make my mistake which resulted in me basically doing the job twice. Tackle the brakes next.



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Haven’t installed yet but I prefer to do business with etrailer instead of Political [online]



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Amazing service. I dealt with 3 different service people over the course of 5 days and they were all fantastic to deal with. All of them were friendly and knowledgeable and always followed up.



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Jeep Wrangler

Appreciate these guys, quick shipping and just what I expected in stock! These are already on my Wrangler and install was easy with the clear instructions



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Perfect and removable. 2020 jeep rubi con



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Well made base plates. Easy to install. Only required minimal cutting of wind dam and drilling one hole which was not mentioned in the install directions.



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We are very happy with the base plate and it performs perfectly.



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2021 Jeep Gladiator

Very well built ,easy to follow instruc tions



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Jeep

After one year of use and multiple trips, I have had no issues at all. Works great in my 2020 Jeep Gladiator.



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Took a couple of hours to install. Worked great.



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GMC Terrain

Needed these to allow me to tow my Jeep as well as my Terrain. Works great.



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Looks great and works great, met or exceeded all expectations. I’ve already recommended it to my neighbor who purchased a new Jeep



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Solid and precise, but make sure both attachment points can be inserted and removed before you Locktite everything down. The most difficult step is cutting the metal rock shield.



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Jeep

To be honest, the installation was a little more difficult then I expected. Where the base plate attaches to the frame, the brackets were very tight. It required much more force to install the brackets. However, once installed the bracket is phenomenal. I love the way it looks on my jeep and it is very easy to set up and use. I highly recommend this product



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Great product and easy to install as expected with the accurate instructions and pictures.



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2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Great customer service. Very fast processing time and delivery.



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Jeep

I was not the one who installed all of this on my Jeep but it is out of sight nicely. Hook up is a breeze!



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Straight forward and easy to install


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