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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # RM-523162-4
Our Price: $485.00
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Roadmaster's crossbar-style 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 RM-523162-4 or order online at 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 - RM-523162-4

  • Removable Drawbars
  • Roadmaster
  • Twist Lock Attachment

Roadmaster's crossbar-style 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.


  • Hidden bracket design provides improved aesthetics compared with standard brackets
    • Crossbar-style brackets sit far back for a supremely clean look
  • 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
  • Integrated mounting points let you easily attach an electrical connector plug or bracket (sold separately)
  • 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 drawbars, or front arms, on the crossbar-style 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.

523162-4 Road Master EZ4 Base Plate Kit

Replaces 523162-1

Installation Details RM-523162-4 Installation instructions

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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - RM-523162-4

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (765 Customer Reviews)

Roadmaster's crossbar-style 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.


I would have given this product a 5 but there were a few minor adjustments needed. Over all it was an easy install which I did myself. My wife was satisfied with it because it was her car being towed. We were finally able to use it and everything worked great, very easy hook up and release. I would recommend this setup for anyone towing up to 8000 lbs.

2016 Cadillac SRX

I purchased this Base Plate kit for my 2016 Cadillac SRX & installed the kit myself. etrailer sales person Shawn B. was very helpful with the order process & had it shipped direct to me from the manufacturer which saved time. The installation is not difficult except for the alignment of the base plates to fit through the grille. I had to loosen the plates & drill new holes to make the plates align with the grille openings.

Working very well
AL H - 06/03/2017


etrailer installation video made this baseplate rather easy to install for the particular model car we use it on. Along with the printed installation manual, installation was easy to figure out.
NOTE: the torque values listed in the manual for the bolts that attach the baseplate to the chassis must not be correct for all applications. My application said to re-use the existing bolts, but they are not a regular steel bolt. The first bolt twisted right off trying to use the recommended torque. I used normal tightening torque (50-60 Lbs) for the remainder of this part of the install and the base plate has been working great with over 30K miles of use.


Easy install.

Cadillac SRX

I called looking for a base plate that would fit my Ready Brute towbar and Cadillac SRX. After speaking to Rose I had her order both a base plate and adapter bar.
They both installed perfectly. Quality is top of the line, too.
I especially like the fact that the drawbars are removable, leaving a totally clean appearance.
I was hesitant because you have to extend the power steering cooler lines but that task turned out to be extremely easy.
I rate the product, installation and customer service a 10! Highly recommend!

2011 Cadillac SRX

Installed these on a 2011 Cadillac SRX. No problems with them, they work great.

Nearly 2 years later and 6K plus miles, no problems.
Wayne - 04/21/2019


installed brackets yesterday and connected tow bar. went for a spin around the block and everything was fine. only took 4.5 hours



Doug, just purchased a 2014 Cadillac srx 4 looking for base plates which you have. Now I have a roadmaster falcon tow bar that I tow my jeep wrangler with, will I have to change anything besides the new base plates to tow the SRX ???
-- comment by: Henry R - 06/05/2014

You would not even know that the car was behind our motorhome. I am very pleased with the help I received. Thank you, Doug.
DOUG - 12/08/2014


worked well


Perfect fit. Great instructions.

Cadillac SRX

DYI no problem with this item. Some knowledge of how to work a good toolbox and your good to go. Fit was perfect. Should give us thousands of miles towing the SRX behind out Fleetwood Bounder 34 H.

2015 Cadillac SRX

Base plate was exactly as described and fit very well. Also very fast shipping. Thanks etrailer.

2014 Cadillac SRX

Requires some minor modification to your SRX, but once installed there is very little visible indication that they're there when not towing. Etrailer ships fast!


Easy to install if you are mechanically gifted. Clear instructions and all the hardware was there. Towing my Cadillac is a breeze. Good product. I highly recommend it.


Easy installation and simple quick disconnect feature is very handy.


Fast shipping great customer service


Prompt delivery. Fair prices


great shipping ...great instructions ...quality product!!!


Nicky was very helpful to get me the right part and delivered to my house.


Everything fit perfectly. What a joy to use. Nice clean install.


Easy to install and fit perfect



Great to work with fast delivery and co mmunication.



just what I wanted came in excellent condition only took 5 days

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  • Do Fuses Need To Be Removed When Flat Towing 2014 Cadillac SRX
    We have not had the opportunity to create a video of the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit, item # RM-523162-4, being installed on a 2014 Cadillac SRX. Per the Roadmaster fit guide, removing the fuses is not required. We are updating the website to reflect this. I researched online and looked at the owners manual for your vehicle. You can look at page 10-84 of the owners manual for the procedures that need to be followed when flat towing, (it is called dinghy towing in the manual). There...
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  • Recommendation & Compatibility of Roadmaster StowMaster Tow Bar w/Base Plates on a 2012 Cadillac SRX
    Yes, your Roadmaster StowMaster # RM-501 can be used on a Roadmaster base plate to tow your 2012 Cadillac SRX as long as you do not have a Turbo model. If your SRX is not the turbo model then you will want Roadmaster EZ-4 # RM-523162-4. The EZ4 will have a spring loaded locking system. The locks 'click' as each of the front arms are rotated into position; pull a ring and twist the front arms 90 degrees to remove them. To use the Roadmaster StowMaster with the EZ4 you will not need an...
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  • How to Use a Blue Ox Tow Bar with a Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plates
    The only Roadmaster base plate kit that is available for your 2015 Cadillac SRX is the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit part # RM-523162-4. In order to use this base plate kit with most Blue Ox tow bars you will need the Roadmaster Tow Bar Adapter part # RM-032. This adapter works with the following Blue Ox tow bars: Aventa Aventa II Aventa LX Alpha Ambassador Kar Bar, Aladdin Alexxa Acclaim If you have a different tow bar that is not listed above then please let me know what that is so...
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  • Base Plates For 2011 Cadillac SRX
    If your 2011 Cadillac SRX is not a Turbo model, I recommend the Roadmaster Base Plates, part # RM-523162-4. this base plate system has easy to remove drawbars and when removed makes the remaining brackets almost invisible. This system will work with Roadmaster Quick Disconnects, part # RM-201,and all Roadmaster tow bars. I have attached some links to helpful articles about flat towing you can check out. If there are other items you need for towing please let me know and I will be able...
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  • Will the Quick-Disconnect Crossbar Be Needed with EZ4 Base Plates and the Nighthawk Tow Bar
    Yes, for the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plates, # RM-523162-4, the Quick-Disconnect Crossbar, # 910021-00, will have to be used with the Roadmaster Nighthawk All-Terrain Tow Bar, # RM-676. The Quick-Disconnect is easy to install and remove from you vehicle once you have completed your need for flat towing. The attached video will explain how to install and remove the Quick-Disconnect bar from the EZ4 style base plates. The # 910021-00 Quick-Disconnect bar is sold separately from the Roadmaster...
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  • Roadmaster Base Plate Kit for Flat Towing 2014 Cadillac SRX
    The correct Roadmaster base plate kit for your 2014 Cadillac SRX is the Roadmaster part # RM-523162-4. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well. For braking you don't use a standard brake controller like when towing and instead you use supplemental braking which is a similar concept but different. The easiest system to set up and use is the Blue Ox Patriot # BLU37TR, that applies the vehicle brakes in proportion to how much the tow vehicle is braking. This is...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Cadillac SRX Behind a Motor Home
    The first thing you are going to want to do is consult the vehicle owners manual to determine if it can be flat towed and if so if there are any special requirements or procedures you will need to follow. There are 5 items you will need to flat tow a vehicle if you determine it can be flat towed: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For base plates we have the Roadmaster EZ kit # RM-523162-4. For a compatible tow bar, the most popular option is the...
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  • Is 2015 Cadillac SRX AWD Capable of Being Flat Towed
    According to the online copy of the 2015 Cadillac SRX owner's manual I took a look at, "Front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive vehicles may be dinghy towed from the front. These vehicles can also be towed by placing them on a platform trailer with all four wheels off of the ground." GM states that your vehicle shouldn't be towed at speeds greater than 65mph, or damage could occur. AS far as procedure goes, you'll need to remove the shift lever boot, and use a small screwdriver to depress...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Cadillac SRX
    We do have the components needed to flat tow your 2014 Cadillac SRX with a tow vehicle that has a trailer hitch at the rear of it. You'd need to start with a base plate kit like the Roadmaster part # RM-523162-4 which is a confirmed fit. 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 All Terain, # RM-522. This has non-binding arms which...
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  • Can 2014 Cadillac SRX be Flat Towed
    I pulled up the owners manual of your 2014 Cadillac SRX online and found that on page 10-84 it can be flat towed. This includes front wheel drive and all wheel drive models. You can then use the base plate kit you referenced # RM-523162-4. 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 All Terain, # RM-522. This has non-binding arms which...
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  • Can I Flat Tow a 2014 Cadillac SRX AWD
    Yes. Like you noticed from a previous answer about the FWD models, you can also tow the AWD version of the 2014 Cadillac SRX with the same restrictions (towing under 65 mph and following the precautions outlined the owners manual). I've gone ahead and listed the parts that are compatible with your 2014 SRX so you can easily locate them. Base Plates: # RM-523162-4 Tow Bar: # RM-520 Safety Cables: # RM-643 Lighting: # RM-15267 Supplemental Braking # BLU37TR I've also linked our selection...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2014 Cadillac SRX Behind RV
    First you need the base plate kit which you have already picked out part # RM-523162-4 which is a confirmed fit for your 2014 Cadillac SRX without cruise control. 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 use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting you...
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  • Recommendations For Flat Towing a Cadillac SRX
    I believe the issue you referring to is not traditional cruise control but the feature on many later model vehicles of adaptive cruise control, which I don't believe the 2014 Cadillac SRX models were equipped with. However, please verify this with your vehicle specific owners manual and look under under recreational towing section for any other restrictions your specific vehicles trim level and options may have. The needed items are: Base Plates, # RM-523162-4 Tow Bar, # RM-520 Safety...
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  • Do Any Fuses Need To Be Pulled To Flat Tow A 2013 Cadillac SRX
    To flat tow a 2013 Cadillac SRX you will not have to pull any fuses. You will however need a tow bar wiring kit, braking system, and safety cables to go along with your tow bar and base plates. If you haven't ordered these already then I have the following recommendations for you: Tow Bar Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267. This diode kit will allow you to use your Cadillac SRX's tail lights and wiring system while preventing feedback from your...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2013 Cadillac SRX Behind a Motorhome
    There are a number of parts you will need to flat tow your 2013 Cadillac SRX, which I'll list for you. All of the parts are going to be required, and these are going to be the best parts for your Cadillac as they offer you the best value in terms of both quality and cost. Here are the parts you'll need: - Base Plate Kit: Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # RM-523162-4 - Tow Bar: Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar # RM-522 - Safety Chains: Roadmaster...
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  • Recommended Flat Tow System For 2013 Cadillac SRX Luxury AWD
    On your 2013 Cadillac SRX Luxury AWD I recommend the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BX1690. I don't have reservations about the Blue Ox Towbars. I recommend using the Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 10,000 lbs # BX7420 which comes with the needed safety cables. I also recommend using the Blue Ox Base-Plate and Receiver Lock Kit - Qty 4 # BX88177 to secure your vehicles and the equipment. If you prefer Roadmaster, I recommend the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit - Removable...
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