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Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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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. 1-833-496-1390 to order Roadmaster base plates part number RM-523193-5 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-523193-5

  • 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
  • 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 Sterling, 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-523193-5

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1345 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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Installed the baseplate myself. Just followed the directions and it went well. Have used it for about 4000 miles. Easy to connect to the tow bar. Great produce.


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I installed the product myself two years ago. Installation instructions were detailed and easy to follow. I have towed the car approximately 8000 miles over the past two years and it has been solid to use and easy to connect to each time.
Joseph - 05/09/2022


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For the installation the instructions were good, but watching some videos made it much easier to take apart a brand new car. All went well. Installed on a 2020 Chevy Equinox 2.0




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Installing the 2020 Chevy Equinox base plate was easy. Perfect directions and videos helped a lot. Taking the front end off a brand new car was scary. Only real hard part came when trying to determine which parts of the from grill to cut the openings for the quick connections and the wiring connector protrusions. The cuts have to be made prior to reinstalling the grill and you can't really see where to cut without the grill in the correct configuration on the fender. So you cut and trim to fit. Then get the grill into the fender connector then check and make additional cuts as necessary. Also I installed a Invisibrake inside of the engine bay, not under the back seat. This was my wife's suggestion and she was correct. It fits and you only have to run the little air tube through the firewall. No taking apart of the interior molding except the driver kick panel for the pneumatic cylinder. Very easy.


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9000 miles from Myrtle beach SC to Seattle WA and back with no issues. Our towing system works great. My wife and I are a team when hooking up or unhooking our car from the RV. We can do it in under 2 minutes. Great products, and a fantastic wife.
Paul - 08/07/2021


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I put the road master on my 2020 Chevy equinox. The install went very nice. The roadmaster video and the paper instructions were very helpful. The base plate was better designed than others I looked at. The bolt pattern made for a very strong connection. It fit perfectly. This is a very well thought out product. Thanks John




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The instructions (video and written) were very easy to understand. WE had the tools and my Wife and I had not a problem the installing part




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2018 Chevrolet Equinox

The roadmaster rm-523193-5 arrived as promised. The box the base plate came is was damage, and a good 5 inch whole was exposed. Good news, was that upon opening the box nothing was damage. The base plate installed as intended, and etrailer videos was so helpful. Very happy with the way it looks on my 2018 Equinox .


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Thanks yes we used the base plate in our equinox and it worked great. Towed the car over 2000 miles on a trip this year. Only complaint, and it is small, is the rust appeared already on the front post. But the product is very sound and clear install manual made the job easy.
kenneth - 01/16/2021


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Easy and fast ordering. Great instructions for my specific vehicle.




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Good instructions and video, fit perfect on my ‘21 Equinox
Fast shipping and Peyton was great!




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There are several options for baseplate and associated items to set autos up for towing but I used the expertise of the etrailer reps that recommended the 'correct' items to make it happen. I recommend etrailer often.




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The installation was straight forward and well explained. The kit was complete and everything fit as it should.




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Parts fit as advertised very good quali ty




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Easy to install and works great


Comments
After one year still working great
Jerry - 03/13/2022


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2021 Chevrolet Equinox

Difficult, but possible to install without lift. Video's showed the "easy side" for access to fasteners. The plug-in rods extend too far out and are a hazard. I plan to cut an inch off before completing install. Waiting for braking system to complete wiring installation.




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Easy install. No problem with it at all




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This the third vehicle that I am rigging to be flat towed behind our motor home. The folks at e-trailer were great to work with and if I do for some reason have a problem I am confident they will help me solve it.




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Dealing with your company is always straight forward and easy. The parts always fit as advertised.




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I've had three tow vehicles and put base plates on two of them. This was by far the easiest install - once I got the car far enough apart to do the actual installation. My only issue was that that I have a Brakemaster braking system and there was no place on the base plate for the connectors for that. The car definitely doesn't have a place for those connectors. I ended up improvising. I have 4,500 miles of towing on the baseplate and there have been no issues.




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Best customer service and the products are amazing and a great quality. Would order from them again.




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Roadmaster

This is my third time to setup an auto to be towed. Roadmaster’s directions are very complete. There were 64 screws to remove and reinstall to complete the task of installation. I would very highly recommend Roadmaster products.




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2021 Chevrolet Equinox

Works great,hardly see it on front of car. Easy to put arms on and take off.




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Just arrived here. Opened the box and liked the obvious quality and substantial materials used. Plan to install next weekend.


Comments
The baseplate for my 2018 Equinox was east to install following the Etrailer video. Is east to use with the Roadmaster tow bar also from Etrailer. Highly recommended.
Joseph - 01/28/2020


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Everyone at etrailer was very helpful. I talked with Adrianna and Barry. Both were very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly, just the type people that I want to deal with. Parts were shipped and received quickly I am a repeat customer, they had info on parts I purchased seven years ago. I will continue to purchase from etrailer




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Haven’t had a chance too use it




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2019 Chevrolet Equinox

Received my baseplate and electrics promptly. They fit perfect. Great company to work with. Thank you




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Very pleased with support and communication. Very good product choices. Good product knowledge and assistance from Andy C



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