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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # RM-524430-4
Our Price: $485.00
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Tow Bar Base Plate

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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. Great Prices for the best tow bar base plate from Roadmaster. Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms part number RM-524430-4 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Roadmaster Tow Bar Base Plate - RM-524430-4

  • Roadmaster
  • Removable Draw Bars
  • 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.

524430-4 Road Master EZ4 Base Plate Kit

Replaces 524430-1 Road Master EZ4 Base Plate Kit

Installation Details RM-524430-4 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

  • 2012 - 2014 Ford Focus non-ST models - without Adaptive Cruise Control

Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - RM-524430-4

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (885 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.


As always roadmaster went above and beyond on construction. Super solid installation. I mean the only thing I wish roadmaster would make custom steal brushgaurds that you can adapt there amazing towbar too.


Unit arrived as promised. All parts were accounted for, instructions were clear and structure appears beefy enough to handle towing without issue.


The quality is top notch. Fits my car like Cinderella's slipper.



Just finished another 7,000 trip this am. The baseplate still works flawlessly.


The installation when well. The only issues are:
1. The directions do not tell you how to unbolt the front fascia from the fenders (drivers/passengers) side. It required unbolting 2 bolts on each fender.
2. Need to put a note in the instructions to have a step drill bit for the front bumper core. This metal was very hard and I used up 12 drill bit before I went to the store to get one for hardened metal.
Other than that the items went together very well and have already tested the tow bar.


Perfect fit with detailed installation instructions.


Very pleased with the base plate kit. Arrived on time and a good price

2012 Chevrolet Colorado

I ordered a Roadmaster tow hitch and all the parts required to install on a 2012 ford focus. It only took a couple on days to get to my house in Colorado. I just finish installing and it works greats. Thank you etrailer.


Excellent parts, Fast shipping Great person i ordered from.

Kevin L.




This product was easy to install and works fine for me. I have towed the car for over 6,000 miles since install and have not had any problems with it.


One year and thousands of miles later ~ Still performing Perfectly!

2012 Ford Focus

Great product. Well made and easy to setup.


Excellent product, Excellent shipping... WILL be using in the future...THANKS!!!!!!!!!!


This was a straightforward install. The instructions were easy to understand and follow. All the necessary parts and hardware were included. It is pretty well hidden once installed. I highly recommend this base plate and etrailer.


great fit. a slight cut needed to be made in the bumper bracket to facilitate the round tube to fit through the bracket. but, other than that, it was an easy install took about 2 hours if you include the coffee brakes. this part is highly recommended. Fast shipping. the beast human service. thank you.


Had Base Plate installed today, shop gave me 2.5 hr labor time. I returned just under 2hrs and they were backing my car out the shop. They parked it facing me. I told the Mechanic "That was quick" He said that's because it wouldn't fit. I was disappointed and asked what do I owe you for your labor> He laughed out loud and said it on there, but hard to see. I was so surprised and pleased you have to just about get down on your knees and bend down to see it. took me about 8 min to install everything and connect it to the Tow vehicle. I'm very pleased with it.


Working great on my Fiat 500l with the automatic euro transmission. Towed over 10000 miles and was easily installed using etrailer video instructions. Yes you can tow a Fiat 500 with the automatic euro transmission. The firmware was flashed on a recall and revised in the manual. Most dealers don’t even bother checking for the latest version.


5 hours into install. Not the kits problem as I am using a ratchet, don't have an impact wrench. Biggest problem I had was nuts that went up into the frame. Very frustrating. Not sure why couldn't use a long bolt and go straight through to the hole on the other side. Instructions for the cut on the plastic skid plate are a little vague as is the video. All in all, pretty smooth install.


Works perfect and very hidden. Cannot even tell it is on my Honda HRV. Installation was time consuming since this was my first on a Honda. Your video did make things go smooth. I would buy this item again.


Ordered Product on Saturday afternoon, delivered on Wednesday, Installed on Friday. My 23 Wrangler Sahara 4Xe did take the spacer and washer on each side of the frame and was no problem getting them to fit. The lower passenger outside nut that holds on the bumper will not tighten down all the way, the flange of the factory nut gets caught in a slot in the base plate on that side. Will look into a standard nut to see if that will work - it is tight against the slot and holding.


So far has performed very well. Was easy to install and hookup is pretty quick and easy. You install instructions were very thorough. Practically invisible when not in use. Tried to attach two pics, but would only take one.


Super-cool. It's been a year. I installed it myself and it was way less of a task than I expected. The fitment of this was incredibly spot on (no "tweaking" or drilling). Performance wise . . . it does what you expect. You insert the removable "arms", clip in onto your tow bar, and when you get to your destination the vehicle is still attached to your tow bar. Quality product.


I’m always extremely satisfied with Roadmaster products. I had just bought a new truck and planned on towing it so I needed everything to get it ready to tow. This review also applies to to the other items I purchased.


I installed this kit on my 2015 Honda Fit. The instructions are very good, however, there are a couple of "snags" to watch out for. You might have to enlarge the holes on the blind hole part of the bumper installation in order to get all of the mounting bolts to align. The other recommendation I have is NOT to use the Loctite "red" thread compound on the blind hole bolts where you cannot get a wrench on the inside. The Loctite will dry too fast and cause issues tightening the bolts on those areas. They have lock washers anyways and you can use the Loctite on the bolts you can get a wrench on the backing nut mounts. I have been towing for months now and I am very happy with it, especially the crossbar style. You will have to purchase the crossbar separately. It's more weight and a little clunky compared to the direct attachment but it allows you to disconnect in some tough situations by pulling the crossbar off while one arm of the tow hitch is still attached. I use an Falcon All Terrain tow bar so I can release the tow arms in uneven conditions. And I have encountered all types of uneven ground, it really makes disconnect of the TOAD very easy.


The Jeep project went very well everything fit great and worked well. I really love Roadmaster products and quality and your company is the best place to purchase them. I sold the Jeep and replaced it with a new 2019 Chevy Equinox 2.0 L AWD and just purchased and installed the following items from you and installed them, RM-156-25 & RM-156-75 Battery Charge Line Kit, RM-146-7 Flex Coil Kit, RM-523193-4 EZ4 Plate Kit, RM-88333 Custom Seat Adapter, RM-751489 Stop Light Switch Kit and a RM-98160 Second Vehicle Brake Kit w/brakeaway. All these parts were in stock and arrived quickly and normal with you people, I really enjoy the o-line vidios as I do all my own installs. Thank you so much for your great service.
I will attach pictures of my install, you will see how I was able to fab a bracket and attach it to the existing mount on the base plate to mount the brakeaway switch and the air connection for the brake system.
I also fabricated a tail light bar as I didn't want to use mag-lights or splice into the factory lights and bulbs installed into the lights would not work as the factory brake lights will come on when the brake system is applyed and the turn siginals would not be visable.
Thanks for all you do, I would and do recommend you people to everyone who needs your products. Rob


Good fit, works well. Very happy with the base plate after 1st year of use.
etrailer staff was very helpful with my questions, making certain I got the base plate that was right and advice with minor problems I had with installation.

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See what our Experts say about this Roadmaster Tow Bar Base Plate

  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2012 Ford Focus
    Yes, the base plate kit part # RM-524430-4 is a fit for your 2012 Ford Focus, can be used with the Roadmaster Tracker part # RM-020, and the diode wiring kit part # RM-15267 would cover the lighting. You do need supplemental braking though as well. 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 the safest way to stop and it reduces wear and tear on both vehicles.
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  • Using Roadmaster Base Plates with a Blue Ox Tow Bar on a 2012 Ford Focus SE
    There are adapters to connect Roadmaster base plate kits with Blue Ox tow bars. It depends which tow bar you end up having whether they're compatible but most likely they will be. The adapters work with most Blue Ox tow bars but there's some exceptions if the tow bar is older. Let me know which tow bar your friends have offered you and I'll confirm for sure. I've also linked a help article that lists compatibility between tow bars and base plate kits you can reference if you like. There...
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  • Will Roadmaster StowMaster 5000 Tow Bar Fit Base Plate Kit for 2013 to 2015 Ford Focus
    If the Focus has Roadmaster EZ4 base plates you can use them with your StowMaster tow bar. There are also EZ5 kits available for the 2013 to 2015 model years that are not going to work. So it depends which base plate kit you have. For the 2013 and 2014 model years the base plates # RM-524430-4 will fit the tow bar. Then for 2015 if you have base plates # RM-524443-4 it will work.
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  • What Parts are Needed to Flat Tow a 2012 Ford Focus
    The Roadmaster Base Plates, # RM-524430-4, are a fit for the 2012 Ford Focus SE. Although, if the vehicle has the adaptive cruise control feature, it cannot be flat towed. Adaptive cruise control uses a forward facing radar that detects other vehicles in front of the vehicle and adjusts the speed accordingly. You will also want to consult the vehicle owners manual on how the vehicle should be towed. Some vehicles will accrue mileage when flat towed, others will not. More often than not,...
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  • Base Plate Kit Available for Flat Towing the 2012 Ford Focus
    If your 2012 Ford Focus does not have adaptive cruise control then we do offer a couple of base plate options. I have provided a link to the options for your reference. I recommend the Roadmaster Base Plate Kit # RM-524430-4. There are several components that are associated with a full flat towing setup up and if you do not already have them you will need the base plates like the # 524430-1, a tow bar, safety cables, tow bar wiring, and a supplemental braking system. For a tow bar system...
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  • Recommended Base Plate Kit For 2014 Ford Focus
    Unfortunately we do not offer a base plate kit for your 1969 Camaro. Any flat-towing kit for this car would require a custom made kit if you are unable to find base plates. For the 2014 Focus the baseplate kit I recommend is # RM-524442-4 if your Focus is the ST model. If you do not have the ST model and you do not have Adaptive Cruise Control the base plate kit I recommend is part # RM-524430-4. The price for any of the products we offer are shown on the product page on our website.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2013 Ford Focus
    Yes we do. For your 2013 Ford Focus the correct Roadmaster base plate kit you'd want is the part # RM-524430-4 which is a confirmed fit and will work great with the Roadmaster Tracker tow bar part # RM-020 that you referenced. I attached an install video for this kit for you to check out as well. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into...
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  • Compatibility of Coupler Style Tow Bar on 2014 Ford Focus Titanium
    The Roadmaster StowMaster Tow Bar - Car Mount - 2" Ball - 6,000 lbs # RM-501 will work perfectly with your 2014 Ford Focus Titanium when you use the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit # RM-524430-4. The base plates will require trimming your vehicle fascia. I've attached a photo to assist. An alternative is to use the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BX2633 with the Blue Ox Acclaim Tow Bar - A-Frame - Car Mount - 5,000 lbs # BX4330 for a similar style. I've attached...
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