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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. Call 800-298-1624 to order Roadmaster base plates part number RM-524459-5 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-524459-5

  • 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-524459-5

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1098 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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Why couldn't I buy a new hitch pin receiver? I had damaged one of the brackets that inserts into the base plate to hold the hitch pin. You would not sell me a bracket. I would have had to buy the whole kit just to get a bracket.


Comments
Getting the replacement arms only is a little different than usual. You would have to purchase this item # RM-ARMS
Roadmaster Replacement Arms for Base Plate Kits
$271.33
then fill out the order form in the instructions so you are getting the right part and wait for it to ship from Roadmaster directly. The good thing is that it is cheaper to go that route if you do not need the whole kit. I will send a note to have customer service reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 12/07/2021


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This base kit is very sturdily constructed. Instructions were sufficiently clear so owner/user installation was possible. After a year of use and thousands of miles towing, there have been no problems or concerns. We're very satisfied with this product.



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2021 Ford Ranger

A little harder to install it without a lift, but the video was great and every step was covered. Tip if you are doing it by yourself: Use the box for the kit to rest the bumper on so you can pull the connector.



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The installation was very easy. I've had it for 1 year. It has worked as expected.



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Install on a 2020 Ford Ranger. The product was excellent. The only problem I had was trying to remove the nuts holding the front bumper on. Ford has these bolts embedded in a hard plastic frame that spaces the three bolts on each side. In trying to remove the nuts I got them started then they would neither come on off nor reinstall. The nuts were spinning the bolts. After thinking about the fix I was in I decided to cut the factory bolts off and replace them with 1/2" x 1 1/2" bolts with fender washers. I tried a sawsall with a metal cutting blade and the bolts ate the teeth right off. I put on a Milwaukee thick metal cutting carbide tooth blade and that did the trick. Other than that, which is Ford's fault, everything went as the etrailer videos showed. If you are doing this make sure to spray the exposed bolt threads with WD-40 or something like before you try to remove the nuts.



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Simple to install after taking off the needed body parts



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I like doing business with this company. They are very organized, deliver on time, carry good products, and have excellent follow up. The "how to" videos really help if you are a DIYer. This base plate kit arrived as advertised and fit perfect.



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Excellent product



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Ford Ranger

Still working fine. Have probably towed my Ranger 5 or 6000 miles behind my motorhome since installing the base plate kit with no problems.



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Everything looks perfect. I appreciate your help….it’s a much better design than Blue ox.



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Ford Ranger

I got everything I needed to wire my Ford Ranger to be able to pull it behind my RV. The instructions were simple so I had no problem installing. It's saved me a great deal of money by being able to do it myself.



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I called, and got the right information. Later on that day I ordered online and everything came on time. The mount, and the wiring kit fit exactly as expected. I bought several items over the years and I highly recommend etrailer.



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We purchased these for our new 2019 Ford Ranger. Installed ourselves with great instructions from Roadmaster and etrailer.



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These are wonderful. The connect and disconnect very easy.



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5 star, very happy!



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Worked perfectly!



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2019 Ford Ranger

Great job and on time always a great se lection



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Great product, great price, quick shipp er.



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  • Install of Roadmaster Baseplate on 2019 Ford Ranger
    I have a video of a 2019 Ford Ranger getting the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit # RM-524459-4, which is the same process as the one your referenced, # RM-524459-5. The difference between the 2 is how the tow bar mounts, and the removable arms. Each base plate installs exactly the same, the direct connect has less components to hook up to the tow bar. Instead of using a quick disconnect cross bar, it connects directly to the base plate. I linked the parts and a video showing...
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  • Troubleshooting Roadmaster Base Plate for 2019 Ford Ranger Causing Sensor Issue
    I checked with Roadmaster and they thought that you had possibly trimmed back too much around the active cruise control sensor. If this is the case then a new plastic piece will need to be ordered or take it to Ford to see if it can be re-calibrated. Aside from that they have not had any sensor issues reported with the 2019 Rangers like yours.
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  • 2020 Ford Ranger Base Plate Installation
    When installing the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit part # RM-524459-5 or anything similar like wiring it is always a good idea to disconnect the negative terminal of the battery to prevent any accidental issues with a plug accidentally grounding when you do not intend it to. To be honest we do not always show doing it when we install items here in the shop but it is the safest way for a majority of vehicles.
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  • Does Roadmaster Base Plate for 2021 Ford Ranger Fit with Adaptive Cruise Control
    The Roadmaster base plate kit part # RM-524459-5 that fits your 2021 Ford Ranger does not interfere with the adaptive cruise control of the vehicle.
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  • Installation of Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit on 2021 Ford Ranger
    We just happen to have an installation video of the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit, # RM-524459-5 on a 2021 Ford Ranger. Please note the linked video below. I believe it will remain intact with the bumper once the wire is disconnected.
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  • NSA RV Products Hercules Tow Bar Compatibility With Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plates
    You will definitely need an adapter to hook up your Hercules tow bar to the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-524459-5 you're looking at, unfortunately since we do not carry NSA RV products we don't have the correct adapter for this situation. You would need to contact NSA RV Products to find the correct adapter. If you are unable to get an adapter and need to replace the tow bar so you can flat tow your 2020 Ford Ranger you can use the Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain, Non-Binding...
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  • Adapter for Using Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar with Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plates
    Absolutely they can. You'll just need the Blue Ox # BX88185 Tow Bar to Roadmaster EZ5 base plate adapter kit (the # RM-524459-5 is an EZ5 type base plate) . I'll link you to a video that shows how the adapters work. The video shows exactly how everything fits together, so installation will be simple.
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  • How To Use Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar On 2020 Ford Ranger Without Crossbar
    Yes, you can use the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar part # RM-520 without crossbar when using the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit. The correct Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit for a 2020 Ford Ranger is part # RM-524459-5.
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  • Comparing Roadmaster Direct Connect and Crossbar Base Plate Kits for 2019 Ford Ranger
    Personally I prefer the direct connect base plate kits like the part # RM-524459-5 as they are easier to connect/disconnect, are simpler overall like you said, and require keeping track of fewer things (the crossbar). While the crossbar does add sturdiness the Direct Connect kits are more reinforced where they attach to the vehicle frame and to the arms of the kit so they overall are just as strong. This would work really well with the Blackhawk part # RM-422. I attached an install video...
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  • Is There Tow Bar Option for 2019 Ford Ranger That Connects Directly to Tow Hooks
    The only connection points we offer for flat towing a 2019 Ranger would involve installing base plate assemblies that install where the tow/tie down hooks currently sit. Some Jeep Wrangler models will have a D-ring type setup on the front bumper that a tow bar can connect to, but I'm not aware of any such option for a Ranger. To be honest, such a setup would probably have some play in the connection, which would lead to an unpleasant towing experience with lots of banging and rattling. The...
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  • Roadmaster Base Plate Kits that Fit 2019 Ford Ranger and Jeep Cherokee
    The removable arms of each Roadmaster base plate kit are all different. While they look similar they are not interchangeable so for your 2019 Ford Ranger you'd need a base plate kit like the # RM-524459-5 and for a 2019 Jeep Cherokee part # RM-521452-5 which would work great with a tow bar like the Roadmaster Falcon # RM-522.
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  • Install Video for Base Plate Kit for 2021 Ford Ranger
    For a 2021 Ford Ranger we do have install videos for the Roadmaster base plate kits like the part # RM-524459-5 which I attached to this page, but at this time (November 2021) we do not have any for the Blue Ox # BLU77XR that you referenced. I did attach a link to the install instructions for this kit for you to check out which are very thorough and detailed.
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  • Installation Video for a Base Plate Kit on a 2021 Ford Ranger
    Unfortunately for the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BLU77XR we have not had the chance to get a video of an installation as of now (February 2022). We do have a video of the Roadmaster Base Plate Kit # RM-524459-5 on a 2021 Ford Ranger. While the installations may not be exactly the same, there may be some things that are helpful if you get stuck. I have also attached the link to the installation instructions for the Blue Ox base plates and they are fairly detailed.
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  • Recommended Base Plates and Wiring for a 2020 Ford Ranger
    The Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit part # RM-524459-5 is a great option for a 2020 Ford Ranger (All Models) and what I recommend using. If you don't already have a tow bar, it will pair perfectly with the Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar part # RM-676. In regards to the wiring, the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit part # RM-154 will integrate into the umbilical and trailer connector that comes with the tow bar or it could be used without. If...
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  • Power for Brake Buddy and Charging Battery on Towed Vehicle
    The Brake Buddy # HM39524 "Select 3" instructions (available at their website) say to not use the 12-volt accessory outlet (the old cigarette lighter outlet) but to rather use the included wiring harness (with included in-line 15 amp fuse) to connect directly to your towed car's battery. I would additionally use the Roadmaster # RM-156-25 Battery Charge Line Kit. This connects to the 12-volt accessory connection on the back of your 6-way connector at the front of your towed vehicle to...
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  • Roadmaster Base Plates for 2019 Ford Ranger- Distance from Ground to Center of Draw Bar Pins
    There are a lot of moving pieces with this, since there are variables with tire size, lift kits, payload, etc. and when I reached out to Roadmaster, they weren't able to provide me with any type of precise measurements on the Roadmaster # RM-524459-5 ; they mentioned that it's not something they would typically measure because of all these moving parts. With that being said, they did mention that their best guess is that it's going to be roughly 18" based on the stock 8.9" ground clearance...
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  • Outfitting a 2019 Ranger for Flat Towing
    For a direct connect base plate, you'd want to use # RM-524459-5. In order for your # RM-520 Falcon 2 tow bar to work with the base plate, you'll need to remove the D-Ring ends from the ends of the tow bar arms and replace them with the # RM-9200-4 replacement swivel collars. Beyond that, It sounds as if you have a good handle on the parts you'll need. You could also need a high/low adapter if the height of the receiver hitch on your motorhome has a more that 3 inch height difference +/-...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2020 Ford Ranger
    To flat tow your 2020 Ford Ranger behind your motorhome the base plate kit you'd want is the Roadmaster Direct Connect part # RM-524459-5 which is easy to install and easiest to use overall. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well on a similar 2020 Ford Ranger. 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...
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  • Does a 2022 Ford Ranger Need The Roadmaster Brake-Lite Relay Kit # RM-88400
    Yes, for the 2022 Ford Ranger you should install the Roadmaster Brake-Lite Relay Kit, # RM-88400 along with the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit, # RM-15267; the installation instructions are linked below. Having a Ford vehicle with a "neutral tow" kit, you will default to the "B" option Instruction Sheet. For a complete flat tow set-up, I recommend the following: - Base Plates, Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit, # RM-524459-5 - Tow Bar, Roadmaster Nighthawk...
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  • Tow Bar And Base Plate Recommendation For A 2021 Ford Ranger
    For your 2021 Ford Ranger I recommend the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,000lbs Item # RM-520 for your tow bar and the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms Item # RM-524459-5 for your baseplates. For flat towing you'll also need a brake controller, tow bar wiring, and safety cables. I recommend the following: Tow Bar Wiring: Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit Item # RM-154 Brake Controller: Brake Buddy Stealth Supplemental...
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  • Recommendation for Air Mattress and Truck Bed Tent for 2021 Ford Ranger
    For the 2021 Ford Ranger, we have the Rightline Gear Air Mattress for Mid-Size Trucks with 5' to 6' Bed, # RL110M60. This has dimensions of 76" long x 44" wide x 7" tall and has a 12-Volt air pump included. The air pump power cord length is a full 12'. If you do not already have truck cap or tent, I suggest the Rightline Truck Bed Tent, # RL110766.
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  • Recommended Flat Tow Setup for 2019 Ford Ranger 4x4 XLT Crew Cab
    For your 2019 Ford Ranger, I recommend starting with the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # RM-524459-5. Then use the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,000 lbs # RM-520 along with the safety cables # RM-643. Then for your tow bar wiring, I recommend the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 along with charge wire kit # RM-156-25. Then you can use the Demco SBS Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental Braking System...
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  • Flat Tow 2021 Ford Ranger With Parts From Colorado
    To flat tow your 2021 Ford Ranger you can use the Roadmaster # RM-524459-5 "Direct-Connect" base plate kit (instead of crossbar style) that will work with the Roadmaster # RM-522 "Falcon" att terrain, non-binding tow bar that you already have. You mentioned that you already have safety cables - other wise see the Roadmaster # RM-645 cables. When your coach and towed vehicle are hitched together on level ground, the tow bar should be within 3” of level, otherwise you will need to add a...
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  • Does Roadmaster Direct Connect Base Plate Fit 2022 Ford Ranger
    I checked directly with Roadmaster for you, and can verify that yes, their direct-connect base plate kit does fit your 2022 Ford Ranger, and you did have the correct part number: - Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-524459-5 The Direct-Connect # RM-524459-5 are a really smart choice for your '22 Ranger because they have removable tabs which means your Ranger is going to keep its clean look when you aren't flat towing, and also because Roadmaster is well-known for their quality...
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