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Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # RM39FR
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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. 1-800-940-8924 to order Roadmaster base plates part number RM39FR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Great prices 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 - RM39FR

  • 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 Nighthawk, 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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Installation Details RM39FR Installation instructions

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Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - RM39FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1936 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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My installer had no trouble installing this kit and it works flawlessly. Excellent product.



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It was great that there was a video for my specific application, and I watched it several times. The kit also came with detailed step by step instructions that followed the video and those were helpful during the installation. The instructions and video covered each step, so the installation was straightforward by simply following them. Removing and then reattaching the nose piece would be easier with 2 people. I had to do this alone so for me the reattaching of the nose piece was the most difficult part. The photos I included are the finished product and I think it looks very clean and blends right in with the front grill, without the arms of course. I travelled over 2000 miles and it worked great.



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2021 Ford Escape

Easy to install. Of the five base plate I've installed, this was the easiest. Fit well on an Escape PHEV.
Plus the tow pim are easy to retreive. Easier than the blue ox system.



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Ford Escape

We tow a 2022 Ford Escape behind our Winnebago motorhome. This wiring kit did the job for us. Everything working great!



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2020 Ford Escape. Overall, I am happy with the finished product. Seems sturdy and looks good. A little tricky drilling holes in the plastic bumper and the measurements provided in the instruction were way off, but I took my time and took lots of measurements and managed to make it look pretty good I think. Only other criticism is that the instructions could have been more detailed /precise and better pictures. I felt that the were more vague as I progressed.



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2021 Ford Escape

I received the base plate before the new car it will go on has been delivered so at this point I cannot comment on the quality. I can say that I was very pleased with etrailer. Their service is excellent, prices are good, and shipping is fast. I have ordered from them in the past and will do so again.

Harry F.

10/15/2022

It is working great. No problems.



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The videos on installation were very helpful. Did have to drill/grind on both the car and the base plate, but it wasn't too bad.

Connecting the tow vehicle with this system is very easy and that is why I selected it.



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Ford Escape

Works well for towing my 2020 Ford Escape. Towed several thousand miles with no issues.

Andrew

11/19/2022

Working well. Over 8k miles.



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The delivery was very fast. However, the package was broken. The packing is not as good. Some of the paint on the parts was damaged. I think it will rust easily down the road



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Instructions were very complete, installation was quite easy.



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Works great. Very easy connections.



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Easy instructions to follow. Matched the vehicle perfectly.



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2022 Ford Escape

Well made and Great Service!



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Easy hookup to toad.



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Easy to take on and off.



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Excellent customer service, fast shipment, will send photos after installation.
Thanks!



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2021 Ford Escape

Everything worked as advertised



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