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etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Mike S says:

Yes, if you:

  • Are a DIYer who wants a simple install and values lifetime support from etrailer.com experts
  • Have a hitch-mounted tow bar from etrailer, Demco, or Blue Ox
  • Worry about losing removable arms

No, if you:

  • Own a Roadmaster tow bar and don’t want to have to buy an adapter separately
  • Are uncomfortable with only a short-term warranty
Get a clean, factory look for your car when it's not being towed by using these invisible base plates. Tabs remain on tow bar arms and easily secure to base plate receivers with a quick turn. Simple, bolt-on installation with included hardware. Call 800-298-1624 to order etrailer base plates part number e98948 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all etrailer products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms. Base Plates reviews from real customers.
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etrailer Base Plates - e98948

  • Removable Drawbars
  • etrailer
  • Twist Lock Attachment

Get a clean, factory look for your car when it's not being towed by using these invisible base plates. Tabs remain on tow bar arms and easily secure to base plate receivers with a quick turn. Simple, bolt-on installation with included hardware.


Features:

  • Custom-fit base plates provide attachment points for your tow bar
  • Invisible design creates seamless, clean look
    • No obtrusive crossbar or protruding brackets
    • Covers keep dirt and debris out of base plate receivers when you're not towing
  • Included tabs connect directly to your tow bar arms
    • Just insert the tab into the base plate and secure with the included safety pin
    • No need to remove, and possibly misplace, drawbar arms
  • Sturdy, dependable design
    • Spreads towing force evenly to minimize weight placed on suspension
    • Constructed of durable steel
  • Simple installation - no welding required
    • Bolts securely to your vehicle's chassis
  • Electrical bracket lets you easily mount a round electrical connector plug
  • Instructions and necessary hardware included
  • Compatible with all etrailer tow bars
    • Adaptable for use with Blue Ox, Demco, and Roadmaster tow bars (adapters sold separately)
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Distance between brackets: 19-1/2"
  • Bracket height: 18"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Simple, Invisible Design

Setting up these invisible base plates for use with your etrailer tow bar is fast and easy. They easily bolt onto the ends of your tow bar. And because the tabs remain on your tow bar at all times instead of protruding from your vehicle , your car maintains a clean look when it's not being towed.


Easy Hookup and Disconnect

Demco Base Plate Tabless Hookup

Using the etrailer invisible base plates to attach and remove your tow bar couldn't be easier. With the base plate tabs attached to your tow bar arms, simply insert the tabs into the receivers on your vehicle and twist to lock them in place. Insert the included pull pins to add an extra layer of security, ensuring the tabs stay put. To remove each arm, simply tug the pull pin to disengage the lock, twist the tow bar arm, and pull the tab out of the bracket.


Receiver Covers

Keep dirt and debris out of the base plate receivers with the included covers. These high-density polyethylene covers easily snap into place over each pull point when your tow bar is not attached. Limiting internal corrosion makes it easier to slide the tabs in and out and helps to prevent seizing so that the tabs don't get stuck.


Tow Bar Adapters

If you have a tow bar from a different manufacturer, an adapter may be available. etrailer offers adapters for use with other tow bars so that you don't have to go through the added hassle and expense of replacing your tow bar when outfitting your new towed car with base plates.


Type of Tow Bar Adapter
Roadmaster Tracker, Falcon 2, Falcon All Terrain, Blackhawk, Blackhawk All Terrain, Sterling tow bars with serial numbers up to 14,500 e98983
Roadmaster Nighthawk, Sterling All Terrain, Sterling tow bars with serial numbers 14,501 e98984
Roadmaster Eagle, Eagle 8000 e98979
Roadmaster Falcon 5250 e98981
Blue Ox No adapter needed
Demco Kwik-Tow No adapter needed
Curt Rambler No adapter needed

etrailer Technical Support

At etrailer, we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your base plates. The technicians at etrailer perform flat tow installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.



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Customer Reviews

etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - e98948

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (39 Customer Reviews)

Get a clean, factory look for your car when it's not being towed by using these invisible base plates. Tabs remain on tow bar arms and easily secure to base plate receivers with a quick turn. Simple, bolt-on installation with included hardware.

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There was an error on my first order and it was not shipped. Ashley went above and beyond on a Saturday to get the product shipped. Ther were others involved that assisted with the order. I received it in time to get it installed and make my trip schedule. What great customer service.



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Very good installation it does an awesome job



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The product was delivered the box was slightly destroyed but there was enough packing material inside that nothing was damaged



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Using on a 2020 Gladiator with an aftermarket bumper. I did make some modifications to the bumper for this to work. Fits like a glove, even tighter. Installation kicked my butt a little at first but was to my own fault and stubbornness and not product or installation instructions. Spoke with customer service rep, Michael, and he assured me product would fit. Great product. Performed test run on 8-26 and worked as advertised. Highly recommend!



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2021 Jeep Wrangler

Excellent product for less money than the name brand!



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Review from a similar etrailer Tabless in Base Plates


Nice product. Not as heavy duty as my previous road master baseplate but I’m sure it will hold up just fine. Fitment a little off. Took a little effort to get two bolt holes aligned but they went in. The backer nuts that go inside the frame are a little tricky to hold. Especially on passenger side. Again just have to be patient. I used a step drill for 1/2” holes through the frame. Worked great. From start to finish. 2.5 hours I have all the proper tools. If you are not a decent mechanic, it could take you much longer. Watch the video. Take your time



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Review from a similar etrailer Tabless in Base Plates


Components fit and function well but, the rear bolt holes were slightly off causing some extra modifications. The etrailer installation videos were very helpful. However, there were several differences between my 2021 Colorado and the model in the videos. I suggest updating the cutouts in the instructions. They are very undersized this caused major difficulties reattaching the grill and facia.



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Review from a similar etrailer Tabless in Base Plates


I had to make a slight adjustment to the mounting bolt holes on one side of the base plate. I understand the variations that can happen during the manufacturing of a vehicle. The base plate was find and I have used it twice since purchased.



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Review from a similar etrailer Tabless in Base Plates


Fairly easy self install. Installed on 2018 Ford F150. Hardest part was removing factory tow hook cover. Directions say to pull down and out to remove. I had to cut covers to remove. Base plates bolt on using bolts from factory hooks plus one 1/2" bolt in a hole which you drill. Easy.



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Review from a similar etrailer Tabless in Base Plates


Easy installation, quick unhook and hookup. A much cleaner installation.



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Review from a similar etrailer Tabless in Base Plates


Haven't installed yet, but etrailer Hasn't let me down yet!!!



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Review from a similar etrailer Tabless in Base Plates


Great product! Easy to follow instructions and a perfect fit for my vehicle.



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Review from a similar etrailer Tabless in Base Plates


I love that it fit. It looks like it is mad of good quality & will last a long time.



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Review from a similar etrailer Tabless in Base Plates


Super easy to mount. Works great!



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Review from a similar etrailer Tabless in Base Plates


They were very easy to install


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  • Best Way To Flat Tow A 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    I suggest getting the etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit # e98948 for your 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. This comes with everything you need to get it installed. To get your Jeep ready for the flat tow, I suggest getting the Blue Ox Altha 2 Tow Bar # BX7380, a portable braking system # BRK2019 and wiring # DM9523010-54 to complete your setup.
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  • Parts Needed To Flat Tow a 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    It sounds like you are pretty much looking for a full flat-tow kit for a 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited so I will attach below all of the parts needed to do so such as the base plates, tow bar, safety cables, wiring harness, and braking system. etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit part # e98948 etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar part # e34ZR Sentry Deflector for Demco Tow Bars part # DM9523135 (Works With etrailer Tow Bars) Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit part # RM-15267 Blue...
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  • Parts Needed To Flat-Tow a 2021 Jeep Gladiator
    In order to flat-tow a 2021 Jeep Gladiator you'll need base plates, tow bar, safety cables, supplemental braking system, and a lighting kit. The Jeep is pretty easy to setup for flat-towing and you'll only need the basics for this. I have attached for you below my recommendations. etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit part # e98948 etrailer XHD Non-Binding Tow Bar part # e94ZR Blue Ox Patriot 3 Radio Frequency, Portable Braking System part # BRK2019 Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 4-Wire Flexo-Coil...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing Equipment For A 2021 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4XE
    If you went with the etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms Item # e98948 you would need to also get an adapter so I recommend the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms Item # RM-521453-5 instead. The Blue Ox Patriot 3 Radio Frequency, Portable Braking System - Proportional Item # BRK2019 will work with your Jeep and I recommend installing the 12 Volt Outlet Kit, 20 amps Item # RM-9332 to have a dedicated 12v outlet to power it. The Demco 4-Diode...
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  • How to Connect Blue Ox Tow Bar to etrailer Base Plate Kit
    To connect the etrailer base plate # e98948 to the Blue Ox Avail part # BX7420 you just need the adapter part # e98986.
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    You are on the right track for a great flat towing setup for your 2020 Jeep Wrangler. The etrailer base plate kit part # e98948 is a fit and can work with your Falcon All Terrain part # RM-522 without an adapter. You do not need the pins you mentioned. Everything else you mentioned would be a solid choice too. # SM99251 for breaking, # RM-15267 for lighting, and # RM-156-25 for a charge line kit.
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  • 2021 Jeep Wrangler Tow Bar And Base Plate Compatibility
    For your 2021 Jeep Wrangler Sport the etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms Item # e98948 are a great choice. They will require one simple adapter Item # e98986 to attach to a Blue Ox Tow Bar. For your vehicle I recommend the Blue Ox Ascent Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2-1/2" Hitch - 7,500lbs Item # BX4375 If you want to avoid needing an adapter the # e98948 base plates will connect to a Demco tow bar with no adapters needed. For your vehicle I recommend the Demco Commander...
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    The etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # e98948 is compatible with all of our etrailer branded tow bars like the SD # e34ZR or XHD # e94ZR, which both come with safety cables included. These base plates are also compatible with Demco Victory series tow bars like the # DM9511008 or several Roadmaster tow bars. However, you could also get a base plate adapter and potentially use them with another tow bar if you've got one that isn't listed on the product page. I've linked...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing Setup For 2021 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
    I would be happy to recommend everything you will need to flat tow your 2021 Jeep Wrangler Sahara behind your Class C Motorhome. Starting with the base plate kit I recommend the etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # e98948 as long as you have the factory plastic bumper. This base plate kit pairs up perfectly with the etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar - RV Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,000 lbs # e34ZR you were looking at and is a great option due to its 6000lb weight capacity, and...
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  • How To Use Roadmaster Tow Bar On 2021 Jeep Wrangler
    I do have an option but there are currently no Roadmaster base plate kits for a 2021 Jeep Wrangler per Roadmaster. Therefore, I must recommend the etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit part # e98948 which is a better option because it replaces the ends on the tow bar so you have one less part to keep track of and connect each time. It will work with Roadmaster Nighthawk All-Terrain, Sterling All-Terrain, Blackhawk 2 All-Terrain, and Falcon All-Terrain and the Roadmaster Falcon 2 or Tracker...
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  • Flat Towing Setup Recommendations For A 2021 Jeep Wrangler Sport
    Since you already have the etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms Item # e98948 picked out as your base plates I recommend the following to complete your set up: Tow Bar: Blue Ox Adventurer Tow Bar with Adjustable-Width Arms - A-Frame - Car Mount - 5,000lbs Item # BX7322. This hitch will require a 2" ball hitch like Item # C45036. Since you're vehicle weighs approximately 4,500lbs you're going to need to make sure you stay under the 5,000lbs weight limit of this tow bar when...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with Remco Tow Bar
    Based on my research, your Remco tow bar should be compatible with all Blue Ox base plates so for your 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited the correct base plate kit you'd want is the # BX1139. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies of the towed vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way connector that you will install...
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  • 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4xe Flat Tow Set Up
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    For a 2020 Jeep Wrangler with a standard factory bumper, the first thing you will need is the etrailer # e98948 Base Plate Kit so you can hitch to your Jeep. Add to that a tow bar. I would recommend the Roadmaster # RM-522 All Terrain – Non Binding tow bar. A non-binding tow bar will let you easily disconnect your tow bar even if your coach and towed vehicle is not on level ground or at a difficult angle. The tow bar is the one point in flat towing that gets the most stress and wear....
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    Yes, we can help you put together a complete package to flat-tow your 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler. You will need: - Base plate kit - Tow bar - Flat-tow wiring harness - Safety cables - Supplemental braking system - *Possibly a high-low adapter. Please links for each item below: Base plate kit, I suggest etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms, # e98948. This is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler. With this you get a clean, factory look for your car when...
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    In order to flat-tow a 2020 Jeep JL Wrangler you'll need base plates, tow bar, safety cables, wiring harness, and braking system. I have attached my recommendations for each of these below. etrailer Invisible Base Plate Kit part # e98948 etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar part # e34ZR Blue Ox Patriot 3 Radio Frequency, Portable Braking System part # BRK2019 Roadmaster 12 Volt Outlet Kit part # RM-9332 Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit part # RM-15267
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    The base plate kit can vary depending on the Jeep front bumper type. I am quoting parts based on the factory plastic bumper. If you have a factory steel bumper, Off road bumper with 3/4" D-rings or Off road bumper with 1" D-rings, just let me know so I can adjust the recommendation if necessary. For the base plate kit I would recommend the etrailer # e98948 Invisible Base Plate Kit with removable arms. I have attached a installation video for a 2020 Wrangler Unlimited to give you an...
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