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etrailer Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

etrailer Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms

Item # e98968
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Custom-fit base plate kit lets you hook up your tow bar to flat tow your vehicle. No external crossbar means that only the base plate tabs are visible, providing a clean, low-profile look when you're not towing. Simple, bolt-on installation. 1-800-496-5010 to order etrailer base plates part number e98968 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all etrailer products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for etrailer Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms. Base Plates reviews from real customers.
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etrailer Base Plates - e98968

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  • Hitch Pin Attachment

Custom-fit base plate kit lets you hook up your tow bar to flat tow your vehicle. No external crossbar means that only the base plate tabs are visible, providing a clean, low-profile look when you're not towing. Simple, bolt-on installation.


Features:

  • Custom-fit base plates provide attachment points for your tow bar
  • Hidden reinforcement means that less of the bracket shows
    • No crossbar support beam or large, protruding brackets
  • 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
    • Also compatible with Demco Victory Series tow bars
    • Adaptable for use with tow bars from other manufacturers (adapters sold separately)
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Distance between brackets: 21"
  • Bracket height: 14-5/8"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


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 manufacturer's 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.


Demco Base Plate Adapters

Type of Tow Bar Use Adapter
Roadmaster Eagle and Eagle 8000 e98979
Reese Tow Champ and Valley Industries e98980
Roadmaster Falcon 5250 e98981
Blue Ox, Aladdin, Aventa II, Aventa LX, and Alexus e98982
Roadmaster Tracker, Falcon 2, Falcon All Terrain, Blackhawk, Blackhawk All Terrain, and Sterling tow bars with serial numbers up to 14,500 e98983
Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain and Sterling tow bars with serial numbers above 14,501 e98984
Demco Victory Series and Kwik-Tow 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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etrailer Classic Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms - e98968

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (8 Customer Reviews)

Custom-fit base plate kit lets you hook up your tow bar to flat tow your vehicle. No external crossbar means that only the base plate tabs are visible, providing a clean, low-profile look when you're not towing. Simple, bolt-on installation.

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2012 Ford Fiesta

The product is fine, but the box was flimsy and damaged.


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-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 01/21/2022


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Review from a similar etrailer Classic in Base Plates


My order arrived in a few days, was exactly what I ordered. Installed base plates with no problems. very satisfied with results.




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Perfect fit fast shipping




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I just received, maybe next week I will working on that.




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Had trouble doing it online call them on the phone like we used to do it all days and it went really well very fast and very knowledgeable I will do business in the future with etrailer




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  • Can 2015 Ford Fiesta ST Hatchback 4D be Flat Towed
    I pulled up the owners manual of your 2015 Ford Fiesta and on page 152 I found the recreational towing section and there is no mention of the ST models not being flat tow-able. There is special instructions listed for the automatic transmission vehicles that you can check out in your owners manual. The etrailer base plate kit part # e98968 is a confirmed fit and would work great though.
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  • Dimensions Of etrailer Baseplate Adapter For Reese And Valley Tow Bars
    As you are using the etrailer Classic Base Plate Kit # e98968 on your 2015 Ford Fiesta you will want to use our Adapter for Reese Tow Champ or Valley Industries Tow Bar to etrailer Classic Base Plates # e98980 to ensure proper fitment in the baseplate. This Adapter # e98980 has an opening of 2-1/8" between the ears with 1-1/8" from the pin hole center to the back of the adapter. The pin hole fits a 1/2" pin. I have included an image to ensure you can see the measurement points.
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  • Tow Bar to Be Used with etrailer Base Plate Kit e98968
    There isn't a way to connect to connect the Curt tow bar to etrailer base plate kits. The Curt tow bar is basically only designed to be used with the included brackets that attach to the front bumper. You'd need an etrailer tow bar like the part # e34ZR to use with your etrailer base plate # e98968.
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  • Recommended Flat Towing Base Plate for Manual Transmission 2017 Ford Fiesta
    The base plate I'd recommend depends on how the car's equpped. If it's a 1.0 or 1.6 Turbo ST, SFE or EcoBoost, then I'd go with the # 524441-5. For everything else except the ST, EcoBoost and models with the SFE package, use # 524438-5. You'll also need a tow bar, safety cables, a wiring solution, a supplemental braking system and possibly a high/Low adapter. If you'd like some specific recommendations about the other equipment, let me know and I'd be glad to help.
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  • Will Blue Ox Tow Bar Fit Base Plates With Removable Arms & Fixed Arms on 2014 Ford Fiesta
    So it really just depends on the tow bar you have, as you would need an adapter for a Blue Ox tow bar to go with a fixed arm base plate, and the adapter only fits certain Blue Ox tow bars. The Blue Ox base plates only have removable arms, and the difference between it and base plates with fixed arms is the model of 2014 Ford Fiesta they fit. Most people prefer the base plates with removable arms because they offer your vehicle a cleaner look when you aren't flat towing, as the arms won't...
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  • Base Plate Kit and Other Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Ford Fiesta
    For your 2014 Ford Fiesta, you can use the etrailer Classic Base Plate Kit # e98968 which fits all models of the 2014 Fiesta. This base plate kit will work with a variety of tow bars, there is an adapter depending on which tow bar you use. In order to flat tow your 2014 Ford Fiesta you will need a tow bar, safety cables, tow bar wiring, and a supplemental braking system along with the base plate kit. I have included an option for each of these below. Tow Bar: etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow...
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