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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # 1185-1
Our Price: $485.00
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The crossbar-style hidden brackets attach to your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar. The visible portions of the brackets can be removed when you are not towing. 1-800-940-8924 to order Roadmaster base plates part number 1185-1 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms. Base Plates reviews from real customers.
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Roadmaster Base Plates - 1185-1

  • Removable Drawbars
  • Roadmaster
  • Hitch Pin Attachment

The crossbar-style hidden brackets attach to your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar. The visible portions of the brackets can be removed when you are not towing.


Features:

  • Hidden bracket design - drawbars are easily removable via 2 pins
    • Improved aesthetics compared with standard brackets
  • 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 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 square drawbars, or front arms, on the crossbar-style base plate kit are simple to mount and remove, easily securing with hitch pins. 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.



1185-1 Road Master XL Base Plate Kit

Installation Details 1185-1 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

  • 2006 - 2007 Lexus GX 470 with tow hooks and without rock guard



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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - 1185-1

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (868 Customer Reviews)

The crossbar-style hidden brackets attach to your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar. The visible portions of the brackets can be removed when you are not towing.

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Toyota 4Runner

All the parts I ordered fit perfectly with no modifications to my 2020 Toyota 4Runner. The info Etrailer has with the part description, Q+A and pictures was very helpful to help me make the best decision on my purchase.




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2017 Toyota 4Runner

thank you for the fast delivery




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Very helpful in helping my select the correct parts I needed. Every thing arrived as expected and fit perfectly.




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Good fit. Easy install. Works.




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These were a great fit and worked perfe ct.




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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Item arrived earlier than predicted after viewing a very complete tracking system. The information was very clear and precise. Good job! I am 75 years of age and installed the baseplate myself. Only a couple of minor issues. One pin would not insert. Welding blob in the way. Filed it smooth and problem solved. The video was excellent but was a bit different in that it showed a different method o rear bolt installation, however the instructions on paper showed the correct way. Reinstalling the front clip had presented some difficulty. I suggest really watching the inner fender position relative to the front clip before removal. All said all went well. The finished look is great, (see pictures). Great product!


Comments
Worked well, towed truck all summer.
Ernie - 12/25/2022


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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Base plate 1910 install on 1999 Landrover disco 2

the base plate arrived fast (as does everything I have ordered from etrailer). It was a bit bent on arrival but Becky sorted me out and offered to replace it but it was easy to bend back (with a 3lb hammer).

The included instructions were great for removing the bumper but nor much else. Possibly because my Landy is a 1999 disco 2 and the pictures were of a 2002.

I have included some pictures of stuff I wish I had known. Firstly I had to loose the recovery loop on the driver side as the base plate would not fit over it. The chassis frame has steel tubes inside the bolt holes so the amount of drilling is minimal (I ordered a drill bit that they suggested but in all honesty could have opened up the holes with a file easily).

You need to oval out the aluminum crush cans before you replce them or the new bolts will not go through. The center mount bolt just needs the plastic mount for the center screw on the scoop cut out and there is a bog square hole on the top of the member (thats why you need to big square piece of steel on the top of the center bolt)

Mine was obscured by the torsion bar so I ended up dropping it to drill out the hole and get the bolt in straight.

It was easy to bolt up to the frame once everything was prepped and do yourself a favour and buy loctite red for the bolts - you don't want to be going in there again.

The bumper template was a good start but I had to reshape mine a lot particularly as the hole on the baseplate ended up halfway through the bumper and I had to do a lot of enlargement at the bottom to attach the safety wires.

The photos should make more sense of some of my description




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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Arrived a day early and well packaged. Included everything needed for a clean and easy install, down to electrical connectors and zip ties. The included instructions were very clear for a variety of wiring conditions. Umbilical cord looks to be of high quality.


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One year down the road and still not a single issue. 5 minute attachdetach let’s me easily separate the Tracker and drive through the RV park with no toad following.
Kevin - 12/30/2022


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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates



Fairly easy to install base plate. Left
all bolts / nuts loose, slid tow bar in to align while tightening up. Ready for motorhome.


Comments
Absolutely no issues to date. Great product
Tim - 04/24/2022


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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Very rugged kit with excellent instructions. A DIYer with medium mechanical skills can install. Involved removing the front bumper which was not difficult. Value for the price is very good. As always, etrailer support was also very good.


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Rock solid
MEC - 02/22/2022


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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


These components are heavy duty. I have pulled my Jeep many thousands of miles over many road conditions. I am currently planning a coast to coast rv trip and will be towing my Jeep.


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We pulled our Jeep for three months though 26 states from California.
Raymond - 02/23/2022
Product arrived quickly packaged well and order was complete. Components are strong and durable. Towed Jeep over 11,000 miles since purchase without any problems.
Raymond - 02/23/2022


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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Super nice people at etrailer. I wasn’t sure exactly what I needed and they helped me pick out the best hitch for me.




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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Aligment with the Roadmaster Crosbar is slightly off, requiring a bit of muscle and manipulation to attach it. However, once assembled on the car it is rock solid and near bullet proof. Tow anywhere!




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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Purchased for my 2003 Mazda Miata. So simple to tow behind my motorhome. I used a professional to install as I am not super handy. I think it took them a couple of hours to install and they did a great job. I feel very safe with this product and would highly recommend it.


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Great! A hard to find product for a 2003 Mazda Miata. You guys had it in stock and got it to me in a timely manner.
Jacques - 10/25/2022


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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Great product. Been thousands of miles all over the country and hit has performed perfectly. It does hold water after rain, so be sure to empty the water out of the tubing to prevent rust.




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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


I ordered the parts from your site as a combo. When they came in, two parts didn’t fit together. When I called to ask why, I was told they weren’t compatible and I would need another type of bar. I was told that most people don’t use that style and use a quick release. I asked if could return it as wasn’t installed just opened from the box and I could see that they wouldn’t fit. My request was denied. So I wanted to order the adapter that was needed, but was told it would be two weeks. I was a week out from a 50 day cross country trip, so I found it on [online vendor] and it was there in two days.




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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


This base plate was installed on a 2008 Kia Spectra. The bracket is strong and not really hard to work with HOWEVER,,,,,,,,,, I am used to the BlueOx base plate which is much easier to "hook up". Unfortunately, BlueOx did not make a base plate to fit my vehicle. That is not a big problem as I'm usually not in any hurry and it only takes maybe 5 minutes longer to "hook up".

The biggest problem with the RoadMaster base plate is that due to the way it is bolted to the frame, it only allows for a 6-inch ground clearance on the front of the vehicle. I have to be very careful with any "dips" in the road, especially on cross streets. Six inches may not sound like much but since the tires are several feet behind the base plate, it reduces that ground clearance greatly. It also will not clear the concrete "stop blocks" in front of many parking spaces.

If you are not very careful and keep this in mind, you may likely bend the frame of your car when you come to one of these sudden impacts. I haven't bent anything yet but it has certainly been shocking when it hits. Most of the time, the impact will cause the base plate to scrape and lift the car to the height to clear the obstacle.

I've attached a picture with a ruler in the view.


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Other than the clearance of the mounting bracket I noted in my original review, the base plate worked out fine on the Kia. I ended up replacing the Kia with a new Subaru. I was able to buy a Blue Ox base plate for it and all mounting hardware is up and out of the way of obstacles.
J.C. R - 07/24/2019


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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Easy to install. Working great so far




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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Good information and prompt shipping.
Base
plate is solid and install and use instructions are excellent.
Be warned that product install is drill two holes and install 3 bolts, BUT the entire front panel has to be removed and replaced. Not difficult, but time-consuming.
Seat bracket is solid and install and use instructions are excellent.
Brakemaster kit is good quality, but instructions are not as good as most Roadmaster products. Instructions for air line install are especially weak.


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Great with no problems. Connect and disconnect very quick and easy. Thanks.
Gordon - 01/08/2016


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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


I just got done with the installation. Overall it was fairly straightforward, however it would have been nice if they had included pictures in the instructions. The larger bolts in the kit could have a more beveled tip like the factory bolts. This would make it much easier to get the bolts started in the holes. The photo attached is of the factory bolt for reference.

Shipping was very quick, only took a few days.

Price seems pretty high for these base plates. I purchased them for $360 and was even able to find a 5% off coupon online by using google.




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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


No problem installing.


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No problems, works great
Alan - 01/17/2022


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Review from a similar XL in Base Plates


Easy to install. Included instructions difficult to understand. Online video 100%accurate. Perfect fit.



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    I do have a solution for you, however, I do not see any way to connect your Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit # 1185-1 to the Ready Brute Elite tow bar. Your best bet is to go with Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain Tow Bar # RM-522 as this will easily connect to the Roadmaster base plates that you already have for your Lexus. This has a 6,000lb weight capacity and attaches to a 2" receiver. I have attached a demonstration video for this tow bar.
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    For a base plate kit for your 2008 Toyota 4Runner I would recommend the Roadmaster XL base plate kit # 1185-1. 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 2, # RM-520. 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 bulb and socket kit, # RM-155, and...
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    For your 2007 Lexus GX470 we have the Roadmaster base plate kit part # 1185-1 as a confirmed fit that would also work great with your Roadmaster Sterling tow bar # RM-576. 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 on the front...
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    According to Roadmaster, their # 1185-1 Base Plate kit is compatible with all Roadmaster Tow Bars, including your # RM-522 Falcon All Terrain model. To complete your flat towing set-up, you'll need safety cables like # RM-643, a wiring kit like # RM-15267, a supplemental braking system like # RM-9400 and possibly a high/low adapter if there's more than a 3 inch height difference between the receiver in the tow vehicle and the base plate on the Lexus. According to my research, that particular...
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    In order to flat tow your 2016 Toyota 4Runner, you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cable set, lighting solution, and a supplemental braking system. A supplemental braking system is indeed required by law in most states and many RV manufacturers will actually only honor your warranty if a braking system is in place when towing. Starting with the base plate kit, the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit # 1185-1 that you referenced is a great choice and is confirmed to fit your 4Runner...
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