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Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # 521227-3
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Roadmaster's EZ Twistlock series brackets are virtually invisible, easy to mount and simple to remove. Brackets install on your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar. 1-800-940-8924 to order Roadmaster base plates part number 521227-3 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms. Base Plates reviews from real customers.
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Roadmaster Base Plates - 521227-3

  • Removable Drawbars
  • Roadmaster
  • Twist Lock Attachment

Roadmaster's EZ Twistlock series brackets are virtually invisible, easy to mount and simple to remove. Brackets install on your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar.


Features:

  • Hidden bracket design provides improved aesthetics compared with standard brackets
  • Drawbars are easily removable - just twist and pull
    • No pins or clips required
  • 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 Quick Disconnects and all Roadmaster tow bars
  • Instructions and mounting hardware included
  • Made in the USA
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


The drawbars, or front arms, on the EZ series 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, simply twist the arms back and pull them out. 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.



521227-3 Road Master EZ Base Plate Kit

Installation Details 521227-3 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - 521227-3

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (319 Customer Reviews)

Roadmaster's EZ Twistlock series brackets are virtually invisible, easy to mount and simple to remove. Brackets install on your vehicle's frame to provide attachment points for your tow bar.

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2000 Volkswagen Jetta

Amazing customer service, very fast shipping, a good shopping experience overall. The installation instructions for my 2000 VW Jetta TDI were pretty good but not totally accurate. The passenger side base plate didnt quite fit right and had to be tweaked quite a bit in order to get it to match and align with the drivers side. I got it to work out, but I suggest taking your time making sure of the accurate placement of both baseplates before doing ANY drilling into the frame. Also, the passenger side, once installed, make it difficult to reinstall the intercooler, and the air duct needs to be trimmed way back in order to fit again. It's installed now and works great, but it was more challenging than I anticipated. Take your time, take a lot of measurements, and you'll get it! I'm. happy with the finished product!



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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


Parts came very quickly. The base plates are really well make and of heavy material. If you watch the video it is a breeze to install. Make sure you have some new clips for your bumper as the old ones will break, not all but some. I ordered clips from Amazon. I used a vibrating saw with cutting blade and it did nice job cutting plastic bumper cover.


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They are the boss. So we’ll made.
William - 11/19/2021

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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


Installed on 2014 GMC Acadia. Very sturdy and heavy duty base plate. I installed it myself. You will need a little automotive knowledge and more tools then the average do it yourself-er. It took about 6 hours, by myself. It looks more intimidating then it turned out to be. You can't see it when not in use which makes it nice for the wife, since it's her car.
Pictures show the tow bar adapter. Sorry, no pictures of adapter removed.


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great
Douglas K - 04/08/2021

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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


Worked perfectly for our car easy install watched the video. Thanks



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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


The product fit correctly. The product works great. The staff at etrailer almost lost the sale because the first person I spoke with said that I couldn't flat tow my 2007 Ford Focus. Luckily I am smarter than that guy was and did my own research. the customer relations part is why the rating is average. Check the parts and numbers yourself they may actually have what you need and they just can't figure it out.


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I just wanted to give you a heads up that if your 2007 Ford Focus has an automatic transmission then it is suggested to use a tow dolly. If you have a manual transmission, then it can be flat towed. This comes from the manual from Focus. I just wanted to let you know so that your vehicle does not sustain damage.
Jenny N - 05/13/2022

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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


Purchased the towing adapter for my GMC Terrain a few week ago, received it on time & boxed not damaged. Watched the videos’ about three time on how to do it myself and started one evening and finished it the next morning about three hours with Beer Breaks, LoL. All the parts fix perfectly, had no problems with any of the parts, Product is real sturdy and if you don’t know where to look at the bumper you will not see the hide away receiver brackets. Very nice product, do it yourself and save
Up loading two photos if it will let me one is with hide away brackets installed and the other one you can see is my complete tow bar attached to the hide away brackets


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Larry, Im assuming that youve towed your vehicle by now. Are you still happy with your choice and did you purchase any additional components like the electrical kit, fuse switch..etc Dave R
-- comment by: Dave R - 03/15/2016

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Have been using this tow adapter now for a while and everything works out fine, Easy to connect. I did purchase the Wiring harness from the tail lights to the front of the car instead of making it as I usually do and the connection to the RV from that connection and glad I did, the wiring harness also went easy and very fast.
-- comment by: Larry B - 03/15/2016


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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


I was trusting the video that is on E trailer site to walk me through how to install the roadmaster tow bar. It was exactly right on and I took the front end off of my toad, and prepped everything according to the directions on the first day. when my package arrived from E trailer the next day everything was in really great shape after shipping and I installed it the next day in about four hours time.



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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


A little more cutting on the plastic pieces under the car than I expected but not too difficult. The customer service was excellent. There was going to be a delay on the ship date. I however had to have the hitch for my job and could not wait. They jumped through whatever hoops they had to and got it to me the next day. Thank you etrailer.com in a world where customer service seems to be disappearing you really excelled



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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


Very happy with this product. Installation was pretty easy. I see no reason to pay someone to install this. True you have to take the bumper off and a large metal support beam but it was pretty easy. You just have to take it slow and not get frustrated. The bumper on the Honda Fit is held on with a gazillion little plastic clips and snap joints. Everything fits tight on a Honda so you have to be patient. My only complaint is they don't give you the exact torque settings. I had to consult a shop manual to get the correct torque values. They give a table at the end of the instructions that gives common torque values for various bolt sizes. I thought that was lame they could have given the correct value from the shop manual. Certainly not enough to lower my rating. This bar is awesome and when the drawbars are removed the base plate is almost completely hidden. My wife wanted nothing to show on the front of the car. She was very pleased with it.

In the picture attached the bar is almost completely hidden. All you see are two small black circles. It takes about 2 seconds to mount the drawbars, just twist and go. VERY sturdy. I tow my Honda behind the motorhome with confidence.



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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


Easy to install for the do it yourselfer. Good quality and fit. etrailer customer service was great too.


Comments
Still working great!
Christopher - 06/17/2021

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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


Base plate was a good fit for make/model of vehicle. We only had difficulty because part of the frame on the vehicle was bent requiring some tweaking on our part, but it would have fit fine if hadn't been for that



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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


The Roadmaster base Plate kit does what it was designed to do. A difficult install as the Smart ForTwo did not lend itself to an easy base plate engineering design.
Installed it myself though with help from the instructions and etrailer on line instructions. I like the finished base plate. It is barely visible protruding only slightly from the black lower radiator grill (see photo)



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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


Very good product at a great price. Instructions and video are for a 2013 terrain and things were a bit different on my 2015. When all screws and clips are removed the front piece cannot be just pulled forward. There is a rear facing clip and you have to pull to the side to remove from this piece. (pics attached)There was no PS cooler attached in front on mine. Remove washer bottle totally which consists of 2 nuts and 1 bolt otherwise you will never get back up plate for top brackets in. If you remove horns it also makes installing the top brackets much easier.



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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


Great customer service, fair price for a quality product. Would use etrailer again and recommend them if you are considering one of their products.



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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


Installed on 2005 mini cooper convertible. Choose this base plate for our mini since it provided highest attachment height for tow bar (12 inches off ground, only requires 3 inch drop from back of RV), and attaches to mini frame more substantially that blue ox. Installation directions are nearly perfect, we had to widen holes on passenger side to line up with frame. Modification was approved by Roadmaster.



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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


It doesn’t fit right


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I will have Customer Service reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Thomas M - 02/02/2022

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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


The installation on this was surprisingly quick on my 2011 Fit (base/non-sport version). Everything fit well (no pun intended).

A few minor changes over the video as my car was slightly different:
- I didn't have to trim anything on the air dam -- the tubes lined up perfectly with the slots on my grill.
- There was a in the wheel on each side where the plastic bumper meets the steel body panel. I didn't realize they were there (they're hidden somewhat) so I ended up cracking the hole this screw was in, but everything came back together nice and tight anyway.



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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


Roadmaster base plate for 2010 GMC Terrain. Very detailed instructions, great videos. Product was as described, no holes to drill, just replace factory parts with Roadmaster parts. Everything went together very well. I used the instructions supplied along with the video on my laptop. Hardest part was popping the bumper shroud back on due to colder temperature. I have a fair bit of experience with rebuilding classic cars so have lots tools and reasonable mechanical ability.


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I have towed my Terrain about 3500 miles with no issues. It tows and tracks extremely well. I put red paint marks on the bolts that are easily seen, so that I can see at a glance if any bolts have loosened up. I use a Roadmaster All Terrain tow hitch and SMI Duo braking system.
Paul D - 07/14/2017


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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


quick and timely delivery, great web site with tutorial videos. Installed relatively easy. I was able to do it in my driveway with basic hand tools.



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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


The Towmaster product is very well designed and fits like a factory piece. Installation was a snap, instructions were spot on. I’m very happy with it.



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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


I received the base plate for my Miata at 4:30 Monday by 7:00 it was installed and ready to go.A great product fit very nicely.Ordering and follow up went great can’t wait to try it out Just need to decide on the tow bar we will use.The Falcon or Sterling .Thank you for a great product and service.


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We are very happy with the baseplate and Sterling tow bar we purchased!We have over 10,000 miles with no problems at all.A great product and your company was very easy to work with.Thank You!
David - 11/30/2018


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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


Was pretty easy to install once you deal with the Plastic Rivet Retaining Clips. It's probably a good idea to have some spare clips available as they are pretty easy to break while removing.

eTrailer offered the best price and shipping was free and fast.



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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


Good instructions, easy install & seem to be a good product. I was short 2 fiber washers ,called Joshua and he sent them right to me. Thanks Josh.



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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


Shipping was super fast and arrived without damage. I am not ready to install it yet but if it's like the roadmaster tow bar it should be high quality.



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Review from a similar EZ in Base Plates


Even I had to wait almost 2 months, I'm so grateful that I got the Roadmaster base plates and tow bar..:) It is so easy to be mounted and to operate with it... Thank you for the good product.... P.S You don't need to cut anything from the bumper plastic facial...so you can just skip that part from the instructions!


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Ask the Experts about this Roadmaster Base Plates

  • Do You Need A Cross Bar To Use The Roadmaster Falcon 2 With The Roadmaster EZ Base Plate
    For your Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit # 521227-3 you will not need the Replacement Quick Disconnect Crossbar Assembly for Roadmaster Motorhome Mounted Tow Bars # 910021-00 to use the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520. Your base plate will utilize the quick disconnects to connect the tow bar to the baseplate.
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  • Compatible Base Plate And Tow Bar For A 2003 Volkswagen Golf TDI
    The Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # 521227-3 and the Roadmaster StowMaster Tow Bar - Car Mount - 2" Ball - 6,000lbs # RM-501 both have crossbar-style connection points so they are compatible with each other and are also compatible with your 2003 Volkswagen Golf TDI. To flat tow your Golf you'll also need a tow bar wiring kit, braking system, and safety cables. If you haven't purchased these yet then I have the following recommendations for you below: Tow Bar Wiring Kit:...
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  • Installing Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit Part # 521227-3 on a 2001 Volkswagen Golf
    What it seems to me, is that your current point of installing the base plates are not lined up properly per your description. It's best to have the base plates # 521227-3 parallel before any drilling for your tow bar to attach correctly. I contacted our representative at Roadmaster and they haven't experienced any mounting issues on these base plates for a 2001 Volkswagen Golf. He did mention as long as the base plates are 1/2-inch or less apart on one side, in comparison to the other side,...
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  • Parts Needed To Flat Tow a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta Using a Demco Aluminator Tow Bar
    We certainly do have an option that is going to work for you. First, though, please consult the vehicle owners manual to make sure you can flat tow it and for any special requirements and procedures. For base plates you can use Roadmaster # 521227-3. You would then need an adapter, # RM-033, which is compatible with the Demco Aluminator tow bar, and quick disconnects, # RM-201. You will also need safety cables. If you do not already have a set of cables use # RM-643. The coiled design...
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