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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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Roadmaster's crossbar-style brackets provide attachment points for the quick-disconnect crossbar on your tow bar. Twist-lock arms are easy to attach and remove. Installs on your vehicle's frame. 1-636-306-4830 to order Roadmaster base plates part number 522013-1A or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Guaranteed Lowest Price 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 - 522013-1A

  • Removable Drawbars
  • Roadmaster
  • Twist Lock Attachment

Roadmaster's crossbar-style brackets provide attachment points for the quick-disconnect crossbar on your tow bar. Twist-lock arms are easy to attach and remove. Installs on your vehicle's frame.


Features:

  • Crossbar-style brackets provide attachment points for your car- or motorhome-mounted tow bar
    • Compatible with Roadmaster tow bars with use of quick-disconnect crossbar (910021-00 - sold separately)
    • Required if you have a Sterling tow bar
  • Hidden bracket design provides improved aesthetics compared with standard brackets
  • Twistlock 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
  • Instructions and mounting hardware included
  • Made in the USA
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


The drawbars, or front arms, on the crossbar-style 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 offer a streamlined look. On most automobiles, the brackets are mounted within the grille, where they remain not only unseen, but protected from scrapes and scuffs as well.



522013-1A Road Master Cross Bar Style Quick Disconnect EZ-2 Twist Lock Base Plate Kit

Installation Details 522013-1A Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

  • 2012 - 2019 Fiat 500 Abarth - Manual transmission
  • 2013 - 2019 Fiat 500 Lounge - Manual transmission
  • 2012 - 2019 Fiat 500 Pop - Manual transmission
  • 2012 - 2016 Fiat 500 Sport - Manual transmission




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Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - 522013-1A

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (122 Customer Reviews)

Roadmaster's crossbar-style brackets provide attachment points for the quick-disconnect crossbar on your tow bar. Twist-lock arms are easy to attach and remove. Installs on your vehicle's frame.

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2018 Fiat 500

2018 Fiat Abarth install - Videos of install from etrailer helped a bunch. My 2018 fog lights on the Abarth required some trimming on the inside of the bumper cover. Photos in the instructions did not accurately depict my 2018 Abarth, but taking the grill and fog light assemblies off of the bumper cover allowed me to see what needed trimming. Basically a 1 inch notch with the dremel did the trick. I also got the rock guardian and falcon all terrain tow bar. super quick to assemble and disconnect. CLEAN LOOKING INSTALL WHEN EVERYTHING IS REMOVED.


Comments
Over the past year, i have towed the Fiat behind the motor home for 15000 miles or so. Rock Solid. Highly recommend. Ive had 2 blow outs on the motor home and the tread bounces off the Road Master Guardian without damaging the Fiat. The Guardian is scuffed and scratched and handling it well.
SanfordTurbo - 08/23/2021


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2012 Fiat Sport

After comparing Demco, RoadMaster, and Blue Ox base plate costs, mounting procedures, etc for my 2012 Fiat Sport, I decided to go with RoadMaster (Kit #522013-1A) for two main reasons: 1) I had the tow bar and mount adapters from another product that were the same specs as the RoadMaster tow bar and adapters to attach to the base plate, and 2) no drilling or other modifications required to mount the base plates. Blue Ox (Kit #BX2800) required I buy their tow bar and other unique configuration adapters PLUS drill two half-inch holes on either side where the base plate mounted AND hammering flat the tips on the corners of the bumper bracket the frame where the base plate mounted. Blue Ox did provide better details on the removal of the facia and bolt removal and torquing actions required for the Fiat. My biggest challenge was the removal of the facia without damaging the clips or other damage to it. Once it was off, the action of removing the bumper core from the end of the frame rails and bolting on the base plate was slick! I took a little over 4 hours to do this, but it was because I wanted to do it right, without damage, and have the confidence I could tow without issues. (Not sure how sequence will show, but labeled the pictures as "Before," "Removal," "Installation," "Finished," and "Ready to Tow.")


Comments
Hate that every 3,000 miles towing have to re-torque bolts of base plate. Good product otherwise.
Bill F - 10/15/2016



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High quality, heavy gauge steel crossbar that was very easy to to mount to the car frame. The Roadmaster brand is the way to go and the pricing at etrailer is great. etrailer's support and customer service is by far above the rest.




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2015 Ford Five Hundred

Seems to be well made. Bolted onto our Fiat 500 sport perfectly. Great installation instructions Looking forward to getting it on the road behind the motorhome soon
Matched it up to the Roadmaster Tracker tow bar


Comments
Great. There are several thousand miles on it and still works perfectly. Ken is right, retorquing the bolt is impossible
Larry - 04/29/2021


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Everything I ordered was exceptional. I have used a different brand for years but this is so much better. Thanks




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All the hitch products are working great except on this trip the light kit quit working, I found that the electrical connections had corroded and broke I repaired all was good.




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This note is before I have even installed any of the products . It is solely in reference to the Fantastic service, knowledge and continual follow up I received f rom Lori B. I would consider etrailer to be extremely fortunate to have her working for your company. In all respects her assistance was exemplary!! Thanks to her again and I will continue to purchase from and recommend etrailer




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Great item. Works as stated




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Fiat

This Roadmaster base plate was the easiest one to install yet! Total job took just over 3 hours. Etrailer shipped it in less than one week, can't wait to hook up the Fiat and take it on a trip.




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2013 Fiat 500

etrailer's video were extremely helpful, product arrived on time, product was exactly as advertised. Installation was very straight forward. Thank you!

My only concern relates to Roadmaster's requirement to retorque all bolts every 3000 miles. On my car, removal of the facia was required to install the baseplate - meaning - the facia must be removed during all trips over 3000 miles - in the field. I find this requirement unacceptable. Facia removal was the primary requirement to install the baseplate and removal every 3000 miles requires a better solution from Roadmaster.




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Good product. Only problem is: when the tow bar brackets are installed into the main reciever (mounted on the towed vehicle) they don't sit level across the top. I was worried the tow bar wouldn't mount. There was just enough adjustment in the mounting holes to make it fit. Other than that a good product and is hidden very well when not in use.




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Excellent product, straightforward inst all.




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2017 Ford Five Hundred

Well designed and constructed. Easy to install on my 2017 Fiat 500 and I pull the car with my Winnebago van. Hidden behind the plastic grill when not in use. Highly recommended.




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Product went on exactly as the instructions showed. The tow bracket was excellent




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2012 Fiat 500

Product arrived quick, installs great. Only issue is with the abarth edition there is a lot of extra cutting to clear fog light housing. Wish instructions had a little better image or eTrailer to do a video of install. Overall about a 4 hour job start to finish.




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2012 Ford Five Hundred

Installed on 2012 Fiat 500 POP, easy 3.5 hr job.
Check tow bar to for match up of attachments before installing.




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2012 Fiat 500

Good product




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2015 Fiat 500

Great customer service! Prefect fit with very clear instructions.




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Fast friendly and smart people at etrailer. Thank you




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Always receive great customer service, fast turn around time to receive the product and can always count on the products being of excellent quality.




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2017 Fiat 500

Worked as described. Well made. Video made installation very simple. Have used it all summer.




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Seems very well made, high quality, haven’t installed them yet but don’t see a problem.




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Received product in a short time and perfect shape. Called to check on delivery time, spoke to a lady who spoke great English (not a foreigner) who had all the answers. Highly recommend them!




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A great product that has worked even better than expected!




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Just what the doctor ordered! This thing fit like a glove. Hardest part was removing the gril.



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