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Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # RM-521453-5
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Is this right For you? Product Expert Mike S says:

Yes, if you:

  • Are a DIYer and want a simple install
  • Have a Roadmaster hitch-mounted tow bar
  • Value the protection of a lifetime warranty

No, if you:

  • Own a tow bar that's not from Roadmaster and don’t want to have to buy an adapter separately
  • Have a Roadmaster Sterling tow bar and want to use its specialty safety cables
Designed for use with motor-home-mounted tow bars, the direct-connect brackets are virtually invisible, easy to mount and remove, and they eliminate the need for a quick-disconnect crossbar on your tow bar. Installs on your vehicle's frame. Call 800-298-1624 to order Roadmaster base plates part number RM-521453-5 or order online at Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms. Base Plates reviews from real customers.
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Roadmaster Base Plates - RM-521453-5

  • Removable Drawbars
  • Roadmaster
  • Twist Lock Attachment

Designed for use with motor-home-mounted tow bars, the direct-connect brackets are virtually invisible, easy to mount and remove, and they eliminate the need for a quick-disconnect crossbar on your tow bar. Installs on your vehicle's frame.


  • Direct-connect brackets provide attachment points for your motor-home-mounted tow bar
  • Streamlined design creates supremely clean look
    • No obtrusive quick-disconnect crossbar
    • Hidden brackets sit even farther back than standard brackets
  • Drawbars attach and remove quickly and easily
    • Arms click to lock in place in brackets
    • Built-in pull rings let you unlock arms so you can twist and remove them
  • 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 motor-home-mounted tow bars only
  • Instructions and mounting hardware included
    • Pins to connect base plate to the tow bar (RM-910029) are sold separately
  • Made in the USA
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Note: Roadmaster direct-connect base plates will only work with Roadmaster tow bars that slide into a trailer hitch, such as the Blackhawk, Blackhawk 2, Falcon, or Falcon 2. These base plates will not work with tow bars that require a hitch ball.

The drawbars, or front arms, on this 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 each arm, simply tug the built-in pull pin to disengage the lock, twist the arm back and pull it out of the bracket. 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.

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Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - RM-521453-5

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1096 Customer Reviews)

Designed for use with motor-home-mounted tow bars, the direct-connect brackets are virtually invisible, easy to mount and remove, and they eliminate the need for a quick-disconnect crossbar on your tow bar. Installs on your vehicle's frame.

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Everything installed perfectly and the instructions where clear. I didn't care for the instruction to cut up the metal rock guard for the crossbar, but otherwise am pleased with the installation result. We have since travelled 1,200 miles with this set up connected to a Nighthawk tow bar, and are 100% happy with the performance, and are especially pleased with the ease of connection and disconnection.

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Roadmaster system is top notch. Installation was not bad. Getting bumper to line up with holes in new bracket was difficult, due to very tight tolerance. We have towed 4 down over 4,000 miles with this set up, no issues at all. Towing 4 down is the only way to go!!

- RM-521453-5

This is our 2nd tow vehicle with the road master product all is well Not hooked up but ready to go!

All is working as it should No problems
Rich - 11/20/2021

- RM-521453-5

Works well once installed. I have towed my Jeep thousands of miles over some rough roads in Baja Mexico. Very difficult to install. For my Jeep Wrangler I had to remove a steel "rock deflector" panel and cut several inches on either side. The directions were unclear and poorly illustrated. I found this unit to be extremely overpriced

I recommend viewing the video installation that we have on a 2020 Jeep Wrangler.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 03/14/2022

- RM-521453-5

Works great with Roadmaster Night Hawk towbar. Easy connect and disconnect.

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2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Overall great fit. My issue is I installed a smittybilt winch and I specifically asked if the kit would work with my winch plate and I was told yes. I lost about 1/2 inch of space with the kit. I now have to figure out a way to cut the winch plate to make it work.

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jeep Wrangler

Direct connect baseplate went or 2022 wrangler Sahara unlimited without a problem. Everything fit as it should. It would help if you could indicate torque value for each specific bolt, perhaps in the parts diagram. Very heavy duty. As always, a pleasure doing business with you folks.

- RM-521453-5

These base plates fit perfect! I have an aftermarket bumper manufactured by Rugged Ridge so some slight modifications had to be made to the winch mounting plate. This consisted of elongating to frame rail holes and adding an additional hole for the top bolts on the base plate. The inside tabs for the winch plate had to be cut back 3/16” in order to fit inside the Roadmaster base plate brackets. It was a tight fit but with some persuasion the winch plate was installed. Looks great!

- RM-521453-5

Knowledgeable people. On time delivery. Great products.

- RM-521453-5

Easy install and looks great! It doesn’t stand out like some of the others i looked at. I spent extra time trimming the skid plate so it would look nice.

- RM-521453-5

Installed just like the videos described and comes with all the hardware needed to complete the installation. There is a hole you will need to measure and mark that the video did not cover.

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2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Easy to install. Great set up!

- RM-521453-5

Package is great, component checklist was important to me and clear color instructions as well as the install videos provided at time of order confirmation are what sets your company apart from the others. Sorry it took me so long to discover etrailer. Thank you!

- RM-521453-5

Install no problem. Works fine

Towed my Wrangler many miles, no problem
John E - 05/12/2022

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2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited

Everything arrived as expected thank you

Steve - 05/03/2022

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2020 Jeep Gladiator

Great value! Installed myself and performs great! Looks amazing on my 2020 Jeep Gladiator Sport.

- RM-521453-5

I installed the tow brackets on my new 2020 Jeep Wrangler. The instructions were excellent. I had no difficulty installing except I failed to follow one instruction to use supplied bolts to reattach part of the Rock Guard Mount. I used the factory bolts which were slightly larger causing interference with my locking mechanism. Maybe a note on that step would be warranted to make sure folks do not make my mistake which resulted in me basically doing the job twice. Tackle the brakes next.

- RM-521453-5

Fit as advertised not a difficulty installation for the DIYer

- RM-521453-5

Great product for a good price. Arrived promptly and service from etrailer is great.

- RM-521453-5

very nice brackets well built

- RM-521453-5

Haven’t installed yet but I prefer to do business with etrailer instead of Political [online]

- RM-521453-5

Amazing service. I dealt with 3 different service people over the course of 5 days and they were all fantastic to deal with. All of them were friendly and knowledgeable and always followed up.

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2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Very easy to work with. Fast shipping!

- RM-521453-5

Perfect and removable. 2020 jeep rubi con

- RM-521453-5

Very easy to get on and off the camper, highly recommend!

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