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Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

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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. 1-636-306-4830 to order Roadmaster base plates part number RM-522203-5 or order online at etrailer.com. 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-522203-5

  • 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.


Features:

  • 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
  • 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 Sterling, 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.



522203-5 Road Master EZ-5 Base Plate Kit

Installation Details RM-522203-5 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

  • 2020 - 2022 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel models
  • 2020 - 2022 Ram 1500 excluding EcoDiesel and Rebel
  • 2019 - 2019 Ram 1500 excluding Rebel




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Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - RM-522203-5

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1341 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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Dodge Ram Pickup

Very easy to work with. Fairly easy to instal if you have a cheater bar and torque wrench. Rate fairly easy to hook up to rv. Definitely makes towing my Ram 1500 easy and safe. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to tow their vehicle behind their Class A or Class C.




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2020 Ram 1500

Product is well made and fit perfectly and the instructions were very thorough with good pictures for examples, only items I would highlight is the 18MM head bolt when removed without having a tow hook is difficult to remove after loosening due to a star washer holding it in the frame, I had to use a wrench and hammer to pull it all the way out and directions that came with mine said to remove the active air dam after the above step which was possible but removing the air dam as the first step would make things much easier. I noticed afterwards the PDF on the website does have it as the first step. I ended up trimming the plastic took hook pieces for a nice finished look. (See pics) Overall very satisfied and now I can pull my new truck behind the RV and sell my old Durango which is ready for retirement.




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Installation instructions were detailed and the installation was easier than I was expecting on my 2019 RAM 1500 new body style. The parts are heavy duty and with a good paint job. I have not put them to use yet as my motor home has not been delivered but I have no doubt they will work just as promised. My etrailer representative Joshua was VERY helpful- THANKS


Comments
Great Product No issues
Randy - 01/14/2022


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I have not installed yet but the order appears to be correct. Time frame from order until being shipped and final delivery was excellent. Would definitely recommend etrailer!




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Wow this was great . I installed it myself on a 2021 Dodge Ram . I watched the video on you tube specific for a 2019 Ram but mine was the same .
It fit great with minimal cutting and the directions were spot on too.
There is a long bolt toward the back of the tow hook on
a Ram which has a star washer holding it to the inside of frame which you cannot reach . I took a 2x4 and notched it out for the bolt then tapped it from above with a mallet .




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Excellent product




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Love it. Rugged and heavy duty.




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Awesome company to buy from. Great prices.Very fast delivery, and even though I had not have to use the support team, I got updates about my shipping delivery. Also I felt like I got a personal email thank you from them for choosing E Trailer. Also received an email from George J saying if I have any questions or need assistance to let him know. To me this is customer satisfaction. I still need to purchase more towing items etc and I'll "DEFINITELY" be making my purchase at ETrailer




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Fantastic hardware and easy to install. Etrailer videos are lifesavers.




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2019 Ram 1500

Great service and staff! Order was on time. The box came undamaged but the mount for the tail light plug on the base plate was bent and the ring to remove the removable arm was damaged. Fix was about 10 minutes and a trip the store for a new ring .97 cents. Bent mount back into place - nonstructural and installed new ring.




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Easy install, great product




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It was missing parts had to call and have them sent




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Very well descriptive instructions, strong mounting points, very easy to follow web page for ordering, quick shipping


Comments
Product works great no issues with it at all
Brian B - 01/28/2021


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Roadmaster

This is my 4th Roadmaster kit and the easiest installation. The product works flawlessly. My only advice is to look online at Roadmaster for the latest installation instructions as there were some online instructions that were more up to date than the instructions included in the box.




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First off, it works great, easy to connect N disconnect. If installing yourself... it takes a bit of cutting an(IMHO) a bit more than novice skills to get installed.




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Awesome. Just as descibed.




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Works Great.




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These are awesome and barley visable when not in use. Easy to hook up and use also.




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The best service that I ever had.Ordered on Wednesday and had them Friday




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2019 Ram 1500

These parts went on super easy
Looks
and works great



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