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Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms

Item # RM39FR
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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. 1-800-940-8924 to order Roadmaster base plates part number RM39FR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Great prices 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 - RM39FR

  • 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.



524465-5 Road Master EZ-5 Base Plate Kit

Installation Details RM39FR Installation instructions

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Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms - RM39FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1510 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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It was great that there was a video for my specific application, and I watched it several times. The kit also came with detailed step by step instructions that followed the video and those were helpful during the installation. The instructions and video covered each step, so the installation was straightforward by simply following them. Removing and then reattaching the nose piece would be easier with 2 people. I had to do this alone so for me the reattaching of the nose piece was the most difficult part. The photos I included are the finished product and I think it looks very clean and blends right in with the front grill, without the arms of course. I travelled over 2000 miles and it worked great.




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2021 Ford Escape

I received the base plate before the new car it will go on has been delivered so at this point I cannot comment on the quality. I can say that I was very pleased with etrailer. Their service is excellent, prices are good, and shipping is fast. I have ordered from them in the past and will do so again.


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It is working great. No problems.
Harry R - 10/15/2022


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Ford Escape

Works well for towing my 2020 Ford Escape. Towed several thousand miles with no issues.


Comments
Working well. Over 8k miles.
Andrew - 11/19/2022


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The videos on installation were very helpful. Did have to drill/grind on both the car and the base plate, but it wasn't too bad.

Connecting the tow vehicle with this system is very easy and that is why I selected it.




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Works great. Very easy connections.




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The delivery was very fast. However, the package was broken. The packing is not as good. Some of the paint on the parts was damaged. I think it will rust easily down the road




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2020 Ford Escape. Overall, I am happy with the finished product. Seems sturdy and looks good. A little tricky drilling holes in the plastic bumper and the measurements provided in the instruction were way off, but I took my time and took lots of measurements and managed to make it look pretty good I think. Only other criticism is that the instructions could have been more detailed /precise and better pictures. I felt that the were more vague as I progressed.




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Instructions were very complete, installation was quite easy.




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Well made and Great Service!




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Easy hookup to toad.




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Easy to take on and off.




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Easy instructions to follow. Matched the vehicle perfectly.




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2021 Ford Escape

Everything worked as advertised




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Excellent customer service, fast shipment, will send photos after installation.
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  • Will Roadmaster Direct Connect Base Plate Kit for 2022 Ford Escape Allow Adaptive Cruise Control
    Great question. So you can leave basically all of the Roadmaster Direct Connect base plate kit part # RM39FR installed on your 2022 Ford Escape and the adaptive cruise control will work. You'll just need to pull out the removable arms of the kit when not in use and you'd be set. You were probably already going to remove them when not in use.
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  • Weight of Roadmaster Base Plate and BlackHawk 2 Tow Bar for 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid
    The Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM39FR that fits your 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid has a shipping weight of 58 lbs so it's total weight will be approximately 55 lbs (plus or minus a couple lbs), while the Roadmaster BlackHawk 2 All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar # RM-422 has a shipping weight of 65 lbs, making its total weight approximately 60 lbs. I have added links to instructions for you to check out as well of the Base Plate Kit # RM39FR and BlackHawk 2Tow Bar # RM-422.
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  • Can I Use The Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit, Part RM39FR, With My 2022 Ford Escape
    Yes, you can use the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms, part # RM39FR, with your 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid. Provided you have a Roadmaster compatible direct-connect towbar, something like the Roadmaster BlackHawk 2 All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch - 10K, part # RM-422, will work with this base plate kit. I have included a product description link, a video of this base plate being installed on a 2022 Ford Escape, a video review, and a...
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  • Recommended Base Plate Kit For A 2022 Ford Escape
    When it comes to installing a baseplate on your 2022 Ford Escape The Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # RM39FR will be your best option because you can still use your Demco Towbar using The Roadmaster Tow Bar Adapter # RM-032. We do not have any local dealers. You will have to purchase directly from our website. Using the adapter # RM-032 will attach to your Demco Towbar and will attached directly to The Roadmaster Baseplate # RM39FR. The baseplate has a simple...
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  • Complete Flat Towing Setup For A 2022 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid
    I went ahead and checked the owner's manual for your 2022 Ford Escape, and you can absolutely tow your vehicle behind your class A RV. With that being said, you're going to need: -A baseplate kit, like the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM39FR, -A set of tow bars, like the Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates # RM-677, -A braking system, like the Roadmaster InvisiBrake Supplemental Braking System # RM-8700, & -A set of tow bar wiring,...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid
    For your 2022 Ford Escape hybrid we have the Roadmaster base plate kit part # RM39FR as a confirmed fit and easy to use. You'd want to use it with a Roadmaster tow bar like the Falcon 2 part # RM-522. 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...
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  • Parts Needed To Flat Tow 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid Behind Motorhome
    To flat tow the 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid behind the motorhome you need a baseplate, safety cables, wiring, tow bar, supplemental braking system and possibly a high low adapter. I have made a list of recommendations below. Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms part # RM39FR Roadmaster BlackHawk 2 All Terrain part # RM-422 Roadmaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables part # RM-643 Blue Ox Patriot braking system part # BLU37TR Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 4-Wire Flexo-Coil...
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    We have a fit for your vehicle. I will list the main items you will need to complete your set up. Roadmaster has confirmed that these will fit on you 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid Plug in. **Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # RM39FR. **Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates - RV Mount - 8K # RM-677. **12 Volt Outlet Kit, 20 amps # RM-9332. **Roadmaster 6-Diode Universal Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles with Separate Lighting # 154-792-118158. **Roadmaster...
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  • Roadmaster Base Plate Kit for 2020 Ford Escape to Use with Falcon Tow Bar
    For a Roadmaster base plate to use with your Falcon 2 tow bar # RM-522 the Roadmaster # RM39FR would work great. This is a direct connect kit which means you wouldn't have to use a crossbar. For lighting/safety cables, locks, and covers for the tow bar we have the Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain kit part # RM-9243-1 which comes with all of that as one part number. The diode kit that comes with this allows you to splice into the taillight wiring so that your RV controls the vehicle taillights...
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  • Can I Use My Old Tow Bar with Roadmaster 524465-5 Base Plate?
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  • Flat Towing Equipment Recommendations For A 2020 Ford Escape SE AWD
    There are a few different transmissions models for the 2020 Ford Escape SE AWD so you will need to refer to your owner's manual to ensure you have the correct transmission to flat tow your vehicle and ensure you're following all necessary steps to get your vehicle flat tow ready. If you are capable of flat towing you'll need a tow bar, base plate, tow bar wiring kit, braking system, and safety cables. I have the following recommendations for you below: Tow Bar: Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain,...
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  • Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain Tow Bar and 2020 Ford Escape
    The Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms, # RM39FR, is a confirmed fit for your 2020 Ford Escape and will work with your Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar, # RM-576. In addition, these base plates will work with other Roadmaster tow bars that slide into a trailer hitch, such as the, Blackhawk, Blackhawk 2, Falcon, or Falcon 2. Please see the product review video I have attached. You will also need indicator lights for your vehicle when being towed....
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  • Base Plate Kit and Other Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2022 Ford Escape Titanium Hybrid
    To flat tow your 2022 Ford Escape Titanium Hybrid you would need a base plate kit, tow bar, tow bar wiring, safety cables and a supplemental braking system. The only things we have confirmed to fit at this point are the base plate kit, tow bar and safety cables. We do not have tow bar wiring or a supplemental braking system confirmed to fit yet at this point (3-3-2022). You can use the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM39FR and Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow...
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  • Can 2020 Ford Escape AWD Hybrid be Flat Towed
    I did some checking and yes your 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid AWD can be flat towed. You will need a baseplate, safety cables, wiring, tow bar, supplemental braking system and possibly a high low adapter. I have made a list of recommendations below. Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms part # RM39FR Roadmaster BlackHawk 2 All Terrain part # RM-422 Roadmaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables part # RM-643 Blue Ox Patriot II Radio Frequency braking system part # BLU37TR Roadmaster...
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  • Does etrailer Offer Installation Of Base Plates For A 2021 Ford Escape
    Yes, we have an installation team at our Wentzville, Missouri location. If you call our customer service department at 800-298-1624 they can assist you in setting up an installation appointment. If you haven't purchased all the equipment needed to flat tow your 2021 Ford Escape then I have the following recommendations: Tow Bar: Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar # RM-522. This tow bar features non-binding latches and a large hookup radius to make connecting/disconnecting...
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  • Roadmaster Base Plate and Other Parts Needed To Flat Tow 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid
    Yes, the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit, # RM39FR is confirmed to fit the 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid. We even have a helpful installation video created, please note the link below. For a complete list of items needed: - Base Plate, Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit, # RM39FR - Tow Bar, Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar, # RM-522 - Safety Cables, Roadmaster 64" Single Hook, Straight Safety Cables, # RM-645 - Wiring Solution, Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power...
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  • Are Diodes Necessary When Wiring 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid for Flat Towing
    Roadmaster recommends using a diode kit, and because the folks at Roadmaster are the smartest people in the room when it comes to flat towing, I'm prepared to give them the benefit of the doubt and would highly recommend going with the # RM-15267 diode kit. In addition to the diode kit, you'll need a tow bar, base plates, safety cables, a supplemental braking system, and possibly a high/low adapter. I'll run through some recommended parts: - # RM39FR Base Plate Kit - # RM-522 Falcon...
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  • Height of Base Plate Mounting on 2020 Escape Hybrid
    We can help with this. While we do not have a 2020 Ford Escape available for measuring the height of an installed Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit, # RM39FR, I have attached an image of a 2020 Ford Escape that has had this item installed so as to provide a visual reference for you to know where you should measure. I think the needed solution to your issue is that you need to use a high-low adapter on your motorhome. When your towed vehicle is connected, the tow bar should...
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  • Parts Needed Flat Tow 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid
    Per Roadmaster, the 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid does not require a battery charge line kit such as the # RM-156-25. We recommend against adding a charge line kit as it would possibly cause issues with a hybrid vehicle. To safely flat tow your 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid you need five basic components, base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, wiring for indicator lights, and supplemental braking. You will possibly require a high low adapter. I have attached a help article below that walks through...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing Equipment For A 2021 Ford Escape PHEV
    You'll need to look in your owner's manual under the "Recreationally Towing Your Vehicle" section. On the online manual I found this to be page 321. This will list out very specific instructions for you to complete to get your 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid ready to be flat towed. To flat tow your Escape you'll need a tow bar, base plate, tow bar wiring kit, braking system, and safety cables. I have the following recommendations for you listed below: Tow Bar: Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain,...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid
    We have everything you'll need to flat tow your 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid starting with a base plate kit part # RM39FR which is a confirmed fit and easy to use. 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 All Terain, # RM-522. This has non-binding arms which makes the setup very easy to connect/disconnect. For lighting/safety cables,...
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  • Picking Between Towed Vehicles 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 2020 Honda Accord and 2021 Ford Escape
    All of the vehicles you mentioned can be flat towed but the 2020 Honda Accord Sport can only be flat towed if it's a manual transmission model. So assuming that's not something you'd want to mess with that leaves the 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk and the 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid which would both require about the same components to flat tow so one wouldn't have advantage over other in that regard. I'd pick between these two based on which you'd rather have with you at the campsite or to own...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing Setup For 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid
    I would be glad to recommend everything you will need to flat tow your 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid. Starting with the base plate kit I recommend the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # RM39FR which will pair up perfectly with the Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,000 lbs # RM-522 . The # RM-522 is one of our most popular tow bars due to the non-binding arms that allow you to unhook your tow vehicle easily and quickly...
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