Roadmaster Direct-Connect Baseplate | Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pick-up, Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Pick-up, GMC Sierra 250

Roadmaster Direct-Connect Baseplate | Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pick-up, Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Pick-up, GMC Sierra 250

Item # 3101-1

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$415.00
Build a Roadmaster Direct-Connect Baseplate | Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pick-up, Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Pick-up, GMC Sierra 250 Package
This genuine Roadmaster direct-connect baseplate is designed for solid towing performance with the ability to remove the visible portion of the bracket in seconds when you\'re not towing the vehicle. Simply twist the tow bar bracket arms by 90 degrees to convert from a towed car to a road car in just seconds. This style allows you to connect your tow bar directly to the baseplate, eliminating the need for a crossbar. This is the easiest system to connect and disconnect. If you are using a motorhome-mounted tow bar (except Sterling), this is the baseplate you should choose. For a Sterling, Stowmaster, Tracker, Guardian Rock Shield, or Tow Defender part number 4700, select a Crossbar-Style baseplate instead.

Roadmaster MX Series Tow Bar Brackets:
  • Once the tow bar brackets arms have been removed, the mounts are virtually invisible.
  • The MX Series is designed to work with motor home mounted tow bars only.
  • The MX series eliminates the need for a crossbar between the brakets.
  • Because it does not have a crossbar, it is not compatible with the Guardian Tow Shield, StowMaster series tow bars, or TowDefender
  • Brackets are computer cut using all steel construction for extreme strength
  • Easy to install - Roadmaster brackets attach to existing attachment points on the vehicle undercarriage.
  • No welding required to install these brackets!
  • Most Roadmaster MX brackets attach through the grille. This means no curb scraping!


Manufacturer: Roadmaster
Model: MX Series Tow Bar Bracket
Part Number: 3101-1
About Roadmaster Baseplates:
  • Every Roadmaster baseplate is designed using Finite Element Analysis. This design method uses powerful computers to simulate the stresses applied to the tow bar brackets and helps optimize the design to provide the best safety margin and performance. Each baseplate is also real-world tested to validate their safety and durability.
  • Roadmaster tow bar brackets are custom made for specific vehicles to ensure easy installation and the best possible fit.
  • Every baseplate is powder coated by baking particles of pigment onto the metal surface. This creates a glossy, uniform, and durable finish that will protect your tow bar bracket for years to come.
  • Roadmaster is the fastest tow bar company at releasing brackets for new vehicles. They currently offer baseplates for over 2000 vehicle models.
Note: Before installing a tow bar bracket, make sure your vehicle is capable of being towed. See the owner\'s manual or contact your dealership.

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Manufacturer: Roadmaster

This product fits the following vehicles:

1999-2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Pick-up
Installation Time:
Installation Notes:
--1500 Heavy Duty only
--Although the same basic frame was used on all Chevy and GMC pickups and SUVs from 1987-2002, slight frame variations require different baseplates to accommodate all of these vehicles. Carefully read the following to determine the correct baseplate:n
nFor 87-98 Chevy and GMC trucks and SUVs: measure the distance from point A (on the bottom of the frame) to point B (on the side of the frame). The hole on the bottom of the frame is slotted and may run from front to back or from side to side. See CHART 1 and IMAGE 1 to determine the correct baseplate.n
nFor 99 and newer Chevy and GMC trucks and SUVs: If the tow hooks are bolted externally to the bottom of the frame, use the instructions above for the 87-98 Chevy and GMC trucks and SUVs. If the tow hooks are bolted internally in the frame rail, use CHART 2 to determine the correct baseplate.n
nFOR TON 2 WHEEL DRIVE ONLY: Check front suspension for torsion bar or coil spring. If you have a torsion bar, use kit 199-1 or 199-3. If you have a coil spring, use 199-8 or 199-9. FOR TON 2 WHEEL DRIVE with torsion bar, use 3101-1.nn
n
CHART 1nn n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n
IF MEASUREMENT IS:5,000-LB. CROSSBAR-STYLE8,000-LB. DIRECT-CONNECT
approx. 1 "131-17131-3
approx. 3"131-15131-8
n
CHART 2nn n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n
5,000-LB. CROSSBAR-STYLE8,000-LB. DIRECT-CONNECT
ton 2WD199-8 / 199-1199-9 / 199-3
ton 4WD199-1199-3
ton 4WDN/A
3101-1
ton 2WD199-83101-1
n
CHART 3
nn n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n
BASEPLATE KIT#TypeCostTimeWeight
http://roadmasterinc.com/pdfinst/131-3.pdf 131-3DIRECT-CONNECTAC22
http://roadmasterinc.com/pdfinst/131-8.pdf 131-8DIRECT-CONNECTAC30
http://roadmasterinc.com/pdfinst/131-15.pdf 131-15CROSSBAR-STYLEAC34
http://roadmasterinc.com/pdfinst/131-17.pdf 131-17CROSSBAR-STYLEAC34
http://roadmasterinc.com/pdfinst/199-1.pdf 199-1CROSSBAR-STYLEAB35
http://roadmasterinc.com/pdfinst/199-3.pdf 199-3DIRECT-CONNECTAB35
http://roadmasterinc.com/pdfinst/199-8.pdf 199-8CROSSBAR-STYLEAB42
http://roadmasterinc.com/pdfinst/199-9.pdf 199-9DIRECT-CONNECTAB40
http://roadmasterinc.com/pdfinst/3101-1.pdf 3101-1DIRECT-CONNECTAB25

--This is a direct-connect baseplate, to which any motorhome-mounted Roadmaster tow bar will attach. It neither uses nor will it accommodate Roadmaster's crossbar. As a result, anchor brackets for Sterling cables will not fit and there are no mounting points for Stowmaster tow bars, Guardians or Tow Defender part 4700. Tow Defender part 4750 will fit. In most cases, Roadmaster makes a crossbar version of this baseplate that will accommodate these products. Refer back to the fit guide to identify a crossbar version.

1999-2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Pick-up
Installation Time:
Installation Notes:
--3/4 ton 4wd Silverado 2500 only
--Although the same basic frame was used on all Chevy and GMC pickups and SUVs from 1987-2002, slight frame variations require different baseplates to accommodate all of these vehicles. Carefully read the following to determine the correct baseplate:n
nFor 87-98 Chevy and GMC trucks and SUVs: measure the distance from point A (on the bottom of the frame) to point B (on the side of the frame). The hole on the bottom of the frame is slotted and may run from front to back or from side to side. See CHART 1 and IMAGE 1 to determine the correct baseplate.n
nFor 99 and newer Chevy and GMC trucks and SUVs: If the tow hooks are bolted externally to the bottom of the frame, use the instructions above for the 87-98 Chevy and GMC trucks and SUVs. If the tow hooks are bolted internally in the frame rail, use CHART 2 to determine the correct baseplate.n
nFOR TON 2 WHEEL DRIVE ONLY: Check front suspension for torsion bar or coil spring. If you have a torsion bar, use kit 199-1 or 199-3. If you have a coil spring, use 199-8 or 199-9. FOR TON 2 WHEEL DRIVE with torsion bar, use 3101-1.nn
n
CHART 1nn n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n
IF MEASUREMENT IS:5,000-LB. CROSSBAR-STYLE8,000-LB. DIRECT-CONNECT
approx. 1 "131-17131-3
approx. 3"131-15131-8
n
CHART 2nn n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n
5,000-LB. CROSSBAR-STYLE8,000-LB. DIRECT-CONNECT
ton 2WD199-8 / 199-1199-9 / 199-3
ton 4WD199-1199-3
ton 4WDN/A
3101-1
ton 2WD199-83101-1
n
CHART 3
nn n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n
BASEPLATE KIT#TypeCostTimeWeight
http://roadmasterinc.com/pdfinst/131-3.pdf 131-3DIRECT-CONNECTAC22
http://roadmasterinc.com/pdfinst/131-8.pdf 131-8DIRECT-CONNECTAC30
http://roadmasterinc.com/pdfinst/131-15.pdf 131-15CROSSBAR-STYLEAC34
http://roadmasterinc.com/pdfinst/131-17.pdf 131-17CROSSBAR-STYLEAC34
http://roadmasterinc.com/pdfinst/199-1.pdf 199-1CROSSBAR-STYLEAB35
http://roadmasterinc.com/pdfinst/199-3.pdf 199-3DIRECT-CONNECTAB35
http://roadmasterinc.com/pdfinst/199-8.pdf 199-8CROSSBAR-STYLEAB42
http://roadmasterinc.com/pdfinst/199-9.pdf 199-9DIRECT-CONNECTAB40
http://roadmasterinc.com/pdfinst/3101-1.pdf 3101-1DIRECT-CONNECTAB25

--This is a direct-connect baseplate, to which any motorhome-mounted Roadmaster tow bar will attach. It neither uses nor will it accommodate Roadmaster's crossbar. As a result, anchor brackets for Sterling cables will not fit and there are no mounting points for Stowmaster tow bars, Guardians or Tow Defender part 4700. Tow Defender part 4750 will fit. In most cases, Roadmaster makes a crossbar version of this baseplate that will accommodate these products. Refer back to the fit guide to identify a crossbar version.

1999-2002 GMC Sierra 2500 Pick-up
Installation Time:
Installation Notes:
--3/4 ton 4wd Sierra 2500 only
--Although the same basic frame was used on all Chevy and GMC pickups and SUVs from 1987-2002, slight frame variations require different baseplates to accommodate all of these vehicles. Carefully read the following to determine the correct baseplate:n
nFor 87-98 Chevy and GMC trucks and SUVs: measure the distance from point A (on the bottom of the frame) to point B (on the side of the frame). The hole on the bottom of the frame is slotted and may run from front to back or from side to side. See CHART 1 and IMAGE 1 to determine the correct baseplate.n
nFor 99 and newer Chevy and GMC trucks and SUVs: If the tow hooks are bolted externally to the bottom of the frame, use the instructions above for the 87-98 Chevy and GMC trucks and SUVs. If the tow hooks are bolted internally in the frame rail, use CHART 2 to determine the correct baseplate.n
nFOR TON 2 WHEEL DRIVE ONLY: Check front suspension for torsion bar or coil spring. If you have a torsion bar, use kit 199-1 or 199-3. If you have a coil spring, use 199-8 or 199-9. FOR TON 2 WHEEL DRIVE with torsion bar, use 3101-1.nn
n
CHART 1nn n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n
IF MEASUREMENT IS:5,000-LB. CROSSBAR-STYLE8,000-LB. DIRECT-CONNECT
approx. 1 "131-17131-3
approx. 3"131-15131-8
n
CHART 2nn n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n
5,000-LB. CROSSBAR-STYLE8,000-LB. DIRECT-CONNECT
ton 2WD199-8 / 199-1199-9 / 199-3
ton 4WD199-1199-3
ton 4WDN/A
3101-1
ton 2WD199-83101-1
n
CHART 3
nn n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n
BASEPLATE KIT#TypeCostTimeWeight
http://roadmasterinc.com/pdfinst/131-3.pdf 131-3DIRECT-CONNECTAC22
http://roadmasterinc.com/pdfinst/131-8.pdf 131-8DIRECT-CONNECTAC30
http://roadmasterinc.com/pdfinst/131-15.pdf 131-15CROSSBAR-STYLEAC34
http://roadmasterinc.com/pdfinst/131-17.pdf 131-17CROSSBAR-STYLEAC34
http://roadmasterinc.com/pdfinst/199-1.pdf 199-1CROSSBAR-STYLEAB35
http://roadmasterinc.com/pdfinst/199-3.pdf 199-3DIRECT-CONNECTAB35
http://roadmasterinc.com/pdfinst/199-8.pdf 199-8CROSSBAR-STYLEAB42
http://roadmasterinc.com/pdfinst/199-9.pdf 199-9DIRECT-CONNECTAB40
http://roadmasterinc.com/pdfinst/3101-1.pdf 3101-1DIRECT-CONNECTAB25

--This is a direct-connect baseplate, to which any motorhome-mounted Roadmaster tow bar will attach. It neither uses nor will it accommodate Roadmaster's crossbar. As a result, anchor brackets for Sterling cables will not fit and there are no mounting points for Stowmaster tow bars, Guardians or Tow Defender part 4700. Tow Defender part 4750 will fit. In most cases, Roadmaster makes a crossbar version of this baseplate that will accommodate these products. Refer back to the fit guide to identify a crossbar version.



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Installation Instructions

Get everything you need to tow your vehicle behind your RV and save an additional 5% on the package! We have hand selected some of the top components for a complete towing kit below. If you have any questions, need help choosing, or just want to talk to an expert before buying, give us a call at (866) 305-8309. We offer the same great prices and discounts for phone orders.

Step 1: Choose Your Baseplate

This baseplate is designed specifically for your vehicle and includes all installation hardware and instructions.

Step 2: Choose Your Tow Bar

Choose the tow bar that fits your needs and your budget. Each tow bar has unique performance features to consider beyond weight capacities. To ensure safe towing, verify that the weight of your vehicle is under the maximum rating of the tow bar you select.

Step 3: Choose Your Accessories

Your accessory kit includes the taillight wiring, electrical cable, and other components like tow bar covers, locks, electrical cables, etc. All kits come with the 7-way RV connector to 6-way round cable that is standard to most RV plugs. If your RV does not have the 7-pin RV blade style connector, contact us and we can substitute a different cable.

Step 4: Choose Your Braking System

Most state's laws require vehicle braking systems for vehicles over 3,000lbs. Below we offer our most popular models depending on your application. Feel free to call us if you have questions.

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