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Roadmaster Tow Defender Protective Screening

Roadmaster Accessories and Parts

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Code:   RM-4700



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Roadmaster Accessories and Parts - RM-4700

The Tow Defender's heavy-duty nylon screen deflects rocks, gravel and road debris down and away, protecting your towed car's finish against chips and dings. The nylon mesh lets air through, keeping it low and over the road.


  • Fits most Roadmaster tow bars with Quick-Disconnect systems
    • Not compatible with MX series base plates
  • Fits any RV with a 2" x 2" trailer hitch
  • Weight: 15 lbs
  • Rolls up to 4" diameter for storage
  • Powder coated steel supports with heavy-duty struts provide maximum durability, support and cornering flexibility
  • Overall dimensions (fully extended): 40" x 72"
  • Held in place with adjustable, shock absorbing steel struts
  • Adjust the tension to fit your towing system by simply sliding the strut mounts up or down the tow bar stinger

4700 Roadmaster Tow Defender Protective Screening

Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Tow Defender Protective Screening - RM-4700

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.8 out of 5 stars   (5 Customer Reviews)

The Tow Defender's heavy-duty nylon screen deflects rocks, gravel and road debris down and away, protecting your towed car's finish against chips and dings. The nylon mesh lets air through, keeping it low and over the road.

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jo-Ann03/27/2013

Quality construction, clear instructions, well packed for shipping and my husband had no trouble with the installation. . . With my help, of course! Can't wait to try the shield in the near future. We have a Hallmark camper that we tow the Jeep behind. Will send photo when everything is hooked up. Congratulations on a quality product. 72920


Everything works great. Instructions were clear as were the illustrations. Well made equipment.

comment by: Jo-Ann R - 03/27/2014


Thanks for following up with us!

Patrick B - 3/28/2014

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ned B04/26/2014

Haven't used it on the road but installation was a breeze. Material looks heavy, well made 127479

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve01/21/2014

Review from a similar Roadmaster Tow Defender Protective Screening

Product should work as advertised. Instructions and photos for the install are very poor. But, the tech services people at RoadMaster are good at getting you through it over the phone. 114323

- RM-4750

ratingratingratingratingrating by: Lyle02/25/2013

Review from a similar Roadmaster Tow Defender Protective Screening

Product was as advertised and received on time. Great service. 67647

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Adrian S.04/21/2014

Review from a similar Roadmaster Tow Defender Protective Screening

Easy to install, exactly what I expected in quality. 126045


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  • Available Options for Rock Guards to Protect Towed Vehicle
  • There are other options for protecting your towed vehicle other than the Roadmaster Guardian you mentioned. The Roadmaster Tow Defender, part # RM-4700 stretches between the RV and the towed vehicle, deflecting rocks downward before they can damage your vehicle. The Tow defender attaches to the tow bar and the quick disconnects on the vehicle base plates. Roadmaster also offers the Roadwing Removable Mud Flaps, part # RM-44000. The Roadwing is available in various widths, see the...
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  • Everything Needed to Allow Flat Towing of My 2000 Chevy Tracker 4 door Behind Motorhome
  • You are headed in the right direction. The Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, item # 1012-1, will fit your 2000 Chevrolet Tracker, as long as you do not have the factory brush guard option on your vehicle. The RoadMaster Tracker Tow Bar, item # RM-020 will work nicely with the 2000 Tracker that should weigh in at less than 4,000 lbs. To connect the Tracker tow bar to the XL base plate kit and be able to remove the base plate draw bars you will also need the Roadmaster Tow Bar Quick Disconnect...
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  • Comparing the Roadmaster Tow Defender and Blue Ox Kargard II Vehicle Protectors
  • On both the Tow Defender, # RM-4700, and the Kargard II, # BX88255, when parked and you need to drive the vehicle you simply detach the item from the base plates on the front of the towed vehicle and roll up the screen. It then secures to the end mounted on the motor home. Both of these items mount around the tow bar or ball mount on the motor home. Removal is quick and easy as you can see in the instructions I have linked for the Kargard. Since you have Blue Ox components you will...
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  • List of Parts Needed to Flat Tow A 2010 Honda CR-V with a RoadMaster Tracker Tow Bar
  • Along with the Roadmaster Tracker Tow Bar, item # RM-020, you will need a set of base plates for the 2010 Honda CR-V. The correct base plate kit for your vehicle is the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, item # 1559-1. This kit will not work on vehicles with a brushguard installed on the front. You will also need a set of Roadmaster Tow Bar Quick Disconnects, item # RM-201. These will allow you to disconnect the tow bar, cross bar from the vehicle brackets so the brackets can easily be removed. Next,...
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  • Is the Tow Defender Protective Screening # 4750 Compatible with MX Roadmaster Base Plates
  • The Tow Defender Protections Screen part # RM-4750 would work for you as long as you have a Roadmaster tow bar that installs and folds up on the RV. The TrailerMate Tail Light Wiring Harness part # 781124 is not only the cat's meow, some would argue it is also the cat's pajamas. I attached an install video that shows this product being installed on a very similar 2012 Jeep Wrangler as yours. You are definitely on the right track.
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  • Will Roadmaster High-Low Adapter # RM-070 Work with Falcon All-Terrain Tow Bar and Tow Defender
  • The Roadmaster High-Low Adapter, part # RM-070, is designed for use with a tow bar only. It will work with the Roadmaster Falcon All-Terrain Tow Bar, part # RM-522, you have referenced. This adapter is meant to be used when towing a rolling load on four wheels so it will not encounter any tongue weight or downward force of over 100 lbs. The tongue weight you will have on the adapter when towing a vehicle with the four wheels down will mainly be the weight of the stinger that is inserted...
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  • Compatability of RoadMaster Tow Defender Screen part RM-4700 and Blackhawk2 Towbar
  • Yes, the RoadMaster Tow Defender Screen, part # RM-4700, will fit the Blackhawk 2 Towbar. They are both RoadMaster products, and RoadMaster designed the screen to be a universal item so it can fit any of their towbars and towbars from other manufacturers.
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  • What Towbar and Baseplate Kit are Needed for Towing the 2011 Chevy Equinox
  • The Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms, item # 3160-1B, is the correct base plate kit for your 2011 Chevrolet Equinox. The RoadMaster Sterling All Terrain Tow Bar with 6-Wire Electric Cord - 6,000 lbs, item # RM-576 that you selected would be an excellent choice for towing your vehicle if your motorhome has a 2 inch hitch mounted at the rear. With the Sterling All Terrain Tow Bar and the XL base plate kit you will get the safety cables and the 6 wire wiring needed to span...
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  • Will a Tow Defender Protective Screen Work with Roadmaster MX Style Base Plates
  • I am not sure where the MX base plates are excluded from the Tow Defender products. The MX base plates are only compatible with certain tow bars (Sterling, Blackhawk, Blackhawk 2, Falcon and Falcon 2) but the Tow Defender products will work despite the base plates being used. But Roadmaster indicates that Tow Defender # RM-4700 fits all Roadmaster tow bars with Quick-Disconnect systems but will not fit MX base plates. And Tow Defender # RM-4750 fits Blue Ox, Demco, and Roadmaster motor...
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  • Windshield Protection Recommendations For Flat Towing
  • The purpose of the Roadmaster Guardian Rock Guard, # RM-4000, is to not only protect the finish and front fascia of your vehicle from rocks and other road debris, but also to keep rocks and gravel from ricocheting off of the vehicle and hitting the windshield or motorhome. To protect the windshield from rocks and debris that may make its way over the Guardian, I recommend checking out the Roadmaster Tow Defender, # RM-4700. The Tow Defender stretches from the receiver to the tow vehicle...
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