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RoadMaster StowMaster Car-Mounted Tow Bar - 6,000 lbs

Roadmaster Tow Bars

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Code:   RM-501

Retail:$591.00

Price:$495.00


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Roadmaster Tow Bars - RM-501

With its stainless steel inner arm construction, Autowlok locking mechanism and built-in safety strap, this feature-rich, car-mounted tow bar will leave you worry free as you tow your vehicle to your vacation destination.

Features:

  • Popular, reliable tow bar lets you safely and effectively tow your vehicle behind your RV
  • Autowlok mechanism automatically centers and locks the arms as you drive ahead, preventing sway and making hookup quick and easy
  • Full-length crossbar with angle iron brace provides maximum strength and support
  • Self-lubricating nylon bushings eliminate friction between the inner and outer arms for a longer-lasting, better-functioning system
  • Welded steel plugs seal the ends of the tow bar to guard against corrosion
  • Full-length safety strap acts a backup device, preventing separation of the tow bar arms should the primary lock malfunction
  • Stainless steel inner arm construction allows for smooth operation and corrosion resistance
  • High-tech, powder coat finish provides additional durability
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Capacity: 6,000 lbs
  • Attaches to ball with 2" diameter
  • Compatibility: works with Roadmaster vehicle-specific base plates - EZ, XL and Standard
    • Will not work with MX or MS series base plates
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Please note: The StowMaster does not work with RoadMaster MX or MS series base plates.



Autowlok

Autowlok

The Autowlok system features stainless steel, telescopic inner tow arms that adjust independently for easy connection. When the towing vehicle pulls on the arms, they automatically center and lock in place. The arms also act as shock absorbers, reducing wear and tear on your tow bar.



Quick Disconnect

Quick Disconnects

Standard on most RoadMaster models, quick disconnects make it a snap to attach your tow bar. Their unique design lets you connect the tow bar to the bracket quickly and easily all by yourself and disconnect it the same way. These convenient brackets also make it simple to mount any number of RoadMaster accessories, from basic safety cables to the Guardian rock shield.





501 RoadMaster StowMaster Car-Mounted Tow Bar





Video of RoadMaster StowMaster Car-Mounted Tow Bar - 6,000 lbs


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Video review of roadmaster towmaster RM501
Roadmaster Stowmaster Review

Video Transcript for Roadmaster Stowmaster Review

Today we are going to be showing you part number RM-501, the Roadmaster Stowmaster car mounted tow bar weighted at 6,000 pounds. The tow bar centers and locks itself as you drive ahead. That is a 6,000 pound capacity. The tow bar itself weighs 48 pounds, however this will not work with the MX series base plates. We are going to go ahead and show you some of the distinct features about this 48 pound tow bar. The tow bar gets attached to your vehicle using these brackets here and you can see they actually offer a wide range of movement as you are driving on down the road. These are the locking bars here and back here is the coupler mount which will be hooking up to your ball mount. Before we put this on we are going to show you how this folds up. As you see here this is bar that hooks up to the car. Turning this around you can see that this is locking it up to make sure that it does not move. You simply just turn like so and it folds up to a nice neat little area here. It defiantly makes it much more easy for storage.

Here is an example of what this apparatus might look like when it is attached to your RV and to your vehicle. Now you can see here that these arms are uneven. However as you go driving on down the road these are self tensioning. So you can make a few turns and everything locks up and is secure, free to move left to right or where ever you may need. Now unlike the other models from Roadmaster. This tow bar actually. Does not detach from the bars themselves as mentioned before it just simply slides together and forms one piece that folds out as you need it. There you have it for part number RM-501 this is the Roadmaster Stowmaster car mounted tow bar rated at 6,000 pounds.


Customer Reviews

RoadMaster StowMaster Car-Mounted Tow Bar - 6,000 lbs - RM-501

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating5.0 out of 5 stars   (5 Customer Reviews)




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Nick F02/09/2011

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This is a very well made hitch. It was very easy to fit, is very robust and very easy to fold away. I bought the optional cover which makes the unit very neat when not in use. 6851



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: stan roberts09/23/2009

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best tow bar i ever used My tow bar came loose from the class 8 truck I was driving and the saftey chains and the solid steel in the tow bar kept my truck from comming loose and causing an accident. The tow bar is exceptional.2424



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tony02/07/2013

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The tow bar is a great piece this is my second one that I've owned and I truly love the product65314



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Walt Hess10/21/2011

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This is a replacement for a product I have had for about 10 years. Excellent service and an excellent price!25929



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Don S04/04/2011

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QUICK delivery, GREAT service 11017



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  • Will RoadMaster StowMaster Tow Bar - 6,000 lbs, #RM-501, Fit on 1999 Jeep Wrangler with Flat Bumper
  • The RoadMaster StowMaster Car-Mounted Tow Bar - 6,000 lbs, #RM-501, is a very good application on your 1999 Jeep Wrangler with the flat U-channel bumper being towed by a GMC 2500 HD. It does not include any safety cables or base plate brackets. You will need to purchase the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, # 1420-1, which attaches to the tow vehicle frame. These brackets then allow the tow bar to attach to the tow vehicle. I also have safety cables available for the tow bar. You can use RoadM
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  • Base Plates, Tow Bar, Wiring, and Safety Cables to Flat Tow a 1999 GMC Jimmy
  • If you have a regular model 1999 GMC Jimmy (not an S-15 model) then you will need to use a tow dolly like the RoadMaster Tow Dolly with Electric Brakes, # RM-2000-1, as there are no base plates available for the Jimmy. If you have an S-15 Jimmy, there are base plates available depending on what model you have. For a Jimmy Envoy, 4 wheel drive and not a Black Diamond, ZR2, or Xtreme, use # 179-2. For a S-15 Jimmy, 4 wheel drive and not a Black Diamond or Xtreme, use # 165-2. For a S-15 J
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  • Will Roadmaster StowMaster Car-Mounted Tow Bar Fold While Mounted to 2009 Chevrolet Malibu
  • I contacted our representative at Roadmaster and he confirmed that the RoadMaster StowMaster Car-Mounted Tow Bar, part # RM-501, will fold up while still mounted to the front of your 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. Part # RM-501 will work great with the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit, part # 523145-5. In addition to a tow bar and base plate kit, you will also need safety cables and wiring for lights or towing lights. For safety cables, I recommend RoadMaster 68 Inch Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables,
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  • What Tow Bar Will Work For Towing A 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 SLT Hemi Behind A MCI Bus Conversion
  • You will want to check with the manufacturer for instructions on the proper procedure for towing your 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 because some vehicles must be equipped with a transmission lube pump, an axle disconnect, drive line disconnect, or free-wheeling hubs before they can be towed. The RoadMaster StowMaster Tow Bar # RM-501 is designed for cars and has a maximum weight capacity of 6,000 lbs. You will want to check the gross vehicle weight (GVW) of your 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 SLT Hemi to
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1987 Honda Civic 4-Door Behind a Motor Home
  • You will need to check your owners manual or with the Honda dealer to see if your 1987 Honda Civic 4-door can be flat towed. Some vehicles must be equipped with a transmission lube pump, an axle disconnect, drive line disconnect or free-wheeling hubs before they can be towed. If the correct procedure is not followed it will cause severe damage to the transmission. If you are able to tow your vehicle with your motor home the other parts you will need are the base plates, safety cables, wiring,
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  • Base Plate Kit Needed for a 2011 Honda Fit Sport
  • Yes, I can help. You will need the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit, item # 521190-1, for your 2011 Honda Fit Sport. This bracket kit is designed to fit all models of the 2011 Honda Fit. Along with the bracket kit you will need a set of car side quick disconnects, item # RM-222, if you did not retain them from your 2003 Suzuki for the the tow bar. You will also need wiring for the Fit. I would recommend using the RoadMaster Tail Light Wiring Kit with Bulbs, item # RM-155, to keep the lighting
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  • Base Plates, Tow Bar, and Accessories Needed to Flat Tow a 2001 Honda Accord
  • the first thing you will want to do is consult the vehicle owners manual to determine the proper towing procedure for your 2001 Honda Accord. From what I could find, the vehicle can be flat towed but has not been formally tested. To flat tow a vehicle you will need base plates, a tow bars, safety cables, a lighting solution, and supplemental braking. First, you can use base plates # 1545-1. The base plates provide a safe and secure attachment point for the tow bar. For a compatible tow bar
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1997 Jeep Wrangler With Double Tube Bumper Behind a Motor Home
  • You will want to check your owners manual or with the manufacturer for instructions on the proper procedure for towing your 1997 Jeep Wrangler. Some vehicles might need to be equipped with a transmission lube pump, an axle disconnect, drive line disconnect, or free-wheeling hubs before they can be towed. To tow your 1997 Jeep Wrangler with the double tube bumper, you will need a tow bar, base plates, safety cables, wiring and depending on the states you are planning on towing the vehicle thro
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic
  • Before you begin flat towing your new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, you will want to verify a few things first. If your vehicle has a 1.4 Liter engine and an automatic transmission, then it cannot be flat towed and must be towed using a tow dolly, like part # RM-2000-1. If it has a 1.4L engine and a manual transmission, or has a 1.8L engine and is automatic or manual, then you can flat tow your vehicle. The items that you will need to flat tow your vehicle are a tow bar, base plate kit, wiring harnes
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  • What is the Difference Between the StowMaster Tow Bar and the StowMaster All Terrain Tow Bar
  • The main difference between the standard, # RM-501, and all terrain, # RM-502, StowMaster tow bars are the non-binding arms of the all terrain StowMaster and the Autowlock system of the standard StowMaster. When you are parked on uneven terrain or at a hard angle the arms of the tow bar can bind making it difficult to disconnect the tow bar from your tow vehicle. The Freedom Latch on the all terrain tow bar releases the tension on the arms of the tow bar making it easier to disconnect from y
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2006 Jeep Liberty
  • So you already have a towbar, a brake system and a base plate kit for your 2006 Jeep Liberty. You have the big stuff covered, but there are a few more things you will need to complete your setup. In case you have not picked out a base plate kit I would recommend the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit # 521423-1. I attached an installation video for this base plate kit on a 2006 Jeep Liberty that is very similar to yours. Now for a lighting solution we offer a few different options. I would recom
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2005 Chevy Cobalt Behind a Motor Home
  • First, according to the research I did, the 2005 Chevy Cobalt is flat towable. Consult the vehicle owners manual to confirm. There are a total of 5 items you will need to flat tow a vehicle: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. Base plates: These provide a proper and secure attachment point on the vehicle for a tow bar. You can use Roadmaster EZ base plates # 523137-1. These will fit models with grille inserts but none of the base plates we carry will fit a
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Behind a 2007 GMC Sierra 2500
  • In order to flat tow a vehicle, the very first thing you are going to want to do is consult the owners manual in the recreational towing section to determine the correct towing procedure. If you find that the vehicle can be flat towed then you will need 5 items. First you will need base plates on the vehicle being towed or the Toad. The base plates provide the proper safe and secure attachment point for the tow bar. You can use base plates # 1425-1. I have included a link to a video showing a
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • There are several components needed to flat tow a vehicle such as your 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The first thing you will need is a base plate kit. For that I would recommend you get a Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit # 521440-1A. This should work well with the RoadMaster StowMaster Car-Mounted Tow Bar # RM-501 that you referenced. This tow bar comes with quick-disconnects also. Now for safety chains I would recommend you go with RoadMaster 68 inch Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables # RM-643. T
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  • Can a Roadmaster Stowmaster Tow Bar be Used to Flat Tow a 2010 Buick Enclave
  • To flat tow your 2010 Buick Enclave the first thing you will need are the base plates that install on the vehicle and provide a safe attachment point for the tow bar. For your vehicle you will need EZ base plates # 523149-1. I have included a link to a video that shows a typical installation for you. The # 523149-1 base plates feature draw bars that are easily removed when the vehicle is not being flat towed. Then you will need a compatible tow bar. The Stowmaster, # RM-501, is compatible so
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  • Does Steering have to be Locked out to Flat Tow a Vehicle Behind a Motor Home
  • You would not lock out the steering on the vehicle being flat towed. Doing so would cause the wheels to scrub (drag sideways) when turning. The steering needs to be unlocked and the wheels will turn accordingly and straightened back out when needed. It is sort of like pushing a shopping cart with caster wheels: if the cart is pushed to turn, the wheels will turn, and when pushed straight, the wheels will go back to being straight. I have included 2 helpful links on the right side of this page
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  • Can Roadmaster Stow Master 5000 Tow Bar be Used to Flat Tow a 2009 Honda Pilot Behind a Motor Home
  • Your Stowmaster 5000 tow bar will work with the base plates, # 1562-1, for your 2009 Honda Pilot. In addition to these two items, you will also need safety cables, # RM-643, a lighting solution and the supplemental braking system. For lighting I recommend the TowDaddy Universal system, # TD10000S. According to my research you will need to pull a fuse to flat tow the Pilot. Check the owners manual in the recreational towing section to confirm.To make disconnecting the fuse easier I recommend u
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  • Is there an Adapter to use Roadmaster StowMaster Tow Bar with Blue Ox Base Plates on a Jeep Liberty
  • We have several adapters that can be used with Blue Ox base plates and other tow bar systems. Unfortunately we do not currently offer an adapter that will work for with your StowMaster 5000 tow bar that will be compatible with the Blue Ox base plate kit, # BX1122, that you have ordered. I have included a helpful article that shows base plate and tow bar adapters and compatibility. You can either use a different set of base plates like the Roadmaster # 521423-1. Or you could use a Blue Ox
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2008 Honda Accord Sedan with a Roadmaster Stowmaster Tow Bar
  • There are 5 major components needed to flat tow a 2008 Honda Accord. But the first step is to consult the vehicle owners manual for specific information on flat towing the Accord. To flat tow a vehicle you will need the tow bar, base plates which attach to the vehicle and provide the proper attachment point for the tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For base plates you will need # 521561-1. They are compatible with the Stowmaster tow bar. For safety cables I recomm
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  • Parts Needed to Use RoadMaster StowMaster Tow Bar # RM-501 on 2009 Honda CR-V
  • Your Roadmaster StowMaster Tow Bar # RM-501 can be used with your 2009 Honda CR-V by addition of compatible base plates on the Honda. We offer the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, part # 1559-1, which features no-welding installation using included hardware, and removable arms to allow your CR-V to retain most of its normal appearance when not being flat towed. These base plates are compatible with all Roadmaster tow bars. Flat towing requires a number of components besides the tow bar and base
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