Tow bar with 2" ball coupler has stainless steel, telescoping arms that automatically lock into place. Large hookup radius allows you to connect without perfectly lining up your vehicle. Quick-disconnects make it easy to attach to base plates. Lowest Prices for the best tow bars from Roadmaster. Roadmaster StowMaster Tow Bar - Car Mount - 2" Ball - 6,000 lbs part number RM-501 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Roadmaster StowMaster Tow Bar - Car Mount - 2" Ball - 6,000 lbs

Roadmaster Tow Bars

(9 reviews)


Code:   RM-501

Retail:$548.61

Price:$495.00


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Roadmaster Tow Bars - RM-501

Tow bar with 2" ball coupler has stainless steel, telescoping arms that automatically lock into place. Large hookup radius allows you to connect without perfectly lining up your vehicle. Quick-disconnects make it easy to attach to base plates.


Features:

  • Tow bar lets you tow your vehicle safely and securely behind your motor home
  • Large hookup radius makes connecting a breeze at any angle, even if your vehicle isn't perfectly lined up with your RV
  • Quick-disconnect system lets you quickly and easily mount the tow bar on your towed car
    • Quick-disconnect brackets on tow bar match up with brackets on base plates and are held in place with sturdy pins
  • Self-aligning design - just hook up and drive RV forward
    • Arms extend into rigid, tow-ready position and automatically lock in place
  • Extra-long telescoping arms allow for better maneuverability and easier towing
    • Stainless steel construction of inner arms allows for smooth operation
    • Safety straps inside each arm provide extra security in case the latches malfunction
  • Full-length crossbar with angle iron brace provides maximum strength and support
  • Strong, corrosion-resistant tow bar is built to last
    • FEA testing guarantees a strong finished product
    • Self-lubricated 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 internal components
    • High-tech powder coat finish provides additional durability
  • Simple, secure storage alongside vehicle
    • Just fold up the tow bar and secure it using the collar under the coupler
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Compatibility: works with most Roadmaster EZ, XL, and Classic vehicle-specific base plates
    • Will not work with MX, MS, or EZ5 base plates
    • Can be adapted for use with Blue Ox base plates with the Roadmaster Tow Bar to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter (RM-031 - sold separately)
  • Ball diameter: 2"
  • Arm length (from centerline of quick-disconnects to center of hitch ball):
    • Extended: 44-1/2"
    • Retracted: 36"
  • Weight capacity: 6,000 lbs
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Necessities for Flat Towing

For the RVFor the Towed CarTo Link the Towed Car and RV
HitchBase platesTow bar
Wiring plugBraking systemSafety cables
Wiring kit/diodesWiring adapter cord

Quick, Easy Hookup and Disconnect

This Roadmaster tow bar has a large hookup radius to ensure simple, secure hookup. What this means is that, even if your towed car is not perfectly aligned with your RV, you will still be able to make the necessary connections. To achieve this, the StowMaster has stainless steel, telescopic inner arms that adjust independently. In addition, 1 of these arms is able to pivot in and out, changing the spread. So, if your car is angled a bit behind your RV, you'll still be able to hook up by bringing the arms closer together and staggering the length so that 1 arm is longer than the other, allowing it to reach the more distant base plate.


The fact that the arms are extra-long also allows for a better turning radius. By putting more distance between your motor home and your towed car, your entire setup will become easier to maneuver so that your towed car will track behind your motor home without running the risk of hitting your RV during turns.


Autowlok

The Autowlok mechanism features a spring-loaded pin that locks the telescoping arms into place for towing. Once the tow bar is connected to both your RV and to the base plates on your towed vehicle, simply drive the RV forward until the tow bar arms fully extend, at which point they will automatically lock into place. Once you've reached your destination and you're ready to unhook your car, press the release button to disengage the spring-loaded pin. The arms will be able to telescope again, making it easier to disconnect.


The internal self-lubricating nylon bushings help to absorb road shock and reduce wear and tear on the tow bar by eliminating friction between the inner and outer arms as they telescope in and out. Inside each arm, a built-in safety strap provides extra peace of mind by ensuring that the inner and outer arms won't separate in the event of a latch failure.


Quick-Disconnects

Quick-Disconnect

Standard on most Roadmaster tow bars, quick-disconnects make it a snap to attach the tow bar to your vehicle. Other methods require you to maneuver each tow bar arm individually and perfectly line up tabs on the arms with tabs on your base plates. Roadmaster's unique design lets you connect and disconnect the tow bar quickly and easily, all by yourself.


The quick-disconnect brackets come in separate pieces. The pieces that are positioned on the ends of each tow bar arm interlock with matching brackets that attach to your Roadmaster base plates. Sandwiched between the tow bar arms is a sturdy crossbar that essentially turns the arms into a single structure. This crossbar allows you to lower the tow bar as a single piece onto the quick-disconnect brackets on your towed car so that you don't have to connect each arm separately. When lowering the tow bar onto the brackets, make sure that the tab on each bracket lines up with the hole in the matching bracket. Then just insert the linch pins through the holes in the tabs on top to secure the brackets together. To remove the tow bar, simply remove the pins and lift the tow bar off of the brackets. These convenient brackets also make it simple to mount any number of Roadmaster accessories, from basic safety cables to the Guardian rock shield.


Superior Testing Ensures Excellent Quality

FEA test

This StowMaster tow bar has been subjected to rigorous physical and computerized testing to ensure that it meets Roadmaster's exceptionally high standards. Throughout the design process, Finite Elemental Analysis (FEA) is done. Each of these tests display a 3-dimensional image of the tow bar while it is put under thousands of pounds of pressure. Areas of stress in the tow bar can then be located and studied so that those areas can be strengthened. This process is repeated until any weak spots, particularly those found in load-bearing components, are completely removed. The result is a durable, strong, and safe product.


Simple Storage

FOLDED STOWMASTER

The StowMaster can easily be folded up and stored on the front of your towed vehicle when not in use. After disconnecting the tow bar from your RV, push the arms of the tow bar together so that they are side by side and fold them up towards the vehicle. There is a collar under the coupler that fits over a vertical post on the crossbar. This secures the tow bar in the stored position on the front of your car.


Guide to Flat Towing

Flat towing your vehicle is much more convenient than using a trailer or a tow dolly. These other options take up much more storage space, leaving you less room both at home and at the campsite. In addition, securing your vehicle to a trailer or tow dolly can be a hassle and more time consuming than hooking up with a tow bar.


There are 5 basic components needed when flat towing a vehicle: a tow bar, a base plate kit, a safety cable set, tow bar wiring, and a supplemental braking system.


FlatTowing Components

The tow bar links your towed car to your motor home. It attaches to the custom-fit base plates that install on the frame of your towed car. Safety cables ensure that your towed car does not separate from your motor home in the event that your tow bar becomes detached. Tow bar wiring allows your towed vehicle's signal lights to sync up with your motor home's tail lights, which is required by law in most states. Finally, the supplemental braking system - also required in most states - brakes your towed car when the brakes in your motor home are activated, preventing wear on the motor home and decreasing braking distance for your entire setup.



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Video of Roadmaster StowMaster Tow Bar - Car Mount - 2" Ball - 6,000 lbs


Videos are provided As a guide only. Refer To manufacturer
installation instructions And specs For complete information.




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 Tow Bar - Car Mount - 2" Ball - 6,000 lbs - RM-501

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (9 Customer Reviews)


Tow bar with 2" ball coupler has stainless steel, telescoping arms that automatically lock into place. Large hookup radius allows you to connect without perfectly lining up your vehicle. Quick-disconnects make it easy to attach to base plates.


- RM-501

by: Nick F02/09/2011


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



- RM-501

by: stan roberts09/23/2009


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



- RM-501

by: Frank05/04/2016


Tow bar folds and fits nicely on front of car. It also fits nicely in trunk. Easy to adjust to fit ball on hitch. Good product works, well with Roadmaster EZ base plate kit with removable arms. Used to tow car behind RV. 248472



- RM-501

by: Walt Hess10/21/2011


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



- RM-501

by: Tony02/07/2013


The tow bar is a great piece this is my second one that I've owned and I truly love the product 65314



- RM-501

by: Ron D07/12/2016


excellent products purchased, quality is very good and would recommend them to all 270983



- RM-501

by: Paul S07/16/2016


Good towbar. Easy to hook up and works well. I would recommend it to anyone. 272738



- RM-501

by: Don D06/14/2015


Great looking package Video on install was excellent 203262



- RM-501

by: Don S04/04/2011


QUICK delivery, GREAT service 11017



- RM-501

by: michael w.08/22/2016


excellent product. most affordable and does the job perfectly. 286334

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