I have a 2011 ford edge with the adaptive cruise control. I also have a motor home mounted tow bar ,it is a roadmaster eagle 5000. te question is are the roadmaster tow adapters compatiable with this tow bar.
asked by: Mike J
First, you will want to consult the vehicle owners manual to determine if the vehicle can be towed and if there are any specific requirements to do so. I spoke with my contact at Roadmaster and he confirmed that the EZ base plates, # 524426-1, are compatible with the Eagle 5000 tow bar. The base plates will fit a 2011 Ford Edge with adaptive cruise control but not if it is an Eco Boost model.
The tow bar is also compatible with Roadmaster High-Low adapters like # RM-048-4.
In addition to the base plates and tow bar you will also need safety cables. I recommend the coiled cables, # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground.
For lighting, if you will be towing the vehicle often, you can use the diode kit, # RM-154. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation. If the motor home has combined brake and turn signals, you will also need 2 additional diodes, # RM-792, and a tail light converter, # 118158, to wire the vehicle correctly. Not all vehicles require 2 extra diodes but the 2011 Ford Edge does. I have included a link to an FAQ that covers how to wire the diodes and converter.
If you do not want to wire in 2 extra diodes and use the converter, you can use a brake light relay, # RM-88400 instead.
If you will not be towing it frequently, a magnetic kit would be the way to go, # C-ATL20A.
Most states now require a supplemental braking system on the vehicle being towed. One of the easiest systems to set up and install is the Even Brake, # RM-9400. This is a proportional system that applies the vehicle brakes in proportion to how much the tow vehicle is braking for the safest stops and less wear and tear on both vehicles.
I have included a link to our series of FAQ articles on flat towing for you.
expert reply by: Michael H
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