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Roadmaster Tail Light Wiring Kit Installation - 2015 Ford Focus

Today on our 2015 Ford Focus. We're going to show you how to install the Roadmaster LED Bulb and Socket Tail Light Wiring Kit. Part number RM-152-LED. I'm going to start my wiring by going right over the tube that runs out of this module here. It's going to take some wiring out. We'll go right over that. That's going to give us support.


Roadmaster Diode 7 to 6 Wire Coil Kit Installation - 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Today, on our 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, we are going to be showing you how to install the Roadmaster 7-wire to 6-wire Flexo-Coil Diode Wiring Kit, part #RM-15267. Here is what our RM-15267 kit is going to look like. What we are going to have is a good 30 foot length of wire. This allows us to get from the front of the vehicle where we are going to be mounting our 6 pull plug right back to the vehicle's taillights where we want to send that signal. We've got diodes that are going to present back-feed from the car to the motorhome or from the motorhome to the car so it's a really nice, very well-protected system. Then, we've got the umbilical.


Optronics Heavy Duty Magnetic Tow Lights Review

Announcer: Today we'll be taking a look at the Optronics Heavy Duty Magnetic Tow Lights for a 4 flat trailer connector, part number TL21RK.Demonstrater: Here's what it looks like once it's installed. They have a nice, sturdy base, magnetic base, that's going to make it stay on the car. They are designed to fit into a 4 flat on the back of your RV. You're going to have 1 single red light on each side. It's going to act as your turn signal, your tail light, and your brake light. It will affix to any metal surface, such as your roof or a trunk.


Roadmaster Diode 7 to 6 Wire Coil Kit Installation - 2016 Subaru Forester

Today, in our 2016 Subaru Forester, we're going to be taking a look at installing the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo Coil Wiring Kit, part number RM-15267. Now here's what it looks like once it's installed. As you can see, with our Flexo Coil cable, it's going to allow you to extend your wire out to 8 feet and it's going to recoil back to about 15 inches in length. Now, this diode system is going to help protect your Subaru's electrical system from any kind of voltage spikes that may occur from your RV. It's going to be a separate system that's isolated and it's not going to allow anything to back-feed into your car's electrical system; it's going to work strictly on it's own with the diode kit and it's going to help combine your tail lights on your Subaru into a combined setup, instead of the separate turn signal, brake, and tail light signal that it comes with from the factory. Now, let's go ahead and show you how to install it. This will be our 7-way to 6-way Flexo Coil wiring, a little bit of wire loom, some zip ties, our diodes, a length of wire .. it's going to run from the front to the rear of our car ...


TrailerMate Tow Bar Wiring TM781124 Review

Today we're going to taking a look at the Trailer Mate customer taillight wiring kit for towed vehicles. This product is designed to fit certain years of the Jeep Wrangler. What this does is it lets you connect your RV's tail, brake and turn signals lights to the towed vehicles lighting system. It is going to provide a 4-way flat plug at the front of the Jeep to easily connect it to your motor home. It comes with a dust cap for that plug. That way you can cover up the connection points when a plugs not being used.


Hopkins Tail Light Wiring Kit Installation - 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Today on this 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, we're going to review and install a Hopkins custom tail light wiring kit for towed vehicles. Part number HM56200. All right, this is what the wire harness looks like when it's installed on our Jeep. You can see it had its built in bracket here and a four pull cover for the four pull. Now, there's not much to see on this because everything else is installed inside the vehicle. Next, we'll go ahead and show you what all the parts that come with the kit. This is our main wire harness right here with diodes into converter, and you have two T connectors.




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Tow Bar Wiring Questions and Answers

  • Can the Honda Fit Be Flat Towed Behind a Motorhome
  • The information that we have is that the Honda Fit Automatic is towable as is for the 2007 to 2011 model years. If you have a 2012 model or If you would like to let me know the year of your Honda Fit, I would be glad to check to see if it is towable or not, or you can check your vehicle owners manual to determine the towability and pre tow procedures for your specific vehicle. Honda vehicles have special procedures for towing so you should check your owners manual. The items needed to...
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  • Maintaining Battery in Vehicle Being Flat Towed Behind RV
  • First, you will need to confirm that the vehicle is suitable for flat towing. From what I have read on page # 319 through 321 of the owners manual, your GC can be flat towed if the transfer case has a Neutral position. If your 7-way on your RV has a 12-volt power feed (typically the pin in the 1:00 position), you can use that circuit to maintain your battery, however it will not charge a discharged battery. We offer a Flexo Coil Umbilical kit, part # RM-146-7 that would work well...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2015 Chevy Colorado 4WD Behind a Motor Home
  • The steering wheel should lock up if in the lock position though you might be able to move it some. It seems pointless to have a lock position that doesn't actually lock the steering! GM was the first to include steering lock on vehicles so it seems odd that they would be the ones to not include it on one of their vehicles (2015 Chevy Colorado). If you didn't disconnect the battery to flat tow the vehicle as stated in the owners manual it will drain the battery. The trade off for not...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Behind a Motor Home
  • From what I have found the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited does NOT need to have fuses pulled to flat tow it. This means you will not need a fuse bypass. Consult the owners manual to confirm this and for other specific information on flat towing your Jeep. There are other items needed to flat tow your Jeep: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For base plates I recommend the Roadmaster XL base plates # 1439-1. These base plates will fit without an...
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  • Parts Recommendation for Flat Towing a 2014 Fiat 500L
  • I pulled up a copy of the owners manual for a 2014 Fiat 500L and found that the manual transmission vehicles are okay to flat tow as long as you put the vehicle in neutral. You need to check your owners manual to double check this. The first component you will need to flat tow your vehicle is a base plate kit. For that I would recommend the Roadmaster Base Plates # RM-522014-5. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental...
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  • Compatibility of Magentic Towing Light that has a 4-Round Plug and RV that has 6-Round Trailer Plug
  • Since the 119176KIT (installation details linked below) gets the power for the lights directly for the vehicle battery, it does not require any power from the vehicle wiring. It only receives the signals from the vehicle wiring. However, the 119179KIT has a 4-Way flat style connector. The Roadmaster Deluxe Magnetic Tow Lights, # RM-2100, that you have referenced, uses a 4-Round type connector that is not compatible with a 4-Flat. There is no easy way to adapt the two to work together. The...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Honda Fit Sport Automatic Behind a Motor Home
  • The best place to check to see if a vehicle can be flat towed behind a motor home is the owners manual. I found one online for the 2013 Fit from Honda and it states that you can tow the vehicle behind a motor home. There are special instructions for the automatic transmission you will want to look at so be sure to check your owners manual. You will need 5 items to flat tow your fit. First you will need base plates, # BX2253. These provide a safe mounting location for a tow bar. For a...
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  • Can a 2015 Honda Fit Sport Automatic Be Flat-Towed With 4 Wheels on the Ground
  • According to one of our primary resources for flat-towing information, Roadmaster Engineering, the 2015 Honda Fit is flat towable. However, your new Fit owner's manual is the best place to check for any cautions or special requirements for flat-towing your exact version of the 2015 Fit Sport. We offer Roadmaster base plates for the manual transmission version of the 2015 Honda Fit Sport. That is their EZ4 Series Base Plate # RM-521569-4. Please refer to the linked instructions at right....
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  • Tow Bar Wiring to Flat Tow a 1996 Geo Tracker Behind a Motor Home
  • You can use a diode kit like # 38955 on your 1996 Geo Tracker but there are several things to consider. First, it looks like your Tracker has turn signals that are separate from the brake and running lights. If this is so then by using a 4 diode kit, all the functions will use the brake/running light bulb and the vehicle turn signals will not be used at all. If the towing vehicle (RV) has separate bulbs as well and no trailer connector, you would either need to use a tail light converter,...
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  • Wiring Harness to Flat Tow a 2015 Ford F-150 EcoBoost Behind a Motor Home
  • Hopkins shows universal trail light wiring kit for towed vehicles # HM55999 as the only option for your 2015 Ford F-150 EcoBoost. There isn't a plug and play type of harness available for your F-150. I have included a link to a video review of this harness for you. There is a 4-Way flat on the end and since most RVs have a 7-Way connector you could use kit # HM47047 and replace the 4-Way flat with the included 4-Way round.
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  • Difference Detween the Blue Ox Fuse Bypass # BX88272 and # BX88271
  • According to my contact at Blue Ox, you will want to to use the # BX88272 in conjunction with the # BX88273. These parts are compatible with the ATM mini fuses, like those used in the fuse box of your SRX. If you look at the photo I have edited for you, you can see the depth of the switch. The BX88272 and BX88273 are the same depth. I have also linked you to some of our flat towing FAQ articles that you might find helpful.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2016 Lincoln MKX
  • We have all of the parts needed to flat tow your 2016 Lincoln MKX, but the tow bar lighting harness part # HM56002 has not been confirmed as a fit yet for the 2016 models as of right now (Feb 2016) so I can't recommend it. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing like some of the bulb and socket kits require. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies...
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  • Using E-Z Mount Tow Light Kit, # EZT20B, with a Tow Dolly Already Connected to RV Trailer Connector
  • The Roadmaster Tow Dolly with electric brakes, # RM-2000-1, also already has lights on it which is why they did not provide an additional socket for lights. It also has a 4-Way flat trailer connector with extra blue wire for the electric brakes and not a 7-Way. Since your RV has a 7-Way, what I recommend is to change the connector on the tow dolly to a 7-Way, # PK12706, and then you can use the Hopkins mutli-tow adapter, # HM47570. This connector will allow you to plug in the 4-Way...
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  • Wiring 2012 Cadillac SRX so that Third Brake Light Operates While Flat Towing
  • Although it is not required by law, you can indeed tie in the third brake lamp so that it operates when your SRX is connected to the motorhome. You will need an additional diode, part # RM-790 to prevent backfeed into the SRX. The diode would be wired as shown in the diagram I have produced for you. I have looked online and have not been able to find any information regarding the location of the wiring harness that feeds the third brake light. Your best bet would be to check behind the...
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  • Can a 2013 Honda Fit Be Flat Towed
  • I have a copy of the 2013 Honda Fit Owners Manual that I found online, and it states that both manual and automatic transmission equipped Fit models can indeed be towed behind a motorhome IF the specific procedures shown are followed. You can find this information by doing a Google search on '2013 Honda Fit Owners Manual'. Be sure to read the instructions carefully and completely, as they're pretty specific and if they aren't followed to the letter, you can damage the drivetrain of your...
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  • Wiring Recommendation to Flat Tow a 2013 Honda CR-V Behind a Motor Home
  • For the 2013 Honda CR-V getting the correct wiring harness for flat towing depends on a few factors. If you are going to be towing the vehicle often then using a custom harness like # TM783120 would be a good choice. But if you are using a supplemental braking system (which is required by law in most states) then you will also need a brake light relay # RM-88400. If you will not be towing often then I recommend a magnetic kit like # C-ATL20A. This bypasses the vehicle wiring so a brake...
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  • Parts Needed to Replace All Wiring a Single Axle Cargo Trailer
  • To completely rewire your cargo trailer, I would recommend picking up a trailer light kit like the Standard Light Kit, # TL5RK, or # TLL9RK for LED lights. These kits include all necessary wiring and hardware needed to install the lights on your trailer. The LED light kit does not include clearance lights. To add clearance lights, I would recommend using # MCL31AB. The best option would be the LED lights because they only use a fraction of the power that the incandescent lights use....
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  • Flat Towing Lighting Recommendation for a 2016 Ford F-150
  • For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the tail light housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the tail light assemblies of the towed vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way connector that you will install on the front of your towed vehicle and enough coiled wire to go from there to the RV. To install this kit you will need to use a circuit tester like part # 3808 to test all of the...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Ford Focus Behind a Motor Home
  • There are several wiring kit options available for flat towing a 2013 Ford Focus, see link. I recommend using # 154-792-118158 because it is a good solution for frequent towing and you will not need to use a brake light relay when using a supplemental braking system. I looked up the owners manual online for the 2013 Ford Focus and the vehicle can be flat towed but make sure you look over the recreational towing section in your owners manual for all the specific information. In addition...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing Wiring Harness for 2000 Jeep Wrangler Towed Behind Motorhome
  • I'd recommend you use the TrailerMate flat towing wiring harness, part # TM781123. The harness is a plug and play installation, with no cutting or splicing required. You'd simply locate the point behind the taillight assemblies where the factory plug connects to the taillight. You'd unplug that connection, and plug the TrailerMate harness inline at that connection. The connectors with the yellow wire plug inline on the driver's side, and the connectors with the green wire plugs inline on...
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