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Blue Ox Tow Bar Wiring Kit Installation - 2015 Ford C-Max

Today on our 2015 Ford C-Max, we're going to be looking at and installing the Blue Ox Tow Bar Wiring Kit, Part Number BX8848. Now, we're going to go ahead and plug our six-pull into the car and our six- or seven-pull into the vehicle or the tester depending on what your vehicle has. Now we're going to test them. We'll try our tail lights. Try our right blinker and our left. We're going to start by removing our tail lights. We'll start by removing these plastic panels.


Roadmaster Universal Diode Wiring Kit Installation - 2009 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2009 Volkswagen Jetta, we'll be taking a look at and installing the Road Master Universal High-Powered Diode Wiring Kit, part number RN-152. Go ahead and test out our tail lights. Right turn signal. Left turn signal. Right brake, and left brake. First thing we're going to to on our vehicle is open up the hood, that way we can locate the battery and know where to run our wires. Now, our vehicle already has a base plate installed, so we'll go ahead and run our wires from our adapter point, up behind the grill, and then we're going to make a pig tail up here in the engine compartment, in case if they want to put in a supplemental braking system later. We'll first go ahead and run our wires up into the top part of the grill from the bottom side of the grill down here where the base plate's at.


Roadmaster Fuse Bypass Switch for Towed Vehicles Installation - 2015 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2015 GMC Acadia we'll be taking a look at an installing the Fuse Master Fuse Bypass Switch for Towed Vehicles. This is going to be a 30 to 50 amp, FMX fuse, part number RM76513. You will also need another bypass to tow, which is part number RM76514. First thing we're going to have to do is open up the hood and locate the fuse box, which is going to be right here on the driver's side. Now, if you correspond with our owners manual and dingy towing instructions, it's going to tell you that you're going to have to remove the Bat 1, 50 amp fuse that's going to be located here underneath the hood. Now, we'll go ahead and remove the cover and shield up here so we can kind of tuck our ground and everything back underneath here if we can. Once you have all the push pin fasteners removed that go around the shield, you can pull it up and out of the way. This isn't necessary, but it does help out.


Hopkins Tail Light Wiring Kit Installation - 2016 Jeep Wrangler

Today on our 2016 Jeep Wrangler, we're going to show you how to install the Hopkins Custom Taillight Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles, part number HM56200. What this is going to allow us to do is hook up our motor home, and it's going to operate the lights on the vehicle just as if we we're sitting inside the car turning the signals on. It does that with the diode converter here, so this box has built-in diodes. This is going to prevent any back feed into the electrical system of the towed vehicle, and the diodes are going to convert whatever signal it's getting from our taillights into a usable signal. That diode converter is going to take the signal coming in from the motor home, it's going to translate it into signals that the vehicle can use to operate its taillights. Great thing about it is when it's not connected to your motor home, there's going to be absolutely no interference. Now to begin our installation, we need to remove the driver's side taillight.


Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring Kit Installation - 2016 Hyundai Elantra

Today, on our 2016 Hyundai Elantra, we're going to show you how to install the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power diode wiring kit. This is part number RM-154. What these diodes do . They allow us to run 2 inputs to a single output. This is also going to protect the system. We're not going to have any back feed, either going from our car back to our motor home, or from our motor home into the car.


Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring Kit Installation - 2015 GMC Acadia

We're going to review and install part number RN-154 from Road Master. This is a universal high-powered diode wiring kit, and we're going to install it on a 2015 GMC Arcadia. With this part number, this is a part series C. Starting from here, these are our diodes, you get four in the kit, and you get the terminal ends, connect up to your wires. Quick note about the diodes, is that when you add power to the system on a vehicle from the RV, what this does is makes your power comes in, doesn't matter which tab you use, and all this goes out in this direction here, typically towards your tail light. That way, power coming in from the RV doesn't back feed into the rest of the circuits in the car, and maybe potentially cause some problems.


Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring Kit Installation - 2012 Ford Focus

On this 2012 Ford Focus we're going to review and install the Roadmaster universal high power diode wiring kit. Part number rn-154. This is what it will look like after we have it installed. First off we'll take a look at the running light circuit, which is just like the car. When it's hooked up the lights will be a little bit different from what the car is, an original. On our car it has amber turn signals.


Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2013 Chevrolet Equinox, we'll be taking a look at and installing the Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass. Part number RM76511. For extended towing this is going to be the best option is to install the fusemaster fuse bypass. Because the owner's manual's going to require you for prolonged towing to pull a fuse and then replace it after you're down towing. This will prevent you from having to pull a fuse when you can just bypass it. First thing we're going to do is locate the fuse panel that's going to hold our fuse that we're going to need to remove and bypass. Go ahead and pull it off.


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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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  • 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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  • Can Tow Bar Wiring Harness be Bypassed on a 2012 Jeep Liberty
  • Do you want to bypass the converter because the RV uses separate turn signals and brakes lights like the 2012 Jeep Liberty or for some other purpose? The converter box in a tow bar wiring harness such as # HM56204 takes the separate turn signals and brake lights used by the Jeep and combines them. It also offers circuit protection so bypassing it would not be a good idea. If you want the Jeep turn signals and brake lights to be separate you would need to use the 6 diode kit # 154-792-118158.
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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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  • Trailer Wiring Harness for 2012 Jeep Wrangler That is Set Up for Flat Towing
  • Thank you for all of your purchases from etrailer. We appreciate both your business and your trust. I see that you are using the Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles # HM56200 in your 2012 Jeep Wrangler. This harness cannot provide the trailer lighting functions you need but you can simply add a 4-pole harness to your existing set-up. Curt harness # C55124 will plug in in parallel with the existing flat towing harness, at the passenger side tail light. Since the two...
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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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  • Needed Items for Flat Towing 2012 Honda Fit
  • For starters, you will need a tow bar and base plates. The tow bar mounts into the receiver on your Winnebago, and would use the base plates that permanently attach to the Honda Fit as an attachment point. I would recommend the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar, part # RM-520. The Falcon 2 is our best seller, and is easy to operate. The vehicle-specific base plate kit is part # 521190-1. I will link you to our video showing this kit being installed on a 2010 Honda Fit. Next, you will need...
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  • Adding a 7-Way Trailer Connector and Brake Controller to a 1998 Ford Ranger
  • I do have a solution to add a 7-Way trailer connector and brake controller to your 1998 Ford Ranger. Since there isn't a plug-in 7-Way available for your truck, one will need to be partially hardwired. First, if the truck already has a 4-Way flat connector then all you would need is kit # ETBC7 which includes all the parts needed to install the 7-Way and provisions for installing a brake controller. If the truck does not have any trailer connector then before you can install the...
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  • Tow Bar Wiring Recommendation for a 2014 Ford F-150
  • We have exactly what you will need. First you will want the Hopkins Tow Bar Wiring part # HM56000. This will plug in line with your trucks taillights circuits to control them while being flat towed. This harness has a 4-way connector that can easily be converted to a 7-way with a # 47345. You will just need to plug the adapter into the 7-way socket on your tow vehicle and then plug the # HM56000 into it.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Can a 2011 Ford Fiesta Automatic be Flat Towed Behind a Motor Home
  • I did some checking and it looks like a 2011 Ford Fiesta with an automatic transmission is good to tow as is. However, you should check with the owners manual to check for any limitations or recommendations. You will need a few things to accomplish this, the first thing being a Roadmaster EZ2 Base Plate Kit, part # 524425-1. This will install onto your Fiesta and be the attachment point from the tow bars. Next, you will need a RoadMaster Sterling All Terrain Tow Bar, part # RM-576 and...
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  • Which Accessories are Needed to Flat Tow 2013 Chevy Sonic
  • To safely flat tow your Sonic, you will need the following items: a tow bar, base plates, safety cables, a wiring solution and a supplemental braking system. I would recommend the Roadmaster Falcon 2 tow bar, part # RM-520. The Flacon 2 features quick disconnects and auto-locking arms that allow you to couple to the RV even if the car is not perfectly lined up behind the RV. To provide an attachment point on the vehicle to connect the tow bar, you will need to install a base plate...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Parts Included in Hopkins Towed Vehicle Wiring Kit # HM56200
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled the Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles, part # HM56200, which you reference. The kit contains four connectors, which will be plugged into the connection points located behind your vehicle's tail lights on both the driver's side and the passenger side (two per side). We are in the process of updating the product page with new photos of part # HM56200.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2011 GMC Terrain FWD Behind A Motor Home
  • The 2011 GMC Terrain FWD can be flat towed behind your motorhome if you have the six speed automatic transmission. Also, you are correct, the Discrete Logic Ignition Switch fuse (fuse #32) needs to be removed from the instrument panel fuse box. The instrument panel fuse box is located on the passenger side of the center console, behind a cover. That fuse needs to be removed to keep the battery from being drained when towing. With that done you should be able to flat tow your Terrain with...
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