1. Accessories and Parts
  2. Roadmaster
  3. Base Plates
  4. Tow Bar
  5. Adapters
  6. Roadmaster to Blue Ox
RoadMaster Blackhawk 2 All Terrain, Nighthawk, or Sterling Tow Bars to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter

RoadMaster Blackhawk 2 All Terrain, Nighthawk, or Sterling Tow Bars to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter

Item # RM-031-5
lowest price pledge
Our Price: $136.45
Accessories and Parts
This item qualifies for Free Shipping
Shipping Weight: 6 lbs
Quantity: 
In Stock
Accessories and Parts RM-031-5 - Roadmaster to Blue Ox - Roadmaster
zoom in icon
slider vertical icon
zoom out icon
Comment field cannot be left empty.
Name field cannot be left empty.

Thank you! Your comment has been submitted successfully. You should be able to view your question/comment here within a few days.

Error submitting comment. Please try again momentarily.

Product Images

In Use/Installed

Customer Photos

Videos

Need help with installation?
Locate installers near me
An adapter makes mismatched tow bars and brackets compatible so you can use your RoadMaster Blackhawk 2 All-Terrain, Nighthawk, or Sterling tow bar with Blue Ox base plates. Check serial number for compatibility. Call 800-298-1624 to order Roadmaster accessories and parts part number RM-031-5 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for RoadMaster Blackhawk 2 All Terrain, Nighthawk, or Sterling Tow Bars to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
  • All Info
  • Reviews (31)
  • Q & A (46)
  • Videos (1)
  • Photos
  • Why etrailer?

Roadmaster Accessories and Parts - RM-031-5

  • Base Plates
  • Tow Bar
  • Adapters
  • Roadmaster to Blue Ox
  • Roadmaster

An adapter makes mismatched tow bars and brackets compatible so you can use your RoadMaster Blackhawk 2 All-Terrain, Nighthawk, or Sterling tow bar with Blue Ox base plates. Check serial number for compatibility.


Features:

  • Adapts your Roadmaster tow bar for use with a Blue Ox base plate
    • Works with Blackhawk 2 All-Terrain tow bar with serial number above 16,500
    • Works with RoadMaster Nighthawk or Sterling tow bars with serial numbers above 14,501
  • Made in the USA
  • Limited lifetime warranty


031-5 RoadMaster Nighthawk, or Sterling Tow Bar (14,501 and Above) or Blackhawk 2 All-Terrain (16,500 and Above) to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter





Video of RoadMaster Blackhawk 2 All Terrain, Nighthawk, or Sterling Tow Bars to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Roadmaster Base Plates RM-031-5 Review


Customer Reviews

RoadMaster Blackhawk 2 All Terrain, Nighthawk, or Sterling Tow Bars to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter - RM-031-5

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (31 Customer Reviews)

An adapter makes mismatched tow bars and brackets compatible so you can use your RoadMaster Blackhawk 2 All-Terrain, Nighthawk, or Sterling tow bar with Blue Ox base plates. Check serial number for compatibility.

- RM-031-5
by:

I received my brackets on time as promised and just what I needed to tow my Jeep, I haven't made a trip but have installed the brackets, I have included a photo. Thanks for doing a great job!


Comments
The brackets work great, I have made numerous trips and no problems.
Tommy W - 09/24/2018



- RM-031-5
by:

Items arrived after backlog at the factory. A few days delay. Followed well written instructions and installed the adapters with no problems. Thanks Etrailer.



- RM-031-5
by:

These worked as intended and made the conversion to Roadmaster Tow Bar a breeze. Very sturdy and a bit heavy.



- RM-031-5
by:

While I was traveling my tow bar decided to die it's a roadmaster so replaced it with a roadmaster hadto change the ends with the old ones as I needed to keep traveling so ordered these new ones nice fit good and know I'll get years of towing out of them and easy to change out since I did it once was easy the second time around good price an etrailer was on the ball with shipping as I'm on my way again thanks etrailer


Comments
Working good no problems
Linda D - 06/10/2018



- RM-031-5
by:

Allowed adaptation Of Blue Ox brackets installed on 2015 Ford Fusion Energy(Plug in Hybrid) to function using my existing Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar, saving the cost of a new system!


Comments
Talk about timing! Your e-mail comes just as I am ordering two new Tabs BX 62-3468 for my Sterling to Blue Ox Tow Assembly. The current tabs are bending and threatening to disengage from their sockets. Rather disconcerting, on reading some reviews others have had some types of failures of the tabs necessitating replacement. Other than some tight turn circumstances I have not had catastrophic stress placed on my system. My answer will be NOT to make tight turns! I appreciate your services and am pleased by your one year follow up. I remain your faithful customer.
Glenn - 02/10/2018



- RM-031-5
by:

I Needed an adapter between Blue Ox Base Plate and Roadmaster Tow Bar. Sam at etrailer identified the correct part. Shipping was as advertised and the Adapter was correct. This is the second time I've used etrailer and have been very satisfied. It has become my go-to internet provider for my RV needs. I recommend them based on my experience.



- RM-031-5
by:

Just what I needed Etrailer make shopping for hard to find items the best. They are unequaled in service



- RM-031-5
by:

Roadmaster Sterling to Blue Ox bracket adapters are well made and fit my tow bar perfectly. Etrailer is the place to go for towing equipment, their prices and customer service can't be beat.


Comments
Have used adapters several times without problems. Very pleased with performance and wear.
Gordon C - 02/18/2018



- RM-031-5
by:

Product is new and as expected. Pricing was the best I could find on the internet. Not expected was the FAST delivery service and excellent communication for tracking my order. Thanks


Comments
Perfect, as advertised....
Richard L - 10/31/2016



- RM-031-5
by:

needed to adapt my roadmaster towbar to blue ox baseplate. This item filled the bill and fit perfectly. Would be 5 stars if a little less expensive.


Comments
I have towed vehicle several thousand miles and have had no problems with this product.
Gary N - 06/08/2017



- RM-031-5
by:

Upgraded to RoadMaster towbar and performance has been outstanding. Fast and easy to connect and disconnect without the binding issues.



- RM-031-5
by:

Arrived on time, Installed and have had no problems since. Great Product


Comments
Still a quality product, no problems.
John H - 08/22/2020


- RM-031-5
by:

The tow bar bracket adapters are very sturdy and fit properly between the Roadmaster tow bar and the Blue Ox base plate. Would be nice if the tow bar would come with the brackets instead of the crossbar, and having to purchase them separately.



- RM-031-5
by:

exact fit for my Roadmaster Sterling tow bar.



- RM-031-5
by:

Adapters to use a road master towbar with a blue ox base Plate. Very high quality easy install much better design than the blue ox baseplate and easier to connect to your vehicle.



- RM-031-5
by:

The RM 031-5 adapters did convert our existing Roadmaster Sterling tow bar to connect to our 2019 Ford Fusion Energi with its Blue Ox Base Plate, required because Roadmaster has yet (Dec 2018) to offer a base plate for the new 2019 Fusion Hybrids. Lacey of etrailer was very helpful in getting us the correct adapter after a different supplier had foolishly sent as a Roadmaster Hitch Lock (No. 315) that they had illustrated with the wrong photo, i.e. that of the 031-5 adater on their web page. Go Figure... Thank you Lacey for saving our up coming trip.



- RM-031-5
by:

Just what you need to convert a Roadmaster Sterling towbar to a Blue? Ox spec baseplate.



- RM-031-5
by:

Bought just so a Roadmaster tow bar will work with a Blueox, no issues works good.



- RM-031-5
by:

Haven't used it, but have installed it. Everything is a perfect fit and saved me a bundle by being able to keep my Roadmaster tow bar with the Blue Ox on my new toad.



- RM-031-5
by:

Staff member Will was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about product and always followed through to make sure I got what I needed



- RM-031-5
by:

GREAT customer service, great product arrived as promised.



- RM-031-5
by:

Great service and prices and quality. Shipped on time. Thanks



- RM-031-5
by:

Very well made adapters. They were easy to install. I have not used them yet. I do not see that there will be any problems. Great service from e -trailer, I will buy from them again. Thanks for the fast delivery.



- RM-031-5
by:

Ricky was most helpful in finding accurate items needed and assisting in returning of items not. I went to RV storage today and had the parts installed w/ no fuss in no time.



- RM-031-5
by:

etrailer right on time with my order.. Melissa was very knowledgeable and kept me informeed. will definately do bisness with etrailer again.


25
31
Show More Reviews

Ask the Experts about this Roadmaster Accessories and Parts

  • Blue Ox Base Plate Adapter for Roadmaster Falcon 5250 Tow Bar
    For your Roadmaster Falcon Tow Bar, there are two adapters that will work with your Blue Ox base plates. You can use either the Roadmaster Tow Bar to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter # RM-031 or the Blue Ox Base Plate Adapter Brackets for Roadmaster Tow Bars # BX88151. The RoadMaster Nighthawk or Sterling Tow Bars to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter # RM-031-5 will not fit your specific tow bar. I've attached a help article to assist.
    view full answer...
  • Finding the Serial Number on a Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar to Use Adapter for Blue Ox base Plates
    I spoke with my contact at Roadmaster about how to find the serial number to get the proper adapter to use with the Blue Ox base plates. You will need to spread the 2 arms apart on the tow bar and then look for the sticker where the two arms come together. That is where you should find the serial number. For serial numbers above 16,501 you will need adapter # RM-031-5 that you have referenced. For serial numbers up to 16,500 you will need adapter # RM-031.
    view full answer...
  • Adapter to Use a Blue Ox Tow Bar with a Smitty Built Bumper on a 2000 Jeep Wrangler
    The 3-prong Blue Ox tow bars are made to attach to a 2 prong base plate. If your bumper has just one prong sticking out of the bumper then you would need something like # BX88296 for a 7/8 inch diameter pin. Make sure the bumper is rated for this type of use.
    view full answer...
  • What Material is Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter
    Product number RM-031-5 is composed of steel. This bracket adapter will allow you to take any Sterling Tow Bar with a serial number of 14501 and higher and attach it to a Blue Ox Bracket.
    view full answer...
  • Adapter for Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar with Serial Number Above 14500 and Blue Ox Base Plates
    Yes. There were serial numbers above 16501 on the Roadmaster Sterling All-Terrain Tow Bar # RM-576 . The correct base plate adapters for your Sterling tow bar with the serial number 019336 is the RoadMaster Nighthawk or Sterling Tow Bars to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter # RM-031-5 . If you determine that your serial number is below 16500, you will want to use # RM-031 to adapt your Blue Ox base plates.
    view full answer...
  • Which Roadmaster to Blue Ox Adapter Fit Sterling Tow Bar with Serial Number 607928
    The serial number of your Sterling tow bar being 607,928 would indicate that the # RM-031-5 would work with it and would be the correct fit. The # RM-031 is for the older version like you mentioned.
    view full answer...
    Image 1 for
  • Where is the Serial Number Located on a Roadmaster Tow Dolly
    I spoke with my contact at Roadmaster and he said that on a Roadmaster Tow Dolly Trailer like the # RM-2050-1, the serial number will be located on the tongue of the trailer or on the passenger side, main base, facing forward.
    view full answer...
  • Is a Base Plate Adapter Needed to Tow a 1997 Geo Tracker with a Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar
    Does you 1997 Geo Tracker have a Blue Ox Base Plate kit # BX3508 for a 2-door or part # BX3505 for a 4-door installed on it? If so, then to use a Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar # RM-576 you will need to also use the # RM-031-5 that you referenced. Since the serial number of your tow bar is above 14,501 this adapter will fit.
    view full answer...
  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2015 Nissan Versa Sedan Manual Transmission
    For a Roadmaster Base Plate kit for your 2015 Nissan Versa you would want the Roadmaster Base Plate Kit part # RM-52357-4A. The only problem is that this base plate kit is only compatible with tow bars that slide into a hitch opening. Your Stowmaster won't work because it is the trailer coupler style. You will need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon 2, # RM-520. For safety...
    view full answer...
  • Towbar and Adapter for Towing a Jeep 2005 Automatic
    The bracket you will need for a 2005 Jeep Wrangler, Wrangler Unlimited or Rubicon would be 1424-1 (see link below). If you would like to provide more information on the year make and model of your vehicle and your towing setup I would be happy to make a more detailed recommendation. If you are setting up to tow for the first time you will need a base plate kit, a tow bar, safety cables and a wiring kit. We have all of the items to set you up for towing just let me know what you need...
    view full answer...
  • Which Tow Bar Base Plates For Roadmaster Sterling On 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
    The base plate I recommend is the Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit # DM9519319 which my contact at Demco confirmed will fit your 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. The Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar # RM-576 you were interested in will fit the Demco # DM9519319 and will not require an adapter. To complete your flat tow setup you will need wiring, and a supplemental brake system. I recommend the Roadmaster 4-Diode Universal Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles # RM-152 since the Roadmaster Sterling #...
    view full answer...
  • Blue Ox Flat Tow Set Up and the 2nd Vehicle, 2021 Jeep Wrangler
    If you already have a Blue Ox tow bar, then I suggest the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms, # BX1139. See product review and installation video and verify this fitment against your style bumper. These base plates should not only fit Fit Blue Ox tow bars but also Aventa, Aladdin, Alpha, Adventurer, Ambassador, Acclaim, Avail, Allure, and Trion tow bars as well and many Roadmaster tow bars too with a sold separate adapter, # RM-031 or #RM-031-5. Since you have already flat towed...
    view full answer...
  • Recommended Flat Towing Setup Minus Supplemental Braking System For 2020 Ford Edge
    I would be happy to recommend everything you will need to flat tow your 2020 Ford Edge behind your RV, but the only base plate kits available are if your Edge is an ST model. First you will need a base plate kit which currently the only base plate kit offered is the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BX2677 that will only fit if your Edge is an ST Model. As long as your Edge is an ST model you will be able to use the RoadMaster Blackhawk 2 All Terrain, Nighthawk, or Sterling...
    view full answer...
  • 2020 Jeep Wrangler JLU Needed Items to Flat Tow
    For a wiring kit, I suggest the # RM-15267 Diode kit, which will help protect your vehicle's electrical components from damage in the event of a feedback. We actually have an installation video created of this product being installed on a 2020 Jeep. Please note the link below. If you are using the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, # BX1139, this is a great option. We have an installation video for this item as well that I have linked. If you are going to use this base plate kit, the Blue...
    view full answer...
  • Which Adapters for Blue Ox Baseplate with Roadmaster Nighthawk All-Terrain
    In order to use the Blue Ox Baseplate Kit # BX1130 with a Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain towbar # RM-676 you'll need the RoadMaster Nighthawk or Sterling Tow Bars to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter # RM-031-5. This is the correct adapter for the Blue Ox baseplates to be used with that tow bar
    view full answer...
  • Replacement Parts for the Original Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar SN # 005384
    I do have almost everything you will need to repair your Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar SN # 005384 but after speaking with my representative at Roadmaster, they strongly advised me that you should replace the tow bar due to the sheer age of the unit and cost of replacement parts. If you would like to replace the unit then the new updated version of the Sterling tow bar is the Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain Tow Bar part # RM-576. I have attached a review video of this tow bar for you as well. If...
    view full answer...
  • Can Blue Ox Base Plate Kit for 2020 Ram Rebel 1500 be Towed with Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar
    The Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX2414 that you mentioned can be used with the Roadmaster Sterling tow bar # RM-576 but you do need to use the correct adapter since the two can't be connected directly. So all you'd need for an adapter is the part # RM-031-5 and you'd be set.
    view full answer...
  • Blue Ox and Roadmaster Base Plates for 2019 Chevrolet Equinox
    Blue Ox does offer a base plate for your 2019 Chevrolet Equinox as does Roadmaster. All base plates appear on the page I linked for you. Blue Ox part # BX1730 fits the front wheel drive (FWD) 1.5L gas turbo, the 2.0L gas turbo and also the diesel model. It is directly compatible with Blue Ox tow bars like the Aladdin, Alpha, Avail, and Aventa models. Similarly Roadmaster's base plates are available for the different versions of the car. Blue Ox base plate # BX1730 can be used with...
    view full answer...
  • Blue Ox Base Plate Fit with Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar
    The Roadmaster Tow Bar to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter # RM-031 works on Sterling tow bars with serial numbers up to 16,500. If serial number is higher (which it looks like yours is), you will instead use # RM-031-5. Since you already have the adapter, you simply need two of the Replacement Spacer for Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar Adapter # RM-A001818A.
    view full answer...
    Image 1 for Image 2 for
  • Adapter to use Roadmaster Tow Bar With Blue Ox Towing Brackets
    There are adapters available which will allow you to use Roadmaster tow bars with Blue Ox towing brackets. The Roadmaster Tow Bar to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter # RM-031 will work with Roadmaster's Blackhawk, Falcon, or Sterling tow bars with serial numbers up to 16,500. The other adapter which is available, # RM-031-5, is only compatible with Sterling tow bars that have a serial number above 16,501. I've added a link to a video review of the adapter for you to take a look at.
    view full answer...
    Image 1 for
  • Base Plates That fit a 2008 Saturn Astra
    The only base plates that are a confirmed fit for your 2008 Saturn Astra are the Blue Ox # BX3333. To use your Sterling tow bar you would then need an adapter. Roadmaster adapter # RM-031 will work with Sterling tow bars that have a serial number up to 16,500 while adapter # RM-031-5 will be needed for Sterling tow bars that have a serial number above 16,500. I have added a review video on these adapters for you to take a look at.
    view full answer...
  • Base Plate that Fits 2013 Jeep Wrangler With American Expedition Tubeless Bumper
    I do have an option for you but the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms part # 1444-1 is only a fit for the 10th anniversary edition of the Jeep. I recommend Blue Ox Base Plate Kit part # BX1133 which fits the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with American Expedition tubeless bumper. This is the only base plate that fits this bumper at this time. Then you can use the Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar part # BX7420 which is a non-binding design that comes with the safety cables...
    view full answer...
    Image 1 for Image 2 for
  • Adapter Required to Join Blue Ox Base Plate to Roadmaster Tow Bar
    Adapters are available to allow joining a base pate from one maker with a tow bar from another. This does add cost and some additional degree of complexity but so long as the items used are correct there is no safety concern. But if you use one maker for both you will save some money and have a simpler set-up. If for example you had Blue Ox base plate # BX2246 on your 2011 CR-V and wanted to use a Roadmaster tow bar you would use adapter # RM-031 or # RM-031-5. You can refer to the...
    view full answer...
  • Adapter to Connect Blue Ox Baseplate to Roadmaster Tow Bar
    The Blue Ox base plate that fits your 2014 Honda CR-V is their item # BX2258. This can be used with a Roadmaster tow bar by using an adapter kit. If the motorhome has Roadmaster's Blackhawk, Falcon, or Sterling tow bar you can use adapter kit # RM-031. On the Sterling tow bars this adapter works on tow bars up to serial number 16,500 but it you have a Sterling tow bar with a higher serial number instead use kit # RM-031-5.
    view full answer...
  • Are Roadmaster Base Plates Compatible with 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 10th Anniversary Rubicon
    The two Roadmaster base plates we offer for the 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, parts # RM-521448-4 and # RM-521448-5, are not compatible with the 10th Anniversary Rubicon but we do offer a base plate kit from Blue Ox that will fit the Rubicon Hard rock as long as it does not have aftermarket bumpers, winches and guards. That base plate kit is part # BX1134. This base plate set works directly with Blue Ox Aventa, Aladdin, Alpha and Allure tow bars but can also be used with Roadmaster Blackhawk,...
    view full answer...
  • Adapters to Use Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar with Blue Ox Base Plate Kit
    Yes, the Roadmaster Sterling tow bar can be adapted to fit with Blue Ox base plate kits. The adapter needed does depend on the serial number of the Sterling. If the tow bar's serial number is 16,500 or less use # RM-031. If the serial number is higher use # RM-031-5.
    view full answer...
  • What Base Plate Do You Recommend for My 2022 Chevy Tahoe?
    The only available base plate option we have for your 2022 Chevy Tahoe is the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BLU24XR. The Blue Ox plate is made of a durable steel construction with a powder coat to resist rust and corrosion in harsh elements. As far as the installation, the Blue Ox includes a straightforward installation with all included mounting hardware. In order for the Blue Ox to fit, your Tahoe must have the diesel engine option. In addition to the base plate, I recommend...
    view full answer...
  • Parts Needed to Connect Roadmaster Nighthawk Tow Bar to Blue Ox Base Plates
    In order to use a Roadmaster Nighthawk # RM-676 with Blue Ox base plates like the # BLU33FR you will need to use the RoadMaster Blackhawk 2 All Terrain, Nighthawk, or Sterling Tow Bars to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter # RM-031-5. These adapters will replace the arms on your Roadmaster tow bar so that it can be used with Blue Ox base plates. If you also need a new wiring kit for your 2021 Ford F-150 then I recommend using the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267,...
    view full answer...

Do you have a question about this Accessories and Part?




  • Why etrailer.com?

    At etrailer.com we guarantee:
  • Highest quality accessories and parts for the best price.

    Our Lowest Price Pledge ensures you will never overpay for the parts you need.
  • Real product know-how.

    We make sure that the products we sell are what we say they are, and that they work the way they are supposed to work. Get real advice from a real person who has the knowledge and expertise needed to solve your problem.
  • Most detailed, accurate accessories and part information available.

    Because we take providing accurate product information seriously, we take our own detailed product photos, demo videos and installation videos, as well as verify measurements, instructions, and vehicle fit information.
  • Installations, made easy.

    We love helping people and have the most highly-trained customer service, hands-on experience, step by step videos and installation instructions.
  • Fast shipping.

    Your order is automatically routed to get out of our warehouse and to your door as quickly as possible. Receive free shipping on orders over $99.
  • Personalized service for life.

    We provide one-on-one, personalized service from the ordering process through the life of your product.
  • Trusted since 1946.

    We've been serving customers since our parts store first opened in 1946 and continue to be recognized by our customers, our vendors and third parties for exceptional service.
  • Returns Policy

    Need to return an item? No problem. Please read our Returns Policy for more information.

Info for this part was:

Employee Robert G
Expert Research:
Robert G
Employee Michael H
Expert Research:
Michael H
Employee Jameson C
Expert Research:
Jameson C
Employee Lori W
Expert Research:
Lori W
Employee Jeff D
Installed by:
Jeff D
Employee Dustin K
Video by:
Dustin K
Employee Randy B
Test Fit:
Randy B
Employee Wilson B
Updated by:
Wilson B
Employee Isabelle B
Updated by:
Isabelle B

At etrailer.com we provide the best information available about the products we sell. We take the quality of our information seriously so that you can get the right part the first time. Let us know if anything is missing or if you have any questions.