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RoadMaster Nighthawk or Sterling Tow Bars to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter

RoadMaster Nighthawk or Sterling Tow Bars to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter

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An adapter makes mismatched tow bars and brackets compatible so you can use your RoadMaster Nighthawk or Sterling tow bar with Blue Ox base plates. Check serial number for compatibility. Call 800-298-8924 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 Nighthawk or Sterling Tow Bars to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.


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Roadmaster Accessories and Parts - RM-031-5

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


Features:

  • Works with RoadMaster Nighthawk or Sterling tow bars with serial numbers above 14,501
  • Fits Blue Ox base-plate brackets
  • Quantity: 1 pair of adapters
  • Made in the USA


031-5 RoadMaster Nighthawk or Sterling Tow Bar (14,501 and Above) to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter







Video of RoadMaster Nighthawk or Sterling Tow Bars to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter


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Customer Reviews

RoadMaster Nighthawk or Sterling Tow Bars to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter - RM-031-5

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (22 Customer Reviews)

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

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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. 665493



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I was unsure of which part to purchase co I emailed and got terrific help, got the right art, fast shipping and it fits perfectly. Thank you so much. 612511



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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. 597475



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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. 592564



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Received order very fast and in good condition. Thank you. 473083



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Great service and prices and quality. Shipped on time. Thanks 466677



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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! 435017


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The brackets work great, I have made numerous trips and no problems.

Tommy W - 09/24/2018

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exact fit for my Roadmaster Sterling tow bar. 397136



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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 391198


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Working good no problems

Linda D - 06/10/2018

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Just what you need to convert a Roadmaster Sterling towbar to a Blue? Ox spec baseplate. 389047



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Thank you Everything is fine 352045



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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. 343310


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Have used adapters several times without problems. Very pleased with performance and wear.

Gordon C - 02/18/2018

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etrailer right on time with my order.. Melissa was very knowledgeable and kept me informeed. will definately do bisness with etrailer again. 332536



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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. 312071



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works as designed. would buy again 293749



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Excellent product delivered on time 267357



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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. 259207


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I have towed vehicle several thousand miles and have had no problems with this product.

Gary N - 06/08/2017

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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! 246339


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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

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Works great 243315



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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 231269


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Perfect, as advertised....

Richard L - 10/31/2016

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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. 223558



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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. 200954


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  • Adapter to use Roadmaster Tow Bar With Blue Ox Towing Brackets
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  • 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 14,500. 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.
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  • Adapter for Roadmaster All Terrain Tow Bar to Blue Ox Base Plates
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  • Finding the Serial Number on a Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar to Use Adapter for Blue Ox base Plates
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  • Adapter to Use a Blue Ox Tow Bar with a Smitty Built Bumper on a 2000 Jeep Wrangler
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  • Which Roadmaster to Blue Ox Adapter Fit Sterling Tow Bar with Serial Number 607928
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  • Can a Roadmaster Stowmaster Tow Bar be Adapted to Fit Blue Ox Base Plates on a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta
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  • Can Roadmaster Sterling All-Terrain Tow Bar be Used with Blue Ox Base Plates for 2008 Mini Clubman
  • Yes, you will need an adapter to use the Sterling tow bar with the Blue Ox base plates, # BX1307, for your Mini Clubman. The adapter needed will depend on the serial number of the tow bar. If the tow bar serial number is above 14,501 use adapter # RM-031-5. If the serial number is 14,500 or lower use # RM-031.
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  • Adapter to Use a Roadmaster Sterilng Tow Bar with Blue Ox Base Plates
  • To use your Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar with Blue Ox base plates it will depend on the serial number of the tow bar. If the serial number is 14,500 or lower use # RM-031 and if it's 14,501 or higher use # RM-031-5.
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  • Using a Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar with Blue Ox Base Plates on a 1997 Honda CR-V
  • Since your Sterling tow bar has a serial number above 14,501 you can use Roadmaster adapter # RM-031-5 to attach to the Blue Ox base plates # BX2218 on your 1997 Honda CR-V. The Blue Ox base plates cannot be fitted with quick disconnects or the keeper for the EZ Hook safety cables. So I recommend using straight safety cables # RM-649.
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  • 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.
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