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Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for Motorhomes

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This charge line connects to the battery in your RV to allow up to 15 amps to be transferred to your towed vehicle's battery during towing. Requires RM-156-25 be installed in towed car. 1-833-496-1390 to order Roadmaster accessories and parts part number RM-156-75 or order online at Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for Motorhomes. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Roadmaster Accessories and Parts - RM-156-75

  • Tow Bar Wiring
  • Battery Charge Line Kit
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This charge line connects to the battery in your RV to allow up to 15 amps to be transferred to your towed vehicle's battery during towing. Requires RM-156-25 be installed in towed car.


  • Allows power from your RV's battery to be used to maintain the charge of your towed vehicle's battery while the car is being towed
    • Transfers just 15 amps to avoid overcharging the car's battery
  • Connects battery to 6-way or 7-way plug at the rear of your RV
    • Requires Roadmaster's vehicle battery line (RM-156-25 - sold separately) if no charge line is present in your towed vehicle
  • Includes 12-gauge wire, split wire loom, circuit breaker, and hardware
  • Made in the USA

156-75 Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for Motorhomes

Installation Details RM-156-75 Installation instructions

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Video Transcript for Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for Motor Homes Installation

Today we'll be having a look at the Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for motor homes, part number RM-156-75. Okay, with our charge line all hooked up now, this will supply our vehicle that's being towed behind our motor home with 12 volts of power, so the battery in it won't run down while it's being flat-towed. Additionally, if we're hauling just a standard trailer, this will charge the breakaway battery on the trailer, so if the trailer we're to become unhooked, the breakaway battery will have sufficient amount of power to apply the brakes to slow the trailer and stop it safely. This breaker will keep us from having to worry about having to replace fuses on our charge line kit. If, for some reason, there'd become a short and the system would become overloaded, the breaker will flip open and will automatically reset once the problem has been corrected or the breaker has cooled off. It's a quick and simple installation, just one wire to hook up, running from the back of your 7-way connector or your 6-way, depending on the type of connector you're using. Attach it to your breaker then have one lead going to the positive terminal on your battery. Now that we've gone over some of the features, we'll show you how to get it installed.

We're going to use this red wire right here for the charge wire, so we'll strip off some of the insulation, and then we did our charge line, which is the red wire, that went into the terminal marked, AX, for auxiliary, and we'll slide this down. We'll clip it into place til it snaps. Now we'll tighten the wire to clamp up all the way, and we use a 10 millimeter socket and a phillip screwdriver here in order to snug this down the rest of the way. Okay with those snugged down, our 7-way is now securely mounted. All right, so we went ahead and routed our charge line to our vehicle's house battery. It's charged by the alternator so it will be good there.

We secured our wire up to existing wiring harnesses, making sure we kept it out of the way of any moving parts or sources of heat. If you follow a factory wiring harness, more than likely you'll be okay, so there's a wiring harness inside our frame rail. We just followed along that, securing it up with zip ties along the way. The wiring goes through this grommet into the compartment where our battery is stored. Now in our battery compartment here, on our RV, on our case it's behind the driver's side door, we're going to mount our circuit breaker near our battery. Right here, next to the right of our factory circuit breakers will be a great spot.

We'll just use the provided self-tapping screw and secure it in place. You'll see we have one in. We'll do one on the other side too. Now, the wire will need to connect to the auxiliary port on our breaker. That's the silver one.

It's also the top one in our case. I'll measure off how much we're going to need and cut off the excess. We'll strip off some of the insulation here and we'll crimp on one of our small ring terminals. Then we'll remove the nut and place it on. Reinstall the nut. Now in one of the ends of the wire, we just cut off we'll strip off some more insulation and attach the other small ring terminal to it, crimp it down and we'll attach it to the gold terminal on the bottom that's marked, BAT, for battery. We'll measure off how much we're going to need to attach the positive post on our battery, cut off the excess, strip back some insulation, make sure our large ring terminal will fit over there, which it will, stick over the wire and we'll crimp that one down. Before we connect that we're going to tighten down those 2 nuts with a 10 millimeter socket. All right, now we'll take off the wing nut on our positive battery terminal here, place on a ring terminal over the stud and reinstall the wing nut. We'll snug it on down with a pair of pliers. Okay, with that secure, our install is now complete. We'll show you how to test it. We're going to use a trailer simulator here, If you'd like to purchase one of these, you can find one on our website or you can just hook it up to your trailer. Open our door up here, we'll insert our 7-way plug, close the door on over. First thing we're going to check is make sure we have our charge line working on this. We'll flip our gage down here to battery charge and as you can see, we're getting about 12 volts. That means that's working. That completes our look at the RoadMaster Battery Charge Line Kit for motor homes, part number RM-156-75. .

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Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for Motorhomes - RM-156-75

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (59 Customer Reviews)

This charge line connects to the battery in your RV to allow up to 15 amps to be transferred to your towed vehicle's battery during towing. Requires RM-156-25 be installed in towed car.


Quality of the product seems fine ..

issue is the 30 feet of wire included in the kit… Is this supposed to be a length sufficient to wire most RVs? How many 25’ RVs are capable of pulling a tow vehicle?

My RV is 38’ 10”… Because the wire included is worthless I was forced to purchase a 100’ roll (couldn’t find a 50’ roll) for $35.00…! Almost what I paid for the kit…. Bummer..


These were exactly what I needed. I changed tow vehicles to a Honda HRV (manual) and the only base plate available was the Roadmaster. These adapters took about 10 minutes to change my Blue Ox tow bar to accept the Roadmaster.


Does exactly what it is supposed to.


It was very simple to install

Pat - 08/27/2022


Still waiting to install it, but all the pieces are there and it should work well.


Works great and allows me to tow with vehicle stability turned on; no more death wobble! Installation instructions were clear and it fit perfectly.


This is also a part i ordered for my tow behind car in order to charge the battery while pulling the car with the A class motor home on a long trip. The item is just what was described on the internet site. I haven't installed this item yet but it seems to be easily done with the instructions provided. I have ordered from Etrailer many time before and have always recieved great help from customer service and their whole crew. I will continue to do business with them in the future.

larry Brauer

Working great with no problems great product
Larry B - 09/20/2020


Arrived early and installed easily however not enough protective sheathing provided to complete the job.


This base plate was relatively easy to install (if you're handy and can follow written & video instructions), and is practically invisible when not being used for towing. Everyone at etrailer were helpful and knew exactly which parts were needed, even a year later when I asked about using the same base plate on a newer vehicle. The picture is just after install on my 2017 C-Max.


Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for Motorhomes
# RM-156-75
Easy install, but suggest that the 12 gauge wire supplied was longer,or had a description as to the length on your website as it was too short for my 30ft MH. I had to purchase additional to complete the job. Otherwise, works like fine, and good price. Thanks, it should save my battery on my Equinox 2018 when towing.


Ordered 3 parts: RM-156-25; RM-156-75 and DW05745-10. All received very quickly, as is the case when I purchase from etrailer. More importantly, I get a 'live person' when I call for assistance and the service rep. is always knowledgable ( not an answering service that "will have someone call back". Time was spent with me answering all my questions and providing suggestions and opinions when I as for them, related to my project. Great company, great service - keep up the great work!


Since I did not know exactly what I needed, customer service outlined the products and helped me select what I needed!


The battery charged kit connected on to our motorhome to charge the battery of our jeep has worked excellent and the installation also was an excellent job we are very happy with our installation.


Nice kit as expected, Plenty of hardware and hook-up wire for our 2015 Dodge Dart. Would be nice to include $5 of snap on Red cover in the kit to help protect the hot leads.


Would highly recommend using etrailer for any trailer accessories that are needed. Very friendly staff and shipping is fast and accurate on delivery.


2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited...kit was complete and easy to install. Still installed and working one year later!


Installed in my motorhome, works great easy to install following instructions provides. No more dead battery in the toad.


Work as advertised - no issues


Products arrived as advertised, exactly as I expected with no issues. Easy install. I won’t hesitate to shop this site again, always a positive experience.


Works well. Keeps the battery charged in my tow rig.


Everything there and arrived early


Very easy to install. Everything needed is included.

After a year of using roadmaster nameplates and the electronic components to pull my 2019 jeep Cherokee I have been completely satisfied and have had no problems. I installed everything myself with help from etrailer staff and videos.
Daniel - 05/08/2020


Save my battery


It works, easy to install.


still n the box , did not use it . arrived after I went another route.

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  • Recommended Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for Towed Vehicles Amperage Transfer at 12V
    It is very normal for the 12V charge line on a vehicle to provide only the voltage that is being provided by the alternator that is not being used by the vehicle itself. The 3.5 volts is not normal but just 3.5 amps would be normal when the vehicle is running. If you want the full 12V power, then you will need to run the # RM-156-75 which will give you 12 gauge wire and allow you to transfer 15 amps to avoid overcharging your Jeep battery.
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  • Will Starting Vehicle with Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit # RM-156-75 Connected Damage Anything
    You would not need to worry about damage occurring if you started your vehicle with the Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit # RM-156-75 installed. There would be no need for a diode either. Having an additional 12 volt power source attached to your vehicle while it's running would essentially just be like having a more powerful alternator. Basically it would just be like having more amps present which would not hurt anything.
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    I looked through the owner's manual as well as some wiring schematic for your 2016 Ford F-53 chassis and there is no mention of a 12 volt trailer tow battery feed. After some additional research online it seems as if this circuit was excluded from the F-53 chassis but I am sure the dealer would be able to give you a definitive answer. With that being said, it may be best for you to just run your own charge line from the coach battery to your 7-way. This can be done with the Roadmaster Battery...
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    I am not sure if you have already tested the battery charge line circuit on the motorhome's 7-way but if not this will be your next step. If you don't get 12 volts here then there is an issue with this circuit on your motorhome. Aside from tracing the wire back I don't have much to resolve this issue so easiest option would be to just run your own wire with the Roadmaster Battery Charge Line Kit for Motorhomes part # RM-156-75. If you do get 12 volts on the battery charge line circuit on...
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    The Roadmaster Battery Charge Line for Motorhomes part # RM-156-75 is 30 feet long. It Includes 12-gauge wire, split wire loom, circuit breaker, and hardware
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