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Roadmaster Tow Defender Protective Screening

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  • Tow Bars
  • Vehicle Guards
  • Protective Screening
  • Roadmaster
  • Tow Defender
The Tow Defender's heavy-duty nylon screen deflects rocks, gravel and road debris down and away, protecting your towed car's finish against chips and dings. The nylon mesh lets air through, keeping it low and over the road. Call 800-298-8924 to order Roadmaster accessories and parts part number RM-4700 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Roadmaster Tow Defender Protective Screening. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.



Roadmaster Accessories and Parts - RM-4700

The Tow Defender's heavy-duty nylon screen deflects rocks, gravel and road debris down and away, protecting your towed car's finish against chips and dings. The nylon mesh lets air through, keeping it low and over the road.


Features:

  • Fits most Roadmaster tow bars with Quick-Disconnect systems
    • Not compatible with EZ5, MS, or MX series base plates
  • Fits any RV with a 2" x 2" trailer hitch
  • Weight: 15 lbs
  • Rolls up to 4" diameter for storage
  • Powder coated steel supports with heavy-duty struts provide maximum durability, support and cornering flexibility
  • Overall dimensions (fully extended): 40" x 72"
  • Held in place with adjustable, shock absorbing steel struts
  • Adjust the tension to fit your towing system by simply sliding the strut mounts up or down the tow bar stinger







4700 Roadmaster Tow Defender Protective Screening



RM-4700 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RM-4700 Installation instructions



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Video of Roadmaster Tow Defender Protective Screening


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Video Transcript for Roadmaster Tow Defender Protective Screen Road Test

Now we'll take our Roadmaster Tow Defender protective screening out on our test course. You can see how well of a job it does at deflecting rocks, gravel and debris down and away from our towed vehicle, protecting its finish. Now when we go around our turns in tight maneuvers, you can see how well the tow defender will turn with our vehicle so we don't have to worry about it getting torn over these maneuvers.


Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Tow Defender Protective Screening - RM-4700

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (19 Customer Reviews)

The Tow Defender's heavy-duty nylon screen deflects rocks, gravel and road debris down and away, protecting your towed car's finish against chips and dings. The nylon mesh lets air through, keeping it low and over the road.

- RM-4700

by: k6fn03/20/2015


The protector screening is well made. the instructions were not very clear nor were the supporting pictures but the schematic view made it fairly easy to assemble and install with some figuring out. after finishing the install I saw that with the current height setting of the support arms, my RV ladder would rub the left support arm and therefore quickly wear out the fabric, so I took it apart and dropped it down to the bottom holes and its better now. its a shame there is not an easier way to remove it from the RV than to remove the entire roadmaster hitch from the RV. that is a downside and I may well modify it for that. All in all, this will prevent much of the rock damage in the future and will hopefully prevent me from acquiring so much road tar from pothole repairs. I recommend it and will update this review after I actually use it on the tow car in a few weeks.. 179861



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by: Ray O.02/02/2015


This product is easy to install as long as you follow the enclosed instructions. I have not used the Tow Defender today. However, I have friends that have used it with great results. Typically, on a class A motorhome you have mud guards that should protect your tow vehicle but they actually create a bigger problem. I purchased this Tow Defender to compliment the Roadmaster Shield which I currently own. The problem with the shield is that rocks bounce off the shield and hit the rear of the motorhome. The Tow Defender Screen will stop this. 172125



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by: Garth07/06/2015


Good design, well engineered, fit together well, only issue I had was my exhaust on DP extends out the back, so I needed some more clearance which I got when I added the 2" hitch raise to level the RV to the tow vehicle. This Lang with the rock guard will save the road. All products were shipped quickly and the customer service was great. Also I saved about $100.00 by shopping with etrailer vs other well known suppliers. 209654



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by: Jo-Ann03/27/2013


Quality construction, clear instructions, well packed for shipping and my husband had no trouble with the installation. . . With my help, of course! Can't wait to try the shield in the near future. We have a Hallmark camper that we tow the Jeep behind. Will send photo when everything is hooked up. Congratulations on a quality product. 72920


Comments

Everything works great. Instructions were clear as were the illustrations. Well made equipment.

-- comment by: Jo-Ann R - 03/27/2014

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Thanks for following up with us!

-- Patrick B - 3/28/2014


- RM-4700

by: Ben H10/22/2016


Great customer service. Three days after I order the shield it arrived. A customer representative called me twice to let me know when it was shipped and a follow up to verify it had arrived. Haven't gone on a trip yet, but easily installation. The tow bar I attached the shield to was the Falcon/All Terrain (6000 unit). The shield model number was Roadmaster Tow Defender (4700). 309605



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by: Dale L.10/04/2016


Got my defender the day before our trip. Installed very easy and performed as I had hoped it would. Made the trip and cannot find one rock chip.Would recommend this for anyone that tows. Thanks for a great product. Dale 303363


Comments

Performs very well. Wish I have gotten the defender before our trip to Alaska .

Dale L - 10/04/2017

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by: Mark A.05/27/2017


Product arrived within a few days. Installation was a breeze. Be sure to check the tension and take the time to adjust if necessary. 385801



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by: Ned B04/26/2014


Haven't used it on the road but installation was a breeze. Material looks heavy, well made 127479



- RM-4700

by: Glen07/17/2016


Installed very easily. have not towed with it yet. but I'm sure it will be helpful. 272790



- RM-4750

by: Dave V.12/02/2016

Review from a similar Roadmaster Tow Defender in Accessories and Parts


I wrongly ordered the RM-4700 model and had to exchange it for the RM-4750. Michelle at etrailer was excellent in providing a return authorization and reorder of the correct RM-4750 model. I received a full refund minus only $21.00 for return shipping which is certainly more than reasonable since this was my mistake. New product arrived promptly, but I was missing two 3/8"x1" bolts that were supposed to be included. Obviously, this was a mistake on the manufacturer's part not etrailer. Fortunately, I have a good selection of bolts and hardware and I had the exact type of bolts needed. Product has been installed and seems to be working as promised. 321529



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by: Ann S12/23/2016

Review from a similar Roadmaster Tow Defender in Accessories and Parts


This product does a good job of protecting our tow vehicle. It keeps road sluge from damaging paint and windshield. The best part is that it stays on the motorhome when not in use. It can be hooked up for towing by one person. Just what we need to protect our new truck. 327493



- RM-4750

by: Bill S.06/21/2015

Review from a similar Roadmaster Tow Defender in Accessories and Parts


e-trailer always ships fast and delivers great service. I will install the tow-defender this coming weekend and will update on the product once it is installed. Thanks e-trailer.com, you saved me time and money! 206005



- RM-4750

by: Sue03/15/2017

Review from a similar Roadmaster Tow Defender in Accessories and Parts


i towed a car to Alaska 8,000 miles total. There was a single ding on it when I got home. I noticed other cars at RV parks with damaged radiators due to rocks being thrown up. This was a great investment! 353020



- RM-4750

by: Steve01/21/2014

Review from a similar Roadmaster Tow Defender in Accessories and Parts


Product should work as advertised. Instructions and photos for the install are very poor. But, the tech services people at RoadMaster are good at getting you through it over the phone. 114323



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by: Dave A07/17/2016

Review from a similar Roadmaster Tow Defender in Accessories and Parts


Good product. Use with a Blue Ox towing hitch for RV dingy vehicle. Protects the front of the towed vehicle. Easy to hookup and retract when not in use. 272856



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by: Johnny C01/28/2017

Review from a similar Roadmaster Tow Defender in Accessories and Parts


It looks like it will definitely do what I want. Have not used it yet it was missing 2 screws that hold the collar and collar bracket together. 336328



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by: Lyle02/25/2013

Review from a similar Roadmaster Tow Defender in Accessories and Parts


Product was as advertised and received on time. Great service. 67647



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by: Adrian S.04/21/2014

Review from a similar Roadmaster Tow Defender in Accessories and Parts


Easy to install, exactly what I expected in quality. 126045



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by: Bruce09/21/2017

Review from a similar Roadmaster Tow Defender in Accessories and Parts


Have not installed it yet. 434732


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  • Available Options for Rock Guards to Protect Towed Vehicle
  • There are other options for protecting your towed vehicle other than the Roadmaster Guardian you mentioned. The Roadmaster Tow Defender, part # RM-4700 stretches between the RV and the towed vehicle, deflecting rocks downward before they can damage your vehicle. The Tow defender attaches to the tow bar and the quick disconnects on the vehicle base plates. Roadmaster also offers the Roadwing Removable Mud Flaps, part # RM-44000. The Roadwing is available in various widths, see the...
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  • What Is Difference Between Roadmaster Tow Defender # RM-4700 And # RM-4750
  • The difference between the # RM-4700 and the # RM-4750 is being able to use them with your base plates. If you have the crossbar on your base plates you will need part # RM-4700. The RM-4750 is not compatible with other style base plates. Since you said you have the Roadmaster Guardian, part # RM-4000, the same issue applies. It is compatible with the base plates that have a crossbar and will not work if you have other style base plates.
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  • Windshield Protection Recommendations For Flat Towing
  • The purpose of the Roadmaster Guardian Rock Guard, # RM-4000, is to not only protect the finish and front fascia of your vehicle from rocks and other road debris, but also to keep rocks and gravel from ricocheting off of the vehicle and hitting the windshield or motorhome. To protect the windshield from rocks and debris that may make its way over the Guardian, I recommend checking out the Roadmaster Tow Defender, # RM-4700. The Tow Defender stretches from the receiver to the tow vehicle...
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  • Comparing the Roadmaster Tow Defender and Blue Ox Kargard II Vehicle Protectors
  • On both the Tow Defender, # RM-4700, and the Kargard, # BX8870, when parked and you need to drive the vehicle you simply detach the item from the base plates on the front of the towed vehicle. Both of these items mount around the tow bar or ball mount on the motor home. Removal is quick and easy as you can see in the instructions I have linked for the Kargard. Since you have Blue Ox components you will need to use the Kargard, # BX8870. The Roadmaster Tow Defender will not fit.
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  • Everything Needed to Allow Flat Towing of My 2000 Chevy Tracker 4 door Behind Motorhome
  • You are headed in the right direction. The Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, item # 1012-1, will fit your 2000 Chevrolet Tracker, as long as you do not have the factory brush guard option on your vehicle. The RoadMaster Tracker Tow Bar, item # RM-020 will work nicely with the 2000 Tracker that should weigh in at less than 4,000 lbs. To connect the Tracker tow bar to the XL base plate kit and be able to remove the base plate draw bars you will also need the Roadmaster Tow Bar Quick Disconnect...
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  • List of Parts Needed to Flat Tow A 2010 Honda CR-V with a RoadMaster Tracker Tow Bar
  • Along with the Roadmaster Tracker Tow Bar, item # RM-020, you will need a set of base plates for the 2010 Honda CR-V. The correct base plate kit for your vehicle is the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit, item # RM-521559-4. This kit will not work on vehicles with a brushguard installed on the front. You will also need a set of Roadmaster Tow Bar Quick Disconnects, item # RM-201. These will allow you to disconnect the tow bar, cross bar from the vehicle brackets so the brackets can easily...
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  • Fit & Comparison for RM-4700 & RM-4750 on a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara w/EZ4 and Falcon 2
  • I can help you figure out which parts you will need to protect your vehicle from rocks when flat towing. The main difference between the # RM-4700 and the # RM-4750 are where the screen mounts to the tow bar and their compatibility with certain brands of tow bars and base plate kits. For your 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara, I recommend the # RM-4000 Roadmaster Guardian Rock Guard and the # RM-4700 protective screen, because it has better coverage. For your specific application...
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  • Can a Roadmaster Hitch Extender be Used with a Tow Defender to Flat Tow a Honda Pilot
  • As long as the combined weight of the Tow Defender # RM-4700 and the tongue weight applied to the hitch from the tow bar when the vehicle is coupled is less than 100 pounds, then yes, you can use the extender # RM-071-75 with the Tow Defender. The Tow Defender weighs about 20 pounds. This means that the vertical weight applied from the vehicle at the point where the tow bar connects to the extender cannot be more than 80 pounds. I recommend an extender that is rated higher such as...
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  • Can the Roadmaster Tow Defender be Used While Flat Towing a 2014 Ford F-150
  • As long as the Roadmaster base plate kit you end up going with is an XL and not MX style of base plate the Tow Defender part # RM-4700 that you referenced would work well for you. If you have an EcoBoost 2014 Ford F-150 if you don't have an EcoBoost you would want the part # 495-1A. Both of these base plate kits and your Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520 would work well with the # RM-4700.
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  • Will Roadmaster High-Low Adapter # RM-070 Work with Falcon All-Terrain Tow Bar and Tow Defender
  • The Roadmaster High-Low Adapter, part # RM-070, is designed for use with a tow bar only. It will work with the Roadmaster Falcon All-Terrain Tow Bar, part # RM-522, you have referenced. This adapter is meant to be used when towing a rolling load on four wheels so it will not encounter any tongue weight or downward force of over 100 lbs. The tongue weight you will have on the adapter when towing a vehicle with the four wheels down will mainly be the weight of the stinger that is inserted...
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  • Tow Defender Recommendation for 2008 Mazda Miata Being Flat Towed with Roadmaster Falcon Towbar
  • The Roadmaster Tow Defender part # RM-4700 that you referenced will fit your Roadmaster flat towing setup that consists of a Falcon 2 Tow Bar part # RM-520. On your Journey DP we had a customer come back and say that they had to use a high-low adapter to get the exhaust to clear guard. They used the part # RM-048-2 to accomplish this.
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  • What Towbar and Baseplate Kit are Needed for Towing the 2011 Chevy Equinox
  • The Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms, item # 3160-1B, is the correct base plate kit for your 2011 Chevrolet Equinox. The RoadMaster Sterling All Terrain Tow Bar with 6-Wire Electric Cord - 6,000 lbs, item # RM-576 that you selected would be an excellent choice for towing your vehicle if your motorhome has a 2 inch hitch mounted at the rear. With the Sterling All Terrain Tow Bar and the XL base plate kit you will get the safety cables and the 6 wire wiring needed to span...
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  • Is There A Gap Between The Motorhome Bumper And The Roadmaster Defender When Installed
  • The collar on the Roadmaster Tow Defender Protective Screening, part # RM-4700 attaches to the tow bar and will work with any 2 inch receiver hitch. When installed you will have about a 1 to 1-1/2 foot gap between the Defender and the motorhome bumper. The # RM-4700 will work with any Roadmaster Tow Bars like the Sterling, part # RM-576 with quick disconnects. This is not compatible with MX series base plates on the towed vehicle. I called my contact at Roadmaster and asked about...
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  • Compatability of RoadMaster Tow Defender Screen part RM-4700 and Blackhawk2 Towbar
  • Yes, the RoadMaster Tow Defender Screen, part # RM-4700, will fit the Blackhawk 2 Towbar. They are both RoadMaster products, and RoadMaster designed the screen to be a universal item so it can fit any of their towbars and towbars from other manufacturers.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2015 Nissan Frontier and Use Tow Defender
  • The Roadmaster Base Plate kit part # 344-1B is an XL base plate kit that is compatible with the Roadmaster TowDefender part # RM-4700 so it should work well for you. In addition to the base plates, you will also 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 cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Behind an RV with Falcon 5250 Tow Bar
  • For your 2017 Jeep Wrangler and Falcon 5250 tow bar you can use base plates # RM-521448-4. This is assuming you have the standard factory front bumper. If you have a different bumper let me know. For a Tow Defender screen use # RM-4700. You will also need safety cables such as # RM-643 if you don't already have some. For lighting a popular option for Jeep owners is the 4-diode kit # RM-154. I have included a link to a video showing example installation for you. You may also need a...
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  • Recommended Tow Defender Screen for 2016 Lincoln MKX Towed by Falcon All-Terrain Tow Bar RM-522
  • For a 2016 Lincoln MKX (non-EcoBoost - with Adaptive Cruise Control) fitted with the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plates # RM-524447-4 and the Falcon All-Terrain Tow Bar # RM-522, you can use Tow Defender # RM-4700. I confirmed with my contact at Roadmaster that this is the appropriate Tow Defender for use with the above base plates and all-terrain tow bar.
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  • Is there a Difference Between the Roadmaster Tow Defender # RM-4700 and # RM-4750
  • The difference between the # RM-4700 and the # RM-4750 is being able to use them with your base plates. If you have the crossbar on your base plates you will need part # RM-4700. The RM-4750 is not compatible with other style base plates.
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  • Choosing Base Plate for 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited w/ Warn Elite Bumper
  • The MX style base plate was designed for use on heavier vehicles like full size pickups and SUVs. Its design eliminates the need for a crossbar at the point where the tow bar and the base plates connect. The # 1439-3 MX base plate isn't compatible with the safety chain anchor brackets for the Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar, the anchor brackets would need to be attached to the frame of the vehicle or welded to the receiver portion of the bracket. The MX base plate isn't compatible with the...
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  • Can Roadmaster Tow Defender Protective Screening And Tow Bar Cover Be Used Together
  • Assuming your motorhome is parked and the tow bar is unhooked from the vehicle and folded, you will be able to use both the part # RM-4700 and part # RM-055-3 at the same time. The # RM-4700 attaches to the shank of your trailer hitch so the Ready Brake will not interfere with it. When parked you simply roll the screen up until it can be secured behind the motorhome.
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  • Recommended Flat-Towing Components Needed For 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
  • Thanks for the photo of your new Wrangler. Seeing the bumper really helps when finding components needed for flat-towing. From the photo it looks like you have the Rubicon Hard Rock bumper. When you are flat-towing you need base plates, a tow bar, lighting for the towed vehicle, safety cables, and a supplemental brake system. The base plates I recommend that are designed to fit your Jeep are the Roadmaster XL, part # 1444-1. The bumper does not have to be removed when installing...
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