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RoadMaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables - 6,000 lbs

RoadMaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables - 6,000 lbs

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Get the strength of steel and the security of spring-loaded clasps with this pair of vinyl-coated safety cables. Each cable features a spring hook on one end and a quick-link on the other. Lowest Prices for the best safety chains and cables from Roadmaster. RoadMaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables - 6,000 lbs part number RM-643 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Roadmaster Safety Chains and Cables - RM-643

  • Safety Cables
  • Towing a Vehicle
  • 6000 lbs GTW
  • 68 Inch Long
  • Snap Hooks
  • Roadmaster
  • Coiled Cables
  • Coated Cables

Get the strength of steel and the security of spring-loaded clasps with this pair of vinyl-coated safety cables. Each cable features a spring hook on one end and a quick-link on the other.


Features:

  • Safety cables offer extra security for your tow system
  • Aircraft-type, galvanized steel construction offers superior strength
  • Heavy-duty, drop-forged steel hooks have spring-loaded latches for added security
  • Vinyl coating keeps the cables from scratching and chipping your tow bar
  • Products made in the USA
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


Specs:

  • Quantity: 2
  • Length: 68"
  • Capacity: 6,000 lbs


643 RoadMaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables - 6,000 lbs





Video of RoadMaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables - 6,000 lbs

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




Video Transcript for Roadmaster Safety Chains and Cables - Safety Cables - RM-643 Review

Today we're going to b reviewing part number RM-643. These are the RoadMaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables. They're going to have a capacity of 6,000 lbs. They're going to offer extra security for you tow system. The cable is made from a aircraft-type, galvanized steel construction that's going to offer a superior strength. It's also going to feature the heavy-duty, drop-forged steel hooks that have a spring-loaded latche for added security. That's just going to help people to average what's inside the hook, inside the hook and keep it from becoming disengaged.

The cables have a nice vinyl coating that's going to keep the cables from scratching and chipping your tow bar system. Another neat feature is here on the eyelet of the cable, it has a nice solid steel piece. That way it allows the hook and the other connection for and through rotate freely around there. Without freeing or unthreading the actual cables. That's a great feature to have. You're going to get 2 safety cables. They are coiled, but they're going to have an overall length of 68" and a capacity of 6,000 lbs.

Now, here on this connection point, I have one of them unthreaded. Really easy, all you have to do is thread it back up. It's going to secure and place. If I have one of them opened as if we're getting ready for connection. I have one of them as if we're already connected.

The opening that this one gives us is going to be a half inch to slip over the connection point. Here on the inside of that hook, that opening is going to give us 2 5/8". Then this direction, it's going to give us a measurement of 5/8". That's going to do it for the review of part number RM-643. These are the RoadMaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables. .


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RoadMaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables - 6,000 lbs - RM-643

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (251 Customer Reviews)

Get the strength of steel and the security of spring-loaded clasps with this pair of vinyl-coated safety cables. Each cable features a spring hook on one end and a quick-link on the other.

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I have never been involved with this type of application prior in my life until now. I received the shipment as scheduled. Everything I ordered came to me within a two days of each other. The packing of the equipment was well conducted. The instructions were well received and clearly understood. The modification instruction for my vehicle, for this install was appreciated due to I did not want anymore alterations than necessary. The equipment easily went together as planned which was greatly appreciate due to the fact I was installing this in -20 degree weather. After the install it I hooked up my truck to a Uhaul truck and pulled it over 1200 miles from Wisconsin to Texas and found the reliability to be as stated by the manufacturer. I would never hesitate to use it again or purchase similar products from etrailer. 721057



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Love these coils has a hook up and don't drag the ground and when I added him with the bigger hooks made a quick and easy to attach and detach and since a coil they are pretty much roll back up easy to pick up and throw in store in the back of the vehicle 634121



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Only thing is, I wish these cables came with hooks on both ends. 227358


Comments
The safety cables are still working just fine. Thank you for the follow up.
Curt - 09/23/2016

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Installed and worked well on our 5000 mile jaunt over the summer. 747432



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Very fast delivery , Right length ,very well made. 747096



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Easy to hook up 746834



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Quick delivery! Great advice & guidance about products needed ! Would use again !!! 745186



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AMAZING PRODUCT WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND AND USE AGAIN 737398



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We are very happy with our towing equipment. We have used it a lot this past year with zero problems. 736881



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Just what I needed 733597



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I purchased the coiled style tow cable instead of a chain because it will keep the safety cable off the road when driving. 733147



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The previous survived years of my abuse. Service from etrailer was exceptional as always. 730872



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Bought these cables 3 months ago for my motor home with tow vehicle setup, and they have been working great. The cables show excellent and precision workmanship and maintain their classy appearance through all kinds of weather. Thank you, etrailer! 730747



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As described, quick delivery, 728690



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Looks like a good fit and should be easy to connect. Tried it on the towed and am sure it will be an easy connect to the RV since same connector as before. 727669



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great cables 726937



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Very good cables. I just wish my 68” were about a 12” longer. Thanks 718414



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PRODUCTS ARRIVED AHEAD OF SCHEDULE GREAT SERVICE THANKS 717143



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Still good after almost a year. 715519



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These are the products that we needed and you were able to provide them. 716175



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I wont replace them anytime soon, but I wont get the same thing again. Having to pull against the coils in the to hook up the cables negates the fact that the tension keeps them off of the ground. It is at least as easy to put a few twists in a traditional chain and get the same results without the tug of war and extra expense. Beside that, my tow bar has channels on each arm that I could run a none coiled cable through if I wanted to go that route. With just a little more than 1,000 miles on them, there is already abrasion on the plastic coating. As I write this, I am thinking maybe I will return them - better check into the policy. 711944



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What ever I need for my rv I look to etrailer because I know I get good quality parts for a reasonable price. I have been buying from them for years and they have not disappointed me yet. Fast response, will continue to purchase product from them. 715355



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You guy always do a good job for me. I’m sure the parts will be fine as they have been on the past two vehicles I towed. I haven’t put the parts on yet or I would sent pictures. When the truck is air ready to go I’ll send you pictures. Thanks again. 714511



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What can I say...but WOW. We have been towing our 2014 Kia Soul for the past year with absolutely no issues with our towing system. I highly recommend to those who are looking for an affordable towing system to buy the Roadmaster Falcon 2. I'm looking forward to many more miles of use, 707030



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Great info to confirm correct parts Great service from Emily Thx Daryl 693862


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Ask the Experts about this Roadmaster Safety Chains and Cables

  • Weight Rating of Roadmaster Coiled Safety Cables
    The 6,000 lb rating of the Coiled Safety Cables # RM-643 is for the set. Technically they are both rated for 6,000 lbs but since these are there in case of a worst-case scenario you don't want to exceed the 6,000 lbs (in case one were to break). If you like the look and function of the coiled safety cables then we do have the Curt # C80176 which are rated for 7,500 lbs. These are 42" long as opposed to the 62" long cables you referenced but if you are using them for towing a trailer...
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  • Does the Falcon 2 Tow Bar Come with a Base Plate Kit for the Vehicle
    Towing a vehicle requires a tow bar, base plate kit, wiring for taillights and safety cables. You should start with the base plate kit for the vehicle you will be towing. This is a custom fit bracket kit that attaches to the front of the towed vehicle. The tow bar does not include the base plate kit. You can use your vehicle year, make and model and by selecting Tow Bars on the left hand side of our home page, and then, Find Custom Base Plate Kits, at the top of the Tow Bars page. You will...
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  • Can a Coiled Safety Cable Be Threaded Through The Guides of a Roadmaster Falcon Tow Bar
    You are half right. I spoke with my contact at Roadmaster and you can run coiled safety cables like the part # RM-643 through the safety cable guides of a Roadmaster Falcon tow bar part # RM-522, it is just more difficult and not the recommended way. However, you are totally right and the cables should cross right behind the tow vehicle for if the tow bar was to become unattached.
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  • Attaching Roadmaster Safety Chains to 2016 Chevy Sonic
    I strongly recommend following the directions to install the safety cables. Roadmaster states safety cables # RM-643 must connect the towing vehicle to the towed vehicle (your 2016 Chevy Sonic) with the RV being the anchor. I have added a photo from the directions showing how the cables should be set up for you to take a look at.
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  • Length of Roadmaster Safety Cables part # RM-643
    When fully stretched out the safety cables part # RM-643 are 68 inches. There really isn't a minimum distance needed with these, but they are intended for use with a tow bar which will be around 50 inches or so.
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  • Recommended Flat-Towing Components For 2014 Scion xB
    We do offer base plates designed to fit your 2014 Scion xB if it has no foglights. I do recommend you contact your dealership to see if flat-towing your Scion is allowed or what restrictions there are when towing. I actually pulled up a copy of the owner's manual and there is a second printing as of March 2014. From what I can tell the manual transmission xB can be flat-towed with all 4 wheels down. If you find you can flat-tow your xB, there are 5 items you need to properly tow a vehicle....
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  • Can Safety Cables be Used in Place of Safety Chains when Towing a Trailer
    Yes, you could use the coiled safety cables # RM-643 in place of safety chains when towing your trailer. Just make sure that the trailer is under the 6,000 pound capacity of the cables.
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  • Where to Measure to Determine How Much Rise/Drop Is Needed for Ball Mount
    I attached an FAQ that details how to pick out the correct ball mount. Picking out the correct ball mount will allow your trailer to sit as level as possible. Basically you will first measure the height from the ground to the top of the receiver opening on the hitch while on level ground. Next, you will measure the coupler height from the ground to the bottom of the trailer coupler when the trailer is on level ground. Next, you will need to compute the difference. If the hitch height...
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  • What is the Difference Between Coiled Safety Cables and Straight Safety Cables
    The difference between coiled safety cables like # RM-643, and straight cables like # RM-645, other than the design, is the applications for which you would use each. For example, some tow bars, like # RM-422, have built in safety cable channels which would ideally work with straight cables. The channels hold the coils up so that they do not get caught on anything or drag on the ground. So for a tow bar with built-in channels, I recommend straight cables. Coiled safety cables are best...
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  • How Long are the Roadmaster Safety Cables RM-643
    When stretched out each cable in safety cable set # RM-643 is 68 inches long. Let me know if you are looking for a specific length.
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  • What Is Needed To Flat-Tow 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer
    When you are flat-towing any vehicle there are 5 things needed to complete the setup. You need the base plates mounted on the front of the towed vehicle, the tow bar that is compatible with the base plates, safety chains, wiring for lights on the towed vehicle, and most states not require a supplemental brake system. We offer two base plate systems for a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. If you let me know who the manufacturer is of the base plates you have for your Trailblazer, I can recommend...
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  • What Comes With Roadmaster Falcon/Blackhawk 2 All Terrain Towing Combo Kit?
    Yes, you can get everything in the Roadmaster Falcon/Blackhawk 2 All Terrain Towing Combo Kit RM-9243-2 except for the 7-Wire to 4-Wire Flexco-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15247 it comes with. Here are the other parts in the kit: - 6,000 lb safety cables # RM-643 - Quick-Disconnect Padlocks # RM-302 - Tow Bar Cover # RM-055-3 - Storage Bag # RM-056
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2004 Saturn Vue Behind Motorhome
    Flat towing a vehicle requires a number of components that include a tow bar, safety cables, a high/low hitch adapter, a wiring or lighting solution of some kind and on the towed car a set of base plates and a supplemental braking system. Each of these is covered in the linked overview article on flat towing. Other item-specific articles are linked for you too. Starting with base plates, you can use the linked page to select the version of the Vue you have. Use the drop-down menu tool...
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  • Where Do Safety Chains Get Run to on a Vehicle that is getting Flat Towed
    Typically we recommend you run tow bar safety cables to the frame of the vehicle that is being flat towed. Without knowing what vehicle you have it would be hard for me to make a more specific recommendation than that. I attached an FAQ on flat towing that you may find informative to the right as well.
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  • Is There An Adapter For a Blue Ox Aventa II Tow Bar To Roadmaster Base Plate For 2005 Jeep Wrangler
    Yes, to mount your Blue Ox Aventa II Tow Bar to a Roadmaster baseplate, you will need the RoadMaster Base Plate to Blue Ox and Demco Tow Bar Adapter, part # RM-033. The Roadmaster Base Plate that will fit your vehicle is the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, part # 1424-1 and is compatible with Roadmaster Base Plate Tow Bar Adapater, part # RM-033. In addition to part # RM-033, I would recommend the Roadmaster Tow Bar Quick Disconnect Kit, part # RM-201 for quick attachment and disconnection...
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  • Recommended Safety Cables for a 2004 Jeep Liberty
    The safety cables that I recommend for your 2004 Jeep Liberty are the RoadMaster 68" Single Hook Coiled Safety Cables part # RM-643 because they have a coiled design so they won't drag the ground while in tow. They also have easy to use clevis hooks as well as a suitable weight capacity for your Jeep.
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  • Weight Rating of Roadmaster 68 Safety Cables
    I'm not 100 percent certain if you are asking what the rating is or stating what the rating is for a cable, but the bottom line is that the Roadmaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables # RM-643 are rated for 6,000 lbs each, but that does not mean two of them give you a 12,000 lb capacity because if one were to break the capacity is 6,000 lbs and that is what the rating is for. I have added a link to a video review of these cables for you as well as a link to our entire selection...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 Jeep Wrangler
    The first thing you need is a base plate kit that is designed for your 2019 Jeep Wrangler. For that you'd want the Roadmaster EZ5 part # RM-521453-5. Next you'll want a tow bar to connect the base plate to your motorhome. The Roadmaster Falcon 2 part # RM-520 would be your best option. It's the easiest to use and our most popular option. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267,...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat-Tow a 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
    In order to flat-tow a 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk you are going to need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety chains, flat-tow wiring, a supplemental braking system, and a possible high-low adapter. I have attached my recommendation on the following parts for you below. Base Plate Kit: Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit part # RM-521451-4 - This kit has removable arms for a clean look while unhooked from the RV. As long as you do not have the active air shutter system it will work for you....
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  • Recommended Flat Towing System for 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4
    The 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk models are all flat towable. They all include the 4x4 with 2 speed transfer case required to have the neutral for flat towing safely. The Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # RM-521451-5 is what I recommend starting with and then the using the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520. This is a very reliable system that will work very well for you. Then you will need safety cables like # RM-643. You may also be interested in tow...
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  • All Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited With Factory Bumper
    There are a number of parts you're going to need in order to flat tow your 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited and I'll list the parts you need below: - Base Plate Kit: Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-521450-5 - Tow Bar: Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar # RM-522 - Safety Chains: RoadMaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables # RM-643 - Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 - Supplemental Braking System: SMI Stay-IN-Play...
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  • Blue Ox Baseplate Kit to Flat Tow a 2020 Jeep Gladiator
    Blue Ox does have a base plate kit that fits your 2020 Jeep Gladiator, it's part # BX1142. It fits regardless of which model Gladiator you have. It sounds like you probably already have a tow bar. If you don't have safety cables use # RM-643 for a set that's coiled. This way they don't drag on the ground. You also need wiring and a braking system to flat tow the Jeep. I recommend the diode kit # RM-15267 and Stay-IN-Play DUO # SM99251. Both get installed onto the Gladiator so you...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2018 Chevy Colorado
    There are a number of parts you're going to need in order to flat tow your 2018 Chevy Colorado, starting with compatible base plates. If you have Adaptive Cruise Control you will need the Blue Ox # BX1721 Base Plate Kit, and if you do NOT have Adaptive Cruise Control I recommend the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit # RM-523182-5. For a tow bar I recommend going with the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar # RM-520 because of how easy the tow bar is to connect to the base plates as well as its long...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
    For your 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk we have everything you'll need to flat tow it besides the harness that Chrysler mentioned. They did recently take off the market the old harness they recommended and last we heard are still in process of redesigning it like what they told you (as of June 2018). Even when it is available it won't be a part we'll carry though as it's a Mopar only product. We do have the base plate you'll need which is part # RM-521451-5. This would work well with our...
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  • Availability of Roadmaster Base Plate Kits that Fit 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
    For your 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk the correct base plate kit from Roadmaster is the part # RM-521451-4 that you referenced. We also do carry the # RM-521451-5 which is a fit and is the EZ5 style instead which does not require the tow bar to use the crossbar. These are the correct kits for your vehicle, since we haven't the chance to take picutres of either kit we use "typical photos" that show what a typical base plate kit looks like. In addition to the base plates, you will...
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  • Is MOPAR Part # 68321424AB Required to Flat Tow a 2018 Jeep Cherokee
    From our experience the part 68321424AB is required on a 2018 Jeep Cherokee. I recommend checking with a dealership for confirmation. Unfortunately, that part must be sourced at a dealership as well. We do however, have everything else you may need to flat tow the Jeep. The custom base plate kit you need is either part # RM-521447-5, if your Jeep is not a Trailhawk or part # RM-521446-5 if it is. These will connect directly to the Falcon 2 tow bar, part # RM-520. Then you can...
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  • How to Use Safety Chains with Blue Ox D-Ring Adapter # BX88304
    When using D-ring adapters, like part # BX88304, to flat tow your Jeep you generally need to connect the safety cables to the Jeep's frame. One way to connect to the frame using cables like # RM-643 is to add extensions # RM-910648-20.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Chevy Spark
    If you are getting the manual transmission 2018 Chevy Spark, and it does not have the Active Air Shutters, then I recommend the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-523185-5. These base plates are confirmed to fit this vehicle and feature brackets that are virtually invisible, which allows for a clean look when you aren't towing. For a compatible tow bar that will work great with the Chevy Spark, I recommend the 2018 Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain # RM-522. This is an excellent, 6,000...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 GMC Acadia Denali
    Yes, the Roadmaster base plate kit part # RM-523189-4 does fit the 2019 GMC Acadia Denali as long as you don't have adaptive cruise control. 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 you can use the diode...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2019 Jeep Wrangler Behind a Motorhome
    For your 2019 Jeep Wrangler and Falcon 5250 tow bar you will just need to add base plates, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking as the other main components for flat towing. For base plates you can use # RM-521453-4 or # RM-521453-5. These are custom fit base plates for your 2019 Wrangler and fit models with the standard factory front bumper. These base plates are also compatible with Roadmaster Quick Disconnects and all Roadmaster tow bars. I have included a link to the...
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