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Demco Air Force One Supplemental Braking System w/ Wireless Coachlink - Air Brakes - Proportional

Demco Air Force One Supplemental Braking System w/ Wireless Coachlink - Air Brakes - Proportional

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Mike S says:

Yes, if you:

  • Have a motorhome with air brakes
  • Don’t have time to waste setting up a portable system before every trip
  • Like being able to easily see when the towed vehicle’s brakes are being applied

No, if you:

  • Upgrade your towed car every few years
  • Are hesitant to make any modifications to your motorhome
Call etrailer.com at 800-298-1624 for expert service. We are your Chevrolet tow bar braking systems experts, and offer a lowest price guarantee. etrailer.com carries a complete line of Demco products for your Chevrolet Suburban 1980. Demco Air Force One Supplemental Braking System w/ Wireless Coachlink - Air Brakes - Proportional part DM26VR from Demco can be ordered online at etrailer.com. Complete tow bar braking systems installation instructions and technical support.
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1980 Chevrolet Suburban - Demco Air Force One Supplemental Braking System w/ Wireless Coachlink - Air Brakes - Proportional

  • Demco
  • Brake Systems
  • Air Brakes
  • Proportional System
  • Fixed System
  • Power Assist Brake Compatible

This truly proportional braking system uses the air pressure from your RV's brakes to apply the brakes in your towed car in the same manner. Low-profile system installs out of the way and is always at the ready. Wireless braking monitor included.


Features:

  • Supplemental braking system applies towed vehicle's brakes in proportion to braking action of RV
    • Towed car's brakes are activated at the same time and with the same intensity as those in your motorhome
  • Truly proportional system uses the air pressure from your RV's brakes to apply the brake pedal in your car
    • Coiled air hose connects air assembly in RV to operating unit in towed car
  • No false braking
    • Coach air brakes must be activated for system to apply towed car's brakes
  • One-time setup - no need to remove or to activate each time you tow
    • Operating unit and actuating cylinder stay hidden so everything is out of your way when you are driving
      • Low-profile design of operating unit allows for more room in the engine compartment of towed car
      • System automatically functions when towed vehicle is connected to RV
  • Wireless braking monitor mounts in your RV and alerts you when the brakes are being applied in the towed car
    • Transmitter connects to reed switch on brake of towed car to ensure proper reading
    • LED lights blink and are easily visible while you are driving
    • Audio tone provides a secondary, audible alert
  • Vacuum-assisted function of towed car is activated with air from the coach brakes
    • Less force is needed to move the brake pedal in the car, resulting in more natural braking and less risk of damage
    • Compatible with vehicles that have continuous-power-assist brakes
  • Breakaway included
  • System meets FMVSS safety guidelines for motorhomes that use air brakes
  • Necessary installation components and an instructional CD included
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: motorhomes with air brakes
    • Can accommodate air-over-hydraulic brakes - additional 1/4" DOT air line (not included) may be required
  • Coiled air hose length when fully stretched: 7'
  • Breakaway cable length when fully stretched: 7'
  • 5-Year warranty


A supplemental braking system is a must when towing a car or truck behind your RV. Without it, the weight of the towed car can create a safety hazard, strain your RV's brakes, or affect your RV's warranty. Most states require a supplemental braking system.


Automatic, Truly Proportional Braking

Air Force One is a proportional braking system. When you apply the brakes in your motorhome, the system will engage your towed car's brakes at the same time and with the same pressure as those in your motorhome, creating synchronized braking.


To achieve this proportional braking, Air Force One ties into your coach's air brakes. The patent-pending process uses air pressure from your coach's brakes to depress the brake pedal in your towed car. The result is uniform, real-time braking that mirrors the slowing or stopping action of your coach. Whether you lightly tap the brakes in your RV or apply them hard in a panic situation, your towed car's brake pedal will be applied in the same manner.


Many other proportional systems activate the towed car's brakes based solely on inertia. With this kind of setup, any activity that affects the forward momentum of your towed car - from the coach actually braking, to driving over a pothole - can activate the supplemental braking system and apply your towed car's brakes. This potential for false braking, which can occur simply from driving over uneven terrain, can create a rough ride for you in the RV and can also wear out your towed car's brakes over time. Air Force One is different, though. Because it is tied into your coach's brakes and is not dependent on inertia, this system activates only when you apply the brakes in your RV, so there is no false braking.


Permanent Installation with Concealed Components

Once you install the Air Force One system, it stays concealed and out of your way - both in the RV and in the towed car. Unlike systems that require you to keep the actuating box under the seat or in the trunk of your towed car, Air Force One does not take up valuable storage space inside of your car. And the components that install on your RV all remain hidden beneath the vehicle so that no room is taken up in its interior either. Because the entire system installs permanently, there is no need to constantly set up and remove this system. You never have to worry about where to store a bulky actuator box when you're not towing. And while most of the components do remain on your vehicle and RV at all times, none of them will interfere with normal driving or braking.


Coach Air Connection Assembly

Because Air Force One uses air to activate, it is a natural choice for diesel motorhomes that have air brakes. The coach air connection assembly taps into your RV's air brakes and delivers the air necessary to activate the towed car's brakes through the included coiled air hose. The valves on the coach air connection assembly ensure precise airflow.


Pressure Protection Valve

A 1-way check valve collects air from your RV's brake lines so that it can power your towed car's brakes. This pressure protection valve also ensures that your RV's air lines maintain the same amount of pressure so that the braking in your RV is not affected.


Relay Valves

Metered air from the coach's brakes connects to a service relay valve. This relay valve collects air from your RV's brake lines so that it can power your towed car's brakes. When you activate the brakes in your RV, the delivery relay valve releases the appropriate amount of air to the operating unit in your towed car.


The coach air connection assembly is best mounted in a location on the RV where the air lines will not be near direct heat sources or moving parts, such as in front of the rear axle.


Note: Air Force One is designed for motorhomes that have air brakes, but it will also work with RVs that have air-over-hydraulic brakes. Additional parts (not included) may be required for installation on RVs with air-over-hydraulic brakes.


Operating Unit

The operating unit, which mounts in your towed car, receives air from the coach air connection assembly. The unit then diverts a matching amount of air through a hose to the actuating cylinder that mounts on your towed car's brake pedal. That air activates the cylinder so that it applies proportionate braking pressure.


The unit goes under the hood of your towed car, so it is out of your way and always ready. Because this system is a universal fit, you can remove it from your towed car and reinstall it in a different car or truck if needed.


Actuating Cylinder

Small Cylinder

The actuating cylinder depresses your towed car's brake pedal upon receiving the air that is delivered from the operating unit. This small cylinder stays mounted on the arm of your towed car's brake pedal at all times and will not interfere with braking while driving.


Actuator on Pedal

Mount this cylinder so that it is perpendicular to the firewall when you depress the brake pedal. A clamp anchors the actuator to the firewall.


To connect the actuating cylinder to the operating unit, you will need to run the included air hose through your towed car's firewall. You can usually create the necessary, small opening without drilling. In most instances, you can cut a slit in the hood release cable grommet. Simply cut the end of the air line at an angle to poke it through the slit.


Coiled Air Hose Connection

Coiled Air Jumper

The coiled air hose, also called a jumper, connects your towed car to your RV by connecting the operating unit to the coach air assembly. When you are ready to hitch up your car and tow it, simply hook up the coiled air hose at the same time as you hook up your tow bar.


Vacuum Pressure Creates Smooth Braking

Normally, when you activate the brakes in your vehicle, a vacuum multiplies the pressure you apply to your brake pedal, creating the force necessary to stop the full weight of the moving car. On most cars and trucks, this vacuum-assist function does not work when the engine is off. As a result, many supplemental braking systems on the market have to use an excessive amount of pressure to effectively depress the towed car's brake pedal.


Air Force One reactivates the vacuum-assist function of your car's brakes when it's being towed, even though the towed car's engine is not running. As a result, the actuating cylinder does not need to apply extreme force to the brake pedal to achieve proper braking. The operating unit ties into your towed car's vacuum line with a tee so that it can use the air pressure from your RV to create the vacuum your car needs to brake gently. As a result, no additional vacuum pump is required to create the vacuum-assist function for your towed car's brake pedal. Air Force One will replenish your towed car's vacuum after each braking event so that you will get smooth, even braking every time.


Built-In Safety Features

Most supplemental braking systems have monitors that tell you when the braking system is activated, regardless of whether or not the towed car's brake pedal is actually being depressed. This means that you might receive an alert telling you that your car is braking when it really isn't. But with the Air Force One, you get Demco's wireless Coachlink monitoring system. This system ties into the reed switch on your towed car's brake so that you'll be notified only when the brake pedal is being engaged. No false notifications.


Demco Coachlink installed

The Coachlink monitor mounts in your RV, plugging easily into your 12V accessory socket for power. The built-in LEDs will illuminate to inform you when your towed car is braking. And an audible alert - which can be easily turned off, if you'd prefer - serves as a backup notification. To receive these notifications, just install the transmitter in your towed car. No additional wiring connections are needed between your car and RV as all communication happens wirelessly.


AFO Breakaway

The breakaway system ensures that your car will come safely to a stop if it accidentally detaches from the RV while you are towing. A switch mounts to the front of the towed vehicle . This switch - which is wired into the operating unit - includes a pin that connects to your RV's hitch receiver with a breakaway cable. If the car separates, the cable pulls the pin from the switch, causing a signal to be sent to the operating unit. A reserve air supply will then apply your towed car's brakes. This system also has "total coach protection" built in. If there is separation, the RV's air supply is sealed off, so its brakes will continue to function as normal.


Air Force One meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) guidelines requiring that supplemental braking systems use a separate air supply and activation relay valve.



9599019 Demco SBS - (Formerly SMI) Air Force One Supplemental Proportional Braking System with Coach Link Indication System

Installation Details DM26VR Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions DM26VR Installation instructions


Customer Reviews

Demco Air Force One Supplemental Braking System w/ Wireless Coachlink - Air Brakes - Proportional - DM26VR

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (113 Customer Reviews)

This truly proportional braking system uses the air pressure from your RV's brakes to apply the brakes in your towed car in the same manner. Low-profile system installs out of the way and is always at the ready. Wireless braking monitor included.

- DM26VR
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Installed the AF1with Coachlink on my 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid and Winnebago Forza 34T. Couldn’t be happier & works like a charm. The included install instructions were accurate and complete.



- DM26VR
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2020 Ford F-150

Had what I needed in stock was delivered fast and very satisfied , will always come here first. e



- DM26VR
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2021 Jeep Gladiator



- SM99243
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Review from a similar Air Force One in Tow Bar Braking Systems


AF1 is amazing so far. I did the installation by myself. I have a 2014 Honda CR-V and bought it for towing. Watching the video helped me through it. The car installation portion was pretty straight forward. The video is better than the instructions overall, but I read through the entire instructions before beginning. I was able to install the RV tank without putting the rig on a lift. Depending on how big you are and flexibility, it can be done with the RV on the ground...it just takes longer. Also, I would recommend knowing where you are going to mount your RV tank. I mounted the tank near the rear and didn’t have enough brake tube after doing the car. Picked up an extra 20 ft at Autozone or order the tube with etrailer. The customer service center is very helpful too. Many thanks to Mariah for the outstanding assistance. Finally, I would say that if you order the brackets to mount the emergency brake away for your car, you may have to cut them down with a grinder. It is so much nicer not putting the brake buddy in the car now. Looking forward to enjoying it on trips. I drove the rig about 20 miles yesterday, and the light came on and I honestly couldn’t tell the car was back there other than looking in the video and seeing the light on the car during braking. Highly recommend this unit.



- SM99243
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Review from a similar Air Force One in Tow Bar Braking Systems


I believe the AFO is the best supplemental braking system for air brakes on the market today. Probably the most expensive also. A lot of work to install but a good system that is truly proportional and safe to use with an air brake system.



- SM99243
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Review from a similar Air Force One in Tow Bar Braking Systems


"Out of sight, out of mind" would be the best description I could offer for the Air Force One supplemental braking system! When properly installed, it's effective as well as quick and easy to hook up. Connect the tow bar, safety cables, safety switch cable, tow plug and air line, you're done! Five minutes at most. I did add a couple of features to my towing system: 1. Using a relay and the extra wire in the connector to the coach, I installed the LED indicator strip on the dash of the coach; no need to rely on the back-up camera to verify operation of the brake cylinder. Coaches that have a tow connector are usually equipped with a power wire to the cab for electric brakes - this wire is a good way to get the indicator signal to the front of the motorhome. 2. I used the 12 V power connection from the coach to connect a charging wire to the car battery to ensure it would not discharge; I used an auto-resetting breaker with a rating below the glass fuse in the 12 V circuit to prevent a fuse from blowing if the charge current gets to high. In all, a great investment! I have an article I wrote on the install if anyone is interested.



- SM99243
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Review from a similar Air Force One in Tow Bar Braking Systems


I’ve fitted it to my Jeep Wrangler then taken of and fitted to our new Jeep Grand Cherokee. Works perfectly . I had used our 53ft coach without it and in an emergency stop, was a problem stopping in the rain. Now we have had a couple of fast stops and it works great, would be without it.



- SM99243
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Review from a similar Air Force One in Tow Bar Braking Systems


Only problem was I had to replace vacuum check valve about two months ago. Called tech service told them my problem diagnosed instantly. Braking is excellent even one panic stop .



- SM99243
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Review from a similar Air Force One in Tow Bar Braking Systems


I have not installed the system yet but I am confident it will be just fine. I do want to say that E trailer has been a pleasure to work with. This was my second time using E trailer and I am pleased with the service. I will definitely be a future customer, thanks for the great service.



- SM99243
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Review from a similar Air Force One in Tow Bar Braking Systems


Just finished a 10,000 mile trip trailering a 2014 Jeep Wrangler with Air Force One braking system and we are very satisfied with the product. No issues or failures and once installed, it is very easy to use. We can connect and disconnect from the Air Force One and our Blue Ox towing system in 2-3 minutes.


Comments
After a year, we are still happy with the AF One. We had one issue where it didn’t work and it turned out we let a little grime get into the air fitting. Took some time to figure it out but we cleaned with compressed air and the problem went away. Lessen learned it to keep rubber covers on the air fittings when not in use.
Joe T - 05/17/2020


- SM99243
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Review from a similar Air Force One in Tow Bar Braking Systems


Vehicle 2016 GMC Canyon Diesel. Installation of the SMI Air Force One supplementary braking system was not too difficult. The instructions from SMI were good as was the video from etrailer. The only reason that I didn't give it a 5 star is because the air cylinder installation on the brake pedal was complicated by an unusual shape of the brake pedal arm. I eventually found a solution. Tapping into the truck's vacuum line was a little difficult but the kit included everything I needed to T into the vacuum line and install the check valves. All in all not a bad installation, this summer we'll see how it holds up.



- SM99243
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Review from a similar Air Force One in Tow Bar Braking Systems


We love our Air Force One braking system. The confidence it was done right by etrailer allows us to tow our 4x4 van without worrying about it!



- SM99243
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Review from a similar Air Force One in Tow Bar Braking Systems


One year and over 10K miles, it's great. Hook up & go! Did the install myself, instructions are excellent, I contacted Demco support for some clarification of air line connections on the coach, very helpful. Trouble free operation, toad gear is unobtrusive, simple to connect & works flawlessly. Highly recommend!



- SM99243
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Review from a similar Air Force One in Tow Bar Braking Systems


Very nice unit, very easy install on a 2017 Jeep wrangler Rubicon Recon and and Great Support eTrailer !! Super Fast Shipping !!!



- SM99243
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Review from a similar Air Force One in Tow Bar Braking Systems


This thing works awesome, and etrailer did a great job of installing it on my vehicle



- SM99243
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Review from a similar Air Force One in Tow Bar Braking Systems


It was easy to find an installer and the hook up for towing is a simple process.



- SM99243
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Review from a similar Air Force One in Tow Bar Braking Systems


Overall I am very pleased with this product. It operates well and is easy to hook and unhook the towed vehicle. I gave this 5 stars because of its operation, but do-it yourselfers be cautious, installation is a bit complicated and would be a challenge for most. I have been a truck technician for 30+ years and understand air brake systems well, so it was not a big deal for me, but I could see some struggle. It is really geared for professional installation. There are modifications necessary to both the tow and towed vehicles, and an incorrect line selection or wire could affect the operation of either unit. The kit is very complete, I only had to buy one fitting and a couple wire ends to adapt to my units. This was installed on a 2017 Entegra Insignia and 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.



- SM99243
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Review from a similar Air Force One in Tow Bar Braking Systems


Air Fotce 1 brake controller was installed on my 2018 F150 diesel pickup. System works great, can't be happier.



- SM99243
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Review from a similar Air Force One in Tow Bar Braking Systems


I've had a couple of different brake systems and this is by far the best.



- SM99243
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Review from a similar Air Force One in Tow Bar Braking Systems


By using the air brakes on the tow vehicle, there is only one hose to hook up the brakes (along with the normal wiring lines & safety cables).



- SM99243
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Review from a similar Air Force One in Tow Bar Braking Systems


Great product. Does what it says on the tin ! Installed the Airforce One braking kit in my Jeep Wrangler JK . Towed behind my Dynamax DX3. All good after c. 5K miles of towing. Thanks !



- SM99243
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Review from a similar Air Force One in Tow Bar Braking Systems


Should have bought this system sooner. I love that it's fully proportional and truly "plug and play." So much easier to use than my old supplemental braking system that sat on the floor of the car and had to be installed/removed at every overnight stop. I installed it myself, which requires an intermediate level of mechanical aptitude. The instructions that came with the kit and DEMCO's tech support were extremely good.



- SM99243
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Review from a similar Air Force One in Tow Bar Braking Systems


Pulled entire length of route 66 and then some. We had absolutely no issues with all of our etrailer equipment. Thanks for all of your help.



- SM99243
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Review from a similar Air Force One in Tow Bar Braking Systems


My package arrived within a week and was well packaged and in good shape!



- SM99243
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Review from a similar Air Force One in Tow Bar Braking Systems


I purchased a Blue Ox base plate, Air Force One braking system, and a light kit for my 2013 Durango. I could have not asked for an easier process with selecting and ordering, also the tutorials and videos were a great help in determining what was the best system for me . Everything arrived as planned and in great condition. This is not my first time using etrailer.com and my prior experience was equally good.


Comments
After using the items I reviewed, about 6,000 miles, I am more than satisfied. The towing setup is easy to hook up and unhook and the braking system is second to none. All of the installation was completed by myself and a friend, both of us have a technical background him more than me and we found the videos of the installation extremely helpful.Thank you for following up and providing excellent products as well as support services.
Ken G - 10/23/2017


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    The base plate kit can vary depending on the Jeep front bumper type. I am quoting parts based on the factory plastic bumper. If you have a factory steel bumper, Off road bumper with 3/4" D-rings or Off road bumper with 1" D-rings, just let me know so I can adjust the recommendation if necessary. For the base plate kit I would recommend the etrailer # e98948 Invisible Base Plate Kit with removable arms. I have attached a installation video for a 2020 Wrangler Unlimited to give you an...
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  • Flat Towing A 2016 Jeep Liberty Where Motor Coach Only Has 4-Pole Lighting Connector
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  • How to Use Roadmaster BlackHawk 2 Tow Bar With Blue Ox Base Plates on 2020 Lincoln Navigator
    So it sounds like you are just looking for a way to use your Roadmaster BlackHawk 2 All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar # RM-422 with the Blue Ox base plates that fit your 2020 Lincoln Navigator, which are the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BO84FR. This is easy to do with a simple adapter, and the correct one for your tow bar is the Roadmaster Tow Bar to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter # RM-031. I have added a photo showing what it will look like with the adapter on so you can see...
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  • Base Plate Recommendation for 2015 Chevy Tahoe Without Adaptive Cruise Control
    The base plates I recommend for your 2015 Chevy Tahoe without adaptive cruise control is the Roadmaster # RM-523179-5 These base plates are going to give your Tahoe the cleanest possible look when removing the tabs, which is why I really like them. Just keep in mind they will not fit Z71 models and are designed for 4WD Taholes. Along with these base plates there are a number of other parts you'll need to flat tow your 2015 Tahoe, and the recommended parts are the following: - Tow...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Ford Explorer With Demco Tow Bar
    We can get your 2018 Ford Explorer set up to flat tow, and the Demco Dominator is a great choice for a tow bar. The other things you will need are base plates, like you mentioned, a wiring kit, and a supplemental braking system to apply your Explorer's brakes while you are towing it. I'll make a list for you of the parts to make it easier to order. - Base Plate Kit: Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit # DM9519329 - Tow Bar: Demco Dominator Non-Binding Tow Bar # DM9511008 - Wiring Kit: Roadmaster...
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  • Parts to Flat Tow 2015 Edge Sport With 2.7L engine and NO Adaptive Cruise Control
    To flat tow your 2015 Edge Sport with 2.7L engine and NO adaptive cruise control you will need the Roadmaster # RM-524444-5 Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit which is well hidden and has simple twist and push/pull installation of connection arms. If you have adaptive cruise control email me back and we will see if there is another alternative. Next you need a tow bar. I recommend the Roadmaster # RM-522 Falcon All Terrain Non-Binding tow bar. A non-binding tow bar will let you easily disconnect...
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  • Does Roadmaster Nighthawk Tow Bar Work With Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plates on 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500
    The two parts you mentioned are absolutely compatible - the Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar with LED Lights # RM-676 will work superbly with the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-523199-5 that fits your 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500. The Nighthawk tow bar will attach directly to the arms of the EZ5 base plates on your Silverado 1500 without any type of adapter or other part needed. You have made really good choices for your truck, because the EZ5 base plates...
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  • Base Plate Fit for 2021 GMC Sierra 2500
    The Chevy/GMC trucks underwent a generational design change for the 2020 model year, so the base plates that fit your 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 will not fit your 2021 GMC Sierra 2500. As of this writing, Blue Ox does not have an option for base plates that fit your truck but there is an option from Roadmaster with the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM86FR. I have added a photo a customer sent in showing these base plates on their GMC Sierra 2500 so you can see how it will look...
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  • Flat Towing 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 Pickup
    To flat tow a 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 you will need the following parts. First you will need a towed vehicle specific Base Plate Kit. I recommend the Roadmaster # RM-3177-3 kit. This Direct-Connect kit is designed for full size trucks eliminating the need for crossbars. Next you need a tow bar. The Roadmaster # RM-576 “Sterling” All Terrain and Non-Binding tow bar that you mentioned will work great and include the safety cables. A non-binding tow bar will let you easily disconnect...
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  • Parts Needed To Flat Tow 2018 Jeep JK Wrangler 2-Door With Plastic Skid Plates
    Yes, I can give you the parts list you will need to flat tow your 2018 Jeep JK Wrangler with 2 doors and a plastic skid plate. I assume you have the standard 2” square hitch receiver on your coach with the standard RV-Style 7-pin electrical connection. First you will need the Roadmaster # RM-521448-5 Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit designed to work with a factory standard bumper with no winches or guards. Next you will want a Roadmaster # RM-522 Falcon All Terrain and Non-Binding...
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  • Universal Wiring Kit For 2012 Subaru Outback Plus Other Recommendations
    Yes, we have the Roadmaster # RM-155 Tail Light Wiring Kit with bulbs. I reached out to my contact at Roadmaster and he confirmed that this would work with your 2012 Outback to provide rear vehicle lights. I have included a link showing the installation on a Chevy Spark. Normally, when flat towing a 2012 Subaru Outback behind an RV, I would recommend a tow bar Universal Wiring Kit like the Roadmaster # RM-152-98146-7. This complete kit includes everything you need to connect your RV's...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon With Smittybilt Bumper & 10 Inch Rise
    We can get your 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon with a Smittybilt bumper set up for flat towing, including the correct high-low adapter to make up that large 10" height difference between the D-rings and your hitch. To make it easy, I'll create a list of the parts you'll need for your Jeep. - Base Plates: 3/4" Shackle Mounts: Adapter for Jeep D-Ring Bumper Mounts - 3/4" Thick # RM-035 OR - 1" Shackle Mounts: Adapter for Jeep D-Ring Bumper Mounts - 1" Thick # RM-035-1 - Tow Bar:...
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  • Can 2002 Jeep Wrangler with Roadmaster Bulb and Socket Kit Install Demco DUO Brake System
    Since you have the Roadmaster Bulb and Socket kit part # RM-155 you will need to use the brake lite relay # RM-88400 to use it with the Demco Stay-IN-Play DUO # DM26VR and have all of your taillights function properly.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow PT Cruiser Using Blue Ox Aladdin Tow Bar
    That's great that your coach came with the Blue Ox # BX4325 tow bar. First, your 2005 PT Cruiser will need a base plate kit. I recommend the Blue Ox # BX1968 Kit with removable arms and included safety cables. This will connect directly to your Aladdin tow bar. If the connection pins are missing you can order Blue Ox # BX84-0140 for pins and clips. I had to call Blue Ox to find the part number for the replacement pins and clips for your Aladdin tow bar. During my call I was advised...
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