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Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit

Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit

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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 - Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit

Diode Kit allows you to use your Chevrolet Silverado 3500's tail lights and wiring system while preventing feedback from your RV. 4-Pole flat loop included to connect RV to towed car.


Features:

  • Connects your RV's tail, brake and turn signal lights to your towed car's lighting system
  • Works with 2-wire and 3-wire lighting systems
    • 2-Wire systems (aka combined) have the stop and turn signal sent along the same wire
    • 3-Wire systems (aka separated) have the stop and turn signals sent along different wires (typically indicated by amber turn signals)
  • Prevents electrical feedback and the damage it can cause to your vehicle's electrical components
  • Kit includes:
    • (4) Hy-Power diodes
    • Molded 4-wire electrical cords - 30' long
    • Power cord - 6' long
    • 4-Way flat wire connectors for both the vehicle and RV
      • If RV has a 3-wire system (and is not already wired for a trailer connector) a converter is required (RM-732 - sold separately)
    • Ring terminal
    • Plastic loom - 3' long


Specs:

  • Max amperage: 85 amps
  • Max voltage: 24 volts


Note: For applications that have separate lighting, this kit will cause your brake lights to function as both brake and turn lights. Wiring converter kit (154-792-118158) can be purchased instead if you want to retain separate turn and brake signals.


Diode Wiring Diagram

Diode Wiring Diagram

Diode Wiring Diagram

Diode Wiring Diagram



154 Roadmaster Universal Wiring Kit with 4 Hy-Power Diodes





Video of Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit


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




Video Transcript for Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring Kit Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD we'll be installing the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit, part number RM-154. We'll begin our installation by taking our wire that we're going to run from the front of the vehicle to the back. Get it out of the package here, and we'll take the four pole flat trailer ends that we're not going to be using and turn those off on both ends. Next we'll take one end of our wire. Feed it through the bracket we're going to have our wiring mount to on the front of our vehicle. Pull it out from underneath the bumper, and we'll just pull it on through until all of it's basically pulled through that bracket. Once we have it pulled through, have a little bit exposed, we'll take a zip tie here and zip tie it to our bracket so that we have something to work with when we mount our connector.

That's not going anywhere. Now we can start routing our wire to the back of the vehicle. We started to route our cable from the bumper through a spot in the frame where it goes over this little water shield skid plate. Then it comes around this body mount here. Then we secured it to a wiring harness on top of the frame rail here with a zip tie, so we'll cut the excess off right now. We followed the wiring harness up over the pocket for the control arm here in the front.

Again, we kept following it back over the control alarm, making sure we avoided any parts that would get hot or move. We went down behind the control arm and over it, behind this fender liner here, and we followed a wiring harness and the brake lines on back, securing it to those with zip ties along the way. Kept following the wiring harness back underneath the cab of the truck. Then, once we got to where the bed starts on our truck, we went around this bed mount here, securing it with some brake lines, and we followed it back on this side of the frame next to the gas tank. One on top of the frame, one here to this bed mount. There's a hole right there where we slid the wire through just to help secure it and hold it up out of the way of the travel of our leaf springs.

We followed it back on top of the frame rail over the tire here. Then we secured it to a wiring harness again, another zip tie there. Brought it up over our spare tire, secured it to the wiring harness to the side of the spare tire. We brought it over our crossmember in the back behind the spare tire and secured with a wiring harness here in front of our trailer hitch. Now we need to lower our tailgate to remove our taillight assemblies. Using a Torx 15 socket, we can remove our screws that hold our taillight in.

We'll pull it out towards us, releasing the clip that held it in place. Then we'll just set it to the side for the time being, like so. Gently, so it doesn't get damaged. Now we'll do the same to the other side. This middle bolt here is the reverse light. One of these two is the turn signal, taillight, and brake light. We'll go ahead and take all three bolts out for the time being and we'll set our assembly down in the truck bed so it doesn't get damaged. That way, we'll have room to work over our wires. We'll do the same thing on the other side. Now we'll turn our headlights on in our vehicle to figure out which bolt's our taillight. For our purpose we're just going to use the top bolt there, since it's a dual film and bulb for our taillight and our turn signal and brake light functions on our harness. We'll remove some of this electrical tape they have on there and peel back the insulation a little bit so we can gain access to our wire. Now we need to figure out which wire is our taillight signal because that provides the lower wattage for the dimmer filament. Using our test light, we've determined that the brown wire's our taillight signal and the green wire will be our signal for our turn signals and brake lights. We'll start with our taillight wire first. Before we make any of our connections, we need to get our wire that we brought from the front of the vehicle up into our taillight area. We'll just reach up underneath and pull through the access hole right there, just like that. Now we'll just cut off this excess wire loom here so we have some room to work with. We'll trim that off, take our wire strippers here, strip off 1/4" on either end. We'll take one of our blue spade connectors that we removed from our diode packs, stick it on the wire, and we'll crimp it into place just like so. Make sure it's nice and tight. We'll do the same thing on the other end of the wire. Now we can take one of our diode packs here. The outside will go to the bolt side, and we'll plug the other wire into one of the inputs on it just like that. Now we can work on separating all of our wires here. We'll take a pair of side cutters here and very carefully work on separating the wires. Pull them back. Since we're working on our taillight signal, that's our brown wire, so we'll measure off just about enough to get to the diode pack right here and we'll cut off the excess. We'll set that aside. Using an extra piece of brown wire that we had laying around, we'll make a jumper wire that'll go from the taillight end of our towed vehicle wiring harness to the other taillight over there. For now, we'll strip off about 1/4" or so of the harness that goes to the vehicle and our jumper wire and we'll twist them together like so. Now, using the yellow connector that came on one of our diode packs, we'll stick it over our wires and we'll crimp it together. Make sure our wires are nice and tight there. We'll put this on the input side of our diode pack. Now we'll take the jumper wire that we made and we'll drop it down the same hole we fed our wires up. We'll feed it across the other side here later. Now we can make our connection for our turn signal and brake light, which is off this green wire here. We will cut our wire in the middle; strip back about a 1/4" or so. Take one of our blue spade connectors here, stick it on the wire, crimp it into position. Do the same on the other end of the wire. Grab our diode pack. Again, the bolt side of the wire, it's the output. The other end of the wire will go to one of the inputs. Since we're treating our vehicle as a trailer now, we'll grab the yellow wire, which is the one for the left turn signal and the left brake light. Trim off some of our excess here. Take about a 1/4" off the insulation again. Now that we got that stripped off, take one of our blue spade connectors, crimp it on to the wire, and we'll connect it to the other input side of our diode pack. Now we can stick our diode packs here together. Just take off some of the provided sticky tape and we'll stick them on like that. Now we can wrap them both together with electrical tape to help ensure that they're going to stay stuck together. Now we'll take our white wire, which is our ground wire, and measure off about how much you're going to need and cut off the excess. Shave off about 1/4" of the insulation here. We'll attach a ring terminal. Crimp it into place like so. We'll feed it up behind our taillight bucket housing here. Take a self-tapping screw on a 1/4" nut driver, and we'll attach it to a grounding point right here in the body. Now we have a good ground point right there. Now we'll take our green wire, which is our right side turn signal and brake light, and we'll drop it down through our access hole here. We'll feed that over to the passenger side at the same time we feed over our taillight wire. Since we're done on our driver side, we can reinstall our bulbs into our taillight housing and push it back into its position on the vehicle, reinstalling the screws to secure it. Perfect. Taillight housing's now secure. Our green wire that we dropped down on the passenger side turn signal and brake light is not going to be long enough to reach our lights over on the passenger side, so we're going to extend it with another piece of green wire we had laying around. Just going to use a butt connector after I strip back the wire. Crimp it into position. Take our other piece of green wire that we're using; strip off the end of it. Insert it into our butt connector, and we'll crimp that into place as well. Make sure you have a solid connection here, which we do. Then we'll wrap it in electrical tape just to make sure no moisture, dirt, or debris gets inside of it. Since we dropped our wire down from the taillight assembly, we went ahead and routed it over to our passenger side and I secured it in a couple of locations above our factory trailer hitch right here along the wiring harness. I'll go ahead and show you that right now. I went through this pocket in the frame right here, back over here to the wiring harness, and I zip tied it. I'll snip that up out of the way now. I secured it again, the other end of the wiring harness, on the other end of the spare tire right here. I'll trim that back. Went over the frame and I secured it from the back of our bumper right here with a zip tie, so now we can trim that back and we'll pull it straight up into our vehicle again. Now we'll peel back our electrical tape that covers the loom on our passenger side bulb here. Remove the electrical tape here at the end just so we have some more slack in our wires. We'll cut off the excess of our loom here. Now we'll hook up our test light to a good ground point. Right here on this bolt for the tailgate cable will be perfect. We'll turn on our headlights again and find out which wire is our taillight signal. We've established that the brown wire is the taillight wire and our green wire is our turn signal and will be our brake wire as well, just like it was on the other side. You always want to make sure of that before you actually cut any wires, to make sure you're using the right ones. We'll cut off our taillight wire here and we'll strip back about 1/4" of either end of our insulation on it. Twist our wires together here just so they go into our spade terminal nice and smoothly. Take one of our spade terminals, and we'll crimp it on to our wire. Doing the same for the other end. Take our diode pack. Again, the outside of the diode goes towards the bulb. Push it on there, then put the vehicle wiring harness in on one of the input sides like so. Now we'll take our brown wire for our towed vehicle wiring harness, measure off about how much we're going to need. Cut off the excess. Strip back about 1/4". Twist the wire together. Install a blue spade terminal on it. Crimp it into position and install it on the other end of the input side of the diode pack just like so. Now we'll take our green wire, we'll cut it in the middle too, install our spade terminals. Take our final diode pack. Output side goes towards the bulb. We'll take the green wire and put it on one of the input sides. Take our green wire that we brought over, find out how much we're going to need, cut off the excess, take our final spade terminal, slide it over the wire, crimp it into position, install it on our diode pack. All the wiring connections are now complete. We'll stick them together. Now we'll wrap it all together in electrical tape. We'll grab our taillight assembly and reinstall our bulbs into it, starting with the top one. Let's twist it until it clicks into place. Grab our reverse light here, do the same thing, and then our bottom taillight bulb. Now we'll reinstall our taillight assembly. Push our guide pins in. Push until it snaps in, and reinstall our two Torx screws on the other side. Okay, perfect. Taillights are now reinstalled, and that completes our installation on the back end of the vehicle. To ease our installation, we're going to be using a Blue Ox 6-Pole Round Pin Trailer Wiring Socket for the front of our Silverado here. It's part number BX294-0902 on our website. All right, now we'll test all of our functions, starting with our taillights. As you can see, they're working. Now we do our left turn signal and brake light, and we'll do our right turn signal and brake light. All of our towed vehicle lighting functions are working properly, and we'll go double check and make sure our factory functions work as well. Turn our headlights on. You see we have working taillights. Activate the left turn signal. Do the right one. Now we'll step on the brake pedal to activate our brakes. As you can see, all of our lights are functioning just like normal. That completes our installation of the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Powered Diode Wiring Kit, part number RM-154, on our 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD.


Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit - RM-154

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (205 Customer Reviews)

Diode Kit allows you to use your vehicle's tail lights and wiring system while preventing feedback from your RV. 4-Pole flat loop included to connect RV to towed car.

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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt

Received wiring within 3 days, included instructions and resource phone #s for help if needed. We will use them again when needed. 152248


Comments

Great. No problems.

JOANNE B - 09/20/2015

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Kia

Installation on 2018 Kia Soul 486230



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2015 Jeep Wrangler

As always great customer service and delivery. I would highly recommend e trailer for all towing needs, and other products they sell. 206606


Comments

I got rid of a dolly to go with towbar, best thing Ive done so much easier to hook up and unhook than a dolly. Great product and great customer service cant beat that plus great prices.

William D - 06/22/2016

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2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Although I am commenting on this product, I actually would like to comment on the following products. I purchased a brake system, tow bar, base plates and wire harness from etrailer. All of my orders were filled in a timely manner. When I reached out for technical assistance, the advisors were readily accessible. All of the products were installed by me. All of the products were very easy to install by using the video and instructions. 337853



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I have not installed it yet but think it will be ok for what I am l needing. 223019


Comments

Works like a charm. Was very easy to install and would buy another one if I ever need one down the road.

wiring k - 08/30/2016

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2014 Jeep Wrangler

I haven't installed this yet. But I know etrailer video will be of great help. 165408


Comments

So so had trouble with the connecters unplugging from the deodes. Not enough slack on my part

dave t - 12/12/2015

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2009 Smart fortwo

I installed the wiring harness yesterday and it took about 4 hours. Thats actually 4 hours of work, in reality it was more like 6 hours but most of the time was trying to figure out how to route the wiring which is not the fault of the harness. Everything worked as advertised with no gotchya's or any issues which was really surprising. I installed it on a 2009 Smart fortwo Passion which I am towing behind my motorhome. My advice for anyone using this is take your time, read the directions carefully before you start and follow them step by step and you should have no issues. 281855


Comments

Weve put about 15,000 miles on the MHcar since installing the wiring harness and have no issues what so ever which when towing is a very welcome relief. I am very happy with your product and would highly recommend it.

Dave V - 12/12/2017

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2018 Ford Focus

Received ahead of projected delivery da te 573204



- RM-154
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Jeep Wrangler

I used this for a Jeep Wrangler, probably one of the easier applications. etrailer cautions us to ensure the ground is proper, and I can confirm this. While I found the proper wires using voltage, the gound I used had too much resistance to allow for proper functioning. It took several hours to track it down. But no doubt, when the electical system gives what appears to be impossible data, it is always the ground. I hooked to the proper ground and it works like a charm. I do recommend using heat shrink tubing on the spade connectors. Also I mounted the four flat connector to the bumper. Curt brackets do not fit the connectors in this package without serious modifications. 192669



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This isn't the first time I've installed a wiring harness and this one was a nice one (I thought). But I am having problems with the right light (both brake and running light). I've tried calling and talking to your customer support with no answer! I've found if I turn on my lights, at least the running lights all work (but not the brake light or turn signal). I'm thinking it's a grounding problem, but haven't been able to fix it so may have to try someone else's wiring harness. 608773


Comments

If you click the provided link below, you can see an install video showing this wiring harness system being installed on a 2015 Jeep Cherokee. If you continue to have problems, please call our Customer Service folks at 800-298-8924.

-- Mike L - 02/28/2019

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2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Work as discribed. The first time for me to use the universal kit and was a little worried about the outcome but I followed the instructions and it works great. The hardest part was routing the wire around the front end area. Wire was just enough, I recommend starting at the front end and route the wire on the passenger side. This is the side of the motorhomes 7 pin plug. Remember to stay away from the exhaust (on most trucks as mine is a Chevy 1500). Product was received within 3 days of purchase which works for me. I give Etrailer 2 thumps up for great service once again. 511182



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Saturn Relay

everything went well except i was told that i did not need the brake relay kit and i do. We got it wired ready to leave to go back home and found out we did need the brake relay and when i called to order it they were out of stock so delayed our trip. 540131



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Installation was relatively straightforward, and the necessary parts were included in the kit. The installation is not technically difficult, but gaining access to some the wiring was somewhat irritating because of the assembly techniques used in modern vehicles. Be prepared for somewhat tedious digging around to get to the wires, and pull enough slack to work with them. Once again, a few extra plastic automotive fasteners and automotive cable fasteners came in handy. They're available at a decent hardware store or Home Depot-like store. 63823



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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

A bit disappointed to be truthful. This is a generic wiring kit with diodes and wire, not Jeep specific. I am totally qualified to install and did without any problems, pretty much had to figure out the color codes myself for the JEEP lights. The real issue is the lack of any wiring for the license plate lights, required in California and pretty sure nationwide. This is a challenge that is not addressed in the kit. I had to pull access panels off, find and trace the wires, install my own diodes and wire as none are provided for this light in the kit. The basic kit is nice but the lack of provisions for the license plate light are a real drawback and not easily solved. 584025



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2016 Jeep Wrangler

Great experience, quick shipping, excellent video and instructional references to go along with the products. I did the installation of the product myself and without the text and instructional video's there is no way I would have been 100% successful. These are the extra value add things that make the difference when shopping with etrailer, I will be a return customer. I am using this product with my 2016 Jeep Wrangler towed by a 2014 Fleetwood Bounder motorhome. 339287



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Customer service is 100 percent. Olivia knew about everything I needed and reminded me of something I forgot I needed. She shipped my parts overnight and they were on my porch first thing this morning. I will ALWAYS recommend etrailer to anyone that ask. 715011



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Great product and easy to install. Still working great 714615



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2015 Cadillac SRX

exactly what I ordered and super fast s hipping! 713845



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2019 Jeep Wrangler

A great product from a retailer who provides great installation videos! You can't go wrong with etrailer! 703994



- RM-154
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Easy order. Fast delivery. Rigging up a toad. Pictures to come.......... Maybe. 696732



- RM-154
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Great product used it for over a year and was very easy to install 683937



- RM-154
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Easy install on 2017 rubicon. Used on a previous tow vehicle and wanted to use again as the previous one worked flawlessly behind motorhome. E trailer makes the selection for product fit very easy and for me has made the whole process seamless. Videos are very helpful and accurate. 683800



- RM-154
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2012 Dodge Ram Pickup

The Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring I purchased works great and was reasonably easy to install on my 2012 Dodge Ram 3500. It is a great product at a decent price and I would highly recommend it. Thanks guys. 683235



- RM-154
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Good prouct. 682692



- RM-154
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Quick delivery even with regular ups Much better than [competing brands] three ring circus There just missing elephants to parade around the parking lot I’ll you know how everything works out Thanks Barry Carmichael 682420



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2010 Dodge Ram Pickup

I installed the kit today. It came as advertised. Good product and would buy it again. 671992



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Great product! follow the video & instructions and it’s easy. 671590



- RM-154
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Ms Lisa D has helped me fining the correct parts needed for my tow bar installation, and she been very courteous and extremely friendly. 671466



- RM-154
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Fast shipping and great directions on line Etrailer is our super store 669033



- RM-154
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Great product worked very well. I hear shrinked all connections including the connections at the diodes. I had a corrosion issue with a previous install. Everything worked with no issues. 666669



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2018 Ford F-150

I installed all the products that were purchased from etrailer.com with the assistance of the videos. It was helpful and it saved me from having to pay someone to do the work for me. etrailer.com is a great website to purchase all one's needs for towing equipment. Thank You 665681



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This is the second time I've bought products to flat tow a truck behind our motor home .Parts came within 3 days of ordering ,everything in good order should work out as before, good instructions, parts look good, great company excellent to work with, easy to get a hold of for help with questions. 665175



- RM-154
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Wire kit has been working good for a year now. 659226



- RM-154
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Great kit to wire up your brake lights for flat towing. 658120



- RM-154
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Great to set up my braking system for flat towing. 659223



- RM-154
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Fantastic to work with and product arrived when it was expected. Thanks so much 641601



- RM-154
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Everything is doing very good. 635112



- RM-154
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Saturn Relay

I understand the newest system incorporates a relay for the brake light- turn signal override issue. I wish I had it instead of the one I installed, which required more work and is more complex in design and install. 620203



- RM-154
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Thank you great service 610029



- RM-154
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Product / service ....meets expectation s. 607132



- RM-154
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Arrived on time well packed. Would do business with again. 603781



- RM-154
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Works perfectly. Easy installation and clear instructions. 601322



- RM-154
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Great knowledgable assistance great price fast shipping thanks to lori 592369



- RM-154
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Excellent our towing gear has been great. This is our second time and have equipped two different vehicles. All arrived on time and were installed without any difficulties.i recommend this company 591707



- RM-154
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Great product Excellent service Arrived before estimation. 590843



- RM-154
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Great and fast service good job 588306



- RM-154
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Everything worked as it should. I think it would be better if there were 3 more feet of wire. I had to supply the wire to go from the frame area to the taillight on one side. 579569



- RM-154
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Great product, heavy gauge wire, exceedingly long wire, all the parts to do a good wiring job 577535



- RM-154
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2012 Honda CR-V

Everything went together as advertised . However it would have better if they had a kit with the 6 wire round plug for the front of the car and coiley cord with 6 wire both ends. I just hapened to have a 6 wire both ends coiley cord and don't need the short flat lead 575902



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2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Installed well, instructions could use a few more pictures. 572482


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  • I took a look at the owner's manual of a 2016 Chevy Colorado and a four wheel drive model can be towed so long as it has a N (neutral) and Four-Wheel Drive Low setting. If you look on page 331 of the manual it will go over the detailed process on the ncessary steps to flat tow. There was no mention on how long it can be towed before the eninge needed to be restarted; the only requirement was that you do need to disconnect the vehicle battery in order to flat tow. There are a number of...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2018 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
  • Can you be more specific on if you are referring to the price of the parts or an installation? If it is the parts, there are a number needed and I'll be happy to let you know what they are if you need recommendations.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Using D-Ring Adapters RM-035-1
  • The Adapter for Jeep D-Ring Bumper Mounts to Roadmaster Motor Home Mount Tow Bars - 1" Thick Item # RM-035-1 are compatible with all Roadmaster motor home mounted tow bars. The latest and greatest is Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar w/ LED Lights - RV Mount - 8K Item # RM-676. The Nighthawk comes with safety cables, electrical umbilical, and LED lights which are all unique features for Roadmaster tow bars. It is made of aluminum, stainless steel, and powder coated...
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  • All Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Behind a Motorhome
  • You are correct that there are quite a few parts necessary to flat tow your 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee behind your motorhome but I'll be happy to list everything you'll need. As you mentioned, you'll need base plates, and the Roadmaster EZ5 # RM-521440-5 is a confirmed fit for your Jeep so long as it is not an SRT-8 model, which since you listed this part I assume it is not. For a tow bar I recommend the Roadmaster Falcon 2 # RM-520 which is out most popular option due to how easy it is...
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  • Can a 2017 Chevy Colorado be Flat Towed?
  • Yes, you can flat tow your 2017 Chevy Colorado so long as it has a Four-Wheel Drive Low setting. There are a number of things you will need to flat tow, starting with base plates. If your Colorado does not have Adaptive Cruise Control, I recommend going with the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-523182-5. If you do have Adaptive Cruise Control or your Colorado is a Z71 Trail Boss or ZR2 model you would need to go with the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1721. For a tow bar, a great option...
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  • Blue Ox Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2006 Jeep Wrangler Behind RV
  • We can help you with choosing the components needed for safe and legal flat towing of your 2006 Jeep Wrangler behind your RV. A good starting point is the linked article that covers the essentials of flat towing. Additional articles on specific items, wiring kits, high/low adapters and braking systems, are also included. Our installers do tend to prefer the Blue Ox flat towing items for their consistently clean installation. We can start with the base plates needed for the Wrangler. Blue...
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  • Flat Towing Lighting Harness Recommendation for 2015 Ford F-150
  • The wiring is different on vehicles that have trailer wiring and ones that do not come with it at all. We see this on other vehicles that will have connections made under the hood and pre-wiring ran to back of some vehicles and on others all of that isn't there at all. In your situation there is a different style of connector than what the part # HM56009 is compatible with. Your truck has a standard round connector since you have the tow package with a factory 7-way. For lighting you...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2009 Smart ForTwo Cabriolet Behind Motorhome RV
  • We can help you get your 2009 Smart ForTwo Cabriolet ready for flat towing behind your motorhome. For reference, the linked article on the basics of flat towing, as well as the two others that cover specific components, are a great place to start your towing prep. As always, it is a good idea to check your Smart owner's manual for details on flat towing. I checked an online edition and it covers this subject on page 204. Let's get going! Starting with base plates for the Fortwo, we offer...
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  • Recommended Equipment to Flat Tow 2017 Cadillac Escalade 4WD with RV That Has Air Brakes
  • Flat towing a vehicle behind an RV requires a few items, including base plates, a tow bar and a braking system among others. These and all other items for safe and legal flat towing are outlined in the linked article. To flat tow a 4WD Escalade it must have a 2-speed transfer case that has both Neutral and 4WD Low settings. Blue Ox base plate kit # BX1716 is a good choice for your 4WD. Our in-house installers like the Blue Ox gear. For a tow bar I suggest their Alpha # BX7365 which includes...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2015-2018 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • There are a number of parts needed for you to flat tow a 2015-2018 Chevy Silverado 2500, starting with compatible base plates. The correct fit will depend on if you have tow hooks or not. If your Silverado DOES have tow hooks, you need the Roadmaster MX Base Plate Kit # 3167-3 along with the Roadmaster Nighthawk Tow Bar # RM-676, which I like because of how easy it is to connect to the base plates and the fact it comes with integrated safety cables and LED lights. With this set up...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2012 Honda Pilot or 2016 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 Behind an RV
  • First and foremost, thank you for your service to our country, preserving freedom, and defending us all. There are 5 major components needed to flat tow a vehicle: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For the 2012 Honda Pilot: Base plates # 521568-1 Tow bar # RM-520 (note that all Roadmaster tow bars are compatible with the base plates above) Safety cables # RM-643 Lighting # C-ATL20A for quick and easy or # RM-154 for something more permanent Supplemental...
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  • Can a 2017 Honda Fit be Flat Towed?
  • I took a look at the owner's manual for a 2017 Honda Fit and it says that only models with a manual transmission can be towed with 4 wheels down, also called flat towing. There are a number of parts you're going to need in order to do this, starting with compatible base plates. I recommend the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit # RM-521569-4. 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 and the...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 1990 Mazda Miata
  • In order to flat tow your 1990 Mazda Miata you are going to need base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, wiring to activate brake and turn signal lights, a supplemental braking system and likely a high-low adapter. The base plates that fit your Miata are the RoadMaster XL # 711-4 and the compatible RoadMaster Tracker Tow Bar # RM-020 which you referenced. For safety chains you can use the RoadMaster 68" Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables # RM-643. There are a couple of options for...
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  • Can a 2017 Ford Fiesta be Flat Towed With 200 Miles on it and Recommended Parts Needed to Flat Tow
  • I checked an online version of the owner's manual about flat towing for your 2017 Ford Fiesta and although I didn't find anything in there about a mileage requirement before flat towing, it is good practice to get at least 500 miles on a new vehicle before doing anything to or with it. This gives the vehicle a chance to break-in. The manual does say to put about 300 miles on new tires so I recommend going on a little road trip before flat towing your Fiesta. To flat tow your Fiesta you...
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  • Recommended Parts to Flat Tow a 2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid
  • There are a number of parts you're going to need in order to flat tow your 2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid, starting with compatible base plates. I recommend the Roadmaster EZ2 Base Plate Kit # 524432-1. 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 arms, which make it easier to maneuver when towing; you will also need safety chains # RM-643. For wiring kit that will allow your...
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  • Can 2016 Ram 1500 Automatic be Flat Towed Behind an RV and What Parts are Needed to Do So
  • The 2016 Ram 1500 can be flat towed with all 4 wheels on the ground only if it is a 4x4. If you have a 2-wheel drive Ram then it can be towed using a tow dolly with the REAR wheels off the ground. This is in the recreational towing section of the owner's manual, page 711. If you do have a 4x4 then for base plates I recommend # RM-52289-4. And for a compatible tow bar I recommend the 10,000 pound capacity Blackhawk All-Terrain tow bar # RM-422. And for 10,000 pound safety cables I recommend...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • You are on the right track and everything you have so far is a great choice for flat towing your 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX1128 is a confirmed fit. I attached an install video for the kit for your installer to check out as well. The tow bar you have part # BX7365 is also a really great option too as well as the DUO part # SM99251 which I attached an install video for as well. For lighting (only thing you are missing) you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267,...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Since your 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee has the Neutral position you can flat tow it. To flat tow your Grand Cherokee you will need a Base Plate Kit, Tow Bar, Safety Cables, Tail Light Wiring Kit, a Supplemental Braking system, and you also might need a High-Low Adapter. The base plate kit that I recommend is the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit # 1411-2. The great thing about this kit is that is has removable arms which will give the front of your Jeep more of an OEM look when you are not...
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  • What is the Difference Between the EZ4 and EZ5 Base Plate Kits for a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • Since both the EZ4 # RM-521448-4 and EZ5 # RM-521448-5 base plate kits fit your 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and have removable draw bars there really doesn't seem to be much of a difference at first glance. However, there are some significant differences that are important to take note of. The EZ5 kit is easier to connect your Falcon tow bar to but does not allow the use of the anchor brackets for sterling cables. Sterling cable anchors will have to be attached to the frame or welded...
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  • Recommended Parts to Flat Tow a 2017 Ford F-150 4x4 Behind and RV
  • The Roadmaster Nighthawk # RM-676 is an excellent tow bar choice. It is indeed compatible with the EZ5 base plates, # RM-524431-5, for your 2017 Ford F-150. Since the tow bar comes with safety cables you will not need to add any of those to your order. Lighting kit # RM-154 will also work with the truck. This lighting kit uses 4-Way flat connectors so to use it with the 6-Way end on the tow bar's wiring you will also need connector # RM-910030-7 to mount to the front of the truck. Then...
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  • Best Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2019 Jeep Wrangler Behind Motorhome
  • For your Jeep Wrangler JL, I recommend starting with the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit # RM-521450-5. This kit has removable arms to give you a very clean look when not flat towing your Jeep, and also gives you a clean connection to your tow bar when towing behind your motorhome. For your tow bar, I recommend the Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar w/ LED Lights # RM-676. This tow bar comes with the integrated safety cables and the wiring to link your motorhome's 7-way...
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  • Is Brake Light Relay Required for Blue Ox Patriot Braking System
  • Since the Patriot # BRK2019 is wireless and portable the installation process is quite simple as compared to other braking systems. The only other electrical component needed is a 12V outlet kit # RM-9332 which provides operating power to the Patriot. If you are using a magnetic tow light set-up, such as # TL21RK, you need nothing else to install the Patriot. If you are using another type of tow bar wiring kit, such as a diode kit like Roadmaster # RM-154 or the Hopkins Tail Light Wiring...
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  • Wiring and Supplemental Braking System to Flat Tow 2017 Jeep Wrangler
  • The Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit # RM-154 is a 4-wire kit that gives you a 4-flat at the front of your 2017 Jeep Wrangler so what you can do is use cut off that 4-way and wire it into the Roadmaster 7-Wire to 6-Wire Straight Cord Kit # RM-98146-7; you are correct a straight wire is a better option than coiled for an all-terrain tow bar like your Falcon # RM-522. There are some other parts you will need as well, including Safety Chains # RM-643 if you do not already...
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  • Do Demco Base Plates for a 2006 Hummer H3 have a Weight Capacity Rating
  • Demco Classic Base Plate Kit # DM9518193 is rated for the gross vehicle weight rating of the 2006 to 2010 Hummer H3 or 2009 to 2010 Hummer H3T. So in other words, since it is a custom part designed for specific vehicles, it doesn't have a stand alone capacity. It has the capacity for the vehicles for which it was designed. This is the case for any set of base plates. For a compatible tow bar I recommend the Excali-Bar # DM9511009. This tow bar is rated for 10,500 pounds and comes with...
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