1. Tow Bar
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  6. 6000 lbs
Demco Commander II Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates - RV Mount - 2" Hitch - 6K lbs

Demco Commander II Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates - RV Mount - 2" Hitch - 6K lbs

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Kristina F says:

Yes, if you:

  • Tow a Jeep, sedan, mid-size truck or SUV
  • Want the easiest hookup and disconnect possible

No, if you:

  • Tow a larger car, truck or SUV - your loaded down vehicle may exceed the 6,000-lb weight rating
Hitch-mounted tow bar for Blue Ox base plates has independent arms with trigger releases that make it easy to connect and disconnect, even on unlevel ground. Built-in rise/drop minimizes need for a high-low adapter. Stores neatly against your RV. Lowest Prices for the best tow bar from Demco. Demco Commander II Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates - RV Mount - 2" Hitch - 6K lbs part number DM9511012-BX can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Demco Tow Bar - DM9511012-BX

  • Fits Blue Ox Base Plates
  • Hitch Mount Style
  • Demco
  • Telescoping
  • 6000 lbs
  • Non-Binding
  • Steel
  • Stores on RV

Hitch-mounted tow bar for Blue Ox base plates has independent arms with trigger releases that make it easy to connect and disconnect, even on unlevel ground. Built-in rise/drop minimizes need for a high-low adapter. Stores neatly against your RV.


  • Tow bar lets you tow your vehicle safely and securely behind your motorhome
    • Slides into trailer hitch receiver on RV - no ball mount necessary
  • Telescoping, self-supporting arms make for fast, easy hookup
    • Arms won't fall to the ground when unfolded
    • Full articulation allows for unlimited spread to fit your application
  • Self-aligning design - just hook up and drive RV forward
    • Arms extend into rigid, tow-ready position and automatically lock in place
  • Non-binding design allows you to easily release your vehicle, even on unlevel ground
    • Trigger release on each arm easily activates, even when under pressure
  • No need for high-low adapter on most setups
    • Adjustable head tilts up or down 3" to keep tow bar parallel with road during towing
    • Shank has built-in 1-1/2" rise or drop for additional adjustability
  • Triple-lug connection - sturdy brackets on the end of each tow bar arm provide reinforced connection to base plates
    • Each arm attaches and detaches from base plate with 2 easy-to-access pins
  • Powder coated steel resists corrosion
  • Integrated cable mounting clips keep included safety cables off the ground to prevent dragging
    • Vinyl-coated safety cables include steel S-hooks with spring-loaded latches for added security
  • Built-in storage rod keeps coiled electrical cord (sold separately) in place and off the ground
  • Simple, secure storage alongside motorhome
    • Arms can be folded up and stored to the left or to the right, or they can be folded out with 1 arm each way
  • Made in the USA


  • Compatibility: works with Blue Ox vehicle-specific base plates
    • Can also be used with Demco Classic and Tabless base plates
  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Arm length (from center of hitch pin hole at end of shank to center of base plate pin hole when lined up with arms straight):
    • Extended: 51-3/4"
    • Retracted: 39-1/4"
  • Distance between hitch pin hole at end of shank to beginning of curve in shank: 5-1/2"
  • Distance between hitch pin hole at end of shank to vertical bolt in head: 12-1/2"
  • Distance between hitch pin holes: 2"
  • Weight capacity: 6,000 lbs
  • Weight: 41 lbs
  • Lifetime limited warranty

Demco Tow Bar Dimensions

Necessities for Flat Towing

For the RVFor the Towed CarTo Link the Towed Car and RV
HitchBase platesTow bar
Wiring plugBraking systemSafety cables
Wiring kit/diodesWiring adapter cord

Sturdy, Built-to-Last Tow Bar

Demco Built to Last Commander II

The Commander tow bar is tough and built to last. Sturdy, modular steel construction offers the strength you need to pull up to 6,000 lbs. Two hitch pin holes allow you to position the tow bar closer to or further from your RV, without sacrificing load capacity.

The black powder coat finish protects against the elements and flying road debris. And stainless steel inner arms provide additional durability and allow for smooth operation. Quality-engineered pivot points and hardware ensure both strength and maneuverability.

Demco Built to Last Commander II

Fast, Easy Hookup

Demco Fast Easy Hookup

With independent, easy-to-maneuver arms, the Commander makes connecting your towed vehicle to your motorhome a breeze. Unlike most tow bar arms that move together along a single plane, the Commander tow bar arms operate completely separately from one another. A vertical bolt through the head of the tow bar keeps the arms positioned one on top of the other, allowing for a more fluid hookup. The arms pivot horizontally on this bolt, allowing for an unlimited spread so that you can hook up to base plates with almost any spacing. A built-in joint at the base of each arm allows for vertical movement so that you don't have to tilt the entire head when positioning the arms.

The arms telescope for easy extension to your base plate connection points, even if your towed car is not perfectly aligned with your RV. The self-supporting design of the arms also allows you to telescope one arm out and attach it to the base plate without having to worry about supporting the opposite arm at the same time. The arms lock into place when you're ready to tow, and the extra length of the arms allows for a better turning radius. By putting more distance between your motorhome and your towed car, your entire setup will become easier to maneuver so that your towed car will track behind your motorhome without running the risk of hitting your RV during turns.

Triple-Lug Connection

In order to be compatible with Blue Ox base plates, sturdy brackets are included for installation on the ends of each tow bar arm. These brackets attach to the base plates using 2 easy-to-access pins and provide a tight, stable connection for a safer and more dependable towing experience.

Non-Binding for Simple Disconnect

Demco Non Binding Arms

The built-in trigger releases make it easy to disconnect the Commander. Tension can build up in a telescoping arm when the RV and towed vehicle are not perfectly aligned. Engaging the trigger on each arm releases pressure and allows the arms to telescope freely, making it easy to disconnect the tow bar from the base plates, even if you are at a hard angle or out of level.

Each trigger release latch is positioned on the side of the tow bar arm. This allows for a comfortable yet firm grip, unlike latches that are positioned on the tops of tow bar arms, which can be difficult to grab. This out-of-the-way placement of the latches also creates a clean look for the tow bar.

Straight, Vinyl-Coated Safety Cables Included

Demco Tow Bar Safety Cables

Two straight, vinyl-coated safety cables provide added protection should the tow bar ever disconnect during towing. The cables are held off the ground by the included mounting clips. These clips keep the cables from dragging on the ground, preventing damage and tangling. Steel S-hooks with spring-loaded latches connect each cable to your towed vehicle's base plates and to your motorhome's trailer hitch.

Demco Tow Bar Cable Storage Rod

The tow bar also offers a convenient storage rod for securing your coiled electrical cord (sold separately). The rod holds your power cord neatly out of the way and up off the ground.

Versatile, Secure Storage

Demco Tow Bar Storage Postions

Independent arm movement also allows for storage versatility. Easily store the tow bar out of the way, alongside your RV. The arms can be folded up to the right or to the left, or you can fold one arm to each side so that they are parallel to your motorhome's bumper. Just pivot each arm into position and a peg at the base of the arm will snap into a built-in tab, latching the arm in place so that you don't have to worry about it coming unfolded during travel.

For added protection, slip on the Demco tow bar cover (DM9523042 - sold separately) while the tow bar is folded up either to the left or the right against your RV.

Guide to Flat Towing

Flat towing your vehicle is much more convenient than using a trailer or a tow dolly. These other options take up much more storage space, leaving you less room both at home and at the campsite. In addition, securing your vehicle to a trailer or tow dolly can be a hassle and more time consuming than hooking up with a tow bar.

There are 5 basic components needed when flat towing a vehicle: a tow bar, a base plate kit, a safety cable set, tow bar wiring, and a supplemental braking system.

Towing Basics

The tow bar links your towed car to your motorhome. It attaches to the custom-fit base plates that install on the frame of your towed car. Safety cables ensure that your towed car does not separate from your motorhome in the event that your tow bar becomes detached. Tow bar wiring allows your towed vehicle's signal lights to sync up with your motorhome's tail lights, which is required by law in most states. Finally, the supplemental braking system - also required in most states - brakes your towed car when the brakes in your motorhome are activated, preventing wear on the motorhome and decreasing braking distance for your entire setup.

DM9511012 Demco Commander II RV Mount Tow Bar - 2" - 6,000 lbs

DM9523041 Demco Tow Bar Adapter for Blue Ox Base Plates

Customer Reviews

Demco Commander II Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates - RV Mount - 2" Hitch - 6K lbs - DM9511012-BX

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

Hitch-mounted tow bar for Blue Ox base plates has independent arms with trigger releases that make it easy to connect and disconnect, even on unlevel ground. Built-in rise/drop minimizes need for a high-low adapter. Stores neatly against your RV.

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Review from a similar Commander 2 in Tow Bar

I really like using the Demco non-binding tow bar. Hooking up is so much easier with it than our previous tow bar. No need to level and square up the toad with the motor home. I also like having the safety cables permanently attached to the bar. We changed toad vehicles this year, so I bought a Demco base plate for our CRV. The tow bar shafts simply plug into the base plate. It couldn't get any easier. 875419

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Review from a similar Commander 2 in Tow Bar

Nice unit, heavy, but they told me that and I very seldom remove it from my coach. Order taker was nice and very thorough. 873970

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Review from a similar Commander 2 in Tow Bar

quick delivery and hooked right up just need a trip now 856580

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Review from a similar Commander 2 in Tow Bar

Great product. Easy to assemble/attach. Great Service, quick response. I will be back 746215

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Review from a similar Commander 2 in Tow Bar

I usually don't take the time to write reviews. However, Vanessa was such a great help I felt others should know about her commitment to customer service. I was looking for a tow bar system to pull a 1978 Jeep CJ7 behind my motorhome. We talked threw all the options for my purchase and came up with the tow package that was the best fit for my needs. I will be installing the system next week. 730029


Ask the Experts about this Demco Tow Bar

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    A fuse bypass is not needed to flat tow your 2019 Honda Civic with manual transmission, though there are a number of other parts that are required, which I'll list for you to make it easy to see exactly what is required. - Base Plate Kit: Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX2265 - Tow Bar: Demco Commander 2 Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates # DM9511012-BX - Wiring Kit: Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 - Supplemental Braking System: SMI Stay-IN-Play DUO Supplemental...
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  • Can a 2017 MINI Cooper Hatchback be Flat Towed
    According to my research you should be able to flat tow your 2017 Mini Cooper as long as it has a manual transmission. If it has an automatic transmission then you will need to use a tow dolly instead. I wasn't able to locate anything in the online owner's manual about flat towing so you will want to verify this in your copy of the owner's manual or by contacting your local MINI dealer. I recommend using the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1312 as it is confirmed to fit all of the base and...
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  • Comparing etrailer Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates and Blue Ox Alpha
    The etrailer tow bar part # e47ZR is the most similar to a Demco Commander II tow bar part # DM9511012-BX which also fits the Blue Ox tow bars. Functionally you'd have very similar flat towing experiences with these or the Blue Ox Alpha part # BX7380 you referenced. The Blue Ox does have a slightly higher weight capacity at 6,500 lbs vs 6,000 lbs and has dust covers for the inner arms to help prevent dirt from getting in and wearing out quicker but they both are very easy to use and considered...
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  • Should 2005 Mini Cooper with Manual Transmission be in Gear or Neutral for Towing Behind Motorhome
    According to page 137 of the owner's manual it looks like you can only use a tow dolly to tow your 2005 Mini Cooper if it has an automatic transmission. Since you have a manual transmission you need to flat tow it otherwise you will damage the transmission. The manual doesn't say anything about what gear to put your vehicle in but I would imagine it is neutral. You will want to confirm this with your local Mini dealer. For a complete flat towing setup you will need a base plate kit,...
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  • Availability of Rebuild Kit for Older Blue Ox Aventa Tow Bar BX7330
    I reached out to my contact at Blue Ox and he said that there are no rebuild kits that are compatible with your older Aventa BX7330 tow bar. If your tow bar is starting to under-perform then it is time to replace it. If you would like to stay with the Blue Ox brand then the Alpha # BX7365 is the next step up as it has a weight rating of 6,500 lbs. If you aren't as committed to Blue Ox then I highly recommend using the Demco Commander II Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates # DM9511012-BX...
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  • Does Battery Need to be Disconnected to Flat Tow 2019 Ford Fusion
    I took a look at the online owner's manual for your 2019 Ford Fusion and it didn't say anything about needing to disconnect the battery. It did however say that you can only flat tow your Fusion if you have the 2.7L engine so you'll want to verify this before proceeding. For a complete flat towing setup you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, vehicle tow bar wiring, a supplemental braking system, and possibly a high-low adapter. If you do not have all of these components...
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  • Recommended Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plate Kit on a 2006 Jeep Wrangler
    Typically I would recommend a Blue Ox tow bar for the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX1120 on your 2006 Jeep Wrangler but we actually carry the Demco Commander II # DM9511012-BX which comes with adapters for a Blue Ox base plate kit and is what I recommend going with. Reason being that the Blue Ox equivalent, the Alpha # BX7380, is more of a standard tow bar whereas the Commander has an adjustable head unit, a self-aligning design, arms that can be folded multiple different ways for storage,...
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    The distance between the tabs that the tow bar connects to for the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit# BX2199 is 20". This is a custom fit base plate kit for a 2008 - 2011 Ford Focus so it will fit on the outside of your frame on either side as you can see from the linked instructions and sample installation video. If you measure outside frame to outside frame in the locations that this kit installs you will get the measurements you are looking for. For a complete flat towing setup you will need...
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    We can help with the parts you need to flat tow your 2015 Smart fourtwo. I'll list the parts I recommend starting with the Demco Commander II tow bar, part # DM9511012-BX. I like Demco's tow bars because of the built in rise or drop and the safety cables. This one in particular includes the adapters to connect to Blue Ox base plates because for your Smart car I recommend part # BX1987. The other parts I recommend are: Braking system part # BRK2019 Wiring kit part # RM-15267 For...
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Info for this part was:

Installed by:
Kathleen M
Video Edited:
Chris R
Test Fit:
Conner L
Written by:
Kristina F
Updated by:
Matthew E

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