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Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,000 lbs

Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,000 lbs

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

Yes, if you:

  • Tow a Jeep, SUV, sedan, or mid-size truck
  • Are looking for a tow bar that does its job without breaking the bank

No, if you:

  • Tow a larger SUV or truck - your loaded down vehicle may exceed the 6,000-lb weight rating
  • Don’t want to bother with an extra tool to disconnect on unlevel ground
  • Don't like the look of a bulky crossbar on your towed car
Hitch-mounted tow bar has stainless steel, telescoping arms that automatically lock into place. Its large hookup radius allows you to connect without perfectly lining up your vehicle. Easily folds up to store on your RV. Lowest Prices for the best tow bar from Roadmaster. Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,000 lbs part number RM-520 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Roadmaster Tow Bar - RM-520

  • Fits Roadmaster Base Plates - Crossbar
  • Fits Roadmaster Base Plates - Direct Connect
  • Hitch Mount Style
  • Roadmaster
  • Telescoping
  • 6000 lbs
  • Standard
  • Steel
  • Stores on RV

Hitch-mounted tow bar has stainless steel, telescoping arms that automatically lock into place. Its large hookup radius allows you to connect without perfectly lining up your vehicle. Easily folds up to store on your RV.


Features:

  • Tow bar lets you tow your vehicle safely and securely behind your motorhome
    • Slides into trailer hitch receiver on RV - no ball mount necessary
  • Large hookup radius makes connecting a breeze at any angle, even if your vehicle isn't perfectly lined up with your RV
  • Self-aligning design - just hook up and drive RV forward
    • Arms extend into rigid, tow-ready position and automatically lock in place
  • Extra-long telescoping arms allow for better maneuverability and easier towing
    • Stainless steel construction of inner arms allows for smooth operation
  • Strong, corrosion-resistant tow bar is built to last
    • FEA testing guarantees a strong finished product
    • Self-lubricated nylon bushings eliminate friction between the inner and outer arms for a longer-lasting, better-functioning system
    • High-tech powder coat finish provides additional durability
  • Simple, secure storage alongside motorhome
    • Simply fold up the tow bar towards the RV and secure it with the built-in storage latch
  • Fast, easy hookup
    • EZ, EZ2, EZ4, Classic, and XL base plates use the included quick-disconnects
    • MX, MS, and EZ5 use the included pins and clips
    • Binding release tool (RM-066 - sold separately) makes disconnecting easier
  • Safety cables are sold separately
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Compatibility: works with all Roadmaster vehicle-specific base plates
    • Can be adapted for use with Blue Ox base plates with the Roadmaster Tow Bar to Blue Ox Brackets Adapter (RM-031 - sold separately)
  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Arm length (as measured from center of hitch pin hole to center of quick-disconnect bar):
    • Extended: 53"
    • Retracted: 41-3/4"
  • Weight capacity: 6,000 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

Quick, Easy Hookup

This Roadmaster tow bar has a large hookup radius to ensure simple, secure hookup. What this means is that, even if your towed car is not perfectly aligned with your RV, you will still be able to make the necessary connections. To achieve this, the Falcon 2 has stainless steel, telescopic inner arms that adjust independently. In addition, these arms are able to pivot in and out, changing the spread. So, if your car is angled a bit behind your RV, you'll still be able to hook up by bringing the arms closer together and staggering the length so that 1 arm is longer than the other, allowing it to reach the more distant base plate.


The fact that the arms are extra-long also 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.


Autowlok

The Autowlok mechanism features a spring-loaded pin that locks the telescoping arms into place for towing. Once the tow bar is connected to both your RV and to the base plates on your towed vehicle, simply drive forward until the tow bar arms fully extend, at which point they will automatically lock into place.


Once you've reached your destination and you're ready to unhook your vehicle, press the release button to disengage the spring-loaded pin. The arms will be able to telescope again, making it easier to disconnect. However, if you're on uneven terrain, or if your towed vehicle is not perfectly aligned behind your RV, chances are you'll experience tow bar binding. This is the result of tension that can build up in the telescoping arm, and it can make it difficult to disconnect your vehicle. Using a release tool (RM-066 - sold separately) will give you the leverage necessary to disconnect.


The internal self-lubricating nylon bushings help to absorb road shock and reduce wear and tear on the tow bar by eliminating friction between the inner and outer arms as they telescope in and out. Inside each arm, a built-in safety strap provides extra peace of mind by ensuring that the inner and outer arms won't separate in the event of a latch failure.


Quick-Disconnect

When using EZ, EZ2, EZ4, XL, or Classic base plates, quick-disconnects make it a snap to attach the tow bar to your vehicle. Other methods require you to maneuver each tow bar arm individually and perfectly line up tabs on the arms with tabs on your base plates. Roadmaster's unique design lets you connect and disconnect the tow bar quickly and easily, all by yourself.


The quick-disconnect brackets come in separate pieces. The pieces that are positioned on the ends of each tow bar arm interlock with matching brackets that attach to your Roadmaster base plates. Sandwiched between the tow bar arms is a sturdy crossbar that essentially turns the arms into a single structure. This crossbar allows you to lower the tow bar as a single piece onto the quick-disconnect brackets on your towed car so that you don't have to connect each arm separately. When lowering the tow bar onto the brackets, make sure that the tab on each bracket lines up with the hole in the matching bracket. Then just insert the linch pins through the holes in the tabs on top to secure the brackets together. To remove the tow bar, simply remove the pins and lift the tow bar off of the brackets. These convenient brackets also make it simple to mount any number of Roadmaster accessories, from basic safety cables to the Guardian rock shield.


Quick-Disconnect

If you have MS, MX, or EZ5 base plates, the arms will connect directly to the base plates. Just remove the quick-disconnect brackets from the ends of the arms and you will be left with lugs that fit into the base plate brackets. Once the lugs are set inside of the brackets, simply insert the included pins to secure them in place.


Superior Testing Ensures Excellent Quality

FEA test

This Falcon 2 tow bar has been subjected to rigorous physical and computerized testing to ensure that it meets Roadmaster's exceptionally high standards. Throughout the design process, Finite Elemental Analysis (FEA) is done. Each of these tests display a 3-dimensional image of the tow bar while it is put under thousands of pounds of pressure. Areas of stress in the tow bar can then be located and studied so that those areas can be strengthened. This process is repeated until any weak spots, particularly those found in load-bearing components, are completely removed. The result is a durable, strong, and safe product.


Simple, Secure Storage

The Falcon 2 can easily be folded up and stored on the back of your RV when not in use.


Storage Process

After disconnecting the tow bar from your towed vehicle, collapse the arms and push them together so that they are side by side. Then fold the arms up toward the RV and the storage latch will automatically engage to hold the tow bar in place.


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.


FlatTowing Components

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.



520 Road Master Falcon Two Hitch-Mounted Tow Bar

Installation Details RM-520 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,000 lbs - RM-520

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (200 Customer Reviews)

Hitch-mounted tow bar has stainless steel, telescoping arms that automatically lock into place. Its large hookup radius allows you to connect without perfectly lining up your vehicle. Easily folds up to store on your RV.

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I bought all the equipment to hook up my 2018 Ford Focus to my motorhome and had the equipment installed by the folks Ford recommended as they do all there warranty work. It all work great and several people that seen me asked where I got the equipment. and I told them etrailer. I had one small problem with a ground and etrailer help me out and got me back on the road. The best thing I like about the roadmaster 2 set up as it is so easy to connect and disconnect. several others said they could not believe how fast it was to connect and disconnect.


Comments
Great
Byron J - 09/03/2020


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In February 2016 I bought a used Class A Motorhome with came with a Roadmaster Falcon Tow Bar. After a couple of trips around the country in my motorhome, I quickly realized why the majority of motorhomes I saw had a vehicle in tow. I searched for a decent tow vehicle and in June purchased a 2003 Chevy Tracker. I didn't know anything about Raodmaster or the quality of their products so I started reading reviews from satisfied owners and quickly realized I had a very good tow bar so I researched what I needed to hook it up on my Tracker. I got acquainted with eTrailer when I purchased the Base Plates to attach my Raodmaster Falcon tow bar to my Tracker. Derek at eTrailer was very helpful and took the time ensuring that I had the right parts to use with my used tow bar. The customer service I received was outstanding. I actually received my base plates the next day with free shipping! The installation instructions were clear and concise and I installed the base plates in about 1 hour and was ready to go. I took several trips (about 4,000 miles) with my Tracker in tow behind me and never had any issues. My Falcon Tow Bar I got with my RV is at least 10 years old and I considered buying a new one but I didn't want or need to spend the extra money since there really wasn't anything wrong with it. Then my last trip of the year (end of November) I was about 75 miles away from home running 75 mph (in traffic), when my Tracker (in tow behind me) was rear-ended on the highway. This accident could have been catastrophic but it wasn't. My old Falcon Tow Bar absorbed the majority of the impact! Needless to say, the tow bar was destroyed but the RV and Tracker never let go of each other. After settling up with the insurance company and fixing my Tracker, when it came time to buy a new tow bar, the Roadmaster Falcon II and eTrailer was a no-brainer. In my opinion, the quality of the Roadmaster product saved lives last November!



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Installed on a 2019 Forest River Sunseeker 3010ds class c towing a 2011 Mini Cooper S hatchback. Simple and easy. Very robust! I do use a rubber mallet to unlock the bars if they are bound up. Thanks etrailer!



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The EZ4 base plates installed as per instructions. Taking my time so as to not miss anything the procedure took just over 3 hours to install by myself. I haven't had a chance to use the roadmaster falcon 2 tow bar but I'm sure all will be good when I do. My motorhome is having a couple of repairs done so as soon as I can I will test the falcon 2 . This is the second time I have purchased from etrailer and I have nothing but good things to say. Thanks to all involved.



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


Comments
This product continues to work very well! A great towing system!!
Art L - 09/15/2020


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Hi, I think the falcon 2 tow-bar is great. I really like it.


Comments
Great
John J - 11/15/2020


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This is a nice tow bar. We recommend it to anyone who wants to make the jump to towing a secondary vehicle.



- RM-520
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I didn't want to give "It looks like a good item" type of review. I have put 5k miles on this tow bar system and it has honestly been the best investment so far. It is simple to attach your vehicle to ( usually less than 3 minutes to have it attached and chains hooked up) and unhook is even easy by yourself. I would 100% recommend this product and etrailer.com for the customer service they bring to you. Thank you for everything.


Comments
Update... Have 23k miles now. Just spray some WD40 every now and again to keep things loose and your good to go
Terry - 10/27/2019



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I purchased this to flat two my 2016 Wrangler Unlimited. It was very easy to install, quick to setup when you want to use it and folds way easily when you are not using it.



- RM-520
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If you are needing a tow bar, this is the best you can get. I tow my F150 everywhere we go and haven't had any problems at all. I highly recommend it



- RM-520
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just Took our first trip towing our 2010 Jeep Wrangler and worked awesome. Could hardly tell the Jeep was back there


Comments
Awesome product working great
Steve G - 07/18/2020


- RM-520
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this tow bar worked great for towing a car behind our motorhome. we have since sold the motorhome and have gone back to a trailer. now I won't be using it, so sad.



- RM-520
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This is a great product. It has saved us countless hours of hook-up time while towing all over the US, Mexico and Canada. It is light, strong and compact enough to stow when not in use.



- RM-520
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High quality and we received it fast!



- RM-520
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Tow bar fit perfectly and installation was pretty easy. No need to pay some dealer hundreds of dollars to install when you can yourself.



- RM-520
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Has worked fine towing our Jeep Wrangler from Michigan to montana , also to Oklahoma & Arkansas no issues



- RM-520
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All works well -easy to connect and dis connect



- RM-520
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Great experience. Easy ordering via phone to confirm the exact product for my Jeep, tow bars showed up a day earlier than anticipated, installed with no issues. Great customer service ! They found me a promo code save more, and no sales tax. Order from these folks and you'll save on sales tax that Amazon is charging as well.


Comments
Thanks so much for your review! Although we do not charge sales tax for out-of-state purchases, we are required to charge sales tax to Missouri residents.
-- Etrailer Expert Laura E - 11/21/2016


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Tow bar sold and installed by etrailer. We use it to pull our Jeep Wrangler. The telescoping feature is really helpful and makes hooking up a breeze. An excellent product. Thanks etrailer!



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I drove from WA to Chicago towing my 2007 GMC Sierra and it was a breeze. The tow bar is easy to connect/disconnect (using MX Base plate kit) as had to do a few times to turn around in tight places. Top notch product.


Comments
A year later and this tow bar still going strong. After my initial WA-Chicago trip, Ive driven to KY, FL, PA, VA, TX, CO, UT, and back to WA without a hitch. Worth every penny!
Victor - 03/31/2019



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Works perfectly h FB for my Honda Fit.



- RM-520
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Product works very well for towing our car.



- RM-520
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Everything delivered even faster than expected - Thank you.



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I towed my '04 Jeep Wrangler with my '15 GMC 2500. Houston to Crested Butte, CO. Everything performed just like it was supposed to. The Falcon 2 was easy to connect and disconnect. I have used "ball hitch" tow bars in the past and did not trust that style for the hills, curves, back roads and long haul towing. The Falcon 2 has a vertical pivot joint just south of the receiver coupler that seems to ease the stress on hitch and tow bar. I bought from etrailer.com because of price and availability. I received it 5-6 days after placing my order. Also, I purchased a 7 pin to 6 pin molded connector cable from etrailer.com because I could not find one locally. My local options were to buy pieces to build my own cable. No thanks.



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I received the product as ordered and recommended by the etrailer staff. Following the well-written instructions and in one hour the new towbar was ready for use. Thank you all for great products and service.


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