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Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch - 8K

Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch - 8K

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Lightweight and rustproof aluminum tow bar comes with cables and wiring. Hassle-free latches let you easily release your car, even at a hard angle or on unlevel ground. Large hookup radius makes connecting a snap. Easily folds up to store on your RV. Lowest Prices for the best tow bar from Roadmaster. Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch - 8K part number RM-576 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Roadmaster Tow Bar - RM-576

  • Hitch Mount Style
  • 8000 lbs
  • Roadmaster
  • Telescoping
  • Roadmaster - Crossbar Style
  • Roadmaster - Direct Connect
  • Non-Binding
  • Aluminum
  • Stores on RV

Lightweight and rustproof aluminum tow bar comes with cables and wiring. Hassle-free latches let you easily release your car, even at a hard angle or on unlevel ground. Large hookup radius makes connecting a snap. 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
  • Non-binding design allows you to release your vehicle at any time, anywhere - even on unlevel ground
  • 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
    • Eggshell-like structure allows stress to be evenly distributed for maximum strength
    • Lightweight, aircraft-grade aluminum body is durable and rustproof
    • Steel and stainless steel are built in at critical points to maintain structural integrity
    • High-tech powder coat finish provides additional durability
  • Cable guides protect included wires and safety cables from getting damaged or tangled
    • Included stainless steel EZ Hook safety cables are fast and easy to connect
    • Electrical cord has silicone-injected 7-way RV-style plug on 1 end and 6-way plug on other end
      • 6-Way socket for towed car included
  • Simple, secure storage alongside motorhome
    • Simply fold up the tow bar towards the RV and secure with the built-in storage latch
  • Fast, easy hookup and disconnect
    • EZ, EZ2, EZ4, Classic, and XL base plates use the included quick-disconnects
    • MX, MS, and EZ5 use the included pins and clips
  • 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: 50-1/2"
    • Retracted: 37-1/2"
  • Weight capacity: 8,000 lbs
  • Weight: 35 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Note: If you use this tow bar with Roadmaster MX, MS, or EZ5 base plates, the included EZ Hook cables will not work. Standard safety cables (sold separately) will be required.


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

Superior Design for Sturdy, Lightweight Tow Bar


Egg Shaped Design

The unique, eggshell design of the Sterling All Terrain distributes stress evenly throughout its aluminum body, resulting in a lightweight yet durable tow bar. Critical points are made even stronger to allow for an 8,000-lb capacity. For example, the shank portion that slides into the hitch is constructed of steel to ensure that the tow bar can handle stress at this point. Stainless steel inner arms provide even more durability and strength.


Fast, 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 Sterling 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.


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.


Non-Binding for Simple Disconnect

Freedom Latch

The Freedom Latch makes disconnecting this tow bar a breeze. This latch makes it easy to release the tension that can build up in a telescoping arm when the RV and towed car are not perfectly lined up. Just flip the latch to release the pressure, and the arms will be able to telescope freely, making it easy to disconnect the tow bar from the base plates. This allows you to disconnect even when you're at a hard angle or out of level.


Superior Testing Ensures Excellent Quality

FEA test

This Sterling All-Terrain 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

Stored

The Sterling All Terrain 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, push the arms of the tow bar together so that they are side by side. Fold the tow bar up toward the RV and the storage latch will automatically lock it in place.


Built-In Cable Guides

Cable Guide

Because safety cables and wires all too often tangle and drag, and wrapping them around your tow bar before every use is just no fun, the Sterling features built-in routing channels. These convenient cable guides serve a dual purpose: they keep cords and wires safe and secure, and they create an attractive, streamlined appearance for your towing setup.


EZ Hook Cable

Designed specifically for use with Roadmaster quick-disconnects, the included EZ Hook safety cables connect and disconnect quickly and easily. Unlike standard cables, the EZ Hook cables feature a ball constructed of stainless steel on the end of the cable. This ball fits into an anchor plate that is attached to the mounting bracket. The hook on the opposite end is constructed of drop-forged steel for extra strength and peace of mind.


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.



576 Road Master Sterling All Terrain Tow Bar with Electric Cord and Cables

Installation Details RM-576 Installation instructions



Video of Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch - 8K

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




Video Transcript for Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain Non-Binding Tow Bar Review

Speaker 1: Today we're gonna be taking a look at the Roadmaster Sterling All-Terrain Non-Binding Tow Bar, part number RM-576. Here's what a Roadmaster Sterling All-Terrain tow bar looks like, now this is gonna serve as the connection point between our motorhome and our vehicle and provide us that safe way to flat-tow it down the road. Our tow bar is gonna hook directly to the faceplate on our vehicle, that way it's gonna pull nice and even and we're not gonna have any kind of extra stress on the steering, suspension, or any other components on our car or our motorhome. The nice thing about this one is the fact that it is non-binding. If you've ever flat-towed a vehicle before, hooking it up may not be a problem, but whenever you come to unhook, if we're on uneven terrain or at a weird angle, it becomes very difficult to get the tow bar unhooked from the vehicle, just because it gets in a bind. Well, that's what these levers here are gonna do, is it's gonna take that tension out and make it a lot easier to pull the pins out and get disconnected.Our tow bar is aluminum which means a few different things.

It's gonna be a lot easier to get it in place and we're not gonna have to struggle picking it up, moving it over to our motorhome and get everything hooked up. It's also gonna be completely rust proof since it is aluminum. Our safety cables, as well as our electrical cord, is included in the kit and they've designed it with these channels so that everything can be tucked up, away, giving it a nice clean appearance, but also keeping them from dragging the ground. Our tow bar does come with a quick-disconnect bar and all the components to get it installed, so is gonna work with the crossbar-style base plate, but it's also gonna work with the direct-style base plate from Roadmaster.Now, our tow bar is gonna have a telescoping arm, that's when we start to two, it's gonna extend out and lock into a rigid position and the extra long arms are gonna make hooking up a lot easier, because the father we are away from our motorhome the less likely we have to be directly in line to get hooked up. Whenever we make a turn, the long arms are gonna help track our car behind our motorhome making it a lot more safe for us to drive and a lot more comfortable going around those turns.

Whenever we're not towing, we can disconnect the arms, we can fold it up, and then right back here, we're gonna have this latch which is gonna hold it in position and then we can store our tow bar by folding it to the either left or right position and it'll stay right here at the back of our motorhome. That way we won't have to take it out of the hitch every time we unhook. Our tow bar is gonna fit directly into our motorhome's hitch. You just want to make sure that you have a two-inch by two-inch receiver tube opening.Bob G. Wrote in saying "The tow bar is excellent quality and simple to install.

Connecting and disconnecting are a breeze." He had the old-style tracker tow bar but had to upgrade for a heavier vehicle. Even a year later, he commented back saying, "It was an excellent product and super heavy duty." If you're looking for a tow bar to flat-tow your vehicle, our Sterling All-Terrain is a great option. It's lightweight and it's made out of aluminum which means it's gonna be rust proof, and it's a non-binding design which is gonna making hooking up and unhooking that much easier. It just has a lot of the nice features, guides for the cables, as well as all the electrical connectors with the tow bar.Let's go ahead and show you how to get it hooked up. To get our tow bar set up it is gonna use a quick-disconnect style bar, so we're gonna need to mount this bracket to our base plate, so we'll line up the holes and we're gonna take the plate that's got two round holes in it, put it in front, and we're gonna take two of the half-inch bolts that come in our kit, pass them through the bracket and the plate, have them go through the removable arm on our base plate.

Then on the backside, we're gonna follow each one of those up with a flat washer, a lock washer, and finally secure it down with a nut. Now, at this point, we just want to get everything on there hand-tight, a little snug, but you still want to be able to move everything, so you don't want to tighten it down all the way, so we'll still be able to slide it back and forth and that's what we want.Now, it's also gonna come with a cable anchor bracket. We're gonna make sure that tab is facing towards the outside of the car. We're gonna lift it up, and the two holes going through the top bracket as well as the anchor plate bracket will line up. Then we're gonna take one of our half-inch bolts and a flat washer and go through the outer hole coming from the top, going through both brackets, and secure it down with a nut. Again, you just want to have this real loose, just hand-tight, just so that it'll hold together and make sure it won't fall off. Now, we're going to repeat that for the other side as well.Now, we're gonna take our crossbar and you want to make sure that the pins and tabs are facing towards the front and you'll notice that it's got some bars, those bars are gonna go through the hole in our bracket, and then the bars on our bracket are gonna come through the top. We'll loosely get it in place, and you may have to move the bracket a little bit, left and right, in order for it sit all the way down. Now's the point where we want to make sure that it's centered on the car, so you want to double check to make sure that it's centered and adjust left and right either way. Once we have it nice and centered, we can go ahead and remove the bar and start tightening up all the bolts.You're gonna want to grab a three-quarter inch socket and wrench and we're gonna tighten up all our hardware. We'll repeat that for all our remaining hardware. Now we're gonna come back with a torque wrench and that same three-quarter inch socket and wrench and we're gonna torque all of our hardware down to the specified amount in the instructions. We'll repeat that for all our remaining hardware. Now we need to make sure that our crossbar still fits and our brackets haven't moved. If it does go on and come off easily, we know we have it adjusted correctly.To secure our quick-disconnect to our vehicle, we're gonna take the included pins, slide it through the bar, going on the top, and then flip the ring over. You just want to make sure it's fully engaged and touching the pin. You don't want to have it half locked or even up. We want to make sure it's fully locked. Now, on the other side, instead of using the pin, we're gonna be using the Roadmaster padlock for quick-disconnects and it's gonna slide in the same way. This way we'll be able to secure our quick-disconnect bar to our vehicle and our padlocks are gonna come with four keys, so it's gonna deter any kind of theft of tampering, making sure everything's nice and secure.Now the tow bar itself is gonna come with safety cables as well as a seven to six wire cord and it does come with a plugin for the car. We already have the plug installed on the front of our car and wired up, so we'll go ahead and get the tow bar ready. On the bottom side of our tow bar, on each arm, we're gonna have a channel here that we're gonna be able to run our safety cables and our electrical through. To start, I'm gonna take my electrical cable and we're gonna wait to put the plug on because it won't fit, but we'll go ahead and feed the cable through one of the arms and you just want to go with whatever arm is closest to the side where you have your plug mounted and route the cable through, just enough to where we have enough to work with and we can take one of our safety cables and we're gonna run one cable through each one of the arms. The arm that has the electrical cable going through, it is gonna be a little bit of snug fit. But we'll still be able to get our safety cable and our electrical through.Now, with everything ran through the tow-bar, we can begin to wire up our connector on the end. We grab the end of our wire, the connector here, we're gonna have a small Phillips head screw towards the front of the plug and a small Phillips screw towards the back. We're gonna need to loosen up both of those. Now the one towards the front here, we're gonna completely remove, you just want to be careful because it is a really small screw and extremely easy to lose. We're gonna loosen up the one in the back, we're not gonna have to take it out, but we're gonna want to loosen it up quite a bit. With those two loose, we can pull the end of our connector out and we're gonna take the silver portion and we're feed our wires through, just slide it back out of the way for now.On the back of our connector, we're gonna have total of six terminals that's gonna correspond with the wires coming out of the cable. Now the terminals are labeled. It's a little bit hard to see, but this terminal here is labeled S, and that's gonna be for our brake with a blue wire. The one next to that is labeled R for right turn and that's gonna be our green wire. L, for left turn and our yellow wire. G, for ground. Then finally, the center one, it isn't labeled, but that's gonna be our axillary port, which is gonna be the black wire. We're gonna through and taking a small Phillips head screwdriver loosen up the set screws on each one and put the corresponding wire into the correct terminal. Whenever you put your wires in, you just want to put the wire in and maybe leave just a little bit of the bare wire sticking out of the top so that the insulation doesn't get in the terminal and 'cause any kind of intermittent problems or any kind of connections issues. We just want to get just the bare wire inside and then tighten up that set screw. Then we have all our connections made we're gonna come back with a little bit of dielectric grease. I'm just gonna put some around all the terminals. It's gonna prevent any kind of moisture from getting inside and corrosion from building up.We can take the silver end, slide it back over, line up the screw hole at the top and take the small set screw . thread it back in. The screw in the back is gonna hold tension on cable so that they don't get pulled out of the terminals. You want to make sure that the cable is on the correct side of the little tab in there. Then we're just gonna tighten that screw until it's nice and snug, we don't want to crush the wire.With our tow bar ready and our quick-disconnect on our car ready, we can grab our motorhome and hook everything up. The first thing we're gonna want to do is take the stinger and put it into our hitch or in our case, into the high-low adaptor. We're gonna line up the pinholes and you can secure it using the pin and clip that is provided, but we're gonna be using a lock from Roadmaster to secure our tow bar to our high-low adaptor as well as the high-low adaptor to our hitch. Now this is a two-pack lock, comes with four keys, and they're both keyed alike, so we're not gonna have to worry about losing any keys or fumbling with multiple keys trying to get everything taken apart.Then we swing the arms towards the car, but before we hook them up, we're gonna need to remove the pins on our quick disconnect. So we just pull the ring up, pull the pin out, then we're gonna remove the large pin. We'll do that for both sides. We take our arms, spread them open, we're gonna take the end here and this hole is gonna line up inside that channel then we can take the pin that we removed and coming from the outside going to the middle insert the pin in, and then this tab here, we're gonna rotate the pin until the hole lines up with the hole in the tab, reinsert the latch pin, and lock it down. We can do that same thing on the other side, line it up, put our pin in place, however, instead of using the pin, we're gonna be using the second padlock that comes in our kit that we used to secure our quick-disconnect bar to our car. So that the pins not loose, banging around hitting our tow bar or the car, we're gonna go ahead and remove the tethered cable from the ring here, and it's gonna work just like a regular key ring, just slide it off and work our way around until we get the whole cable off.Now our safety cables, the ball end, we're gonna start at the top and we're gonna work our way down until it feeds into this channel here at the bottom, and we'll do that for both sides. We're gonna have one more hole in the bottom of our anchor plate. That's gonna attach to the short link cable with a quick-disconnect. We already have ours installed from our base plate, however, they do provide you with a short cable along with two quick-disconnects for each side. We're only gonna be needing to use one since we already have one on our base plate. We're gonna loosen it up, we're gonna pass our safety cable through and then we're gonna go through the anchor plate and then we're gonna tighten it up so that it's fully closed, but hand tight. We'll do that for the other side as well. Then we can take our six-way connector plug it in, you want to make sure that little tab is facing up and that's what this little piece right here is gonna catch to make sure it doesn't get pulled out.Now we can get ready to attach our safety cables. No, you always want to cross your safety cables over, so I'm taking the one from the driver's side, or the left side, and I'm gonna cross it over and attach it to the right safety chain look. I'll do the same thing, crossing from the right over to the left. Finally, we can take our seven-way, making sure that that square tab is on top and we can plug it in. With everything hooked up, we're ready to get in our motorhome and hit the road.And that'll finish up your look at the Roadmaster Sterling All-Terrain Non-Binding Tow Bar, part number RM-576.


Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch - 8K - RM-576

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (40 Customer Reviews)

Lightweight and rustproof aluminum tow bar comes with cables and wiring. Hassle-free latches let you easily release your car, even at a hard angle or on unlevel ground. Large hookup radius makes connecting a snap. Easily folds up to store on your RV.

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Came must faster than I expected. Installing it now 419427


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Works great. Easy to use
James L - 08/12/2018

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I received the Sterling tow bar on time and great condition.It took less than 1hour to install and went great.We can’t wait to hook up and start our exploring retirement.The ease of removal,attachment,and security will make our travels so much easier.Thanks again for your help and a great product! 459500



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This was a rush purchase for towing a vehicle at the last minute. I was worried that I could not test much before a long trip. Following the easy instructions we were on our way. Everything worked perfect. I have used this again and look forward to the no worries of my next trip. I have owned this for over 1 year. 610481



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This is my second Roadmaster Tow Bar. I purchased the first one in 2010. It gave us 10 years of great service. However it was ready for a tune up and I just didn’t have the time to do it. This purchase is very similar to the previous one. It has everything needed to get you on the road. It included safety cables with an improved method of connecting it to my toad. It also has a heavy duty electrical cable. I did have one issue. The box was damaged and I was missing one bolt. It wasn’t a big issue, I was able to get another one at the local hardware store. The tow bar is very well constructed and has a great appearance. I’ll be hooking between my Jeep Rubicon Unlimited and my Tiffin Motorhome. Can’t wait to try it out. 799549



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Upgraded to RoadMaster towbar and performance has been outstanding. Fast and easy to connect and disconnect without the binding issues. 770925



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I love this tow bar....it can usually be disconnected no matter what angle the towed vehicle is at. Very easy to connect up also. If it does bind I can free it up by starting the towed vehicle and cycle it into drive momentarily. 738727



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Excellent , easy to use n I love it. Best purchase I made. 737011



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Extremely fast shipping!!! 730995



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Everything was received sooner than expected. These people are great to work with! They are all knowledgeable with the products they sell! 699320



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James was great, answered all of my questions and helped with the order and the shipping. Products arrived on schedule 645022



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Easiest tow bar setup I have ever user. Hooking up to my toad is fast and easy. You won't be sorry you have chosen etrailer. They sale the best products and the most amazing sales reprenesentives staff that will help you with everything you need to make your travels safe. Regards Ray 639686



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Worked as advertised. Easy to hook up my toad and easy to unhook. 638790



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Excellent product and etrailer.com is a wonderful company to deal with 610345


Comments
Great, excellent product
Roger M - 03/06/2020

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I installed the Roadmaster tow bracket on our 2017 Ford Cmax Energi and am very pleased with the results. The instructions were good, but the video provided by etrailer was outstanding and made the install much easier. Coupled with the excellent Sterling tow bar, it made a challenging install a reasonable proposal. It took me (I am 66 years old) about 5 hours total (not including wiring) to do the physical installation. Way to go etrailer! 601761


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I have now towed my car about 8,000 miles and it still works great. Very happy with Roadmaster and etrailer!
Rick C - 02/01/2020

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Great product I have pull my GMC Terrain over 8,000 miles no problem will tell my other people about this system. 598538



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The Roadmaster Sterling tow bar works great so far. Easy to attach to my toad and is non-binding. I did not use the crossbar that came with the tow bar due to purchasing the Blue Ox base plate for my vehicle. I did, however, purchase Blue Ox adapter brackets which were needed. Everything was packaged and shipped in good condition, and the equipment came in as expected. 597467



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I’ve used an early model Sterling Allterrain for four years. It had had a hard life possibly backed up with. Bought it used towed a Chevy Equinox. I upgraded to tow a 2018 Chevy Colorado. Wow no comparison, it’s very smooth, heavier construction, 2000 lb more on the max weight. I plan on using it without the cross bar with the EZ5 tow plate system. 578721



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One year and 4200 miles, everything is working fine. Easy to connect and disconnect. Very pleased with this hitch. 557839



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This is the best tow bar ever! Extremely easy to assemble, even easier to hook up the toad and it works like a champ. I ordered it with standard shipping and was amazed at how fast it arrived. Roadmaster and etrailer are both winners! 549505



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This is a great Product...... Looks good and easy to use and easy to install.....works great on the 2017 Ford Edge Sport......Thanks to Etrailer and Pat C for the suggestion on this one.....Give them a 5 Star...... 521694



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I own an RV and want to pull a Jeep Wrangler on my trips. After a few purchases, I don't look at any other site when I need equipment for my RV or my jeep other than Etrailer. I talk to Cavin and ask for his recommendation on a tow bar, electrical connections, and a base plate. Per his recommendations, I order the parts. I received them in the same week, the following weekend I installed them. The instruction was perfect, everything worked. I was amazed at how easy the installation went. I highly recommend this company, the people, the instruction and the video, made my job very easy. Thank's 516954



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I'm very satisfied with the tow bar,it is so much easier to connect and disconnect my tow vehicle than any of the other tow bars I have tried. 473786



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Ease to use work great 468491



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I expected the towbar to be easy to unhook when there was pressure on it as in a turn. But it's the same as my old one. A hammer and a drift to get the pin out . Otherwise it's a great peace of equipment. 468003



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Muy bien construido [translation: Very well built] 450043


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    For a 2010-2012 Dodge Ram 1500 you will be able to flat tow your vehicle behind a motorhome. To do so you will need baseplates, a tow bar, tow bar wiring, a supplemental braking system and some other small components. Here are my recommendations: For base plates, I recommend the Roadmaster EZ kit # 52289-1. This is an easy install with some Loctite # LT37420 and will give you removable arms for a clean look when not in use. Then for your tow bar, I recommend using the Roadmaster...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    We have everything you need to be ready. Starting with the tow bar, I recommend the Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain, part # RM-576. I like it because of the non-binding feature to make it easier to disconnect. It also includes safety cables, a 6-way wiring connector to go on the front of the Jeep, and the cable to connect the two vehicles. It also pairs well with the EZ5 base plate kit, part # RM-521453-5. The only catch is the Sterling's safety cable hooks will need to be connected...
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  • Difference Between the Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain RM-576 and Sterling RM-555 Tow Bar
    The Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain Tow Bar part # RM-576 is just simply the newer, updated model of the discontinued Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar part RM-555. It sounds like you might be looking for replacement parts for one or the other so if that is the case, I would need the serial number off of your tow bar in order to confirm. I have however attached for you below a list of replacement parts but I would need your serial number in order to confirm these. Repair kit # RM-910003-30 Replacement...
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  • Replacement Parts for the Original Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar SN # 005384
    I do have almost everything you will need to repair your Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar SN # 005384 but after speaking with my representative at Roadmaster, they strongly advised me that you should replace the tow bar due to the sheer age of the unit and cost of replacement parts. If you would like to replace the unit then the new updated version of the Sterling tow bar is the Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain Tow Bar part # RM-576. I have attached a review video of this tow bar for you as well. If...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Honda CR-V AWD Behind a Motorhome
    The local shop is wrong. According to the owner's manual for a 2013 Honda CR-V you can flat tow the vehicle behind a motorhome with all 4 wheels on the ground. Not only that but the manual also states that AWD models have to be towed with all wheels on the ground. I'd find a better shop! Be sure to check page 235 and 236 of your manual for procedure information. You will need 5 major components to flat tow your CR-V: base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For...
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  • Can Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar be Purchased Without Crossbar for 2016 Jeep Wrangler Hard Rock
    There is not a configuration to get the Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar # RM-576 without the crossbar. I checked with Roadmaster concerning the fit of a Sterling Tow Bar on a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Hard Rock and they state that when using the Sterling tow bar you should use of the Crossbar-Style Baseplate # 1444-1 because these are what will allow you to use the brackets for the cables that come with the Sterling; you would have no place to hook the Sterling's...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    The Sterling, part # RM-576, is a good tow bar so you definitely want to keep it. There aren't any Roadmaster base plate kits that fit the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee at this time so I recommend using the Blue Ox kit, part # BX1128, with the adapers # BX88151. The base plates are virtually hidden with the arms taken off. Take a look at the picture I attached. The Sterling originally included wiring to connect the motorhome to the Jeep as well as a 6-way connector to install on the front...
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  • Parts to Flat Tow 2020 Jeep Wrangler with Off-Road Bumper With 1 Inch Shackle Mounts
    We have all the parts you need in order to flat tow your 2020 Jeep Wrangler with an off-road front bumper with 1 inch shackle mounts. You will simply need the Adapter for Jeep D-Ring Bumper Mounts to Roadmaster Motor Home Mount Tow Bars - 1" Thick # RM-035-1. After that you'll need a compatible tow bar, the Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar # RM-576 which has long arms for easy maneuverability when towing and also comes with safety cables, so you do not need to get them...
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  • Can Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit RM-524431-5 Be Used with Sterling All Terrain Tow Bar
    Yes, the Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-524431-5 on your 2018 Ford F-150 will work perfectly with the Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain Tow Bar # RM-576. You are correct that when hooking up to the base plate arms you will remove the crossbar on the Sterling All Terrain, as the tow bar arms will hook up directly to the Roadmaster base plates. This does allow for a much simpler hookup process. You can simply keep the quick-disconnect crossbar in storage in case you ever need...
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  • Do Roadmaster Tow Bars Include the Crossbar for the Quick Disconnects
    With the Roadmaster tow bars like the Sterling # RM-576 or the Falcon # RM-520 the crossbar you mentioned is included. The only Roadmaster tow bar that doesn't come with the bar is the one designed for Blue Ox base plates, part # RM-525.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2011 Mini Cooper
    For your 2011 Mini Cooper Hardtop base model the correct base plate kit to start with is the part # 521880-1. This will provide the connection point for the Roadmaster Sterling tow bar # RM-576 that you are interested in. This is one of the nicest tow bars around with all of the features that make it easy to use like telescoping arms. It also comes with safety cables which is nice. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight...
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  • Does Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain Non-Binding Tow Bar RM-576 Include Cross Bar
    Yes, the Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain Non-Binding Tow Bar # RM-576 includes the crossbar that is shown in the linked photo. It also includes safety cables.
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  • What Fuse Gets Pulled to Flat Tow a 2013 Honda CR-V
    When flat towing your 2013 Honda CR-V you will need to pull the ACC fuse located in position 19 if you plan on towing more than 8 hours. Your owners manual will have more info on that. Or you can use a Roadmaster FuseMaster part # RM76512. You will remove the ACC fuse, install this in it's place and then when you flat tow your vehicle you would just need to flip the switch instead of pulling the fuse. I attached an FAQ article on flat towing for you to check out as well.
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  • Base Plate Kit Recommendation for 2006 Jeep Liberty for Use with Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar
    The correct base plate kit from Roadmaster for your 2006 Jeep Libert is the part # RM-521423-5 which fits well with the Roadmaster Sterling tow bar part # RM-576 that you mentioned as well.
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  • Powering a Supplemental Braking System on 2014 Honda CR-V Without Draining Battery
    I spoke with my Hopkins representative about your concerns. I was told that you can use a 12-volt outlet kit, part # RM-9332 installed under the dash to provide power for your Brake Buddy. You can wire the outlet directly to the vehicle battery, or into the 12-volt accessory circuit coming from the 7-way trailer connector on the motorhome. I was told that you should be fine wiring directly to the battery as long as you start the towed vehicle every few hours. I've linked you to some...
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  • Replacement Inner Arm Recommendation for a Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar
    Yes, the inner arm of the Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar part # RM-576 that you referenced can be replaced. For that you would want the part # RM910660-10 as long as the serial number is higher than 27824.
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  • What Replacement Parts are Available for the Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar
    I have attached 2 links that have replacement parts for the Sterling and Sterling All Terrain # RM-576 tow bars. These include things like the Replacement Handles # RM-910003-35 and the Complete Repair Kit # RM-910003-30. If you let me know what exactly you are needing I can see if it is something that we carry.
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  • What is the Difference between Roadmaster Falcon Tow Bar RM-525 and Other Roadmaster Tow Bars
    The Roadmaster Falcon 2, part # RM-525, is a tow bar built to work with Blue Ox brand base plates. Most of the other tow bars we carry from Roadmaster are built to be used with Roadmaster base plates. If you write back with the year, make and model of your vehicle, I can provide you with a list of compatible parts. If you already have a set of base plates, the part number would be helpful as well.
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  • Can a 4 Wheel Drive 2014 Ram 3500 be Flat Towed Behind RV
    The final authority on whether a vehicle can be flat towed or not is the owners manual. I was able to pull up the owners manual of your vehicle and found that you can flat tow the 4WD versions of the 2014 RAM 3500 if you follow their recommended procedures. Automatic transmission in PARK, transfer case in neutral. Manual transmission in GEAR, transfer case in neutral. For a base plate kit you'd then want the part # RM-296-2 which is a confirmed fit for your truck. Then for a tow bar...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport Behind an RV
    To flat tow your 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport you will need base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. Starting with the base plates if the Jeep has the regular factory bumper and no front mount winch or brush guard I recommend Blue Ox base plates # BX1126. Our installers have said the Blue Ox base plates are easier to install compared to Roadmaster. Please note if your Jeep does have an aftermarket bumper or accessories let me know the details of...
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  • Troubleshooting A Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain Tow Bar With Lock On One Side Not Working
    I reached out to Roadmaster and they said the lock not working on your Roadmaster Sterling All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar # RM-576, most likely is due to some dirt and debris in the locking cam. They recommended you disassemble and clean out the tow bar. There is a cam that comes down to fit into a space on the inner bar. My contact said it isn't uncommon for this to happen and normally it is just further cleaning that is needed to fix it.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2011 Chevy Malibu
    When flat towing a vehicle, there are 5 main components that are needed. Starting with base plates, for a 2011 Chevy Malibu you can use Roadmaster EZ base plates # 523145-5. The base plates provide a safe and secure attachment point for a tow bar. When choosing a tow bar, you will need one that is compatible with EZ base plates. I recommend the Roadmaster Stowmaster tow bar, part # RM-501. I have included a link to the installation details and a link to a video review for you to view....
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  • Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar Arm Removal and Lubrication
    I attached a set of pictures that detail how to remove and reinstall the inner arms of your Roadmaster Sterling # RM-576. When I spoke to my contact at Roadmaster about a similar cleaning question he recommended that once you get the arm out you will want to clean it like you never want to clean it again. Next, you will want to reassemble it and lube with silicone.
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  • Which Lock Kit is Recommended for Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar
    The lock kit that is recommend for the Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar part # RM-576 is actually the part # RM-304. This comes with a hitch pin lock and two pad locks. I attached a review video for more info as well.
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  • Repair Parts for Roadmaster Sterling Tow Bar RM-576
    The Roadmaster Sterling All-Terrain Tow Bar # RM-576 uses the same repair kit as the standard model so you can use part # RM-910003-30 and Bushing part # RM-200029-00 which fits all Roadmaster Sterling tow bars.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2011 Chevy HHR
    In order to flat tow your 2011 Chevy HHR there are a number of parts you need, starting with compatible base plates. I recommend the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit # 3141-1, though please keep in mind there are no base plates compatible with the SS model of your vehicle. For a tow bar I recommend going with the Roadmaster Sterling # RM-576 because of how easy the tow bar is to connect to the base plates due to its long telescoping arms as well as its included EZ Hook safety cables. To keep...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2015 Mini Cooper Behind an RV
    I will be happy to help you get the parts needed to flat tow your 2015 Mini Cooper behind your motor home. The first thing you will need is base plates. For your 2015 Mini Cooper use # RM-521884-5 if it's a Base model or # RM-521882-5 if it's an S model. I have linked the install details for both of them. Next you will need a compatible tow bar. The tow bar I recommend the most is the Sterling, # RM-576. This tow bar does include another item you will need, safety cables. I have linked...
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