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etrailer XHD Non-Binding Tow Bar for Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate - 2" RV Mount - 10.5K

etrailer XHD Non-Binding Tow Bar for Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate - 2" RV Mount - 10.5K

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Yes, if you:

  • Tow a full-size truck or large SUV
  • Want the easiest hookup and disconnect possible
  • Like a sleek, sturdy design

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  • Tow a smaller vehicle - save money with a lower rated tow bar
Flat tow your vehicle with the hitch-mounted etrailer XHD tow bar. Independent, self-supporting arms won't fall to the ground when unfolded, and smooth operation allows for easy hookup and disconnect, even on unlevel ground. Built-in rise/drop. Lowest Prices for the best tow bar from etrailer. etrailer XHD Non-Binding Tow Bar for Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate - 2" RV Mount - 10.5K part number e84ZR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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etrailer Tow Bar - e84ZR

  • Fits Roadmaster Base Plates - Direct Connect
  • Hitch Mount Style
  • Telescoping
  • 10500 lbs
  • etrailer
  • Non-Binding
  • Steel
  • Stores on RV

Flat tow your vehicle with the hitch-mounted etrailer XHD tow bar. Independent, self-supporting arms won't fall to the ground when unfolded, and smooth operation allows for easy hookup and disconnect, even on unlevel ground. Built-in rise/drop.


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
  • 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
  • E-coat finish provides corrosion resistance
  • 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
  • Pins for connecting to the base plate (RM-910029) are sold separately
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Compatibility: works with Roadmaster Direct-Connect base plates
    • EZ5, MS, and MX Series (sold separately)
  • 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: 10,500 lbs
  • Weight: 46 lbs
  • Lifetime limited 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

Sturdy, Built-to-Last Tow Bar

The heavy-duty etrailer XHD tow bar is tough and built to last. Sturdy, modular steel construction offers increased weight capacity and strength to pull up to 10,500 lbs. The XHD is perfect for towing a full-size truck or SUV. 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.


Fast, Easy Hookup

With independent, easy-to-maneuver arms, the XHD makes connecting your towed vehicle to your motorhome a breeze. Unlike most tow bar arms that move together along a single plane, the XHD 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.


Base Plate Connection

In order to be compatible with Roadmaster Direct-Connect base plates, sturdy adapter brackets are included for compatibility with the ends of each tow bar arm. These clevis-style ends attach to the base plates using the included hardware and provide a tight, stable connection for a safer and more dependable towing experience.


Non-Binding for Simple Disconnect

The built-in trigger releases make it easy to disconnect the XHD. 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

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.


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

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 etrailer tow bar cover (e99008 - 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.


etrailer Technical Support

At etrailer we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your tow bar. The technicians at etrailer perform flat tow installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.



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Video of etrailer XHD Non-Binding Tow Bar for Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate - 2" RV Mount - 10.5K

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Video Transcript for Review of etrailer XHD Tow Bar - Hitch Mount Style - e84ZR

Jeff: Hello, everybody. This is Jeff at etrailer.com. Today we're going to take a look at this etrailer XHD 2 inch RV mount non-binding tow bar for the Roadmaster direct connect base plates. And this has a 10,500 pound gross towing weight capacity. Now this tow bar will let you tow your vehicle safely and securely behind your motor home. The shank portion right here is what will slide into the 2 inch trailer hitch receiver on your RV.

And there's no ball mounts necessary. If you notice on the shank, there's two hitch pin holes right here that are about 2 inches apart. This will allow you to position the tow bar closer to or further from your RV, depending on your application, without sacrificing any load capacity. And if you notice the pin and clip right here is included to secure it to your hitch. Also there's no need for any high/low adapter on most setups.

The adjustable head right here, this will tilt either up or down 3 inches to help keep your tow bar parallel with the road during towing.The shank also if you notice we have it in the drop position, has a 1 1/2 inch drop, or if you've turned it over 1 1/2 inch rise for additional height adjustability. Now the arms on this tow bar, they are telescoping self-supporting arms, which make for a fast, easy hookup. The main feature is the nice self-supporting of the arm. And the reason that is is these arms won't fall to the ground when they're unfolded. Some of your tow bar systems that are out there require you to try and balance both arms at the same time while trying to hook them up.

These, being self-supporting, are pretty nice.Just to show you what we're talking about is if you lift this arm up like that, it'll stay in that position. If you push it down a little bit, it'll stay there also. Lift it up again. So wherever you let go of it, it'll stay in that position, which will help you out as far as hooking up. Also both of these arms they will give you a full articulation, allows for unlimited spread to fit your application.

Basically, this arm here could extend all the way out this way. This one could extend all the way out this way, and this is a self-aligning design. You just hook up and drive the RV forward. Basically, what'll happen is the stainless steel inner arms are right here. You can see that they'll extend to a nice rigid tow-ready position. And then when you get far enough, they'll automatically lock into place.They are a nice non-binding design, so they do allow you to easily release your vehicle even on unlevel ground. Has this trigger release, one on each arm, and you just push in on that and it releases the arm. Makes it real easy to activate it. These will even release when they're under pressure. So like we mentioned, if you're on unlevel ground push that and it'll release the arms. Also, if you noticed on each arm, they have these integrated cable mounting clips. These are designed to keep your safety cables right here. The included safety cables off the ground prevent any dragging. And if you notice the cables themselves, the whole length of the cable have this nice final coating on them to protect them. And on each end, they have these large steel S hooks with the spring loaded latches for added security.You might notice here on this one arm, it has this storage rod right here. What that's designed for, it's a built-in storage rod to keep your coiled electrical cord in place and off the ground. Now the electrical cord is not included. That is sold separately, but basically once you plug in your electrical cord and then you have the coils there that hang down to keep them from hanging onto the ground, you just pull this clip off, slide the extra coils onto this rod, push the clip back on, and it'll hold it out of the way and up off the ground.Also this offers a nice, simple, secure storage alongside your motor home. These arms themselves can be folded together, and then you can swing them all the way to the left and they'll lock into place right on these holes here on these plates, or you can put them together, swing it all the way to the right. They'll lock into place over here. Or as I mentioned earlier, you could swing this one this way and it'll lock in, this one all the way this way and it'll lock in. So a couple of different ways to secure it, store it.This does have a nice e-coat finish on. It provides corrosion resistance. This part is made in the USA. Few specs on this part number. This part number is designed to work with the Roadmaster direct connect base plates. The base plates are sold separately. They are the EZ5, the MS, and the MX series base plates. Now this part does include the Roadmaster adapters and the hardware to connect those to those base plates. Application again, this fits into a 2 inch by 2 inch trailer hitch receiver. Now the weight capacity on this tow bar is 10,500 pounds. A note I do want to mention is a trailer we do also make a SD tow bar, which is a lower 6,000 pound capacity. And when you look at both of them, they look exactly the same. The difference is this XHD tow bar has a higher capacity, but that's because it uses a larger diameter stainless steel arm right here. So because of these larger arms, that'll get the higher weight capacity. Total overall weight on this tow bar is about 46 pounds.A few dimensions I want to go over. The arm length. In other words, if we push these two arms together, so we have it straight, and then if we measured from the center of this hitch pin hole at the end of the shank to the center of the base plate pin hole when they're straight ahead in the retracted position would be 39 1/4 inches. If we extended the rods all the way out the arms and then measured that same measurement, it would be 51 and 3/4 inches. Also the distance from this center of the hitch pin hole at the end of the shank to where the rise of the drop begins the curve right here, center is going to be about 5 1/2 inches. And then the distance from that same hitch pin hole at the end of the shank to this vertical bolt in the head, 12 1/2 inches.It does come with this nice operator's manual that describes how this all goes together and how it operates. But that should do it for the review on this etrailer XH D 2 inch RV mount nonbinding tow bar for the Roadmaster direct connect base plates with a 10,500 pound gross towing weight capacity.


Customer Reviews

etrailer XHD Non-Binding Tow Bar for Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate - 2" RV Mount - 10.5K - e84ZR

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (9 Customer Reviews)

Flat tow your vehicle with the hitch-mounted etrailer XHD tow bar. Independent, self-supporting arms won't fall to the ground when unfolded, and smooth operation allows for easy hookup and disconnect, even on unlevel ground. Built-in rise/drop.

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Did not arrive despite being listed on shipping label. Danielle learned it would be in stock and shipped Monday and promised to upgrade and have it shipped 2 day so that it would arrive in time for me to leave WA and travel east to pickup our new motor home.



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Review from a similar XHD Non-Binding in Tow Bar


Recently purchased the e67ZR tow bars for Blue Ox base plate. The tow bars are are made by Demco but labeled etrailer which didn't bother me at all as I have purchased etrailer branded items before and have always been happy with them . The bars came two weeks early but had a safety cable that was damaged in transit that etrailer replaced immediately. The customer service by Dawn was exceptional and the product exactly what I wanted at a savings of over $xx.xx from the identical Demco labeled bars. The product is great, the service exceptional but watch the prices as they change daily which is the only reason I did not rate it 5 stars.



- e94ZR
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Review from a similar XHD Non-Binding in Tow Bar


Great service and selection. Package arrived on time.



- e97ZR
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Great job, Will! Thanks so much



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