Demco Commander Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates - RV Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,000 lbs

Demco Commander Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates - RV Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,000 lbs

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  • Hitch Mount Style
  • Telescoping
  • Demco
  • Blue Ox
  • Demco
  • 6000 lbs
  • Stores on RV
  • Non-Binding
  • Steel
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 bars from Demco. Demco Commander Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates - RV Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,000 lbs part number DM9511010-BX can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Demco Tow Bars - DM9511010-BX

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.


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
  • 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


Specs:

  • 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


Commander 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

Commander Tow Bar

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.


Commander Tow Bar

Fast, Easy Hookup

Commander Independent Arms

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.


Commander on Jeep Wrangler

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

Commander Non-Binding Design

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

Commander Vinyl 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.


Commander Storage Rod for Cables

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

Commander Bar 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.


Commander Arms Store to Left or Right

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.



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Customer Reviews

Demco Commander Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates - RV Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,000 lbs - DM9511010-BX

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (2 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 Demco Commander in Tow Bars


Very nice looking tow bar; quality seems quite good. Have not put it in use as yet, but do not foresee any problems. The tow vehicle is a Thor ACE 29.3; "toad" is a Nissan Xterra (manual trans.). Bought Demco's baseplate and have it installed and ready to go. Only issue is the height difference between the hitch on the ACE and the baseplate mounts: Baseplate mounting tabs are 23" above ground level; hitch receiver is 15". With the tow bar tongue flipped to rise 1 1/2", I've ordered a 6" rise adapter for the receiver, so all should be good. 628237



- DM9511010
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Review from a similar Demco Commander in Tow Bars


Great product, so far. Haven't used it yet. Looks solid and well made. Heavy and doesn't collapse very small. 608266


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  • Is Fuse Bypass Needed and All Parts Required to Flat Tow 2019 Honda Civic
  • 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 Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates # DM9511010-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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  • Will Odometer Advance When Flat Towing a 2019 GMC Acadia Denali?
  • The 2019 GMC Acadia Denali can be flat towed if it is the 3.6L V6. You do not need to be concerned about adding miles while towing. The wheel will remain unlocked with the key off when you follow the instructions for towing outlined in the owners manual. The Blue Ox Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # BX1728 is not confirmed to fit models with the adaptive cruise control. We don't have a fit for that at this time from any of our manufacturers so you may want to go without that feature...
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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 # DM9511010-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 # BX7365, 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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  • 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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  • 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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