Roadmaster BlackHawk 2 All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch - 10K

Roadmaster BlackHawk 2 All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch - 10K

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  • 10000 lbs
  • Non-Binding
  • Stores on RV
  • Steel
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Roadmaster Tow Bars - RM-422

The hassle-free latches on this hitch-mounted tow bar let you easily release your car, even at a hard angle or on unlevel ground. Stainless steel, telescoping arms and large hookup radius make 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
    • High-tech powder coat finish provides additional durability
  • Cable guides protect wires and safety cables (sold separately) from getting damaged or tangled
  • 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: 52-1/4"
    • Retracted: 41"
  • Weight capacity: 10,000 lbs
  • 1-Year 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

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 BlackHawk 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.


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 BlackHawk 2 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

Storage LatchStored on RV

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


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.



422 Road Master Black Hawk Two All-Terrain Hitch-Mounted Tow Bar



RM-422 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RM-422 Installation instructions

Video of Roadmaster BlackHawk 2 All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch - 10K


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




Video Transcript for Roadmaster Tow Bars - Hitch Mount Style - RM-422 Review

Today we're going to review part number R-M-4422. This is the Roadmaster Blackhawk two all-terrain tow bar. This tow bar has a 10,000 weight capacity. This tow bar will allow you to safely and effectively tow your vehicle behind your RV. Basically these quick disconnects will be attached to your vehicle. This would attach to the it's a hitch mount tow bar. It'd attach to the hitch of your RV or motorhome. This is the all-terrain model.

It features the freedom latch, which is these latches on each arm here for quick and easy disconnect in any environment. Basically this will allow you to disconnect the first time, every time by releasing your car even when it's at a hard angle or out of level with the tow bar. There's no more binding of one of the arms. The telescoping arms will hook up with ease and automatically center and lock as you drive ahead preventing sway and making hookup quick and easy. If you'll notice on the side of each one of these arms, there is a built-in cable guide which will protect the wires like electrical wires and your safety cables from getting damage from hanging down or getting tangled. It enhances the look of your tow bar. This tow bar has a dropped forged steel yoke, has the super weld steel alloy arms to provide superior strength.

It does have the quick disconnect system which lets you quickly and easily mount and remove the tow bar on your own. This tow bar is large enough that it can tow a lot of your full-size vehicles like the Surburbans, the Hummers, the Excursions. This part is made in the USA. On this quick disconnect system, I just want to show you basically what you'll do is to disconnect it from your car; you just pull out the pin. You'll see this is the quick disconnect that is attached to the base plate of your vehicle. We'll do the same over here. You can see the quick disconnect comes off.

This straight base assembly is still on there. You can leave this on the tow bar if you want or you can leave it on the car. If you get into your camping spot and you just want to disconnect the whole thing, what you can end up doing is leave the disconnects and the tow bar assembly attached. What you can do is just disconnect the arms of the tow bar. If we pull that pin out; and then the same way over here if you pull this pin just like that and this tow bar assembly you could actually leave hooked to these quick disconnects on your vehicle. If you just want to store your arms, what you could do is you go ahead and push these in just like that; slides in very easily.

You might want to just compress them together. What you want to do is go to the end here. You'll notice there's this latch that's sticking up. This is your storage latch. This will automatically lock this tow bar in place when you fold it up toward your RV or motorhome provides a effortless and secure storage. Basically this part right here would be on your RV or motorhome. What you want to do is just go ahead and fold this right up. You'll notice as you push it, that will lock onto that big allen bolt head right here. It keeps this up against your RV or motorhome. When you go to attach it, you just pull this down, pull the latch down and then push down on it. You can lower your arm back down and hook it up to your quick disconnect assembly; very quick and easy operation. This does come with a one year limited warranty. This tow bar does work with all your Roadmaster vehicle-specific base plates like the E-Z model, the E-Z two, the M-S, the M-X, X-L, and the standard. That should do it for the review on part number R-M-422, the Roadmaster Blackhawk two all-terrain tow bar. .


Customer Reviews

Roadmaster BlackHawk 2 All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch - 10K - RM-422

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (23 Customer Reviews)

The hassle-free latches on this hitch-mounted tow bar let you easily release your car, even at a hard angle or on unlevel ground. Stainless steel, telescoping arms and large hookup radius make connecting a snap. Easily folds up to store on your RV.

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If you are looking for a great tow bar, the BlackHawk 2 for you. I have an older Roadmaster (10) years old and it was still working great but we got a larger tow close to 6k so the 10k looked good. EZ to hook and EZ to unhook plus I like the Non-Binding. 337997


Comments

After a year on the road, this has worked well. The Non-Binding has never failed to get me unhooked. Before I unhook I wipe the rods down with cleaner and lube, hope to have this one 10 years.

Floyd H - 02/02/2018

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Had lots of ? and customer service was great. The ordering process was really painless all items arrived earlier than estimated. Everything mounted as stated with ease. I just watched a videos which Made the install easy. We are flat towing a Jeep Wrangler JL. The Roadmaster base plate with arms look good on the vehicle. 653553



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Pulled entire length of route 66 and then some. We had absolutely no issues with all of our etrailer equipment. Thanks for all of your help. 601729



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Absolutely expert customer service and fast shipping. The help videos they have gave me the guidance I needed to install the baseplate on our 2014 explorer. VERY thorough. WILL SHOP HERE AGAIN! Thanks etrailer! 578989



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While this was very expensive, you get what you pay for. This is definitely worth every penny and more. I have towed my 2016 Dodge RAM 2500 behind my RV with this tow bar for more than 8000 miles. Everything has worked flawlessly. I have even had one occasion where being cut off in heavy traffic at about 50 mph I cut the RV very hard to avoid plowing into the truck that cut me off, and my truck behind me stayed right where it was supposed to and remained securely behind the RV. It is very easy to use and works flawlessly. 578184



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Very pleased in the condition of our packages when they arrived and how timely they arrived. 547968



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Does what it is supposed to do. Fairly easy to hookup for 75 year old. 544383



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Easy to find and order online. Fast shipping too! 543240



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We ordered tow mounts, road master tow bar and some accessories from etrailer for a 2009 Suburban. All the items arrived within a few days and packed in secure boxes. After just a little drilling the mounts went right on, the instructions are very detailed and easy to follow. I highly recommend etrailer.com for your towing needs. 427245



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Very happy with it, works as advertised. Don't think it will bend like the one it replaced. Thanks for the follow-up . 414659



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Excellent Town Bar. 378905



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The product did 100% of what it was suppose to do. We have used this type of item many times over the last 15 yrs. We towed a large 4x4 truck behind our motorhome during the summer months. My wife and I even installed it ourelves.. 334344



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Great tow bar. Should handle what ever I pull. Fast shipping, great company. Can't wait to use it next week. 263751



- RM-422
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I used this tow bar to tow my 2013 Honda CR-V behind my motor home. This is a 10,000 lb bar that I used only because the 6000 lb bar was not available at the time of my need. The bar is very easy to install and hook up. The car does not have to be level or straight with the tow vehicle. Once hooked up a small left right movement of the two vehicles as you start moving locks the tow bar in place. Very easy to use. 260492


Comments

This hitch is so easy to hook and unhook when I fell ill my wife absolutely had no problem getting the car hooked back up and getting us back on the road.

John J - 06/12/2017

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The tow bar is great, the shipping was fast and the customer service has been great. I'm very disappointed that I was not informed that the cables were not included. The item is totally illegal and unusable without them. They offered to sell and ship them to me but we needed them immediately. 240645



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Great product, very easy to install. Called Roadmaster with question and they were very helpful. 224782



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The tow bar is everything the advertisement promised. etrailer.com handled the order packaged and shipped all in a fast and expert fashion. This was my first order with them and being completely satisfied with them will be placing additional orders. My sales rep was Vince who not only answered all questions while making the purchase but has done a great job of after sales support. Could not be happier with the company. 219803



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Great heavy duty tow bar. Nicely made. My only complaint was that I purchased a base plate kit that does not need the tow bar cross support, but I did not see a version without it. It must add to the cost as it is a very complex weldment, but now I have a heavy piece of steel that is of no use to me. 175812



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Well made, beefy product. Nice finishes on exterior. It arrived quickly via UPS with slight packaging damage but the contents were undamaged. A protruding bolt worked its way through the box. Hook up to the towed vehicle MX style removable base plates was straightforward once the vehicle position was close. This is the first towbar I have used, but I can't imagine one being easier to use. My first outing was approx. 175 miles each way. The towed vehicle tracked nicely and smoothly. Unhooking the vehicle at the destination was equally easy even on an unlevel alignment with the motorhome. My only complaint is that the safety cables would not fit through the cable channels to keep the cables out of harms way. The cable are Roadmaster products so I feel there should have been some acknowledgment regarding this. 171246



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Great service at a reasonable price. Unit I ordered was perfect for my purpose. 114640



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Received timely and in good condition. Nice tow bar. Will shop etrailer again. 100911



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Received the item in less than 5 shipping days. Looks like it will be a great Heavy duty Roadmaster Blackhawk 2 10,000 LB tow bay for my Tundra. Best price I found on the web and with the discount code and free shipping. It was a very fair deal. i HAVE DONE 3 ORDERS SO FAR WITH ETRAILER AND HAVE BEEN VERY HAPPY WITH THEIR CUST. SERVICE/PRICES. Thanks Ace 77795



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Great product. This our second Roadmaster tow bar, we bought a heavier to toad, a 2012 Ford F-150. The first tow bar gave us great service and we hope to get many miles from this one. 52730


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  • Does the RoadMaster Blackhawk 2 All Terrain Tow Bar # RM-422 Include the Crossbar
  • The only way to purchase the RoadMaster Blackhawk 2 All Terrain Tow Bar # RM-422 that you referenced is with the crossbar. Check out the review video I attached for this tow bar for more info on it.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • You are on the right track. The Roadmaster Blackhawk part # RM-422 would do a great job flat towing your 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. For a base plate kit to attach the tow bar to you would need the # RM-521448-4. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your...
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  • Replacement Yoke for a Roadmaster Blackhawk Tow Bar
  • We do offer a replacement yoke for the Blackhawk part # RM-422, for that you would want the part # RM-480001.
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  • Repair Parts for a Roadmaster Blackhawk 2 All Terrain Tow Bar
  • There are a few repair parts for the Blackhawk 2 tow bar, # RM-422, but not all components can be repaired. The shank by itself is # 910019-20C. We also have Repair Kit # RM910003-85 which includes replacement shoulder bolts, bushings, washers, and end plugs. And we have replacement inner arm # 910021-65. And we have replacement handle kit # 910003-45. These parts are all that Roadmaster offers for the Blackhawk 2 tow bar.
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  • Can 2014 Ram 3500 4 Wheel Drive be Flat Towed Behind RV
  • I did some checking and it looks like your 2014 Ram 3500 is flat towable as-is without any speed or distance restrictions as long as you follow the procedures outlined in the owners manual of your truck. First thing you'd need to flat tow your truck is a base plate kit like the Roadmaster # RM-296-2 which is a confirmed fit. Then for a tow bar rated for the weight of your truck we have the Roadmaster Blackhawk part # RM-422 which has a 10k capacity. For safety cables you can use...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ
  • Hopefully my dog doesn't eat it. In addition to the tow bar, supplemental braking, and wiring you also need a base plate kit and likely a high-low adapter to tow your 2009 Chevy Silverado. Since you're towing a full size truck you want a tow bar with a higher capacity so I recommend the Roadmaster Blackhawk, part # RM-422. It's rated up to 10,000 pounds. For the safety cables used the coiled # RM-643. The MX Base Plate Kit, part # 3154-3, pairs well with the BlackHawk. The MX...
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  • Using a Roadmaster Blackhawk 2 Tow Bar with a Blue Ox Base Plate Kit
  • It sounds like you're using the Roadmaster Blackhawk 2 # RM-422 with a Blue Ox base plate kit. In which case the tow bar will use adapters, either # RM-031 or # BX88262, to connect. The picture I've attached shows the Blue Ox connector that mates with a Blue Ox base plate kit. If this is what you have you can still use your existing adapters with the Blackhawk 2 as long as they aren't damaged as well.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2015 F-150 Platinum 4x4
  • First you will want to start with a base plate kit for your 2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 4WD. For that you would want the Roadmaster kit part # RM-524431-5 that has been confirmed as a fit for your vehicle. The arms of the kit are removable so when you aren't flat towing the vehicle you wouldn't have two large metal arms sticking out of the front of the vehicle. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat...
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  • Blue Ox Brackets to Connect Blue Ox Tow Bar to Body Armor Bumper on Jeep Wrangler
  • I have a solution for you, but we do not have any Blue Ox adapter lugs that will work with the 3/4 inch pin holes on the D-rings of your Body Armor bumper. Blue Ox offers adapters that will fit 1 inch or 7/8 inch pin holes, but nothing for 3/4 inches. For brackets that will be compatible with your Blue Ox tow bar, you can use the Blue Ox Bolt-On Base Plate Bracket Kit # BX88230. These brackets will bolt directly to your aftermarket bumper and allow you to hook up with your Blue Ox tow...
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