Roadmaster StowMaster Tow Bar - Car Mount - 2-5/16" Ball - 6,000 lbs

Roadmaster StowMaster Tow Bar - Car Mount - 2-5/16" Ball - 6,000 lbs

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  • Roadmaster
  • Roadmaster - Crossbar Style
  • 6000 lbs
  • Stores on Car
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  • Steel
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Roadmaster Tow Bars - RM-504

Tow bar with 2-5/16" coupler has stainless steel, telescoping arms that automatically lock. Its large hookup radius allows you to connect without perfectly lining up your vehicle. Quick-disconnects make it easy to attach to base plates.


Features:

  • Tow bar lets you tow your vehicle safely and securely behind your motorhome
  • Large hookup radius makes connecting a breeze at any angle, even if your vehicle isn't perfectly lined up with your RV
  • Quick-disconnect system lets you quickly and easily mount the tow bar on your towed car
    • Quick-disconnect brackets on tow bar match up with brackets on base plates and are held in place with sturdy pins
  • 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
    • Safety straps inside each arm provide extra security in case the latches malfunction
  • Full-length crossbar with angle iron brace provides maximum strength and support
  • 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
    • Welded steel plugs seal the ends of the tow bar to guard internal components
    • High-tech powder coat finish provides additional durability
  • Simple, secure storage alongside vehicle
    • Just fold up the tow bar and secure it using the collar under the coupler
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Compatibility: works with most Roadmaster EZ, EZ2, EZ4, XL, and Classic vehicle-specific base plates
    • Will not work with MX, MS, or EZ5 base plates
  • Ball diameter: 2-5/16"
  • Weight capacity: 6,000 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

Quick, Easy Hookup and Disconnect

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 StowMaster has stainless steel, telescopic inner arms that adjust independently. In addition, 1 of these arms is able to pivot in and out, changing the spread. So, if your car is angled a bit behind your RV, you'll still be able to hook up by bringing the arms closer together and staggering the length so that 1 arm is longer than the other, allowing it to reach the more distant base plate.


The fact that the arms are extra-long also allows for a better turning radius. By putting more distance between your motorhome and your towed car, your entire setup will become easier to maneuver so that your towed car will track behind your motorhome without running the risk of hitting your RV during turns.


Autowlok

The Autowlok mechanism features a spring-loaded pin that locks the telescoping arms into place for towing. Once the tow bar is connected to both your RV and to the base plates on your towed vehicle, simply drive the RV forward until the tow bar arms fully extend, at which point they will automatically lock into place. Once you've reached your destination and you're ready to unhook your car, press the release button to disengage the spring-loaded pin. The arms will be able to telescope again, making it easier to disconnect.


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


Quick-Disconnects

Quick-Disconnect

Standard on most Roadmaster tow bars, 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.


Superior Testing Ensures Excellent Quality

FEA test

This StowMaster 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 Storage

FOLDED STOWMASTER

The StowMaster can easily be folded up and stored on the front of your towed vehicle when not in use. After disconnecting the tow bar from your RV, push the arms of the tow bar together so that they are side by side and fold them up towards the vehicle. There is a collar under the coupler that fits over a vertical post on the crossbar. This secures the tow bar in the stored position on the front of your car.


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.



504 Road Master Stow Master Coupler-Style Tow Bar for 2-5/16" Hitch Ball






Customer Reviews

Roadmaster StowMaster Tow Bar - Car Mount - 2-5/16" Ball - 6,000 lbs - RM-504

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (30 Customer Reviews)

Tow bar with 2-5/16" coupler has stainless steel, telescoping arms that automatically lock. Its large hookup radius allows you to connect without perfectly lining up your vehicle. Quick-disconnects make it easy to attach to base plates.

- RM-504
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Nice, solid product. Easy to install and remove. Sliding action is very smooth, easy to extend and fold. My hitch coupler is slightly different design than shown but seems very heavy duty. 612087



- RM-501
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Stowmaster in Tow Bars


This product is well made and well engineered. It performs the functions of allowing a reasonable amount of flexibility in coupler/ball alignment, locking into place, smooth vehicle towing and securing into the "stowed" position. Because of my bumper mounted winch, I needed to make some adaptations to the mounting system which the RM-501 accommodated very well. I am very pleased with this purchase. I will send a couple of installed pictures by seperate email. 488750



- RM-501
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Stowmaster in Tow Bars


Install pics 478310



- RM-501
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Stowmaster in Tow Bars


Product is easy to install and works great. Can now hookup or unhook tow vehicle from coach or any other tow vehicle in under 10 minutes. 629352



- RM-501
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Stowmaster in Tow Bars


I bought the RM baseplate for my jeep because they may an adaptor for the Duncan tow bar. I got the Duncan on craigslist and it looked great. But I didn't know that I needed a DUNCAN quick release kit. It wasn't on it. The RM quick release only attaches the RM Duncan adaptor to the baseplate. So learn from my mistake don't buy a used Duncan unless you are sure you have all the parts. I out $200 for very nice looking hardly used but worthless Duncan tow bar plus the return shipping for the RM 038 and RM 021. The only solution to this was to buy the RM-501 tow bar which is what I should have done in the first place. It is very well made and easy to stow or remove. How much are they getting for scrap metal these days. 590594



- RM-501
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Stowmaster in Tow Bars


This tow bar works great, really quick & easy to connect, but it would have been nice if their system would have not allowed me to purchase a tow bar that was incompatible with the connection hardware that I originally bought at the same time... 582630



- RM-501
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Stowmaster in Tow Bars


Great product. 543202



- RM-501
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Stowmaster in Tow Bars


We use this product to tow our Ford Fusion behind our motor home. Fairly easy to install and everything works as it should 493478



- RM-501
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Stowmaster in Tow Bars


It’s nice the way it closes and can be stored in front of your vehicle until you need it 446700



- RM-501
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Stowmaster in Tow Bars


Works great, easy to hook up and stow. A little heavy, but knew that going in. Would purchase again. 445437



- RM-501
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Stowmaster in Tow Bars


Love this towbar. By myself, I can hook up to my motorhome and be ready to hit the road in 10 minutes . 430876



- RM-501
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Stowmaster in Tow Bars


Excellent product that was easy to install with good instructions. 417074



- RM-501
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Stowmaster in Tow Bars


We ordered three separate items from etrailer, all were received as promised. We ordered the StowMaster 5000 by Roadmaster because we had one before but sold it with the vehicle when we purchased our new Jeep for towing behind our motorhome.. They are easily used by seniors and like that they are foldable for cruising. 406943



- RM-501
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Stowmaster in Tow Bars


Have no problem with the hitch after we finally received the correct item. As you bring up the etrailer website, you are prompted with a MY VEHICLE before you start your order. We did this and ordered a base plate and tow bar around $900 total. After we received our order, we made an appointment to have our base plate installed. The shop told us our base plate was not for our car. We have a Ford Focus and received a plate for a Jeep Wrangler. We called etrailer as we had a trip planned and really needed this equipment. We were told by Tamara G that we ordered the Jeep Wrangler. Furious as we knew we did not because you would have to have went thru entering the year, make, and model in order to do this and there is a big difference between a Jeep and Ford Focus. We had to pay overnight shipping of $170 plus purchase a new base plate. I received the advice from an etrailer representative that said the next time we order for us to give them a call and make sure we ordered the correct item. We had this base plate installed, $280 and then we come home to hook up to our tow bar. It would not hook up. I called back to ask what etrailer would recommend now.....they said there was 2 base plates for our Focus and we was sent the wrong one (for the 2nd time). No reason to overnight it as we were leaving for our trip however, etrailer said they couldn't do that anyway. We just had to rent a car. Come home to find finally the correct part. I understand mistakes for we are all only human, but it is very frustrating to hear that you ordered a part for a vehicle you know you didn't. There is too many steps to go thru to order a part. We had to pay $31 to even send back the Wrangler base plate. We just ordered a 5th wheel with no trouble but this experience has been one for the books and very costly. 404389



- RM-501
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Stowmaster in Tow Bars


Well packaged and nice quality 378784



- RM-501
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Stowmaster in Tow Bars


Bought this from Etrailer with all the supporting hardware needed to flat tow my Durango. The quality is excellent (stainless steel, very strong), the install was pretty easy. Only issues I had were because of the are of my vehicle. Towing with it and hooking up is simple. It takes only a minute to go from stowed to hooked up. Etrailer.com was easy to deal with, helpful, and shipping was very fast. This is my second order with them, both have been flawless. Their pricing also proved to be the lowest. 343180



- RM-501
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Stowmaster in Tow Bars


This is a premium quality item. Very well made from heavy materials. I'm still installing the baseplate so I haven't use the tow bar yet but as soon as I took it out of the box, there is no question it's a quality product. I'll review again after my first tow. There was a slight problem with my delivery in that I didn't receive the "vehicle side" hardware. I contacted etrailer.com and they are sending it out immediately. Really good customer service! 335320



- RM-501
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Stowmaster in Tow Bars


Very easy to install and use. Very fast shipping. Don't forget to order safety cables along with the tow bar. 332442


Comments

All of the products have been very useful and performed perfectly.

John M - 01/14/2018

32973

- RM-501
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Stowmaster in Tow Bars


I was very pleased with the products I ordered from you. I was also extremely pleased with the professionalism, informative, friendly and helpful young lady that took my order. Her name is Katie. Everyone else I dealt with was also very good and knowledgeable. My order was, Tow Bar, Base Plate, Rear Trailer Hitch, Light Bulb, Wiring Kit and other accessories. Everything fit perfectly. Thanks for all of your help. 316853



- RM-501
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Stowmaster in Tow Bars


Perfect match for my vehicle. Installation was relatively simple. All products fell together like a child's puzzle. Highly recommend. 319495



- RM-501
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Stowmaster in Tow Bars


excellent product. most affordable and does the job perfectly. 286334



- RM-501
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Stowmaster in Tow Bars


Good towbar. Easy to hook up and works well. I would recommend it to anyone. 272738


Comments

It still rocks!

Paul S - 01/10/2018

32860

- RM-501
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Stowmaster in Tow Bars


excellent products purchased, quality is very good and would recommend them to all 270983



- RM-501
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Stowmaster in Tow Bars


Tow bar folds and fits nicely on front of car. It also fits nicely in trunk. Easy to adjust to fit ball on hitch. Good product works, well with Roadmaster EZ base plate kit with removable arms. Used to tow car behind RV. 248472



- RM-501
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Stowmaster in Tow Bars


Great looking package Video on install was excellent 203262



- RM-501
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Stowmaster in Tow Bars


The tow bar is a great piece this is my second one that I've owned and I truly love the product 65314



- RM-501
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Stowmaster in Tow Bars


This is a replacement for a product I have had for about 10 years. Excellent service and an excellent price! 25929



- RM-501
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Stowmaster in Tow Bars


QUICK delivery, GREAT service 11017



- RM-501
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Stowmaster in Tow Bars


This is a very well made hitch. It was very easy to fit, is very robust and very easy to fold away. I bought the optional cover which makes the unit very neat when not in use. 6851



- RM-501
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Review from a similar Roadmaster Stowmaster in Tow Bars


best tow bar i ever used My tow bar came loose from the class 8 truck I was driving and the saftey chains and the solid steel in the tow bar kept my truck from comming loose and causing an accident. The tow bar is exceptional. 2424


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