Roadmaster Tracker Tow Bar - 2" Ball - 5,000 lbs

Roadmaster Tracker Tow Bar - 2" Ball - 5,000 lbs

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  • Coupler Style
  • Fixed
  • Roadmaster
  • Roadmaster - Crossbar Style
  • 5000 lbs
  • Stores Separately
  • Standard
  • Steel
Perfect for the occasional traveler who doesn't need all the bells and whistles, this dependable tow bar features a full-length cross bar and protected sealed arms. Powder coat finish provides excellent corrosion resistance and durability. Lowest Prices for the best tow bars from Roadmaster. Roadmaster Tracker Tow Bar - 2" Ball - 5,000 lbs part number RM-020 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Roadmaster Tow Bars - RM-020

Perfect for the occasional traveler who doesn't need all the bells and whistles, this dependable tow bar features a full-length cross bar and protected sealed arms. Powder coat finish provides excellent corrosion resistance and durability.


Features:

  • Tow bar lets you tow your vehicle safely and securely behind your motorhome
  • Full-length crossbar provides maximum strength and support
  • Foldable design makes it easy to store
  • Strong, corrosion-resistant tow bar is built to last
    • Sealed arms guard internal components
    • Sturdy steel construction
    • High-tech powder coat finish provides additional durability
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Compatibility: works with most Roadmaster EZ, EZ2, EZ4, XL, and Classic vehicle-specific base plates
    • Will not work with Blue Ox or Roadmaster MX, MS, or EZ5 base plates
  • Ball diameter: 2"
  • Crossbar length: 33-1/2"
    • 31" From center of mounting hole to center of mounting hole
  • Weight capacity: 5,000 lbs


Note: When attached to Roadmaster Classic base plates, the crossbar on this tow bar will remain permanently attached to your towed car. If you wish to be able to remove the crossbar, you will need to use either XL or EZ series base plates and you will need to purchase Roadmaster's quick-disconnect kit (RM-201).


Necessities for Flat Towing

For the RVFor the Towed CarTo Link the Towed Car and RV
HitchWiring kit/diodesTow bar
Wiring plugBraking systemSafety cables
Base platesWiring adapter cord

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.



020 Road Master Tracker A-Frame, Coupler-Style Tow Bar



RM-020 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RM-020 Installation instructions



Video of Roadmaster Tracker Tow Bar - 2" Ball - 5,000 lbs


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




Video Transcript for Roadmaster Tow Bars - Coupler Style - RM-020 Review

Today we're going to be reviewing part number RM-020. This is the RoadMaster Tracker Tow Bar rated at 5000 pounds. The A-frame tow bar is going to allow you to tow your vehicle safely behind your RV. It's going to feature the full length crossbar that's going to provide maximum strength. It's all made from a nice steel construction. It's got the sealed arms that are going to guard against moisture and debris. It also has a foldable design that makes it very easy to store and I'll show you that more towards the end of the video. There's this little bracket right here that you can see.

This is going to be a safety chain pass through, that way you can cross your chains, wrap it around your arms and then it's got the attachment points back here for your chains to hook into. It's going to feature the high tech powder coat finish so it's going to offer superior durability against rust and corrosion. The Tracker model will fit RoadMaster XL, EZ and standard base plate brackets. It does require the RoadMaster Quick Disconnects for removal of XL and EZ front extensions and it will not work with MX or MS series base plates. Also keep in mind that this cannot be adapted to fit Blue Ox base plates. Here at the front we're going to have the coupler. The latch mechanism right here is very easy to use, to allow you to connect and disconnect from the hitch ball.

It's also got a slot right here, that way you can install a coupler pin or coupler lock. Those are going to be sold separately. You can find those right here at etrailer.com. This coupler is designed to fit a 2-inch ball. Again it's going to offer an overall capacity of 5000 pounds. A couple of measurements to go over real quick.

The overall length of the crossbar here at the back is going to give us a measurement of 33 1/2 inches. Measuring from the center of where it mounts to the center on the opposite side, that's going to give us a measurement of right at 31 inches. All the hardware is going to be included. It's going to come with the pins and clips that attach the arms to the crossbar, as well as the bolts, washers and the nuts that you need to secure this to the tow vehicle. Real quick I just want to go ahead and show you the foldable design. One of these arms will swing, so all we have to do is remove the pin and clip from that spot right there.

Very easy to do; very easy system to use. I'll do that on this side as well. So you can see there that when it's not attached it can come together which is going to take up less space. That way you can easily store it as needed. That's going to do it for today's review of part number RM-020. This is the RoadMaster Tracker Tow Bar rated at 5000 pounds.


Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Tracker Tow Bar - 2" Ball - 5,000 lbs - RM-020

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (35 Customer Reviews)

Perfect for the occasional traveler who doesn't need all the bells and whistles, this dependable tow bar features a full-length cross bar and protected sealed arms. Powder coat finish provides excellent corrosion resistance and durability.

- RM-020
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Excellent service - damaged my tow Bar on the Road Kevin got one right out for me had it in 4 days -- Greatly Appreciated - Kevin 375918



- RM-020
by:

I purchased both the parts of the tow system. I just purchase a Jeep Grand Cherokee (99) to pull behind our motorhome for week end trips. We just returned from the first week-end with access to a vehicle to move around the area, and short trips to town. It adds a wonderful dimension to the experience. This system allowed us to pull this vehicle with our motorhome, and I can say it pulled as if there was nothing behind me. It was quick to hook up, and easy to un-hook. My labor time to install was about 2 1/2 Hours, and went smoothly. This is a wonderful product, and works as desired. I have attached photos of the After installation, and the camp-site we stayed at, (proving we made it) 145757


Comments

Hi.......I read your review of the Roadmaster Tracker tow bar and am considering purchasing this model. I have to admit, a major consideration is the affordability of this model. The RV dealers in my area are quoting me prices in the neighborhood of $4000 to outfit my RV to tow my Honda CRV. Base plate, tow bar, wiring, brake assist,,,,the works. Way over my budget, so am wondering if there is a more economical way to tow my vehicle.I am thinking of asking how much to only install a base plate on the Honda.... then going with this tow bar unit. I can get magnetic lights to use when I tow again, trying to keep the price down. Is this tow bar easy to connect and disconnect? Any feedback greatly appreciated. Thanks....Wayne

-- comment by: Wayne R - 10/09/2015

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- RM-020
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I've used this tow bar for my little Kia Rio5 Toad behind my 32' Itasca Class A motorhome. Reliable, easy to attach and remove, good construction. Had good experience recent trip from Seattle to Death Valley (7 percent grade in places!) and southern Arizona, over 4,000 miles round trip. It passed the acid test: driving I-5 south in Oregon, traffic suddenly came to a screeching halt ahead of us. We stopped with inches to spare from the car ahead of us. The TOAD stayed right behind, no jack knifing, etc. Good product. 628283



- RM-020
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Perfect! Just what we were needing! Thank you so much for the easy return on the other one that didn't work, and for the prompt shipment of this one that did. 542858



- RM-020
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The tow bar (RM-020) was the perfect fit for my needs. Good quality. Thanks 542291



- RM-020
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Can't beat the price very simple to install and functions very nice 510828



- RM-020
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Works good after one year..i use bungee cord to hold bar up vertically on my kia car,then try yo line up to motorhome hitch ball. Takes some practice when you are alone,but the price and quality is good. 496519


Comments

Still working great, put on kia car yesterday to hookup and head north.

Tom S - 04/14/2019

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- RM-020
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Nice tow bar, works great and an easy h ook-up! 485257



- RM-020
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The Roadmaster Tracker Tow Bar mounts on the Roadmaster Plates very easily and really looks nice on my 2017 Jeep Cherokee limited. 471437



- RM-020
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I used the video to install and having a lift and being a retired mechanic and shop owner, I found the video very detailed and easy to relate to the areas worked on excellent. The install went very well. I just finished this morning and have not towed yet so no pics. 458346



- RM-020
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Very Helpful sales and quick delivery 456761



- RM-020
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Fast shipping from phone reps that actually had knowledge of the products?? Thanks, will purchase again 435679



- RM-020
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3rd one Dont back up with them! 433185



- RM-020
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I purchased both the "Tracker" tow bar and the base plate kit, and had the base plate installed by my local mechanic. I was able to install the tow bar attachment plate to the base myself, using a 1/2" drive torque wrench. We've made several trips, some as long as 1200 miles, through mountains and flatlands, on interstates as well as US highways, State roads, and county roads, and have never had a problem with performance. We are very satisfied. 392593


Comments

Still working as designed, a year later. Im satisfied!

Henry G - 06/19/2018

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- RM-020
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Sturdy, well-built, solid, dependable...just right! I also appreciate your prompt and intelligent responses to my questions. 392754



- RM-020
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Good strong tow bar 391773



- RM-020
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Less than 5 miles on the tow-bar at this point, having completed only the "proof of concept" journey around the neighborhood. Simple bar, simple instructions. Keep the toad/dinghy brackets loose until the cross-bar is mounted and snugged - THEN tighten the toad mount brackets. 388706



- RM-020
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Receive the product in record time 375986



- RM-020
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Ordered base plate/tow bar for s10 blazer. Good quality parts all necessary hardware is included instructions were easy to follow installed on my truck in about 2 hours. Ordering and shipping was fast and followed up by email from etrailer. 367959



- RM-020
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This item is great light weight very easy to use. Fold and stores nicely. 347341



- RM-020
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Great product no issues with using it. 346422



- RM-020
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This is a very good tow bar, and is the thirdroadmaster bar I have owned. My previous bars were roadmaster falcon 2 bars. The tracker bar in a pain in the butt to hook up. Save your sanity and buy a falcon 2, a breeze to hook up. 312168



- RM-020
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Tow about 5K a month , probaly have 40k on it only issue I've had was swing bolt by hitch broke. 309206



- RM-020
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Great product. Easy to use, and very durable. I plan to get a lot of use out of it. 239828



- RM-020
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Arrived on time. Good tow bar 225721



- RM-020
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I already have a "StowMaster" tow bar for my 1999 Chevy Tracker, but found that it interfered with my 4X4's ability to approach and climb steep slopes; It also weighed over 60 pounds,reducing my carrying capacity and producing a harsh ride. The "Tracker" tow bar weighs less than half as much and increases my approach angle while improving the ride. etrailer described the "Tracker"bar perfectly, suggested the appropriate quick disconnect kit,offered it for less than anyone else and shipped it quickly! Whatever my future automotive needs I WILL go to them first (and this comes from a retired professional career mechanic/shop foreman). 209944


Comments

Okay! Its been a year now totalin around 7000 miles, covering 6 western states, on everything from freeways to dirt desert tracks and everything in between. I wouldnt change a single word of my original review. To add: there are no signs of wear or need for repair. Even the paint is still perfect. The most satisfying purchase of the year.Add another star!

Don T - 07/06/2016

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- RM-020
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Haven't actually used it yet, but will for around 2 weeks in about 10 days. Could be a little awkward getting it lined up on the ball maybe. We'll have to wait & see. Seems strong enough though. It's heavy. Although it doesn't fold & stow on the car, it's easy enough to remove & it will fold flat for easier storing. 181037



- RM-020
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Got the hitch and additional parts to connect to the base plate I had already purchased from etrailer. The installation took a little longer than I expected, but regardless, all of the parts were there and it fit perfectly! Great products - heavy duty - quick shipping - all of the parts were there! Thanks for making my purchase a great one. 173006



- RM-020
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Easy install and take off. 172124



- RM-020
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Well made and everything fit perfectly. 142979



- RM-020
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You did great job for me,product is I will do business with YO you again. Thanks again Bob. 138009



- RM-020
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Fast delivery and product was just what I wanted 130320



- RM-020
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Great speed on this order- You did a great job of getting the extra bar we needed shipped to us. 114601



- RM-020
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I just got the assembly installed and can't wait to try it out. It looks great and we made a good decision going with etrailer. 22692



- RM-020
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MUCH EASIER THAN ANTICIPATED Easy to install and easy to use. 2327


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