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

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  • Coupler Style
  • Telescoping
  • Roadmaster
  • Roadmaster EZ
  • Roadmaster XL
  • Roadmaster Standard
  • Stores on Car
  • Standard
  • 6000 lbs
  • Steel
Tow bar with 2" ball coupler has stainless steel, telescoping arms that automatically lock into place. Large hookup radius allows you to connect without perfectly lining up your vehicle. Quick-disconnects make it easy to attach to base plates. Lowest Prices for the best tow bars from Roadmaster. Roadmaster StowMaster Tow Bar - Car Mount - 2" Ball - 6,000 lbs part number RM-501 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.



Roadmaster Tow Bars - RM-501

Tow bar with 2" ball coupler has stainless steel, telescoping arms that automatically lock into place. 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"
  • Arm length (as measured from center of hitch ball to center of quick-disconnect bar):
    • Extended: 53-1/2"
    • Retracted: 43"
  • 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.



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


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22 reviews

Code: RM-501

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Retail:$548.61

Our Price: $495.00


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  • Telescoping
  • Steel
  • 6000 lbs
  • Roadmaster EZ
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  • Roadmaster Standard
  • Stores on Car
  • Standard
  • Roadmaster


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

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Video Transcript for Roadmaster Tow Bars RM-501 Review

Today we're gonna be taking a look at the Roadmaster StowMaster Tow Bar. This tow bar lets you tow your vehicle safely and securely behind your motor home. It features a coupler, located right here, this hooks up to a 2" hitch ball. It's got a really nice design to it. Lift up on the latch, pull that sleave, or that collar, up and back, and then that remains in the open position. You can drop that over a 2" ball, lift it up, push it forward, let it engage.

And if you wanna make sure that it stays in that position, I recommend using a coupler pin and clip, or a coupler lock; those items are sold separately and available at etrailer.com. Now, one of the neat features about the unit is, it features a very large hook up radius, so that's gonna make connecting, really at any angle, pretty simple, even if your vehicle isn't perfectly lined up with your RV. The unit also comes with a quick disconnect system, this lets you quickly and easily mount the tow bar on your towed vehicle. So these brackets right here attach to the base plates on your towed vehicle, and then they provide the perfect connection points for the cross bar here, of the tow bar. So that way, when you're ready to use it, you can do so quickly and easily. The quick disconnect brackets on the tow bar match up perfectly with the brackets on the base plates, and they're gonna be held in place with sturdy pins. The unit also features a self aligning design, so you can just hook up and then simply drive your RV forward; the arms will extend into rigid, tow ready positions, and automatically lock into place.

The unit features extra long, telescoping arms, that allow for better movement and easier towing. It's a stainless steel construction of the inner arms, so that's going to be corrosion resistant, so you don't gotta worry about rust and corrosion build up, and it's going to allow for a much smoother operation. Now, I do wanna point out that inside each arm there's safety straps. Those are designed to provide extra security in case the latches malfunction. Now this is gonna feature the full length cross bar, with angle iron brace that's gonna provide maximum strength and support. This strong, corrosion resistant tow bar is built to last; FEA testing guarantees a strong finished product.

The unit's gonna feature self lubricating bushings that eliminate friction between the inner and outer arms, for a longer lasting, better functioning system. And the unit features . On the back end, it's gonna feature welded steel plugs that seal the ends of the tow bar, to guarantee safety for the internal components. So it's really gonna guard all the internal components of this system. Now again, steel construction, it features a high-tech powder coated finish, which is gonna provide additional durability and resistance from rust and corrosion. You've got your push pins here that allow you to disengage the arms from the locked, or tow ready, position.

And another neat feature, probably one of my favorites, is the simple secure storage alongside the vehicle. I'm gonna go through some specs, and then I will show you how to fold this up and get it to the stowed position. It's made in the USA. Again, it's gonna come with everything you need to get it ready, and everything you need for your installation. It is compatible with Roadmaster EZ, EZ2, EZ4, XL, and Classic vehicle-specific base plates. Just please keep in mind that this will not work with MX, MS, or EZ5 base plates. It can be adapter for use with Blue Ox base plates with the Roadmaster Tow Bar to Blue Ox Bracket Adapter, sold separately and available at etrailer.com with part number RM-031. Few measurements I wanna go over with you real quick. The arm length, from the center of the quick disconnects to the center of the hitch ball, when it's fully extended, the arm length is 44 1/2"; retracted, it's 36". Weight capacity on this unit is 6,000 pounds, so that's really awesome for this system. So now what I wanna do, just the last thing, is I wanna show you how it moves to a stowed position. What you'll need to do, is you'll need to pull this clip, which right now it's just here because it's out of the way. This is gonna be the pin that actually holds the unit in place, so this bracket right here actually swings over and engages to this point here. So the way that we do that, this arm right here is actually designed to slide along this point. Really smooth operation. Grab the coupler, swing it, make sure that pin goes in that slot just like that. And then to hold it in place all you have to do, take this clip, place it around the pin, and now your system is along the vehicle, in the stowed position. That's gonna do it for today's look at the Roadmaster StowMaster Tow Bar.


Customer Reviews

Roadmaster StowMaster Tow Bar - Car Mount - 2" Ball - 6,000 lbs - RM-501

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (22 Customer Reviews)

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

- RM-501

by: Linda J07/11/2017


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



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by: Andw W.02/18/2017


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

by: Nick F02/09/2011


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



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by: Allen01/25/2017


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

by: Robert J. Letellier, Sr11/15/2016


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

by: Vina D.07/17/2017


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

by: Daryll V09/10/2017


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

by: stan roberts09/23/2009


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



- RM-501

by: Frank05/04/2016


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

by: Jim M.11/14/2016


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



- RM-501

by: John M01/14/2017


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



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by: Walt Hess10/21/2011


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



- RM-501

by: Ralph10/23/2017


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



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by: Tony02/07/2013


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

by: Paul10/27/2017


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



- RM-501

by: Ron D07/12/2016


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



- RM-501

by: Paul S07/16/2016


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



- RM-501

by: Bill H.08/07/2017


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



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by: michael w.08/22/2016


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



- RM-501

by: Don D06/14/2015


Great looking package Video on install was excellent 203262



- RM-501

by: Ray05/10/2017


Well packaged and nice quality 378784



- RM-501

by: Don S04/04/2011


QUICK delivery, GREAT service 11017


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  • Does Steering have to be Locked out to Flat Tow a Vehicle Behind a Motor Home
  • You would not lock out the steering on the vehicle being flat towed. Doing so would cause the wheels to scrub (drag sideways) when turning. The steering needs to be unlocked and the wheels will turn accordingly and straightened back out when needed. It is sort of like pushing a shopping cart with caster wheels: if the cart is pushed to turn, the wheels will turn, and when pushed straight, the wheels will go back to being straight. I have included 2 helpful links on the right side of...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing System For 2017 Chevy Spark With Manual Transmission
  • According to the 2017 Chevy Spark owners manual, only the manual transmission vehicles can be flat towed. Automatic transmission vehicles can only be transported with all four wheels off the ground on a trailer. If you have the manual transmission, then I recommend the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms # RM-523185-4 if you don't have active air shutters. This installation should use the Loctite Threadlocker # LT37420. For a tow bar that either stays with the vehicle...
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  • Connecting Stowmaster Tow Bar # RM-501 to Steel Bumper on Jeep Wrangler
  • Tow bars from RoadMaster and Blue Ox, such as the RoadMaster StowMaster # RM-501, are designed to mate directly to base plates from the same manufacturer. Base plates usually mount to the vehicle frame. There are adapters available to use a tow bar from one company with base plates from another, but this arrangement costs more and increases the complexity and the amount of play in the set-up. Also, not every possible parts combination is covered by the available adapters. Jeep Wranglers...
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  • Are Roadmaster EZ Style Base Plates Compatible with the Roadmaster StowMaster Series Tow Bars
  • According to Roadmaster the StowMaster series of Tow Bars, like RoadMaster StowMaster Car-Mounted Tow Bar, # RM-501, are compatible with the EZ style of base plates like # 521434-1 (installation details linked below) that you have referenced. I have included a link to the installation details and a video review of this tow bar below.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic
  • Before you begin flat towing your new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, you will want to verify a few things first. If your vehicle has a 1.4 Liter engine and an automatic transmission, then it cannot be flat towed and must be towed using a tow dolly, like part # RM-2000-1. If it has a 1.4L engine and a manual transmission, or has a 1.8L engine and is automatic or manual, then you can flat tow your vehicle. The items that you will need to flat tow your vehicle are a tow bar, base plate kit, wiring...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Using a StowMaster Towbar
  • The Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit # 3116-1 you have is for the Chevy Cavalier from 2003 to 2005. Unfortunately, that's not going to work for your 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The baseplate kit that will fit your Jeep and work with the StowMaster Towbar # RM-501 is # RM-521440-4. You can find the pricing on the product page by clicking the link. Other parts you may need are a wiring kit to power the Jeep's lights, safety cables, a braking system, and a high-low adapter. To power the...
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  • Will Roadmaster 9700 Braking System Work with Air Brakes
  • The Roadmaster 9700 Portable Supplemental Braking System # RM-9700 referenced in your question will indeed work with a motorhome/RV that has air brakes. This system will receive the signal from your brake lights so will still produce the necessary signal and power to apply the brakes in your towed vehicle. If you can tell me the year/make/model of the vehicle you are wanting to tow, I will be happy to recommend the additional components that you will need. I have attached an article...
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  • Can the 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan be Towed with the Roadmaster Tow Dolly # RM-2000-1
  • Yes, it is required that the steering wheel is locked when towing with the RoadMaster Tow Dolly with Electric Brakes, item # RM-2000-1. The instructions state that the steering wheel must be locked or otherwise secured when towing. Failure to lock the steering wheel will allow the towed vehicle to pivot on the bed, causing it to hit the fender and wheel assemblies of the dolly. Severe damage will occur if the steering wheel is not locked. If your vehicle owners manual says not to tow...
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  • What Tow Bar Will Work For Towing A 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 SLT Hemi Behind A MCI Bus Conversion
  • You will want to check with the manufacturer for instructions on the proper procedure for towing your 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 because some vehicles must be equipped with a transmission lube pump, an axle disconnect, drive line disconnect, or free-wheeling hubs before they can be towed. The RoadMaster StowMaster Tow Bar # RM-501 is designed for cars and has a maximum weight capacity of 6,000 lbs. You will want to check the gross vehicle weight (GVW) of your 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 SLT...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2004 Ford F-150 4x4 Behind an RV
  • For your 2004 Ford F-150 4x4, we can offer you everything you will need to flat tow the truck behind your RV. First you will need a base plate kit. I recommend # 495-1A that you referenced. As you know, when not in use, the part that is visible can be removed. (Note: if you have a Heritage series F-150, use base plate kit # 492-1.) I have included a link to the instructions for kit 495-1A below. Next, you will need a tow bar that is compatible with the base plate kit. The RoadMaster...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Behind a 2007 GMC Sierra 2500
  • In order to flat tow a vehicle, the very first thing you are going to want to do is consult the owners manual in the recreational towing section to determine the correct towing procedure. If you find that the vehicle can be flat towed then you will need 5 items. First you will need base plates on the vehicle being towed or the Toad. The base plates provide the proper safe and secure attachment point for the tow bar. You can use base plates # 1425-1. I have included a link to a video...
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  • Flat Towing a 2003 Honda CRV
  • According to our friends at Remco Towing, the 2003 is flat towable without modifications. You should refer to the owners manual section regarding Emergency Towing for guidelines. Did you look into renting a tow dolly? That might be a more economical option than a trailer. You would need to begin with a tow bar, like the Roadmaster Stowmaster, part # RM-501. You would then need a base plate kit, part # RM-1541-1, a wiring kit like part # RM-155 and safety cables like # RM-643. Many...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2005 Chevy Cobalt Behind a Motor Home
  • First, according to the research I did, the 2005 Chevy Cobalt is flat towable. Consult the vehicle owners manual to confirm. There are a total of 5 items you will need to flat tow a vehicle: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. Base plates: These provide a proper and secure attachment point on the vehicle for a tow bar. You can use Roadmaster EZ base plates # 523137-1. These will fit models with grille inserts but none of the base plates we carry will...
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  • Will RoadMaster StowMaster Tow Bar - 6,000 lbs, #RM-501, Fit on 1999 Jeep Wrangler with Flat Bumper
  • The RoadMaster StowMaster Car-Mounted Tow Bar - 6,000 lbs, # RM-501, is a very good application on your 1999 Jeep Wrangler with the flat U-channel bumper being towed by a GMC 2500 HD. It does not include any safety cables or base plate brackets. You will need to purchase the Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, # 1420-1, which attaches to the tow vehicle frame. These brackets then allow the tow bar to attach to the tow vehicle. I also have safety cables available for the tow bar. You can...
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  • Is an Adapter Available for a Stowmaster 5000 Tow Bar to Blue Ox Base Plate on a 1997 Jeep Wrangler
  • Unfortunately, there is not an adapter available that will allow you to use the Stowmaster 5000 tow bar with a set of Blue Ox base plates. This means that you also would not be able to use the Roadmaster Guardian 2nd Vehicle Kit, # RM-4000-1, that you referenced. You have two options. First, if you want stay with your Stowmaster tow bar you could go with a set of Roadmaster base plates on your 1997 Jeep Wrangler. You would need part # RM-521424-4 if your Jeep has a double tube bumper....
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  • Equipment Need for Flat Towing a 1980 Jeep CJ-7
  • Neither Roadmaster nor Blue Ox have a frame mounted base plate option for your 1980 Jeep CJ-7, but there is a bolt-on base plate bracket kit, part # BX88230 which will require that the bumper be modified and strengthened in order to use the brackets. The tow bar includes the necessary safety cables. You'll need to use a tow bar that's compatible with the Blue Ox brackets, so the Stowmaster # RM-501 you referenced wouldn't be a good choice. I'd recommend going with the Blue Ox Acclaim,...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • We can help you select the required components to allow you to safely and legally flat tow your 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited behind your RV. You may care to check out the articles I have linked for you which cover the essentials of flat towing. Parts needed include base plates, safety cables, a tow bar, a braking system, a lighting/wiring kit, a high/low hitch adapter and a wiring extension for easier RV hookup. Base plate selection for your Wrangler Unlimited depends on how it...
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  • How to Wire a 1999 Suzuki Vitara Behind Motorhome For Towing With 4-Pole Connector Without Splicing
  • You have a couple of options for towing your 1999 Suzuki Vitara behind a motorhome without splicing into the vehicles wiring. The first, and easiest, option if you are not going to be towing often would be to use a Magnetic Towing Light Kit, item # C-ATL20A or # RM-2120, with your vehicles 4-way flat connector. The second option would be to use the RoadMaster Tail Light Wiring Kit with Bulbs, item # RM-155. With this kit you will run wiring from the motorhome trailer connector to...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing Set-up For 2015 Jeep Wrangler Sport.
  • For your 2015 Jeep Wrangler Sport, since you already have your Roadmaster StowMaster Tow Bar, # RM-501, we will start with your base plate needs. The # 1175-1 Roadmaster base plates you have are not compatible with your Jeep, so I recommend going with the Roadmaster EZ4 Base Plate Kit - Removable Arms, # RM-521448-4, which is compatible with your Jeep and your current tow bar. For your Jeep tow wiring, I recommend the Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles, # HM56200....
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  • Is Adapter Needed for Roadmaster Classic Base Plate to Connect to Roadmaster Tow Bar
  • With the Roadmaster Classic Base Plate Kit part # 118-8 that you referenced you will need to use a tow bar that has a quick disconnect crossbar like the Stowmaster part # RM-501. No other hardware or brackets would be needed to make the connection.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2011 Chevy Malibu
  • When flat towing a vehicle, there are 5 main components that are needed. Starting with base plates, for a 2011 Chevy Malibu you can use Roadmaster EZ base plates # 523145-5. The base plates provide a safe and secure attachment point for a tow bar. When choosing a tow bar, you will need one that is compatible with EZ base plates. I recommend the Roadmaster Stowmaster tow bar, part # RM-501. I have included a link to the installation details and a link to a video review for you to view....
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  • Availability of Locking Pin Repair Kit for Roadmaster Stowmaster Tow Bar
  • You can indeed repair your Stowmaster with the bad spring. You'll need their Locking Pin Repair Kit, part # RM-910003-10. The kit includes 2 pins, 2 springs, 2 new buttons, 2 new bushings, and instructions. You'll have enough parts to repair the locking pin on each side, if you care to.
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  • Recommended Base Plates and Flat Towing Accessories for 2014 Ford C-Max
  • For the 2014 Ford C-Max, you'd need the Roadmaster Base Plate Kit, part # 524432-1. You'll also need some other items to complete your towing system. You'll need: -Safety cables like part # RM-643. -A wiring solution so the taillights work along with the RV, like the wireless magnetic tow lights from Custer, part # LIWSR1-7B. -A supplemental braking system like the SMI Stay-In-Play DUO, part # SM99251 I'll link you to some of our help articles that contain much more information...
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  • Tow Bar, Base Plate Kit, and Accessories Needed to Flat Tow a 2011 Ford Ranger
  • To start off with, you will need a base plate kit for your 2011 Ford Ranger. The Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit with Removable Arms, item # 477-1, is the correct kit for your vehicle. Next, you will need a tow bar. If you are towing with a motor home that has a 2 inch receiver, the RoadMaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar, item # RM-520, would be a great choice. You will not need the Roadmaster Tow Bar Quick Disconnect Kit, item # RM-201, that you selected with this tow bar, because the Falcon 2 comes...
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  • Differences Between Available Roadmaster Tow Bar Covers
  • The best cover for your needs will depend on which tow bar you have. If you have a Roadmaster Stowmaster Tow bar like part # RM-501 that folds up and stores on the front of the towed vehicle rather than up against the back of the RV, the # RM-052-3 you mentioned would work great for you. The # RM-105 you referred to is designed to cover the base plates and crossbar that remains on the towed vehicle after a motorhome mounted tow bar like the Falcon # RM-520 tow bar is disconnected....
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  • Can a Tow Bar be Mounted at an Angle When Flat Towing a 2011 Chevrolet HHR
  • I would not recommend towing your 2011 Chevrolet HHR at an angle. You will want the tow set up to be as level as possible. For your situation I would recommend using a tow bar that attaches to a ball mount like the Roadmaster StowMaster Car-Mounted Tow Bar, # RM-501, with a ball mount that has the correct drop. I have attached an article to help you choose a ball mount with the correct drop. First you should measure from the ground to the top of the hitch receiver on your coach. Next...
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  • Cover Recommendation for a Roadmaster StowMaster Tow Bar
  • The correct tow bar cover for the Roadmaster StowMaster # RM-501 is the part # RM-052-3.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat-Tow a 1998 Nissan Frontier 4x4 with a Manual
  • I did some checking and you can safely flat tow your 1998 Nissan Frontier 4x4 with a 5 speed manual transmission as-is without damaging any transmission components. The Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit # 327-1 that you referenced would also be the correct base plate kit for your vehicle. When choosing a tow bar, you will need one that is compatible with EZ base plates. I recommend the Roadmaster Stowmaster Tow Bar, # RM-501. I have included a link to the installation details and a link...
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  • Base Plate Kit for 1997 Jeep Wrangler and Roadmaster Stowmaster Towbar
  • Part # RM-521424-4 is the base plate kit for your 1997 Jeep Wrangler, including factory double-tube bumpers, and they will work with a Stowmaster tow bar # RM-501.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2007 Ford F-150 4x4 Behind an Dump Truck
  • Since your 2007 Ford F-150 4x4 has a manual transfer case and not the electronic shift on the fly feature, you can flat tow the truck. But, you will want to confirm this by consulting the vehicle owners manual for the proper towing procedure. You will first want to install base plates on the truck. I recommend using XL style base plates # 495-1A because there are a lot of compatible tow bar options for the XL style plates. For a tow bar, you you will be using a pintle hitch and want...
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