/Roadmaster EZ, Roadmaster XL, Roadmaster Standard
Item # RM-501
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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.
Necessities for Flat Towing
|For the RV||For the Towed Car||To Link the Towed Car and RV|
|Hitch||Base plates||Tow bar|
|Wiring plug||Braking system||Safety cables|
|Wiring kit/diodes||Wiring 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 motor home and your towed car, your entire setup will become easier to maneuver so that your towed car will track behind your motor home without running the risk of hitting your RV during turns.
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.
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
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.
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.
The tow bar links your towed car to your motor home. 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 motor home in the event that your tow bar becomes detached. Tow bar wiring allows your towed vehicle's signal lights to sync up with your motor home'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 motor home are activated, preventing wear on the motor home and decreasing braking distance for your entire setup.
Average Customer Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars (15 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The tow bar is a great piece this is my second one that I've owned and I truly love the product 65314
by: Ron D07/12/2016
excellent products purchased, quality is very good and would recommend them to all 270983
by: Paul S07/16/2016
Good towbar. Easy to hook up and works well. I would recommend it to anyone. 272738
by: michael w.08/22/2016
excellent product. most affordable and does the job perfectly. 286334
by: Don D06/14/2015
Great looking package Video on install was excellent 203262
by: Don S04/04/2011
QUICK delivery, GREAT service 11017
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