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Roadmaster Tow Dolly with Electric Brakes - 4,250 lbs

Roadmaster Tow Dolly with Electric Brakes - 4,250 lbs

Item # RM-2050-1
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  • Cars/Trucks/SUVs
  • 8-1/2W x 12L Foot

Tow your vehicle without installing a tow bar or base plates. This tow dolly has a pivoting deck for easy maneuvering and electric brakes for safe stopping. Sliding ramps adjust side-to-side from 34" to 77" to fit most vehicles.


Features:

  • Tow dolly makes it easy to tow different vehicles without installing a tow bar and base plates
    • Ideal for cars with front-wheel-drive automatic transmissions
  • Towing deck keeps front wheels of towed vehicle up and off the ground
    • No need for a transmission lube pump system or driveshaft disconnect
  • Loading ramps slide from side-to-side to fit almost any vehicle
    • Laser-cut grooves provide extra traction for safe loading
  • Electric brakes make it safe and easy to stop while towing
    • Helps prevent wear and tear on your RV's brakes
    • Requires an electric brake controller (sold separately)
  • Deck platform swivels 9 degrees for tight cornering and easy maneuvering
  • Heavy-duty trailer tires let you tow heavy vehicles with ease
  • Accu-Lube hubs with grease fittings make it easy to grease the bearings
  • Adjustable wheel nets fit tires sizes that are up to 30" outer diameter x 11" wide
    • Includes ratchets
  • Brake lights with turn signals included
  • Powder-coated steel resists corrosion
  • Polyethylene fenders are durable and won't rust
  • 5-Way, 6-way, or 7-way connector (sold separately) required to activate dolly's brakes
  • Made in the USA
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


Specs:

  • Application:
    • Maximum vehicle weight: 4,250 lbs
    • Maximum tire size: 30" outer diameter x 11" wide
  • Overall length: 121"
  • Overall width: 102"
  • Usable width:
    • Narrow ramp position: 34" from inner tire tread to inner tire tread
    • Wide ramp position: 77" from outer tire tread to outer tire tread
  • Distance from end of coupler to pivot bolt in deck platform: 86-1/2"
  • Dolly weight: 545 lbs
  • Height at fenders: 29"
  • Trailer ball size: 2"
  • Recommended ball height: 18" - 20"
  • Tires: ST205-75R14 radial


When towing your vehicle with a tow bar, all 4 wheels are in contact with the ground. Certain vehicles - namely, those with front-wheel-drive automatic transmissions - require either a transmission lube pump system or a driveshaft disconnect when being flat towed. Using a tow dolly eliminates the need for those by lifting your vehicle's front wheels off the road. In addition, using a dolly eliminates the need for base plates that clutter the front of your towed car, difficult-to-install wiring, and a potentially expensive supplemental braking system. Also, if you want to tow multiple vehicles, this dolly is a great alternative to traditional flat towing because you don't have to purchase and install brackets and wiring for all of your cars.


Superior Design

Electric Brakes

The built-in electric brakes make it safe and easy to stop your vehicle while you're towing. This meets towing requirements, and also helps prevent the extra wear and tear on your RV's brakes that would otherwise occur because of the added towing weight. An electric brake controller (sold separately) must be purchased and mounted inside your RV to complete the installation. In addition, you will need a 6-way or 7-way trailer connector on the dolly so that it can receive the braking signal from your RV.


Universal Compatibility

The sliding ramps offer a 47" range of adjustment to ensure a precise fit for almost any vehicle you decide to tow. Also, the included wheel nets adjust to fit tires that are up to 30" outer diameter x 11" wide.



2050-1 Road Master RM3477 Tow Dolly with Electric Brakes - 4,250 lbs

Installation Details RM-2050-1 Installation instructions


Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Tow Dolly with Electric Brakes - 4,250 lbs - RM-2050-1

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (1 Customer Reviews)

Tow your vehicle without installing a tow bar or base plates. This tow dolly has a pivoting deck for easy maneuvering and electric brakes for safe stopping. Sliding ramps adjust side-to-side from 34" to 77" to fit most vehicles.

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It is a great trailer, very high quality. It is the first time I every used a car dolly, I was amazed how easy and quick you can load and unload your car. Trailer very stable when pulling.



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  • Can a 2012 Volkswagen Eos be Flat Towed Behind a Motor Home
    You will need to consult the vehicle owners manual for your 2012 Volkswagen Eos to determine if it can be flat towed. But, if it can, we do not have any flat towing parts that will fit it. If the owners manual says that it can be towed using a dolly then we have dolly # RM-2000-1 you could use. Otherwise the best solution is to put the car on a small trailer and tow it that way.
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  • Would the Rear of a Vehicle Drag When Being Towed on a Tow Dolly
    It sounds like you are concerned that the rear of your vehicle would drag the ground if loaded onto the Roadmaster Tow Dolly part # RM-2050-1. The front wheels of your vehicle will not sit up very high off of the ground so you would not have to worry about your vehicle dragging. I spoke to my contact at Roadmaster and they have never had an issue with the rear end of a vehicle dragging while being towed by the # RM-2050-1. He said that as long as your vehicle is at stock ride height and...
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  • Recommended Way to Flat Tow a 1998 BMW Z3
    I really wish we had a base plate kit available for your 1998 BMW Z3 but I checked with our manufacturers and there are none available. The only option I could recommend would be a tow dolly like part # RM-2050-1 as long as the owners manual of your vehicle says it can be towed with one. Using a tow dolly is slightly more expensive that flat towing but there is much less hassle since there's only one part to buy and virtually no install time. Whereas a flat towing setup can be pricey and...
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  • Options for Towing a 1998 BMW Z3
    The only option I could recommend would be a tow dolly like part # RM-2050-1 as long as the owners manual of your vehicle says it can be towed with one. Using a tow dolly is slightly more expensive that flat towing but there is much less hassle since there's only one part to buy and virtually no install time. Whereas a flat towing setup can be pricey and difficult for everything to install. I really wish we had a base plate kit available for your 1998 BMW Z3 but I checked with our manufacturers...
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  • Does a 2004 Mercury Mountaineer have the Capacity to Tow a Chevy S10 on a Tow Dolly
    Probably but you will want to consult the vehicle owners manual to determine the capacity of your 2004 Mercury Mountaineer. Provided the gross weight of the Chevy S10 and tow dolly is under the capacity the Mountaineer can pull it. Based on what I saw at the very least it is rated for 3,125 pounds. Consult the owners manual to confirm.
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  • Base Plates for 2015 Chevy Malibu With Active Air Shutters
    According to my research, the Air Shutters on your 2015 Malibu will prevent base plates from being installed. From what I've been told, the Air Shutters are actually a component of the emissions system of the vehicle, so therefore it would be illegal to alter or tamper with that system. The best bet for towing your Malibu would be to use a tow dolly like the # RM-2000-1. The tow dolly might seem horrifically expensive, but it's actually similar to the total cost of the equipment that...
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  • How to Flat Tow a 1993 VW Eurovan w/Manual Transmission
    The only option we have for towing your 1993 Volkswagen Eurovan would be to go with a tow dolly like the part # RM-2050-1. This may seem like an expensive option, but by the time you add up the price for all the necessary components to flat tow a vehicle the price isn't that far off. Plus, with a tow dolly you can use it on other vehicles without having to buy any new components. We don't have a base plate kit confirmed as a fit for your vehicle.
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  • Can 2001 Saab 9-3 be Flat Towed
    Based on my research, the 2001 Saab is not designed to be flat towed behind an RV or motorhome. Doing this may cause damage to the vehicle. The only recommended way to tow your 2001 Saab 9-3 is with a Tow Dolly like the Roadmaster # RM-2050-1.
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  • Can a Standard Transmission 2001 Saab be Flat-Towed?
    A 2001 Saab is not meant to be towed with four-wheels down, no matter the transmission. According to the Saab owner's manual, the recommended way to tow this vehicle would be with a flat-bed trailer. Another option could be a tow dolly, such as this Roadmaster, # RM-2050-1, which would lift your Saab's front wheels off the ground in order to tow it. I have attached a review video of this tow dolly for you.
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  • Do Lights Need to Be Installed on Vehicle When Towed with Roadmaster Tow Dolly
    If the tow dolly has tail lights built into it already like the Roadmaster Tow Dolly part # RM-2050-1 that you referenced you would not need to install additional lighting on the vehicle.
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  • Can Roadmaster Tow Dolly Tow 2015 Ford Flex
    As long as your vehicle is front wheel drive there would be no special steps needed to tow your 2015 Ford Flex with the Roadmaster Tow Dolly part # RM-2050-1. You would just need to drive your vehicle up on the dolly, secure it like normal, and then be good to go. Check the owners manual for all towing procedures though. You may need to leave the key in the on position to allow the wheels to turn.
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  • Can a 2016 or 2017 Honda Fit be Towed Using a Roadmaster Tow Dolly
    Dolly towing a vehicle is a great way to transport it provided the vehicle owner's manual states that it can be done so I do recommend checking that first. The Roadmaster # RM-2050-1 will accept 12 to 16 inch vehicle tires so as long as the 2016 or 2017 Honda Fit has rims no larger than 16 inch it can be used on either tow dolly.
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  • How to Tow Vehicle that Doesn't Have Base Plate Kits Made for it
    Best option we'd have would be a tow dolly for your 1991 Geo Storm. The benefits to a tow dolly over flat towing are that you don't have to install anything on the front of your vehicle, the dolly can be used on a different vehicle without having to rebuy towing components, and the price realistically is about the same and in some times cheaper. For a tow dolly we have the Roadmaster part # RM-2050-1 which has electric brakes and taillight signals built in. Base plate kits, wiring kits,...
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  • Does Roadmaster Tow Dolly RM-2050-1 Come Assembled
    The Roadmaster tow dolly # RM-2050-1 does not come assembled and we do not have a way to ship it in its fully assembled state. Assembly is not all that difficult; you're basically turning wrenches. I have included links to the instructions for you so you can see what is involved in the installation process. I have also linked a video review of the dolly for you. Any local mechanic in your area would have a very easy time assembling it though if you wanted to go that route.
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  • What is the Length and Tongue Weight of Empty Roadmaster Tow Dolly # RM-2050-1
    I have some measurements of the Roadmaster tow dolly # RM-2050-1 for you. From the front tip of the coupler back to the pivot bolt (which is about at the centerline of the axle) is 86-1/2 inches. To the front of the dolly body it is approximately 73 inches. If the distance is not enough you could always use a longer ball mount to increase the distance some. You may also need a high/low adapter to keep the dolly level. I have linked a help article showing how to measure and a link to the...
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  • What Size Wheel Net is Included with Roadmaster Tow Dollies
    The Roadmaster tow dolly # RM-2050-1 includes wheel nets that can fit wheels up to 16 inches. Unfortunately, we do not carry wheel nets large enough for the wheels on your 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe so you would need to find some to use with this dolly.
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  • Can 2015 Ford Fusions be Flat Towed
    I did some checking and it looks like the AWD versions of the 2015 Ford Fusion have to be towed on a trailer and the FWD versions can be towed but only with a tow dolly like the Roadmaster Tow Dolly part # RM-2050-1. Tow dollies aren't really too much more expensive than flat towing setups once you add up the cost of all the components and they are easily transferred to new vehicles as well unlike most flat towing setups.
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  • Availability of Vehicle Tow Dolly to Transport Vehicle
    The Roadmaster tow dolly kit # RM-2050-1 has electric brakes and lighting. Take a look at the attached video for more on this Roadmaster product. We recommend checking the owner's manual for the vehicle to ensure that it can safely be dolly towed. We do not offer full-size car hauler type trailers.
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  • Can a 2017 Kia Sorento SXL Be Flat Towed
    I did some research on the 2017 Kia Sorento SXL and it looks like the only ways to tow it are with a trailer if the vehicle is AWD or with a tow dolly if the the vehicle is FWD. We have the Roadmaster Tow Dolly part # RM-2050-1 which would work great as well. It's pretty pricey, but by the time you price out a flat towing setup you end up costing about as much but with a tow dolly you can easily transfer it to future vehicles unlike most flat towing components.
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  • Can 2015 Kia Optima be Flat Towed behind Vehicle
    I did some checking and it looks like the 2015 Kia Optima can be flat towed but it has to be on a tow dolly and not with a 4 wheels down setup. For a tow dolly we have the part # RM-2050-1 which is a great option that would work well.
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  • Towability of 2012 Honda Fit With Replacement 2013 Automatic Transmission
    When a vehicle cannot be flat-towed with a tow bar and all 4-wheels-down sometimes a tow dolly provides a solution. Roadmaster offers the # RM-2050-1 which uses a coupler to connect to a hitch ball; and has electric brakes. As for your 2012/2013 Honda Fit I'm afraid I cannot offer you any advice since a car being flat-towable or not depends on what the auto maker says. You will need to refer to a qualified authority, Honda, to address the modifications made to the transmission and for...
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  • Could Roadmaster Tow Dolly Tow 2016 Toyota Corolla S with 17 Rims
    I spoke with my contact at Roadmaster and he informed me that the 17 inch tire you have on your 2016 Toyota Corolla S would be compatible with their tow dolly like the # RM-2050-1 that you referenced. He said the main issue is the width of the tires sometimes associated with 17 inch rims and larger. Since you have a smaller car the width would be within the range of the tow dolly.
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  • Does Odometer On 2015 Kia Soul Advance When On A Tow Dolly
    With the front wheels off the ground and on the tow dolly like part # RM-2050-1, the odometer will not advance. The speedometer is connected to the front wheels.
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  • Can the 2015 Honda Odyssey Be Flat Towed Behind a RV
    I have a solution for you, however, a 2015 Honda Odyssey cannot be flat towed behind a RV with 4 wheels on the ground. To tow your Odyssey behind your RV you can use a tow dolly that will allow the front wheels off the ground. The Roadmaster Two Dolly with Electric Brakes, # RM-2050-1, can tow a maximum 4,250 lbs and will fit vehicle's with 12 to 16 inch diameter tires. If your vans gross vehicle weight (GVWR) is less than 4,250 and your tire diameter is bigger than 12 inches but no...
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