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Roadmaster Tow Dolly with Self-Steering Wheels and Electric Brakes - 4,380 lbs

Roadmaster Tow Dolly with Self-Steering Wheels and Electric Brakes - 4,380 lbs

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Tow your vehicle without installing a tow bar or base plates. This tow dolly has self-steering wheels for superior maneuverability and electric brakes for safe stopping. Adjustable axle positions and sliding ramps fit almost any vehicle. Lowest Prices for the best trailers from Roadmaster. Roadmaster Tow Dolly with Self-Steering Wheels and Electric Brakes - 4,380 lbs part number RM-2000-1 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Roadmaster Trailers - RM-2000-1

  • Tow Dolly
  • Roadmaster
  • 4380 lbs
  • 8W x 11L Foot
  • 2 Inch Ball Coupler
  • Wheel Decks
  • Powder Coated Steel

Tow your vehicle without installing a tow bar or base plates. This tow dolly has self-steering wheels for superior maneuverability and electric brakes for safe stopping. Adjustable axle positions and sliding ramps fit almost any vehicle.


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
    • Adjustable axles have a narrow and a wide postition
    • 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)
  • Self-steering wheels with stabilizer improve maneuvering and allow for tight cornering
    • Keeps dolly in line so it can easily track your RV
  • Conveniently located bed tilt release makes it easy to tilt for simple loading
    • Dual-pin bed latch ensures that bed will not tilt even if 1 pin fails
  • Locking storage bins provide a safe and convenient place for tie-down straps and other equipment
  • 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, side marker lights, warning lights, and a license plate bracket with license plate light included
  • Powder-coated steel resists corrosion
  • Polyethylene fenders are durable and won't rust
  • Safety chains and 4-way flat trailer connector included
    • 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: 4,380 lbs
    • Fits 12" to 16" wheels
  • Overall length: 136"
  • Overall width:
    • Narrow axle position: 93-1/2"
    • Wide axle position: 101-1/2"
  • Usable width:
    • Narrow ramp position: 40" from outer edge to outer edge
    • Wide ramp position: 76" from outer edge to outer edge
  • Distance from coupler center to axle center: 94"
  • Dolly weight: 620 lbs
  • Trailer ball size: 2"
  • Recommended ball height: 17" - 19"
  • Tires: ST215-75 R14 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.


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 to install a 6-way or 7-way trailer connector on the dolly so that it can receive the braking signal from your RV.


Universal Compatibility

Adjustable Ramps

The sliding ramps offer a 36" 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.


Storage

Laser-cut grooves give you extra traction while loading and unloading your vehicle.


Self-Steering Wheels

The self-steering wheels and stabilizer make the dolly more maneuverable around corners. This keeps your towed vehicle safe and on course by allowing the dolly to better track your motor home. Once your vehicle is loaded onto the dolly, simply pull the steering safety pin out to engage the self-steering wheels. Be sure to put the safety pin back in if you tow the dolly without a load.


Convenient Bed Tilt

Bed Tilt

You will never again have to crawl under your car to tilt the bed of a dolly. Roadmaster's tow dolly includes a conveniently located tilt release to make loading and unloading your vehicle even faster and easier.


Locking Storage System

Storage

Stow tie-downs, wheel nets, tow lights, or any other accessories you decide to take along with you in the dolly's handy storage trays. Both compartments lock securely using the same key and are located near the front of the dolly for quick and easy access, even while the car is being towed.



2000-1 Road Master Tow Dolly with Electric Brakes

Installation Details RM-2000-1 Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions RM-2000-1 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Tow Dolly with Self-Steering Wheels and Electric Brakes - 4,380 lbs - RM-2000-1

Average Customer Rating:  4.3 out of 5 stars   (3 Customer Reviews)

Tow your vehicle without installing a tow bar or base plates. This tow dolly has self-steering wheels for superior maneuverability and electric brakes for safe stopping. Adjustable axle positions and sliding ramps fit almost any vehicle.

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I made several short pulls with no noticeable problems: However, on my first long pull (2000 mi) I noticed extreme tire wear that required two. It was surprising having followed the assembly instructions as closely as possible. I discovered that apparently the alignment procedure is no guarantee of proper alignment since it resulted in a large tow-out condition that wore the inside of both tires to the steel belts. I also discovered there are no alignment facilities that are willing or know how to align the dolly. Making adjustments based on physical measurement comparisons from the front-to-front and rear to rear treads were the answer to a proper alignment. 526149



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This tow dolly is one of the best engineered and well made pieces of equipment I have ever seen or owned. Many of its features are well thought out and, of coarse, from trial and error. In this case, that means a well rounded piece of equipment that easy to use and user friendly. I don't have pictures yet but will send some along as I get them. 492508



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This is by far the best dolly I have ever towed. The adjustable width axle with self steering wheels tracks straight every time. The tires show virtually no wear after 7k miles of use. It took about 2 hours to put together by myself. Great product! 315561


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  • What is the Best Way to Tow a 2012 Fiat 500 Behind a Motorhome
    According to the owner's manual for a 2012 Fiat 500 with a manual transmission (excluding 500c and 500 Abarth), the vehicle can be flat towed with all four wheels down and dolly towed with either the front two or rear two wheels off of the ground. In regards to which is better between flat-tow and dolly tow, they both have their benefits. If you have a leased vehicle or don't want to make any modifications as you plan to exchange it, dolly tow would be your best option but if you plan to...
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  • Replacement Kingpins for Roadmaster Tow Dolly with Self-Steering Wheels and Electric Brakes
    The replacement axle assemblies and kingpins for the Roadmaster Tow Dolly with Self-Steering Wheels and Electric Brakes # RM-2000-1 can be found as part # RM-9210071-91 for the driver's side and part # RM-9210072-92 for the passenger's side. When you replace the kingpin assemblies you have to replace the axle part as well which you can see in the attached cutout from the instructions and why these part numbers are labeled as such.
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  • Adapter to go From 6-Way Round Connector to 4-Way Flat
    We have an adapter to go from a 6-way round to a 4-flat like you have with the Hopkins Flex Adapter part # HM47320. This will plug into the round socket you have at the back of your tow vehicle and convert it to the 4-way flat you have on the other side and you'd be set!
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  • How To Add License Plate Kit To 2020 Master Tow Dolly
    Some tow dollies like the Roadmaster Tow Dolly part # RM-2000-1 come with a license plate bracket. If the 2020 Master Tow Dolly did not come with a license plate bracket then you can use Trailer License Plate Mount Bracket part # LPL55CB. You will probably need to drill through the fender of the tow dolly or the frame to install it. The bracket does include a LED light to light up the license plate so you would need to splice the black wire into the running light circuit and ground the...
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  • How to Dinghy Tow a 2017 Nissan Versa
    According to page 10-17 in the online version of the owner's manual for your 2017 Nissan Versa, if the vehicle has a manual transmission then it can be flat-towed with four wheels down but if it has an automatic or continuous variable transmission (CVT), it must be towed using a tow dolly under the drive wheels. If you have the automatic or CVT transmission then I recommend the Roadmaster Tow Dolly part # RM-2000-1. This dolly has self-steering wheels to improve maneuvering and electric...
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  • Flat Towing Setup for 1984 Chevy Blazer 4x4
    Your 1984 Chevy Blazer 4x4 can be flat towed as long as it has a true transfer case neutral or if you disconnect the drive shaft. We do have the Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plate Kit - Fixed Arms # 108-1 and you can use the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,000 lbs # RM-520 along with safety cables # RM-643. Then for your wiring, I recommend the Demco Tail Light Wiring Bulb and Socket Kit with 7-Wire to 6-Wire Coiled Connector # DM9523047-54 which will bypass...
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  • Should 2005 Mini Cooper with Manual Transmission be in Gear or Neutral for Towing Behind Motorhome
    According to page 137 of the owner's manual it looks like you can only use a tow dolly to tow your 2005 Mini Cooper if it has an automatic transmission. Since you have a manual transmission you need to flat tow it otherwise you will damage the transmission. The manual doesn't say anything about what gear to put your vehicle in but I would imagine it is neutral. You will want to confirm this with your local Mini dealer. For a complete flat towing setup you will need a base plate kit,...
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  • Can a 2014 Kia Sorento GDI be Towed with a Tow Dolly
    I took a look at the online version of your owner's manual and it looks like you can use a tow dolly for your 2014 Kia Sorento GDI as long as it is 2WD. If you have a 4WD then it needs to be towed with all 4 wheels off of the ground. I do recommend checking with your owner's manual or your nearest Kia dealer to confirm this. For tow dolly applications we have the Roadmaster Tow Dolly # RM-2050-1 and # RM-2000-1. The major differences between these 2 options is that the former has a weight...
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  • Towing Capacity of 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser
    You are correct that passenger and cargo weight inside a vehicle does reduce the trailer weight it can tow. A vehicle like your PT that is intended primarily to transport people may not have much trailer towing capacity if you have a full load of passengers and cargo. I checked the online owner's manual for the 2005 PT Cruiser and the manual states (on page 242) the maximum trailer weight is 1000-lbs when the total weight of passengers, luggage and cargo is no more than 865-lbs. This...
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  • Adding Electric Trailer Brakes on a RoadMaster Tow Dolly
    There is actually an electric brake kit available for RoadMaster tow dollies with part numbers that start with 2000 or 444. It is part # RM-2000-6. You can use this kit to either replace damaged brakes on your newer RoadMaster Tow Dolly or add them to your older model.
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  • Can 2017 Kia Sorento be Towed with a Tow Dolly
    Yes, your 2017 Kia Sorento can easily be towed on the Roadmaster Tow Dolly part # RM-2000-1. I pulled up your owners manual they state it's fine on the FWD models without special instructions. To add a 7-way so that you can use the dolly's brakes you'll need the part # H20044.
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  • Recommended Dolly To Flat-Tow 2011 Volkswagen SportWagen With Automatic Transmission
    According to our research, a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta with an automatic transmission can not be flat-towed. You will need to check your owner's manual or with your dealership to verify this. You can use a tow dolly like part # RM-2000-1. The dolly has lights and electric brakes. You will need a brake controller in the towing vehicle to operate the brakes on the dolly. I recommend the P2 brake controller, part # 90885. This is our most popular because it is easy to install and operate.
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  • SMI DUO Supplemental Braking Kit Recommendation for 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    The supplemental braking system you'd want to install on your 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is the SMI DUO part # SM99251. Our installers prefer this kit over the other options we offer because of how easy it is to install and how well it works. It works great with motorhomes like yours that do not have air brakes too. I attached an install video that covers installing this kit on a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited for you to check out as well. It covers the portion that goes in the motorhome...
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  • Can 2016 Hyundai Sonata be Towed Behind Motorhome
    I did some research on your 2016 Hyundai Sonata and the only way it can be towed behind an motorhome is with a tow dolly like the Roadmaster # RM-2000-1 so there isn't a base plate kit made for the vehicle. The advantage to a tow dolly is it's about the same price as a flat towing setup, takes much less install time, and easily transferred to future vehicles as well.
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  • Replacement Ramp for Roadmaster Tow Dolly
    Yes, as long as the ramps on your Roadmaster Tow Dolly part # RM-2000-1 measure 58-1/2" long, then the Replacement Ramp for Roadmaster Tow Dolly part # RM-921000 will work for you. The ramps are sold individually and you wil need a quantity of two for both sides of the tow dolly.
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  • Can a 2011 Mini Cooper S Convertible be Flat Towed Behind a Motor Home
    I checked the owners manual for the 2011 Mini Cooper S and it says, on page 171, that models with the automatic transmission can only be towed with the front wheels off of the ground. This means that you would need a tow dolly, # RM-2000-1. Otherwise, you would need to put the Mini on a trailer. Given that it is a Mini, it would not have to be a very big trailer, just large enough and with a high enough capacity for the vehicle.
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  • Can 2019 Honda Accord Manual Transmission Be Flat Towed
    I pulled up the owners manual of your 2019 Honda Accord and Honda specifies that only manual transmission models should be flat towed behind a motorhome. I'd agree that it seems any FWD vehicle SHOULD be flat-towable but since we aren't the ones who would honor the warranty of your Accord we have to recommend you stick with Honda's recommendation. For a base plate kit that fits the Sport models of the 2019 Honda Accord with a manual transmission we have the Roadmaster part # RM-521572-4....
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid with Automatic Transmission
    Flat towing a car behind a motor home or other vehicle requires 5 basic items: a tow bar, safety cables, a lighting kit, base plates for the towed car and a supplementary braking system. Each of these is described in the linked article. We do offer base plates for the 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid. I recommend part # BX2236 from Blue Ox because it has removable draw bars. For a tow bar I recommend you use the Blue Ox Alpha # BX7380 because it includes the safety cables. For lighting you...
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  • Can Autowbrake Electric Brake Controller be Used on Roadmaster Tow Dolly
    Yes, the Autowbrake Electric Brake Controller # 3430001 could be used to activate the brakes of the Roadmaster Tow Dolly part # RM-2000-1 that you referenced. I attached a chart that shows how this would get wired to the dolly. The dolly will need to have a 7-way installed on it though since it needs a 12 volt accessory circuit ran to it. For that you'd want the upgrade kit part # e99011 which comes with everything you'd need.
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  • How to Dolly Tow a 2017 Chevrolet Trax
    According to the owner's manual for your 2017 Chevrolet Trax, you do not need to pull any fuses while dolly towing the vehicle. For front wheel drive models (FWD), the dolly towing procedure is listed as follows: 1. Put the front wheels on a dolly. 2. Move the shift lever to P (Park). 3. Set the parking brake. 4. Clamp the steering wheel in a straight-ahead position with a clamping device designed for towing. 5. Turn the vehicle off. 6. Secure the vehicle to the dolly. 7. Release...
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  • Can a 2014 Volkswagen with a 6 Speed Manual Transmission be Flat Towed
    I checked and it looks like all of the 6 speed manual vehicles made by VW in 2014 require a tow dolly like the Roadmaster tow dolly part # RM-2000-1.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2016 Smart fortwo
    We have everything you need to flat tow your 2016 Smart fortwo, but to install the base plate kit you will need do some minor fascia trimming and some minor drilling which could be an issue for your lease agreement. Typically any modification is prohibited so a tow dolly option like the part # RM-2000-1 would probably be your best option. To flat tow your vehicle you would want the Blue Ox base plate kit part # BX2004. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible...
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  • Tow Dolly Recommendation for Towing 2019 Toyota Rav4 With 2019 Holiday Rambler
    We have everything you'll need to tow your 2019 Toyota RAV4 FWD with the Roadmaster Tow Dolly # RM-2000-1. This dolly will work great too as it has more capacity than needed, brakes, and can steer. To convert the 4-way to a 7-way to operate the brakes you'll want the 7-Way Upgrade Kit part # e99011. This comes with a 7-way and a junction box to make the conversion as easy and clean as possible. The brake controller I recommend is the Prodigy P3 part # 90195 because this brake controller...
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  • Tow Lights that Wont Damage Paint on a 2012 Toyota Prius Towed on a Car Dolly
    I actually have an easier solution that does not require additional wiring and is very inexpensive. Since the magnetic lights are harming the paint finish on your 2012 Toyota Prius I recommend using Tow Partners # TLP01. Close these guys in the window of the Prius and the lights will stick to them instead of to the car! Since there are no flat towing parts for the Prius none of the other wiring kits are tested or confirmed to fit on it.
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  • Can 2013 Honda Fit be Towed with a Tow Dolly
    Yes, I did some checking and your 2013 Honda Fit with an automatic transmission can be towed with a tow dolly like the Roadmaster part # RM-2000-1. For more info on this tow dolly check out the review video I attached as well.
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  • Can 2016 Ram 1500 Automatic be Flat Towed Behind an RV and What Parts are Needed to Do So
    The 2016 Ram 1500 can be flat towed with all 4 wheels on the ground only if it is a 4x4. If you have a 2-wheel drive Ram then it can be towed using a tow dolly with the REAR wheels off the ground. This is in the recreational towing section of the owner's manual, page 711. If you do have a 4x4 then for base plates I recommend # RM-52289-4. And for a compatible tow bar I recommend the 10,000 pound capacity Blackhawk All-Terrain tow bar # RM-422. And for 10,000 pound safety cables I recommend...
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  • Options for Flat Towing a 2003 BMW 330CI Convertible
    I wish we did, but it looks like the only base plate kit we offer for the 2003 BMW 330CI won't work on the convertible models. The only option I could potentially recommend for you would be a tow dolly like the # RM-2000-1 as long as your owners manual says that your vehicle is able to be flat towed by a tow dolly.
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  • How to Tow a 2011 Ford Flex Behind a Tiffin Motorhome
    We can help you get everything you need to tow your 2011 Ford Flex, though the highest-rated weight capacity tow dolly we have is the one you referenced, the Roadmaster # RM-2000-1, which is rated to tow a maximum of 4,380 lbs. Also, please keep in mind that if your Flex is all-wheel drive, you cannot use a tow dolly at all; it will need to be flat-towed or carried on a transport trailer. Should you choose to flat tow the Flex behind your motorhome, there are a number of parts you will...
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  • How to Tow 2008 Volvo XC90 behind Motorhome
    If you have a front wheel drive model 2008 Volvo XC90 you can use a tow dolly though like the Roadmaster part # RM-2000-1 which in a lot of ways is better than a flat towing setup since it costs less and is easily transferred to other vehicles plus isn't as involved to install, but none of our base plate kit manufacturers have anything that fits your vehicle so it can't be flat towed.
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