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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 Dolly
  • Roadmaster
  • 4380 lbs
  • 136L x 94W Inch
  • 2 Inch Ball Coupler
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 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


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



RM-2000-1 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RM-2000-1 Installation instructionsRM-2000-1 Installation InstructionsAlternate Instructions RM-2000-1 Installation instructions


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


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




Video Transcript for RoadMaster Tow Dolly with Electric Brakes Road Test

Here you see it being pulled behind an RV. The front tires are strapped down, securing the vehicle to the tow dolly, while the vehicles rear tires are free to spin. The tow dolly provides a smooth ride, even around corners. Note how the tires track with the RV as it turns.


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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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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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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  • What Gear Should a Front Wheel Drive Car Be In When Towing On a Tow Dolly
  • When towing a front wheel drive car like your 2008 Honda Accord on a tow dolly like the RoadMaster Tow Dolly # RM-2000-1 you want to put the car in park and be sure to have the emergency brake OFF.
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  • What is the Average Vehicle Tow Dolly Width
  • Most modern tow dollies are either wide enough to handle most any late model vehicle that can be placed on a dolly or width adjustable to accommodate a variety of vehicle styles. The RoadMaster Tow Dolly with Electric Brakes, # RM-2000-1, is one of the latter. It adjusts from 93-1/2 inches to 101-1/2 inches. That is 7-3/4 feet to 8-1/2 feet. There are not too many vehicles that are wider than this and that can also be placed on a tow dolly.
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  • How to Tow Kia Soul with Automatic Transmission
  • Since the Kia Soul with automatic transmission cannot be flat-towed with all wheels on the ground, your best option for towing your Soul is to use a towing dolly, such as the RoadMaster Tow Dolly with Electric Brakes, part # RM-2000-1. This product is adjustable to fit many vehicles, and includes electric trailer brakes, radial tires, adjustable wheel nets, tail/brake lights and a 6-way round trailer connector. Since the front wheels are kept off the ground there is no need to alter your...
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  • Towing Front Wheel Drive Vehicle Using Tow Dolly
  • As long as the vehicle you're towing has front wheel drive, the back wheels will simply freewheel. Towing a front wheel drive vehicle using a tow dolly would be perfectly acceptable. Be sure the front wheels are up on the dolly, don't tow the vehicle backwards.
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  • When Using a Tow Dolly, Should the Vehicle Being Towed Be In Park or Neutral?
  • When towing a Front Wheel Drive vehicle like your 2014 Toyota Corolla with a Tow Dolly like Roadmaster's Tow Dolly with Self-Steering Wheels and Electric Brakes, # RM-2000-1, you will tow with the vehicle in park. With your front wheel drive vehicle in park, turn off your ignition and remove the key. Turn your steering wheel so that it clicks into a locked position. If it will not lock, you will need a steering lock like # WICL303RED. To finish securing your vehicle, prior to attaching...
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  • Parts Needed to Tow a 2018 Ford Edge Behind a Motorhome
  • I checked out the owner's manual for your 2018 Ford Edge and it does say on page 241 that you can flat tow an all-wheel drive (AWD) Edge but if you have a front-wheel drive (FWD) Edge you need to tow it using a dolly or with all 4 wheels off the ground. For an FWD Edge I recommend using the Roadmaster Tow Dolly # RM-2000-1 which has self-steering wheels and electric brakes. To activate the brakes you will also need a 6-Way connector like part # PK11604 or a 7-Way connector like part...
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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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  • Can Rear Wheel Drive Car Be Towed Backwards on a Tow Dolly
  • A vehicle should not be towed backward on a tow dolly because if the steering wheel is left unlocked, the car would fishtail all over the place. If the steering wheel was locked, the steering linkage would break at the first sharp turn or the first bump you hit which would also cause the vehicle to fishtail. Your best bet would be to tow the vehicle from the front and disconnect/remove the driveshaft. The only way around that would be to place the vehicle on a trailer.
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  • How To Dinghy Tow A 2017 Jeep Renegade
  • I do have a way in order for you to flat tow your 2017 Jeep Renegade, however the only way this is possible according to the manufacturer is by using a tow dolly. Unfortunately, the Jeep Renegade is not compatible being flat towed with four wheels down. In order to flat tow your vehicle, you will need a tow dolly such as the Roadmaster Tow Dolly with Self-Steering Wheels and Electric Brakes part # RM-2000-1. In order for this to be done, you must tow the vehicle with the front wheels...
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  • Replacement Fender with Built-In Light for Tow Dolly
  • We do offer some replacement fenders for a Roadmaster Tow Dolly. If you have a Roadmaster Tow Dolly # RM-2000-1, you will use # RM-921003 for the passenger side and # RM-921002 for the driver's side. If you have the Roadmaster Tow Dolly # RM-2050-1 with electric brakes, then you will use # RM-922005 for the passenger side and # RM-922004 for the driver's side.
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  • Can a 2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk be Flat Towed
  • According to page 295 of the owner's manual for a 2018 Jeep Compass you cannot flat tow a Compass but you can use a tow dolly with the Front Wheel Drive (FWD) version though. To tow your Compass with a tow dolly you will need to either use the Roadmaster Tow Dolly part # RM-2050-1 or part # RM-2000-1. The difference between these 2 part numbers is that part # RM-2000-1 has self-steering wheels which makes it much more maneuverable. You can choose to just use the basic lighting functions...
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  • Dinghy Towing a 2011 Chevy Equinox Behind a Motorhome
  • The Roadmaster # RM-523160-5 Base Plate Kit is designed to fit your 2011 Chevy Equinox so that you can flat tow it behind your motorhome. Another option would be to use a tow dolly, # RM-2000-1. This tow dolly comes with electric brakes, safety cables, adjustable axle and ramps, and adjustable wheel nets. I have included a link to the installation details below. If you decide to use base plates, there are a couple more items you will need before you can safely tow the Equinox. For...
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  • Can Any Kia Vehicle Be Flat-Towed
  • For Kia vehicles, flat-towing would depend on the models and how they are equipped. For example, a 2012 Kia Soul can only be flat-towed if it has a manual transmission. If the 2012 Soul has an automatic transmission, a tow dolly like part # RM-2000-1, or a trailer is recommended. To be sure about the possibility of flat-towing any vehicle it is always a good idea to check the owner's manual or with the dealership. Many auto manufacturers have specific requirements for flat-towing their...
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  • What Is the Weight of the RoadMaster Tow Dolly and What is Coupler Height
  • I called RoadMaster and got the following weight measurements. The weight of the dolly is 620 pounds. The shipping weight is 794 pounds. I have sent an update email to have this information corrected on our site. The trailer tongue and coupler height are fixed, they are not adjustable. A ball mount should be selected that has the proper rise or drop so that the dolly is riding level on the axle. The coupler height is 18 inches on the dolly. So you would need a ball mount that would keep...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Jeep Patriot Behind a Motor Home
  • According to the owners manual for the 2014 Jeep Patriot in the recreational towing section, you can only flat tow the vehicle if it has a manual transmission. If it is an automatic it cannot be towed with all 4 wheels on the ground. It can be towed on a tow dolly, such as # RM-2000-1, with the front axle on the dolly. This only works for front wheel drive models and would work with manual or automatics. And of course, the third option is to tow the vehicle on a trailer with all 4...
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  • How to Tow a 2018 Toyota Camry SE Behind a Motorhome
  • According to the owner's manual for your 2018 Toyota Camry SE, the vehicle cannot be flat-towed with all four wheels down. Therefore, we would not have a base plate kit for your vehicle nor do I see any manufacturer making them in the near future. In order to tow the vehicle behind a motorhome you would need to use a tow dolly. For a tow dolly, I recommend using the Roadmaster Tow Dolly part # RM-2000-1. The Roadmaster Tow Dolly has everything you need to hit the road with your motorhome...
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  • Procedures and Requirements to Flat Tow a 2017 Chevrolet Cruze
  • According to the owner's manual for your 2017 Chevrolet Cruze, the F15 (02 sensor), F23 (Windshield washer/ Rear windows), F26 (Transmission), and F27 (Blank) fuses must be pulled while being towed to eliminate battery drain. All of the other vehicle functions will remain on and in working order but the above items are not needed while being towed. In order to eliminate physically pulling the fuses each time you tow your vehicle, you can install the Roadmaster FuseMaster Fuse Bypass Switch...
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