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Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar Installation - 2014 Ford Focus

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Ford Focus, we're going to be taking a look at the Falcon 2 Tow Bar, part number RM-520. So here's what our tow bar looks like. Now this is going to allow us to safely tow our Focus behind our motor home, and get down the road and start our adventure. So, if you're looking for a tow bar that has the ability to store on your RV, you're not having to take it on and off, but also the extremely easy and simple to hook up, the Falcon 2 is going to be a great option for you.It's going to slide into the receiver hitch on our motor home, and we're not going to have to worry about a ball mount. Now on our application, we are using a high-low adapter, which is not included. Our tow bar is designed to work with two inch by two inch receiver tube openings, and has a capacity of 6,000 pounds.Now on the vehicle side, it's just going to be a simple quick hookup to our base plate, and it's going to work with all Roadmaster base plates as well as some Blue Ox base plates with an adapter that is sold separately.





Ford Focus Tow Bars Questions

  • To flat tow a vehicle you will need at least 5 items: base plates for the vehicle (its what the tow bar attaches to), a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For base plates I recommend Blue Ox # BX2654. The Blue Ox base plates are generally easiest to install. Take a look at the instructions to determine if this is an installation you can take on at home. Usually we do recommend professional installation. For a compatible tow bar I recommend...
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  • There are 5 main items you need when you are planning on flat-towing your 2014 Ford Focus. You will need base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, lighting on the vehicle, and most states now require supplemental brake systems. For your Focus I recommend the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plates, part # RM-524430-5. When you are not towing your Focus and you remove the front arms, the system is nearly invisible. The tow bar I recommend is the RoadMaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar, part # RM-520....
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  • I did some research and according to the owner's manual for your 2014 Ford Focus, it appears you do not have to disconnect the battery when towing if it has a manual transmission. The only reference I was able to find said to release the parking brake, and place the vehicle in neutral. It also states not to tow above 70 mph. There are 5 items you need when considering flat-towing your Focus. You need base plates, a tow bar, safety chains, wiring to provide lights for your...
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  • To ensure your RoadMaster Sterling Tow Bar # RM-576 stays clean when the tow bar is in the storage position, I recommend the RoadMaster Tow Bar Cover # RM-055-3. When you detach the tow bar simply wind all the cables loosely around the tow bar and set it in the storage position. The tow bar cover slides over the entire unit and clasps closed.
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  • The final authority on whether or not a vehicle can be flat-towed and if there is anything special that needs to be done is the vehicle's owners manual or manufacturer. I did some checking and it looks like on your 2014 Ford Focus with a manual transmission you would be okay to flat-tow as long as you do not exceed 70 miles per hour. It is also recommended that you start the vehicle as often as possible to prevent battery drain. There are several components needed to flat...
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  • First, you will want to use a 12 volt outlet kit, # RM-9332, and connect it to a 12 volt circuit that is hot with the key in the tow position. It has to be hot all the time and not one of the systems that shuts down like you have explained. To keep a maintenance charge on the battery I recommend using a harness such as # BX88206 with the tow bar wiring you will be using so that you can run a wire from the connector at the front of the truck to the vehicle battery. There...
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  • Yes, you can flat tow your 2014 Ford Focus behind your Winnebago. I checked the owners manual online to verify this. There are some specific procedures that you will need to follow in the owners manual to flat tow your Focus (starting on page 201 in the owners manual). You will need base plates, a two bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow the Focus. For base plates you can use Blue Ox model # BX2633. Please note that there are no base plates for...
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  • Compatibility of the Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar # BX7365 with the base plates on your 2014 Ford Focus will depend on their brand and design. If your base plates were made by Blue Ox then the Aladdin will work fine without the need for any adapters. If you happen to have Roadmaster base plates then you will need to use adapter # RM-033. The linked article includes lots of great information on each of the components required for safe and legal flat towing and may be of interest to you.
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  • I spoke with my contact at Roadmaster and when the Falcon 2 tow bar, # RM-520, is fully extended it is 55 inches long. So that is just over 4-1/2 feet. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation of the tow bar and a link to the instructions for you.
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  • When flat towing a vehicle like your 2014 Ford Focus you can periodically stop the motorhome to allow you to run the Focus' engine to re-charge its battery. If you are using a supplementary braking system like the Blue Ox Patriot # BRK2016 this unit will draw its operating power from the toad's battery and running the engine for 15 or 20 minutes will recharge it. I checked an online version of the owner's manual for the 2014 Focus and on pages 201 - 203 the preparation steps...
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  • Yes we do. For your 2013 Ford Focus the correct Roadmaster base plate kit you'd want is the part # RM-524430-4 which is a confirmed fit and will work great with the Roadmaster Tracker tow bar part # RM-020 that you referenced. I attached an install video for this kit for you to check out as well. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about...
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  • When you want to flat-tow your 2014 Ford Focus, there are 5 things you will need. You will need base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, lighting for the towed vehicle, and most states now require supplemental brake systems. Some of the items are fairly easy to install, but there may be some trimming or cutting required to install some of the components. I recommend having a certified mechanic complete the installation for you. This way you will know everything is set up properly....
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  • There are 5 components needed to flat tow your 2012 Ford Focus and those are a tow bar, base plate kit, safety cables, tow bar wiring and a supplemental braking system. The base plate for your vehicle is the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit, # RM-524430-5. You will also need safety cables, # RM-645, as they are required by law when flat towing a vehicle. You should not have a problem, but check your tow bar and make sure it is compatible with EZ5 style base plates. If it is not...
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  • The Blue Ox Adventurer, part # BX7322 is designed to work with towing vehicles that have a trailer hitch ball. It has a 5,000-lb capacity and is designed to fit a 2-inch hitch ball. When you reach your destination you will need to remove the tow bar since it will not store on the motorhome. It folds up for easy storage. Another tow bar you may consider is the Blue Ox Alpha, part # BX7365. This is a motorhome mounted tow bar which means you do not have to deal with removing...
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  • It sounds to me like you are trying to use the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar part # RM-520 on the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit part # 524413-1A without the crossbar. In order for the EZ base plate kit to work with the Falcon 2, you will need to use the Roadmaster Quick Disconnect Tow Bar Base Assembly part # 910021-00 if you do not already have one included with your Falcon 2 tow bar. The crossbar attached to the tow bar will need to be secured to the base plates on the vehicle....
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  • According to the owners manual for your 2008 Ford Focus SE with automatic transmission, the vehicle cannot be flat towed. But it can be dolly towed using a tow dolly, # RM-2000-1. I could not find any information on flat towing for the 1998 Toyota RAV4 in its owners manual. A local Toyota dealer/technician may have more information for that vehicle. If you needed to tow one of these vehicles today, go with the Focus using a tow dolly since I cannot confirm if the RAV4 can...
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  • From what I found your 2007 Ford Focus with automatic transmission will have to be towed with either all the wheels off of the ground on a trailer or by using a tow dolly to have the front wheels off the ground. I checked the owner's manual for the vehicle and it does say the same thing. It looks like the stock tire size options where either 15 or 16 inch on the 2007 Focus so I recommend tow dolly # RM-2000-1. This tow dolly has all the bells and whistles including lights,...
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  • In order to use any tow bar, you will need to install a base plate kit. The kit for your 2005 Ford Focus with manual transmission is the Roadmaster EZ Base Plate Kit, # 52491-3. To use the Tow Ready Adjustable Tow Bar, # 63180, you will need an adapter; Roadmaster Base Plate to Tow Ready Tow Bar Adapter, # RM-025. This tow bar is rated for towing speeds of 45 miles per hour or less. Also, since the recommended base plate kit is an EZ removable type, if you want to be able to remove...
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  • It looks like your 2002 Ford Focus has Blue Ox base plates # BX2173. The distance between those two prongs should be 24 inches on center. There are several recommended tow bars you could use that are compatible. The Adventurer, # BX7322 The Alpha, # BX7365 The Allure, # BX7460P Out of these options, I recommend the Alpha, # BX7365. It is a good middle of the road tow bar rated for 6,500 pounds and it comes with safety cables. Next you will need lighting unless the...
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  • According to our primary resource for flat-towing information, Roadmaster Engineering, the 2000 model year Ford Focus wagon with manual transmission can be flat towed, unless the owner's manual for your particular vehicle indicates otherwise. It is always wise to check your manual for any guidelines, restrictions or special preparations needed to safely flat tow your Focus wagon. Safe and legal flat towing requires a number of components: a tow bar, safety cables, a wiring...
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