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Roadmaster High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 8" Rise/Drop - 10K GTW, 400 lbs TW

Roadmaster High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 8" Rise/Drop - 10K GTW, 400 lbs TW

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  • Tow Bars
  • Hitch Adapter
  • High-Low Adapter
  • Roadmaster
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 8 Inch Rise/Drop
Make up for the height difference between your RV and towed vehicle with this hitch adapter. Provides either an 8" drop or an 8" rise. Solid shank provides strength and durability. Call 800-298-8924 to order Roadmaster accessories and parts part number RM-048-8 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Roadmaster High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 8" Rise/Drop - 10K GTW, 400 lbs TW. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.


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Roadmaster Accessories and Parts - RM-048-8

Make up for the height difference between your RV and towed vehicle with this hitch adapter. Provides either an 8" drop or an 8" rise. Solid shank provides strength and durability.


Features:

  • Allows for proper positioning of tow bar
    • Makes up for height difference between RV's hitch and towed vehicle's base plates
    • Also lets you mount a bike rack, cargo carrier, or other 2" hitch accessory
  • Provides either drop or rise for adequate ground clearance
  • Constructed of sturdy steel
    • Solid shank for suprerior strength and durability
  • Resists rust and corrosion with black powder coat finish
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Drop/rise: 8"
  • Receiver: 2" x 2"
  • Tongue weight: 400 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 10,000 lbs
  • Length:
    • 4-1/2" From center of hitch pin hole to angled brace
    • 7-1/4" From center of hitch pin hole to back of receiver tube
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Note: This adapter is designed to flat tow a vehicle only. Do not use to tow a trailer. When using with a hitch-mounted accessory, such as a bike rack or cargo carrier, the tongue weight of your hitch will be reduced by at least 50 percent.


Most tow systems require some sort of hitch accessory to either raise or lower the tow bar to an appropriate level. The "Safe Zone" for a motor-home-mounted tow bar ranges from 3" above level to 3" below. Car-mounted models must be absolutely level. This high-low adapter can provide you with the necessary drop or desired rise to achieve a level tow bar setup.






048-8 Road Master Hi-Low Hitch Adapter - 8" - 10,000 lbs GTW; 400 lbs TW



RM-048-8 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details RM-048-8 Installation instructions


Video of Roadmaster High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 8" Rise/Drop - 10K GTW, 400 lbs TW


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




Video Transcript for Roadmaster Tow Bars RM-048-8 Review

Today we'll be reviewing RM-048-8, this is the Road Master High Low Hitch Adapter, traded at 10,000 pounds when it comes to weight capacity. It's going to have maximum ton weight of 400 pounds. This is designed to fit a two inch by two inch trailer hitch. The opening on the receiver itself is a two inch by two inch opening. If we take a measurement of the drop measuring from the top edge of the receiver tube to the top edge of the receiver tube it's going to give us a drop of eight inches. This can be used in the rise or dropped position, so if you flip it over to the rise position it's going to also give you an eight inch rise. Let's go over a few measurements real quick.

We're going to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest point here on the angle brace. That measurement is going to give us a measurement of five and a half inches. If we measure from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest point here, that part that's welded on. That's going to give us a measurement of three and a half inches. The distance from one pin hole to the other, center on center, is going to give us a measurement of nine and seven eighths of an inch, and up top here we're going to take a measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the shank, and that's going to give us a measurement of two inches. If you we're to go at a straight angle from one pin hole to the other, a forty five degree angle, you're going to come up with a measurement of about twelve and a half inches.

You can see here on the back side that this is a solid shank, it's a solid piece. It is going to require a five eighths inch pin and clip or a hitch pin and lock. We do sell those at etrailer.com, you can go to our website and type in part number PC3, it's going to refer you to a great option that's going to be a five eighths inch pin that's going to come with a clip. Please keep in mind that this is not for use with any type of trailer, this is designed for use with tow bars only. Again, it's going to give us a weight capacity of 10,000 pound with a maximum ton weight capacity of 400 pounds. That's going to do it for today's review of part number RM-048-8, this is the Road Master High Low Hitch Adapter.

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Customer Reviews

Roadmaster High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 8" Rise/Drop - 10K GTW, 400 lbs TW - RM-048-8

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (157 Customer Reviews)

Make up for the height difference between your RV and towed vehicle with this hitch adapter. Provides either an 8" drop or an 8" rise. Solid shank provides strength and durability.

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Excellent product ! Super heavy duty and has performed flawlessly .. 610082



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Great selection of hitch adapters. Just what I needed to lower a dirt bike carrier on a lifted truck. Shipping was fast and free. 520374


Comments

Be aware that the adapter has a 400 lb tongue weight capacity. This means that the dirt bike and the carriers combined weight cannot exceed 400 lbs.

-- Mike L - 06/12/2018

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The only thing I have changed is to have an additional receiver welded on top to carry a bike rack. The drop was perfect to tow my 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT 404904



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The product solved my problem by lowering the attach height on my motorhome making it level with that on the vehicle being towed. 250920


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I feel that the design limit for the torque this attachment imparts on the motorhome trailer hitch exceeds the design limit of the motorhome hitch. A few hard stops seem to have bent the motorhome hitch a little. I am towing a 4k lb vehicle with a 2015 Winnebago Vista.

Walter - 05/21/2017

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Thanks for the feedback. It is always that the lowest rated component of the towing system be the determining factor for any towing situation. I looked on-line and it looks like your 2015 Winnebago Vista could have been equipped with a hitch rated for up to 5K from the factory. Please confirm that the hitch is rated appropriately for the vehicle you are towing. Additionally a supplemental braking system like the Roadmaster Even Brake # RM-9400 is recommended. If you do have a braking system it may need some adjustments for more effective braking of your toad. I have also included a link to one of our help articles that explains all the individual components of a flat towing system for your reference.

-- Rachael H - 7/5/2017


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I use this product as a means of lowering my motorcycle rack on the rear of my Class A motor home, thereby making the bike somewhat easier to get off the rack. So far I have no complaints or criticisms, the 8" hi-lo adaptor does precisely what I wanted it to do. 502965


Comments

Be aware that using an extender like the # RM-048-8 will lower the tongue weight capacity of your hitch by 50 percent. Because the load has been moved further away from the receiver, more leverage is being applied to the hitch.

-- Mike L - 05/01/2018

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The hitch is A1 , just as advertised. It was shipped out the day after I ordered it and arrived in Canada in a week , very pleased as we have used this company before and will again in the future. 150703


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Everything I purchased from you is still working like new a year later , Im very impressed with the quality of your products , thanks again

Hal S - 09/14/2015

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Im very happy with all the products I have purchased from you . Everything is working perfectly , the products are of very good quality . Thanks again

Hal S - 09/15/2015

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Just received the order - everything was perfect! Fast shipping and appears to be a great product. Fits perfectly and solves my towing height issue. Being used with Blue Ox products (much less expensive option, and rated for more weight). Excellent value and customer service (called prior to my order, ordered via web, and received follow up). Will definitely use them again should the need arise! 130446


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One year later and still very happy with my purchase as well as the service I had received. Great stuff!

Tom S - 05/13/2015

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Not only was this product as good as I expected it arrived two days earlier than I expected I have always appreciated prompt service I would definitely do business with these people again 570152



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I received the 8” High/Low adapter for Tow Bars within days of ordering. I probably should have realized that I would need to order the “Quiet Hitch” stabilizers to eliminate the “play” that is common to a receiver hitch. This “play” is magnified with a lengthy and tall hitch riser like the RM-048-8. 569141



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The drop hitch arrived very quickly and looks great. I have not used it yet, but I will update the review after I have used it. 568258



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Awesome, well made adapter.............you can't go wrong using this product if it's what you need to tow. 628644



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This has worked well. Seems well built\sturdy. I needed it to match the bumper height of my lifted Jeep tow bar to my truck hitch. My truck hitch with my camper on was too low. The Jeep came up over the towbar and rear ended my camper after braking for a dip. This hitch makes the truck hitch the same height as the Jeep tow bar connection 610596



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Price/product and delivery all excellent 595942



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Great quick service right on time as etrailer said it would arrive. Incredibly strong construction I am sure this adapter will not break like my previous one from another company. Finish is excellent not surel it is power costed or painted but it looks very durable and a nice glossy black. I am using it for a 60”x35” aluminum cart that I carry items on, hay bales, deer, furniture etc. this is with my truck. Very pleased! Recommend highly. Oh, and the 8” rise or drop is great. I use it as a rise for more ground clearance for my cart 584510



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I see if it fits, looks great! 567095



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The tow mounts on our Explorer Sport Trac were 9 inches lower than our RV stinger receiver. This Roadmaster 10k 8 inch drop really fit the bill. 563940



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Delivered promptly very good service this is the second time I've ordered from you trailer would recommend them ordered 8 inch drop down receiver for my RV so I could tow my Jeep but my base plates from etrailer very satisfied 560223



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The perfect solution to keep my blue ox tow bar parallel with the ground, that is, at or above the level of my toad vehicle's mounting point (2012 Jeep Rubicon with 2.5" lift and 35's). 556550



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Fit SUV Without a problem dropping cargo hauler to the correct height for my Wheelchair. I would recommend product for anyone with same problems. I will return to purchase if I need additional hitch equipment. 549693



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The adapter to lower my hitch solved the problem. The anti-rattle device made the connection firm and solid. 539820



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Thanks for the great products and fast service. I purchased items to complete the connections for towing behind motorhome. 518671



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Totally is what I wanted. Great hitch! 502879



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Good quality product as advertised. More importantly I called Kim in early afternoon on a Thursday and she got it out right away. Had it the next day. Awesome service! 493903



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Although I just needed to shim it up to keep the wiggle down, its doing the trick with the bike rack. Still need to try it out with the camper when I head back out to work. 487479



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Adapter was shipped on time. Perfect fit for my Blue OX Alpha tow bar 467453



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Half The Price Of other retailers And The Same Material And Workmanship Excellent Quality Fast Delivery ... etrailer Always The Best Deal For Me 467372



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George I can thank you enough for the quick delivery my wife has AlS and I now can get her out to enjoy the outside world without being house bound thanks again Jim Penkala LT Boston Fire Dept 460591



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Just what I needed! Easy to install and leveled out my towed vehicle to the towing vehicle. 458494



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Great product and service 456731



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Great product. Crazy fast shipping. Thank you! 432974



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Again etrailer had the part I needed and sent it to me right away. 427390



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I use a 4" drop down for my mobility scooter carrier. My SUV hitch was too high to allow me to run the scooter up onto the carrier. The drop down made the carrier hight perfect. The drop down is strong and very stable. Noe I can travel and be moble at my destination. 413827


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The down is still meeting my needs and is serving very well.

Clark B - 08/02/2018

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Great hitch adapter...well built and sized as advertised. I was disappointed with having paid $30 extra shipping for 3 day delivery, only to have it take 6 days to arrive, from the time I was notified that it had been shipped. This delayed our leaving on our trip by 2 days. etrailer has always delivered great products and service; not sure what happened this time. 404197



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Very usefull!! 403438


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Great .. Just Watch your Weight Ratings.

Ronald L - 07/09/2018

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Order received as promised. Quality as expected and advertised. Order processing and follow up is excellent. I have placed many orders with etrailer and they are very consistent in serving the customer. 396475



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Just received it today. I like the solid steel shank and seems to be well constructed. I put my Delco Commander tow bar on it and wouldn't slide in all the way. I just had to tap it in and it was good. In a way that's good because there's no play in it to cause sway. My Jeep should tow perfectly level now. 396351



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Well designed user friendly sit, comprehensive product line with reasonable prices.Great customer service Wish more retailers were as good as these guys. Will use them again as the needs arise. 395642



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yep great marketing and easily understood explanation of product. Makes it easy to shop and not have to spend too much time looking for stuff! 388347



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I'm refurbishing a 1996 truck camper and luckily needed exactly 8 inch rise from my truck hitch. This will allow me to use a cargo carrier for my generator. This product is solid and I recommend it (and other sizes like it) for your hitch. I paid a few extra dollars to get it in 3 days, right on time. George from etrailer updates my orders via email, excellent service., 384394



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Work great! 384006



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Online ordering a breeze, and my hitch was here in a few days! This was the second item purchased from this company, and each order was a pleasureable experience, not to mention the best price I found online. 382993



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Good quality! 381538



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The produce was expcected, and the delivery was quick and as scheduled. 377217



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This is the 2nd road master high/low adaptor I have purchased. The first one was for my tahoe and it woks great! The 2nd one is for my Silverado and I expect the same reliably as the 1st. Well worth the price. 375781



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Ordered a 10 inch drop and did not use over the winter. In spring I found out it was too low and needed an 8 inch drop. Return policy only good for 60 days, which I unfortunately now have 2 drop hitches. 373302



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I have used receiver hitch once so far and this product has performed as I had hoped it would. The hitch is and will be used to pull a truck behind a motor coach while traveling around the country. 370025



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Got tis product when it was told I would get it. Looks good, and is everything I needed. Thank you dor the good service. 368782



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the drop receiver is exactly what I needed. the price was the lowest I found, the delivery was quick, and the customer support is excellent 367808



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Have not used it yet, but it is just what i wanted, good design and very well built. Will give us many years of service, thankyou! 363700



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Product arrived exactly as described and on time. Excellent customer service and follow up. Highly recommend this company for all trailer components. 362525


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  • Can a High-Low Trailer Hitch Adapter # RM-048-8 be Used To Raise up a Cargo Carrier
  • The Roadmaster High-Low Hitch Adapter, # RM-048-8, is only designed for tow bar applications. I do have another, more cost effective solution. You could use the Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount, # D210. Though it is designed to tow while carrying a cargo carrier or bike rack, you can use it to just carry a cargo carrier. The rise on the receiver is not as high as the High-Low adapter, but the receiver portion has a 350 lb tongue weight.
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  • Availability of Hi-Low Adapter to Lower Receiver Height of Motorhome
  • If you're needing to lower the receiver for a tow bar that you're using to flat tow a vehicle, Roadmaster offers several High-Low Hitch Adapters that would get your towbar within the recommended 3 inches of level. For a 10 inch drop use part # RM-048-10. For an 8 inch drop use # RM-048-8, for a 6 inch drop use # RM-048-6, for a 2 inch drop use # RM-048-4 and for a 2 inch drop use # RM-048-2. These adapters shouldn't be used for towing a trailer. For a bike rack or a cargo carrier, Blue...
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  • Availability of Hitch Extension To Keep Pickup From Hitting RV When Being Flat Towed
  • The Roadmaster High-Low Hitch Adapter, part # RM-048-8, will extend the truck further away from the RV, but it will also change the height of your tow bar connection. It has a 8 inch rise or drop which will either raise or lower the tow bar connection of your pickup to the RV. If you have a level connection now you will not want to use the # RM-048-8 to extend your vehicle away from the RV. The end of the tow bar that attaches to the base plates on the vehicle should not exceed a rise...
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  • What are the Dimensions of the Roadmaster 8 inch High - Low Hitch Adapter for Towing My 2004 Jeep
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  • High/Low Adapter with an 8 Inch Drop to Flat Tow a 2012 Chevy Equinox and Bike Rack Recommendation
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  • Can High-Low Adapter be Used for Towing a Car Dolly Behind an RV?
  • The Roadmaster High-Low Adapter # RM-048-8 is used for flat towing and not for towing a trailer or dolly. Instead you would need to use the hitch on your 2017 Winnebago Vista and the a ball mount with the correct rise or drop.In order to choose the correct ball mount, there are a couple measurements you'll need to take. First, make sure both your Winnebago and the tow dolly are parked on level ground; you'll then want to measure from the ground to the top of your hitch receiver. Next, measure...
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  • Can a Roadmaster High-Low Adapter be Used with a Kawasaki Mule for Off-the-Road Towing
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  • Adapter Needed to Tow Bruno Chariot with a 2018 Ford Transit
  • Dual hitch receivers and adapters like parts # RM-077-8 and # RM-048-8 are meant to be used for flat towing only but I do have a solution for you. The Gen-Y hitches basically give you additional receivers at varying heights and they can be used for towing and accessories. For your application we have the Gen-Y Adjustable 2-Ball Mount w/ Stacked Receivers # 325-GH-314. This fits a 2" trailer hitch and offers 7-1/2" of drop/rise. It is rated for 10K towing and 1.5K tongue weight although...
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  • Low Hanging Front Mount Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 GMC Sierra 2500HD
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  • Complete Flat Towing Set Up for 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500
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  • Can High/Low Hitch Adapter Be Used with Yakima Four Timer Hitch Bike Rack
  • Hitch adapters like Roadmaster high/low adapter # RM-048-8, which provides 8-inches of rise or drop, will give you more clearance but all such adapters also cost you half of your hitch's rated capacity. The loss of hitch capacity from use of an adapter results from the longer distance between the hitch tube and the actual load. Extending that distance applies more leverage on the hitch tube and this results in the hitch being able to handle only half as much weight. If the combined weight...
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  • Can the Roadmaster High-Low Adapter Be Used with Kuat Bike Rack for Rear Hatch Clearance
  • The Roadmaster High-Low Adapter # RM-048-8 can be used with a bike rack. However, when using with a hitch-mounted accessory, such as a bike rack or cargo carrier, the tongue weight of your hitch will be reduced by at least 50 percent. For example, if your vehicle's trailer hitch has a tongue weight rating of 350 pounds, when using the high-low adapter, the hitch can only handle 175 pounds of tongue weight. This reduced tongue weight includes both the weight of the rack and the weight...
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  • Which High-Low Adapter For Honda Odyssey being Flat Towed Behind 2008 Bounder 35H
  • Since ground clearance is limited and the part # RM-048-8 will get you within the 3 inches up and down of being level that would be your best option. I attached a help article on how to pick out the correct high-low adapter as well.
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  • Using Mobility Chair Carrier on Taller Vehicle That Has a 2-Inch Hitch
  • We do offer a range of high/low 2-inch hitch adapters like the Roadmaster # RM-048-8 that provides 8-inches of drop or rise. The trouble with adapters is that they have the unavoidable side-effect of cutting your hitch's capacity by 50-percent. This is a result of the change in geometry and leverage that occurs from adding in the adapter. Let's say your hitch's safety sticker indicates a tongue weight (TW) capacity of 500-lbs. If you were to use an adapter you'd end up with a halved...
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  • Will a Blue Ox Immobilizer Anti-Rattle Work on a Roadmaster High Low Adapter
  • Yes, the Blue Ox Hitch Receiver Immobilizer II # BX88224 is compatible with the Roadmaster High-Low Adapter # RM-048-8 that you referenced. These two products would work well together. I attached review videos for both for you to check out as well.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2017 GMC Terrain
  • Flat towing your 2017 GMC Terrain without adaptive cruise control or active air shutters is going to require a number of parts; which I will list for you. And you were also correct that the active cruise control and air shutters does affect fit somewhat but everything I list is going to be compatible for your '17 Terrain that does NOT have those features. - Base Plate Kit: Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit # RM-523184-5 - Tow Bar: Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar # RM-522 -...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow 1986 Chevy G30 Van
  • To flat tow your 1986 Chevy G30 van you are going to need a number of parts, starting with a base plate and tow bar. Since there are no vehicle-specific base plates for your van I recommend checking out the Curt Tow Bar with Adjustable-Width Arms # C19745. This comes with clevis mounts that need to be bolted on the van, and will require you have or fabricate a flat area on the frame, as you can see by the accompanying cut out of the linked directions. Also note that this tow bar and...
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