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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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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. Lowest Prices for the best trailers from Roadmaster. Roadmaster Tow Dolly with Electric Brakes - 4,250 lbs part number RM-2050-1 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Roadmaster Trailers - RM-2050-1

  • Tow Dolly
  • 4250 lbs
  • Roadmaster
  • Powder Coated Steel
  • Wheel Decks
  • 8-1/2W x 12L Foot
  • Cars/Trucks/SUVs

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



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  • Does Roadmaster Tow Dolly Come With One Or Two Wheel Nets Included
    The Roadmaster Tow Dolly with Self-Steering Wheels and Electric Brakes, part # RM-2050-1 comes with two adjustable wheel nets. The wheel nets included with the dolly will work with 12-inch to 16-inch tires and includes ratchets to secure the vehicle to the dolly. I have attached a link to a product review video for the tow dolly you can check out.
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  • Can 2016 Chevy Equinox be Towed on Tow Dolly like Roadmaster RM-2050-1
    Yes, according to my research on your 2016 Chevy Equinox LTZ it can be flat towed with a tow dolly like the Roadmaster part # RM2050-1 and weighs less than the capacity of this dolly so this would be a great option for you.
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  • Tow Dolly Option for Vehicle without Base Plate Kit Fit
    I wish we had a base plate kit confirmed as a fit for your vehicle but at this time we do not. If your vehicle can be towed on a dolly (see owners manual) we do have a tow dolly. For that you would need part # RM-2050-1.
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  • Does the Roadmaster Tow Dolly part # RM-2050-1 Come Assembled
    The Roadmaster Tow Dolly part # RM-2050-1 does not come assembled. You will need to put several components together to install the dolly. If you check out the install instructions you can see the entire process.
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  • Can 2005 Volkswagen Passat be Towed Behind RV
    Everything I looked up for your vehicle says that it has to be towed on a tow dolly and can't be towed with all 4 wheels on the ground. We do have a tow dolly that would work well though. For that you would want the Roadmaster Tow Dolly part # RM-2050-1 as long as your wheels are smaller than 17 inch diameter which would work great as it comes with brakes, ramps and taillights.
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  • Can 1999 Mazda B3000 Manual Transmission be Towed on Tow Dolly
    Yes, since your 1999 B3000 has a manual transmission it can be towed on a tow dolly like our Roadmaster Dolly part # RM-2050-1.
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  • Can a 2013 Chevrolet Spark with Auto Transmission be Flat Towed Behind a Class C RV
    I have a solution for you, but the 2013 Chevrolet Spark cannot be flat towed with all 4 wheels on the ground. Flat towing this vehicle on all 4 wheel will cause damage to you transmission. To tow your vehicle behind your Class C RV your best option will be to use a tow dolly like the Roadmaster Tow dolly with Electric Brakes, # RM-2050-1. The Roadmaster tow dolly will allow you to tow your Spark with the front wheels of the ground. With the front wheels off the ground there will be no...
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  • Can 2001 Ford Windstar be Flat Towed Behind an RV
    Based on the online owner's manual (page 183-184) for your 2001 Ford Windstar, Ford does not recommend that these front-wheel drive vehicles be flat towed behind a motorhome with all 4 wheels on the ground. For towing the vehicle, using a tow dolly like the Roadmaster # RM-2050-1 is going to be the best option. The owner's manual does state that the vehicle can be flat towed in an emergency situation only (with a maximum speed of 35 mph and a distance of up to 50 miles).
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  • Tire Sizes Compatible with Roadmaster Tow Dollies RM-2050-1 and RM-2000-1
    The tow dolly products from Roadmaster that we offer, parts # RM-2050-1 and RM-2000-1 (Discontinued), will work with most vehicles whose wheels are between 12- and 16-inches in diameter. Oversized tires like those on many Wranglers are not compatible. My contact at Roadmaster confirmed the maximum TIRE size that will work with these dollies is 30-inches diameter x 11-inches width. Your tires are too large for these tow dollies.
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  • Can Ford Focus Be Towed with Tow Dolly Thor Vegas
    Yes, a tow dolly like the Roadmaster part # RM-2050-1 would work well with your Thor Vegas towing a 2014 Ford Focus. The weight capacity of the Vegas wouldn't be an issue and front wheel drive cars can easily be flat towed in most cases.
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  • Solution for Towing 2012 Hyundai Elantra Automatic Transmission Behind RV
    I did some checking and it looks like it is not flat towable with 4 wheels down on the ground since you have an automatic transmission. Instead you'd have to use a dolly like the Roadmaster # RM-2050-1 which although looks expensive will actually cost less than a flat towing setup plus there's hardly any install time.
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  • Recommended Tow Dolly for 2009 Mini Cooper Clubman John Cooper Works Edition
    We do not have a fit from any of our manufacturers for baseplates confirmed to fit your 2009 Mini Clubman John Cooper Works model. They haven't had any to test fit, so with the knowledge that it has a longer wheel base and thus changes made to the frame they can't confirm a fit without testing. My recommendation to tow it behind your motorhome is to use the Roadmaster Tow Dolly with Electric Brakes - 4,250 lbs # RM-2050-1. This will allow you to tow your Mini without any changes needed...
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  • Should 1994 Ford Taurus be in Park When Towing Using Tow Dolly
    When towing your front-wheel drive 1994 Ford Taurus with a tow dolly like the Roadmaster # RM-2050-1, you will need to put the vehicle's transmission in park. This is so the vehicle cannot move around on the dolly and so the steering will be locked. You should also make sure that the emergency brake is off.
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  • Tow Dolly Recommendation for 2013 Kia Sorento 4 Cylinder
    I did some checking and it looks like your front wheel drive 2013 Kia Sportage can only be towed with a tow dolly. You can't tow it with all 4 wheels down on the road. We have the Roadmaster Tow Dolly part # RM-2050-1 which is a great option that would work well. Flat towing setups are typically more expensive than this dolly and can't easily be transferred to future vehicles like this dolly can so it's not a terrible option. Plus there's no in-depth install like the tow bar setups can have.
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  • Is Roadmaster Tow Dolly # RM-2050-1 Made in USA
    The Roadmaster Tow Dolly # RM-2050-1 that you referenced is entirely made in the USA so it would be a great option for you. I attached a review video for this as well.
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  • How To Tow a Chevy Trax Behind Your Motorhome
    You won't find base plates for a Chevy Trax because they cannot be flat towed. The FWD version needs to use a tow dolly like the Roadmaster Tow Dolly with Electric Brakes - 4,250 lbs # RM-2050-1. The AWD needs to be towed on a trailer with all 4 wheels off the ground. Not following these instructions can damage your transmission. If you have the FWD version, the tow dolly option is definitely not a bad one as it is less expensive than a complete flat towing system in many cases, but...
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  • Can 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage with Automatic Transmission be Flat Towed
    I did some checking and it looks like your 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage can only be towed with a tow dolly since you have the CVT automatic transmission. You could use the part # RM-2050-1 for that. Tow dollies are typically about the same price as a flat towing setup yet require much less install time and are easily transferred to future vehicles unlike tow bar setups.
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  • Solution for Towing 2011 Kia Sorento Front Wheel Drive with Automatic Transmission
    I did some checking and if you have an automatic transmission 2011 Kia Sorento FWD with a 4 cylinder you have to use a tow dolly like the # RM-2050-1. 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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  • Recommended Tow Dolly Compatible with Multiple Vehicles
    To tow multiple vehicles, we have the Roadmaster Tow Dolly with Electric Brakes - 4,250 lbs # RM-2050-1. Each vehicle will have its towing ability listed in its owners manual and it is vehicle specific on how it can or cannot be towed. The 2015 Dodge Charger needs to be towed with all 4 wheels on a trailer whereas the 2015 Kia Sorento FWD is compatible with either dolly listed above according to the owners manual.
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  • Recommended Tow Dolly to Transport a 2018 Nissan Sentra
    A 2018 Nissan Sentra is a front wheel drive vehicle and has a CVT. This stands for continuaously variable transmission. According to the owners manual, you must place the drive wheels of this vehicle on a dolly to avoid damage. If you will be towing this vehicle, I recommend the Roadmaster Tow Dolly with Electric Brakes - 4,250 lbs # RM-2050-1. If your 2018 Nissan Sentra is a manual transmission, then you can flat tow it with four wheels down, but the automatic transmission models would...
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  • Compatibility of Roadmaster Tow Dollys and Speed Bumps When Loaded
    The Roadmaster Tow Dolly with Electric Brakes and # RM-2050-1 will have a ground clearance of about 5 inches when loaded depending on the height of your hitch ball on your trailer. The range for this is 18-20 inches and if you are at 18 inches, you will have more clearance at the rear of the ramps. Depending on the height and depth of the speed bump, you may or may not have the clearance you seek.
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  • Assembly of Roadmaster Tow Dolly with Electric Brakes
    There is going to be assembly required when putting together the Roadmaster Tow Dolly with Electric Brakes # RM-2050-1. I have sent you the link to the instructions which goes into detail about what you are going to need to do but it is going to require you to put together the hub assemblies, fenders, wheels, wiring harness and ramps. I've added a link to some install videos for you to take a look at as well.
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  • Is Trailer Breakaway Kit Required for Tow dolly
    You do ask a good question. A breakaway system is not required when using the Roadmaster Tow Dolly. And yes, there would definitely be a risk of the towed car jackknifing if the dolly brakes engaged after the trailer decoupling. The rear of the towed car could come around sideways and make a bad situation worse. My technical contact at Roadmaster confirmed that the above information is correct.
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  • Option for Flat Towing 2004 and 2006 Honda Insight
    The only option we carry for flat towing your 2004 and 2006 Honda Insight is with a tow dolly like the part # RM-2050-1. What's great about a dolly is that you aren't forced to buy more than one setup to tow both cars. You would need to check owners manual of both vehicles to determine if using a tow dolly is okay.
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