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etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar for Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plates - 2" RV Mount - 6K

etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar for Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plates - 2" RV Mount - 6K

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Kristina F says:

Yes, if you:

  • Tow a Jeep, sedan, mid-size truck or SUV
  • Want the easiest hookup and disconnect possible
  • Like a sleek, sturdy design

No, if you:

  • Tow a larger car, truck or SUV - your loaded down vehicle may exceed the 6,000-lb weight rating
Flat tow your vehicle with the hitch-mounted etrailer SD tow bar. Independent, self-supporting arms won't fall to the ground when unfolded, and smooth operation allows for easy hookup and disconnect, even on unlevel ground. Built-in rise/drop. Lowest Prices for the best tow bar from etrailer. etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar for Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plates - 2" RV Mount - 6K part number e44ZR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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etrailer Tow Bar - e44ZR

  • Fits Roadmaster Base Plates - Crossbar
  • Telescoping
  • Hitch Mount Style
  • 6000 lbs
  • etrailer
  • Non-Binding
  • Stores on RV
  • Steel

Flat tow your vehicle with the hitch-mounted etrailer SD tow bar. Independent, self-supporting arms won't fall to the ground when unfolded, and smooth operation allows for easy hookup and disconnect, even on unlevel ground. Built-in rise/drop.


Features:

  • Tow bar lets you tow your vehicle safely and securely behind your motorhome
    • Slides into trailer hitch receiver on RV - no ball mount necessary
  • Telescoping, self-supporting arms make for fast, easy hookup
    • Arms won't fall to the ground when unfolded
    • Full articulation allows for unlimited spread to fit your application
  • Self-aligning design - just hook up and drive RV forward
    • Arms extend into rigid, tow-ready position and automatically lock in place
  • Non-binding design allows you to easily release your vehicle, even on unlevel ground
    • Trigger release on each arm easily activates, even when under pressure
  • No need for high-low adapter on most setups
    • Adjustable head tilts up or down 3" to keep tow bar parallel with road during towing
    • Shank has built-in 1-1/2" rise or drop for additional adjustability
  • E-coat finish provides corrosion resistance
  • Integrated cable mounting clips keep included safety cables off the ground to prevent dragging
    • Vinyl-coated safety cables include steel S-hooks with spring-loaded latches for added security
  • Built-in storage rod keeps coiled electrical cord (sold separately) in place and off the ground
  • Simple, secure storage alongside motorhome
    • Arms can be folded up and stored to the left or to the right, or they can be folded out with 1 arm each way
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Compatibility: works with Roadmaster crossbar-style, vehicle-specific base plates
    • XL, EZ, EZ2, and EZ4 Series (sold separately)
  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Arm length (from center of hitch pin hole at end of shank to center of base plate pin hole when lined up with arms straight):
    • Extended: 51-3/4"
    • Retracted: 39-1/4"
  • Distance between hitch pin hole at end of shank to beginning of curve in shank: 5-1/2"
  • Distance between hitch pin hole at end of shank to vertical bolt in head: 12-1/2"
  • Distance between hitch pin holes: 2"
  • Weight capacity: 6,000 lbs
  • Weight: 41 lbs
  • Lifetime limited warranty


Note: If you use this tow bar in the rise or drop position you may need to add safety cable extensions (sold separately) to reach your tow vehicle's hitch.

Necessities for Flat Towing

For the RVFor the Towed CarTo Link the Towed Car and RV
HitchBase platesTow bar
Wiring plugBraking systemSafety cables
Wiring kit/diodesWiring adapter cord

Sturdy, Built-to-Last Tow Bar

The etrailer SD tow bar is tough and built to last. Sturdy, modular steel construction offers the strength you need to pull up to 6,000 lbs. Two hitch pin holes allow you to position the tow bar closer to or further from your RV, without sacrificing load capacity.


The black powder coat finish protects against the elements and flying road debris. And stainless steel inner arms provide additional durability and allow for smooth operation. Quality-engineered pivot points and hardware ensure both strength and maneuverability.


Fast, Easy Hookup

With independent, easy-to-maneuver arms, the SD makes connecting your towed vehicle to your motorhome a breeze. Unlike most tow bar arms that move together along a single plane, the SD tow bar arms operate completely separately from one another. A vertical bolt through the head of the tow bar keeps the arms positioned one on top of the other, allowing for a more fluid hookup. The arms pivot horizontally on this bolt, allowing for an unlimited spread so that you can hook up to base plates with almost any spacing. A built-in joint at the base of each arm allows for vertical movement so that you don't have to tilt the entire head when positioning the arms.


The arms telescope for easy extension to your base plate connection points, even if your towed car is not perfectly aligned with your RV. The self-supporting design of the arms also allows you to telescope one arm out and attach it to the base plate without having to worry about supporting the opposite arm at the same time. The arms lock into place when you're ready to tow, and the extra length of the arms allows for a better turning radius. By putting more distance between your motorhome and your towed car, your entire setup will become easier to maneuver so that your towed car will track behind your motorhome without running the risk of hitting your RV during turns.


Base Plate Connection

In order to be compatible with Roadmaster crossbar-style base plates, a sturdy adapter bracket is included for compatibility with the ends of each tow bar arm. This bracket attaches to the base plates using the included hardware and provides a tight, stable connection for a safer and more dependable towing experience.


Non-Binding for Simple Disconnect

The built-in trigger releases make it easy to disconnect the SD. Tension can build up in a telescoping arm when the RV and towed vehicle are not perfectly aligned. Engaging the trigger on each arm releases pressure and allows the arms to telescope freely, making it easy to disconnect the tow bar from the base plates, even if you are at a hard angle or out of level.


Each trigger release latch is positioned on the side of the tow bar arm. This allows for a comfortable yet firm grip, unlike latches that are positioned on the tops of tow bar arms, which can be difficult to grab. This out-of-the-way placement of the latches also creates a clean look for the tow bar.


Straight, Vinyl-Coated Safety Cables Included

Two straight, vinyl-coated safety cables provide added protection should the tow bar ever disconnect during towing. The cables are held off the ground by the included mounting clips. These clips keep the cables from dragging on the ground, preventing damage and tangling. Steel S-hooks with spring-loaded latches connect each cable to your towed vehicle's base plates and to your motorhome's trailer hitch.


The tow bar also offers a convenient storage rod for securing your coiled electrical cord (sold separately). The rod holds your power cord neatly out of the way and up off the ground.


Versatile, Secure Storage

Independent arm movement also allows for storage versatility. Easily store the tow bar out of the way, alongside your RV. The arms can be folded up to the right or to the left, or you can fold one arm to each side so that they are parallel to your motorhome's bumper. Just pivot each arm into position and a peg at the base of the arm will snap into a built-in tab, latching the arm in place so that you don't have to worry about it coming unfolded during travel.


For added protection, slip on the etrailer tow bar cover (e99008 - sold separately) while the tow bar is folded up either to the left or the right against your RV.


Guide to Flat Towing

Flat towing your vehicle is much more convenient than using a trailer or a tow dolly. These other options take up much more storage space, leaving you less room both at home and at the campsite. In addition, securing your vehicle to a trailer or tow dolly can be a hassle and more time consuming than hooking up with a tow bar.


There are 5 basic components needed when flat towing a vehicle: a tow bar, a base plate kit, a safety cable set, tow bar wiring, and a supplemental braking system.


Towing Basics

The tow bar links your towed car to your motorhome. It attaches to the custom-fit base plates that install on the frame of your towed car. Safety cables ensure that your towed car does not separate from your motorhome in the event that your tow bar becomes detached. Tow bar wiring allows your towed vehicle's signal lights to sync up with your motorhome's tail lights, which is required by law in most states. Finally, the supplemental braking system - also required in most states - brakes your towed car when the brakes in your motorhome are activated, preventing wear on the motorhome and decreasing braking distance for your entire setup.


etrailer Technical Support

At etrailer we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your tow bar. The technicians at etrailer perform flat tow installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.



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Customer Reviews

etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar for Roadmaster Crossbar-Style Base Plates - 2" RV Mount - 6K - e44ZR

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (86 Customer Reviews)

Flat tow your vehicle with the hitch-mounted etrailer SD tow bar. Independent, self-supporting arms won't fall to the ground when unfolded, and smooth operation allows for easy hookup and disconnect, even on unlevel ground. Built-in rise/drop.

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One word. Fabulous! The SD tow bar is a superior product. I don't want to say bad things about the most popular tow bar out there, but etrailer SD is just better engineering. Watch the video for the product. My Roadmaster base plate was installed by Dave C. Of [company] with great expertise. See the pics




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I purchased parts to turn my 2007 Minni Cooper into a toad. After selecting the items I was able to have an initial conversation to verify I had selected the correct parts. I had a few questions along the way and there were a couple pins missing from one item. All these conversations were super helpful and I achieved a perfect install. Thanks to the etrailer team. Best customer service I’ve ever experienced. Especially in the last few years.




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So much easier to hook up and unhook tow car with this towbar!




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Review from a similar SD Non-Binding in Tow Bar


I love this townar is is so quick and simple to hook up..
I would highly recommend this product




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Review from a similar SD Non-Binding in Tow Bar


Upon close inspection, the tow bar appears to be extremely well made. The powder coating is evenly applied without any thick, thin, or bare spots and the baseplate adapter hardware seems to be of comparable high quality. As soon as I work out a couple of fascia clearance issues with my Blue Ox baseplate installation, I'm looking forward to trying it out.


Comments
Im still very pleased with our etrailer SD Non-Binding Tow Bar. It worked flawlessly in a trip up and down the East Coast earlier this year and were soon to give it an extended workout in a two-month Tour of America we have planned for September and October. I have no reason to expect anything but continued great performance from it.
Jim S - 07/25/2022


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Review from a similar SD Non-Binding in Tow Bar


This has been a really good purchase! I had everything professionally installed and from the easy hookup to the actual towing experience I have been completely satisfied. And I appreciate that the etrailer tow bar saved me a lot of money.




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Review from a similar SD Non-Binding in Tow Bar


We have not had a chance to try this -- hence the 3 stars. It looks like a good well built unit with the features I expected. However -- be aware. After a week of putting together the tow car with base plate, wiring and so on I wanted to test it. It was then I discovered that I did not have the pins to attach the tow bar to the baseplates. When I called to get them sent I was told that in the description that it states that these are sold separately. It seems that not including these would be inconceivable and now I need to wait an additional 2 weeks for them. I reviewed my order with etrailer to make sure I had not missed anything, and this was not pointed out.

Make sure you buy Pins! Roadmaster base plate pins (RM-910029 - sold separately)


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Typically the base plate pins do not come with the base plate, but with the tow bar instead. However, with this particular Tow bar set up [e74ZR] the pins are sold seperately. As mentioned the pins for the Roadmaster Direct-connect Base Plate kit [RM-522114-5] are part # RM-910029
Replacement Base Pins with Chains and Clips for Roadmaster Tow Bars - Qty 2
$25.85
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-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 03/15/2022


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Review from a similar SD Non-Binding in Tow Bar


1st, the package with “Blue Ox” plates did not include the 3/8-16 nuts ??. [I have doubled nutted the bolt].
The install was straight forward.


Comments
The tow bar comes with all the hardware needed to install. I will have our customer service team reach out to you so we can have any hardware missing replaced for you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 07/07/2022


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Review from a similar SD Non-Binding in Tow Bar


Love the non-binding setup and the way it stows. Holds the cables and power cord in ace with no dragging g.




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Review from a similar SD Non-Binding in Tow Bar


Works just as described. If anything was better it would be that the neck drop was variable to not have to purchase a separate drop down connection. It is not that far off but just enough. With an extension I drag that extension in low spots so I took it back off and the connection from my motorhome to Jeep is not exactly within the described tolerance but works well from my experience.




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Review from a similar SD Non-Binding in Tow Bar


Very pleased with the purchase. Trying to get ready for a trip and the other hitch has been on delay. Just couldn't wait any longer. The person that helped with the exchange was very helpful and understanding to my situation. It arrived very quick so I have time to work on getting the final details taken care of. Thank you so very much for the help.




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Review from a similar SD Non-Binding in Tow Bar


Easy to install 20 minutes to remove bumper.40 minutes to set base plate and drill 2 9/16 holes then put bumper back on and tighten back down.




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Review from a similar SD Non-Binding in Tow Bar


Easy to use and I like the way it stows. Also the safety cable hangers on the arms are a very nice touch, no dragging safety cables




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Review from a similar SD Non-Binding in Tow Bar


Overall the tow bar does what it is supposed to do. It’s sturdy and flexible and has not let us down in its primary duties. However the locking pins and bright yellow plates are extremely prone to become badly bent during normal use. This is a clever system to restrain the tow bar arms when the unit is parked out of the way when not being used to tow your toad. Even taking great effort not to misalign the pins and slots things still get bent. It’s just not the best system IMHO.




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Review from a similar SD Non-Binding in Tow Bar


First tow bar so as far as I'm concerned it met all of my requirements. Needed a drop-adapter for my '16 Smart ForTwo to tow safely behind my '14 Class C.




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Review from a similar SD Non-Binding in Tow Bar


After gaining some experience and knowledge about flat towing, I found that Danielle at etrailer helped me select the perfect towbar for my purposes.
Thank you Danielle and etrailer.




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Review from a similar SD Non-Binding in Tow Bar


Was able to travel a lot of states with the hook up, all worked as expected and I appreciate all the help Roger gave me. Will definitely purchase from etrailer in the future.




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Review from a similar SD Non-Binding in Tow Bar


We did 7,000 miles this summer towing our Jeep. Many of those miles were through the Rockies and Sierra Nevadas. The tow bar worked perfectly - not a single issue.




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Review from a similar SD Non-Binding in Tow Bar


I saved a ton of money doing this job myself. The job was not bad at all. I saved about a little over $4000 with the complete installation including tow bar, base plate and invisibrake system.




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Review from a similar SD Non-Binding in Tow Bar


I love this tow bar, I have one that is probably 10 years old minimum and bought this one to replace it, easy to hitch and unhitch without binding!




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Review from a similar SD Non-Binding in Tow Bar


I just got a chance to install on my Motorhome but haven't had a chance to hook the car up and take it for a spin. Not sure when that will happen.




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Review from a similar SD Non-Binding in Tow Bar


Great product and fair pricing. Complex, but easy install. Very happy with the purchase and highly recommend.




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Great service



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Info for this part was:

Employee Lindsey S
Edited by:
Lindsey S
Employee Jeff D
Installed by:
Jeff D
Employee Jacob T
Video Edited:
Jacob T
Employee Dustin K
Video by:
Dustin K
Employee Wilson B
Updated by:
Wilson B
Employee Noah M
Updated by:
Noah M
Employee David F
Test Fit:
David F
Employee Bradley B
Test Fit:
Bradley B
Employee Kristina F
Written by:
Kristina F

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