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Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring Kit Review

Speaker 1: Today we'll be taking a look at the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit. Part number RM-154. That wiring kit is one of five main components of a flat tow setup along with a base plate, braking system, tow bar, and safety cables. Speaker 2: As you can see with our wiring connected to our RV, our blinkers are working in sync. Our diode kit is gonna transfer our signal from our RV. Our diodes, what they're gonna do, is they're gonna protect our factory wiring from any backfeed.


Demco Tail Light Wiring Kit Installation - 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Unlimited, we're going to be taking a look at, and showing you how to install the Demco tail light wiring kit, part number DM9523010. Whenever we're flat-towing our Jeep down the road, it's very important that our light signals match up from the motorhome and the Jeep. That way if we're slowing down or changing lanes, everybody around us knows what's going on, and we can all be safe.Our diode kit is going to take that signal from our motorhome, and transfer it to our jeep, so that they blink and turn on at the same time. The really nice thing about our diodes is that it's not going to change the outward appearance of our Jeep at all, and the fact that once we have it installed, they're not going to have any maintenance. Unlike some of the magnetic lights that we'd have to hook up, run our wire every time we want to tow, we can simply have these already in and we just have the connection cord between our motorhome and Jeep to hook up.Our diodes are also going to make sure that it protects our vehicles wiring. We don't have to worry about any short-circuits or anything that may arise on the motorhome end, because our diodes are only going to let power go through one way.


Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring Kit Installation - 2017 Ford Explorer

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Ford Explorer, you're going to be taking a look at and I'm gonna show you how to install the Roadmaster Universal High Power Diode Wiring Kit. Part number RM-154. This is what your diode wiring kit is gonna look like when you get it. You're gonna have a few 30 foot of wire with your two four pull pins on it, you're also gonna have a tether, which is gonna go from one four pull that's coming out of the front of your vehicle to the back of your RV and you're gonna get some wire. In our case, our customer already has a six pull plug that goes through a four pull. So we're just gonna be cutting one end off and running that end to the back of our vehicle and then splicing those wires into our factory tail light wiring.If you have just a four pull plug on the back of your vehicle, or maybe you have nothing on the back of your vehicle, what you're gonna do is, you're gonna take about three foot of this, you're gonna cut it off and this end is what is gonna get spliced into your RV so that your tether can provide the connection between the two.


Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit Installation - 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Speaker 1: Today on our 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Hopkins Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles, part number HM56207.Whenever we're flat towing our Jeep behind our motor home, it's going to be important that all of our lights match each other. That way if we change lanes or if we slow down, we can safely make sure that everyone around us knows what's going on. Well our wiring kit is going to do that exactly. It's going to take the signal from our motor home and transfer them directly into our Jeep's taillights. That way we're not going to have to worry about making sure that they match up.Our wiring kit's going to give us all of our basic light functions, like our taillights, our turn signals, and our brake lights. It's going to prevent us from having to hook up those magnetic lights, set everything up every time that we tow our Jeep, as well as take them down when we want to drive.


Roadmaster Diode 7 to 6 Wire Coil Kit Installation - 2011 Ford Explorer

Speaker 1: Today in our 2011 Ford Explorer, you're going to be taking a look at, and we'll show you how to install the Road Master diode seven wire to six wire flexi-coil wiring kit. Part number RM-15267. This is what your diode kit's going to look like when you get it. You get your seven to six coil flexi-coil umbilical cord. They range in 30 foot four pole wire, that you're going to run from the front of the vehicle to the back, it's going to connect directly to your existing wiring right behind your tail lights. You're going to get your four diodes.


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Tow Bar Wiring Questions and Answers

  • Can the Honda Fit Be Flat Towed Behind a Motorhome
  • The information that we have is that the Honda Fit Automatic is towable as is for the 2007 to 2011 model years. If you have a 2012 model or If you would like to let me know the year of your Honda Fit, I would be glad to check to see if it is towable or not, or you can check your vehicle owners manual to determine the towability and pre tow procedures for your specific vehicle. Honda vehicles have special procedures for towing so you should check your owners manual. The items needed to...
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  • Recommendation for Adding Taillights to Rear of Hitch Mounted Bicycle Rack
  • We don't offer anything purpose-built to install taillights on a hitch mounted bike rack, but you could effectively modify an existing system very easily. If your bike rack is steel, you could simply use a magnetic mount tow light like part # C-ATL20A. There would be some extra wire you'd need to bundle up and secure with zip ties, but the installation would be very simple. Another option would involve using a light kit designed for a cargo carrier. I'd recommend the # 59516 kit and...
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  • How Does the Steering Wheel of a Push Button Start Vehicle Get Unlocked for Flat Towing
  • For your 2011 Ford Edge you want to first consult the owners manual to determine what the flat towing procedure should be and if there are any restrictions. Typically on vehicles with push button starts to get the vehicle to unlock the steering wheel you would need to have the key in the car, and without pressing the brake of the vehicle press the start button. That will put it in ACC mode which should unlock the steering wheel. The procedure you will need to follow will be outlined...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Honda Fit Sport Automatic Behind a Motor Home
  • The best place to check to see if a vehicle can be flat towed behind a motor home is the owners manual. I found one online for the 2013 Fit from Honda and it states that you can tow the vehicle behind a motor home. There are special instructions for the automatic transmission you will want to look at so be sure to check your owners manual. You will need 5 items to flat tow your fit. First you will need base plates, # BX2253. These provide a safe mounting location for a tow bar. For a...
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  • Parts Needed to Replace All Wiring a Single Axle Cargo Trailer
  • To completely rewire your cargo trailer, I would recommend picking up a trailer light kit like the Standard Light Kit, # TL5RK, or # TLL9RK for LED lights. These kits include all necessary wiring and hardware needed to install the lights on your trailer. The LED light kit does not include clearance lights. To add clearance lights, I would recommend using # MCL31AB. The best option would be the LED lights because they only use a fraction of the power that the incandescent lights use....
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  • Are Additional Lights Required on Towed Vehicle When Using a Tow Dolly
  • Generally you don't need additional lighting when using a tow dolly that already has lights. However, it's not a bad idea to check with the local laws in the states you'll be traveling in and in Canada. Some people like to add additional lights just to make it easier to see the vehicle that's on the dolly. If you wish to add lights you'll need to splice in a tow light kit, like # EZT20B, because the trailer connector on the back of your RV will already be in use with the dolly. Unless...
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  • Can a 2013 Honda Fit Be Flat Towed
  • I have a copy of the 2013 Honda Fit Owners Manual that I found online, and it states that both manual and automatic transmission equipped Fit models can indeed be towed behind a motorhome IF the specific procedures shown are followed. You can find this information by doing a Google search on '2013 Honda Fit Owners Manual'. Be sure to read the instructions carefully and completely, as they're pretty specific and if they aren't followed to the letter, you can damage the drivetrain of your...
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  • Can 2016 Ford Fiesta Be Flat Towed Behind a Motorhome
  • According to the information I found in the owner's manual for the 2016 Fiesta, the vehicle can indeed be flat towed. You'll want to look over the procedures outlined on page 152 of the owner's manual, and follow them exactly. The procedures vary according to the transmission that the vehicle is equipped with. I'll link you to some FAQ articles about flat towing, I hope you'll find them helpful.
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  • Why Does Vehicle Battery Have to Be Disconnected to Flat Tow
  • When flat towing a vehicle you have to go by what is listed in the owners manual of the vehicle as the proper process otherwise you might damage something or end up being a danger to other motorists. Most likely you have to disconnect the battery of your vehicle so that the battery does not drain while you are flat towing it. Since the front wheels of a vehicle have to be unlocked and be able to be turned you will end up having the key of the vehicle turned on to accomplish this. Well...
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  • Recommended Wiring Harness to Flat Tow a 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL LED Lights
  • The LED lights on your 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL use the same wiring harnesses available for incanescent lights. I've linked our selection for you. I like to recommend the diode kit, part # RM-15267, because it installs a 6-way at the front of the Jeep which may be handle for other functions. Depending on what braking system you're using you may need the additional function to maintain the Jeep's battery.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Behind a Motor Home
  • From what I have found the 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited does NOT need to have fuses pulled to flat tow it. This means you will not need a fuse bypass. Consult the owners manual to confirm this and for other specific information on flat towing your Jeep. There are other items needed to flat tow your Jeep: base plates, tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking. For base plates I recommend the Roadmaster XL base plates # 1439-1. These base plates will fit without an...
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  • Recommended Wiring to Flat Tow a 2014 Jeep Wrangler 2-Door with 2005 Bounder
  • I'm glad no one was hurt in the loss of your Liberty's brave fit against the cement truck, but don't worry, I can help you equip your Wrangler with the proper products to get it flat tow ready. First, I would recommend the Hopkins wiring harness # HM56200 because we've had better luck with them not having issues after installation. This wiring harness has diodes to prevent back-feeding built in but if you wanted to install more we offer # RM-790 or # RM-690. To wire up the 4-way, that...
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  • Flat Towing Setup For 2017 Jeep Cherokee
  • He is giving you the information he knows, and isn't incorrect...but is incomplete. There are limits to the battery and that can cause issues, where the manual doesn't have that issue. However, there are many wiring kits, like the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 that will allow you the features to charge your battery while you drive so you are not limited in your hours of towing based on battery. There is a wiring tech bulletin 68321424AB from Jeep...
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  • Can a 2011 Ford Fiesta Automatic be Flat Towed Behind a Motor Home
  • I did some checking and it looks like a 2011 Ford Fiesta with an automatic transmission is good to tow as is. However, you should check with the owners manual to check for any limitations or recommendations. You will need a few things to accomplish this, the first thing being a Roadmaster EZ2 Base Plate Kit, part # 524425-1. This will install onto your Fiesta and be the attachment point from the tow bars. Next, you will need a RoadMaster Sterling All Terrain Tow Bar, part # RM-576 and...
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  • Parts Recommendation for Flat Towing a 2014 Fiat 500L
  • I pulled up a copy of the owners manual for a 2014 Fiat 500L and found that the manual transmission vehicles are okay to flat tow as long as you put the vehicle in neutral. You need to check your owners manual to double check this. The first component you will need to flat tow your vehicle is a base plate kit. For that I would recommend the Roadmaster Base Plates # RM-522014-5. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental...
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  • Needed Items for Flat Towing 2012 Honda Fit
  • For starters, you will need a tow bar and base plates. The tow bar mounts into the receiver on your Winnebago, and would use the base plates that permanently attach to the Honda Fit as an attachment point. I would recommend the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar, part # RM-520. The Falcon 2 is our best seller, and is easy to operate. The vehicle-specific base plate kit is part # 521190-1. I will link you to our video showing this kit being installed on a 2010 Honda Fit. Next, you will need...
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  • Brake Light Relay Recommendation for 2018 Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited Being Flat Towed
  • We have a brake light relay part # RM-88400 which is designes for your exact situation and is recommended when using the Blue Ox Patriot part # BRK2016 with a bulb-socket style tow bar wiring kit like part # RM-155-2 that you referenced. This would be your best option and would not require you to pull fuses for the brake lights which would only take out the third brake light anyway.
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  • Can a 2012 Honda CR-V with Automatic Transmission be Flat-Towed Behind a Motor Home
  • Both the front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the 2012 Honda CR-V with automatic transmission can be flat-towed behind a motor home. Honda cautions that before flat towing your CR-V transmission fluid level and condition be checked. If you will flat tow often or for long periods (8 hours or more at a time), then it is suggested to change your transmission fluid at shorter intervals than specified in the manual. It is also necessary to follow a pre-drive conditioning process...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2011 GMC Terrain FWD Behind A Motor Home
  • The 2011 GMC Terrain FWD can be flat towed behind your motorhome if you have the six speed automatic transmission. Also, you are correct, the Discrete Logic Ignition Switch fuse (fuse #32) needs to be removed from the instrument panel fuse box. The instrument panel fuse box is located on the passenger side of the center console, behind a cover. That fuse needs to be removed to keep the battery from being drained when towing. With that done you should be able to flat tow your Terrain with...
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  • Using E-Z Mount Tow Light Kit, # EZT20B, with a Tow Dolly Already Connected to RV Trailer Connector
  • The Roadmaster Tow Dolly with electric brakes, # RM-2000-1, also already has lights on it which is why they did not provide an additional socket for lights. It also has a 4-Way flat trailer connector with extra blue wire for the electric brakes and not a 7-Way. Since your RV has a 7-Way, what I recommend is to change the connector on the tow dolly to a 7-Way, # PK12706, and then you can use the Hopkins mutli-tow adapter, # HM47570. This connector will allow you to plug in the 4-Way...
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