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Hopkins Tow Bar Wiring HM56208 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at a Hopkins custom taillight wiring kit for towed vehicles. This product is designed to work with certain years of the Jeep Cherokee. To insure that it is a fit for your vehicle, you can always use the vehicle fit guide, which is located at etrailer.com.This kit simply let's you wire your Jeep to accept your RV's tail, brake, and turn signal lights for flat towing situations and applications. It provides a four-way flat plug at the front of the Jeep to connect easily to your motorhome and then it uses these quick plug adapters right here, or connectors, to plug in easily and quickly. There's no cutting or splicing of wires required. The connection points for these plugs are located at the back of your Jeep behind your vehicle's taillights.This harness is also designed to prevent electrical feedback, which keeps your Jeep's electrical system safe and protected.


Custer Lite-It SMART Rider Wireless LED Tow Light Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Custer Lite-it SMART-Rider Wireless LED Tow Light. With a magnetic base it's designed to work with a seven-way connector. Part number is LIWSR1-7B.Now this is one of many situations where this light bar is going to come in extremely handy. We've got a flat tow setup here and there's not really a good wiring option available for this car. Or maybe you haul trailers often, and you know how trailers can be, sometimes the lights work, sometimes they don't. If you had this for a backup, you'd never have any down time there.


Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring Kit Installation - 2017 Chevrolet Equinox

Speaker 1: Today on this 2017 Chevrolet Equinox we'll be having a look at and showing you how to install the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Powered Diode Wiring Kit, part number RM-154. Here's what our diodes look like installed. What's great about these diode kits is this will allow you to safely and legally flat tow your Equinox behind your motor home without having to worry about attaching magnetic tow lights. These utilize what your vehicle already has in it from the factory, your existing light bulbs. The diodes will prevent any voltage from your motor home from back feeding into the vehicle's expensive lighting circuit, thus giving you the ability to treat your vehicle as a trailer, use your factory lights for your turn signals, your taillights and your brake lights. But when you arrive at your destination, you don't have to worry about doing anything special to use the vehicle normally.


Roadmaster Diode 7 to 6 Wire Coil Kit Installation - 2012 Cadillac SRX

Speaker 1: Today on this 2012 Cadillac SRX, we'll be having a look at and showing you how to install the Roadmaster Diode Kit for Towed Vehicles, part number RM-15267. This diode kit will allow you to have all the necessary and required by law lighting functions that you need when you're flat towing your vehicle behind your motor home. These diodes will also help protect your vehicle's expensive electrical components from any electrical feedback that may occur between your motor home. Now that we've gone over some features, we'll show you how to get them installed.A good time to run your wiring behind your front fascia is when you're installing your baseplate. We already did that, so we can begin hooking up our front connections. Slide the wires through it.


Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring Kit Installation - 2015 GMC Terrain

Speaker 1: Today on our 2015 GMC Terrain, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Road Master universal high power diode wiring kit, part number RM-154. Now, this is what you're going to get in your kit. You're going to have the proper wiring to go from your RV to your vehicle. You're going to have your diodes, which . what these are going to do is basically, you would splice your .. into your taillight.


Blue Ox Tow Bar Wiring Kit Installation - 2017 Ford Explorer

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Ford Explorer we're gonna be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Blue Ox tow bar wiring kit four diode, part number BX8848. With that wiring kit we're gonna be using the Roadmaster six wire trailer connector, part number RM-910030-7. This is what our wiring kit looks like when it's installed, what this wiring kit is gonna do the diodes are to keep any back feed from your trailer into your factory wiring into your vehicle. It's gonna allow you to receive lighting functions from your RV into your towed vehicle. This wiring kit's gonna give you all the proper functions you need, your taillights, your running lights, your blinkers, and your ground.It's a fairly straightforward install, let's show you how to get it done. First thing we need to do to begin our installation is we need to get under the hood, we're gonna remove these seven screws that run across the top of our fascia, we'll be using a 10 millimeter socket.


Tow Ready Tow Bar Wiring TR118821 Review

Speaker 1: Today, we are taking a look at the tow-ready taillight isolating diode system, with the four-pole connector. This combined diode system features a wire harness that allows your RV to power the lights on your towed vehicle without the vehicle sending electrical feedback to the RV. The two diode system does the work of four and protects both electrical systems. Customers offer compare this system to magnetic tow lights and they're very happy when choosing this system over other options because with this system you install it and basically forget about it. You don't have to worry about it. You don't have to worry about magnetic lights falling off the vehicle or have to deal with all the wiring of magnetic tow lights hanging all over your car.This kit comes with everything needed to wire vehicles with a two-wire system for towing behind a motor home.




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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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  • 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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  • Solution to Make the Bulb and Socket kit # BX88267 Brighter
  • I wish I had a better solution I can provide for you, but the # BX88267 just isn't a very bright system. The only solution I could provide would be to remove the LEDs of the kit and install the # RM-155-2 in place of them.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Will Supplemental Braking System and Tow Bar Wiring from RV Overload Brake Lights on Toyota Tacoma
  • Both a brake light signal from the motor home and the brake signal from the vehicle are 12 volt systems. If both are supplying power at the same time to the same circuit it would not overload it because it would not double up the power to 24 volts. You may need a brake light relay # RM-88400 to keep the Tacoma brake signal from overriding the turn signal sent by your RV. The relay is needed on towed cars with combined lighting if you are using a supplemental braking system. Combined...
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  • Do Fuses Need To Be Pulled To Flat Tow a 2011 Ford Flex Behind a Motor Home
  • Thanks for your recent order! The Roadmaster fuse bypass # RM76511 is great because all you need to do is flip a switch to activate or deactivate the fuse. It's not a requirement though and based on my research, your owners manual doesn't say anything about pulling fuses to flat tow your 2011 Ford Flex. I also checked with Roadmaster and fuses don't need to be pulled. It's still a good idea you check your owners manual just in case. I included a helpful article and installation...
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  • Wiring Kit For 2014 Ford Flex That Will Isolate Voltage From an RV
  • The best option for isolating the RV wiring from the wiring of your 2014 Ford Flex is to use a magnetic set of tow lights. I recommend using the Roadmaster Deluxe Magnetic Tow Lights # RM-2100. This wiring kit will keep the RV lighting completely separate from your 2014 Ford Flex wiring. If this is your primary concern this is the best option that we currently offer for the 2014 Ford Flex. another option we offer for a 2014 Ford Flex is Roadmaster Universal Tow Bar Wiring # RM-154...
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  • Installation Of Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring For 2011 Ford Flex
  • The Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring, part # RM-154, includes a 30-ft long 4-wire harness so it should reach the rear of your 2011 Ford Flex with no problem. I have attached a link to an installation video you can check out. When running the wiring you want to make sure you avoid any sharp edges or any areas that will become very hot and damage the wiring. The kit includes 3 ft of wire loom that can be used to protect the wiring when you run it beneath your Flex.
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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 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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  • Can Kia Soul with Manual Transmission be Flat Towed
  • Some model years of the Kia Soul with manual transmission can be safely flat towed with 4 wheels down, but you will want to check your owner's manual to confirm that your particular model year is capable of being flat towed. This should appear in your manual under the heading "recreational towing". This section of your manual will tell you if there are any required preparation steps to ready your Soul for flat towing. Safe and legal flat towing requires a number of components: tow bar,...
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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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  • 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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  • Fuse Bypass to Tow a 2014 Honda CR-V Behind a Motor Home
  • Actually, fuse bypass # RM76512 is not recommended for the 2014 Honda CR-V. The correct one is # RM76511. You should only have to pull that one fuse. But you can check your vehicle owners manual to be sure. I have included a link to a video to the right showing how the fuse bypass installs. Fuse bypass # RM76512 is listed for a 2012 - 2014 Chevy Cruze.
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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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  • 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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