Roadmaster Tow Bars - Hitch Mount Style - RM-522 Review

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Review of Roadmaster Tow Bars RM-522


Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar. Now a tow bar let's you tow your vehicle safely and securely behind your motor home. This one slides into a two inch by two inch trailer hitch receiver on the RV. It secures in place with the included 5/8 inch diameter pin and the included clip. The Falcon All Terrain Tow Bar features a weight capacity of 6,000 pounds, and it features the non-binding design. That's going to allow you to release your vehicle at anytime, any where.

Even on unleveled ground. That's one of the greatest advantages and features of the Falcon All Terrain Tow Bar.The unit features a large hook up radius which makes connecting a breeze at any angle. Even if your vehicle isn't perfectly lined up directly behind the RV. Or if your vehicle is on maybe uneven ground. The large hookup radius makes connecting quick and easy.

The unit also features a self-aligning design. All you have to do is hookup, drive you RV forward. The arms will then extend into rigid tow ready positions and automatically lock into place. The unit does feature the extra long telescoping arms that allow for better maneuvering and easier towing. Right now it's in a locked position.

When you're ready to unlock it or retract the arm back into this portion here, it's got the nice easy to use levers right here. That disengages it and allows it to go back into the retracted position.Now that bar, right here, this is stainless steel. The inner arms are made from stainless steel. It allows for nice, smooth, easy operation. You don't have to worry about binding.

You don't have to worry about rust or corrosion. The unit itself features a very strong corrosion resistant design. This tow bar is built to last. Has a really nice powder coated finishing on the unit. That's a high text powder coat finish that provides additional durability. Again, you don't have to worry about rust or corrosion. It's FEA tested which guarantees a strong finished product. The unit features self-lubricating nylon bushings that eliminate friction between the inner and outer arms for a longer lasting, better functioning system.One of the really neat features about the unit is sometimes with tow bars your cables get in the way. On each arm it has these tracks right here. These are called cable guides. These protect your wires and safety cables. Those items are sold separately. But it does protect those wires and cables from getting damaged or tangled. The unit also offers simple, secure storage along side the motor home. These arms come together and they fold up. Then this pivoting bolt right here engages this area right here. This is the built in storage latch. Then you can rotate it down to the side. Again, that offers a really nice storage option alongside the motor home.When you're ready to connect everything it offers fast, easy hookup and disconnect. I do want to point out that the EZ, EZ2, EZ4, Classic and XL base plates can use the included quick disconnect base which is included. This is the quick disconnect base system. It installs using the included brackets and hardware. MX, MS, and EZ5 base plates use the included pins and clips and not the included quick disconnect base system. This portion right here has these brackets on it. These brackets attach to the EZ, EZ2, EZ4, Classic and XL base plates. They provide that quick connect system. Because once these are installed all you have to do is take this bar, fits over here.You can actually leave the bar onto the base plate system. That way when you're ready to connect all you got to do is line the arms up into the brackets to secure with the included pins and clips. Like I said earlier the necessary hardware to get everything installed is included with the Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar.The product is made in the USA. Has a really nice design. Looks really good. Again, when it comes to the compatibility it will work with all Roadmaster vehicle specific base plates. But this can also be adapted for use with Blue Ox base plates with the Roadmaster tow bar. The Blue Ox Base Plate Adapter part number RM-031. It's available and sold separately here at etrailer.com.Last thing I want to mention for you is simply the arm length. We took a measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole, to the center of the base pin holes when connected to a vehicle. Fully extended that measurements 52 inches. Fully retracted it's 39 inches. That's going to do it for today's look at the Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar.


Questions and Comments about this Video

Gary

Does this tow bar come with the part that you put on your vehicle? 49615

Reply from Rachael H.

THis tow bar has a cross bar that attaches to the base plates that are the item that is installed on the vehicle. These are purchased separately and are vehicle specific. Please refer to our vehicle fit guide for additional information regarding the base plate options for your vehicle. I have included several help articles that explain some of the features of each brand of tow bars and base plates. THere are also a couple help articles that provide an overview of flat towing and some of the components needed for a complete system. 45378

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