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RoadMaster Blackhawk 2 All Terrain Tow Bar Installation - 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

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How to Install the RoadMaster Blackhawk 2 All Terrain Tow Bar on a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Hey everybody, how's it going Today we're going to be going over the Road Master Black Hawk Two All Terrain Tow Bar, here on our 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500. So the Black Hawk is really gonna be the perfect pick for the Silverado here because this is a 10,000 pound rated tow bar which we're gonna need for such a large vehicle here. So a lot of the other tow bars on the market are gonna max out much lower. Some of them 5,000, 7,500 pounds. Granted, we might be able to get away with a 7,500 pound tow bar here on the Silverado, but having that extra 10,000 pound capacity is really gonna give us peace of mind here that we're not maxing out the capacity of our tow bar with our big truck. So in regards to compatibility, this particular tow bar is gonna be specifically designed for the Road Master Direct Connect style base plates, which are what we have here.

If you have a base plate from another manufacturersuch as Demco, Blue Ox, you can still use this tow bar,but you're also gonna need an additional adapterfor that as well. But so long as you have the Road Master Direct Connects, it's gonna be direct plug and play here, you don't have to buy anything else. So if we take a closer look at our arms here, number one you're gonna see a nice hammered powder coated finish which is gonna help protect our tow bar over time from rust and corrosion, keeping it nice and new. Tow bars definitely get abused, they're constantly banging them on the ground, banging them on the vehicle, so having a nice, dirty, or nice sturdy powder coat there is really gonna help keep your tow bar looking in tip top shape. On the outside of the arms here we have these integrated channels.

These are great because you can run your safety cables through them, as well as your electrical umbilical cord here, that way it's not dragging on the ground, you don't have to worry about any wire management, everything is gonna be built into the tow bar arms. And then here, we have our release levers here. So this is due to the non-binding design of this tow bar here. So once you arrive at your campsite your arms are gonna be locked out, and if you're not completely flat they can be kind of hard to pull your pins out of your tow bar arms. Well what you're gonna do is, you're actually just gonna engage this lever here.

This is gonna break all the tension free from the arms allowing you to easily slide that pin out, so you can get your tow bar off your vehicle and head into town. So speaking of unhooking, this is very simple. We're gonna have a pin on this side, pull that out. Pull your large pin out. And this is the one we we're talking about that can be hard to remove if you have tension on your tow bar arms.

But just go ahead and remove this side. We're gonna have our safety cables as well. These don't actually come with the tow bar though. Neither does the electrical cord so, just keep that in mind. We'll go ahead and remove this stuff, and then we obviously just need to do that same thing on the other side here. So same process in reverse. Very simple. And then once we get everything unhooked here, we can actually show you the storage feature of this tow bar. So this is really great. You're gonna pay attention to this bolthead here, in this little keeper. So we're just going to lift our tow bar arms up. Just like this. I'm going to collapse them together, like so. And then I'm just gonna align that keeper there. Sometimes with these newer tow bars it's a little bit harder to line everything up. But there you go, you can see it just locks into place. And then we can flip the arms on either side to store them. And what I recommend is, I just like to wrap my safety cables and my electrical connector around the tow bar arms, and actually put my pins back into the ends here just so we keep track of them when we're not losing them. And as you can see here, when we need to head in town, we have a nice clean setup on our motor home here. We don't have to worry about storing this somewhere else. It's actually just gonna be attached to the vehicle. Now, if we look at the actual connection to the motor home, you'll see it's secured with a standard hitch pin and clip which comes with the tow bar. However, these tow bars are pretty expensive so I actually recommend ditching this and upgrading to a locking hitch pin and clip. We have plenty of options for, from etrailer here for that so, it's just an extra piece of mind, extra bit of peace of mind here. So you can make sure nobody comes up runs off with your tow bar. So we've showed you how to unhook the tow bar, now we'll go ahead and show you how to hook it back up. Pretty much just the same thing in reverse. Very simple. Go ahead and pull them up so we can release that little clip there allowing us to extend them down. I'm gonna spread them apart here. Remove that pin that we installed. Keep that nearby though. Go ahead and line everything back up. We need to center them there to line up our pin and clip. So that's it for this side. And then we'll just go ahead and hook back up our safety cables, as well as your breakaway switch. Any other accessories that you're gonna have and just repeat that same thing on the other side and you're good to go. And that's gonna do it today for our look in installation of the Road Master Black Hawk Two All Terrain Tow Bar here, on a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500..

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