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Roadmaster Universal Diode Wiring Kit Installation - 2019 Ram 1500

Today, in our 2017 Ram 1500, we're going to review and install the Roadmaster Universal High Power Diode Wiring Kit, part number RM-152. Also in conjunction with, the Roadmaster 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flex-Coil Kit, part number RM-146-1.Now, this kit will give you all the basic functions needed to tell your Ram behind your motor home. It'll cover your running light circuit, your left turn right turn signal, and your brake signal. On a Ram, here, we actually had a piece of plastic behind the grill right here we could use to attach our six-pull connector to. We are six-pull here. It's only them for four of the circuits, but you can always take it apart, add extra upgraded circuit, like a battery charged circuit or some other indicator lights circuit as well for your braking system.It also comes with the hardware to attach it and also a metal bracket.


Roadmaster Diode 7 to 6 Wire Coil Kit Installation - 2018 Jeep JK Wrangler

Today, in our 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK, we're gonna be taking a look at and showing you how to install the RoadMaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit, part number RM-15267. If you're looking to flat tow your Jeep, there are gonna be several components for a complete setup, so we can safely get it down the road.We'll need a base plate. Here we have our RoadMaster EZ4 base plate. You'll need a tow bar to hook everything up. Here we have our RoadMaster StowMaster. You'll need wiring.


Roadmaster Diode 7 to 6 Wire Coil Kit Installation - 2019 Ram 1500

Today, on this 2019 Ram 1500, we're going to review and install the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil wiring kit, part number RM-15267. Now, this kit will give you all the basic functions needed to tow your Ram behind your motorhome. It'll cover your running light circuit, your left turn and right turn signal, and your brake signal. On our Ram here, we actually had a piece of plastic behind the grille right here we could use to attach our 6-pole connector to.We have our 6-pole here, it's only using four of our circuits, but you can always take it apart and add an extra upgraded circuit like a battery charge circuit, or some other indicator light circuit as well for your braking system. It also comes with the hardware to attach it, and also a metal bracket. In this case on the install it wasn't used, but it does come with it.


Installation of a Roadmaster Diode Wiring on a 2019 Chevrolet Colorado Rm 154

Today, we'll be taking a look at Roadmaster's diode wiring as part of a complete flat tow set up for your 2019 Chevrolet Colorado. We'll start with our base plate, which we'll be using Roadmaster's EZ5, also, the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit, and the Roadmaster 7-wire to 6-wire Flexo-Coil Kit. SMI's Stay-IN-Play Supplemental Braking System, Roadmaster's Battery Charge Line Kit, Roadmaster's Automatic Battery Disconnect Switch, Roadmaster's Falcon All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bars, and lastly, Roadmaster's 64" Single Hook Safety Cables.So, you're looking to flat tow your Chevy Colorado Well, we've got our whole set up here, and there's several components we're going to need to complete that. Let's go over those now.The first component you're going to need is your base plate. This is the interface that's going to allow your vehicle to be connected to your motorhome and pulled behind it. This base plate is easy to install.


Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring Kit Installation - 2015 Chevrolet Colorado

Today we'll be taking a look at Roadmaster's diode wiring as part of a complete flat tow setup for your 2015 Chevrolet Colorado. We'll start with our base plate, which will be using Roadmaster's EZ5. Also, the Roadmaster universal Hy-Power diode wiring kit and the Roadmaster seven-wire to six-wire Flexo-Coil kit, SMI's Stay-IN-Play DUO supplemental braking system, Roadmaster's battery charge line kit, Roadmaster's automatic battery disconnect switch, Roadmaster's Falcon All-Terrain non-binding tow bars, and lastly, Roadmaster's 64" single-hook safety cables.So you're looking to flat tow your Chevrolet Colorado Well we've got our whole setup here, and there's several components we're going to need to complete that. Let's go over those now. The first component you're going to need is your base plate. This is the interface that's going to allow your vehicle to be connected to your motor home and pulled behind it.


Roadmaster 4-Diode Universal Wiring Kit Installation - 2010 Jeep Commander

Today on our 2010 Jeep Commander, we're going to be taking a look at the Roadmaster 4 diode universal wiring kit for towed vehicles as part of flat tow setup. There are five main components for a flat tow setup for the 2010 Jeep Commander. You have your baseplate, you have your diode wiring kit, you have your braking system, your tow bar and your safety cables.Here we have Roadmaster's four diode, seven to six wires straight wiring kit. What the diode kit is going to do, it's going to allow you to transfer all of your light signals through to your Jeep Commander while you're flat towing it. Diodes are going to connect to your factory wiring behind your taillights and it's going to protect your factory wiring not only on your Jeep Commander, but also on your RV for any back feed going either way if there's a wiring issue.Now, keep in mind, these diode kits are not vehicle specific. Our customer chose this wiring kit because they have the Roadmaster All Terrain tow bar which has channels in it and it's going to allow that customer or allow the customer to slide this wire through that channel so that our tow bar and our wiring is all combined into one unit.The installation for our diode wiring kit is very simple.


Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring Kit Installation - 2018 Chevrolet Colorado

Today we'll be taking a look at Roadmaster's diode wiring as part of a complete flat tow setup for your 2018 Chevrolet Colorado. We'll start with our base plate, which will be using Roadmaster's EZ5. Also, the Roadmaster universal Hy-Power diode wiring kit and the Roadmaster seven-wire to six-wire Flexo-Coil kit, SMI's Stay-IN-Play DUO supplemental braking system, Roadmaster's battery charge line kit, Roadmaster's automatic battery disconnect switch, Roadmaster's Falcon All-Terrain non-binding tow bars, and lastly, Roadmaster's 64" single-hook safety cables.So you're looking to flat tow your Chevrolet Colorado Well we've got our whole setup here, and there's several components we're going to need to complete that. Let's go over those now. The first component you're going to need is your base plate. This is the interface that's going to allow your vehicle to be connected to your motor home and pulled behind it.


Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring Kit Installation - 2017 Chevrolet Colorado

Today we'll be taking a look at Roadmaster's diode wiring as part of a complete flat tow setup for your 2017 Chevrolet Colorado. We'll start with our base plate, which will be using Roadmaster's EZ5. Also, the Roadmaster universal Hy-Power diode wiring kit and the Roadmaster seven-wire to six-wire Flexo-Coil kit, SMI's Stay-IN-Play DUO supplemental braking system, Roadmaster's battery charge line kit, Roadmaster's automatic battery disconnect switch, Roadmaster's Falcon All-Terrain non-binding tow bars, and lastly, Roadmaster's 64" single-hook safety cables.So you're looking to flat tow your Chevrolet Colorado Well we've got our whole setup here, and there's several components we're going to need to complete that. Let's go over those now. The first component you're going to need is your base plate. This is the interface that's going to allow your vehicle to be connected to your motor home and pulled behind it.


Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring Kit Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Colorado

Today we'll be taking a look at Roadmaster's diode wiring as part of a complete flat tow setup for your 2016 Chevrolet Colorado. We'll start with our base plate, which will be using Roadmaster's EZ5. Also, the Roadmaster universal Hy-Power diode wiring kit and the Roadmaster seven-wire to six-wire Flexo-Coil kit, SMI's Stay-IN-Play DUO supplemental braking system, Roadmaster's battery charge line kit, Roadmaster's automatic battery disconnect switch, Roadmaster's Falcon All-Terrain non-binding tow bars, and lastly, Roadmaster's 64" single-hook safety cables.So you're looking to flat tow your Chevrolet Colorado Well we've got our whole setup here, and there's several components we're going to need to complete that. Let's go over those now. The first component you're going to need is your base plate. This is the interface that's going to allow your vehicle to be connected to your motor home and pulled behind it.


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Flat Towing Lighting Harness Recommendation for 2015 Ford F-150
  • The wiring is different on vehicles that have trailer wiring and ones that do not come with it at all. We see this on other vehicles that will have connections made under the hood and pre-wiring ran to back of some vehicles and on others all of that isn't there at all. In your situation there is a different style of connector than what the part # HM56009 is compatible with. Your truck has a standard round connector since you have the tow package with a factory 7-way. For lighting you...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Availability of Wireless LED Tow Light that Uses a Rechargeable Battery
  • The exact thing that you just described is the Custer Lite-It SMART Rider Wireless LED Tow Light # LIWSR1-7B. It uses magnets to install on the towed vehicle and has a rechargeable battery so you to not have to purchase AA or AAA batteries to power it. For the light functions to work you will simply need to plug in the wireless transmitter to the 7-Way on the back or your RV or tow vehicle and then flip the switch to the "on" position on the light bar. Since this is made to be installed...
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  • Can an AWD 2015 Ford Edge be Flat Towed Behind a Motorhome
  • I did some research on your 2015 Ford Edge and it looks like as long as you have a V6 engine in your AWD Edge you can flat tow it without any speed or distance restrictions. Ford does recommend starting the car and letting it idle for at least 5 minutes for every 6 hours of flat towing though. You will need to consult the owners manual for full procedures. For a base plate kit you will need the part # RM-524444-5. In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow...
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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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