Types of Roadmaster Baseplates
Classic / Cross/
Series Tow Bar Brackets -
Keeping the oldies but goodies flat 4-down dinghy towing! These old school fixed mount Tow Bar Base Plates have the older tow vehicles covered with a safe and easy hitch up with a Roadmaster Tow Bar and an RV Hitch!
A Dinghy's baseplate usually comes with either a Classic or Removable front arms(tabs) and a choice is not available.
Roadmaster makes two types of baseplates for most towed vehicles.
- Economically priced - A real value for basic towing set-up
- Computer-cut, all-steel components for exceptional strength, fit, and finish
- Easy to install with detailed instructions and excellent manufacturers support
- Roadmaster Tow Bar Base Plate Mounting Brackets use existing attachment points on the vehicle's undercarriage
- No welding!
- MADE IN THE USA!!!!
This style allows you to connect your tow bar directly to the baseplate, eliminating the need for a crossbar. This is our easiest system to connect and disconnect. If you are using a motorhome-mounted tow bar (except Sterling), this is the baseplate you should choose.
This style accommodates Roadmaster tow bars and accessories by utilizing the crossbar and/or quick-disconnect system as a mounting platform.
If you are using a Sterling or a car-mounted tow bar, you need this style of baseplate.
The Leading Cause of Tow System Failure is Towing Out of Level
TRAVEL SAFE KEEP THE TOWBAR LEVEL
Confirm the Hitch Height is Correct
High Low Hitch Adapters come in 2,4,6,8 & 10 inches
Also 5,000 - 10,000 lb Towing Capacity
SHOP SAFE AND SECURE
Unique State Road Laws That RVers Should Know
Here are five reasons why you need supplemental brakes...
• ...take the load off the motorhome so that both
vehicles brake in tandem, taking significantly less
time and distance to come to a controlled stop.
• ...relieve stress on the tow bar and the mount-
ing brackets — a panic stop without supplemental
brakes is a leading cause of tow system failure.
• ...reduce the chance of catastrophic brake failure
at the motorhome, as a result of sustained braking.
2. It’s required
According to the American Automobile Association,
most states, plus many Canadian provinces,
now require supplemental brakes if the towed weight
exceeds 3,000 pounds (see reverse).
3. Chassis warranty
Workhorse/Chevrolet will void your chassis war-
ranty if you tow more than 1,000 pounds without
supplemental brakes; Ford stipulates 1,500 pounds.
4. Wear and tear
Because they aren’t braking for two vehicles, your
motorhome brakes last longer.
5. It just makes good sense
Every other trailer on the road today — a fifth
wheel, travel trailer, boat trailer or a semi-trailer
— has its own braking system. When you’re towing
two or three extra tons, shouldn’t you have a supple-
mental braking system to stop it?