The world's first illuminated towbar
|A truly non-binding tow bar made from beautifully-styled aluminum, it includes internally-routed safety cables and power cord, an attractive black matte finish and solid stainless steel inner arms — all the while maintaining an impressive 8,000 lb. capacity.|
It's the first tow bar designed for Roadmaster's EZ5, MX and MS tow bar mounting brackets, which incorporate the strength of the crossbar into the mounting bracket so no crossbar is required.
Aesthetically, the Nighthawk emulates the clean, sleek look of the Sterling™ All-Terrain tow bar, with which it shares many performance and convenience features.
Unique to the Nighthawk, however, is the brilliant row of amber lights along each tow bar arm — in both a literal and figurative way, you could say the Nighthawk is lighting the way forward.
The Nighthawk's performance features include:
• Embedded LED lights — When it's dark, the Nighthawk's LEDs provide a blanket of illumination around the tow bar, increasing safety and making it easier to disconnect in the dark.
• The largest hook-up radius in the industry — means you don't waste time lining up your towed vehicle.
• Truly non-binding tow bar — disconnects first time, every time.
• Built-in channel guides — support and protect the safety cables and power cord.
• T6061 aluminum out arms — beautifully-styled aircraft grade aluminum. No rust, EVER.
• Solid inner arms — Solid stainless steel inner arms for smooth, trouble-free operation and easy maintenance. Stainless steel looks better, lasts longer and prevents corrosion that binds.
• Patented one-step storage latch — fold the tow bar and it locks in place.
• Nylatron bushings — eliminate metal-on-metal friction for less wear, and a smoother ride.
• Black matte finish — attractive, durable and textured for easy grip.
• Fully equipped — includes the safety cables and power cord.
Strength, in spades
A unique eggshell design distributes pressure throughout the tow bar, making the Nighthawk the world's strongest aluminum tow bar.
Freedom Latch™ non-binding technology
No more binding! (or skinned knuckles, or “#%?#^@?*!!!”)
If everything has to align perfectly to release your tow bar, ask yourself this question: Why are you making life easy on your tow bar? Shouldn’t it be the other way around? The plain fact is, unless you’ve got a pair of Freedom Latches, your tow bar locks are eventually bind. And they’re going to do it at the worst possible moment. So avoid that whole unpleasant scenario and get a Non-Binding tow bar. Like this one.
A patented cam design inside the Freedom Latch transforms linear motion into rotary motion at a 400-to-1 ratio — five pounds of force against the latch equals 2,000 pounds of force against the lock. So you’ll never have to straighten and align your towed vehicle and motorhome to release the tow bar — the Freedom Latch releases the tow bar at any angle or bind — first time, every time. No other tow bar manufacturer makes towing this simple.
Includes safety cables and power cord
• 6- to 7-wire power cord with one 6-wire plug (attached), one 7-wire plug and the 6-wire electrical socket
• Heavy-duty, drop-forged steel hooks with spring-loaded latches connect the cables at the motorhome. A vinyl coating prevents the cables from scratching or chipping the tow bar.
• Coiled cables and power cord mean you will never need to purchase a longer version to accommodate deep drop hitches or extensions
Every FEA design is displayed as a full-scale, three-dimensional object, which engineers can rotate and study on the screen as they apply thousands of pounds of force across the load-bearing components. Stress in the steel is pinpointed, and the design is manipulated to remove it. The result is an optimized design, in both materials and components, which has been tested and verified at maximum linear strain.
| ROADMASTER was the first towing products manufacturer to use computerized testing — as well as “real world” physical testing — to ensure structural integrity, longevity, and the safety of your family. ROADMASTER’s computerized testing method is called “FEA,” which stands for “Finite Element Analysis.” |
If that sounds complicated, that’s because it is — FEA is the same method NASA scientists use to test their new designs. The automotive, architectural and biomedical industries, among others, also use finite elemental analysis.