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Roadmaster High-Low Adapter - 2" Hitches - 10-1/4" Rise/Drop - 10K GTW, 400 lbs TW

Roadmaster High-Low Adapter - 2" Hitches - 10-1/4" Rise/Drop - 10K GTW, 400 lbs TW

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Make up for the height difference between your RV and towed vehicle with this hitch adapter. Provides either a 10-1/4" drop or a 10-1/4" rise. Solid shank provides strength and durability. 1-800-940-8924 to order Roadmaster accessories and parts part number RM-048-10 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Roadmaster High-Low Adapter - 2" Hitches - 10-1/4" Rise/Drop - 10K GTW, 400 lbs TW. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Roadmaster Accessories and Parts - RM-048-10

  • Tow Bar
  • Hitch Adapters
  • High-Low Adapter
  • Roadmaster
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • 10 Inch Rise/Drop

Make up for the height difference between your RV and towed vehicle with this hitch adapter. Provides either a 10-1/4" drop or a 10-1/4" rise. Solid shank provides strength and durability.


Features:

  • Allows for proper positioning of tow bar
    • Makes up for height difference between RV's hitch and towed vehicle's base plates
    • Also lets you mount a bike rack, cargo carrier, or other 2" hitch accessory
  • Provides either drop or rise for adequate ground clearance
  • Constructed of sturdy steel
    • Solid shank for superior strength and durability
  • Resists rust and corrosion with black powder coat finish
  • Hitch pin and clip or hitch lock sold separately
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Drop/rise: 10-1/4"
  • Receiver: 2" x 2"
  • Tongue weight: 400 lbs
  • Gross towing weight: 10,000 lbs
  • Length:
    • 11-1/4" From center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch pin hole
    • 4-1/2" From center of hitch pin hole to angled brace
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


Note: This adapter is designed to flat tow a vehicle only. Do not use to tow a trailer. When using with a hitch-mounted accessory, such as a bike rack or cargo carrier, the tongue weight of your hitch will be reduced by at least 50 percent.


Most tow systems require some sort of hitch accessory to either raise or lower the tow bar to an appropriate level. The "Safe Zone" for a motor-home-mounted tow bar ranges from 3" above level to 3" below. Car-mounted models must be absolutely level. This high-low adapter can provide you with the necessary drop or desired rise to achieve a level tow bar setup.


Adapter Specs

048-10 Road Master Hi-Low Hitch Adapter - 10-1/4" - 10,000 lbs GTW; 400 lbs TW

Installation Details RM-048-10 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Roadmaster High-Low Adapter - 2" Hitches - 10-1/4" Rise/Drop - 10K GTW, 400 lbs TW - RM-048-10

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (154 Customer Reviews)

Make up for the height difference between your RV and towed vehicle with this hitch adapter. Provides either a 10-1/4" drop or a 10-1/4" rise. Solid shank provides strength and durability.

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Great option for a Honda Odyssey, in which the after market hitch receiver is quite low to the ground. Both the rise and length of this adapter allow for a cargo carrier to be raised considerably and also for the hatch to open without obstruction. Just remember to not overload the tongue (meaning no more than 1/2 the tongue weight of the hitch receiver).



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etrailer customized the RM-048-10 by lengthening the shaft so that it would fit through the bumper of our Class C RV and be strong enough to support the Stowaway 2 Cargo Carrier. It works beautifully! During travel there is some left to right wiggle that occurs with the carrier. We solved this problem with ratchet straps to secure both sides of the carrier. The hitch is stout and strong, and does the job! Of course we strengthened it with the clamps, so the hitch is solid and unmovable. With the custom hitch, the Stowaway 2 carrier is lifted enough so that it doesn't bottom out when traveling up or down steep hills. etrailer staff are very easy to work with, along with the brilliant engineers who communicated well with the exact details of the design to assure the build worked safely. It is an excellent hitch; worth the value. We're on the road again with all of our lawn chairs/tables, etc. in the cargo carrier out of the elements, instead of inside the RV. Great work, etrailer! Thank you! S&S



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The receiver hitch is exactly what I wanted but getting it delivered is another story. They lost the first one to be delivered which I had a week before I needed the hitch no problem. After they lost the first one the second one was suppose to deliver on Wednesday and I was going out of Rouen and needed it before I leave. Welll it didn’t show up till Thursday afternoon and I had to cancel my plans out of town because I bought a truck in Kansas and was flat towing my jeep home. Needless to say you might think about who you have for delivery service they are terrible



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This was the perfect height to level my tow bar to my lifted jeep. I recommend using a good quality clamp on the upper and lower receiver to stabilize the hitch assembly.



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Mounted on Jeep Grand Cherokee to lower hitch for attachment of wheelchair/scooter carrier. Does the job, and also extends the carrier further rearward, which provides sufficient clearance for the rear hatch to clear the scooter when loaded.



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It's a big drop, 10 inches. I needed to get a 35 gal. tank low enough to the ground to drain waste water from my camper and take it to the dump station without always hooking back up to the camper. The waste tank sets on the aluminum platform and is easily transported to where it needs to go. The high-low adapter is rated at 10,000 pounds and more than I need for this application but it's going to be used for other things too.



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Extremely well built piece…overbuilt for my application. My use is on an ATV to improve ground clearance when using a Titan Ramps Deer Hoist. As seen in other reviews, my hoist did not go willingly into the Roadmaster adapter due to rounded edges in the Roadmaster. The hoist has a very squared off hitch post. Figured that would happen so no star deduction from me. An angle grinder and some paint (to the hoist hitch post) should fix that issue.



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I tow my jeep wrangler with a 2-1/2" lift kit with 33 off road tires, behind with my motorcoach, the 10 1/4" rise sets my tow bar practically level to my off road Bumper. Heavy duty design works great.


Comments
Great purchase no issues
Kevin T - 08/07/2021

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It does what I expected it to do. I use it on front of truck hitch to lower bike rack I use when pulling fifth wheel trailer (back hitch isn't useable).



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High quality and paint coating. Raised the bike rack on my minivan enough so rims don't drag sometimes on roadways


Comments
Great,needed this for my bike carrier on a minivan. Raised everything up so I didnt drag carrier or bikes.
Thom - 08/26/2021

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Great adapter for raising the hitch height to put on an extension bar. A little pricey but it does the job!! Heavy duty and well made.



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Required an hi/low hitch receiver of either 6" or 10" drop, was not sure which, & a light weight cargo carrier for traveling. Called etrailer and very heloful, patient and knowledgable CSR Cathy T fixed me up. Arrived on time. No problems.



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Great product! Used this to lift ups reciever hitch basket on my Honda Pioneer. Well built and extremely fast shipping. Thank you



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I needed a raised hitch for a Polaris Ranger, worked absolutely perfect.
Heavy duty product and shipped the same day I ordered. More than happy with this hitch.



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I bought this receiver for use with my bike rack. I have a frame mounted receiver on the back of my travel trailer. Before I used the receiver, the tires from my bicycles would strike the ground going over uneven ground, such as driveways. By flipping the receiver upside down, the 10 inch rise gives me tremendous clearance to prevent the bicycle tires from striking the ground. I now use the receiver for the rear receiver on my 3500 GMC. I have used the receiver over one dozen times and have not had any issues.
The only down side, is the weight of the receiver; but for the quality and strength of the receiver, I can happily live with the extra weight.



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I needed this much drop to tow my low Ford Fiesta behind my Winnebago Sightseer. Didn't register how high the hitch was on the Winnebago when I bought it. This adapter fit the bill perfectly, got great service from the folks at etrailer, and have had no problems with the adapter.
You can't go wrong with etrailer.



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Ordered my tow bar, a 10" riser, some adapters, locks and anti-rattle brackets. Was notified that the adapters and anti-rattle brackets were on back order. Cancelled those two items and they shipped the rest. Received in two days and everything arrived in good condition. Was able to order the remaining two items elsewhere and still have everything I needed prior to leaving for vacation.
Big thanks to Chedi for working with me and getting everything shipped so fast. Great company, great people and great products. Will definitely order from them again.



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Called to ask a question about a trailer hitch riser I wanted. Got my answer and customer service guy placed my order while I was on phone. Part came quickly and was exactly what I needed. etrailer is a great on line retailer and I recommend them highly.


Comments
Still working great
Jimmyj - 10/18/2020

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Very well built! aligns my hich to the tow bar perfectly



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Product was what I wanted and quick shipping! Great price too! Thanks E Trailer!



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I have a lifted jeep that I flat tow behind RV, this keeps my tow bar at a better angle with this lifted 10".


Comments
Great
Dennis - 10/31/2020

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It says you can tow 10000lbs or 400 tongue weight
That is not safe because if you have a10000 trailor that tongue will be to much.but for my bike it is find.



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I needed this drop bar to level my towed vehicle behind the RV. This piece is extremely well built and levels the tow bar for safe towing.


Comments
Working out great. No issues.
Alan W - 05/26/2016


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Drop was too much for my RV. Ended up not using this adapter.



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I bought the trailer hitch lower kit, works very good and is solid. Bought the locking pin , easy to use and has held up in great condition. Last, I bought the load stabilizer, simple product but effective, thanks guys for being helpful and having great products


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Ask the Experts about this Roadmaster Accessories and Parts



  • 6 Inch Drop Ball Mount To Tow a Travel Trailer Level
    If you need a ball mount with a 6 inch drop to tow the travel trailer level then we have numerous options. I have included a link to them for you to the right. If you need an adapter with a 6 inch drop to flat tow a vehicle then we have # RM-048-6. The high low adapters can only be used to flat tow a vehicle behind a motor home and cannot be used for towing.
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  • Better Adapter for Bike Rack for Most Rise
    Between the 8 inch rise of the Roadmaster High-Low Adapter # RM-048-8 and 10 inch rise of the Roadmaster High-Low Adapter # RM-048-10, I recommend going with the adapter that gives you the 10 inches of rise. You are right that this is the slightly longer adapter, but only about an inch and a half longer, and that is not going to cause any added clearance problems. Since your issue is you need to clear the ground just on steeper hills, you are much better off going with what will give...
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  • Does Roadmaster High Low Adapter Change Angle of Hitch Tube for Carrying Bike Rack
    The angle of the hitch tube on the Roadmaster High Low Adapter part # RM-048-10 will match the angle of the hitch tube it is installed in. Your bike rack would not angle down unless your hitch happened to be angled down. You should note that adapter will cut the capacity of the hitch it is installed in by 50 percent
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  • Will 10 inch Drop Roadmaster High Low Adapter Work for Flat Towing Mini Cooper
    The 10 inch drop adapter part # RM-048-10 that you referenced is designed for tow bar use so it would work well for when you are towing your Mini, but it is not designed for use with a motorcycle carrier so we can't recommend you use it for that.
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  • Could Roadmaster High-Low Adapter # RM-048-10 be Used with Swagman Bike Rack
    The part # RM-048-10 can be used with a bike rack but you should note that it cuts the capacity of the hitch it is installed by 50 percent plus it weighs 24 lbs. So you'd need a hitch capacity of at least 288 lbs to carry 120 lbs of bike and bike rack.
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  • How to Choose a High-Low Adapter for Flat Towing a Fiat
    In order to choose the correct high-low adapter to flat tow your Fiat, you will need to take some measurements. With your RV and Fiat on level ground, measure from the ground to the center of your hitch receiver. Then measure from the ground to the center of the base plates on your Fiat. If the trailer hitch is higher, you will need a drop in that amount. If your Fiat is higher you will need a rise in that amount. I've added a link to a help article on measuring high-low adapters as well...
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  • How Far Off Level Can a Tow Bar Be When Flat Towing a Vehicle Behind an RV
    For most tow bars the "safe zone" between the RV and the toad is 3 inches off level. The height is measured from the ground to the center of the receiver opening and to the center of the base plate. If you find that your set up is outside of the safe zone then there are high/low adapters you can use to compensate for the height difference. I have included a link to our help article explaining the adapters and safe zone as well as a link to our selection of high/low adapters.
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  • Measuring for High Low Adapter to Flat Tow Vehicle Behind Motorhome
    The longest adapter we carry is the Roadmaster High-Low Adapter - 2" Hitches - 10-1/4" Rise/Drop - 10K GTW, 400 lbs TW # RM-048-10. I don't know if you measured from the top of the receiver opening, but this will get you 10-1/4 inches of drop from the center of the receiver tube opening. Your tow bar can have a 3 inch drop but anything further than that isn't safe due to road bumps. Make sure you are measuring from the ground to the center of your hitch receiver and from the ground to...
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  • Recommended High-Low Adapter with 14 Inch Rise/Drop
    As you mentioned in your question, the largest rise/drop high-low adapter we have available is the Roadmaster High-Low Adapter # RM-048-10, which provides a 10-1/4 inch rise/drop measurement. As you also referenced, the goal is to raise or lower the height of your tow bar to the "Safe Zone", which ranges from 3 inches above level to 3 inches below level. Obviously, you will want the tow bar to be as level as possible, but as long as you are inside this zone, the tow bar will be within its...
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  • Which High-Low Adapter Should be Used With 2017 Thor Towing 2017 Chevy Spark?
    To determine the correct high-low adapter you are going to need to know where the base plates on your 2017 Chevy Spark will be. If you do not have the base plates yet they do look to be very close in height to the fog lights and if you measure from the middle of those lights to the ground that will give you an approximation of the correct amount of drop you'll need instead of a blind guess. I have added a link to a help article on high-low adapters I recommend taking a look at, as well...
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  • Recommended High/Low Adapter for Flat Towing a Jeep Behind a Motorhome
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  • Should Trailer High Low Adapter Be Used to Level a Trailer
    Instead of a hi low adapter you would just want to go with a ball mount that will allow your trailer to be towed as level as possible. Adapters cut the capacity of the hitch they are installed in by 50 percent. I attached an FAQ that details how to pick out the correct ball mount. Picking out the correct ball mount will allow your trailer to sit as level as possible. Basically you will first measure the height from the ground to the top of the receiver opening on the hitch while on level...
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  • Drop and Length Measurements for Roadmaster 10 Inch High-Low Hitch Adapter
    The drop for Roadmaster High-Low Hitch Adapter # RM-048-10 is actually 10-1/4 inches. It measures 11-1/4 inches horizontally from pin hole center to pin hole center. From the main hitch pin hole center to the angled gusset is 4-1/2 inches. I have included a picture showing the measurements I took.
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    You want the tow bar to be as level as possible to tow the vehicle safely. You will need to measure from the ground to the bottom of the base plate arms that attach to the tow bar (when parked on level ground). Then measure from the ground to the top of the receiver opening on the RV. If the RV receiver is higher the difference is the amount of drop you will need. I have included a link to the various adapters we have.
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  • Will The Roadmaster High-Low Hitch Adapter, # RM-048-10, Work On A Blue Ox Aladdin Tow Bar
    The Roadmaster High-Low Hitch Adapter, # RM-048-10, is for a 2 inch hitch receiver opening. If the hitch on your motorhome is 2 inches and the Blue Ox tow bar has a 2 inch shank then it will work. I looked up the Blue Ox Aladdin tow bar and it shows the standard tow bar as having a 2 inch shank that goes into a 2 inch receiver. If you have the standard tow bar with the 2 inch shank then this adapter will work with your tow bar. This adapter has a 10 inch drop and can only be used with...
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  • Length of Main Shank on Roadmaster High-Low Adapter # RM-048-10
    On the Roadmaster High-Low Adapter # RM-048-10 the distance from the center of the pin hole on the shank to the front of that same shank is approximately 10-3/4 inches. From the center of the pin hole to the nearest part of the support gusset is 4-1/2 inches. So no more than 4-1/2 inches of the shank, starting at the center of the pin hole, can be inserted into the receiver. I have included a picture that has a few more measurements that should also help. Keep in mind that the use of...
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  • Maximum Tongue Weight Using Cargo Carrier & Roadmaster High-Low Adapter RM-048-10
    When using a cargo carrier, the maximum tongue weight of your hitch will be reduced by 50 percent or 400 lbs (whichever is lower) when using the Roadmaster High-Low Adapter - 2" Hitches - 10-1/4" Rise/Drop - 10K GTW, 400 lbs TW # RM-048-10. So for a hitch with a 500 lb tongue weight capacity, when using the # RM-048-10, the tongue weight capacity will be reduced to 250 lbs total. So the total tongue weight - which will consist of the tongue weight of your flat towed vehicle, the weight...
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    I have an alternate solution for you. It sounds like you have the Roadmaster Hitch Mounted Spare Tire Carrier w/ 2" Receiver Opening # RM-195225 which lowers your hitch receiver 2" and reduces your flat towing capacity to 10,000 lbs. and tongue weight by 33%. Unfortunately, you can not use another adapter like the Roadmaster High-Low Adapter # RM-048-10 (10-1/4" Rise/Drop) in that spare tire carrier hitch receiver. Your best option is going to be to remove the spare tire carrier when flat...
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    The best option I have for you to tow level with a weight distribution system would be to replace the shank with one that offers more drop/rise. The great thing about this is that these weight distribution shanks are all universal for the most part. The Curt Weight Distribution Shank part # 17120 for example offers almost 4" of drop. If you can let me know exactly how much drop you need I can make a better recommendation or you can choose from the list below. In order to find your rise/drop...
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    We do offer extender/riser combinations, also know as high-low adapters, for situations like yours. I have included a link to all of our high-low adapters for you. It will take just a couple of steps to determine which adapter is right for you. First we will start determining the rise that is needed. Since you want the setup as level as possible, you will want to measure the height from the center of your hitch pin hole on the RV to the ground and then the distance from the center of the...
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  • How to Tow a Lifted Jeep Level Behind a Motorhome
    You will absolutely need to use a high-low adapter in order to bring the connection point of the towbar more parallel with the trailer hitch receiver. The recommended distance is +/- 3" but the closer you are the better the vehicle will tow. For this, I recommend using the Roadmaster High-Low Adapter part # RM-048-10 which offers up to a 10-1/4" rise/drop. Please note that the trailer hitch side is measured using the center of the receiver tube. I have attached a review video for you as well.
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  • Will High-Low Adapter with Large Rise Affect Hitch Capacity
    Using the Roadmaster High-Low Adapter # RM-048-10 to get you within the tow bar's Safe Zone (3 inches above or below level) is absolutely fine. The 10-1/4 inch rise that this adapter provides will not negatively affect the capacity of your RV's hitch or any other component of your flat tow setup. It is designed to be used in this application and will work perfectly. I have attached a short video review of this high-low adapter that you can also check out.
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  • Hitch Adapter Recommendation For Flat Towing
    We do carry adapter bars for the very reason you are experiencing. Many tow systems require an adapter to make the tow bar more level. Normally the safe zone for towing a vehicle is either 3 inches above or 3 inches below. You want to make sure your towed vehicle is absolutely level for safe towing. I recommend the Roadmaster High-Low Adapter for Tow Bars, part # RM-048-8. It has a weight capacity of 10,000 lbs, fits 2 inch by 2 inch receivers, and has a rise/drop of 8 inches. It measures...
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