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Roadmaster Tow Defender Protective Screening

Roadmaster Tow Defender Protective Screening

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Tow Defender's heavy-duty nylon screen deflects rocks, gravel, and road debris down and away to protect your towed car's finish against chips and dings. Nylon mesh lets air through which helps to keep it low and over the road. Call 800-298-1624 to order Roadmaster accessories and parts part number RM-4700 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Roadmaster Tow Defender Protective Screening. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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Roadmaster Accessories and Parts - RM-4700

  • Tow Bar
  • Vehicle Guards
  • Protective Screening
  • Roadmaster
  • Tow Defender

Tow Defender's heavy-duty nylon screen deflects rocks, gravel, and road debris down and away to protect your towed car's finish against chips and dings. Nylon mesh lets air through which helps to keep it low and over the road.


Features:

  • Fits most Roadmaster tow bars with Quick-Disconnect systems
    • Works with crossbar-style base plates
    • Not compatible with EZ5, MS, or MX series base plates
  • Heavy-duty supports and struts provide maximum cornering flexibility
    • Held in place with adjustable, shock absorbing steel struts
  • Adjust the tension to fit by simply sliding the strut mounts up or down the tow bar stinger
  • Powder coated steel resists rust and corrosion
  • Vinyl-coated mesh is breathable and durable
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: RVs with a 2" x 2" trailer hitch
  • Overall dimensions (fully extended): 40" x 72"
  • Storage diameter: 4" rolled up
  • Weight: 15 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty







4700 Roadmaster Tow Defender Protective Screening

Installation Details RM-4700 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Tow Defender Protective Screening - RM-4700

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (80 Customer Reviews)

Tow Defender's heavy-duty nylon screen deflects rocks, gravel, and road debris down and away to protect your towed car's finish against chips and dings. Nylon mesh lets air through which helps to keep it low and over the road.

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I would have rated it 5 stars had it not been for the problem with one of the extension rod locking latches. After about 8 months I noticed a clucking sound while turning. I determined that one of the extension rods was not locking causing the clunk. I contacted Roadmaster and they explained that the latch needed to be tighten. Once I performed the adjustment it worked as designed, however from the rod expanding and contracting it ripped the nylon Defender Protective Screen and now I have a damaged screen that will cost me $200 to replace.



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great service & quailty parts deliverd on time, very good experiance



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The protector screening is well made. the instructions were not very clear nor were the supporting pictures but the schematic view made it fairly easy to assemble and install with some figuring out. after finishing the install I saw that with the current height setting of the support arms, my RV ladder would rub the left support arm and therefore quickly wear out the fabric, so I took it apart and dropped it down to the bottom holes and its better now. its a shame there is not an easier way to remove it from the RV than to remove the entire roadmaster hitch from the RV. that is a downside and I may well modify it for that. All in all, this will prevent much of the rock damage in the future and will hopefully prevent me from acquiring so much road tar from pothole repairs. I recommend it and will update this review after I actually use it on the tow car in a few weeks..



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Good design, well engineered, fit together well, only issue I had was my exhaust on DP extends out the back, so I needed some more clearance which I got when I added the 2" hitch raise to level the RV to the tow vehicle. This Lang with the rock guard will save the road. All products were shipped quickly and the customer service was great. Also I saved about $100.00 by shopping with etrailer vs other well known suppliers.



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This product is easy to install as long as you follow the enclosed instructions. I have not used the Tow Defender today. However, I have friends that have used it with great results. Typically, on a class A motorhome you have mud guards that should protect your tow vehicle but they actually create a bigger problem. I purchased this Tow Defender to compliment the Roadmaster Shield which I currently own. The problem with the shield is that rocks bounce off the shield and hit the rear of the motorhome. The Tow Defender Screen will stop this.



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Have only used this a handful of times (we don't flat-tow that often), but overall it seems to be a great product. Took my time setting up, checking turns, adjusting, etc. and all went well. Very happy with this. On a 2014 Fleetwood Discovery 40G towing a 2018 GMC Yukon Denali.



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Quality construction, clear instructions, well packed for shipping and my husband had no trouble with the installation. . . With my help, of course! Can't wait to try the shield in the near future. We have a Hallmark camper that we tow the Jeep behind. Will send photo when everything is hooked up. Congratulations on a quality product.


Comments
Everything works great. Instructions were clear as were the illustrations. Well made equipment.
-- comment by: Jo-Ann R - 03/27/2014

Thanks for following up with us!

-- Etrailer Expert Patrick B - 3/28/2014


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Great customer service. Three days after I order the shield it arrived. A customer representative called me twice to let me know when it was shipped and a follow up to verify it had arrived. Haven't gone on a trip yet, but easily installation. The tow bar I attached the shield to was the Falcon/All Terrain (6000 unit). The shield model number was Roadmaster Tow Defender (4700).



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I am glad you have contacted me for my thoughts I really like the product but find it is too long from the motorhome to the tow vehicle, and we have had to put clips on it to stop it from flopping while towing. I also find the product very heavy to lift, as I have had surgery on my right wrist, and do believe it could be made from lighter structure material. I also have purchased a road master invisbrake system and can’t say enough good about that product, I really like how it works and would recommend it to anyone, it is well worth the price. Thanks



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Got my defender the day before our trip. Installed very easy and performed as I had hoped it would. Made the trip and cannot find one rock chip.Would recommend this for anyone that tows. Thanks for a great product. Dale


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Performs very well. Wish I have gotten the defender before our trip to Alaska .
Dale L - 10/04/2017



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Haven't used it on the road but installation was a breeze. Material looks heavy, well made



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Good job getting the order to me in tim e!



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Rock protector came quickly, packaged well. One part did not fit as hole was drilled too small. Needed a drill press to correct problem. Too soon for road test, looks like it will do nicely.



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Product arrived within a few days. Installation was a breeze. Be sure to check the tension and take the time to adjust if necessary.



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Installed very easily. have not towed with it yet. but I'm sure it will be helpful.



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Review from a similar Tow Defender in Accessories and Parts


Just installed. Installation video was much better than the Roadmaster directions. Seems like it should greatly reduce debris on the front of my towed vehicle. Had to drill new holes in the rear arm per the instructions due to the wider spacing on my F150 tow brackets.


Comments
Doing great a year later. This deflector really has helped keep the road grime off the front of my F150 I tow. Definitely a must have to protect your tow.
David - 03/15/2021


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Review from a similar Tow Defender in Accessories and Parts


Good product. No windshield chips or cracks since we started using it. Does get dirty so wear gloves when handling it. Was dumbfounded that Blue Ox tow bar with a Jeep Wrangler, perhaps the most common combo, required drilling. Roadmaster support was unaware too.



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Review from a similar Tow Defender in Accessories and Parts


Easy to install. High quality poly net. Mine worked great from coastal Georgia to Pikes peak. You will still have to deal with the road dust but road debris was not a problem. This is a good high quality product.



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Review from a similar Tow Defender in Accessories and Parts


We spent 3 months traveling and sightseeing across country towing our brand new 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee, we got only weeks before we left. After our travels, our Jeep still has no dings or chips and still looks brand new even with almost 10,000 miles on it. It is simple to install and connect along with keeping stowed on the hitch even when not towing.



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Review from a similar Tow Defender in Accessories and Parts


Product arrived quickly. It was well constructed. Watched the etrailer video and read through the instructions and started to install. The 2 3/8 by 1" bolts and nuts were missing otherwise I would have given it a 5 rating. Luckily I only live 1 mile from the hardware store so I went ahead and got 4 because they were only 35 cents each. Rest of installation went great and test drive was good looks like it should do the job. Ready for the trip and will follow up on performance.


Comments
Works Perfect. One 1200 mile round trip from SC to Florida and Two 2000 mile round trips to Michigan. No noticeable chips on the Wrangler. Easy to roll up and unroll for use.
Michael R - 07/27/2019



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Review from a similar Tow Defender in Accessories and Parts


Actually I haven’t pulled with it yet , but have set it up backwards since our rig is in a park and couldn’t pull it out. I’ll make final adjustments when we head out in a week. Overall I’m happy with everything every bit of protection helps


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Works great set up was easy, just followed the instructions. I have Roadmaster twist n lock base plates on my F150 set just a little wider than the available holes to lock it in place just measure twice and drill a couple new holes in the tube steel and your set. Once I found the right spot when stretched for proper tension I used a permanent paint marker by the collar so you know exactly where to tighten the collar on your tow bar. The only thing I did change were the jamb nuts on the set bolts, originals were thin I went to a standard nut to eliminate busting a knuckle.
Mike - 11/20/2021


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Review from a similar Tow Defender in Accessories and Parts


I purchased the Defender to protect our new Equinox during our trip to Alaska. I wasn't sure how it would hold up to all the gravel roads and construction typical of Alaska roads. I was extremely satisfied with its performance and ease of how quickly it attaches to the toad. We now use it everytime we tow. I did have to modify the ladder on the motorhome because the lower loop rung hung below the level plane of the defender. It was an easy modification and worth the tradeoff for the Tow Defender.


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Good as new! The durability is exceptional. We never tow without it.
Joe W - 04/16/2021


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Review from a similar Tow Defender in Accessories and Parts


The product works as promised. No complaints with the product. My only complaint is that the directions are not clear. The directions are overly wordy and the pictures are small ad zoomed in. I ended up using the picture that showed the entire Tow Defender to help me figure out installation. It seemed that some steps were missed, like attaching the screen to the bars. Some of the confusion may be because the Tow Defender can be installed on different tow bars and different RVs. Better picture would be helpful.



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Review from a similar Tow Defender in Accessories and Parts


Have driven over 5,000 miles without a mark on the toad. Would not hesitate to recommend.


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