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Demco Commander II Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox and Curt Base Plates- RV Mount- 2" Hitch-6K

Demco Commander II Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox and Curt Base Plates- RV Mount- 2" Hitch-6K

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The smart design of this tow bar makes it easy to use. The arms support their own weight while you hook up and swing easily to either side for storage. Integrated safety cables keep your setup organized. Convenient built-in rise/drop. Great Prices for the best tow bar from Demco. Demco Commander II Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox and Curt Base Plates- RV Mount- 2" Hitch-6K part number DM9511012-BX can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Demco Tow Bar - DM9511012-BX

  • Fits Blue Ox Base Plates
  • Fits Curt Base Plates
  • Telescoping
  • 6000 lbs
  • Hitch Mount Style
  • Demco
  • Non-Binding
  • Stores on RV
  • Steel

The smart design of this tow bar makes it easy to use. The arms support their own weight while you hook up and swing easily to either side for storage. Integrated safety cables keep your setup organized. Convenient built-in rise/drop.


  • Safely bring your vehicle along behind your RV
  • Self-supporting arms won't fall to the ground as you're hooking up
    • Smoothly extend and pivot to reach the base plate
    • Automatically lock into towing position when you pull forward
  • Extra-long arms help you make tight turns
  • Built-in rise/drop and tilt ensure tow bar is level during towing
  • Quick disconnect, even on rough terrain, with non-binding levers
  • Organized setup
    • Straight safety cables are integrated into the tow bar
    • Storage rod keeps electrical cord (sold separately) off the ground
  • Effortless storage: swing arms to the left or right and they'll lock in place
  • Compatible with Blue Ox and Curt base plates with included adapters
  • Steel construction with an E-coat finish resists corrosion
  • Made in the USA


  • Fits: Blue Ox and Curt base plates
  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Arm length (from center of hitch pin hole at end of shank to center of base plate pin hole when lined up with arms straight):
    • Extended: 51-3/4"
    • Retracted: 39-1/4"
  • Built-in rise/drop: 1-1/2"
    • Head tilts an additional 3" up or down to keep tow bar level with the road
  • Weight capacity: 6,000 lbs
  • Weight: 41 lbs
  • Safety cable rating: 14,000 lbs
  • Lifetime limited warranty

Demco Tow Bar Dimensions

Note: If you add a hitch extender to your setup, you may need safety cable extensions (sold separately) to reach your tow vehicle's hitch.

Works with Blue Ox and Curt Base Plates

Compatible with Blue Ox and Curt Baseplates with these Adapters

If you already have a Blue Ox or Curt base plate or are planning on getting one, this kit includes the needed brackets to make this tow bar compatible. Simply unbolt the existing brackets and bolt on the new ones in their place. All the hardware is included.

Easy Hookup: Self-Supporting Arms

The Commander II has a lot of smart features that give you the flexibility to hook up your toad (towed vehicle) to your RV, without the need for your vehicle to be perfectly level or in the exact right spot.

Demco Fast Easy Hookup

First of all, the arms are self-supporting, meaning that they hold themselves up without your help and won't fall to the ground when you let them go. They also move independently of each other, so you can focus on getting just one arm connected at a time. You'll never be stuck wrestling with a heavy tow bar.

Just slide the tow bar into your hitch and pin it in place. The telescoping arms will extend, pivot, and tilt to the needed length and angle to reach the tabs on your base plate. You can get hooked up and on with your adventure.

Once your tow bar's connected, slowly pull forward and the self-aligning arms will fully extend and lock into the towing position. Double check that the arms are properly latched and you'll be ready to hit the road!

Important: The arms need to be set up so that the storage rod is on the outside of the arm. Otherwise, the tow bar could be damaged when taking turns.

Extra-Long Arms Get You Around Tight Turns

The Commander's arms are longer than average, giving you an above-average turning radius. You're going to be able to get around obstacles and make sharp turns with no worry of clipping the corner of your RV. Maneuver through gas stations and the campsite no problem.

Built-In Rise/Drop

It's important that your tow bar is as level as possible while you're flat towing, with no more than a 3" difference between where the tow bar sits in the hitch receiver and where the arms meet the base plate. It's fairly common for the hitch on an RV to sit too high in comparison to the toad, making it necessary to buy a high-low adapter.

Demco Commander 2 Rise/Drop

With Demco tow bars, the rise/drop is built right in, so it's less likely that you'll need an extra adapter. The head joint is also able to tilt up and down so you can make the tow bar level for your particular setup.

Non-Binding for Easy Disconnect

Uneven ground and sharp angles can put the arms of the tow bar in a bind and make them stiff and immoveable. Once you get to your destination, the last thing you need is to spend several minutes wrestling, yanking, and kicking at them to get your car disconnected.

Demco Non Binding Arms

Instead, get out of a bind in one easy step. Simply give the trigger on the arm of the Commander a squeeze to disengage the internal latch. This releases the pent-up pressure so you can unhook and get on with your adventure.

Each trigger release latch is positioned on the side of the tow bar arm. This allows for a comfortable yet firm grip, unlike latches that are positioned on the tops of tow bar arms, which can be difficult to grab. This out-of-the-way placement also creates a clean look for the tow bar.

Organized Setup: Integrated Safety Cables

Demco Tow Bar Safety Cables

Two straight, vinyl-coated safety cables are integrated right into this tow bar, keeping them from dragging on the ground and getting damaged. They won't get lost or tangled either; your whole setup will be kept streamlined and organized.

These cables, required by law, will keep your toad behind your RV if there's ever an accidental disconnect while you're towing. The steel S-hooks on each end of the cables connect to the toad's base plate and the RV's trailer hitch, with spring-loaded latches to ensure that they stay connected.

All Demco safety cables are rated at 14,000 lbs, regardless of the rating of the tow bar. While it's not necessary to have such a high rating, it's nice to know that in the event of an emergency disconnect, these heavy-duty cables will be more than capable of catching your vehicle. If all else fails, these safety cables won't.

Demco Tow Bar Cable Storage Rod

The tow bar also offers a convenient storage rod for securing your coiled electrical cord (sold separately). The rod holds your power cord neatly out of the way and up off the ground.

Ridiculously Easy Storage

Demco Tow Bar Storage Postions

The Demco Commander II is incredibly easy to store on the back of your RV. Most RV-mounted tow bars require you to lift the heavy arms all the way up; they have to be fully vertical before you can secure them in the stowed position. With Demco tow bars, all you have to do is raise the arms an inch or two - which you probably would do anyway while unhooking - and swing them to either side. When you lower them down again, the locking pin will automatically slide into the built-in tab. They can store to the left, right, or with one arm each way, however is convenient for you.

For added protection, slip on the Demco tow bar cover (DM9523042 - sold separately) when you're not using the tow bar.

What You Need to Flat Tow

Flat towing can be a much more convenient way to take your car RVing with you than using a trailer or a tow dolly. It'll save you storage space both at home and at the campsite, and it takes less time and hassle to hook up.

To flat tow your vehicle, there are 5 basic components you're going to need: a tow bar, a base plate kit, a safety cable set, tow bar wiring, and a flat tow braking system.

For the RV Between the RV and Towed Car For the Towed Car
Hitch Tow bar Base plate
Wiring plug Safety cables Braking system
Wiring adapter cord Wiring kit/diodes

The custom-fit base plate installs on the frame of your toad so you can connect the car to your RV with a tow bar. Hook up safety cables between the vehicles to ensure that the toad does not separate from the motorhome if the tow bar becomes detached. Tow bar wiring syncs your vehicle's signal lights with your motorhome's tail lights, as required by law in most states. Finally, the flat tow braking system - also required in most states - activates the brakes in the toad when you hit the brakes in the RV, making for smoother, safer braking, and preventing wear on your motorhome.

DM9511012 Demco Commander 2 Non Binding Towbar for Blue Ox Baseplates - Victory Series - Motorhome Mounted Towbar - 2" Hitch - 6K Rating

DM9523041 Demco Tow Bar Adapter for Blue Ox and Curt Base Plates

Installation Details DM9511012-BX Installation instructions

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Demco Commander II Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox and Curt Base Plates- RV Mount- 2" Hitch-6K - DM9511012-BX

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (56 Customer Reviews)

The smart design of this tow bar makes it easy to use. The arms support their own weight while you hook up and swing easily to either side for storage. Integrated safety cables keep your setup organized. Convenient built-in rise/drop.


This tow bar and equipment is Excellent! The products were shipped in 2 days. Bonus was it came with the adapters for my existing Blue Ox baseplate. Instructions were simple to follow to make the change. The built in drop of 4” brings my level almost perfect +/- 4”. I may order the 4” drop/lift receiver hitch. Connecting to the tow car is easier than ever. Carol C was outstanding with her customer service. I’ll be buying more accessories.



We haven’t had the first issue with this tow bar after a year of use. We recently purchased the Demco baseplate for our new vehicle, can’t wait to get it installed!


Wanted an articulated mount that wouldn't bind when tow vehicle was not level or even with the RV. Works as expected.


Did not order with Blue Ox adapters as it was ordered with a Demco base plate. However a return authorization was issued so hope it all goes together correctly.


Works as it should. I like safety cables stay attached. S hooks are rusting, not stainless steel.








I've used this setup for a year towing a 2023 Jeep Wrangler . I 100% recommend it for anyone else. Under normal conditions it is very easy. Under stressful conditions (bad weather, uneven terrain, need to connect/disconnect quickly) it is a life saver.
I am 63 and I can connect/disconnect this in 5 minutes.


Box came a little damaged but everything inside looks fine.


The customer service has been outstanding, helping me to understand all the parts I needed, telling me about the videos with step by step instructions, and the unbelievable fast delivery of the product.


Solidly built. I paired this with a Demco Tabless Base Plate (DM9519336) on my 2021 Jeep Wrangler, pulled by my 2020 Winnebago View. Easy to connect and disconnect, and the self-supporting arms are a plus. The supplied 54" safety cables were too short, since I needed to add a 4" drop receiver. After testing in the parking lot with minimum turn radius, I've ordered the 64" cables. Bummed to buy a complete extra set of safety cables. (Demco does make short safety cable extensions, but they cost almost as much as the complete longer cables.)


Looking forward to using my new toe bar. Replacing an old demco Excalibur bar.


I'm very pleased with etrailerr customer service is great


We really like the Demco Commander II because it is so easy to use- not overly heavy or difficult to attach or connect to towed vehicle. We can use it both of our toads- 2012 Chev Colorado and 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee. We've used other heavy tow bars that were difficult to connect and had intergral brake system that was hard to use as well. The Demco also folds easily out of the way, has a holder for the cables and the electrical cord. Very neat and easy.


I really like using the Demco non-binding tow bar. Hooking up is so much easier with it than our previous tow bar. No need to level and square up the toad with the motor home. I also like having the safety cables permanently attached to the bar.
We changed toad vehicles this year, so I bought a Demco base plate for our CRV. The tow bar shafts simply plug into the base plate. It couldn't get any easier.


Love the Demco tow bar system! Installation was easy because of the videos on etrailer. Thanks!!


Good product and excellent service with etrailer. I will certainly be returning when any requirement arises.


Everything came in perfect condition. Chris was great, kept me informed right up through delivery. Highly recommend etrailer!


I usually don't take the time to write reviews. However, Vanessa was such a great help I felt others should know about her commitment to customer service. I was looking for a tow bar system to pull a 1978 Jeep CJ7 behind my motorhome. We talked threw all the options for my purchase and came up with the tow package that was the best fit for my needs. I will be installing the system next week.


This is great and easy to use. Instalation was easy. You can attach my Jeep Grand Cherokee in minutes. It is just as easy to disconnect.


Works great, it was a challenge drilling the holes and installing the bolts for the brackets on my Jeep CJ7 bumper.


Very happy with the easy process in ordering, tracking and hooking it up to my tow vehicle.

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