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Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates - RV Mount - 8K

Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates - RV Mount - 8K

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Is this right for you? Product Expert Kristina F says:

Yes, if you:

  • Want all the bells and whistles
  • Need a lightweight tow bar that’s easy to lift and maneuver
  • Want to be seen - built-in LED lights make you more visible at night and look cool

No, if you:

  • Don't want to spend extra money for unneeded features
This sleek, aluminum tow bar is designed for use with Blue Ox base plates. LEDs line the arms for maximum visibility. A large hookup radius and hassle-free latches make it easy to connect and release. Safety cables and wiring included. Lowest Prices for the best tow bar from Roadmaster. Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates - RV Mount - 8K part number RM-677 can be ordered online at or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Roadmaster Tow Bar - RM-677

  • Fits Blue Ox Base Plates
  • Telescoping
  • Hitch Mount Style
  • 8000 lbs
  • Roadmaster
  • Non-Binding
  • Stores on RV
  • Aluminum

This sleek, aluminum tow bar is designed for use with Blue Ox base plates. LEDs line the arms for maximum visibility. A large hookup radius and hassle-free latches make it easy to connect and release. Safety cables and wiring included.


  • Tow bar lets you tow your vehicle safely and securely behind your motor home
    • Slides into trailer hitch receiver on RV - no ball mount necessary
  • Non-binding design allows you to release your vehicle at any time, anywhere - even on unlevel ground
  • Extra-large hookup radius makes connecting a breeze at any angle, even if your vehicle isn't perfectly lined up with your RV
  • Triple-lug connection - sturdy brackets on the end of each tow bar arm provide reinforced connection to base plates
    • Each arm attaches and detaches from base plate with 2 easy-to-access pins
  • Self-aligning design - just hook up and drive RV forward
    • Arms extend into rigid, tow-ready position and automatically lock in place
  • Extra-long telescoping arms allow for better maneuverability and easier towing
    • Stainless steel construction of inner arms allows for smooth operation
  • Integrated LED lights illuminate with your RV tail lights
    • Makes it easy to hookup or disconnect in the dark
    • Provides greater visibility for your towing setup on the road
  • Strong, corrosion-resistant tow bar is built to last
    • FEA testing guarantees a strong finished product
    • Self-lubricated nylon bushings eliminate friction between the inner and outer arms for a longer-lasting, better-functioning system
    • Eggshell-like structure allows stress to be evenly distributed for maximum strength
    • Lightweight, aircraft-grade aluminum body is durable and rustproof
    • Steel and stainless steel are built in at critical points to maintain structural integrity
    • Black matte powder coat finish provides additional durability
  • Cable guides protect included, coiled power cord and safety cables from getting damaged or tangled
    • Vinyl-coated safety cables include steel hooks with spring-loaded latches
    • Electrical cord has 7-way RV-style plug on 1 end and 6-way plug on other end
      • 6-Way socket for towed car included
  • Simple, secure storage alongside motor home
    • Simply fold up the tow bar towards the RV and secure with the built-in storage latch
  • Made in the USA


  • Compatibility: works with Blue Ox vehicle-specific base plates
  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Arm length (from center of hitch pin hole to center of base pin hole when lined up with arm straight):
    • Extended: 52"
    • Retracted: 40-1/2"
  • Weight capacity: 8,000 lbs
  • Weight: 35 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Necessities for Flat Towing

For the RVFor the Towed CarTo Link the Towed Car and RV
HitchBase platesTow bar
Wiring plugBraking systemSafety cables
Wiring kit/diodesWiring adapter cord

Built-in LED Light Strips

Integrated LEDs

This sleek and simple all-terrain tow bar has integrated LED lights that turn on and off with your RV's tail lights. Not only do these amber lights make the tow bar stand out, but they also illuminate the area between your RV and your towed vehicle to make it more visible as you travel at night. These lights also make it easy to hook up and disconnect your towed vehicle in the dark. No extra steps are needed to power on the lights. Simply plug the included power cord into your RV's 7-way plug as you normally would, and the lights will turn on when you turn on your RV's tail lights.

Superior Design for Sturdy, Lightweight Tow Bar

Unique Eggshell Design

The unique, eggshell design of the Nighthawk distributes stress evenly throughout its aluminum body, resulting in a lightweight yet durable tow bar. Critical points are made even stronger to allow for an 8,000-lb capacity. For example, the shank portion that slides into the hitch is constructed of steel to ensure that the tow bar can handle stress at this point. Stainless steel inner arms provide even more durability and strength.

Fast, Easy Hookup

The Nighthawk tow bar has a larger hookup radius than previous models to ensure simple, secure hookup. What this means is that, even if your towed car is not perfectly aligned with your RV, you will still be able to make the necessary connections. To achieve this, the Nighthawk has stainless steel, telescopic inner arms that adjust independently. In addition, these arms are able to pivot in and out, changing the spread. So, if your car is angled a bit behind your RV, you'll still be able to hook up by bringing the arms closer together and staggering the length so that 1 arm is longer than the other, allowing it to reach the more distant base plate.

The fact that the arms are extra-long also allows for a better turning radius. By putting more distance between your motor home and your towed car, your entire setup will become easier to maneuver so that your towed car will track behind your motor home without running the risk of hitting your RV during turns.

Triple-Lug Connection

No Quick Disconnect Bar

In order to be compatible with Blue Ox base plates, there are sturdy brackets at the end of each tow bar arm. These brackets attach to the base plates using 2 easy-to-access pins and provide a tight, stable connection for a safer and more dependable towing experience.

Non-Binding for Simple Disconnect

Freedom Latch

The Freedom Latch makes disconnecting this tow bar a breeze. This latch makes it easy to release the tension that can build up in a telescoping arm when the RV and towed car are not perfectly lined up. Just flip the latch to release the pressure, and the arms will be able to telescope freely, making it easy to disconnect the tow bar from the base plates. This allows you to disconnect even when you're at a hard angle or out of level.

Built-In Cable Guides

Tow Bar Cord Channels

The coiled ends of the included power cord and safety cables easily extend to your RV without dragging on the road. But coiled cords and cables can get easily tangled, creating a hassle and a potential hazard.

Power Cord and Safety Cables

This is why the Nighthawk's power cord and safety cables are straight on the ends that run through the tow bar and connect to your towed vehicle. This way the cables can easily be run through the Nighthawk's integrated routing channels to keep them from getting tangled. These convenient cable guides also keep the cords up and out of the way to create an attractive, streamlined appearance for your towing setup.

Superior Testing Ensures Excellent Quality

FEA test

This Nighthawk tow bar has been subjected to rigorous physical and computerized testing to ensure that it meets Roadmaster's exceptionally high standards. Throughout the design process, Finite Elemental Analysis (FEA) is done. Each of these tests display a 3-dimensional image of the tow bar while it is put under thousands of pounds of pressure. Areas of stress in the tow bar can then be located and studied so that those areas can be strengthened. This process is repeated until any weak spots, particularly those found in load-bearing components, are completely removed. The result is a durable, strong, and safe product.

Simple, Secure Storage

The Nighthawk can easily be folded up and stored on the back of your RV when it's not in use.

Secure Storage

After disconnecting the tow bar from your towed vehicle, push the arms of the tow bar together so that they are side by side. Fold the tow bar up toward the RV and the storage latch will automatically lock it in place.

Guide to Flat Towing

Flat towing your vehicle is much more convenient than using a trailer or a tow dolly. These other options take up much more storage space, leaving you less room both at home and at the campsite. In addition, securing your vehicle to a trailer or tow dolly can be a hassle and more time consuming than hooking up with a tow bar.

There are 5 basic components needed when flat towing a vehicle: a tow bar, a base plate kit, a safety cable set, tow bar wiring, and a supplemental braking system.

FlatTowing Components

The tow bar links your towed car to your motor home. It attaches to the custom-fit base plates that install on the frame of your towed car. Safety cables ensure that your towed car does not separate from your motor home in the event that your tow bar becomes detached. Tow bar wiring allows your towed vehicle's signal lights to sync up with your motor home's tail lights, which is required by law in most states. Finally, the supplemental braking system - also required in most states - brakes your towed car when the brakes in your motor home are activated, preventing wear on the motor home and decreasing braking distance for your entire setup.

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Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates - RV Mount - 8K - RM-677

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (222 Customer Reviews)

This sleek, aluminum tow bar is designed for use with Blue Ox base plates. LEDs line the arms for maximum visibility. A large hookup radius and hassle-free latches make it easy to connect and release. Safety cables and wiring included.

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Just upgraded from the Falcon to the Nighthawk. Hoping to get the same great service from it.

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The folks that designed this tow bar must have lots of experience hooking up and removing tow vehicles! Nice not to have to store safety cables and electrical wiring separately!!!

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Awesome value!

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I have purchased many Roadmaster products and they are generally well made. This unit had some fit and finish issues and the light strips are attached with adhesive and black silicon sealer. After having difficulty getting functionality in the wiring between the RV and towed vehicle and extensive testing the ground wire in the Roadmaster cable harness was bad. I called eTrailer as they are always very helpful/knowledgeable. In this instance they advised Roadmaster prefers to handle and quality issues. Roadmaster technical assistance was excellent, but the only choice was to return the whole tow bar and have them fix it or have them send a replacement wire harness and install it myself. Not wanting to wait for two-way shipping and repair I opted to do the repair and they shipped me a replacement wire harness. When I disassembled the unit, it was apparent the ground wire had pulled out of the butt connector where the cable is split in the middle to splice in the LEDs along the sides. After repair everything was functional. Hookup and release of the bars to the towed vehicle is quite easy. If the wiring was good to begin with this would probably merit 5 stars for ease of installation and 4 stars for value. I will follow up if there are any further issues.

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What can I say, The Nighthawk is a top shelf tow bar. I love that it come complete with safety cables, wiring harness including the towed car side plug.

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Good price, fast delivery!

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This is my second Nighthawk towbar and they are great. Easy hookup and disconnect . well built and has been very reliable.

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Straight forward setup and as discribed.

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Awesome! Easy to hook and unhook! I love it...

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Really nice tow bar, like the led lights. Recommend the vinyl cover to help keep things dry

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Never binds up like the last tow bar we used, lights are a added safety enhancement

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Very well engineered, installation was as advertised

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Emily was very helpful and knowledgeable assisting me with ordering parts needed to tow my car with the RV. The parts arrived two days latter. Thanks for the good service and fast delivery.

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I found it to be very high quality and easy to install. We are going to use it this weekend. I hope it works as good as it looks.

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Much better than Blue Ox as it hasn’t broken yet and slammed into my bus as Blue Ox did!!

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V ery Bright

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Lots of help and walked me through so I could get what I needed.

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Why would anyone use any other company? Thank you Noah … great job!!

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    In order to flat tow your Jeep, you seem to have a pretty good handle on the big picture as far as the parts you need. For a base plate, I really like the Roadmaster # RM-521453-5 direct-connect base plate. The removable base plates are unobtrusive once the drawbars are taken off. No crossbar is needed on the tow bar, so the tow bar/base plate connection looks clean and is easy to use. For a tow bar, I really like the # RM-676 Nighthawk. The wiring umbilical is included, as are the safety...
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    The Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain, Non-Binding Tow Bar for Blue Ox Base Plates, # RM-677 is rated at 8,000 lbs. You will need to check the curb weight of the specific vehicle you intend to tow, most Chevy Suburban's will be in the range of about 6,000 lbs. The full size Chevy trucks will vary to greater degree with length of bed and cab configuration but as long you do not exceed the 8,000 lb. amount, including payload, this will be a great option. Another great option that matches...
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    I'd be happy to help with that. Roadmaster doesn't yet have a confirmed base plate fit for the 2022, but Blue Ox confirms that the # BLU77XR base plate kit carries over to the 2022 Ranger. The Roadmaster # RM-677 Nighthawk tow bar is compatible with the # BLU77XR base plate kit. The tow bar includes safety cables and the electrical umbilical. To wire the taillights, use the # RM-154 diode kit. For a supplemental braking system, I really like the convenience of a permanently mounted...
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