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etrailer XHD Non-Binding Tow Bar for Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate - 2" RV Mount - 10.5K

etrailer XHD Non-Binding Tow Bar for Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate - 2" RV Mount - 10.5K

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

Yes, if you:

  • Tow a full-size truck or large SUV
  • Want the easiest hookup and disconnect possible
  • Like a sleek, sturdy design

No, if you:

  • Tow a smaller vehicle - save money with a lower rated tow bar
Flat tow your vehicle with the hitch-mounted etrailer XHD tow bar. Independent, self-supporting arms won't fall to the ground when unfolded, and smooth operation allows for easy hookup and disconnect, even on unlevel ground. Built-in rise/drop. Lowest Prices for the best tow bar from etrailer. etrailer XHD Non-Binding Tow Bar for Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate - 2" RV Mount - 10.5K part number e84ZR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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etrailer Tow Bar - e84ZR

  • Fits Roadmaster Base Plates - Direct Connect
  • Telescoping
  • Hitch Mount Style
  • 10500 lbs
  • etrailer
  • Non-Binding
  • Stores on RV
  • Steel

Flat tow your vehicle with the hitch-mounted etrailer XHD tow bar. Independent, self-supporting arms won't fall to the ground when unfolded, and smooth operation allows for easy hookup and disconnect, even on unlevel ground. Built-in rise/drop.


Features:

  • Tow bar lets you tow your vehicle safely and securely behind your motorhome
    • Slides into trailer hitch receiver on RV - no ball mount necessary
  • Telescoping, self-supporting arms make for fast, easy hookup
    • Arms won't fall to the ground when unfolded
    • Full articulation allows for unlimited spread to fit your application
  • Self-aligning design - just hook up and drive RV forward
    • Arms extend into rigid, tow-ready position and automatically lock in place
  • Non-binding design allows you to easily release your vehicle, even on unlevel ground
    • Trigger release on each arm easily activates, even when under pressure
  • No need for high-low adapter on most setups
    • Adjustable head tilts up or down 3" to keep tow bar parallel with road during towing
    • Shank has built-in 1-1/2" rise or drop for additional adjustability
  • E-coat finish provides corrosion resistance
  • Integrated cable mounting clips keep included safety cables off the ground to prevent dragging
    • Vinyl-coated safety cables include steel S-hooks with spring-loaded latches for added security
  • Built-in storage rod keeps coiled electrical cord (sold separately) in place and off the ground
  • Simple, secure storage alongside motorhome
    • Arms can be folded up and stored to the left or to the right, or they can be folded out with 1 arm each way
  • Pins for connecting to the base plate (RM-910029) are sold separately
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer.com
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Compatibility: works with Roadmaster Direct-Connect base plates
    • EZ5, MS, and MX Series (sold separately)
  • 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"
  • Distance between hitch pin hole at end of shank to beginning of curve in shank: 5-1/2"
  • Distance between hitch pin hole at end of shank to vertical bolt in head: 12-1/2"
  • Distance between hitch pin holes: 2"
  • Weight capacity: 10,500 lbs
  • Weight: 46 lbs
  • Lifetime limited warranty


Notes:

  • Roadmaster base plate pins (RM-910029 - sold separately) are required to complete the connection to your Roadmaster base plate.
  • If you use this tow bar in the rise or drop position you may need to add safety cable extensions (sold separately) to reach your tow vehicle's hitch.

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

Sturdy, Built-to-Last Tow Bar

The heavy-duty etrailer XHD tow bar is tough and built to last. Sturdy, modular steel construction offers increased weight capacity and strength to pull up to 10,500 lbs. The XHD is perfect for towing a full-size truck or SUV. Two hitch pin holes allow you to position the tow bar closer to or further from your RV, without sacrificing load capacity.


The black powder coat finish protects against the elements and flying road debris. And stainless steel inner arms provide additional durability and allow for smooth operation. Quality-engineered pivot points and hardware ensure both strength and maneuverability.


Fast, Easy Hookup

With independent, easy-to-maneuver arms, the XHD makes connecting your towed vehicle to your motorhome a breeze. Unlike most tow bar arms that move together along a single plane, the XHD tow bar arms operate completely separately from one another. A vertical bolt through the head of the tow bar keeps the arms positioned one on top of the other, allowing for a more fluid hookup. The arms pivot horizontally on this bolt, allowing for an unlimited spread so that you can hook up to base plates with almost any spacing. A built-in joint at the base of each arm allows for vertical movement so that you don't have to tilt the entire head when positioning the arms.


The arms telescope for easy extension to your base plate connection points, even if your towed car is not perfectly aligned with your RV. The self-supporting design of the arms also allows you to telescope one arm out and attach it to the base plate without having to worry about supporting the opposite arm at the same time. The arms lock into place when you're ready to tow, and the extra length of the arms allows for a better turning radius. By putting more distance between your motorhome and your towed car, your entire setup will become easier to maneuver so that your towed car will track behind your motorhome without running the risk of hitting your RV during turns.


Base Plate Connection

In order to be compatible with Roadmaster Direct-Connect base plates, sturdy adapter brackets are included for compatibility with the ends of each tow bar arm. These clevis-style ends attach to the base plates using the included hardware and provide a tight, stable connection for a safer and more dependable towing experience.


Non-Binding for Simple Disconnect

The built-in trigger releases make it easy to disconnect the XHD. Tension can build up in a telescoping arm when the RV and towed vehicle are not perfectly aligned. Engaging the trigger on each arm releases pressure and allows the arms to telescope freely, making it easy to disconnect the tow bar from the base plates, even if you are at a hard angle or out of level.


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 of the latches also creates a clean look for the tow bar.


Straight, Vinyl-Coated Safety Cables Included

Two straight, vinyl-coated safety cables provide added protection should the tow bar ever disconnect during towing. The cables are held off the ground by the included mounting clips. These clips keep the cables from dragging on the ground, preventing damage and tangling. Steel S-hooks with spring-loaded latches connect each cable to your towed vehicle's base plates and to your motorhome's trailer hitch.


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.


Versatile, Secure Storage

Independent arm movement also allows for storage versatility. Easily store the tow bar out of the way, alongside your RV. The arms can be folded up to the right or to the left, or you can fold one arm to each side so that they are parallel to your motorhome's bumper. Just pivot each arm into position and a peg at the base of the arm will snap into a built-in tab, latching the arm in place so that you don't have to worry about it coming unfolded during travel.


For added protection, slip on the etrailer tow bar cover (e99008 - sold separately) while the tow bar is folded up either to the left or the right against your RV.


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.


Towing Basics

The tow bar links your towed car to your motorhome. 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 motorhome in the event that your tow bar becomes detached. Tow bar wiring allows your towed vehicle's signal lights to sync up with your motorhome'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 motorhome are activated, preventing wear on the motorhome and decreasing braking distance for your entire setup.


etrailer Technical Support

At etrailer we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your tow bar. The technicians at etrailer perform flat tow installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.



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Customer Reviews

etrailer XHD Non-Binding Tow Bar for Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate - 2" RV Mount - 10.5K - e84ZR

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (35 Customer Reviews)

Flat tow your vehicle with the hitch-mounted etrailer XHD tow bar. Independent, self-supporting arms won't fall to the ground when unfolded, and smooth operation allows for easy hookup and disconnect, even on unlevel ground. Built-in rise/drop.

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The eTrailer HXD tow bar is an excellent choice! I generally spend less than 5 mins hooking up or unhooking from my 2020 Ram Rebel with baseplates installed. Highly recommend this setup for flat towing.




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Great Products and Great Service




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Great customer service. Awesome tow bar. Had one little clip missing but they shipped me the missing part without question the same day I called.




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I think that you still owe me for some of the parts that I returned. I still need the cover for the hitch when it is not being used.
I like my tow bar it works well and would recommend you and your product to others.




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The product is great. It was delivered in a timely manner. Thanks so much. I have also bought some other products from etrailer and service has been great.




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Love it. Rugged and heavy duty.




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It was missing parts had to call and have them sent




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Did not arrive despite being listed on shipping label. Danielle learned it would be in stock and shipped Monday and promised to upgrade and have it shipped 2 day so that it would arrive in time for me to leave WA and travel east to pickup our new motor home.




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Service was the fastest but good enough




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Review from a similar XHD Non-Binding in Tow Bar


Tow bar is operating flawless. I love the ease to store, no more need for drop down hitch, and disconnecting from Toad is very easy. Have not had a bind. Can not beat the quality for the price.




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Review from a similar XHD Non-Binding in Tow Bar


There were some marks in the finish do to shipping and the operator manual was damaged to the point that i could not read some parts.




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Review from a similar XHD Non-Binding in Tow Bar


This hitch was very very hard to figure out without any instructions whatsoever you have to watch a lot of [online] movies and take ever you have one out of 10 [online] movies is worth getting after one year I have figured out how to use the hitch properly to make it a non-binding hitch other than that the first year it was a pain in the rear hook and unhook so take a while to get used to it and a trailer didn't help me a bit with how to get used to it




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Review from a similar XHD Non-Binding in Tow Bar


See my review on the hitch. Great syste m.




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Review from a similar XHD Non-Binding in Tow Bar


Recently purchased the e67ZR tow bars for Blue Ox base plate. The tow bars are are made by Demco but labeled etrailer which didn't bother me at all as I have purchased etrailer branded items before and have always been happy with them . The bars came two weeks early but had a safety cable that was damaged in transit that etrailer replaced immediately. The customer service by Dawn was exceptional and the product exactly what I wanted at a savings of over $xx.xx from the identical Demco labeled bars. The product is great, the service exceptional but watch the prices as they change daily which is the only reason I did not rate it 5 stars.




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Review from a similar XHD Non-Binding in Tow Bar


Just as described




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Exactly what I expected as I am a repeat customer!!




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Very well built.




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Great service and selection. Package arrived on time.



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