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Is Crossbar Available For The Roadmaster Falcon 5250 Tow Bar And Parts Needed To Tow A Saturn Vue

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I have a Falcon 5250, just got a 3121-1 for my Saturn Vue. Tow bar dosent have the crossbar I see in other pictures. Is there an adapter or can I buy the missing cross bar and associated parts ?

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You will want to order the Roadmaster Quick Disconnect Tow Bar Base Assembly, part # 910021-00. This is the complete crossbar and quick disconnects needed to attach the tow bar to the vehicle. I am including a link to a video review on the Roadmaster Falcon 2 tow bar. This is the current Falcon tow bar that has replaced the Falcon 5250. It will show how the quick disconnects work on the tow bar.

The Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, part # 3121-1, will fit a 2004 to 2007 Saturn Vue V6 only, excluding Red Line, without brushguard.

Besides the tow bar and the base plates you will also need safety cables, wiring, and a supplemental braking system to flat tow your Saturn Vue. I recommend RoadMaster 64 inch Single Hook, Coiled Safety Cables, part # RM-643.

For wiring, there are a couple of options. If you do not plan on towing the Saturn very often, I would go with the Magnetic Towing Light Kit, part # RM-2120. If you do plan on towing the Saturn frequently, it would beneficial to install the Hopkins Tail Light Isolating Diode System with Wiring Harness, part # 38955. I have included a video along with a couple of useful FAQ articles on tow bar wiring that should help in choosing the best light kit for you along with how to go about wiring them.

For a braking system, The easiest to use and install is the Roadmaster Even Brake Portable Proportional Braking System, # RM-9400. This unit installs quickly so you are ready to go in minutes. It engages the towed vehicle brakes proportionally to how much the towing vehicle is braking, reducing wear of both the towing vehicle and towed vehicle brakes.

Finally, you will need to check with the manufacturer and/or your vehicle owners manual for instructions on the proper procedure for towing your vehicle because some vehicles must be equipped with a transmission lube pump, an axle disconnect, drive line disconnect, or free-wheeling hubs before they can be towed.

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