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Roadmaster Tow Bars RM-077-2 Review

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Review of Roadmaster Accessories and Parts RM-077-2


Today we'll be reviewing part number RM-077-2. This is the Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter, providing a 2" drop or 2" rise measuring from the center of the shank to the center of the pin holes here on the receiver tube. It's actually going to give us 2-1/4" going up and 2-1/4" going down. That's going to be our drop or rise. It is designed for a 2" x 2" trailer hitch receiver. It's a really simple installation. I'm going to go ahead and show you how it installs inside of our hitch.

All you got to do is take the shank and slide it into the receiver tube and push it in until your pin holes line up with one another. Then you'll need to install a 5/8" pin or clip, or pin and clip, or a hitch pin and lock. Those are going to be sold separately and you can find those right here at etrailer.com. It's going to offer a capacity of 10,000 pounds with a maximum tongue weight of 400 pounds. This is going to allow you to double your capacity while using a tow bar. You can add a bike rack or a cargo carrier with a dual hitch receiver.

All the pin holes are going to measure 5/8". The measurement that we have from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the pin holes on the receiver tubes that's going to give us a measurement of 9-1/8". The distance that we have from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of our shank is going to give us a measurement of right at 2". This is made from a steel construction. It has a really nice finish on it so it is going to stand up really well against rust and corrosion. The shank of the unit is a solid piece so it's not hollow on the back, it's a nice solid steel. Taking a measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the receiver tubes is going to give us a measurement of 5-5/8".

The distance that we have between the receiver tubes here at the front is going to give us a measurement of 1-1/2". The overall length measuring from edge to edge is going to give us a measurement of 13-3/4". Again it does offer the drop and rise that is going to be measured from the center of the shank to the center of the pin holes on the receiver tube. When we did that measurement we can up with 2-1/4". That's going to do it for today's review of part number RM-077-2. This is the Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter. .


Cal J.

11/5/2020

Would this allow me to tow a 5,000 lb. vehicle and a Scooter that weighs 400 lbs. or less?

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Jon G.

11/5/2020

I would be a little hesitant to do that since you will be maxing out the tongue weight rating of this adapter. If your scooter is quite a bit lighter and the carrier for your scooter isn't too heavy then you might be able to get away with it, but even at that you'll likely need to be careful when taking any tight turns so that your scooter doesn't come into contact with your towed vehicle.

Cal J.

11/5/2020

@JonG What would be acceptable for the weight of a scooter and the carrier? My motor home has a maximum tongue weight of 500 lbs. If I bought a scooter that weighs 250 to 300 lbs. and a carrier that is aluminum would that be acceptable?
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Jon G.

11/5/2020

I would imagine something lighter like that would be better, yes.

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