RoadMaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar Installation - 2015 GMC Terrain

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How to Install the Roadmaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar on a 2015 GMC Terrain


Today on our 2015 GMC Terrain we'll be taking a look at installing the Road Master Falcon 2 Tow Bar, part number RM-520. The Falcon tail bar features two stainless steel inter arm construction and a convenient auto-lock locking mechanism and quick disconnect for effortless one person removal and mounting. These tail bars allow you to safely and effectively tow your vehicle behind your RV. Now we have our tow bar adapter that gets mounted to the vehicle and you hook your tow bar to that. This vehicle has quick disconnect arms, and the Falcon 2 features quick disconnect brackets that allows you to keep using this quick disconnect arms. First, we need to install this. I'll undo the pin here on top and undo the bracket.

Do that for both sides. We'll take one of the supply bolts and our square block that has two holes in it, hold it up into place, feed it through both sides and install a flat washer, split lock washer and a nut. We'll do that for the other mounting location also. We'll go over to the other side and do the same thing, but make sure you keep them just hand tight for right now. Now we take our cross bar and set it over our quick disconnects. The reason you keeps those loose is first so you can adjust them side to side so it's centered, if you need to move it at all and so you can adjust it when you tighten down so you can easily lift it on and off. Now that we have it on there we'll go ahead and snug the bolts down a little bit and then we take this off, tie it and torque it down as specified in the instructions. Now I'm going to set the cross bar on there one more time to make sure we have a good fit.

Now we can go ahead, tie our cross bar and set it in place on our brackets and put our pins back into place. We can take our pins out that hold our tow bar into place out so we can hook up our RV. We'll now take our tow bar and put in into the receiver of our RV, undo the 5/8s pin and clip. Now, when not in use, you can keep your tow bar on your RV, it just folds up and clips in. That'll keep it nice and secure and if you want to you can fold it over and get a cover for it.

When you're ready to hook your car up, just fold the arms straight up and here on the back there's a tab that you undo, and see it locks into place, pull the tab and it allows you to fold the tow bars down. That way, you can pull the vehicle up and hook our tow bar to it. With our car pulled up, we can take our tow bar and feed it in and put our clips into place. Once we get it through there, take your clip, feed it through, snap your ring into place and now it's secure. Just like that, our tow bar is connected to our vehicle, now we hook up our safety cables, our breakaway switch and our electrical. Plug in our 7 way here on our RV, run our 6 way over to our vehicle and then install our safety cables. Our last step to get our vehicle ready to tow is add in our breakaway switch, take that, feed it over to our hitch and just like that everything is hooked up and we can hit the road! Now with our Road Master Falcon 2 Tow Bar in place, you can see it as we go down the road.

That'll do it for our install and look at the Road Master Falcon 2 Tow Bar part number RM-520 on our 2015 GMC Terrain. .


Questions and Comments about this Video

Bob

if the terrain has an automatic transmission, wont it be destroyed when pulling the car ? most automatic transmission cant be towed unless the driveline is disabled or disconnected. unless you keep the engine running while towing the vehicle to circulate the transmission fluid.

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Reply from Rachael H.

We always recommend checking the owner's manual of each vehicle to see if there are restrictions and what procedures should be used when flat towing a vehicle.

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