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Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain Tow Bar Installation - 2017 GMC Terrain

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How to Install the Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain Tow Bar on a 2017 GMC Terrain


Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 GMC Terrain, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain Non-Binding Tow Bar with LED lights, part number RM-676. Here's what our Nighthawk looks like connecting our RV to our Terrain. A nice feature of the Nighthawk is it does include an integrated electrical cable that's going to go through the channel nicely and protect it. As well as two safety cables to connect your car and your RV.Now, Roadmaster is the first one to come out with an integrated LED light strip on either side of their tow bar, illuminating the area in between your towed vehicle and your RV. Our arms here are going to telescope out, locking into a rigid position, giving us a nice, sturdy platform to tow our Terrain.Now, if we've ever flat towed a vehicle before, I know that we've ran into a situation where the tow bar will get into a bind and it makes it extremely difficult to get it out. Now, that's what I really like about the Nighthawk here is that these levers on either side of our arm, it's going to take away some of that tension.

That's what they mean by a non-binding design. If we simply lift up on the levers, it's going to take some of the tension out and we'll be able to move the arm and take it out of that bind and disconnect it easier.Now, our Nighthawk is going to be compatible with Roadmaster MX, MS, and EZ5 vehicle specific base plates. Our tow bar is compatible with Blue Ox base plates, provided that you have the Roadmaster adapter, which is sold separately.Now, the RV side of our tow bar is going to mount directly into the hitch and here we have a high low adapter, which is sold separately, but you're just going to need a 2x2" hitch and our tow bar will fit right in there. With the arms extended on our tow bar, it's going to be right about 52" and that's going to be the end of your receiver hitch to the end of the arm here. Now, when the arms are collapsed, it's going to be right about 40 and 1/2".

When we're not towing our vehicle it can live on the outside of our RV and come to either side and sit in the storage position like we have right here.Now that we've gone over some of the features, let's show you how to get it installed. You're going to want to put your tow bar into your receiver tube and then take the included pin and clip and secure it down. Then, you're going to want to grab your tow bar, lift it straight up vertically, and there's going to be a lever on the back side. Pull that level and we can rotate our tow bar down and away.Now, once we have it rotated down we can spread the arms open. You're going to want to line up the holes in the side with the holes in our tow bar.

We take the included pins, go all the way through, and we can line up on our base plate here. Take the attached pin, slide it through, and lock it down around. We'll do that for the other side as well.Now, on each side of our tow bar we're going to have our safety chain hooks, which we can hook right onto our base plate, and we'll do that for the other side too. Now, our tow bar is going to come with an integrated electrical connector, so we can just open up the 6-way round on the front of our vehicle and plug it in.We'll go ahead and start with our electrical connector on our RV end. You're going to want to find your 7-way connector and you can plug it in.

Now, for the safety cables, you're going to want to cross them once they go underneath, so we're going to grab the one from the driver's side and go to the passenger, and the one from the passenger, and go to the driver's side.Now, this cable's not part of the tow bar. It is sold separately. It's part of our braking systems and it's for our breakaway switch. Now, if you have one of those, you're going to want to go ahead and hook that up as well. With everything ready to go, we're ready to hit the road. That'll finish up our look at the Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain Non-Binding Tow Bar with LED lights, part number RM-676, on our 2017 GMC Terrain.


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