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Roadmaster Motor Home Mount Tow Bars Adapter Installation - 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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How to Install the Roadmaster Motor Home Mount Tow Bars Adapter on a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited


Ryan: How's it going. Ryan here at etrailer.com. Today on our 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the adapters for Roadmaster tow bars, which go to Jeep aftermarket bumpers with D-rings. As we all know, when it comes to Jeeps, there's more or less an endless amount of accessories to choose from to make it your own. And these front bumpers are a really common upgrade. Since these aftermarket bumpers kind of change the front end of your Jeep, and you're wanting to flat tow it.

You might be asking yourself, is the traditional style base plate kit going to work with this bumper to provide us with the connection point to hook up our tow bar So instead of having to worry about that, there's actually a more simple and better solution. And that's what these adapters are going to be for.Since many of these aftermarket bumpers have these D-rings, you can more or less utilize your bumper as a base plate, giving us that connection point we need. Now one thing I do want to point out, not all aftermarket bumpers are going to be rated to be used for flat towing, so that's something you definitely want to check before you use these adapters. Now since our bumper is more or less acting as a base plate, that's going to be one less thing we have to worry about when completing our flat tow setup. But there is going to be four other main components that we need.

We're going to need the tow bar itself. We're going to need some type of tow bar wiring, like some diode wiring, a braking system and safety cables. So the tow bar is actually going to be that main link that connects the front of our Jeep to the back of our motor home.And that's what's actually going to be doing the towing whenever we're flat towing down the road. The diode wiring is going to provide us with the necessary lighting functions that we need. So the back of the Jeep will mirror the back of the motor home.

The braking system, what that's going to do is whenever we apply the brakes in the motor home, it's going to apply the brakes in the Jeep bringing us to a safe and predictable stop. The safety cables, those are here for a secondary connection point in the event of a catastrophic disconnect. These are going to keep our Jeep connected to the motor home. So right out of the box, I was really surprised on how simple the adapter is. More or less this is going to replace the factory end on your tow bar, and then just connect right to that D-ring.But other than that, once you get it in your hand, you can tell it's really heavy duty.

It's really well-built and should last a really long time. And one of the things I really like about these adapters is if you ever did happen to misplace or lose any of the pins here that actually connect the adapter to the D-ring, there's your replacements available here at etrailer.com. That way you don't have to worry about picking up all new adapters. The adapters are going to work with many different kinds of Roadmaster tow bars. So as far as that goes, you're going to have a ton of different options to choose from to connect your tow bar to the adapter and find the one that works best for you. Now, for the most part, there's going to be two really common size D-ring mounts that the adapter is going to work with.And the one that we have here today is going to work for bumper mounts that are three quarters of an inch thick. So chances are really good that these adapters are going to work with your bumper. Now, if you do happen to have a different size. There is other adapters available here at etrailer.com. There's also going to be two really common hole sizes. The pin is going to work with holes seven eights in diameter. And they're also going to work with holes that are one-inch in diameter. Those one inch holes, they actually include a really nice bushing. So that larger hole, simply put the bushing in and your pin will work just fine.Also, you're going to have a black powder coat finish, which not only looks really good, but it's going to help prevent any rust. That way in the future it'll still be really easy to get your adapters connected and disconnected. So overall, a really simple way to utilize what you already have to flat tow your Jeep without having to make any more modifications. Now, when it comes to putting the adapters onto the tow bar itself, it's really easy. It isn't going to take you a whole lot of time. Speaking of which let's go ahead and do that together now. inaudible 00:04:53 installation, we're first going to need to grab our tow bar. And what we're going to do is remove the ends here. That way we can put our new adapters on.Now, the tow bar that we have today is the Falcon 2. But keep in mind, these do work with many other Roadmaster tow bars. So if you move to the end of our tow bar, we're going to have a bolt here that we'll take out. One side of it will be a quarter inch hex head. And on the under side of it, it'll be a nine sixteenths nut. So if you grab a nine sixteenths wrench, you can hold that nut steady. We'll take our Allen key and we'll get that removed. Now, before we take this apart, what we're going to do is grab a marker. And we're just going to draw a line around this whole edge, where the end meets the tow bar itself. That way we know the position of it, and we can make sure everything's lined up correctly when we put our new adapter on. From there, we can actually remove this now.So it's going to be one bolt. The top of the bolt, will have a quarter inch hex head. And on the bottom side, there'll just be a nut. So hold that nut steady with a nine sixteenths wrench. We can take our Allen key and get it removed. Once we pull this out, there'll be a couple of washers, one on each side. Going to take those off. Now we'll just set this whole assembly off to the side. Now we can grab our new adapter and we're just going to take the hardware out of it. We'll take the nut off, pull that bolt out. Be careful not to lose the two plastic washers. Now the sleeve, we're not going to be using with this tow bar.So we'll just set this to the side. Now, what we can do is take our adapter and put it onto the tow bar. The way this is going to work, is we'll take our bolt, just kind of barely get it started. One of the plastic washers, put that over, and you can line it up with the tow bar. It can be a little tricky to kind of hold everything steady. So just take your time and be patient.Once you get that bolt dropped through, it's where it'll kind of hold itself up. What you could then do is take your other washer. And you're going to have to kind of sneak it in between the adapter and tow bar and then be able to run your bolt through it. Once we have it through, you can then take our lock nut, get that started. Then we'll just tighten it back down. The other side will be set up the exact same way.So we'll just repeat this process over there. With our adapters all connected to our tow bar. At this point, what you can do is get ready to set everything up. So you'll put one end of your tow bar into the motor home. And then we can fold this down and get it connected to the front of our Jeep. Since these pins will go to the front bumper, it's a little easier to pull these out while the tow bar is kind of up in the stored position, just a little easier to manage everything. inaudible 00:09:30 that clevis pin. Remove this. There'll be a bushing inside of there too. And so we'll go ahead and do that to both sides.Now we can bring the tow bar down and get it all lined up. So, our adapters are just going to fit onto our bumper like so. There's something I want to point out. The bushings, depending on the size of the holes in your bumper here, that's going to determine whether or not you're going to use these bushings. So in our case, the holes are smaller in diameter and the bushings aren't going to fit. So we're not going to use them. If you have a diameter hole that the bushing fits into, in this case, you would simply push these into your bumper. With that being said, line this up, put our pin through, and then come back with this pin, push it in place, clip it together. And we're just going to repeat the same process for the other side. Other than that, you'd simply hook up your other flat tow components to your motor home, and you're ready to hit the road.


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