Roadmaster is committed to providing customers with quality tow bars and provides a variety of options for customers to choose from. Tow bars are classified into two main categories - Classic and All Terrain - but what is the difference? What does All Terrain mean?
Classic Tow Bars
Classic tow bars are an excellent choice as an entry level tow bar and for those customers who are looking for an economical option. We have two tow bars in this series - the Falcon 2 and the StowMaster. Both of these will pull up to six thousand pounds, are equipped with a self-centering autowlok mechanism, as well as quick disconnects which allow for easy connection and disconnection with your tow vehicle brackets. These tow bars fold up nicely and stow on either your motorhome (Falcon 2) or your tow vehicle (StowMaster.)
All Terrain Tow Bars
Roadmaster makes four tow bars in the All Terrain series - the Sterling, BlackHawk2, Falcon, and Stowmaster All Terrain. All of these tow bars are equipped with an easy release mechanism (the Freedom Latch) that allows for one finger release of your tow vehicle - regardless of the amount of tension!
When towing your vehicle, if you are parked on an uneven surface or at a strange angle tension can build up in the tow bar making it difficult to release. Classic tow bars may require you to straighten your vehicle, find a more even surface, or use some elbow grease to release the tow vehicle. Tow bars in the All Terrain series are equipped with an easy release lever that makes disconnecting your tow vehicle a breeze - simply pull up on the lever and voila!
"I don't need that, I'll be parking in RV parks and flat areas." A lot of customers don't venture off the beaten path all that often; however, I would venture to guess that all customers go to the gas station. My customer's have told me it is worth every bit of the extra $200 to get a tow bar with the easy release mechanism if only for that one time when they pull into a gas station and misjudge the turn. When that happens, it results in your tow vehicle being at a weird angle and, yup you guessed it, tension in the tow bar. You need to back up and you can't do that with your tow car connected. You try to release your tow vehicle but it's just not that easy. People are waiting on you, horns are starting to honk....you get the picture. And you think to yourself "If only I would have gotten the All Terrain tow bar."
That is a true story as told to me by a customer. Don't get caught in a bind - buy an All Terrain tow bar and release your tow vehicle with ease, first time every time!
Compare All Terrain tow bars here.