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- Jul 1, 2020
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- 2019 JL, 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude Ecodiesel, 2005 Mustang GT, 2018 Ford Raptor, 2018 BMW R1200GSA, 2020 Honda Monkeybike (2), 2020 Husqvarna 701, 1972 Honda CT-70, 1980 Honda CT-70, 2019 Tiffin 33AA
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They fit pretty snugly. I wouldn’t want the adaptors to be any tighter. In theory there’s 1/8” of extra space — so about 1/16th on each side of the bracket, but the epoxy/paint thickness on the brackets may vary a bit. They slide over and mount up easily, but I don’t see any evidence of excessive movement or wear from towing.I’ve been looking at the Maximus-3 tow loops as well and really do like the looks of them, however there could be a couple of issues when using the Roadmaster adapters #rm-035. The first one being they are made to fit a 3/4” lug and the Maximus-3 tow loops are only 5/8”. Could be rectified with some spacers. The second issue is the adapters look to come up against the bumper when the tow bar travels upward as in this photo. But definitely like the looks of those Maximus-3 tow loops
I have the Roadmaster tow bar that’s designed for towing over uneven terrain. I think it’s more tolerant than some, but I’m still set up so, with the Jeep lifted as it is, the tow bar is very close to horizontal when both vehicles are on flat ground. I haven’t gone through any significant ditches or obstacles, but we did travel the interstate through Salt Lake City last year. (Utah interstate included lots of unexpected dips, drops, and twists... Drops big enough to bottom-out the suspension HARD three times in fifty miles, and we were driving 10-15 mph below the speed limit. Utah roads made Michigan, Illinois, New York, Massachusetts, and New Jersey roads look great, and we used to think THEY were the worst roads the country had to offer.) We’ve put about 5,000 miles on the Tow set up so far, with lots of trips over speed bumps and in and out of parking lots. We‘ve also gone over some drainage cuts that rolled the coach enough to throw all the food out of the fridge at less than 5 mph. So far, none of the drops or deflections has been enough to bind the tow bar or rub it against the bumper. Our coach won’t tolerate much more than it saw last summer, so I think the tow bar is probably okay.