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Old 07-16-2015, 02:22 PM   #1
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Difference between a Roadmaster Sterling and a Sterling all-terrain?

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I have an older Roadmaster Sterling that is in fine shape, but I need to use it with a new Toad - a 2013 Smart Car.

Does anyone know if the current set of Roadmaster baseplates will work with an older Sterling? What is the difference between the two Sterlings - Yes, one is all terrain (whatever that means), but the physical appearance is very similar.

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Old 07-16-2015, 03:10 PM   #2
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You could probably call Roadmaster and get the information.
I have the Roadmaster Falcon All-Terrain to tow my Yaris. If you can't get a satisfactory answer from Roadmaster I can take a picture of my base plate connections and post them. Let me know if you need me to do that.
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Old 07-16-2015, 03:19 PM   #3
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Greetings!

I have an older Roadmaster Sterling that is in fine shape, but I need to use it with a new Toad - a 2013 Smart Car.

Does anyone know if the current set of Roadmaster baseplates will work with an older Sterling? What is the difference between the two Sterlings - Yes, one is all terrain (whatever that means), but the physical appearance is very similar.

Thanks,
Jerald Pendleton

I had an older non all terrain that I used for about 80,000 miles. When I up graded to the new All Terrain model, it hooked right up to the old base plate setup.

The All Terrain looks very similar but the internals are different. The All Terrain arms can be released and unhooked while at odd angles and in a bind.


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Call Roadmaster and ask them. Roadmaster Inc. - Tow Bars, Braking Systems & RV Accessories

Phone: 360-896-0407
Toll Free: 800-669-9690

The Sterling is discontinued and is replaced by the Sterling All Terrain. I would bet that Roadmaster has a baseplate or baseplate adapter that will mate to the Sterling on a smart car.

The All Terrain versions of Roadmaster's tow bar are promoted as easier to hook and unhook on uneven surfaces and inclines, than their non-All Terrain versions. The Sterling All Terrain says that it is non-binding. My guess is that the Sterling is akin to being version 1.0. It does not state up front that it is non-binding.
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I followed this forums advice and contacted Roadmaster.

The baseplates are indeed compatible. The difference in the models is that the new one will be easier to hookup/release if we are on a uneven road.
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