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Old 07-11-2019, 05:46 PM   #1
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Roadmaster All-Terrain "Quick Disconnect" Pins

I've been using my Roadmaster Sterling All-Terrain for a few months now and have always disconnected the tow-bar arms from the cross-bar whenever I connect or disconnect the toad. Only today I realized that I can possibly just use the quick-disconnects (these are the vertical pins that attach the crossbar to the base plates) and remove the entire crossbar from the base-plates without disconnecting the tow bar from the crossbar.

I wondered which method of connecting/disconnecting is easier when doing this on a regular basis? Does the extra weight of handling the crossbar (while still attached to the tow-bar) make it difficult to manage?

My motor home is in storage a few miles from here so I'm not able to try it for myself... just wanted to get some opinions on which method is easier.

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Old 07-11-2019, 06:03 PM   #2
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I use a Roadmaster Blackhawk 2 All-Terrain, same basic design. I just disconnect the electrical jack at the towed rig, pull the quick pins and leave the crossbar on the towed rig. That way the release locks are tripped, the pins pulled, and the arms slid back and the tow bar folded up and locked on the coach. Two minute operation and no heavy cross bar to fool with.

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I think you will find there are no advantages to leaving the arms connected to the crossbar, and plenty of disadvantages.
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Ok, thanks guys. Sounds like the way I've been doing it up until now is what you are doing too.
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