Tow Bar Update & Care, Plus Our Biggest Giveaway Ever (Over $1,000)!

TheRVgeeks Cleaning, Great RV Products, Maintenance, Towing 34 Comments

So we’re kinda excited… pinching ourselves… humbled… and very grateful to all of you. We’re about to hit two big milestones: 25,000,000 video views and 100,000 subscribers!

As a big THANK YOU, we’re giving away our most valuable prize ever (a retail value well over $1,000!) in our latest RVgeeks Giveaway.


Those of you who’ve been with us for a while may remember our very first experience with Roadmaster last year, when we took a tour of the factory to see how their Sterling All-Terrain non-binding tow bar is made. They hooked us up (a little tow bar humor, LOL) with our own Sterling, and we spent the next year trying it out.

In a follow-up video, we shared our enthusiasm for this great RV product. Regardless of how sharp an angle or steep an incline we tried to disconnect on, we didn’t experience a single incident of binding. After all the times we’d fought with our previous brand of tow bar, we could only hit ourselves in the head, V8 style… as in “We could have had a Roadmaster” all those years.

When Roadmaster created the new Nighthawk lighted tow bar, they apparently appreciated our videos enough to offer us the chance to debut it. What an honor it was to be given the opportunity to introduce such a cool new product. We want to send out a special thanks to our friend, and Roadmaster VP, David Robinson for making that happen.

We also owe David a thank you for making this giveaway possible, as when we discussed what to do with our practically-brand-new Sterling after only one year of use, he was totally on board with the idea of giving it away. And since we have to give complete credit where credit’s due… it was actually Tyler from Tough Top Awnings who delivered our Sterling to David (sorry we took a little artistic license in the video, Tyler). We appreciate your delivery services!

Now that David has arranged for a thorough inspection and tune-up of our Sterling, it’s the prize in our latest giveaway, and will be shipped to the winner directly from the Roadmaster factory.

On Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 5pm Pacific Time, one lucky RVgeeks viewer will win the actual Sterling All-Terrain tow bar that we featured in our first two Roadmaster videos!

If you don’t win the Sterling (or if you’d prefer the lighted Nighthawk), keep in mind that we’ve arranged (again, thank you David) for a special deal exclusively for our viewers. Here are the details:


Roadmaster is offering RVgeeks viewers a special package when they buy a Nighthawk tow bar factory direct. To place your order, call Roadmaster at (800) 669-9690 then select option 2 for sales. When you order a Nighthawk, just tell them you’d like the “RVGEEKS PACKAGE” and they’ll include a free heavy duty tow bar cover and a free hitch receiver lock, too! This $89 VALUE will keep your beautiful new Nighthawk secure and protected, like we keep ours. And FREE SHIPPING is included, too!

(800) 669-9690 – then select option “2” for Sales

Thanks to Roadmaster for giving us the opportunity to experience their awesome products. Visit their website to learn more:

The prize for this giveaway is the actual tow bar that we featured in our first two Roadmaster videos. It comes equipped with safety cables and power cord to connect the toad car to the RV (those are built into the tow bar). But there’s more to towing than the bar itself, so the winner may need to purchase additional equipment to use their prize, especially if they’re setting up an RV and car to tow for the first time, and don’t yet have a base plate or braking system in place. Roadmaster is great about helping with any required guidance and parts, but we want to be clear that the tow bar by itself will only be immediately usable without further gear if the winner is already set up to tow a car behind their motorhome.

We’re also adding in one additional thanks to those of you who subscribe not only to our YouTube channel, but to this video blog, too. We know that subscribing to both means you might get double e-mails every time we release a video. We appreciate your being here as a larger part of our world.

We try to provide additional benefits that make subscribing here on our website worthwhile, like the alert we recently sent out about the incredible sale Amazon was offering on our favorite Viair compressor. We’re pleased to report that several hundred of you were able to take advantage of that deal and save over $100 off the usual price. We keep our eyes out for that sort of thing, but only our website subscribers were notified, as we didn’t create a video about the sale. We only posted about it here on, which immediately alerted our subscribers via e-mail.

With this being such a valuable giveaway, that we expect a lot of you will really want to win, we’re doing something just a little bit different than with most video releases. Our regular subscribers know that our giveaways allow you to enter once every day. That means that the sooner you hear about a giveaway, the more times you can enter during the contest period.

So we’re announcing the giveaway here on our website first, but not making the YouTube video public until later in the week. It’s just a small way to say “thanks” to our most loyal subscribers by giving them the opportunity to submit extra entries (again, one each day) before it’s public on YouTube.

Want to hear about special deals and resources, and of course our famous RVgeeks Giveaways? Are you reading this in 2019 and wishing you’d had the chance to win this great tow bar in 2017? Subscribe! smile

Again, thank you all for supporting our website and YouTube channel, allowing us to take more time away from our day jobs to create videos. It means a lot to us, and we really wanted you to know.

Oh yeah… keep scrolling down to enter the Giveaway! wink

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On Sunday, August 27th, 2017 at 5:00PM Pacific Time, one lucky RVgeeks viewer will win our Roadmaster Sterling All-Terrain Tow Bar, with a retail value well over $1,000! Use the form below to enter for your chance to win.


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Comments 34

  1. Thank you so much for the detailed videos you post. I have learned so much in such a short time. I just bought my RV and LOVE it. I am excited to submit an entry for the tow bar – I have yet to get that “part” figured out.

    Anyway, I am sure you have been given accolades for your videos, but I just have to add mine.


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      Thank you so much, Jessica! It’s always great to hear that our videos have been helpful, so thanks so much for taking the time to tell us. And best of luck in the giveaway!

  2. I enjoy reading your blog every time I look at it. You folks provide a lot of great info. I really enjoy your video’s. I watched your video again about the maintanance and using silicone spray, and not to use that good one’ stand by spray lubricant (you know the name of it) never thought it would attract dirt. You learn some thing new every day.

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      Hi Patrick! Thanks for the nice comment. Glad we could help you learn today’s thing! :) We’re constantly learning new stuff too, and will try to share as much as we can as we go.

  3. My partner and I stumbled upon your videos about 4 years ago when we where thinking of upgrading from a travel trailer to our first class A. The information in your videos have guided us through many first time incidents. I find myself actually saying to myself, what would The RV Geeks do, then going on YouTube to find out. Thanks for all of the great advice, and reviews.

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  4. I watch your videos all the time and recommend you guys whenever I can. You do a great job and I really enjoy your videos.
    Get more stuff so I can watch more videos! You two have been full time for a while now, do you ever get the bug for the ole stix and brix? I hope not as you guys have become a big part of RVing in my opinion. Would like to cross paths one day, but meanwhile, keep up the great work, and thanks for your contribution to the RV lifestyle.

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      Thanks so much for then kind words, Joe. They really do mean a lot to us, as we really do try to bring value to our fellow RVers!! It’s nice to know we’re appreciated!

      And don’t worry… we’ve got plenty of “stuff” on tap and have NO PLANS to (ever?) settle back into a stix & brix home. We love RVing too much to give it up now!

      Safe travels… and maybe our paths will cross some day.

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      Sorry, Cindy. We know that Giveaway tool is a bit arcane… would you believe it’s the best one we can find?!?!

      If you successfully submitted your entry, you should see that blue line for the “Submit your entry” option slightly paler than the others… and if you look at the right-hand side of it, under the “Mandatory, +1”, you should see it say “Submitted”. You can try re-loading the whole page… and if you’re seeing that, you’re good to go and are entered for today (don’t forget to enter EVERY day to increase your chances of winning)!

      Hope this helps!

  5. Great Giveaway guys!!! Love your down to earth videos… helping everybody from the novice to the ‘experts’!

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  6. What a great give away thanks boys. Keep those videos coming great stuff.

    I have toured the Roadmaster facility and would have to say it is very impressive. I’m a big fan of theirs.

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  7. My wife and I were so impressed by the original You Tube Video about the Road Master Night Hawk Tow Bar, that we went a bought one to tow our 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee behind out 2005 Fleet Wood Jamboree 26Q. I am very impressed with all of your RV Geek Video’s. I almost bought a second Viar Compressor but what am I going to do with two of them. and another compressor I also have.

    You RV Geeks put out some great videos .

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      Thanks Patrick! Hope you like your Nighthawk as much as we do. Funny thing about that Viair compressor. When we recently announced the sale, we heard one thing (mostly from the husbands) that we’d saved them money. The other thing we heard (yes, mostly from the wives) it that we COST them money when their husbands bought one! LOL Guess it’s all in how you look at it, right? We’re glad you didn’t buckle and end up with a third compressor.. and we bet your wife is, too. ;-)

  8. This is your second video about tow bars, what about supplemental brake system and a break away brake video? I know I didn’t know about them until I started researching what I need to tow my vehicle behind my bounder, it maybe helpful for others researching their first towing set up.

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      Hi Robert! Braking systems are indeed an important topic, which we’re hoping to have the opportunity to cover at some point. Since we don’t feature products that we don’t have personal experience with, we’re in a holding pattern on this one for the moment, since we don’t have immediate plans to replace our toad car, and it’s already set up with a permanently-installed braking system (an old Blue Ox system that’s no longer made). A couple of things as far as our knowledge and awareness of current braking systems goes… Everything we’ve read about them leads us to two likely choices if we were to be in need of a system today: The SMI Air Force One or the Roadmaster InvisiBrake. Since we’re full-time, we prefer systems that are fully installed, making for less set-up and take down each time we tow. Again, we have no personal experience with either of those systems, but have heard great things about both, and they’re high on our radar. On the “new toad” front, our CR-V will be 15 years old this winter, and we’re talking about the possibility of replacing it within the next year or two. Our first consideration will likely be the InvisiBrake, since we’ve have had such an impressive experience with Roadmaster products.

      Air Force One details here. Available cheaper on Amazon here.
      InvisiBrake details here. Available on Amazon here.

      1. While doing my research I almost opted for a roadmaster sterling tow bar and a Roadmaster Invisibrake, both seemed to be highly touted. But, then through another forum I found NSA Ready break and Break Away and researched those. Plenty of people on other forums I follow along with were just as praising of the NSA products as Roadmaster ( though I know some people swear by Blue ox; some people swear by by Roadmaster; some people swear by Demco). The NSA ReadyBrute and Readybrake are harder to find people using ( my guess is that is because Camping World doesn’t carry it). Then for the money the NSA ReadyBrute Elite paired with the NSA BreakAway seemed the best buy to me so that is what I went with. Yes I know the Ready is only partially portable seeing as the steel cable attaches to brake pedal arm of the Toad, but the surge brake portion is part of the tow bar in the coaches receiver.

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      2. I installed the SMI Duo Stay in Play system on my Jeep Grand Cherokee to go along with the Road Master Night Hawk. Great system

  9. What a fantastic giveaway!

    Knowing how you treat equipment and David Robinson’s (Roadmaster) checking it over, that tow bar will be like brand new.

    Comment: When you get your next tow car you should upgrade to the Roadmaster base plate system. Best little bonus: the Roadmaster safety cable system is so easy to use you’ll be happy to have it every time you hook up and unhook.

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      You are 100% right about David making sure that bar is 100% right. It seemed fine to us, but to be sure it had a factory seal of approval and a clean bill of health, we handed it off to him anyway. We’re right with you on whatever our next toad might be. It will be Roadmaster all the way!

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  10. You guys are the BEST! Your videos are awesome. In a week I will be going full time and have watched every one of your videos. I have learned sooo much from you. THANK YOU!!!!!!

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      Just a week away?! You must be so excited, Lynda! Thanks fore the nice comment. Always great to hear we’ve been helpful. Wishing you a great launch and safe travels. Maybe we’ll see you on the road. :)

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  11. Y’all’s channel always has such good information. Keep up the good work and I’ll keep watching. Peace

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