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Introducing the Roadmaster Nighthawk, Plus an Exclusive Deal For Our Viewers!

Introducing the Roadmaster Nighthawk, Plus an Exclusive Deal For Our Viewers!

Since our experience with the Sterling All-Terrain tow bar has been nothing short of… ahem… sterling, we couldn’t wait to try out Roadmaster’s hot new follow-up: the Nighthawk. We’ve even arranged an exclusive deal on it for you!

We’re honored that Roadmaster has given us the opportunity to premiere their cool new tow bar (Wait… didn’t we just say it was hot? Well it’s cool and hot)! ;-)

Binding while trying to disconnect a toad (towed car) from a motorhome is a common problem, and the primary reason we upgraded from our old Blue Ox tow bar in the first place. Since then, we’ve tried to challenge our Sterling at every opportunity. So far, we’ve been unable to make it bind a single time, even when disconnecting on steep inclines or sharp turns (or both at the same time).

The new Nighthawk uses the same Roadmaster patented non-binding Freedom Latch as the Sterling, so we weren’t the least bit surprised that it won’t bind either. But after dark, it’s a whole different animal, and surely the safest tow bar ever made, addressing a nagging issue we’ve always had about towing, especially at night. We’d tell you more about it, but it’s more fun to watch our hot new video. It’s cool!

SPECIAL DEAL ON NIGHTHAWK FOR RVGEEKS VIEWERS:
FREE TOW BAR COVER & FREE HITCH RECEIVER LOCK!

Roadmaster has agreed to offer our viewers an exclusive package when they buy a Nighthawk direct from the factory. To take advantage of this deal, 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!

ORDER YOUR NEW NIGHTHAWK FACTORY DIRECT
(800) 669-9690 – then select option “2” for Sales
TELL THEM YOU WANT THE “RVGEEKS PACKAGE”!

Thanks to Roadmaster for giving us the opportunity to premiere and test out this cool/hot new product and for offering this great deal to our viewers. Visit www.RoadmasterInc.com to learn more about their entire line of quality towing products (Nighthawk details here).

And for those of you, like us, who were (or are) Blue Ox owners, Roadmaster hasn’t forgotten about us. They’re offering a version of the Nighthawk that attaches directly to Blue Ox tow connectors. Order Nighthawk model #677 and you can hook right up with no special adapters and no new base plate needed!

For anyone who watched the above video all the way to the end… yes indeed, that’s our dear friends Nikki & Jason Wynn in the closing drone shot, trekking out to Trona Pinnacles with us. Can’t believe that was just over a year ago, and they’re long gone on their boat. Follow their adventures at GoneWithTheWynns.com and watch our entire Trona Pinnacles video here.


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UPDATE: We’ve gotten questions about the location where our RV is perched at the end of the video. That amazing boondocking spot is in the Alabama Hills, near Lone Pine, California. The exact GPS coordinates of the site we stayed in are: 36.610927, -118.128550. This particular spot is a bit off-level and takes a little work to get a big rig in there comfortably, but if you’re there for at least several days, like we were, it’s worth it!

Here’s a great post about boondocking in the Alabama Hills from our friends Nina & Paul of Wheeling It.

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David & Debra

Friday 4th of March 2022

Thought we should tell you we have just ordered the Roadmaster Nighthawk over the Blueox exclusively on your recommendation even paying a premium. No pressure 😀. Our dealer was encouraging as well and told us, in addition to the other benefits, the fit and finish is superior. We did, however, opt for the Air Force One over the Roadmaster braking system. We are devoted followers and appreciate your thorough analysis and cogent YouTube and blogs.

TheRVgeeks

Saturday 5th of March 2022

That's awesome, David & Debra! We know you're going to be happy with your Nighthawk. It's a great towbar!! And the Air Force One is also a great choice in braking systems... having it driven by the airbrake system on the coach means it's truly proportional (i.e. the force applied to the brakes in the RV is equal to the force applied to the brakes in the towed car). Safe travels!

Paula & Larry

Thursday 7th of September 2017

Hi again, We have followed you forever as we started FullTime the same year as you. We always loved the BLUEOX hitch(except for the binding). Although, after seeing your vid on the new Sterling and then the Nighthawk we were totally convinced to switch. Well, the time has come sooner because our PT Cruiser was totaled in a car accident. We're OK. Just the seatbelt bruises. :( So we will be getting the Nighthawk! Our question: We had Air Force One on the PT & loved that we didn't have to deal with the inside hassle of the box. I can't find any videos on your braking system? We see a larger black cable running between RV and car and wonder what you are using? Thanks so much for you fantastic detailed videos! You have helped so many people all these years!

TheRVgeeks

Thursday 7th of September 2017

Hi Paula & Larry! Thanks so much for your nice comments, and so glad to hear you weren't badly hurt in the crash. We have an old Blue Ox brake system that's no longer made. The cable your seeing from the RV to the car is a vacuum line that keeps the car's braking system charged at all times. Without the benefit of personal experience with any other braking system, we can tell you this... based on our research and reading what others have to say, if we were to choose a new braking system today, it would be either the Air Force One or Roadmaster's Invisibrake. We would likely opt for the Roadmaster system due to to the amazingly good experience we've had with their products and them as a company. Plus we'd prefer to avoid tapping into the RV's air brake system, and like the ability to have an entire integrated system (tow bar, base plate & brake system) all in one place. Also, we like that the Invisibrake doesn't require any additional cables across the tow bar because it uses existing wires within the umbilical, and because it charges the toad's battery while towing, which is a big help if your car requires keeping the ignition key turned on and the brake lights are drawing battery power, too. Please let us know how you make out. Be sure to get that free cover and lock by asking for the "RVgeeks Package" if you order your Nighthawk directly from Roadmaster. Safe Travels, Peter & John.

Tina

Friday 5th of May 2017

How long will this offer last?

TheRVgeeks

Friday 5th of May 2017

Hi Tina! While we can't say for sure that this offer will last forever, Roadmaster has not set any specific end date. So currently this is an open-ended offer for the foreseeable future.

Adam

Friday 21st of April 2017

Hi guys, what is a good wireless digital back up camera system for a 40 foot motorhome?

TheRVgeeks

Friday 21st of April 2017

Hi Adam! Both of our motorhomes have come factory-equipped with backup cameras, so unfortunately we have no experience with aftermarket setups. We've seen ads for them, but have no idea what to recommend. The best thing we can suggest is to search the user forums on iRV2 for threads on the topic, or even post a question if you can't find an existing thread. It's free to join at http://irv2.com/forums

Hope this helps you find some recommendations.

Jerry Smith

Monday 10th of April 2017

Love it, but you guys had me change to the Sterling. I noticed in your video the safety cables were attached at the toad, curious as the cables that come with the Sterling don't have a hook at the toad end. Also what about the bracket at the receiver where the safety cables were connected. Are there accessories that will provide the method you guys used?

TheRVgeeks

Monday 10th of April 2017

Hi Jerry! We only found out about the new Nighthawk just before we shot the video!

With your Sterling, the safety cable attachments on the car side are a function of what type of base plate you have. Roadmaster has a proprietary system that uses a steel ball on the end of the each cable that slots into a special opening on the base plate. It's a really clean design. But our car has been equipped with a Blue Ox baseplate for the past 14 years, and we don't want to (and don't have to) remove and replace it with a Roadmaster base plate, since we can use the ordinary spring-loaded hooks, as shown in the video. Roadmaster offers both connection options (hook or steel ball) for tow bars prior to the Nighthwak, so in our case, we had to go with the hooks with our Sterling to be compatible with a Blue Ox base plate. The Nighthawk actually only offers the hooks, since Roadmaster's new base plate design uses them, not the balls.

On the RV side of the safety cables, they all use hooks to connect to the receiver. But the hooks happened to be a little too thick/robust to fit through the holes on our hitch receiver (not really surprising, since Roadmaster overbuilds everything)! So we added in a threaded quick link on each one and it works like a charm. Roadmaster makes those too: https://alexa.design/2o1qjqr

Hope we answered your question okay, but if you want to hear more details from the source, we highly recommend calling Roadmaster, since they're obviously the experts!

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