6110 NE 127th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98682
360-896-0407
fax 360-735-9300
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ROADMASTER, Inc.
KIT# 1444-1
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MOUNTING BRACKET KIT
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
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1...........4.......... 1/2” x 1 1/2” BOLT............................................................................................ 350095-00
2...........4.......... 1/2” LOCK WASHER....................................................................................... 350309-00
3...........2.......... 5/8” DRAW PIN W/ CLIP................................................................................. 357035-00
4...........2.......... #10 x 3/4” SELF DRILLING SCREW............................................................... 350247-35
5...........1.......... WIRE PLUG PLATE........................................................................................ A-003801
6...........4.......... 3/16” x 1 1/4” x 2 1/2” THREADED BACKING PLATE WITH 10” ROD........... C-001416
7...........1.......... DRIVER SIDE ARM......................................................................................... C-002592
8...........1.......... PASSENGER SIDE ARM................................................................................ C-002593
9...........1.......... MAIN RECEIVER............................................................................................ C-002594
MOUNTING BRACKET KIT
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
ROADMASTER, Inc.
6110 NE 127th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98682
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his is one of our XL series brackets, which
allows the visible front portion of the bracket
to be easily removed from the front of the
vehicle (Fig.A and Fig.B). The bracket consists of
a main receiver brace, two removable front braces, and a hardware pack.
The main receiver brace mounts to the subframe and the two removable front braces fit into
the main receiver brace.
Before starting the installation, lay out the kit
components in order, as they will be used. This
will give you a visual idea of how the components
work, and will also confirm that everything is present and accounted for.
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Fig.A
Fig.B
IMPORTANT: All brackets must be assembled with all the bolts left loose for final adjustment and positioning (before
tightening) unless otherwise instructed. All bolts must be torqued for proper strength. If more than one bolt is used per
fastening point, the diagram may only show one.
• Use flat washers over all slotted holes • Use lock washers on all fasteners
ROADMASTER Limited Warranty, including One-Year Conditional Warranty Text and Product Registration Card, in Carton.
WARNING
Failure to follow these instructions
can result in property damage,
personal injury or even death.
• Installation of most mounting brackets requires moderate mechanical aptitude and skills. We strongly recommend professional installation by an experienced installer.
• The installer must read the instructions and use all bolts and parts
supplied. Failure to do so could result in loss of the towed vehicle.
• Use Loctite® Red on all bolts used for mounting this bracket.
• Every 3,000 miles, the owner must inspect the fasteners for proper
torque, according to the bolt torque requirements chart on the last page
of these instructions. The owner must also inspect all mounts and
brackets for cracks or other signs of fatigue every 3,000 miles.
Failure to do so could result in loss of the towed vehicle.
• The owner must check the vehicle manufacturer's instructions for
the proper procedure(s) to prepare the vehicle for towing. Some
vehicles must be equipped with a transmission lube pump, an axle disconnect, driveline disconnect or free-wheeling hubs before they can be
towed. Failure to properly equip the vehicle will cause severe damage
to the transmission.
• If running changes were made by the vehicle manufacturer after this
bracket was designed, some bolts or other fasteners in the hardware
pack may no longer be the correct size. It is the installer’s responsibility to verify that the bracket is securely fastened to the vehicle and
fitted with the correct hardware to account for these changes. Failure to
securely fasten the bracket could result in loss of the towed vehicle.
• If the towed vehicle has been in an accident, it must be properly repaired before attaching the bracket. Do not install the bracket if any
structural frame damage is found. Failure to repair the damage could
result in the loss of the towed vehicle.
• Roadmaster manufactures many styles of brackets. If your bracket
has removable arms, they must be removed before driving the
vehicle, unless the arms can be pinned or padlocked in place.
If not secured, the arms could vibrate out, resulting in non-warranty
damage or personal injury.
• Some motorhome chassis have such a tight turning radius that you can
damage your motorhome, towed vehicle, tow bar or bracket while turning
sharply. Before getting on the road, test your turning radius in an
empty parking lot. Turning too sharply could result in non-warranty
damage to towing system, motorhome and/or towed vehicle.
• Do not back up with the towed vehicle attached or non-warranty
damage will occur to your towing system, motorhome and/or towed
vehicle.
• The safety cables must connect the towing vehicle to the towed
vehicle frame to frame, with the cables crossed, with enough slack
for sharp turns. Refer to the cable instructions for proper routing.
Failure to leave enough slack in the safety cables, or failure to connect
the safety cables frame to frame, will result in the loss of the towed
vehicle.
• This bracket is designed for use with ROADMASTER tow bars and
ROADMASTER adaptors only. Using this bracket with other brands,
without an approved ROADMASTER adaptor, may result in nonwarranty damage or injury.
• Do not use this document for custom fabrication, as it may not show
all parts or structural components. Custom fabrication or an attempt to
copy this bracket design could result in loss of the towed vehicle.
• Upon final installation, the installer must inspect the bracket to ensure adequate clearance, particularly around hoses, air conditioner
lines, radiators, etc., or non-warranty damage to the towed vehicle
will result.
• This bracket is only warranteed for the original installation. Installing
a used bracket on another vehicle is not recommended and will void
the warranty.
KIT# 1444-1
MOUNTING BRACKET KIT
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
ROADMASTER, Inc.
6110 NE 127th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98682
360-896-0407
06/06/17
KS
fax 360-735-9300
www.roadmasterinc.com
Fig.C
Fig.D
parellel
to subframe
mounting
tab
2¾"
1.Important: please use all supplied bolts and parts and read all instructions carefully before beginning this
installation. The majority of questions you may have can be answered within the text, and proper installation will
ensure safe and secure travel. Now, begin the installation. Using tape or a marker, indicate the front corners of the skid
plate for trimming, in a line parellel with the back of the subframe (Fig.C). Measure over 2¾" from the edge of the skid
plate and mark, leaving enough material for the mounting tab (Fig.D). Now, trim the skid plate. Figure E shows the completed trimming. Before moving onto step 2, check that the threaded backing plate with rod can easily fit into the end of
the subframe (Fig.F). If it can't, trim the skid plate until it can.
Fig.E
2. On each side, remove the rear 15mm (head) skidplate
bolt. Place the main receiver brace around the subframe
and then replace the 15mm (head) bolt, bolting through
the main receiver brace, skid plate and into the subframe
(Fig.G — driver's side).
All illustrations and specifications contained herein are based on the latest information available at the time of publication approval.
ROADMASTER, INC. reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice in material, specification and models or to discontinue models.
Fig.F
Fig.G
MOUNTING BRACKET KIT
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
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Fig.H
Fig.R
Fig.I
3. On each side, align the holes in the main receiver brace with the holes in the side of the subframe. Now, slide one
of the 3/16" x 1¼" x 2½" threaded backing plates with rod into the end of the subframe, aligning it with the uppermost
hole. Using one of the ½" lock washers and ½" x 1½" bolts, bolt through the main receiver brace, subframe and into the
threaded backing plate with rod (Fig.H). Note: ensure proper alignment, as the bolts will receive Loctite® Red and will be
torqued at the end of these instructions.
4. On each side, repeat step 3 for the lowermost hole (Fig.I).
Fig.R
Fig.J
5. Tighten all bolts to the bolt torque requirements found
at the end of these instructions. Note: use Loctite® Red on
all nuts and bolts.
6. Use a pair of pliers to break the wires off the backing
plates (Fig.J).
7. Insert the removable front braces into the main receiver braces (Fig.K). Secure them in place with the supplied
5/8" draw pins and spring pins.
8. Attach the safety cables (Fig.L).
9. Install the tow bar to the mounting bracket according
to the manufacturer's instructions.
All illustrations and specifications contained herein are based on the latest information available at the time of publication approval.
ROADMASTER, INC. reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice in material, specification and models or to discontinue models.
Fig.K
Fig.L
MOUNTING BRACKET KIT
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
ROADMASTER, Inc.
6110 NE 127th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98682
360-896-0407
fax 360-735-9300
KIT# 1444-1
06/06/17
KS
www.roadmasterinc.com
IMPORTANT!
Safety cables are required by law. When towing, connect safety cables to the safety cable tabs illustrated on
page 1. Make certain there is adequate slack in the cables to allow a full turning radius; otherwise, damage will
result. If necessary, longer cables or cable extensions are available.
Note: if the bracket is so equipped, the holes in the alignment tabs which are welded to the arms and main receiver
braces are for padlocks only. Under no circumstances should you bolt the alignment tabs together. Bolting the alignment
tabs together may result in non-warranty damage to the bracket.
Three options for attaching the wiring plug to
the main receiver brace
Fig.M
For six-wire plugs: use the two supplied ¾” self-tapping
screws to attach the electrical plug directly to the rods on
the front of the main receiver brace.
For four-wire round plugs: attach to the plug mounting
plate and then use the two supplied ¾” self-tapping screws
to attach the mounting plate to the rods on the front of the
main receiver brace.
For four-wire flat plugs: place the plug through the
mounting plug plate, and then secure it using the supplied
zip tie on the front of the plug (Fig.M). Use the two supplied
¾” self-tapping screws to attach the mounting plate to the
rods on the front of the main receiver brace.
BOLT TORQUE REQUIREMENTS
Note: The torque values represented below are intended as general guidelines. Torque requirements for specific applications may vary. Roadmaster does not warrant
this information to be accurate for all applications and disclaims all liability for any claims or damages which may result from its use.
STANDARD BOLTS
Thread Size
Grade
Torque
5/16-18 ............5 ................ 13 ft./lb.
3/8-16 ..............5 ................ 23 ft./lb.
7/16-14 ............5 ................37 ft./lb.
1/2-13 ..............5 ................57 ft./lb.
5/8-11...............5 .............. 112 ft./lb.
METRIC BOLTS
Thread Size
Grade
Torque
6mm-1.0 ............8.8 .............6 ft./lb.
8mm-1.0 ............8.8 ...........18 ft./lb.
8mm-1.25 ..........8.8 ...........16 ft./lb.
10mm-1.25 ........8.8 .......... 36 ft./lb.
10mm-1.5 ..........8.8 .......... 31 ft./lb.
METRIC BOLTS
Thread Size
Grade
Torque
12mm-1.25 ...........8.8............. 64 ft./lb.
12mm-1.5 .............8.8............. 60 ft./lb.
12mm-1.75 ...........8.8............. 55 ft./lb.
14mm-2.0 .............8.8............. 88 ft./lb.
All illustrations and specifications contained herein are based on the latest information available at the time of publication approval.
ROADMASTER, INC. reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice in material, specification and models or to discontinue models.
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