Stop Pulling Fuses to Tow

Vancouver, Washington-based Roadmaster, Inc. introduced the FuseMaster, a new product which eliminates the need for RVers to pull a fuse for towing.

Here are four excellent reasons to stop pulling fuses:

  • You’ve spent enough time with your face on the floor mat
  • Adventures in electricity can be, well, electrifying
  • Chiropractors are expensive
  • Engine lubricant is not a fashion accessory

“With FuseMaster, RVers don’t need to spend another minute with their face on the floor mat, gazing up into a black void, hunting for a minuscule piece of plastic playing hide and seek,” said Bob Vondra, publications manager at Roadmaster.

“FuseMaster eliminates the necessity of having to remove a fuse for towing, then having to reinsert it for driving. Once FuseMaster is installed, users simply flip a switch to accomplish the same task.”

There are four FuseMasters which, collectively, fit most vehicles which must have fuses removed for towing, Vondra explained. They are:

  • 76510 — Fits the majority of vehicles where a fuse must be pulled
  • 76511 — A longer version of the 76510
  • 76512 — Designed for two fuses that are required to be removed
  • 76513 — Replaces a heavy-duty 50-amp fuse


Roadmaster, Inc.

Roadmaster products are designed, engineered, and manufactured at their plant in Vancouver, Washington with virtually every process done under the same roof.

Roadmaster FuseMaster

The reason for ‘hands-on’ manufacturing is simple: quality. “Quality starts on the inside, and when you control the process, you control the quality,” as founder Jerry A. Edwards is fond of saying. To our way of thinking, “quality first” is the reason more Roadmaster towing products are on the road today than any other brand—by nearly a two-to-one margin.

Address: 6110 NE 127th Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98682

Phone: (360) 896-0407 or (800) 669-9690 (toll free)


Worth Pondering…

Why I travel: to learn and grow, to challenge myself, stretch my limits and foster an appreciation of both the world at large and the chair waiting in front of the woodstove back home.

—Tim Patterson

Read More

New Towing Capacities App Now Available

Are you shopping for a new or used tow vehicle, trailer, camper, boat, or other recreational vehicle?

The new Towing Capacities App from is the most comprehensive searchable mobile application available anywhere efficient way to find the right pickup or SUV for an RVer’s towing needs, the company announced this week.

Developed for Android smart phones, the Towing Capacities App from lets users search for pickups and SUVs by year, make and model, engine, transmission, and axle ratio, and even different trim levels!

Covering model years 2005 through 2012, and including Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, Dodge, Nissan, and Toyota, the Towing Capacities App is the most comprehensive searchable app on the market today, and it’s just $1.99.

“Users will love how fast and easily the app works, and how it can help them find the perfect tow vehicle,” said Brett Becker, editor and publisher of “What’s more, if they’re shopping for a new trailer or RV, the Towing Capacities App is great for finding out how much your current vehicle can tow. It’s an incredibly valuable tool.”

“The app is a great information aid for the consumer, but it also can be a useful sales tool. It’s incredibly valuable for towing safely and responsibly, Becker added.”


Online Towing Guide

Like so many other things, towing a trailer has a learning curve, so it’s critical to learn to tow a trailer safely and successfully, every time, and that’s where comes in.

Resources available on helps provide a solid understanding of the fundamentals of towing and provide tips and information on techniques and products that can help you make the process smoother and safer.

The site offers tow vehicle evaluations to assist buyers in locating a suitable the truck or SUV for your towing needs. After all, the more knowledge you have, the more comfortable you will be once you are on the road—and comfort goes a long way toward enhancing safety.

Address: 255 Eugenia Drive, Ventura, Calif. 93003

Phone: (805) 850-8310


Towing Capacities App

Towing Capacities App lets you search for specific towing capacities of every domestic and imported pickup truck and SUV sold in the United States from 2005 to 2012.

Cost: $1.99

To download the app, visit

Related Stories

Worth Pondering…

Recently I ran across a few lines by Pierre de Ronsard, a 16th-century poet: “Live now, believe me, wait not till tomorrow. Gather the roses of life today.” Maybe it’s time to stop dreaming about that trip you’ve always wanted to make—and just do it!

Read More