Ron, I have never in my life seen a Roadmaster Falcon stored with the cross bar left on the tow bar instead of on the toad. My previous motorhome had a Roadmaster and I distinctly remember the instruction manual showing unhooking the ends on the bar rods, not by unhooking the crossbar from the toad. I realize it's six of one and half dozen of the other, but it means when you store it as shown it obstructs getting into the rear compartment on the PC. Jerry
Jerry, you are correct in stating that I unhook the Jeep differently than what is considered normal. You are also correct in stating the tow bar triangle interferes when opening the rear hatch.
It is extremely fast and easy to hookup and unhook the two vehicles that way. To get into the rear storage compartment, I pivot the hitch to the left, then drop it to the ground in the same direction which then clears the rear door. That takes but a few seconds.
I would assume Roadmaster does not instruct people to do as I do for fear that they would drive the motor home with the hitch as shown in my picture. That would be very dangerous because the latch to lock it vertically, could easily let go on the first big bump. I do drive with it that way, but only very slow at camp sites when manuevering the motor home after unhooking.
I never unhook the two vehicles the official way. It's just too much work and hassle.
BTW, after I unhook the triangle, I quickly twist and pull out the remaining tow brackets (Roadmaster calls Front Arms) to the Jeep, because they would fall out by themselves when driving the Jeep.
To everyone else, this is the triangle being discussed.
This is the twist and pull bracket called EZ, by Roadmaster.