Dinghy Towing Fever

Bob Livingston

Bob Livingston
March 13, 2013

Towing a dinghy vehicle is more popular than ever. It almost looks strange to see a coach on the road without one. We left our dinghy home on our last trip and it felt as though we were missing a friend. You know that sinking feeling when you hit the road and discover you left something at home? It’s... Read more »

2012 Scion xD: Affordable, Efficient Dinghy

Scion Blurb

Nicholas Upton, Digital Editor
November 28, 2012

The 2012 Scion xD is one simple, affordable dinghy.  The diminutive four-door can be flat-towed with a manual transmission without those pesky mileage limitations.  No more starting and idling again with the Scion.  While the car is certainly small, and easy to tow at a max of 2,665 pounds, there... Read more »

Coach & Powertrain: Flat Tow Versus Dolly?

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

June 5, 2012

Like many of MotorHome’s readers, I have progressed through the usual camping route: tents, pop-up camper, a travel trailer and now a Class C motor­home. The next step for me is to flat-tow a dinghy.  I have a manual transmission Subaru Forester, so towing four-wheels-down is not a problem per se,... Read more »

The Italian Job: Fiat Returns to the US

The Fiat 500 is an international car, with nearly universal appeal.

Chris Hemer
May 1, 2012

Fiat’s return to the U.S. market was met with as much trepidation as it was anticipation. Not merely because the company would be riding across the Atlantic on the shoulders of its most recent acquisition, the Chrysler Corp., but because of its lackluster history in the United States during the ’70s... Read more »

It’s Dinghy Time

Bob Livingston

Bob Livingston
February 28, 2012

It’s amazing how many motorhome owners are towing dinghy vehicles. Makes sense; you can’t beat the versatility and convenience of having another vehicle for tooling around town. Call it sort of an on the road game, but I find it very interesting to check out what others are towing while I’m on... Read more »

Dinghy Towing Basics

Dinghy Towing Guide

February 10, 2012

Traveling with a dinghy vehicle is almost a given with today’s larger motorhomes. Although the trend to bigger coaches has injected “camping” with more creature comforts than a luxury hotel room, it’s not without its drawbacks. Even rigs with a 60-degree wheel cut will encounter some difficulty... Read more »

Safe Dinghy Towing with Even Brake

July 27, 2011

Few of us who tow dinghy vehicles would complain that we have too much braking capability in view of the fact that the combined weight of our motorhomes and dinghy vehicles may range from 10 to 20 tons. Consideration of our personal safety, chassis manufacturer requirements, state/provincial towing laws... Read more »

Outfitting a Honda CR-V for Flat Towing

July 27, 2011

Once in a while, those of us who tow dinghy vehicles get into “oops” situations in which we need to unhitch the car and back out. Unfortunately, it may happen that the car is at too much of an angle relative to the motorhome, creating so much tension that we can’t release the tow bar arms. What... Read more »

Get Ready For Summer RV Trips

April 14, 2011

Now that the spring thaw is putting a bee in your bonnet to hit the open road, it’s time to prep your motorhome for summertime travels. Keep the following items on your checklist before you set out on the first trip of the season. For more summer travel tips, refer to the Getting Ready to Roll:... Read more »

Crossbar Disguise

dinghy crossbar cover

April 2, 2011

Keep the front of your dinghy vehicle looking sharp (and your knees protected) with the Nixtopper crossbar cover from Roadmaster. It fits onto any Roadmaster towing system that has a quick-disconnect release and is an easy and affordable way to keep the crossbar and brackets clean and ready to go the... Read more »

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