Demco Dominator Tow Bar

Demco Dominator Tow Bar

November 8, 2010

The ability to tow a dinghy is one of the many advantages of having a motorhome. It allows you the freedom to leave the rig at a campsite while you explore the surrounding area without worrying about finding suitable parking. Getting your dinghy set up for towing doesn’t have to be tricky, as the... Read more »

Towing Accessories

September 16, 2010

The research has been done, the financing aranged, the papers signed … and that new dinghy vehicle is now sitting in your driveway. You’ve shopped carefully to pick a model that’s certified by its manufacturer for flat-towing, you’ve checked the vehicle’s weight to confirm that it’s... Read more »

Dinghy Towing Checklists

September 16, 2010

Take a tip from pilots and make a written checklist for dinghy towing. Note all of the necessary steps to prepare your vehicle for towing behind your motorhome, including shift procedure, unlock steering, brake actuator, etc. Before setting off with a dinghy vehicle in tow, and each time you stop,... Read more »

Motorhome Terms Glossary

December 2, 2009

Glossary The following definitions for commonly used RV terms and abbreviations can be useful for new RVers and seasoned travelers alike.   120 AC/12 DC/LP-gas The power sources on which RV refrigerators operate; 120 AC is 120-volt alternating current (same as in houses); 12 DC is 12-volt direct current ... Read more »

Father-Son Team Has Plan for 'Hybrid Dinghy Pusher'

September 15, 2009

While the cost of fuel has put a damper on the travel plans of many Americans, one father-son engineering duo with a passion for RV travel is combating the problem by conceptualizing an electric-hybrid passenger vehicle with the ability to improve fuel economy and increase the acceleration of the motorhome... Read more »

Q & A: Tail Swing When Towing

August 17, 2009

Q: I have a 2003 Four Winds Chateau Sport 28-foot Class C motorhome. Because of the coach’s long rear overhang behind the rear wheels, am I going to have a problem towing a dinghy? I’d like to tow a 2005 Honda Element with five-speed manual that weighs about 4,000... Read more »

Check Engine Light

August 1, 2009

Over the years emission controls have become more and more complex, and the ubiquitous (and infamous) check engine light coming on has become one of the most common vehicular problems today. Now that diesels have these dreaded warning lamps too, nearly everyone can join in the... Read more »

Automatic Dinghy Battery Disconnect

June 21, 2009

If you have a dinghy vehicle that requires that its battery cable be disconnected before you tow — such as a late-model Buick Enclave, Chevy Equinox Sport, Dodge Dakota, GMC Acadia, Hummer H2, Jeep Liberty or Wrangler, Pontiac Torrent GXP, or Smart fortwo — Roadmaster’s Automatic Battery Disconnect... Read more »

Predeparture Checklists

April 16, 2009

Predeparture checklists are a must for serious RVers. Its all too easy to get distracted while preparing to leave on a motorhome road trip, and a checklist will help keep you and your rig safe, making your trip more enjoyable and protecting your investment. A good checklist should contain the following:... Read more »

Dinghy Towing Test: Jeep Liberty

January 1, 2006


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