Control Your Dinghy

July 1, 2005

Supplemental braking systems, Some people want them out of necessity — most states require brakes on towed loads over a certain weight, and most chassis builders have a recommendation or requirement for them — while a few folks like to have it simply for the breakaway function. Roadmaster offers... Read more »

Tandem Tow Dollies

February 24, 2005

Owning a motorhome is a study in the art of compromise. Enthusiasts are continually reminded of the difference between taking what you want — and packing only what you need. That same mental tug-of-war happens when deciding which big toys to bring along. Your coach is only capable of towing a... Read more »

Saturn Revives Tow-Friendly Design

January 6, 2005

For years, the Saturn line of automobiles was generally accepted by RVers as the ideal choice for dinghy towing behind a motorhome. Though other vehicles offered manual transmission models that could be towed with all four wheels on the ground, Saturn was one of the few... Read more »

Dinghy-Braking System Roundup

August 1, 2003

All too often, the extra weight of towing a “dinghy” vehicle behind your motorhome reduces braking performance drastically. These products can help keep your heavy load under control. Apollo Braking System Package Type: Self-contained, portable Power Supply: Built-in... Read more »

Q & A: Dinghy Towing

May 14, 2003

Q. Where can we get information on what vehicles are approved by their manufacturer for towing behind a motorhome (dinghy towing)?   A. Franchised dealers should have this information on their current model-year vehicles. MotorHome magazine publishes an annual Dinghy Towing Guide.... Read more »

Dinghy Towing: Ranger FX4/Level II

March 1, 2003

An SUV, for many motorhomers, is the ideal dinghy-towed vehicle. If a vehicle that leans a bit more toward the “utility” end of the SUV spectrum is called for, a small pickup like the Ford Ranger is a mighty fine alternative that can serve well as your motorhome’s... Read more »

Dinghy Towing: Aerio GS

February 1, 2003

Suzuki’s Vitara and Grand Vitara SUVs have long been popular choices with motorhome owners because they are fun, lightweight and practical vehicles that can easily be dinghy-towed behind a motorhome. Recently, the company added another towable to its lineup: the Suzuki ... Read more »

Motorhome FAQs

January 2, 2003

Over the years, we’ve noticed that certain readers’ questions keep popping up again and again, in similar forms. Some of them come from seasoned motorhome owners; others come from “newbies” who are anxious to get going in this great vagabond lifestyle of ours. In the September... Read more »

PT Cruiser

March 15, 2001

IF YOU WANT A DINGHY-TOWABLE CAR that lets you get around without being noticed, this isn’t the one for you. The Chrysler PT Cruiser is arguably the most exciting, innovative new car to come along in years, and it stands out from the crowd. The PT Cruiser is clearly aimed ... Read more »

Towing the Grand Vitara

June 1, 2000

WHEN SUZUKI INTRODUCED THE SAMURAI, a diminutive four-wheel-drive sport-utility vehicle in the mid-1980s, it was easy to tow on all fours and quickly caught on as a natural tag-along, even though the first models lacked a few creature comforts and were a little hard on... Read more »

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