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

Dinghy_Towing_Test_Jeep_Liberty.pdf 

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 »

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