Silent Partner


by Owen Mitchell
October 30, 2013

  The New Stealth Brake System from Hopkins Manufacturing 
is an Effective Solution for Dinghy Braking Motorhome braking with a dinghy in tow can never be too good. While the service brakes in all motorhomes are adequate for stopping the gross vehicle weight rating of the motorhome, longer stopping... Read more »

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 »

Towing a Smart Car

Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

March 8, 2013

Four years ago we purchased a used 2001 Coachmen Mirada. While searching for a dinghy, we came across an article on Smart cars. We liked that these can be towed four wheels down, and we liked the idea of these vehicles. These Smart cars were so new to the United States at that time that we had to wait... Read more »

Tow Dolly Question

Ken Freund Coach & Powertrain

March 5, 2013

We purchased a used Monaco 40-foot Class A motorhome with a 400-hp diesel engine. The car we want to tow is a 4,300-pound automatic front-wheel-drive automobile, so we will need a tow dolly. The tow dolly I am looking at has hydraulic disc brakes. Do I need to purchase an in-car electric brake system?Steve... Read more »

Dinghy Discussion

Tools Josep Ma. Rosell

July 19, 2012

I have a 2001 GMC Yukon SLT with two-wheel drive. Can I flat tow this vehicle behind my diesel motorhome? If so, what special procedures are involved? Wayne Thompson | Tallahasse, Fla. MotorHome provides an annual Guide to Dinghy Towing that lists models approved by their manufacturers for flat towing.... Read more »

Downloadable Dinghy Guides

2011 Dinghy Guide Header

March 7, 2012

Welcome to our dinghy guide central. Here, you’ll find all our flat-towing dinghy guides going back to 2000 in digital PDF format. Each digital guide is packed with setup tips, additional equipment and a full list of the model year’s dinghy-ready vehicles. Note: Our guides to dinghy towing... 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 »

Digital Edition Archives

February 21, 2012

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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 »

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 »

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