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 »

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 »

Auxiliary Braking: Slow Your Roll

Blue Ox - Patriot

Kristopher Bunker
July 25, 2012

A motorhome is a virtual sea of technology. From the exhaust system to the drivetrain to the engine cooling — not to mention the appliances, audiovisual components and heating/cooling units inside — much of the motorhome’s performance we take for granted falls under the responsibility of high-tech... 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 »

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 »

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