2017 RV Gear Guide

by Chris Dougherty and Kristopher Bunker
March 31, 2017

  Our Annual guide to motorhome accessories is a valuable resource for owners looking to upgrade or replace tired components You already know that owning a motorhome is the key to the ultimate road trip. With onboard conveniences like your own bed, food in the fridge and hot and cold running water,... Read more »

Top Towables for 2017

By Chris Hemer
March 29, 2017

  SUVs are at the summit of this year’s list of new dinghy vehicles, and a familiar icon returns   Short of calling Uber or Lyft whenever you need to leave your site without breaking camp, dinghy towing (also known as recreational or flat towing) is still the most practical way to visit local... Read more »

Get S.M.A.R.T.

March 9, 2017

  Most everybody likes to be seen, but when you’re towing a dinghy, high visibility isn’t hip or trendy — it’s a matter of safety. Custer Products offers the Simple Magnetic Alerting Radio-powered Tow light (S.M.A.R.T.) Rider for your dinghy vehicle. The wireless S.M.A.R.T. Rider uses 42... Read more »

Match Maker

December 13, 2016

Few things turn as many heads as matching the painted graphics on your motorhome with those on your dinghy vehicle. The key to accomplishing the perfect custom paint job is finding the right artist with the skills to create and the know-how with automotive paints in the right facility. Dave “Letterfly”... Read more »

Outfitting a Dinghy Vehicle

By Chris Dougherty
October 24, 2016

  Selecting the proper tow bar, auxiliary-braking system and accessories leads to a smooth towing experience   Dinghy towing, or flat towing, a vehicle behind your motorhome is a great convenience, and even more of a necessity for full-time RVers. In order to go, though, you need the proper... Read more »

Dinghy-Towing Primer

By Chris Dougherty
October 24, 2016

  Everything you need to know to get your motorhome and towed vehicle ready to hit the road Let’s face it; motorhoming is the best way to see the country. After all, you are able to watch the scenery roll on by from the comfort of your living room. Want refreshments? Need the potty? They’re... Read more »

Tandem Towing

by Kristopher Bunker
June 29, 2016

  Absent a toy-hauling motorhome, owners looking to bring along a dinghy vehicle and a toy such as a golf cart, motorcycle or four-wheeler often have a difficult decision to make: Which do I really need for my next adventure? If your answer is both, the Swivelwheel-58DW Tandem Tow Dolly deserves... Read more »

Installing a Baseplate

By Chris Hemer and Bob Livingston
October 26, 2015

  With the right tools and some DIY expertise, follow these steps to install a dinghy baseplate   [1, 2] Most baseplate installations require that at least part of the front fascia be removed, especially on vehicles built within the last 20 years. The Suzuki XL-7 and its cousin, the Vitara,... Read more »

Dinghy 101

By Chris Hemer and Bob Livingston
October 26, 2015

  The essential guide to safely towing a vehicle behind your motorhome   Choosing which vehicle to tow behind your motorhome is a big decision. Because, beyond considering what type of vehicle you want to drive when your motorhome is parked, you have to think about how adaptable that vehicle... Read more »

The Right Stuff

By Chris Hemer and Bob Livingston
October 26, 2015

  A guide to tow bars and dinghy-braking systems designed to make towing convenient and trouble-free   Tow Bars   Blue Ox The two heavy hitters in Blue Ox’s tow-bar arsenal are the Avail and Aventa LX, both of which are Class IV tow bars rated to tow up to 10,000 pounds, which pretty... Read more »

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