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,... 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... 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... Read more »

The Force is With You


by Chris Hemer
April 23, 2015

  A brake system for your towed vehicle should be considered a necessity, but not all of them are created equal. According to the dinghy brake experts at SMI, the new Delta Force is the first and... 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.... 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... 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... 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 —... 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,... 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... Read more »

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