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Dinghy Towing

Everything you need to know about dinghy towing, flat towing and recreational towing of a vehicle behind your motorhome

Dinghy Towing 101

The Right Stuff

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...
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Control Your Dinghy

Supplemental braking systems, Some people want them out of necessity – most states require brakes on towed loads over a certain weight, and most...
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Dinghy Towing: Aerio GS

Suzuki's Vitara and Grand Vitara SUVs have long been popular choices with motorhome owners because they are fun, lightweight and practical vehicles that can...
Roadmaster's Sterling tow bar

Outfitting a Honda CR-V for Flat Towing

Roadmaster's Sterling All-Terrain Tow Bar creates a strong, versatile link between motorhome and dinghy Once in a while, those of us who tow dinghy vehicles...
Roadmaster Brake Monitor kit

Peace of Mind: Universal Brake Monitor and Switch

One of the biggest concerns a motorhome owner has while towing is the state of the dinghy vehicle’s brakes. Are they even being applied?...
The Fiat 500 is an international car, with nearly universal appeal.

The Italian Job: Fiat Returns to the US

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...
Tools

Coach & Powertrain: Flat Tow Versus Dolly?

Like many of MotorHome’s readers, I have progressed through the usual camping route: tents, pop-up camper, a travel trailer and now a Class C...
Winnebago Adventurer - Dinghy Towing

Top-20 Dinghy FAQs

Answers to the most-often asked questions about dinghy towing Over the years, we have noticed that certain RV-related questions keep popping up, over and over...
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Tandem Tow Dollies

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...
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Understanding the Check Engine Light

Over the years emission controls have become more and more complex, and the ubiquitous (and infamous) check engine light coming on has become one...
Joshua Tree National Park

California’s Golden Landscapes

Exploring the deserts, history and wild animals on the “quiet side” of Southern California One thing I like about owning a motorhome and being semi-retired...
Lifeline Battery

Motorhome Battery Systems

Improving 12-volt DC systems using the latest technology can dramatically extend off-grid livability One of the primary benefits of owning a motorhome is the ability...
Odometer

RV Tech Savvy: Odometer Issue

We have a 2007 Holiday Rambler Vacationer diesel. The odometer went from 54,000 to 3,400 on a trip. The odometer continues to work, but...
Headlight, After Soft Scrub

MotorHome Quick Tip: Headlight Lens Restoration

My solution for dull yellow plastic headlight lenses is to use Soft Scrub cleaning liquid rather than an expensive lens-polishing kit. You can see...
Xantrex Charge Controllers

Solar Power for Your Motorhome

Xantrex has added two new lithium-ion compatible solar charge controllers to its energy-management solutions. The new 30A MPPT charge controller ($299) features dual bank...