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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

An RVer hitches a dinghy vehicle up behind a motorhome

Dinghy Digest: Power Struggle

How to set up a dinghy vehicle’s electrical system for safe, trouble-free towing When you tow a vehicle behind a motorhome, you have to consider...
A man connects a dinghy vehicle to a motorhome tow bar

Dinghy Digest: Bar Exam

It’s time to brush up on tow bars and learn which one is right for your needs and budget In last month’s inaugural Dinghy Digest...
2019 Toyota Yaris

2019 Dinghy Towing Guide Updates

Here are the most recent changes to MotorHome's 2019 Guide to Dinghy Towing. ADDITIONS Fiat 2019 500 with manual transmission may be flat towed at speeds up...
A BlueOx dinghy towbar connected to the front of a car

Dinghy Digest: What’s a Baseplate?

  Let’s begin at the beginning, shall we? After you have verified that the vehicle you’re considering can be towed on all four wheels behind a...
A Class A motorhome towing a dinghy car with Joshua Trees and boulders in the background

Portable Dinghy Braking Systems

These units provide an easy way to reduce stopping distance for safer travels when dinghy towing To tow a dinghy vehicle or a trailer? That is...
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?...
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RV Tech Savvy: Towing a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

You asked MotorHome: We just purchased a 2018 Equinox, the 1.5-liter turbo with front wheel drive. I followed the dinghy directions, but the security alarm...
towing a dinghy vehicle behind a motorhome

Dinghy Towing Essentials

Towing a dinghy vehicle behind your motorhome is a popular choice for transportation once set-up in an RV park. Here’s how to outfit and protect...
2019 Jeep Cherokee Overland and Cherokee Trailhawk

2019 Dinghy Towables Sneak Peek

7 vehicles that have been manufacturer-approved for flat-towing behind a motorhome. Over the years, MotorHome readers have asked one question more than all others: “Is the...
Roadmaster FitMaster app

Roadmaster App

The new FitMaster app answers one of the most common questions among motorhome owners – “What equipment do I need to tow a dinghy...
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...