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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

Installing a Baseplate

  With the right tools and some DIY expertise, follow these steps to install a dinghy baseplate   Most baseplate installations require that at least part...
Dinghy Towing

Dinghy 101

  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...
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...
Bob Livingston

Dinghy Towing Fever

Towing a dinghy vehicle is more popular than ever. It almost looks strange to see a coach on the road without one. We left...
Silver 2012 Scion xD car on black background

2012 Scion xD: Affordable, Efficient Dinghy

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...
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...
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...
Dinghy Towing Guide

Dinghy Towing Basics

Traveling with a dinghy vehicle is almost a given with today’s larger motorhomes. Although the trend to bigger coaches has injected “camping” with more...
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Safe Dinghy Towing with Even Brake

Few of us who tow dinghy vehicles would complain that we have too much braking capability in view of the fact that the combined...
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...
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...