Towing a Vehicle With an RV

Today, more and more motorhome owners bring along a separate vehicle for sight-seeing, going into town for groceries and dining out, and for exploring the local byways. It is so convenient to arrive at your camp site, set up the RV with full hookups, and then drive off to explore the surrounding country. It seems so simple—just hook up your car behind the motorhome and drive off. Right?

Well, folks, to be safe rather than sorry, there are a few more things to consider. Your motorhome must have a GCWR that is greater than the weight of the motorhome and the toad added together. Your toad must be able to be towed in the manner that you select—transporter, dolly, or four-down. You must select and install the proper capacity towing equipment on your motorhome. If you plan on towing a vehicle four-down (on its own wheels), you have some more things to think about. You must select and install the proper capacity towing equipment on your toad. You must wire your toad for the tail lights, turn signals, brake lights, and the auxiliary brake system break-away function. You must select the type of auxiliary brake system that you wish to use, and then modify your toad accordingly. Lastly, you need to know the proper way to connect your toad to your motorhome.

In this section, we will acquaint you with the following areas related to properly towing a vehicle:

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