Many people are turning to their RVs as they set out on vacation this summer. Nothing like escaping regular life and hitting the road. This way, no one has to rely on hotel rooms and can continue to social distance while still changing up the scenery a bit too. For most people, they need a way to get around without driving the RV everywhere they go once they arrive at their destination. One way to accomplish this is by towing a vehicle behind the RV. Citywide Towing Service is here to share some tips to successfully tow your vehicle behind your RV for your summer vacation.
RV Car Towing Equipment
Before you can set out with a vehicle behind your RV, you need to have the right equipment to get the job done. Following are what you need to get started.
– Get a Hitch: Your hitch needs to be a permanent fixture on the back of your RV. Many RVs come with them already installed, but if yours didn’t, it is something you are going to need. Hitches come in classes depending on their towing capabilities: Class 1-up to 2,000 lbs. Class 2-up to 3,500 lbs. Class 3- up to 3,000 lbs. and Class 4- up to 10,000 lbs.
– Receiver: This is the part of the hitch that holds different types of hitch balls.
– Hitch Ball: These come in different sizes and towing weights.
– Light Receptacle Plug: This will hook the lights of your vehicle to the lights on your RV so the brake lights indicate you are slowing down for other vehicles on the road.
Towing Car With All Wheels on the Road
This refers to the towing method that has your vehicle basically driving behind the RV with all four of the wheels on the road. Not all transmissions will allow a vehicle to be towed in this way. Before trying this, you should check your vehicle’s manufacturer guidelines to ensure it is safe for your vehicle’s transmission to be towed like this. Remember that when you tow your vehicle this way you cannot back up your RV while the car is attached.
Car Dolly Towing
This is the most common way that people tow their vehicle behind an RV. If you have a front wheel drive transmission, you can put those two tires up and tow it safely behind the RV. If your vehicle is rear wheel drive, you need to make sure the transmission is disconnected first. Most states will require that your dolly is licensed and you should also remember that you cannot back up your RV while the dolly and vehicle is attached.
Towing with a Car Hauler
Many people that are towing a car that is all wheel drive or 4 wheel drive, find that they need all the wheels off the road on a trailer. This is where the car hauler comes in handy. You don’t have to worry about transmission or the wear and tear on your vehicle with all the tires up and off the road.