The Ultimate Towing Guide

If you're an RVer, you most likely have had to tow or pull something behind your vehicle or rig. Whether it's just a utility trailer or a tow dolly or perhaps even a 5th wheel. There are many different ways of towing that we'll discuss. Some of the most common ways of towing include tow bars, tow dollies and trailers.

Tow Dollies

Tow dollies are used to transport vehicles behind a trailer or motorhome. Most RVers pull a tow dolly behind their motorhome with their secondary vehicle so they can use it and leave their RV at the campsite. It makes things easier instead of driving a 25 ft. rig around town. Tow dollies tow vehicles by two wheels. A car drives up the ramp and two wheels stay behind to roll on the road.


Trailers tow your load off the ground. They can carry a wide variety of cars, trucks and just about anything else you need to haul. Trailers are very heavy and can decrease your average mpg of fuel. They also run the risk of swaying badly. This is where a weight distribution hitch comes in handy. It will reduce trailer sway and give you a smooth ride.

Tow Bars

Tow bars have a bar and a base plate. The plate attaches to the metal of the vehicle and is custom for each make and model. The A-Frame tow bar is a good choice for beginners as it is fairly priced and can tow most vehicles. Don't forget to attach the safety chains!

Before towing, you need to check and see how much your vehicle can pull. Our tow ratings database will help you find your make and model along with towing capacity. You also need to check the rated weight for your specific hitch. You can check the owners manual as well to see weight limits.

Hope this was able to help you with your towing questions. Have a safe and happy trip!