Tips for towing a vehicle behind your motorhome

The first time you tow a vehicle with your RV it will seem a bit squirrely, and it may make you nervous. But you will get used to the feel. But that’s not all you need to know about towing. In this video, Walter Cannon, Executive Director of the RV Safety and Education Foundation, offers advice about safely towing a... Read More

Which hitch position tows my fifth wheel?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris Folks new to the fifth-wheeling game sometimes have a little catching up to do. Sometimes even us “old dogs” learn something new. For example, I know plenty of fifth wheel owners who’ve never had the need for a “sliding hitch” because they’ve always towed with a long-bed truck. First, what’s a “sliding hitch”? Specially... Read More

The ABCs of RV Shopping: Towables (pt. 2)

By Russ and Tiña De Maris In our discussion about towable RVs, we’ve talked about travel trailers and toy haulers. Now let’s talk about two other towables, fifth wheels and pop-ups. Fifth-Wheel Trailers: A favorite among those who take long vacations or even live full-time in their RV, the fifth-wheel trailer is a specialized unit requiring a pickup truck or... Read More

When towing, can I use cruise control and overdrive?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris When towing a travel trailer, can you use the cruise control? What about an overdrive transmission? These are questions that can puzzle new RVers – and even some veterans. First, let’s talk about cruise control. Here’s a school of thought where most folks who’ve had cruise control tend to agree: Towing a trailer with... Read More