If you’re interested in an RV, you’ve probably already thought about how you’ll get around once you set up camp. Will you use your RV to go shopping? Or will you be pulling a second vehicle with a wheeled cart? Many people choose the latter because it’s more convenient that way.
But then you have another decision to make. Which type of towing is best? Is flat towing or dolly towing the better option for you?
Read on to learn more so you can make the best decision. It often comes down to personal preference and vehicle capabilities. Let’s dive in!
Which motorhomes can tow a vehicle?
Motorhomes have hitches that can tow a vehicle. Class As and Class C typically have towing ratings of 5,000 to 10,000 pounds, depending on the motorhome.
It is safe to attach a dolly to the back of an RV and tow a second vehicle as long as you stay within the towing limits set by the RV manufacturer.
You can tow many types of vehicles behind a motorhome as long as the vehicle and towing equipment remain under the maximum towing capacity of the motorhome and the towing capacity of the hitch.
However, when towing with a dolly, you cannot tow a rear-wheel drive vehicle unless it has been converted. This is because the two rear wheels roll on the road while the two front wheels remain raised and secured to the dolly. So you need to disconnect the drive shaft.
If you want to tow a vehicle, the list gets much shorter. Since towing requires disconnecting the transmission and disabling the steering lock, four-wheel drive vehicles and SUVs are the preferred and most common options.
You can’t tow just any vehicle. For this reason, many Jeep brand models are towed, but not many Hondas.