Free 2018 dinghy towing guide now available

The folks at motorhome.com have released the 2018 Guide to Dinghy Towing. It’s a free PDF download, and features “all manufacturer-approved, flat-towable cars, trucks and SUVs.” It’s important, for example, to make sure that your “toad” is capable of being towed with all four wheels on the pavement, if that’s what you want. Otherwise  you may find yourself having to... Read More

Seeing through campground reservation “smoke and mirrors”

  Dear RV Shrink: We are in Yellowstone National Park and are finding our RV is too big to camp in some of the campgrounds. We tried to make a reservation today at Madison Campground and they tell us we will only fit into a 40-foot-plus site, but there are none available. They combined our total rig length (motorhome and... Read More

Better to flat-tow dinghy or use tow dolly?

By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor. Dear Chris,I’m just starting research on RVing but it seems like it would be a good idea to avoid the additional mileage put on the toad during towing by using a dolly. With... Read More