Towing a vehicle behind an RV can be a fairly complex undertaking, which is not always apparent at the outset.
In the early days of dinghy towing, things were much simpler; tow dollies were more common, tow bars were basic welded A-frames, and supplemental braking requirements and systems were unheard of. Motorhomes were much smaller and tended to be both underpowered as well as under-designed, and diesels were rare, so towing was not common.
I remember occasionally seeing a motorhome towing a Volkswagen beetle or similarly small vehicle with one of the aforementioned tow bars. Times have changed, and instead of simply bolting a tow bar to the front of a vehicle and removing the driveshaft, many things have to be taken into consideration before a “toad” is ready for the road, including the method of towing.
To read Coach-Net’s tips for towing your vehicle behind your motorhome, click here.