Driving an RV is very different than driving a car! Most of us learned how to drive an RV the hard way — through trial and error (and a lot of mistakes). But sitting behind the wheel of a large RV on your first road trip is not the best time to figure out all the challenges and nuances that come with driving RVs. Here are 12 important first-time RV driving tips for newbies to learn before renting an RV… or buying one.
Want to tow a car behind your RV? Then you’ll either need a tow dolly (to tow the car with 2 wheels off the ground) or an auto trailer (to tow 4 wheels up). Or you'll need to know how to flat tow a vehicle four wheels down. And if you want to take along boats, bicycles, motorcycles, or scooters then you'll need a toy hauler, a specialized rack, or an electric lift for your RV. Here, RVers show you how to flat tow a Jeep Wrangler... or any other type of toad for RVing. Plus everything you need to know about triple towing, double towing, flat towing, towing four wheels down, towing two wheels down, trailering a car behind a motorhome, and hitching a fifth wheel trailer to your pickup truck.
Here is a list of all the ways the RV Level 4 beats other RV leveling systems I’ve tried: it’s easier to use, it runs on USB instead of batteries, the app works perfectly without changing the settings on your phone, the calibration switch is better than the others’, it’s more reliable (accurate within 1/10th of an inch), and it’s less expensive.
Do you know your state’s triple towing laws (or double towing laws)?… In many states it’s legal to tow 2 trailers at the same time! Here’s a list of states that permit triple towing. Plus, what you need to know before you pull 2 trailers behind 1 vehicle.
Motorhome towing tips — so you can bring your own vehicle with you whenever you’re RVing. See the pros & cons of flat towing four wheels down vs trailering with a tow dolly, a list of vehicles that can be flat towed, and how to flat tow cars.
Double bottom? Triple towing? Exactly what do you call an RV towing more than 1 trailer? These videos & photos will clear up the confusion. Plus tips for RVers
I added some orange RV stripes to mimic the color of my Jeep toad. Now my motorhome and my Jeep match! It was easy. Here’s how to paint stripes on your RV.
Want to tow a car behind your motorhome? Then you’ll need an RV tow dolly. Here are all of the things you need to consider when you’re choosing a tow dolly.
Car didn’t come with a tow package? And you want to use an electric brake controller for your trailer? Use these tips to keep from frying your car’s wiring!
You can learn from my mistake. As the result of my inexperience in matching truck to trailer, I bought the wrong truck to pull my fifth wheel trailer the first time. Here’s what you need to know…
The following tips show you how to best use your RV mirrors when backing up, plus how to use RV hand signals from a spotter outside the vehicle.