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You’re also accepting liability for whatever might go wrong, should something happen with that driverless vehicle that’s just a couple feet behind you.
- Do you have proper safety equipment? (like safety cables)
- Do you have proper lighting at the rear of your toad? (car in tow)
- Do you have a method of applying the brakes on the car in tow? (It’s required in many states.)
- Is your towed vehicle properly insured? (It’s the law.)
- Do you have a way of monitoring your towed car? (such as a rear view camera)
Here are some of the best tips for towing a car or trailer behind an RV.
Of course, there’s more than one way to bring a car along on the trip. You need to know how to pull a toad with your motorhome, including:
- the proper use of a tow dolly
- how to place your car on the trailer
- how to provide braking for what you have hitched to your bumper without modifying the toad
If all this seems like a lot of bother, there are some advantages to renting a car when you get there instead of towing one everywhere you go.
This introductory video gives some insight as to what you need to know in order to safely tow a car behind your RV:
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