RVs are known for providing you with convenience and comfort, as well as happiness, but once you reach that final destination you still need the means to get around. Let’s face it, driving an RV down small side streets isn’t exactly functional. When exploring and sightseeing, it’s certainly nice to have a practical vehicle to get around in. With your RV and a Car Tow Dolly, you can ensure travel from point a to point b will be much less overwhelming.
Here’s our breakdown of all the need-to-know basics when it comes to choosing a tow dolly to best suit your needs.
A FEW NEED TO KNOW BASICS
- Some states require your tow dolly to have a separate license plate, so getting that handled before your big trip will save you a lot of hassle. This could also decrease the likelihood of getting pulled over and the chances of paying a fine. Enjoy your trip without any unnecessary headaches.
- Tow dollies typically add extra weight to your RV; you can expect 4,000 lbs and up to be added to your trip when pulling the dolly and your extra vehicle.
- On-board brakes for your tow dolly increases the amount of maintenance, but helps offset the extra weight and makes traveling much safer.
- Due to the additional weight that comes with towing a vehicle behind your RV, expect to move a little slower and spend slightly more on gas.
Compared to trailers, an RV tow dolly is typically small and takes up less room. This makes it a little more efficient to use when it comes to pulling a vehicle behind you and allows for easier parking. However, you will need to move and store your tow dolly when you’re getting ready to go off on an adventure.
The greatest benefit of driving with a tow dolly is that loading and unloading is fairly simple, saving you time and money when it comes to putting gas in a smaller vehicle rather than your large RV.
In the long run, you get both convenience and the luxury of driving anywhere you’d like. Ultimately you’re putting money back into your pocket, or your other adventures, and you can easily run errands while doing things like camping without the hassle of finding a big enough parking space. The advantages are limitless.