If you’ve begun mapping out future road trips, and have your RV ready to go, the only thing left to determine is how you’ll tow your car. While there are a few possible ways you could tow your car, we’re here to explain the essential steps on how to tow a car behind an RV. Your car tow will be ready in no time.
Ways to Tow Your Car
Before you can tow your car behind an RV, first, you have to determine how you’re going to tow your vehicle. There are two common ways most cars towed behind an RV, and those are:
- Flat Tow
- While it requires minimal work, flat towing your car isn’t the best option. It merely adds additional miles to your car and adds unnecessary risks to the car, as well as your RV. If you flat tow a car, you’ll have to cut holes into the front facia of your car, to install a tow bar, which can be time-consuming. Plus it’s a pricer option, that can only be used on a few car models.
- Tow Dolly
- A tow dolly offers more support, safety, and will only keep two of your car’s wheels on the ground at all times. It can be used to tow most cars if you ever decide to change your towed car.
For the most security on the road, tow your car behind an RV using a tow dolly. Whether you have a large or smaller vehicle, tow dollies are able to get the job done in no time. If you’re ready to invest in your future adventures, take a look at our EZE-TOW Car Tow Dolly Bundle. Once you have a car tow dolly, you’re ready to connect your dolly to your RV.
How to Connect Your RV to Your Tow Dolly
Once you’ve secured your tow dolly, and you’re ready to hit the road, you can attach your tow dolly to your RV. To secure your dolly, just follow these steps:
- Attach the coupler of your dolly to the RV hitch, securing it with a pin
- Hook up your chains accordingly
- Connect the lights to your RV, and test them accordingly
- Pre-position the ramps
- Once these steps are complete, check out our complete guide to How to Strap Down a Car on A Tow Dolly
After everything is attached, you’re ready to hit the road!
How to Safely Tow A Car Behind An RV
Once you’re all connected, there are a few recommendations we have to safely tow your car behind your RV. This way, your family feels safe and secure the entire time you’re on the road.
- Adjust your speed accordingly – do not go above the speed limit
- Do not place your RV in cruise control, in case you have any last-minute hazards pop up on the road
- Allow more space between yourself and other cars
- Account for delayed breaking time because of the weight of your RV
- Take caution when going up hills, inclines, and while turning
- Do not pass another car without plenty of space
With additional safety measures such as disc brakes, our tow dolly is optimized for safety, as well as efficiency. Tow with care, but you should be able to hit the road without a hitch, and enjoy your time traveling from place to place.
For more tips about how to navigate life on the road, read our blog about What Terrain Your RV Tow Dolly Can Cover, and check out our amazing EZE-TOW Car Tow Dolly Bundle.