There are times when you need to have a car while on holiday with your RV. If you want to ensure that you have access to another vehicle, you need to know how to tow your car with your RV. There are a number of tips that can help you complete this properly and safely.
Know Your State Regulations
Before you do anything, you need to contact your state’s Department of Transportation to find out the legal requirements for towing a car with an RV. All states will have slightly different rules for this and many require trailers or towed vehicles over a certain weight to have brakes. Some states will waive this issue, but you need to check with the authorities regarding this.
Know The Towing Options
There are a number of ways that you can tow your car with your RV and you need to choose the one that is best for you and legal in your state. The first option is a flatbed or an enclosed trailer. These trailers will support the entire weight of the vehicle, have their own brakes, a light system and are accepted in all states. The problem with this option is the cost of the trailer and the increased weight of your RV which could increase the costs of your travel.
The second option is to use a tow bar and this is a very commonly used method. However, you will have to check what is considered acceptable in your state before you hitch your car. Some states will require you to use certain tow bars while others will not. A benefit of a tow bar is that they can be folded up when not in use, but the problem is that moving backward with a tow bar can be difficult.