Did you buy a special vehicle to tow your RV or to tow behind it?

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Did you buy a special vehicle to tow your towable RV? Or did you buy a special vehicle (a dinghy) to tow behind your motorhome or truck camper?

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Michele Beckler

We bought a Ford F-150 to tow our travel trailer. After selling the trailer and getting a 31′ motor home we bought a Jeep Wrangler Sahara to tow behind the motor home. BTW, I get to drive the jeep everyday and I think I lucked out pretty good on this deal!!!

Tony Stekar

I bought a Kenworth cab over to be able to load three that is three atv , and pull my 32 foot camper. The cost of a toy hauler was twice (2X) as much. The saving will off set the fuel!

MikeJ

We flat tow a 1998 Saturn w/auto tranny, weighs 2500 lbs. Just purchased a 2012 Cadillac SRX to flat tow. Still have to set it up to tow & it weighs 4500 lbs so that part I’m not looking forward to. I am looking forward to more comfort and room as we get older though.

Jeff

We have a 2018 Freedom Elite 26HE and tow a 2016 Chevy Sonic LTZ hatchback. The Sonic was purchased specifically as a toad and is large enough for our golden retriever. Camping World installed the towing package which is integrated behind the front bumper. The Sonic is practical and fun to drive and one of cheapest cars out there. It is has a super charger and has plenty of power.

Norman Knight

It is always amusing to me when I read and see the American version of mobiles. We Australian and have done two trips to North America. First 5 weeks Canada and 3 weeks Alaska. Second was 90 days (limited by our visa) of almost all National Parks in western USA. On both trips we hired a 25′ gas guzzling motorhome from Cruise America.
In Australia we have a 17.5′ full off road caravan towed by a 2.8lt turbo diesel Holden Colorado.
The motorhome returned approx. 11gallons per 100 miles.
The Colorado towing returns 13.5 ltrs per 100km or 3.56gal per 62miles. Yes we do do long trips in this size van doing Australia for a 7mths trip from May this year.
Back to the states in 2020 to hire Motorhome for 3 mths to do Eastern USA (if we can find anything interesting to do as we were spoilt by the NP in the west)
Side note Bryce Canyon was up amongst the top 5 five sights that we have seen, followed by (not in order Puerto Marino Glacier, Iguazzi Falls, animals of Masai Mara, waterfall in Luang Prabang and the rapidly diminishing bison of Yellowstone, Cutler State Pk and Antelope Island.

To the editor, not sure if I have answered question but cut and paste if needed.

You can contact us if you want any articles on our travels through the States and Canada

Mike

We bought a 2001 Sportsman Ultralite 5th wheel. We had a 78 c20 single cab but needed more room for the cat and dog. So we bought a 92 cheve 1500 extended cab with 305 V8 it did ok on the flat but wasn’t good on hills. So we bought a 2007 cheve 2500 HD crew cab with the 6.6 turbo diesel with the Allison transmission and now we don’t have any trouble pulling it on any hill and plenty of room for the dog and cat.

Diane Mc

We towed a Suzuki Sidekick for a year. Then purchased a 2002 Mini Cooper S 6 speed which can be flat towed behind our 2002 Newmar Dutchstar. Fun car. In 2017 we were taking our MH, from California, to the factory in Indiana (via Flroida on way out) for an upgrade so would be driving tow vehicle home and then back to pick up coach. We put a tow package on our Jeep Grand Cherokee along with a Brake Buddy. Easier to tow the Cooper. So we are taking it when we leave for Florida tomorrow morning!

Vanessa

I had one (used) suburban for about 12 years. I knew I wanted to eventually have an RV (bumper pull) so when it died (at 25 years) I bought another (used) one. I was camping in them before I bought the TT and they hauled a lot of home DIY supplies.

Layne

We purchased a used 2004 Liberty to tow behind. Love it. However, it’s getting well used. We purchased a 2015 Jeep Cherokee to replace it – eventually – but it required a special tow package install to keep it from swaying behind the RV and we need to remove a fuse. I’m hoping the Liberty lasts a good long time – it’s a no-fuss toad.

Rob

Didn’t buy a truck, but bought a special hitch called the Automated Safety Hitch that attaches to the back of a truck or van or suburban or a service truck that allows you to tow a fiver without having to have a hitch in the back of your truck. Just google the name and it pulls up their web site. Greatest thing since pockets on a shirt!!!! And no, I am not affiliated with them, just a very satisfied customer.

Emery Leraand

We “sort of” bought a truck as a toad. A close friend is restoring the cab and box from a 1957 GMC pick-up to install on a 1998 Chev S10 chassis. Have had the Chev since new and it has only 82,000 km on it. It should be an interesting combo with our 60 year old MCI bus conversion.

Bonnie

I told my husband to upgrade our truck. We used a 2015 Silverado 1500 Z71 last year. It did okay, but did have some issues on steeper grades. We just traded it in for a 2018 Silverado 2500 HD diesel.

We are looking forward to getting on the road this Friday to see the difference in pulling our 30’ Coachman to AZ.

Kevin

I was directed by my spouse to upgrade our TV when we bought our new fifth wheel. Old truck had part-time A/C. I felt honored to be “ordered” or given “permission” to buy a new truck. We traded a 1999 F350 7.3 diesel Crew SRW 4×4 and got a 2012 F350 6.7 diesel crew DRW 4×4. New truck only had 45k miles when purchased. Happy wife, Happy life!!

Paul

I have driven Ford Explorers for years, since they came out, for two purposes. One, I can tow it behind my motorhome and secondly because it has 4 wheel drive, I don’t have to put on chains in the winter.

Richard Schroeder

We decided not to tow at all. Instead we rent a car when we are camping if we need to get around – like last summer we camped in Flagstaff then rented a car to go to the Grand Canyon

G VanKoughnett

Bought a Dakota 4×4 and tow it four down. can hardly tell it is there.

Mike Sherman

Got the truck I wanted before deciding what 5th wheel to buy so I could pull whatever rig I bought. Got a Ford F-350 dually 7.3 diesel w/engine brake and 6-speed manual transmission. They are difficult to find but can tow just about anything.

Sc00ter

Technically we bought the 1 ton diesel before the 5er. We knew we would be upgrading from a light TT and the truck would have to be the first purchase. We had the truck a full year before the 5er and I will admit it was fun pulling a light 5000 lb TT with it.

Joseph Eafrati

I had to buy a tow dolly for my car. I tow it behind my Motorhome. Later on, I will buy a small truck to tow four down.

Wayne Caldwell

We had to upgrade our truck to tow our 35′, 10k.travel trailer. Our previous truck, a ’98 Ram Cummins 2wd with 276,000 miles on it, didn’t have the power to pull the trailer through any kind of mountains and I WON’T intentionally break my truck. So we bought a ’15 Ram 2500 Mega Cab 4wd with over 21k gcwr. As much as I loved my ’98, this ’15 is absolutely fantastic. And barring a major accident or it getting stolen, this will be my last truck.