Best Cars To Tow Behind RVs
Best Cars To Tow Behind RVs
Posted on August 4, 2023
Embarking on an RV trip offers unmatched freedom, but what do you do when you need to run errands or explore beyond your campsite? Towing a vehicle behind your RV provides the perfect solution. However, choosing the right vehicle is essential to avoid costly mistakes and ensure safe towing. This article highlights over 20 vehicles, from SUVs to sports cars, suitable for flat towing behind an RV, primarily focusing on Ontario, the home of THE HITCH HOUSE dealership.
Towable Vehicles for Your RV
The most popular towing method is flat towing, where all four wheels of the towed vehicle rest on the ground. Some vehicles may require a car tow dolly or a trailer for towing. It's vital to consult the owner's manual of a potential vehicle, understand the transmission type, and consider the RV's weight capacity and the towing weight ratings to ensure safe and efficient towing.
Aftermarket towing equipment like a tow bar, base plates, and a supplemental braking system are required for flat towing. Reputable brands such as Roadmaster and Blue Ox are recommended especially their non-binding tow bars.
Let's dive into the vehicles you can consider towing behind your RV, categorized for your convenience.
The Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk and Jeep Wrangler are popular SUVs suitable for towing due to their off-road capabilities. The older models of the Honda CRV and some model years of the Subaru Crosstrek also make good towing choices.
The Chevy Colorado, Nissan Frontier, and Ford Ranger are smaller trucks that are perfect for RV towing, providing a mix of utility and performance.
Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, and Ram four-wheel-drive versions, including their heavy-duty three-quarter-ton and one-ton versions, are great choices if you need a full-sized truck.
If you're eco-conscious, the Ford Escape, Ford Maverick's recent models, the 2014–2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid, and the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid are hybrid vehicles compatible with flat towing.
When it comes to small cars, the Smart Car (Smart Fortwo), Fiat 500, and Honda Fit are top contenders.
Yes, you can tow sports cars too! The Nissan 370Z, 2012-2014 Dodge Challenger with a manual transmission, Mazda Miata, and various MINIs are suitable choices for those desiring a more spirited ride.
Ready to Ride? Contact the Hitch House Today
Remember, the suitability of a vehicle for flat towing depends on various factors, including the specific vehicle, model year, and trim level. It's essential to thoroughly research and confirm the tow ability of a vehicle, always consulting the owner's manual and warranty conditions. Salespeople's information should never be the sole source of your decision.
At THE HITCH HOUSE, we understand that each RV owner's needs and preferences are unique. We're here to guide you in finding the best towable vehicle that suits your requirements. Get in touch with us today for professional advice and explore your best options for an unforgettable RV journey.