Towing

Partner with our General Motors sales and service teams to enjoy the thrill of exploring the open road in your motorhome, while towing a dinghy vehicle behind your coach.

Towing with your Winnebago or ItascaNot only do we sell and install the setups on a complete line-up of Chevrolet, GMC Truck, and Buick vehicles, our vast access to Preowned units allows us to offer any vehicle on the road. We offer complete installations of dinghy setups, from Blue Ox to Roadmaster. Setup takes about a full day and we offer package pricing on complete setups. Leave it to the experts on this task to keep you secure down the road!

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Dinghy Towing
Dinghy towing or towing your vehicle behind your motorcoach with all four wheels on the ground is by far the safest and most convenient way to bring your passenger car, truck or SUV. Although no manufacturer has yet to engineer a plug-and-play setup directly from the factory, it's never been simpler to equip both dinghy and motorhome for road usage.

Blue Ox Towing

Is My Vehicle Towable?
Click below for the latest Web Guide to Dinghy Towing, sponsored by MotorHome Magazine, that provides a selection of informative articles and a listing of new vehicles ready-made to enhance your RVing lifestyle. If your current model year is not listed below, check your owner's manual or give us a call at 1-800-343-6255 to ensure you can tow your vehicle without damage to the transmission.Towable 2010 Chevrolet Equinox

For starters, as highlighted in "The Right Connections" sections (2009 - page 6), the hard hookup between coach and car (or truck or SUV) has become an easy one-person operation: self-aligning tow bars make cinching up a breeze; with some tow-bar designs, even routing cables and wiring through hollow arms, the connection is more than easy, it's eye-pleasing. Plus, manufacturers are offering an array of accessories to help keep it that way: An RV underskirt, fitted beneath the equipment, will safeguard the dinghy vehicle and towing hardware from debris. For more ironclad protection, nearly indestructible rock guards are available that quickly attach to the tow bar and shield the dinghy from road refuse. Yet another device to aid in safe dinghy transport, supplemental braking systems have likewise evolved. Portable systems can be installed in less than an hour and even permanent installations remain unobtrusive.

Dinghy brakes may not be mandatory in some states -- yet -- but anytime you add a few tons of weight to the back of your motorhome, you really do need a way to slow it down without taxing the brakes on your coach. "Roundup" (2009 - page 20) lists more than 100 passenger cars, SUVs, light trucks and hybrids that have been certified for four-wheels-down towing. The list includes many of the newest vehicles -- including a plethora in the subcompact car segment. For all-terrain fun, there are plenty of 4WD vehicles to choose from. As motorhomes continue to grow in size and stature, life on the road has never been more comfortable. A dinghy adds to that enjoyment.

Tow Dollies
If you cannot tow your current vehicle all four on the ground and don't want to add a lube pump to the transmission or disconnect the drive shaft, the next option is a tow dolly. These get the front wheels of the towed vehicle off the ground.

There are some advantages to using a dolly: By putting a front wheel drive vehicle on a dolly you will not need a lube pump or other device to make the vehicle towable. Dollies are a great option if you intend to use it with multiple vehicles or want to time-share it with friends.

If braking is a concern, be sure to check if the manufacturer has tow dollies available with brakes.

North American Weight Limits for Towing
without Supplemental Brakes

Source: American Automobile Association
Digest of Motor Laws, 2010 Edition

Map of United States

WEIGHT LIMIT BY POUNDS OR OTHER RESTRICTION (SEE 'KEY')
Alabama
3,000
Kentucky
'A' North Dakota 'C' Alberta 2,000
Alaska
5,000
Louisiana
3,000 Ohio 2,000 British Columbia 4,400
Arizona
3,000
Maine
3,000 Oklahoma 3,000 Manitoba 'A'
Arkansas
3,000
Maryland
3,000 Oregon* 'A' New Brunswick 3,000
California
1,500
Massachusetts
10,000 Pennsylvania 3,000 Newfoundland 'A'
Colorado
3,000
Michigan
3,000 Rhode Island 4,000 Northwest Territories 'C'
Connecticut
3,000
Minnesota
3,000 South Carolina 3,000 Nova Scotia 4,000
Delaware
4,000
Mississippi
2,000 South Dakota 3,000 Ontario 3,000
D.C
3,000
Missouri
'B' Tennessee 3,000 Prince Edward Island 3,300
Florida
3,000
Montana
3,000 Texas 4,500 Quebec 2,860
Georgia
3,000
Nebraska
3,000 Utah 'A' Saskatchewan 3,000
Hawaii
3,000
Nevada
1,500 Vermont 3,000 Yukon Territory 2,000
Idaho
1,500
New Hampshire
'A' Virginia 3,000    
Illinois
3,000
New Jersey
'C' Washington 3,000    
Indiana 3,000 New Mexico 3,000 West Virginia 3,000    
Iowa
3,000
New York
1,000 Wisconsin 3,000    
Kansas
'A'
North Carolina
4,000 Wyoming 'A'    
Map of Canada

IMPORTANT! EVERY REASONABLE EFFORT WAS MADE TO VERIFY THE ACCURACY OF THIS INFORMATION; HOWEVER, LICHTSINN MOTORS, INC. DOES NOT WARRANT ITS ACCURACY AND DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY CLAIMS OR DAMAGES WHICH MAY RESULT FROM ERRORS OR OMISSIONS.

 

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