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7 Pin Trailer Plug: What You Need to Know to Tow

Today we’re looking at the 7-pin trailer plug. We’ll talk about what it is, how it works, and what it does. We’ll also cover whether all 7-pin trailer plugs are the same and whether or not they’re intended to control your trailer’s brakes. As a bonus, we’ll even toss in a video on how to …

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Trailer Hitch Lock: Why You Need It & Best Ones to Buy

What’s a trailer hitch lock? Are they all the same? More importantly, do you need one? In previous posts, we’ve covered towing-related topics on everything from how to hook up your car to your RV tow bar to the ever-important methods of trailer sway control. But one thing we haven’t covered is the topic of …

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Towed Car Brake Systems For Your RV — Auxiliary Braking To The Rescue!

Any RVer who tows a smaller satellite vehicle behind them (affectionately referred to as a “Toad” in RV parlance) should be familiar with towed car brake systems. For one thing, they’re required by law in most states/provinces in North America. Why were these laws established? For your safety and the safety of those with whom …

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What Is a One Ton Truck & Can It Pull My Camper?

If you’re the owner of a one-ton pickup truck, and you’re looking at buying a particular travel trailer, you may be wondering if your truck and that towable RV are a good match. And that’s a critical consideration. For all sorts of reasons, it’s imperative that a tow vehicle be capable of safely towing a …

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Can Electric Vehicles Be Flat Towed With An RV?

You may have seen our recent post on electric vehicle towing capacity in which we discussed whether or not it’s possible to tow your RV with an electric vehicle (EV). Today’s post looks at EVs and RVs from a different perspective: “Can electric vehicles be flat towed?” We’ll begin with a quick primer on flat …

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Electric Vehicle Towing Capacity: Can You Tow Your RV With an EV?

With all the interest in electric vehicles, and with interest in RVs at an all-time high, we thought it might be a good idea to take a look at the possibilities associated with towing an RV with an electric vehicle. So, today we’re looking at electric vehicle towing capacity, and asking the question “Can you …

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Triple Towing: What Is It & Where Is It Legal?

We’ve discussed towing now and again on this blog, from a few different perspectives. We’ve published a post about towing a car behind an RV, we’ve talked about the best tow bar for flat towing, and we recently addressed methods for trailer sway control in detail. But today we’re looking at triple towing, which is …

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Methods For Trailer Sway Control

Shortly after we published our post entitled “What Is Tongue Weight and Why Is It Important?”, we noted a comment from a reader who suggested that we write a post specifically dedicated to methods for trailer sway control (thanks, Eric!). So, in today’s post, we’re looking straight at trailer sway – what it is, how …

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What Is Tongue Weight and Why Is It Important?

When you’re traveling down the road hauling a trailer or a 5th wheel (or any other kind of open/enclosed trailer), various weights factor into your towing experience and, more importantly, to your safety and the safety of everyone traveling the roads with you. Many people are well aware of what terms like GVWR (gross vehicle …

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Is the Chevy Spark the Lightest Car to Tow Behind a Motorhome?

As many of our regular readers know, we’re big fans of flat-towing (4 wheels down). That’s because it’s worked so incredibly well for us over our nearly 2 decades of full-time RVing. We’ve been flat-towing our 2003 Honda CR-V for that entire time with great success, but the newer CR-Vs can’t be flat-towed. In addition, …

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The Best Vehicles to Tow Behind An RV to Maximize Exploration

Since we recently covered the topic of hooking up and disconnecting an RV tow bar, today we’re taking a look at the best vehicle to tow behind your RV. Because we know that most RVers enjoy exploring well beyond the campground as we do, bringing along a towed vehicle is a given. When your home-on-wheels …

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What is the Best Tow Bar for Flat Towing?

We’ve flat towed our Honda CR-V behind our motorhome for over 18 years now, so we’re well aware of the benefits of flat towing. We’ve also had plenty of time and experience to determine which is the best tow bar for flat towing, or “4-down” towing. When you choose to flat tow your vehicle behind …

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Everything You Need to Know About Towing a Car Behind an RV

RVs are a great way to explore the country without sacrificing luxury or comfort. One thing motorhomes are not great for, though, is driving around residential or city streets and finding parking spaces! That’s why many of us choose to tow a car behind our motorhomes. Towing a car behind an RV gives you more …

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RV Towed Car Braking – Roadmaster InvisiBrake Auxilliary Tow Brake System Installation

Flat towing a car (4 wheels down) behind a motorhome requires the installation of an auxiliary braking system to manage the car’s weight, and to bring it to a stop in the unlikely event of a breakaway. Our old system has been giving us trouble for a while, so we had Roadmaster install a new …

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Tow Bar Update & Care, Plus Our Biggest Giveaway Ever (Over $1,000)!

So we’re kinda excited… pinching ourselves… humbled… and very grateful to all of you. We’re about to hit two big milestones: 25,000,000 video views and 100,000 subscribers! As a big THANK YOU, we’re giving away our most valuable prize ever (a retail value well over $1,000!) in our latest RVgeeks Giveaway. WATCH THE VIDEO FOR …

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Introducing the Roadmaster Nighthawk, Plus an Exclusive Deal For Our Viewers!

Since our experience with the Sterling All-Terrain tow bar has been nothing short of… ahem… sterling, we couldn’t wait to try out Roadmaster’s hot new follow-up: the Nighthawk. We’ve even arranged an exclusive deal on it for you! We’re honored that Roadmaster has given us the opportunity to premiere their cool new tow bar (Wait… …

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Towbar Unbound! “How It’s Made” – RV Edition!

We’ve been towing our Honda CR-V with the same towbar for over 13 years. All that time we’ve dealt with binding issues when trying to disconnect on curves or facing downhill. We figured that was just a part of RV life. A recent conversation with fellow full-timing friends led to a major change; further proof …

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