Vehicle Towing

Vehicle towing varies depending on what type of vehicle is being towed. Towing a car is a lot different than towing a boat, so make sure that you know the differences between the various types of vehicle towing.


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It's no secret that most RVs are big. Obviously, some RVs are much bigger than others, but regardless of size, what happens when you add the extra weight and length of another vehicle or even a trailer behind an RV?

When you're moseying down the highway with a heavy trailer hooked up to your truck, there are a dozen things that could go wrong. But don't worry about your tires going flat yet: The biggest culprit in towing trouble is you.

Dead weight and towed weight are terms that describe the maximum amount of weight that your vehicle can safely tow. There is a difference between the two, but that difference depends on your trailer hitch.

For impassioned towers among us, the debate over towing with an automatic or manual transmission is enough to start a riot. So it's not that heated, but it is a serious point to consider if you're going to haul a heavy load down the highway.

Towing a car may look easy, but there are a number of safety considerations you should take into account before you get started. It all depends on how you're towing.

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We've talked about trailer towing, but you also need to maintain it. It's actually pretty easy: Just make sure that you keep it clean and lubricated, and take special care of your tires.

Towing another vehicle isn't easy, but there are some things you can do to make it easier. You might be surprised how simple they are.

You have a lot to options to consider when you're towing your car. Do you need an aftermarket braking system or breakaway brakes? What kind of towing suits me best? Do I need practice?

It's easy to see horse towing as simply hauling another type of heavy cargo. You'll see just as easily that you must take many factors into consideration when hauling horses to avoid injury.

Flatbed trailers are specially designed to haul extremely large cargo, particularly vehicles. But you could find yourself in trouble if you drive recklessly with badly secured cargo.

It's taken some time, but you've finally learned the ins and outs of towing. Now that you're towing a motorcycle, forget all of them. Motorcycle and ATV towing come with a unique set of regulations and risks.

You can't wait to head out on that fishing trip in your RV, but you need to figure out some things first. Do you have enough insurance? Do you know the towing laws in each state you'll be driving through?

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When you tow a car, you have to consider a few things. How much does my cargo weigh? Do I have the proper insurance? Am I aware of the towing regulations in each state I'll be passing through?

It's generally illegal (and unsafe) to ride an ATV on the street, so you'll have to tow it to the trail. Here's how.

The cheapest and easiest way to move a race car to the track is to put it in a trailer and tow it.

Some people prefer sleeping in tents when they go camping. Others take the amenities of home with them. But towing a camper can be a challenge, if you aren't careful.

How do racing teams get their fancy cars to the track? They use fancy trailers, that's how. Some even have their own showers, kitchens and bathrooms.

As much as you love your motorcycle, you occasionally may want to tow it rather than ride it to get the bike from point A to point B. That's why you should pay attention to motorcycle towing safety.

Whether you're moving your belongings cross-country or just want to get your prized Harley-Davidson to the bike show in one piece, you may need a motorcycle towing trailer. Do you know what your options are?

A sweet boat with a showroom shine can be the consummate status symbol. Now you're dashing off to your maiden voyage. But what boat towing regulations should you know first?

You've got the perfect idea for your next family vacation: Cop a camper, load it up and hit the open road. But could there be more to it than just hitching your rig?

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