What Are Some Vehicles That Can Be Dinghy Towed?


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Vehicles suitable for dingy towing include the 2015 Chevy Malibu, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Ram 1500. Dingy towing is pulling a vehicle behind a motorhome with all four wheels on the ground. When towing these vehicles, owners may need to take special precautions. Before buying a vehicle, owners should check the vehicle's operator's manual and ensure it is suitable for this purpose.

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Motorhome owners tow a second vehicle behind the larger one to give them options for sightseeing or errands in a smaller automobile. They may park the motorhome in a camp ground and unhook the second vehicle for use while staying in the area. This eliminates the need to level the recreational vehicle after each trip, saves fuel and increases their maneuverability while traveling.

Generally front-wheel-drive vehicles with manual transmissions or four-wheel-drive vehicles with manual transfer cases are suitable for dingy towing. Some front wheel drive vehicles with automatic transmissions are also suitable for this purpose. However, towing in this manner can damage the drivetrain or void the warranty of other vehicles.

Dingy towning with vehicles the manufacturer approves for the purpose often requires special precautions. The manufacturer might recommend removing certain fuses or disconnecting the battery cable before towing. Some vehicles require the ignition key to be in the accessory position during the towing process. Others recommend starting the car and allowing it to run prior to towing and at each fuel stop.

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