During the first six months of full-time RVing in our Winnebago View, we drove our motorhome without a towing a toad vehicle. However, we found that we wanted more freedom to explore once our motorhome is parked. So, we decided on a Jeep Wrangler (JK) off-road vehicle so we could diversify and expand our adventures. So, having experienced RVing in a motorhome with and without a toad vehicle, we want to share the pros versus cons of towing.
If you’re towing an RV, boat or cargo trailer, you should know your tow weight before putting it in drive. But, who wants to hit the CAT weigh scales every time you haul? Well, now there’s an electronic device that connects through your smartphone’s Bluetooth that tells you everything about your tow weight? The BetterWeigh™ Mobile Towing Scale sends live weight readouts of the vehicle, trailer, payload, tongue weight, pin weight, weight distribution and trailer brake gain.
In 2014, we purchased our Heartland Cyclone 4100 fifth wheel toy hauler and Ram 3500 truck. However, we still had one more piece of the puzzle that would allow us to pull our load safely; a fifth wheel hitch. After much research, our compass needle kept pointing to CURT Manufacturing products because of their commitment to safety. And then, a few years later, we joined their safety campaign team.