Hitch Hints

Is Your Tow Vehicle Working Too Hard?

Our 2014 Dodge Caravan has 200,000 kilometres on it most of those have been spent towing and many of those kilometres are towing trailers...

Aerodynamic Lightweights – Does shape make a difference?

Can a full-size trailer outperform a compact unit at the gas pumps? We put the theory to the test! By...

How I Convinced My Wife She Didn’t Need an SUV.

I am certainly not in step with the vehicle market anymore. SUV sales are skyrocketing, and sedans are getting harder to sell every year....

What you need to know to tow your RV

Every year, the readers of the RV Lifestyle Buyer’s Guide ask me how to select the right hitch for their tow vehicle and the...

Front Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive, or All-Wheel Drive?

Hello Andrew: Thank you for your presentation at the recent RV Show at the International Centre. I definitely found your session to be most...

Built to Tow or Marketed to Tow?

Dear Andy: I just read your article about towing the Lance trailer from California to Ontario, using a little Jeep Cherokee - but on...

Transmission Programming – Andy Thomson’s Hitch Hints

Shifting gears can extend the life of your tranny. Now that transmissions have so many gears, there is a lot more shifting going on during...

Towing With Tall Trucks

A couple of issues ago, I wrote about how tall many of the new pickups are becoming, and the difficulty of fitting and towing...

DISPLACEMENTS AND AERODYNAMICS

Not long ago, an RV Lifestyle Magazine reader sent me a very interesting question: Hi Andy I have read several of your articles including one...

2016 TOW VEHICLES

Compiled by Garth W. Cane RVers across the country are gearing up for another season on the road but before your travels, don't miss the new 2016/2017 tow vehicles that represent some...

TOWING WITH A HALF-TON OR THREE-QUARTER-TON

Today we debate the merits of half-ton and three-quarter-ton trucks… next time we will discuss the merits of duallies! A few years ago, I visited a dealership in...

Towing With The Family Car

It's easier than you thought! The Detroit Auto Show is always an interesting visit for the RV Lifestyle tech editors. Garth and I have been enjoying the press...