RV/Flat Towing Solutions in Calgary

Your Source for RV Towing Systems and Flat Towing Solutions

When you hit the open road for an extended adventure with your RV, many people want to tow their vehicle so they have an easier way to get around. Bringing a vehicle along means not needing to unhook and reset a coach whenever you need to go somewhere. Our extensive range of RV towing systems and RV towing accessories can make the trip a little easier for you and your vehicle.

blue ox bike rackThe first thing to consider when deciding what and how to tow is whether or not your vehicle is equipped with an RV towing system. Not all vehicles, models, or manufacturers are designed to be flat towed. Luckily, if your vehicle is not equipped to flat tow, some vehicles can be modified with just a few accessories.

Your next investment is in the towing system once your vehicle is ready to be towed. We recommend flat towing with a tow bar as it is an easy and efficient system. After installation, you can easily connect and disconnect your car to the RV’s braking system.

Flat Towing with a Tow Bar

The tow bar assembly transports vehicles with standard or automatic transmissions with all four wheels touching the ground. Tow bars are the easiest and least expensive of the flat towing systems. Typical tow bars are rated in classes from 5000 pounds to 10,000 pounds, sufficient to handle almost any towed vehicle.

The system consists of two elements: the tow bar and the base plate, which attaches to the chassis of the towed vehicle. The base plate is custom-made for your particular vehicle and provides a safe attachment point for the tow bar.

Many manufacturers offer RV-mounted tow bars that remain attached to the RV and connect to the towed vehicle only when it is being pulled. This type offers the advantage of a built-in storage location and a cleaner-looking towed vehicle. Other models that can be flipped and stowed on the base plate of the vehicle are also available.

RV Towing Accessories

A tow guard, acting like a large mud flap, prevents rocks and debris from damaging the front of the towed vehicle. Most importantly, a proper wiring kit ensures the towed vehicle’s brake lights work in sync with the RV’s lights. Additionally, some options help keep the towed vehicle’s battery charged while towing, preventing unpleasant surprises at the campsite.

When Should I Invest in an RV Towing System?

Towing a vehicle behind your RV has pros and cons, and it is ultimately up to you to determine whether towing behind or driving the vehicle when transporting it in your RV is best for you. Having your vehicle is necessary and convenient for most families on the road. At the Hitch Shop, our job is to make your tow job as efficient and effortless as possible.

RV Towing Systems and Accessories from Calgary Hitch Shop

At the Hitch Shop, we have everything from the tow bar, base plates, hitches and wiring to set up your RV towing system securely. Towing your vehicle behind your RV has never been easier with our safe, secure, and practical accessories. Come see us to consult with our professionals about the best RV towing system for your adventure today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Not all vehicles can be flat towed. Generally, many manual transmission vehicles and specific models designed by manufacturers for flat towing can be flat towed. However, if your vehicle is not initially equipped for flat towing, modifying it with certain accessories may be possible.
Yes, additional braking systems are often necessary for flat towing. These systems ensure that the towed vehicle’s brakes are applied in tandem with the towing vehicle, enhancing safety and control.
Choosing the right tow bar depends on your vehicle’s weight and compatibility with your RV. Tow bars are rated by capacity, usually 5000 to 10,000 pounds. Ensure that the tow bar you select matches or exceeds the weight of your towed vehicle. Consider whether you prefer a motorhome-mounted tow bar or a folding model for easy storage.
Legal requirements for flat towing vary by region. Common regulations include requirements for supplemental braking systems, safety chains, and proper lighting. To ensure compliance, it’s essential to check the specific laws in the areas you will be travelling through.
While some individuals with mechanical skills may be able to install a tow bar system themselves, we often recommend choosing professional installation. This ensures that the system is installed properly and safely, reducing the risk of accidents or damage to your vehicles.

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