View Poll Results: Would you or do you tow anything behind your Class B RV?
Yes, I do or would tow a car or other motorized vehicle or a trailer 22 51.16%
No, I won't tow anything behind my Class B RV 17 39.53%
I use or would use a dolly to tow my vehicle 0 0%
I tow or would tow a vehicle with 4 wheels on the road 4 9.30%
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:56 PM   #1
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Default Would you or do you tow anything behind your Class B RV?

We are fairly new to this forum, so have certainly missed a lot.
Has a Poll been done about Towing behind a class 'B'?
I'm sure most of us don't because of the nature & drive-ability of our 'Bs"... But I have considered & am researching towing a Jeep or small car for short trips Only - with our Chev. RoadTrek 190V. I'd also like to know the best/efficient/cost effective tow system? :
Tow bar w/4 wheels on ground or Tow Dolly? Thanks, any info. is appreciated, Ric.

Admin edit: New poll created. Thanks for the good idea.
You can choose two options in this poll.
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:28 PM   #2
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I'm interested in see the results of this poll.
With my Class C I towed my small SUV across Canada. We bought that '09 Ford Escape because it could be towed four wheels on the ground. Towing was pretty easy. I'd check the rear-view camera monitor every so often to make sure everything back there looked ok.

I haven't heard of or seen many Class B's towing a car. I do see them towing trailers occasionally. It is an interesting topic for me because I have everything needed to tow my Escape behind my van but I've been wondering if I ever would.

I chose to tow my Escape with four wheels on the road because I thought that storing, maneuvering, and securing a dolly at campgrounds could be problematic.
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:17 AM   #3
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Marko - Thanks for starting this Poll! I can't vote yet, 'cause I'm still undecided.
But, anxious to hear some feed back from posters... Ric.
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:46 PM   #4
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I have a very small polyethylene clamshell trailer trailer made a few hers ago by Reese (Hitches). It's called a Backpacker; very light, easy to roll around by hand; cost me $400 used. I put a small flag on a whip pole on the trailer so I can see in my rear view mirror that it's still there. The B doesn't notice it at all. I pull it when I want to take along a pile of extra gear (e.g. for canoe/camping trips or to carry camping gear for friends travelling separately by car). It actually can carry a LOT of gear.
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Towing to me defeats the main purpose for having a B in that it is a go anywhere everyday use RV. Once you decide to tow why punish yourself with a small RV?
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:20 AM   #6
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Towing to me defeats the main purpose for having a B in that it is a go anywhere everyday use RV. Once you decide to tow why punish yourself with a small RV?
To me, the answer to that question would be very easy. Tow extra stuff to a place you are going to stay a while without moving. When you are going to tour, and use the advantages of a "B", leave the trailer home. Get the best of both worlds that way. If you go up in size, you lose the option.
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I agree with you, Booster. Well said. Nothing like flexibility to accommodate differing needs for the variety of different type trips we take. Some people prefer hitch mounted boxes. I find the little trailer more flexible, although it stays at home for the "touring" ventures.
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That's the argument people with trailers use. Like I said, if your method is to pull and park which limits your travel options while underway, then it is better to have a bigger RV and a more convenient travel around vehicle. If the time came that I ever felt a need to tow, be it a trailer or especially a car, then it would be the time to abandon the concept of having a B. I even went through the idea of a hitch cargo carrier and realized that having an extra 3 feet on the back end was changing where I could drive and park to the point I did not enjoy it.
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:19 PM   #9
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That's the argument people with trailers use. Like I said, if your method is to pull and park which limits your travel options while underway, then it is better to have a bigger RV and a more convenient travel around vehicle. If the time came that I ever felt a need to tow, be it a trailer or especially a car, then it would be the time to abandon the concept of having a B. I even went through the idea of a hitch cargo carrier and realized that having an extra 3 feet on the back end was changing where I could drive and park to the point I did not enjoy it.

I guess if you feel you can only use a "B" as a tourer, that would be true, but many folks have the need for a variety of trips, some touring, some stationary. The "B" will do both pretty well, definitely better than a bigger rig will do both. I just don't see the need to give up one for the other.
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Old 01-23-2012, 11:04 PM   #10
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Davyyd & Booster; This is a great discussion!
My .02c is that because of the 'Bs" versatility it can 'BE' a lot of different things to different people. We have owned ours nearly 2 years (bought used w/low miles). Have logged nearly 25k miles. We've covered All Western States twice & mid-west (Chicago & back) last year.
We have used a hitch mount cargo carrier to carry bicycles & superfluous gear. It's not a hassle to use except rear door access is restricted. And the addt'l length wasn't to bad except when I backed into a pillar in a tight parking garage in Chicago. Only broke a small marker light! But I am "Backup" challenged anyway, so it wasn't necessarily the carriers fault (maybe the spotter?).
My interest Now is to figure/decide if I want to tow our Jeep (not to Alaska!!)! But closer destinations - boondocking in Ariz. New Mexico, Utah. I'm sure we are going to try it - this spring; To the "Overland Expo." at Flagstaff. Best Regards, All. Ric.
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