Let’s be honest: motor homes aren’t always the most convenient form of transportation, especially when you plan on making short trips after you’ve arrived at your destination. That’s why many motor home travellers tow another vehicle along with them when they hit the road. There are a few downsides to towing a car–it can make your motor home slightly less maneuverable, for instance–but in most cases, the advantages far outweigh the negatives. Here are just some of the reasons why you should tow your car with you on your motor home trips.
Easier to Explore Around Your Destination
However many stops you make along your route, there will probably be nearby sights you want to see. If the attraction is across town or a little farther away, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to drive your motor home back and forth, especially in areas that are more densely packed and not great for motor home driving. Having a car to travel around with after you’ve parked your motor home will make you a bit more agile, so you won’t have to think twice about seeing all the sights.
Better Comfort When Running Errands
In reality, the attractions surrounding your campsite only make up part of the short trips you might have to make during your trip. At some point, you’ll have to run some errands, such as making a trip to the local supermarket or dropping by the post office to mail something off. Wouldn’t you rather do these chores from the comfort of a car, rather than at the seat of your motor home?
Money Saved If You Plan on Making Short Trips
One big drawback to towing a car behind a motor home is that it decreases your motor home’s fuel efficiency. That said, you could make up that difference depending on how much you plan on driving once you’ve parked your motor home. If it’s a concern, you might want to bust out a calculator to get some estimates on how much you’ll be spending on gas on either side of the equation. Still, plenty of motor home vacations would be happy to lose a little bit of money on the ease that bringing a car gets them.
More Options for Your Group
Solo travellers get to go where they want, when they want, but if you’re travelling with a group, you’ll have to make some sacrifices. For example, some might want to sleep in, while others may be up early and ready to go explore. An extra vehicle allows your group to split up and do the things they want to do.
Preparation for the Unplanned
Despite your best preparations, things happen. A wrong turn could leave you out of gas, or poor road conditions could result in a flat tire. It isn’t out of the question to plan for possible motor home maintenance while on the road, as unpleasant as it may be. So, rather than be stranded without a set of wheels, towing your car along with you can allow for a backup just in case you need one.
Whether you should tow your car with you in your motor home travels is up to you, but as you can see, there are many benefits you just can’t get without having an extra vehicle with you. From reasons of safety to concerns for logistics, you’ll most likely find that bringing your car along on your travels only improves the freedom that a motor home can provide for you.