May 3rd, 2018
Choosing a Tow Vehicle
Take it from personal experience, towing a home-on-wheels is a liberating and exciting way to travel around the country. Not only does it offer tremendous versatility when it comes to accessing different types of destinations, it allows for a truly adaptable living experience. We believe that any living space should reflect the needs, passions, and dreams of the person inhabiting it. The same goes for the vehicle that you choose to tow with.

While there are several factors to consider when it comes to selecting a dream worthy vehicle, years of experience towing has led us to one golden principle -- less is NOT more. That’s right, we always recommend LVer’s err on the side of caution and plan accordingly for a safe buffer. Having a more capable, more powerful tow vehicle is always preferable to having one that is at the limit of what it is designed to tow. While Living Vehicle weighs just under 8,000 lbs dry, we recommend a tow vehicle that can take advantage of LV’s vast storage and 13,200 lb carrying capacity.

Did you know Living Vehicle has a 4-camera monitoring system to provide 360-degree visuals while towing? Use the wireless monitor in your vehicle to connect to LV’s camera system for a safe and easy driving experience. This feature also doubles as a security system that you can use to monitor the perimeter of your unit either remotely, or from inside the unit.

Now that we are on the same page about weight requirements, we can get to the fun part. There are a host of old and new vehicles that are capable of towing Living Vehicle. The key is to select a truck that can wear multiple hats. For a truly versatile experience, we recommend choosing a vehicle that is just as functional hauling your home-on-wheels down the highway as it is traveling to the grocery store from your park site. If you plan on only transporting your LV occasionally, there are professional shippers around the country who will tow your LV to the destination of your choice.

Type of practicality, fuel consumption and upgrade packages are some of the factors that we’ve considered in this list of our 4 favorite tow vehicles.

All-around Value: Ford F-250

The 2018 Ford F-250 tows between 12,300 to 13,300 lbs and can fit up to 6 passengers depending on the cab. Not only does this truck offer tremendous value, Matthew and Joanna have proven its functionality--using it to tow LV on everything from rugged off-grid adventures to long term road trips.

For Fuel Consumption: Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

Although most heavy-duty tow vehicles aren’t thought of in terms of fuel efficiency, Chevy’s 2018 Silverado 2500HD boasts an impressive 19 mpg average for highway driving.

For Accessing Off-Road Destinations: Ford Super Duty

Where the Ford Raptor may be one of the best all-around 4WD vehicles made by Ford, the Ford Super Duty is best for slow-going four-wheeling and allows you tow between 14,000 and 32,000 lbs depending on the model.

For luxury, safety features and technology: GMC Sierra 2500 Denali HD

The GMC Sierra 2500 Denali HD is the ultimate truck for safety, comfort and luxury. This truck includes driver alerts, driver assist features, Apple CarPlay, available Duramax Diesel power and integrated trailering technologies to help give you the confidence to control heavy loads.

We know that towing can be intimidating when you’re new to it-- we’ve been there too. That’s why we provide new owners an in-person tutorial from our LV Customer Care Ambassador at the time of delivery.

We also offer a collection of tried-and-trued towing accessories, for sale on our website here!

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