When your small, medium or large RV breaks down and you need a RV towing service, the last thing you want to worry about is finding a reputable towing service capable of hauling your vehicle. The same thing holds true for RV-disabling accidents. If problems occur in Coastal or North San Diego County, you can turn to the expert services of NK Towing. Every day, we meet your RV-specific needs with the region’s most experienced drivers and well-equipped vehicle fleet. No matter the size or configuration of your motorhome, we’ll help ease your burden when trouble disrupts your driving adventures.
The First Factor: The Size of Your RV
The first factor in getting proper assistance for your disabled RV is vehicle size. Self-powered recreational vehicles and motorhomes come in three main size/weight categories, known as class A, class B and class C. The class your vehicle belongs to has a direct impact on the type of towing services you will require in the aftermath of a breakdown or accident. Class A motorhomes are the largest. They range in length from 30 to 45 feet and have a height of roughly 10 feet. When empty, they can weigh anywhere from 13,000 pounds up to 30,000 pounds.
Class B RVs are also sometimes known as camper vans. These vehicles, typically constructed on a full-size van chassis, range in length from 17 to 19 feet and have a height of seven to eight feet. Unloaded, they can weigh roughly 6,000 pounds to 8,000 pounds. Class C RVs are smaller than vehicles in class A, but larger than vehicles in class B. They have a length of 20 to 25 feet and, like class As, stand 10-ft. tall. Their empty weight can range from about 10,000 pounds to 12,000 pounds.
When you call for towing assistance, you must let any potential service provider know the size, length and weight of the RV you own. These figures will help determine if the company you contact has the equipment necessary to come to your aid. It will also help a well-equipped provider determine exactly which type of tow truck to dispatch to your location.
The Second Factor: The Size of the Tow Truck Required to Assist You
Full-service towing companies have a diverse fleet of trucks capable of handling vehicles of all lengths and sizes. These trucks come in three main classes or sizes: light/medium, medium-duty and heavy-duty. The class of your RV will determine which type of tow truck must be dispatched to assist you.
Light/Medium-Duty Trucks – This category includes the standard tow trucks you see hauling vehicles on roadways across the county. Trucks in this category can transport vehicles that weigh no more than 10,000 pounds. Their relatively small size makes them highly maneuverable, and they come equipped with wheel-lift systems designed to provide assistance in a broad range of circumstances. If you need towing help for your class B RV, a light/medium-duty truck will typically be sufficient.
Medium-Duty Trucks – Trucks in this category are also known as combination tow trucks. They can haul the vast majority of vehicles that weigh anywhere between 10,000 pounds and 26,000 pounds. Since they provide assistance to relatively heavy and long vehicles, medium-duty trucks carry a broader array of accessories than light/medium-duty trucks. In addition to wheel-lift systems, common examples of these accessories include winches, low-profile wheel grids and underlifts. Owners of class C RVs and lighter class A RVs typically require breakdown/accident assistance from a medium-duty tow truck.
Heavy-Duty Trucks – Trucks in this category represent the largest, most powerful towing options. Also referred to as recovery or breakdown trucks, they can safely haul disabled vehicles that weigh over 26,000 pounds. To facilitate their work, heavy-duty tow trucks carry a core setup of five essential accessories: a boom, a wheel lift, a flatbed trailer attachment, a hook-and-chain system and a self-loader. Owners of large class A RVs often must rely on the specialized services of a heavy-duty tow truck. You may also need help from a heavy-duty truck if your class C or lighter class A vehicle won’t fit on a medium-duty or combination truck.
NK Towing’s Dedicated RV Services
At NK Towing, we provide comprehensive RV towing throughout our broad San Diego service area. At all times, our vehicle fleet contains a full complement of light/medium-duty tow trucks, medium-duty tow trucks and heavy-duty tow trucks. And each of our trucks comes equipped with all of the accessories needed to safely, efficiently haul your RV to your desired area destination. Rest assured, whether you own a class A, class B or class C recreational vehicle, we’ll travel to the site of your breakdown or accident with precisely the options needed to ease your predicament as quickly as possible.
Expert RV towing doesn’t end with the proper equipment. It must also include the services of experienced drivers who know how to examine the details of every possible towing scenario and determine the best way to assist you. Without this ability, even the most well-equipped driver can make critical mistakes that turn an unpleasant situation into a genuine catastrophe.
NK Towing relies exclusively on trained, certified drivers with a verified background in RV towing. These professionals know what it takes to safely prepare your small, medium or large vehicle for transport. They also know how to safely navigate all manner of roadways and deliver your vehicle to your chosen repair or storage destination.
Winch-Outs and Overturned Vehicles
Key to our ability to tackle all RV towing scenarios is our ability to perform vehicle winch-outs. These recovery efforts, which call for the use of a truck-mounted winch system, are often essential for vehicles stuck in loose or sticky materials (e.g., sand or mud), as well as vehicles that come to rest on a guardrail or parking barrier, or on severely uneven/broken pavement. We can safely winch out vehicles as far as 100 feet away from a solid, paved surface. In addition, we can haul overturned vehicles into position for any required winching or towing.
Your San Diego-Area RV Towing Expert
Founded in the early 2000s, NK Towing has grown to become Coastal and North San Diego County’s expert RV towing provider. Wherever you experience problems in our wide service area, you can count on our top-notch equipment and professionally vetted towing specialists. Day or night, we can reach the site of your accident or breakdown in half an hour or less. Once onsite, we’ll do everything we can to quickly, efficiently start your class A, class B or class C RV on its journey back to restored health. And with our emphasis on affordable pricing, you’ll never have to choose between quality and budget friendliness. Contact us for emergency assistance today.