Originally Posted by harley
I've pulled trailers a lot, and IMO it's a PITA...
The one thing that might make us change our mind is if pulling a toad behind a camper is as much of a hassle as pulling a trailer. We'll see about that when we do our rental experiments...
I have never pulled any trailer larger than a U-Haul moving trailer, but I know that pulling a toad behind my class C is a lot easier than a truck pulling a large trailer. The motorhome is much larger than the toad, so if the motorhome fits through a space, the toad will follow. In fact, it is easy to forget that the toad is behind, and I need to allow space behind me when pulling in to a gas station and to make sure that the toad does not stick out. Or due to the rear overhang of the motorhome, if I parallel park then pull away sharply from the curb, I will cause the toad to jump the curb and ruin its steering. And as you cannot backup while flat-towing a car, one has to plan the exit before pulling into any lot. People with a class A pulling a toad have even more of a problem, and they manage.
I don't know how you will try to pull a toad with a rental motorhome. They don't rent toads, and it costs too much to set up your car for flat-towing just to test the water. Not all cars can be flat-towed anyway.
With a smaller motorhome like the Roadtrek, one can do without a toad, although I have seen a Roadtrek towing a Smart car.