What does the ultimate tow setup look like?

By Colin Wood
Dec 12, 2022 | Towing, tow, Discussion, Tow Vehicle

Photograph Courtesy Stellantis

Having a truck and a trailer to transport a car to the track goes a long way in making this hobby more enjoyable, but what does your dream tow setup look like?

Is it a plush home on wheels to carry the car, driver and their supporting crew and family in comfort?

Is it more of a pure hauler for transporting multiple toys at once?

Or, maybe, it's something else?

What would you like to have?

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msterbeau Reader
12/12/22 1:21 p.m.

Not having one at all... 

Asphalt_Gundam Reader
12/12/22 1:25 p.m.

I like my current setup : crew cab 3/4 ton, gooseneck trailer with roof top tent.

Deep down I really want a Ramp Truck with 4 doors (to bring friends to the track) and a sleeper/camper unit. Must be classic body for looks, air ride a big plus, modern engine/drivetrain for MPG.

I'm looking forward to seeing how this turns out:


Cactus HalfDork
12/12/22 1:56 p.m.

I'm not so picky about the vehicle doing the work, but my ultimate tow setup has somebody else driving the rig.

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
12/12/22 2:10 p.m.

In reply to Cactus :

I love the idea of showing up to the track, getting in the car (your crew does the prep for you), driving it, getting out and then going home.

AMiataCalledSteve Reader
12/12/22 2:18 p.m.

I've said it before, but my dream towing setup involves buying one of these old Uhaul ramp trucks, putting the car on top, and either towing a travel trailer or bring a friend and tow another car behind on a trailer. If you're doing a one day trip the you don't have to mess with a trailer, it's a little more compact than a standard ramp truck, it has more storage for tools, and it would be rad as hell.


gt40guy None
12/12/22 2:23 p.m.

My "ultimate" would be a stacker with a full crew :-) ... having said that, we are using an Aerovault with a Ford Lariat F150 -- even with the smaller setup, the Aeorvault causes "paddock envy" -- the Aerovault is perfect for weekend warriors like my wife & I -- BMW M235iR, spare tires, and some "kit" -- the Aerovault is shiny and doesn't rust -- 


Cheers y'all //

carpeforza New Reader
12/12/22 2:36 p.m.

After 20 year of SCCA/NASA/Chump/LeMons/karts, I finally settled on this 

All I can say is that I should have done it decades ago. Being a true GRM'er, I got the RV for a good deal, needing some love before it was roadworthy. Was far cheaper than any truck I could find worth towing with. Also staying at the track from start to finish has greatly increased the race weekend enjoyment. 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
12/12/22 2:42 p.m.

In reply to gt40guy :

The Aerovault certainly turns heads, doesn't it?

For those interested, we did a video on the Aerovault for Classic Motorsports:


wearymicrobe PowerDork
12/12/22 3:34 p.m.

Kodiak and a 1.5 height trailer with two cars worth of space and a small kitchen/sleeping aread in the front. Or having somebody else move the cars for me which I would do over that if I had the cash and time. 

Tom1200 UberDork
12/12/22 3:39 p.m.

Well apparently at the moment this is it.  The single axle trailer fits well on the slab on the side of my house. Additionally the trailer will also fit in the garage which works out well for early morning local events. I can load the car and just store it in the garage. The van gives me a place to change and sit and eat my lunch. I've stayed in the van when I'm solo (it has a bath).

A newer van would be nice but  beyond that I like my current set up.  

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