A motor vehicle can be flat-towed behind a motorhome using a device commonly known as an A-frame. An A-frame consists of a triangle-shaped frame which provides a means of towing another vehicle without lifting the towed vehicle off the ground.

There are a number of strict legal and safety requirements for A-frame towing which you must implement and include (but are not limited) to:

  • Gaining approval to tow with the use of an A-frame;
  • Attachment mechanism requirements for both the towing and the towed vehicles;
  • Dimension requirements;
  • Towing ratio requirements;
  • Braking, lighting, signage & steering requirements; and
  • Manufacturers’ requirements.


Vehicle owners must check with the relevant road authority of their State/Territory to determine the requirements of A-frame towing and if it is acceptable.