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Old 09-10-2005, 03:47 PM   #15
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The "only" trouble with towing with a "dolly" is that when you get there you have to have a place to store the dolly! We had initially thought we would tow our Jaguar but then when I found out all that had to be done to it - I said "Oh - No!" and the Jag dealer even advised against it. So we opted for the 4 Wheel-Drive vehicle and sure love how slick and easy it tows.
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The Swans, the Demco dolly we have folds in a matter of 90 seconds to app 4' long so you don't even have to disconnect it from your coach. What in heavens name do you have to do to your Jaguar to tow it on a dolly other than driving it onto it and strapping it down? The only thing I had to do with my Jag was to keep it running long enough so I could get it to the dealer so they could fix it?

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Old 09-10-2005, 08:08 PM   #17
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Ted - Haven't seen that Demco dolly - sounds nifty. We didn't look into it that much. We were going to tow the Jag on all 4s w/o dolly. (Sorry to hear you had trouble with your Jag. This is our 4th in 25 years and we love them! The first 2, Tris did conversions on. We have an '05' w/aluminum body and it runs great.) The nice thing about the dolly is that you can tow anything and don't have to keep going through getting new brackets when you change "toads". When we got the Avalanche, we immediately called Camping World and ordered the new brackets and wiring harness. They shipped the wrong brackets and magnetic lights instead of wiring harness. Had to reorder them yesterday and we probably won't get them back in time to be able to hook up the new truck for Homecoming - will have to still use the Jeep! Oh well - it's not a perfect world is it?
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Old 09-11-2005, 01:12 PM   #18
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D & D Rich,
We have towed a Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4x4 for 4.5 years. We have 60K miles registered and towed another 70K miles without a bit of problem. The thing we really liked about the truck is it seats 5 adults comfortably and we had a topper on the back so the bed acted like a huge trunk. Mike kept a lot of things back there that would have been taking up underneath storage, like his tool box, leveling blocks and the brake buddy.

Towing is easy, push botton to take the tranfer case out of gear and put in park. We use the brake buddy which is a snap to hook up. We usually connect is less then 10 minutes and we are on our way. There are no restrictions on the Dakota such as speed limit or pulling over after so many miles and go through gears!

We have just baught a Hummer H3 which looks just as easy to tow. We have not been out to try it yet.

Both FMCA and Hotorhome Magazine publish lists of towable cars with 4 wheels on the ground. The list also tells you speed limits, if fuses must be pulled and milage limits.

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