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Old 10-26-2011, 03:12 AM   #1
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Need help about towing a Toyota Corolla

I am new for towing. I want to tow my Toyota corolla 1998 but I do not know what method or way to tow it. I do not know is the dolly or X bar better and safe? Plz help.
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:00 PM   #2
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I guess I have to answer!!!!
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:09 PM   #3
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No, someone will be along soon to give you their opinion concerning towing. Highest activity on the forum seems to happen between 8pm and 2am est.

I have not figured this out for myself yet. Going to start pulling or towing next year.
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Toyota automatics are not towable 4-down without modification. A dolly will work with an auto. Be sure and get one with brakes.

You can also check with REMCO Towing Products for more info.

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Old 10-27-2011, 04:20 AM   #6
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I agree, Remco is the ones to ask.
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:51 AM   #7
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I purchased a Toyota Corolla, after I bought my Providence, back in '07. I then bought a tow dolly and pulled it for about a year. It worked good, but I got tired of the hassle of loading/unloading and attaching the straps & safety gear, plus the pain of where to park the dolly, when not using it.

So, I started searching for a way to pull it 4-down. I called Remco and they said that it couldn't be towed 4-down, without modifications, such as a trans. pump. I also asked Remco who would install the pump. They said to try Camping World. But the one in Tampa said that they wouldn't, because of the "liability" involved. I asked if they knew anyone that would? The answer was "no"

I ended up trading the Corolla for an '08 Saturn Vue and hired Camping World to install the tow bar. Bought a "Brake Buddy" and have been quite satisfied since. I'll never go back to the dolly.
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I pulled a 91 5 speed Camry for many years, 4 down with a Stowmaster 5000 and baseplates. When I sold the car it had over a quqrter million miles and was still running strong.
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Welcome to IRV2

You have posted in the
Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion (14 Viewing)
Issues related to towing travel and fifth wheel trailers and the vehicles used to move them.
Area of the forum.

Perhaps if you asked in the:
Toads and Motorhome Related Towing (27 Viewing)
Motorhome towing issues and solutions including auxiliary braking systems, tow bars, and base plates.

Area, more folks with towing cars knowledge would see your question and respond.
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I pulled a 91 5 speed Camry for many years, 4 down with a Stowmaster 5000 and baseplates. When I sold the car it had over a quqrter million miles and was still running strong.
Is auto trans?
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I agree, Remco is the ones to ask.
Why? They didn't manufacturer the car and they won't pay for any damage if you follow their advice.
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