Originally Posted by van_fl
I am heading to Sitka Alaska via road and ferry around June 15th or so. Am taking my New Coachmen , Prism (MB Sperinter ) now I just found out will be towing my daughters Ford fiesta on a dolly as itís a auto.
Now for my question as I am new to RVing and have no experience using a dolly. What should I be checking, when towing ETC. ANY suggestions are welcomed.
Just because it is an automatic does not mean it will not flat tow Check owners manuel. It is easier to flat toe than a dolly. You CANNOT BACKUP with eaither set up. I am an old cross country retired trucker. We learn real quickFIGURE OUT HOW YOU ARE GOING TO GET OUT BEFORE YOU GET IN.
You mentioned a ferry on your Alaska trip. You may need reservations a couple weeks in advance to travel the Alaska ferry. It is very expensive with a motor home and tow car. We drove to Alaska 2009 in our Dodge Van (bought diesel pusher later) a great trip. Do not be afraid of road conditions. Gravel from Dawson City, Yukon Territory to near Tok, AK 230 miles of rough graavel, this is the exception. I would avoid this with a new RV and tow. Its a trip of a life tine. Do not forget Glacier National in Montana, Banff and Jasper parks in Alberta. "sign Forest " in Watson Lake, Yt.Museum of the North in Fairbanks, Denali Park, Seward, Home, Whitter, AK. Christmas store at North Pole, AK. The list is long, enjoy, old trucker.