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Old 07-21-2014, 03:32 PM   #15
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If you are just towing a std vehicle, then as a toad it is best. If it is a specialty vehicle, or can't be towed 4 down, then a trailer makes it your best solution. I do not like a dolly for any reasons.

Since most of my towing is a car trailer with one of my old hot rods, the trailer is my choice.

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Old 07-21-2014, 03:36 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by diva51 View Post
If I read the road regulations correctly, tow dollies are not allowed on the NJ Turnpike. Maybe you will not need to use that turnpike, but are there such restrictions in other states? We tow 4 down.
The NJ Turnpike is easily avoided by the use of FREE I-295. Not sure of other Interstates, Toll roads, or Turnpikes with similar restrictions, I'm sure there are some limits to length, trailers of any sort, etc.


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Old 07-21-2014, 04:23 PM   #17
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4 down is the best way to go for most. But, that assumes you are towing the same vehicle all the time and that you don't change vehicles often. It can cost up to $3000 to configure a vehicle for towing 4 down so you don't want to be doing that often. If you want more flexibility, a tow dolly will be a good solution but it definitely comes with a lot of tradeoffs. Dead last in my opinion, and only for cars that cannot be towed with a dolly, is a 4 UP trailer. Good luck finding a place to put that thing in many of our Nation's campgrounds. To recap, I think it is a simple choice. If you have a car you're keeping for more than a few years, configure it for and tow it four down. Otherwise, suck up the pain of a tow dolly and enjoy the flexibility. Your cost will be about the same either way.

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