My research on getting the Sedona to flat tow came out with about $3200 total. If I get a dolly that can handle a 4800-lb car, it's going to be about $2k and will push the combination maybe 350 lb above the hitch rating.
The toad HAS to be an auto tansmission. DW refuses to have anything to do with stick shifts, many of which are an ergonamic nightmare for someone her height. She's also very leery of "orphans" like the Saturns. I'd be happy with an LW300 which doesn't need to be modified at all for flat towing, except for aux brakes and the actual hitch gear.
This is still very much a project in the research phase. We've managed without a toad for the two seasons we've had our GT, but we're thinking we'd go to new places for longer this year.
I guess the ultimate back-up position is I drive the MH and she follows in the toad. Even a short-term rental is a problem with all the yellow Labrador hair that would be in the car when we gave it back!
Frank Damp -Anacortes, WA,(DW- Eileen)
ex-pat Brits (1968) and now ex-RVers, as of 08 Dec 14.