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Old 03-29-2015, 11:08 PM   #15
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Wish the dolly were possible. The Kia cannot be towed with any wheels down. It would have to be a trailer, can't imagine dealing with that. Had camping trailers since 86, transportation obviously not an issue. Having a truck just to pull the toys had its own costs. Love the class A, don't miss the truck or the trailers. Older I get the more I like the KISS rule. Thanks for the advice
Wasn't suggesting a dolly...that's just what we use...rented first to be sure.
The suggestion was a car carrier (flat bed made specifically for carrying a car - has ramps, tie downs, and often an open centerline to reduce weight). They can weight as little as 1,200 lb.

If a trailer (car carrier) is out of the question, then it's time to start shopping. Any front wheel drive car (and dolly if needed), or a few cars and trucks that can be flat towed.

Since AWD is benefit to the OP, then one of many Jeeps that can be flat towed would be a perfect fit.
What ever is decided, hope it includes brakes on the towed...not required by law in many places, but obviously safer.

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There are many AWD, auto trans, vehicles out there that can be towed four down....mine is a prime example. CRV, Equinox, Terrain.... and many others.

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Find a new 2014 Honda CRV (15's cannot be toad) or a Ford Edge, Chev Equinox, or Jeep product.
This what we did.

We haven't bought a motor home yet, but we're planning for the future

Second choice was a Wrangler, but DW doesn't like them.

Got almost $5k off.
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After taking ALL of your advice into consideration the decision was VW Jetta TDI 6 speed manual. Good price, 0 % interest and like TDI VWs cinched the deal. Thanks for your experienced advice.
Next subject. Four down towing equipment and brakes.😳
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Brakes I will discuss

IF YOU TOW OFTEN and/or do not live in the great salted north

Ready Brute with Ready Brake is a good option..This is a surge brake system,, most of the adjustments are automatic.. You install it one time,the hardware is invisible to a driver of the towed.. When the towed pushes on the motor home (Stopping) a system of springs and levers PULLS the pedal..The harder you stop, the harder it pulls.

NOTE: If you live in the north, The cables used are like parking brake cables..IF yours is rusted and non-op...This is not a system I would recommend.

Box in the driver's seat..Brake Buddy, Even Brake.. And more. These have to be installed EVERY time you tow. and stowed when you unhook to drive. They can grow legs if left out.. They do have the advantage of being easily moved towed to towed (yours or the thief's) but the downsid is you have to install them EVERY TIME YOU TOW and that means you can make a mistake,or even for a short trip say "OH FOrget it,we are only going 30 miles"

M&G.. Does not fit all cars but when it does this is a 100% battery free system 100% invisible (NOTHIGN at all inside the cockpit) just an air line to the motor home air brake system.. NO AIR brakes..Well then they install a compressor on the Motor home.

Other installed systems.. Most of them eat electricity.. US-Gear Unified Brake Decelerator replaces it via motor home alternator..It also gives you the greatest amount of control over the towed brakes of any system (Close to what a Semi Driver has over his "Towed" (Trailer).

Invisible brake also has a scheme for battery charging but I like US-gear's better

OF course these need to be installed ONCE, which means the dealer who installs them has ONE chance to screw up..Mine did.

But hey... That is not a problem with the design.
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After taking ALL of your advice into consideration the decision was VW Jetta TDI 6 speed manual. Good price, 0 % interest and like TDI VWs cinched the deal. Thanks for your experienced advice.
Next subject. Four down towing equipment and brakes.😳
Congrats and thanks for the follow-up

The TDI is reportedly pretty nice.
I am waiting for that RV'r who reports buying an all electric toad...free charge at the RV Park

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There are many AWD, auto trans, vehicles out there that can be towed four down....mine is a prime example. CRV, Equinox, Terrain.... and many others.

Ron
Correct. Add to that Ford Edge, Ford Flex, Buick Enclave, Cadillac SRX, Lincoln MKX, Lincoln MKT, Chevy Traverse to name a few more
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Ok, wow, learning a lot. So this CAN be towed 4 down? 2002 Kia Sportage
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Congrats and thanks for the follow-up



The TDI is reportedly pretty nice.

I am waiting for that RV'r who reports buying an all electric toad...free charge at the RV Park



Safe travels

A park I was at charged and additional $5/day if you had an electric car... )-:
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A park I was at charged and additional $5/day if you had an electric car... )-:
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...that makes perfect sense for the future as more and more electricity is consumed at all campgrounds. It is either special charges for high consumers or higher rates for all
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