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Old 11-22-2015, 03:38 PM   #1
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Car dolly which car to use.

Ok with all my cars I have all but one is maybe suitable to travel on car dolly. 68 corvette manual trans. I know its not right, but theres no way Im traveling with a trailer attached to MH. Or do I just go out and buy another car with FRWD. Thinking maybe a later yr MINI COOPER. My cars 34 ply coupe pro street, 46 ford, 63 falcon pro street, 68 vette and 01 corvette, not including Wifes jeep compass 07 and my everyday 96 k 3500 dually 454 which is like new yet. The misses tells me to trade the 01 vette in on a mini cooper. I just cant do that. And the compass isnt made to tow on dolly or flat tow________
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Old 11-22-2015, 08:57 PM   #2
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Do you have the dolly and are thinking about what to tow?
Or...are you thinking to tow one of your list classic/sports cars...with a dolly?

We dolly tow. We have a very nice car that's not flat towable, so we got a dolly...EZE as pie.
We can swap toads with no mods, the car is unmolested in the critical crush zone and the car is very happy riding up-high away from rock strikes and miles ticking on the lower drive-line...BUT...

If we were on the road more, had only 1 car, were buying a car just as a toad, or similar stuations, we might be flat towing (cuz it is pretty easy to use a flat tow set-up).

If it were me, I would not tow any of your listed classic/sports cars on anything but a trailer. For us, the Toad is a daily driver.

So, if dolly towing, maybe get a new-to-you front wheel drive car of the thousands made...they can all be dolly towed. There are even some fun ones with so many choices

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Ok with all my cars I have all but one is maybe suitable to travel on car dolly. 68 corvette manual trans. I know its not right, but theres no way Im traveling with a trailer attached to MH. Or do I just go out and buy another car with FRWD. Thinking maybe a later yr MINI COOPER. My cars 34 ply coupe pro street, 46 ford, 63 falcon pro street, 68 vette and 01 corvette, not including Wifes jeep compass 07 and my everyday 96 k 3500 dually 454 which is like new yet. The misses tells me to trade the 01 vette in on a mini cooper. I just cant do that. And the compass isnt made to tow on dolly or flat tow________
A tow dolly with a vehicle on it is a trailer.

With that collection of cars, I think your best dolly darlin' would be any front wheel drive auto that easily fits between the fenders. Whatever you tow behind your RV, the paint will take a beating.
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I'm not sure why you are against trailering, but that's about the only way I'd transport any of the cars you listed. Another alternative would be to buy an older vehicle that could be flat towed and leave the collection at home out of harms way.


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Well.... the Pro Street cars aren't real practical as daily transportation. Not gonna want to drive those in rush hour traffic on your way home from the local tourist attraction / restaurant. I would think the 68 Vette, but you should install a driveshaft disconnect.
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...Whatever you tow behind your RV, the paint will take a beating.
I don't know if I agree with that...over 10,000miles on our set-up (including the on-going I-5 rehab in central CA) and no paint damage on the toad.

The toad WILL get dirty, but our dolly takes all the rock strikes. EZE fix with a rattle can.

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The only thing I will add is this, make sure that the dolly you get has either electric or surge brakes. Most states require you have brakes on 3000 or more pounds, but Idaho, I think it is, requires brakes on anything 1500 pounds or more. Besides it is just safer all around to have the extra braking capacity.
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i am towing either a 2010 mini or a 2007 mini on a dolly behind a 40ft Monaco knight DP.........dolly is a master tow......you do not even know the car is back there........easy to hook up and unhook..........just an fyi, the towed vehicle WILL get dirty, so keep a couple of rolls of quarters handy...........
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IMHO, the only way to totally protect paint from road damage is in an enclosed trailer. If it is exposed it will be susceptible, but perhaps not as much on a dolly as 4 down.


Again, IMHO, the easiest way is 4 down because it eliminates one piece of equipment (the dolly), next would be with a dolly, and trailering would be my last choice. On the other hand, about the only of these choices that I've ever been able to back successfully is the trailer.


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I recently purchased a new ACME tow dolly with surge disc brakes and carry a Ford Flex (front wheel drive model)which weighs about 4500lbs,pulled it from Ontario to Florida a month ago behind a 1996 American eagle with no issues.I really noticed a big difference between a dolly with brakes and one without.I upgraded from a dolly with no brakes to one with brakes because of the weight of the flex.
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