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Old 02-25-2008, 07:25 AM   #1
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I have recently (for the first time) become a motorhome owner and have negotiated in the purchase from the vendor to include a Demco Kar-Kaddy SS tow dolly. I know very little about "toads" so am looking for advice on what type to purchase. I have read elsewhere that PT Cruiser, 4 wheel drive Jeep, and Saturn Vue are all good choices but I have a silly question. When only the back two wheels of the toad are on the ground, does the odometer on the toad rack up mileage?
Also, what modifications are usually required on the toad to make it towable?
I have a Class C with a 5,000 lb hitch.
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I have recently (for the first time) become a motorhome owner and have negotiated in the purchase from the vendor to include a Demco Kar-Kaddy SS tow dolly. I know very little about "toads" so am looking for advice on what type to purchase. I have read elsewhere that PT Cruiser, 4 wheel drive Jeep, and Saturn Vue are all good choices but I have a silly question. When only the back two wheels of the toad are on the ground, does the odometer on the toad rack up mileage?
Also, what modifications are usually required on the toad to make it towable?
I have a Class C with a 5,000 lb hitch.
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:35 PM   #3
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Do not tow an AWD/4WD vehicle on a dolly.
Generally, FWD vehicles are best suitable for use on a Dolly.
Also, generally, Jeep and Vue vehicles are towable 4-down.

There are many fine folks here that can either dispute of confirm the above.
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Hi Prairie Boy,
Welcome to iRV2. As you can see by my signature, I tow 4 down and with a dolly (the same dolly you have). The only vehicles I have towed with the dolly are front wheel drive. Anything else gets towed 4 down in neutral or lube pump or drive shaft disconnect.
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Thank you for this info.
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The other thing to consider is the use of the "toad" when you are not towing it. I already owned a FWD Saturn so I equipped it to tow four down. I could have used a dolly but decided to flat tow. Most of the time my "toad" is used for running around town as a daily driver. When it is time to go on a trip, I just hook it up and off we go. Also, you should consider how you will use the toad when you arrive at your destination. Will you drive paved streets or dirt roads?

Good luck on our decision.
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:56 AM   #7
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Thanks for this info.
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