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Old 03-26-2014, 06:18 AM   #15
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I was torn between the 2 methods also. After my 1st two week trip towing 4 down I am glad I went that way. After visiting 6 different camp grounds, there is no way I would have wanted to have to deal with moving a dolly around.

While I was connecting the toad at one place a lady came over and commented on how easy it looked to hook up. She said their dolly lost a tire and they were tired of it and going to 4 down.
If you only go to 1 place for months at a time and have a place to store it, a dolly may be fine. If you move around a lot I think you will tire of the dolly quickly.

The dolly also adds too many extra parts to maintain and fail. Wheel bearings, tires, lug nuts,fenders, brakes, tie downs etc.

Cost is about the same. Your can get the Ready Brake tow bar with brakes and a base plate for the same or less than a decent dolly.
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hi osok how did you run the wiring to the front of your tow dolly, looks like a great idea
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I still say the descision comes down to how deep your pocket is, IE ever see a Newell or a Prevost towing a dolly.
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Old 03-26-2014, 10:34 AM   #18
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I still say the descision comes down to how deep your pocket is, IE ever see a Newell or a Prevost towing a dolly.
Yes, in Tennessee I camped next to a beautiful Prevost that had a car dolly.
I've also seen really old and I imagine inexpensive motorhomes towing four down. I did not assume they were rich nor the Prevost owner poor.

It still comes down to personal choice and not simply money. If I did more frequent trips and knew that I only needed one car I wouldn't hesitate to tow four down.

While using a car dolly for me right now is easy enough and I've never had any problems with it, I'm actually looking forward someday to simplifying and getting down to one car I tow four down... eventually.

To each their own. What works for me may not work for you. YMMV
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Anyone have experience assembling the Demco Kar Kaddy SS? Hard? Easy?
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Anyone have experience assembling the Demco Kar Kaddy SS? Hard? Easy?
Yea, if you bought mine, you won't have that problem...
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Spent the day looking at cars and think I've decided on a Ford Edge FWD which according to the list in Motorhome Magazine is flat towable. Anyone know of any issues with it or suggestions, insights? Hate to let go of my Lexus Go but need to make a sacrifice somewhere if I want to tow and not trailer. One tow bar better than another, base plate, etc. Shopping for a toad seems harder than selecting the motorhome. Hey you have a RV virgin here so suggestions from the pros is welcome.

I personally would never use a tow dolly, but that's just me! My neighbor bought a tow dolly when he got a MH because he had a Nissan pickup that he didn't want to get rid of. They took a trip to Michigan and before they came home he was sick of the tow dolly! He traded his pickup AND the tow dolly, bought a Jeep Grand Cherokee, and had a dealer up there set it up for flat towing. He's a happy camper now!

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I towed a Jeep GC for years with a StowMaster tow bar. Back then there were no brake buddy's required. Now that I am getting back into a motorhome, I am exploring all the options. My current car is coming off lease next April, a year from now. I will then buy a newer Jeep GC as my main car and set it up for 4 wheels down towing.
Between now and then, I am not sure how to handle a toad. I might just stay local and short trips this 1st year back and save the longer trips to when my new Jeep is here and set up for towing.

The dolly doesn't appeal to me personally, I also have enjoyed Jeep Jamboree's in the past so a Jeep is going to be in my future for sure, because they are just so much fun.
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I towed a Jeep GC for years with a StowMaster tow bar. Back then there were no brake buddy's required.
It's the law of physics that make it required. "A body in motion tends to stay in motion." Using your MH's brakes to stop additional 1,000 's of pounds of a Toad is going to extend your stopping distance and is unsafe. The law of physics has been in effect for a LONG time!
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Anyone have experience assembling the Demco Kar Kaddy SS? Hard? Easy?
It's easy, just follow instructions, and make sure to use the right fasteners as described per manual.
You need a torque wrench, air compressor, some basic tools, brake fluid and a friend to help you with lifting heavy parts.
I did the complete assembly, including adding extra electrical plug in about 2 hours.

Besides that I purchased spare wheel and one extra strap. (which I keep in one of my RV's compartments).
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