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Old 01-02-2013, 12:58 AM   #15
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you must check the owners manual. do not take the verble word of a sales person or a an RV freind. not a one answer fits all.
And there are cases where the manual is wrong too!

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Old 01-02-2013, 05:12 AM   #16
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Hi. I have been researching many options for towing vehicles behind the MH, both flat 4 and with a dolly. I need to buy both the toed and the towing method. My question is, if a vehicle is a AWD, 4WD or RWD compatible for flat towing four wheels 'down", is it also compatible for dolly towing "two wheels down"? It seems sensible to me but I am interested if there are any exceptions to this rule that others have found with their vehicles.

If you buy a vehicle that is towable 4-down, why would you want to put it on a dolly?

That being said, most AWD vehicles can't be towed on a dolly. If they are towable 4-down at all, either all 4 wheels must be turning on none must be turning.

4WD MAY be towable on a dolly IF the transfer case can be put into neutral.

FWD can usually be towed on a dolly, but not always. Sometimes there is a problem with the rear overhang hitting the ground.

RWD that is towable 4-down can usually be also be towed on a dolly because the drive wheels will still be turning the same as they would be if the vehicle were not on a dolly.

RWD that is not towable 4-down probably can't be towed on a dolly because to have the drive wheels on the dolly would mean you would be towing the vehicle backwards - not 100% safe even if you tie down the steering wheel.

Before buying any vehicle for towing, NEVER NEVER NEVER trust what the salesman says and ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS check the owners manual. Even that is no guarantee because Ford and Chevy have both recently declared vehicles as no longer being towable that they previously said were towable 4-down.

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Old 01-02-2013, 06:14 PM   #17
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And there are cases where the manual is wrong too!
some people may think that 2009 ford escape manuals are wrong

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