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Old 03-11-2008, 04:19 AM   #1
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Are there any issues involved with towing a front wheel drive car behind a Class C Motorhome using a Demco Kar-Kaddy dolly? Are there any particular models of cars that members of this discussion group would recommend? I would prefer something small and light like a Sunfire or Cavalier. The toad would only be used at most for about a month each year so I wouldn't want to spend a lot of bucks on it.
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Are there any issues involved with towing a front wheel drive car behind a Class C Motorhome using a Demco Kar-Kaddy dolly? Are there any particular models of cars that members of this discussion group would recommend? I would prefer something small and light like a Sunfire or Cavalier. The toad would only be used at most for about a month each year so I wouldn't want to spend a lot of bucks on it.
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If you don't mind a standard shift the Ford Focus makes a great toad. It's light weight, gets 30+ MPG, hooks up to be towed 4 down, no fuses to pull, no stopping and having start it up every few miles.
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Most any front wheel drive should do, as long as the combined weight of dolly and car does not exceed the C's towing capacity. Many Class C's have a 3500 lb limit and the dolly weighs a few hundred lbs by itself, so check yours before car shopping.
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I believe the Sunfire and Cavalier are towable 4 wheels down so you wouldn't need the extra weight and cost of a dolly. However, a used dolly might actually be easier to find than a used tow bar and baseplate and cheaper than a new tow bar and baseplate, if you're looking to go the most economical route.
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I use to have a Class C MH and towed with a dolly. The car I towed was a 2000 Hyundai Elantra. My C could pull 5000 lbs. the dolly was about 500 lbs and the car was about 2800 - 3000. I'll be still using the same set up with my Class A. Car gets about 36 mpg hope this helped.
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