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Old 10-11-2015, 11:29 AM   #29
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So basically the answer is yes - I have to buy a specific vehicle to tow 4 wheel down. I have a GMC sierra (too big and not efficient to tow) and a Hyundai Elantra (auto trans) Either require major modification to be able to tow 4 wheel down. Looking at most the charts I could buy a Cadillac, Ford, or Jeep. I'll take the tow dolly and the slight hassle. LOL
You forgot the 2014 and older Honda CRV's. The CRV's and Jeeps are the most popular toads.
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Seems like comparing apples to oranges. I'm a 60+ disabled female. I use a Acme tow dolly. Because I refuse to give up my olds vert, I will continue to use a dolly. Personally, I just don't find it that hard to use one when the alternative is to drive something that looks like every other thing on the road.

Since a dolly allows for different vehicles to be towed and four down must be set up for one vehicle at a time, I think cost comparison goes right out the window. You gotta do what is right for you when it's all said and done.
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More of a hazard than a run-away car crossing the center line into oncoming traffic?
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Like I said, since I already have the EZ Tow I'm going to give it a go before I make the investment in 4-down hardware. I'm thinking since the CRV is smaller than the old car it may be easier to hook up.

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Seems like comparing apples to oranges. I'm a 60+ disabled female. I use a Acme tow dolly. Because I refuse to give up my olds vert, I will continue to use a dolly. Personally, I just don't find it that hard to use one when the alternative is to drive something that looks like every other thing on the road.

Since a dolly allows for different vehicles to be towed and four down must be set up for one vehicle at a time, I think cost comparison goes right out the window. You gotta do what is right for you when it's all said and done.
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Very simply put "Yes, towing 4-down far outweighs towing a tow dolly!!!!!"
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I've had both.....yep, the car came off the right front of the tow dolly, the fender weld on the tow dolly broke and the fender came off leaving damage, yep got into a dead end late ,one hot summer night and had to unhook the car, unload the the dolly, back out , hook up the dolly, load the car. Had an Unforecasted thunderstorm come in and had to hook up the dolly, and load the car in the rain and the mud.

And had a pin shear on the tow bar, going down a big mountain in the rain.

Believe me, towing 4 wheels down is much better than any tow dolly.
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Not in my book.
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Doesn't matter. It's the law in some US states and Canadian provinces. So if you want to be legal anywhere you might take your RV, you need to have a break-away device on your toad brakes.
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Old 10-11-2015, 09:23 PM   #38
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I am not a full timer... So do all you full timers give up your automatics just to be able to tow 4 wheels down?
You are making to many assumptions on what you have quickly read in my opinion. There are plenty of choices of automatic trans vehicles that can be towed 4-down without modifications. You have seen a few listed here. We have towed a Jeep Liberty and then 2 Wranglers (not simultaneously, of course) all automatic trans and all 4 down.

And, I have never used a dolly but have watched many fellow RVers use them and would avoid them. Just my opinion!
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More states require a "break-away" brake system than those requiring a brake system for extra stopping power while hooked to the towing vehicle.
Doubt seriously the dolly brake system would do much good should the toad come loose from the dolly.
Which is why our Demco KK-460 has surge brakes with a break away setup, as does the Ody when off the dolly (RoadMaster 9160 which includes the breakaway setup)
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We just purchased our second Jeep Wrangler after towing our first one over 20,000 miles with no problems. Even the new ones don't have locking steering columns so you don't have to leave the key on.
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Dollys with break away brake system.. What happens if the car comes off the dolly?
Will never happen if you follow the instructions since it's double tied, once with the tire straps and once with chains.
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Doesn't matter. It's the law in some US states and Canadian provinces. So if you want to be legal anywhere you might take your RV, you need to have a break-away device on your toad brakes.
Towed brakes aren't even required in every state let alone breakaway setups.
But for safety yo should have them anyway.
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