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Old 07-19-2010, 02:22 AM   #15
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I have had a number of people recommend that I buy a trailer complete with a ramp and load my car onto it instead of attaching a tow bar to a car. Neither of my two cars is really recommended for towing. Although I have a complete trailer hitch on the back of my Phaeton and I own a break buddy.

Has anyone had experience towing a trailer with a car loaded on it?
another option is a 2 wheel tow dolly.
i use a stehl tow dolly.
make sure the alignment is ok before you purchase any tow dolly or trailer.
my dolly wore out it's tires in less than 600 miles the first time i used it. it had 3/4'' tow in.
i usually push the dolly under the back of the moho for storage after we disconnect the system.
the cheap harbor freight magnetic tow lights are useless. they fell off the roof several times a day. i replaced them with uhaul lights which work well.
i had a tire blow out from a rock slide in crater lake n.p. oregon. it is a good thing i have a spare tire and wheel.
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How much could I expect to pay for a steel/aluminum trailer capable of towing our 4-Runner? I'd consider used too.
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How much could I expect to pay for a steel/aluminum trailer capable of towing our 4-Runner? I'd consider used too.
When I was looking at aluminum trailers last year they were $6000 new and up.
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Cost is only one consideration in buying your trailer. The aluminum ones are nice and do save on weight. The steel ones will do just fine also. My trailer is a tandem axle all steel, even the bed, with brakes on both axles, which I would recommend. The axles are also 5200# per axle. The less expensive trailers usually come with 3500# axles. Get trailer rated tires on the trailer, not auto tires.
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