Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Toads and Motorhome Related Towing
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-14-2015, 09:41 AM   #15
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 2
My KIA is 4wd, automatic. I drive in 2wd and then when I want to, I can stop and switch it to 4wd. It is not a manual or AWD.

That being said, is it still okay to pull it on a dolly if we disconnect the drive shaft as mentioned by mdpuff? My husband is thinking this just might work but when I call KIA dealerships in our area, we keep getting different answers with not much confidence behind them. Very discouraging. You'd think Kia dealerships would have sound answers.

miteslur is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-15-2015, 10:19 AM   #16
Senior Member
lanerd's Avatar
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Oregon Coast for the summer
Posts: 1,179
Most dealership employees have little or no knowledge of rv'ing unless one of them actually does rv'ing. When we were searching for a toad, one of the first questions we asked, when at the dealership, was if the car could be towed 4-down. 9 out 10 would give me a dumb look and wouldn't have a clue.


Ron, Sandie, and Maggie May
2013 Tiffin Phaeton 42LH
2011 GMC Terrain SLT-2
lanerd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2015, 05:21 PM   #17
Senior Member
mdpuff's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Alberta
Posts: 104
Just to give you a little of my back ground I am a certified mechanic with over 40 years experience under my belt. (my belt has quite a bit to hold up lol) Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but the Sorento is a rear wheel drive with front assist so pulling the rear drive shaft will not work. Only other choice would be to pull the front drive shaft then back it onto a dolly and tow it backwards. Depending on what type of dolly you have. If you have the dolly with the pivoting deck it will work, (towed a Corvette all the way back from Az to Alberta backwards and a Lexus SC430 all over the place backwards) just depends on how comfortable you are with towing a vehicle backwards on a dolly. If you have any questions about towing backwards don't hesitate to ask.

Good luck!

mdpuff is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tow Dolly from American Car Dolly?? JR Hurst Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12 05-20-2015 11:44 AM
ACME Tow Dolly - Trouble, need help Doc Vegas Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 25 01-02-2015 01:14 PM
Can we Tow Dolly Camry Hybrid? waynesc Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 13 12-29-2014 05:18 PM
Tow dolly choices? Time4Us Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 15 12-14-2014 10:29 AM
Please Welcome Our New Sponsor - Acme Tow Dolly DriVer RV Industry Press 11 07-24-2013 09:29 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:39 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.