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Old 06-09-2015, 05:15 PM   #1
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Recommendation of car to pull by dolly

We are new to the RV world. We purchased an RV so that we can travel to Canada to visit family twice a year. (1996 National Dolphin, 36ft.)
We are getting ready to head up in September and are trying to figure out the least expensive way to take a car with us. I have a 2006 Kia Sorento, 4WD, automatic.
After many phone calls I found out we can't tow it. I was told we'd have to put up on a trailer. We are having a hard time figuring out weight recommendations and whether or not it'll be safe to tow up on trailer. If we find that towing the Kia on a trailer won't work, wondering if people have suggestions for type of inexpensive vehicle that can be towed on a dolly?
What's the best way to find out if a car can be towed by dolly?
Any help, suggestions, ideas welcome!!
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I assume your Kia is AWD.

Virtually any front wheel drive can be dolly towed. We towed an older PT Cruiser until recently. I understand that some dollies require the steering wheel to be locked while others require the opposite. Never was an issue with out Kar Kaddy SS (for sale).
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Love our used 2008 Ford Focus. Its a gem on the dolly and lots of room when we are in it.
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Rent a car when you get tgere!
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Why not get a Smart for two car...it only weighs 1800 pounds and it does 45 MPG !
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If you're gonna buy a new car to tow, why not just get one that can be towed 4-down? Much simpler operation, but a little more expensive.

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Toad cars...

Here is a list of 2006 cars that can be towed on 4 wheels...
There is a list for every year needed from the same source

youyou_2006.pdf
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If you're gonna buy a new car to tow, why not just get one that can be towed 4-down? Much simpler operation, but a little more expensive.

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Try www.remco.com
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Go ahead and use a dolly to tow your Kia, you just have to remove the front section of the 2 piece rear drive shaft. Front flange has 4 bolts with 12mm heads and 17mm nuts and the rear coupler has 6 bolts with 8mm heads securing it. We have a 2006 Hyundai Tucson all wheel drive, the twin to the Kia Sorento. We already have a car dolly so I put a hitch on the Tucson, towed the car dolly from Canada to Arizona behind the Tucson, then pulled the front section of the rear drive shaft out, picked up our new to us motor home and towed the Tucson back to Canada on the dolly no problem! Being that the Tucson is a front wheel drive with rear wheel assist we drove the Tucson all over the place in front wheel drive with the rear drive shaft removed and when we got home to Canada reinstalled the drive shaft before the snow flew. Easy - peasy!
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Hummmmm... now that's a solution I've never heard of before. Great idea!

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If you are only traveling twice a year I would recommend renting a car. Buying a new car, dolly with brakes, or flatbed won't be worth the the $'s, place to store a Dooley or flatbed trailer and the associated aggravation.
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If you are only traveling twice a year I would recommend renting a car. Buying a new car, dolly with brakes, or flatbed won't be worth the the $'s, place to store a Dooley or flatbed trailer and the associated aggravation.
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any front wheel drive will work, but if you use an ACME dolly make sure it doesn't have a locking steering wheel.
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