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Old 10-08-2010, 12:21 AM   #29
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Gil ... At least VW acknowledged you can tow on a dolly! Different than what the salesman told me ... think we'll get a Jetta TDI automatic over the next month or so. Tom

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Old 10-09-2010, 04:08 PM   #30
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I have a Lexus RX 350. The MANUAL specifically says that it should not be towed except on a trailer - all 4 wheels off the ground. No idea why. I can understand why to not tow with 4 down and I'm sure the addition of a transmission pump would void any warranty. We use a tow dolly. No issues. Have to rotate the tires a little more often to keep the wear even.

My son also has a 2001 VW Jetta. We took that to Yellowstone a while back to save the 1000 pounds when towing in the mountains. The only issue with the Jetta was the low ground clearance. Getting it on the dolly was an issue because of the bottom air dam. The dolly "helped" me get that off. After a few 4 letter words I got the remainder off and put it in the trunk. Put it back on after we got back .

In either case I see no other reason not to tow on a dolly.

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Old 10-10-2010, 07:28 AM   #31
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If your Lexus RX350 has the active All Wheel Drive (AWD) system it should never be dolly towed. The system will think the rear wheels are spinning while the fronts don't move at all and it will likley go bonkers after a while. I think the FWD system is ok on a dolly, though.

Remco Towing says the addition of their lube pump will enable either FWD or AWD RX350's to be towed 4-down.
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Old 01-03-2011, 04:41 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by Sequim Guy View Post
We bought a 37' MH in May and needed to tow one of our vehicles. Since they both are automatics and trading in for a new manual trans. vehicle was not a financial option, we needed to work with what we had.
Adding a trans. pump and a braking system is very expensive, and since we wanted to be able to take either vehicle, we would have to double that.
So our obvious choice was a tow dolly. We bought one from Acme Trailers on the east coast, it has disc-brake surge brakes so I don't need to add an electric brake system to the MH and I am legal in all states. The trailer works great and after doing it a few times I can load the vehicle and be ready to go in about 15 minutes, and have put about 5000 miles on it since June.
The best part is it was delivered to my front door in Tucson, AZ for $1400 total.
No, I don't work for Acme Trailer, but I certainly am a satisfied customer.

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I tow a corolla all day long on a tow dollie with no problem.dealer just trying to sell you something else? dan

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