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Old 09-29-2011, 06:45 PM   #29
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FYI. Anyone cinsidering a towbar for 4 down. Demco has discontinued the aluminator towbar. Very few replacement parts are available. Some dealers are offering big discounts on sales so be aware replacement parts may not be available. I found out the hard way when wanting to rebuild.
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:49 PM   #30
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FYI. Anyone cinsidering a towbar for 4 down. Demco has discontinued the aluminator towbar. Very few replacement parts are available. Some dealers are offering big discounts on sales so be aware replacement parts may not be available. I found out the hard way when wanting to rebuild.
Just a suggestion. PM one of the moderators and ask this be moved and start a new thread, possibly "Demco Aluminator Dicontinued". Too important to be missed.
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Old 09-29-2011, 07:23 PM   #31
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I prefer pulling 4 down because.
I only have one car to pull.
I am not planning on trading it off for at least another 8 years if then.
It is a easy fast hook up with no wet ramps to climb up.
Only has one fuse with a switch to turn off. Put in N and go.
Brake system works off the MH air brakes.
And has 4 brakes working on a stop.
Not only 2 like a Dolly.
No extra tires & wheel bearing or brakes to do maintenance on like a Dolly
No straps to tighten down and to keep checking, on they didn't come lose.
Tow bar stows on the MH.
No 5-600 lb Dolly to push under the MH. Or to find a place to store it.
Also 5-600 lb less weight to tow means more MPG.
All tow equipment installed cost less then a Banks Exhaust kit.

Did I mention towing 4 down is cheaper then putting a Banks Exhaust kit on.
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:41 PM   #32
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I maybe the only person here who tows a trailer, uses a tow dolly and 4 down. It depends on you and what you are comfortable with. When we go south for the winter I tow a enclosed trailer with the Smart car and Goldwing/TriCar in it. When we travel locally at home we tow the Smart car 4 down. When we visit our son in FL we tow the Prius on tow dolly as I need more passenger room. As to which is the easiest, I prefer the trailer as I can back up when needed. I think the Smart is the best 4 down do to its size. It turns on the same track as the MH. It takes about the same time to hook either of the 2 cars. When parked I just slide the tow dolly under the rear of the MH as far as it will go. The biggest advantage to the enclosed trailer is storage for the Goldwing at night, and I can take tools etc that I could not take any other way. It is like so many things you do what works good for you. Some drive diesel other gas, some Class A some Class C etc.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:05 PM   #33
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Why didn't you actually create a poll??

4 down
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:03 PM   #34
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To goldwingerx2, no offense but won't the Smart car fit in your cargo holder?
To those who suggested the "poll", I'm not a techy and didn't know how. ;-). Everyone has been great and we bought a Stehl tow dolly. So, we can either tow my Impala SS or the grand am. More the grand am, my car we baby.
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Watch an RVer load and hook up with a dolly, then watch an RVer hook up towing four down...the latter is much faster and easier.
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Watch an RVer load and hook up with a dolly, then watch an RVer hook up towing four down...the latter is much faster and easier.
Not for me!
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Not for me!
Yeh, faster for us, too. With DW inside and me out, we can be off the dolly in 40 seconds.

We dream of having a convertible for summer trips that can go on the dolly; until then, it's DW's Crosstour.

If you can bend/squat/kneel the dolly is a much more economical way to tow, and you don't have to give away your used toads due to high miles.
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If you can bend/squat/kneel the dolly is a much more economical way to tow. QUOTE]

Since I cannot bend/squat/kneel, I guess I made the right decision to get a Falcon 2 tow bar. I also want to let you know about they have great customer service and sent me a part I needed in 2 days.
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Four down for me for now.
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Watch an RVer load and hook up with a dolly, then watch an RVer hook up towing four down...the latter is much faster and easier.
Not in my experience IF you remove the brackets from the front of the towed, then it's a wash or maybe even longer as, with our Honda, you have to go through the gears and run the engine for three minutes. At that point it is more trouble and takes longer than the dolly.
The Demco Kar Kaddy 460 also tracks better around tight corners than the Ody alone. The Ody alone cuts inside the rear wheel tracks of the MH so I have to be further away from the curb or poles etc.
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With a gasser for a motor home you are somewhat limited.. The dolly adds 800-1500 pounds to your consist, you don't have that much tow capacity, 4-down may well be your only option.
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If you can't bend/squat/kneel to hook up a dolly, how do you hook up water/electricity/sewer? Just wondering.

My EZE-TOW dolly only weighs 405 lbs, that's just one of the reasons I bought it!!!
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