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Old 12-22-2011, 07:58 PM   #1
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Towing my Avalon

Looking at a Tow Dolly, but would really like to tow it 4-down. Problem is, it's a 1995. I have found a good used Dolly with brakes for $800. Don't know how to go about, or where if at all, some kind of adapter can be added so it could be safely towed.
I read somewhere that someone makes such a thing, just have no idea where to start looking and what all will be required plus what will the total cost come to.
Might be cheaper to buy the Dolly.

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Old 12-22-2011, 08:16 PM   #2
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If the Avalon is front wheel drive then the dolly is definitely cheaper since you only need lights wired to the Avalon. Towing four down will require brackets, tow bar, brake set up and wiring if it's even towable four down. I looked at the FMCA towing guides but they only go back to 1999.
I don't trust Remco products (due to friends problems with their products) but you might look at their site.

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I towed a 1995 Camry XLE, which probably has the same transmission. I towed it 4-down for 7 years without a problem by using the Remco transmission pump. It comes with really clear instructions for installation, and wasn't very difficult (except takes some nerve to deliberately put a hole in the transmission pan). Yes, you need all the tow brackets and tow bar and light hook up. But, anyone on this forum can tell you that 4-down is much preferable to towing on a dolly. I did all the work myself, so can't say what it will cost to get set up. Mine was much cheaper to set up than that (blank) dolly (IMO). Everyone I personally know with a Remco product have been very happy. Good luck to you.
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