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View Poll Results: If you had to do it again, would you chose to tow all four down with a transmission pump, or use a
Four down with the Remco Pump 18 69.23%
Tow Dolly 8 30.77%
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Old 06-06-2005, 12:42 PM   #1
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Hey Jeepgal,

You forgot one other option, 4-down no remco pump, (i.e. a jeep 4 wheel drive or any other 4 wheel drive car). I pull a jeep wrangler sport and have no problems. Have them get a Jeep or look at a Saturn. Good luck.
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You can also get a driveshaft disconnect instead of the tranny. We did that on truck.
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Having done both when we had a MH, I'd go back with a tow dolly even with the disadvantages. What we saw was in general, there was less damage to the dinghy and less wear and tear. With the dolly, you are not restrictred to only one tow vehicle.

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Old 06-06-2005, 05:41 PM   #6
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Thanks for your input guys!

I fully intend on either flat towing my Jeep, either on a trailer or four down. But my parents need to decide which way to go with theirs. They dont intend on buying anther tow vehicle.

Anyone else have an opinion?

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Old 06-06-2005, 07:35 PM   #7
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If the pump fails you'll know it immediately as the alarm is impossible to ignore. At that point you can start the engine on the toad to get you where you are going & repair the pump(per Remco).
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Jeep Gal,

Just don't use a tow dolly with your Jeep. The owners manual says that it will ruin the transfer case.
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I have a prefernce to NOT using a tow dolly. The simplicity of towing 4 down is easier than with a dolly and you don't have to deal with the "where to put it" thing when not towing. Plus, we rent out tow dollies at work and we're always repairing stuff on them. They are pretty easy to abuse.
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My preference would always be anything but a dolly. Remco make devices to safely tow almost any vehicle. I would contact them first.
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Just got my MH and after much thinking and talking, I've decided to use a dolly. It's about $1,000 cheaper in the end and the one I chose can be collapsed from 133" to 67" so storing is much easier. Even though I have a Grand Cherokee, it's a '93 so the miles will rack up. I will still put the 4WD into N but I don't have to unlock the steering. Also, I'm not limited to one toad. If we get another toad, we don't have to re-purchase the base plate which is expensive.
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Oh yeah, the dolly also has a braking system and the cost is only $2,195.
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We also have used a dolly and towed flat. Loading the car onto the dolly in yucky weather can be nasty since you have to hug the tires to put the straps on. Also when the tires and ramps are wet loading can be a slippery affair. Storing the dolly when not in use is a GIANT pain and remember if you ever have to un-hook for some reason (bad turn, tight space) then you must unload the car, then hook the dolly to either the car or MH to move it. This could be difficult in a gas stationAlso depending on the age of your folks just general moving of the dolly could be hard. They are heavy.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Just got my MH and after much thinking and talking, I've decided to use a dolly. It's about $1,000 cheaper in the end and the one I chose can be collapsed from 133" to 67" so storing is much easier. Even though I have a Grand Cherokee, it's a '93 so the miles will rack up. I will still put the 4WD into N but I don't have to unlock the steering. Also, I'm not limited to one toad. If we get another toad, we don't have to re-purchase the base plate which is expensive.
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You'd also have the yearly state registration fee for your dolly.
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