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Old 10-29-2016, 08:46 AM   #1
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Tow dolly or small car trailer?

I am brand new to class a world. I would advice on the downside for using a tow dolly vs a trailer to haul a small Kia Soul (cannot flat tow it). My preference is a trailer , but wondering if that would just be in the way when I travel in that campgrounds won't have room for the car trailer....driving it, loading, etc is not a concern for me, however, I am concerned that the extra equipment will be a pain in parks....

I am in the process of buying a Newmar Baystar Sport gas rig.

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Tow dolly. Easier to stash than a trailer.
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You can probably find many previous posts on this subject in the Toads & Motorhome Related Towing section of this site:
http://www.irv2.com/forums/f85/

In my opinion the dolly is a better choice for convenience.
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The soul if automatic cannot be towed four down, however the stick shift can be towed four down. So assuming you have automatic. Between the dolly and a full trailer I would go with the dolly. Lighter and easier to handle. Install rear ball hitch on the soul so you can move the dolly around with it.

If it were me, I would consider trading the automatic soul for something flat towable. I don't want to have to mess with a tow dolly, much less a full trailer.
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Try looking at the Kar Kaddy SS.
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Old 10-29-2016, 05:34 PM   #7
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Been using my "Stehl Tow" dolly, towing a Soul over 25,000 miles in 3 years. Get the surge brakes, they are simple and great.

I put a 4" caster wheel on the tongue so the wife and I each push on a fender to move it all around.

Tuck it under the MH, right up to the fenders. Sticks out 3 or 4 feet.
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I would agree with all that has been said about dollys. The down side is that it is very difficult if not impossible to back a dolly with a car on it. That is not a problem with a trailer. That being said, I would go with a dolly if 4 down is out of the picture.

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