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Old 08-19-2021, 08:11 AM   #15
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I'm an EV owner, and will gladly get a dolly to tow my Volt, or more likely Spark EV when we hit the road in a couple of years. Yes, they're a pain, but to keep the EV I prefer to drive, I'll put up with it. I'd really rather have a Wrangler, and they have just come out with a PHEV version... if that can be towed flat.... Hmmmm
Let us know if you find out on the wrangler. Sounds interesting.

Kinda wish we had kept our leaf just in case we go back to a smaller motorhome. Only way to tow our Tesla is on a trailer.

Might pop in to the Jeep dealer and see what info they have on the wrangler PHEV.
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Let us know if you find out on the wrangler. Sounds interesting.

Kinda wish we had kept our leaf just in case we go back to a smaller motorhome. Only way to tow our Tesla is on a trailer.

Might pop in to the Jeep dealer and see what info they have on the wrangler PHEV.
from another post here on irv2, the Wrangler 4xe can be flat towed. I looked it over on the website... for my purposes it is a no-go based on EV range alone. Only 21 miles battery.

I'll likely find a used Spark EV and dolly tow that.
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from another post here on irv2, the Wrangler 4xe can be flat towed. I looked it over on the website... for my purposes it is a no-go based on EV range alone. Only 21 miles battery.

I'll likely find a used Spark EV and dolly tow that.
Thanks for the info. Are sparks hard to find?
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Old 08-19-2021, 12:49 PM   #18
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My bet is a lot of the new RV owners did not plan ahead when it came to a flat tow compatible car.

I am sure that happens. I went with a used dolly, we werenít sure how long we would keep our current car, didnít want to purchase base plate etc. on an older car. Paid $2500.00 for 2 year old Landgrebe with surge brakes, rock guard and caster steer. I did upgrade tires to 8 ply Maxxis tires.

I estimated that was about half what a new flat tow setup would cost.

Flat tow looks quick and convenient might try it some day.
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As the existing fleet of smaller four down towable cars drys up I can see the used value of dolly’s being a little more resilient. Because sometimes right now one can find some pretty smokin deals on them.
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I think many think dollies are easier. I would never want to hook up a car to a tow dolly in the rain.
I have loaded and unloaded in a light rain but not in a down pour. I would wait it out. I like to load the day before departing so I can better manage weather.
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This issue is showing itself among those driving EVís as well. Really the only way to tow an EV is with a dolly unless you want to trailer it. (We did that for a few years). Itís rare to see EVís being towed at all and yet in the last few weeks we have seen both a Leaf and a Bolt on a dolly. .

Does anyone know if the new ford ranger can be towed four down? Nice alternative to the Jeep Wrangler.
I have been towing a 2020 Ranger for nearly a year. So far I really like it not only as toad but a nice truck in general.
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I have seen the same. Just over the pass couple of years. I just assumed; people started RVing and their cars could not be 4 down. In time that will change as they update cars.
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