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Old 08-24-2017, 08:55 PM   #15
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Thanks again to all who made suggestions, I now have quite the homework assignment to work on. I have all of these brands around me locally and so should be able to find something that will work for us. In reference to towing the Prius, while I can't remember what the manual says, we've had no problems with ours - so far.
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When I sold my tow dolly I went with the 2016 Ford Focus, auto transmission. It works well for flat towing and I'm sure it would work well for a tow dolly. It has room for our dogs (they are small dogs) and gets good gas mileage.
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We flat tow a Chevy Sonic automatic and its great. Can also be dollied.
Just now getting set up to tow a 2015 Sonic RS hatchback 6 spd manual on an ACME dolly. At this time, $1k for a practially new dolly was cheaper than $3500 or so for a 4 down system and I could not get that installed in the required time frame.
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Just now getting set up to tow a 2015 Sonic RS hatchback 6 spd manual on an ACME dolly. At this time, $1k for a practially new dolly was cheaper than $3500 or so for a 4 down system and I could not get that installed in the required time frame.
Does the dolly have brakes? You may need them when towing 3400 lbs behind your Sprinter-based RV. After you get tired loading the car on and off the dolly and you have more time, sell the dolly and install the baseplate and tow bar yourself. It should cost well under $2K.
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I flat tow a Ford C-Max hybrid. It fits all your requirements, can be towed on a tow dolly, and be flat towed. Great mileage. And they have a plug in model too
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Thanks to all who made suggestions. I like to close these loops and so here's the decision: a 2017 Honda CRV FWD. Most importantly, it loads like a dream. Goes right on the dolly and plenty of clearance on either side. If anyhting changes, I'll report back. p.s. It also has great built in places to hook the safety chains.
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Does the dolly have brakes? You may need them when towing 3400 lbs behind your Sprinter-based RV. After you get tired loading the car on and off the dolly and you have more time, sell the dolly and install the baseplate and tow bar yourself. It should cost well under $2K.
Yes, the dolly has surge brakes. They work well. It's no big deal to load the car and takes under 15 minutes. The read brake elite system to tow 4 down would cost just under $2k with everything. DW insists on pro install at about 10+ hrs labor at ~$100/hr. For now, the dolly is fine.
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