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Old 10-25-2019, 11:15 AM   #1
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Right now we tow my wife's 2018 Honda Civic with our Bounder by using a Stehl tow dolly. I have been contemplating the idea of towing our CRV instead. The problem is that the CRV is AWD and that means I cannot use the tow dolly because it has to be pulled with all wheels down.

The CRV is definitely more versatile but I am wondering if the added expense for flat pulling the thing is really worth it. The other thing I have thought about is buying an aluminum car trailer to run the CRV up on. Still al bit of change involved I guess.

Thoughts or comments? At least it's getting cooler here in Ohio and I have some time to ponder things.
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Old 10-25-2019, 11:51 AM   #2
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When it comes to a tow dolly, flat bed trailer or pulling the car behind your coach, pulling the car always wins in my opinion.
I know a lot of people haul a dolly or trailer but the reason I don't like them is they're just another thing that you have to deal with. Sometimes finding space for a trailer or dolly is impossible or at best, it squeezes you into a RV parking spot.

I'd rather just unhitch the car, leave the tow bar on the coach and not deal with 'extras'

I know for a fact that others will expound on the virtues of having a trailer or dolly but just as the information above is my opinion, I respect the opinion of those who choose to pull a trailer. (I just don't agree with them) LOL
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We prefer towing 4 down. A dolly or trailer is ok in our opinion if you are just going from point A to point B, then unhooking for the season. For us however, getting there is the adventure, and we probably unhook about 75% of the nights so that we can go explore, have dinner etc. We were intimidated by the procedure of hooking and unhooking at first, now it's 5 minutes either way.
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I prefer 4 down also, because of the ease and simplicity. Our dolly has been, for the most part, relegated to retrieving broken cars belonging to friends and family.

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Right now we tow my wife's 2018 Honda Civic with our Bounder by using a Stehl tow dolly. I have been contemplating the idea of towing our CRV instead. The problem is that the CRV is AWD and that means I cannot use the tow dolly because it has to be pulled with all wheels down.

The CRV is definitely more versatile but I am wondering if the added expense for flat pulling the thing is really worth it. The other thing I have thought about is buying an aluminum car trailer to run the CRV up on. Still al bit of change involved I guess.

Thoughts or comments? At least it's getting cooler here in Ohio and I have some time to ponder things.
Check your Honda manual for towing 4 down before doing it. I thought Honda changed the transmissions a few years back which excluded them from being towed 4 down.
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2014 I believe was the last year. Newer ones are not 4down towable . There was a change in the transmission that made it not towable.
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