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Old 07-10-2008, 06:23 AM   #15
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by wecamp4fun:
We recently purchased a 31' National Sea View with a V10 Chassis. We are now wondering which way to go. Tow dolly or tow bar. We now would be towing a 96 Escort wagon. Who better to ask than the guy that use them. What all is really needed? I have and idea, but i want the opinions of the PROS!!!!! thanks
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I tow both 4 down with one car and tow dolly with the other. No preference just car choice. Buy a good dolly and most of the concerns others talk about go away. Here's my choice the Demco unit has surge brakes and the best setup I have ever seen for rachets on the straps. It folds up at the campsite or at home, a must for a townhome owner like myself.
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Old 07-10-2008, 12:40 PM   #16
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We have a dolly but have never used it. We have watched too many people struggle with the dolly, storing it, moving it, putting the car on it in the rain. We either tow the Jeep Liberty, the Chevy Suburban, or my personal favorite, the Mini Cooper. We get the best mileage towing the Mini Cooper and have the most fun with it when we get there.
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Old 07-13-2008, 11:26 AM   #17
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Hi Kevin,
You can see buy my signature I use both a dolly and 4 down towing methods. The dolly has it's own brakes. I have never had to unhitch a dolly at a CG. When reserving a site, I am clear on the pull through length I need. The CG will either accomodate me or I will camp elsewhere.

The choice of what we tow depends on the factors of the trip we are about to take. We tow the vehicle needed for that trip.

For me the decision is a moot point. Do what is best for you.
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Just started RVing. Have diesel pusher and drag the toad on a dollynwith brakes. I decided to install a hitch on the toad. Glad I did. Cost about $100 but has been invaluable. One time I got where I should have been and unloaded, hooked the dolly to the pad and the DW followed. Made life a lot easier. Also a couple of times I had to store the dolly in a separate lot. The hitch made that easy. I also put magnetic lights on the toad. Just want to be seen. Use a "Y" connector so I have the coach lights, the dolly lights and the toad lights. We are hard to miss.
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Originally Posted by BHEMOTH View Post
If you use a tow dolly you are relying on the coach brakes for both vehicles. I don't think most states and provinces allow towing anything over 1500 lbs without a supplementary braking system.
So buy one with brakes, that's what I did with both dollies we've owned
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The dolly it good if you have no other choice. You can always find a place to store it. However towing 4 down is easier to hook up and unhook.
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