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Jayco-noslide

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Posted: 05/17/19 12:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, I guess. But after towing 4-wheels down(Chevy Sonic and now a Ford Focus) and getting son's opinion about a dolly, I have no doubt I want to continue 4 down. However the pool of automatics which can be towed 4 down is shrinking. I could live with a manual but some can't. Also, if your trips are short and you are a couple, consider 1 of you following? Towing is a pain either way.


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Posted: 05/20/19 08:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have driven a lot of motorhomes and most types of semis with trailers but had never used a tow dolly.
I drove my Chevy PU 140 miles to look at a Kia Sportage for sale by Hertz Used Car Sales. The car was in perfect condition so I made a deal on it and needed to get it home. (they were great to deal with and even took a personal check and furnished new tag)
I went across the street to U-Haul, rented a dolly to bring the car home.
The car/dolly towed GREAT, like it wasn't even back there! I ran 65-70 mph most of the way home.
My only problem was when I would look in the inside rear view mirror to see that car tailgating me! [emoticon]

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Posted: 06/04/19 11:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Depending on how long you will use it, tow dollies show up on Craigslist fairly often.

You can buy one, use it, and sell it probably losing less in the process than you would by renting one...



  • 2005 Winnebago "Minnie" 31C (was a three-time Jayco owner)
  • 2012 MasterTow Dolly pulling a 2003 Jeep Liberty (had Ram 2500 CTD, Dodge Durango, Honda Odyssey...)
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stargirl96 wrote:

We're interested in towing a car with a dolly, but don't want to buy a dolly until we find out if it's something we can do. Would renting one from U-Haul be a good way to practice using a tow dolly before making the plunge?



Renting one will give you some 'real' experience to see if you really need to tow or not tow a car in the future.

Whether you choose 4-down or dolly towing will depend on the vehicle being towed.....or not towed (then you don't have to make any decision on what to use . [emoticon] )

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