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 1/30/2012 4:25 PM
 

HI everyone

we just bought a 1995 fleetwood Bounder and need to tow my toyota corolla: could you give us some advice on what kind of tow dollie we need and any extra items? This is our first MH, we haven't even sold the little travel trailer yet LOL!!

Thanks for any help!


Develop an Inner Smile Waterloo, SC Fleetwood Bounder 34ft
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 1/31/2012 10:39 PM
 

Hi. I've never owned a tow dollie so I do not have any first hand knowledge.

Since your Corolla is a rear wheel drive, I would think just about any dollie rated for the weight would suffice. You might want to touch base with your Toyota dealer. Also, I think you would want to have a dollie with it's own brakes - either surge or electric. The magnetically mounted turn/tail lights seem to work well.

Evjoy your new RV.

Travis

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 2/3/2012 7:48 PM
 

Correction:

"Since your Corolla is a FRONT wheel drive"......

Sorry about that.

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 2/6/2012 2:09 PM
 

Wow, what a shame, I just sold one this week. I had used it to go around the outside of the country last spring. Then I modified my car for dinghy towing. I towed a Saturn Vue over 8k miles through 25 states without a bit of problems. While I no longer have the dolly, I can recommend a great place to get one. Here is the site I got mine from: http://cartowdolly.com/ Enjoy your travels, and welcome to the most wonderful group of people you could ever meet.


Randy and Evelyn. 2002 Adventurer 35U,Triton V10. 2009 Saturn Vue. Plus Buddy the superdog.
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 2/27/2012 8:27 AM
 
check this link http://cartowdolly.com/ I bought one from them in Dec. and to toe a ford escape. I see they are having a price increase, but it seems to be a nice dolly for the price. I have toed it about 1100 miles so far. that said I will probably go back to flat towing next summer. I had problems with my toad just before our planned trip and I went with the dolly because of time constraints. the dolly does have some advantages, like no speed restrictions and not stoppping and running your engine to lubricate the tranny.

mike
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 3/19/2012 5:03 PM
 

Thanks for all the advise, really a big help!


Develop an Inner Smile Waterloo, SC Fleetwood Bounder 34ft
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 4/2/2012 10:46 AM
 

Betty Lou, I have pulled the dolly another 4000 miles and when I get back home I will get another car to flat tow. it was great when we stayed at the same place for 2 months, but a lot of work when staying here and there. so it depends on the type of traveling you plan to do.


mike
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 4/3/2012 4:47 PM
 
 Modified By Neil  on 4/3/2012 3:50:01 PM

Betty Lou

I'm a duck of a different color. My first 5 years on the road full timing I used a tow dolly and experienced absolutely no problems that seem to plague others. When I finally got a car that could be towed flat footed, I sold the dolly. The investment, in "my" case was nearly the same for all the base plate, tow bar, cords and everything else needed that the tow dolly already had. This is "NOT" counting the investment in a braking system (I invested in a Brake Buddy and I "do" mean invested). The tow dolly I bought had electric brakes so a separate braking system wasn't an issue. All in all I also experienced no problems with towing flat footed either. My opinion is, since both methods of towing are "somewhat" near the same investment, one doesn't fair any better than the other. I full timed for 12 years and covered 45 of the lower 48. I lost track of the miles we covered. It's your money and "your" decision.


Neil
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