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Old 02-26-2015, 07:30 AM   #1
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Tow dolly vs towing with 4 down

It's final; bought a 2014 390BH-60. Flying to Texas to pick it up on the 9th of March and returning to SW Florida that week. Happy camper here. Now, the never ending debate, tow dolly or 4 wheels down. Lincoln MKX FWD. Dolly winning in my head right now just thinking of the resistance of axles turning, tranny rotating without full oil pumping.
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Old 02-26-2015, 07:50 AM   #2
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What year is the MKX? One of the Family Motor Coach Towing guides lists the MKX as towable 4 down, which is the way to go. I have towed 4 down since 2011 and have not had any problems. The expense of hooking up 4 down or with dolly is about the same, you just don't have to worry about what to do with the dolly everytime you tow. JMHO


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Oh yea, almost forgot!!! Congratulations on your Berkshire!! And welcome to the forum!! Great people here!!!


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Congratulations on your new Berk and many enjoyable miles. Paulie, your answer is obvious. Observe what is on the road; you will find maybe one dolly to every twenty you see on the road.


The dolly is wider then the car and makes tight turns more difficult. Most of all, you have another item to deal with. You need to cart it with the MH to a camping site and have a camping site deep enough to store it with the 40 ft Berk, Just my opinion.
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I go thru cars too often, so dolly is the route for me. One dolly = many toads.
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Old 02-26-2015, 08:10 AM   #6
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Old 02-26-2015, 08:16 AM   #7
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Thanks for the input. And the Lincoln chart.
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I don't see the dolly any harder to tow than four down or my boat. I've had my dolly since 04 and three different cars, so it was the best for me. My sister and bro in law, and my friends have a Moho and have barrowed it. I have also used it with my truck to help friends. Mine is the wider Master Tow with 14 in wheels and elec brakes. I also keep a spare in basement of Moho. Hope this helps. Hey what part of sw Florida? Parents are in Fort Myers beach.

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Mike,
Thanks for your input. Currently in Bonita Springs for the last three years.
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Old 02-26-2015, 09:44 AM   #10
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Congrats on the Berk Paulie and welcome.

Both towing methods have their advantages. Just depends on what you find easiest to rig up and get down the road. Myself, I had a Jeep Wrangler before I had a Moho, so my decision was an easy one.
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