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Old 07-18-2016, 07:50 AM   #11
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This subject has been covered many times on the forum and 4-down is over whelming the winner. Just ask the highways with your eyes and see for yourself how few dollies you see.
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Old 07-18-2016, 12:58 PM   #12
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What kind of car do you have? Is it towable 4 wheels down?
Do not have one yet, but can see that it is needed, rented one on the last trip. But I will sort it out soon..

thanks for your input..
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Old 07-18-2016, 12:59 PM   #13
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This subject has been covered many times on the forum and 4-down is over whelming the winner. Just ask the highways with your eyes and see for yourself how few dollies you see.
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You do know that all cars cannot be towed four down correct?
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Old 07-18-2016, 03:40 PM   #15
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You do know that all cars cannot be towed four down correct?
Yes, I have the 2016 Guide to Dinghy Towing and the 2016 Ford Towing Guide.

Wife has Ford Escape (4wd) that is leased and being turned back in at the beging of next month. If dinghy tow she wants to get a Exployer 3.5l Ecoboost (awd) that can be towed four down, or another Escape FWD which will have to be towed with Dolly.. Master Tow Dolly here cost $1,100... Tow Bar, Plate, install and brake controller costs a lot more??? and seems like a whole lot of stuff to do..Also is it true that if you make a mistake you can not back up with a tow bar?? they tell me that you can back a dolly a little bit, and a tow bar not at all..But it is true most gone down the road are four down, very few tow dollies..

We have to decide in the next two weeks (making another trip, and car has to be turned back in soon)

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Joe; be advised that your RV should not be over 33,000 lbs. That is your toad and fully loaded motorhome. That is an Allison tranny limitation from the 2500MH. You need to be considerate about the weight of the toad.
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Joe; be advised that your RV should not be over 33,000 lbs. That is your toad and fully loaded motorhome. That is an Allison tranny limitation from the 2500MH. You need to be considerate about the weight of the toad.
Now I am really confused....Ford Explorer with a 3.5L
fwd/awd comes in at 4,633 lbs. Will that keep me under 33,000???
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I pull a fiat. Super easy. Only weighs 2100 pounds and ignition does not need to be on for steering wheel to turn. That is very rare. Super easy Blueox setup. Click image for larger version

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Do not let everyone scare you regarding the 2500 transmission. I have put 18,000 miles on mine, and I am 27,600 lbs without gear and family of 5 and tow a 4 door jeep wrangler. Have been over smoke mountains, rockies, Sierras, cascades, and have no issues. It has a 5000 Lb towing capacity and I am sure I am maxed out in total weight.


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Now I am really confused....Ford Explorer with a 3.5L
fwd/awd comes in at 4,633 lbs. Will that keep me under 33,000???

Depends on your coach weight. You did weigh it right?
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