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Old 03-21-2010, 11:46 PM   #11
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We flat tow a Mini Cooper. Probably one of the easiest flat tow vehicles that you could find. It's a light vehicle with the ability to have the front wheels turn when you turn. You have to hit the camera regularly to make sure it's still back there!
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Old 03-22-2010, 12:00 AM   #12
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You have to hit the camera regularly to make sure it's still back there!
Same here with a Saturn Vue. Feels like nothing is back there, until I brake hard. Then the Saturn is tugging the RV backward, which feels VERY good when your coming down a steep off-ramp and the light turns yellow!

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Old 03-22-2010, 07:07 AM   #13
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What type of driving will you be doing? Lots of steep hills / long mountain passes?

Towing flat will definitely provide better braking (less weight / 4 more disc brakes vs. 2 or none), but maybe you don't need the better braking.

Sounds like you have a lead on a used tow dolly. Maybe buy the dolly if the price is right and if you don't like the setup, sell the dolly and spend the bucks to put the 4 wheels down.

Keep in mind that many states require a braking system for the TOAD, so a used dolly that doesn't have brakes may be a bad idea.

http://www.towingworld.com/articles/TowingLaws.htm

For at least the next few years we wil do mostly short trips in flat Florida with one or 2 big trips a year. We have 3 weeks in June and are going up toward the carolinas. I might consider buying a used dolly that has already depreciated for this trip and if we don't like it I could sell it without too much of a loss. Used dollies are all over the place here. That would also give me more ti
e to research tow bars and braking systems if I decide to go that way
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For at least the next few years we wil do mostly short trips in flat Florida with one or 2 big trips a year. We have 3 weeks in June and are going up toward the carolinas. I might consider buying a used dolly that has already depreciated for this trip and if we don't like it I could sell it without too much of a loss. Used dollies are all over the place here. That would also give me more ti
e to research tow bars and braking systems if I decide to go that way
Sounds like a dolly may work for you, at least in the short term. Hopefully you can find a cheap one that complies with Florida safety standards.

"If towed vehicle weight exceeds 3,000 pounds, brake hook-ups required as well as breakaway system."
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:56 PM   #15
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We are picking up our new Georgetown,370ts, 09 model tomorrow. our first motorhome ! Yea ! I am considering a jeep liberty for toad. Is this okay as it is 4011 pounds. Will be towing across mts. to northern Va. and to Rockies at some point. Will v-10 handle the load ? Thanks !!
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new rig.

We tow a 2005 Jeep Liberty with our 378TS with no problems 4 down.
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:18 PM   #18
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Hi everybody,

We are looking at getting a vehicle to tow behind our georgetown. I have looked at several vehicles and are bouncing back and forth between the HHR and the new Malibu. Anybody have any input. I like the HHR for the cargo room but like the comfort of the mailbu. All research says both can be towed with no modifications.


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