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Old 03-19-2016, 11:02 AM   #1
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Tow Dolly OR flat tow?? your opinions?

Hello,

I recently picked up a new toad for my diesel pusher. Now I'm faced with having the base plate and all the wiring installed.

I'm told some people desire the tow dolly over the flat tow.

What are your opinions in the pros and cons of each?

Thanks for your time!
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Old 03-19-2016, 11:08 AM   #2
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Will all of the places you plan on staying at have room for the dolly when you are not using it?

Go flat, never worry about it.
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Old 03-19-2016, 12:26 PM   #3
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What's the toad?


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Old 03-19-2016, 01:56 PM   #4
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IMO, if the toad easily supports flat towing- that's the way to go from the simplicity of it.

(But, I'm just a lowly fifth wheel owner who considered a motorhome a couple of times now.)
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I must agree with most, although I've yet to use either, (I have a dolly that I will use when I take my daughter's Civic, and I'm looking at getting a tow bar for my Jeep), that the tow bar is the simplest of methods.


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Old 03-19-2016, 05:39 PM   #6
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As folks have said, you need to contact the TOADs manufacturer to see if it can even be flat towed. Motor Home Magazine published a TOAD guide every year. This month's magazine had the insert in it, if you can find a copy at the book store or you can download it from their web site Downloadable Dinghy Guides | MotorHome Magazine

I bought our 2012 Buick Lacrosse with the understanding it could be flat towed if we ever upgraded to a motorhome. Come to find out only the 6 cylinder automatic can be flat towed. The 4 cylinder automatic can not.
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Ouch! That's a bummer Herk!


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Old 03-19-2016, 06:23 PM   #8
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Never used dolly but flat towed many years. I would never dolly. Have a friend who used a dolly and it works fine but a LOT more hassle than flat. Either way works but flat towing is a lot easier.
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As folks have said, you need to contact the TOADs manufacturer to see if it can even be flat towed. Motor Home Magazine published a TOAD guide every year. This month's magazine had the insert in it, if you can find a copy at the book store or you can download it from their web site Downloadable Dinghy Guides | MotorHome Magazine

I bought our 2012 Buick Lacrosse with the understanding it could be flat towed if we ever upgraded to a motorhome. Come to find out only the 6 cylinder automatic can be flat towed. The 4 cylinder automatic can not.
Anything can be flat towed! Just some (most) need a transmission pump installed. I wouldn't do it if the car was still under warranty but I had an RV buddy who installed one on his "untowable automatic transmission" car for 4 years and never had a problem. He installed it himself but he is very handy, the pumps do work!


OK. Just went to Remco site and "anything" is not correct. Looked up the above car and it says dolly only. But some people may be able to benefit from a pump. Sorry!
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OK. Just went to Remco site and "anything" is not correct. Looked up the above car and it says dolly only. But some people may be able to benefit from a pump. Sorry!
Not my first rodeo. Pump won't work with the transmission used in this (and some others) car.
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