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Old 09-17-2016, 12:55 PM   #11
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did you do your own Liberty baseplate? I have one of those too but the RV place wants a fortune to install it.
I installed a blu ox baseplate on a 2012 Focus. one of the YouTube videos for this model was spot on. All in all, took almost the day but could do it much faster now that I know what's involved. Only thing - have a good electric drill and a drill bit for hardened steel.
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Old 09-17-2016, 01:01 PM   #12
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I venture to say, you will not be able to install a base plate on a Fiesta in a couple hours. You can google and watch the videos.

Yep, I've seen the videos. Another reason I'm going tow dolly first. I don't want to tear apart a brand new car!


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Old 09-17-2016, 06:51 PM   #13
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Faced the same question, and came to the same conclusion as you. Invested in a good dolly and have towed our Hyundai some 5000 miles so far... Good luck to you!
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Old 09-18-2016, 12:11 PM   #14
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Our issue was wanting to take the golftcart or motorcycle and a tow vehicle, so I found a Tandem Tow Dolly on Craigslist. Works great, enough room for bicycles, honey wagon, etc. Figured out we could even back the Fiesta on all the way and still have room behind the stone guard for bicycles. We went across country in April 6,496 miles without a problem. Have towed as dolly with cart to Fort Meyers from TN, no issues that way either.Click image for larger version

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Old 09-18-2016, 02:29 PM   #15
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I have a tow dolly from Acme.it has surge brakes and I love it.no need for brake actuators or tow plates. if I wanna tow my car my truck or anyones car it's a easy process. After arriving at my destination.I just unhook it from the motorhome.push it to the back of where I'm going to back the motorhome up to and it is all but hidden under the motorhome.If I change motorhomes (done that twice so far) there is no need to have any brake or wiring done.It's always ready.I bought it new with a spare tire.and everything I needed .I did however buy a trailer towing light set from harbour freight.that I put in the rear window of the tow vehicle to be sure it can be seen from behind.
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Old 09-18-2016, 04:53 PM   #16
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I also have a tow dolly from Acme that I use to tow a Mini. I have found that after I unload the car, I can back the MH into spaces with the tow dolly still attached.
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Old 09-19-2016, 09:28 PM   #17
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Our issue was wanting to take the golftcart or motorcycle and a tow vehicle, so I found a Tandem Tow Dolly on Craigslist. Works great, enough room for bicycles, honey wagon, etc. Figured out we could even back the Fiesta on all the way and still have room behind the stone guard for bicycles. We went across country in April 6,496 miles without a problem. Have towed as dolly with cart to Fort Meyers from TN, no issues that way either.Attachment 120534Attachment 120535Attachment 120536
That is pretty cool. I had not seen one of these before.
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Old 09-22-2016, 11:38 PM   #18
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Anybody towing a Fiesta with a tow dolly? If so, which dolly and do you like it. Thinking of going with this combo as it's probably going to save me about $1500 compared to towing 4 flat. wasn't expecting an installed quote with braking to be almost $4000!
We own a 2014 Fr30d and a 2014 Fiesta and have Master Tow dolly . We leave it hooked to the rv when using a pull thru and back up over it when we have to use a back ln site.
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Old 12-21-2016, 01:20 AM   #19
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Smile Fiesta Towing with Tow Dolly

I want to tow my 2016 Ford Fiesta (auto-trans) on my Acme tow dolly. I read my Form Owner's manual and it's telling me to place the vehicle in Neutral, leave the key in and disconnect the battery. Boy this is confusing. I'm thinking front wheel drive and wheels are up, why do I need to leave it in N and not Park. Seems like that would put all the weight on the tow straps with a slight incline, which is added weight on the tow straps as well. Anyone has and insight for a Jr. RVer.
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Old 12-21-2016, 07:02 AM   #20
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The directions from Acme specifically tell you to put the vehicle in park. They do not mention disconnecting the battery. I do not disconnect the battery and have not had any issues.
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