Originally Posted by ndb767
thank you for all your replies, sounds like Driving the Rv is a must for the trip. I will take everyones advice though and rent a car while I am there. Is it okay to drive the rv to the monument or should I set up camp and drive the rental there? sounds like the monument is going to take a small amount of time to see (especially with my boys) and I will defiantly go see the crazy horse monument. I am not sure if I need to start another topic but I noticed that I seem to be the only one without a toad. Any suggestions on the cheapest toad to get and is it best to tow on all four or on a dolly. Is it true that if you are towing a vehicle is it correct that you cannot back up at all with the car attached.
I see you got outstanding advise on Mt. Rushmore. All is spot on, we have been there several times over the last 20 years. Entire area is motorhome friendly, however a toad is quite recommended. As to your question of 4 down or dolly, 4 down is the way to go. A dolly adds significant weight to the entire rig and is a pain at the campground. If you have a vehicle that cannot be towed 4 down there are a number of resources like driveline disconnect, etc. that can help but there are quite a few cars that can be towed with no issue. And for a fact, it is impossible to back up more than a few feet if at all with a toad. Just have to make sure you don't get into that situation, however, most of us have at some point by accident. Called unhook and start over.