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Old 08-29-2010, 01:50 PM   #1
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Tow Dolly vs. Four Wheels Down

We have a Ford Focus which is not capable of being towed four wheels down. We really don't want to buy another vehicle at this time. So, what are the pros and cons between the two methods. I am thinking I should at least try a dolly.
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Old 08-29-2010, 03:56 PM   #2
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If your Focus cannot be towed 4 down then you really don't have much of a choice then, you will have to use a dolly. I personally don't like having to deal with where to store the dolly when we get to a park. Jeeps make it easy by just putting the transfer case in neutral, no fuss. We tow our Liberty when we aren't going 4-wheelin' or we take the Wrangler when we are.

I see you have a 5er though so how are you going to tow a car?
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I'm trading it and my Dodge Cummins on a Georgetown 2011 378TS.
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Old 08-29-2010, 05:07 PM   #4
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I had the same problem with the Fusion awd, so i looked for a cheap car and got a hyundai 5 speed, motorhome has no clue its back there. look on the web for dinghy towing and it gives you a list of what you can tow and if any mods need to be done.
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I'm trading it and my Dodge Cummins on a Georgetown 2011 378TS.
Ahhh, well that would explain it then. I agree with Bad, sell the car and find one suitable for 4 down towing. There are several sources that list those that are safe to tow that way. Look into the FMCA (Family Motor Coach Assoc.) They put out a list every year of the cars that can be towed 4-down. Usually if it is a standard transmission you are fine, there are rare exceptions. Also, if it's a 4x4 with a transfer case that has a neutral position to it then it doesn't matter if it's standard or automatic transmission, like many of the Jeeps.
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http://www.blueox.com/PDFS/2010DinghyTowGuide.pdf here is one , but there are many sites with all the info on it
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