To Toad or not to Toad (and how to Toad) ...
I'm in the process of acquiring a new Solera R and thinking about whether to pull a toad and, if so, whether to use a tow dolly or not. I'd appreciate input from other Solera owners on their experiences and preferences.
I guess my first questions are for those who don't pull a toad - how is that working for you? How much of a hassle is it to put the Solera on the road just to go to the grocery store? How does the Solera do in the grocery store parking lot? All in all, I'd prefer not having a toad, but I am concerned about the inconveniences involved.
If you do pull a toad, do you flat tow or use a dolly? I have flat towed in the past and, with a larger unit, I would have had problems at some campsites if I'd had a dolly. I don't think that would be an issue with the Solera, but I'm not sure how much is involved in getting a car on and off a dolly. The dolly certainly opens up the range of towable vehicles and seems like it might be about a wash, cost-wise, when compared to tow bar, base plate and braking system.
So...there are my questions (well, the ones I've thought of!) and I'd appreciate any and all comments and opinions.