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Old 03-07-2016, 03:48 PM   #11
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I would go 4 wheels down also, I am towing a 2013 Chevy Equinox. There are a lot of car models changing transmissions and with no data on them being towed 4 down car manufacturers are not OK with them being towed 4 down. I checked the Motorhome Dinghy guide, then checked the owners manuals online and then triple checked with dealer before going with my Equinox. It was too big of a deal for me to mess up. Surprised you haven't got any tow dolly folks to answer, a lot of people like them so you can tow any front wheel drive vehicle without any modifications. I did that for a couple of years but then went 4 down and will never go back.
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Old 03-07-2016, 05:49 PM   #12
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I am a Toyota RAV4 FWD car dolly person. Leased. Pulling it around saves on the lease miles. When this lease is up, I'm open to looking for a good 4 wheel down tow.
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Old 03-07-2016, 06:04 PM   #13
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At an auto show a few years back I saw a truck that had the front driver bucket seat that acutually came out and down. You then sat it in and it would lift you into the truck. I know they have these because we almost bought one for my Dad. Check with the people that modify vehicles for disabled people.

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Old 03-07-2016, 11:35 PM   #14
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First of all let me say I am sorry for your loss. Now you know what it is like to be a one legged man at an ass kicking contest. That said, I have a class A gasser and pull a small Chevy HHR 4 wheels down. If I were you, I would look for a car or SUV that you might like to tow and try to get in and out of several times. Some are very low to the ground like mine, some are higher like your pickup. Find your tow vehicle make sure it can be towed 4 down buy a base plate and tow bar (I like Blue OX) and you will be a happy camper.
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We just ordered a new Forester 3051S and will be towing a Honda CR-V AWD 4-wheels down. They need no modifications like some vehicles do. Although from 2015 on, they are NOT flat towable since they changed the transmission. We got a 2014, which is like new. Wife didn't want a Jeep, so there were only a few options, but we really like the Honda CR-V.
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:19 AM   #16
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Thanks everyone for the good wishes and help! I really do appreciate it!


I am having some problems with this prosthetic but expected to have some. After all, it is not real but beats not having anything. The truck was the biggest problem. Had to pull myself up to sit in the seat using the inside handles. The extra step should help a lot.


My other problem is getting down on the ground. I can't kneel. I can't bend my knee to a 90 degree angle when wearing it so get low, spin and sit, LOL! I know, sounds weird but it works. That is what counts. I can scoot around on the ground pretty good! I can also bend over pretty well. I thought keeping my balance would be a major problem but its not as bad as I thought. Getting better at it every day.


And for those curious no I haven't tried a ladder yet. I think that would really be pushing my luck, LMAO! But then again, who knows? I keep surprising myself.


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Old 03-08-2016, 09:40 AM   #17
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First of all let me say I am sorry for your loss. Now you know what it is like to be a one legged man at an ass kicking contest.
THANK YOU, NEEDED THAT THIS MORNING!!

That said, I might be able to win that contest! Got a son-in-law that said he will handle anything I can't get my leg up high enough to handle. Do they allow "stand ins"?

I tried a number of different SUV's and found quite a difference in them. Most were 3 to 5 years old with low mileage. I don't drive much any more, mostly doctors appointments or food shopping. Now that I know about "4 down" will have to start looking again.

This might sound stupid but just getting a second vehicle to get around in and keep my truck and 5er might be a lot cheaper than getting a MH. Don't think I will be able to afford a MH newer than an 08. New ones are more than my house! Don't really want to take out a second mortgage. I guess I could sell my home and park a new one on a permanent spot though.

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Not sure what MH you are considering, but as you probably already know, some of those options may be better than others. Certain models of the Class C have integrated lower profile entry steps.The driver and passenger doors also have running board steps, hand rails and for the most part are lower.They range in length from 27 to 32 feet and can tow 5,000 to 7500 toad.Some manufactures are FR Lexington, Jayco Melbourne and Winnebago Aspect/Itasca Cambria.
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Not sure what MH you are considering, but as you probably already know, some of those options may be better than others. Certain models of the Class C have integrated lower profile entry steps.The driver and passenger doors also have running board steps, hand rails and for the most part are lower.They range in length from 27 to 32 feet and can tow 5,000 to 7500 toad.Some manufactures are FR Lexington, Jayco Melbourne and Winnebago Aspect/Itasca Cambria.
You name it and they make it. I saw a nice 24 foot class C but it won't work for me because of the bed. Would have to climb a ladder to get in it, see the photos and you will see what I mean.

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Agreed, all shapes and sizes, here are a couple of newer models, easier access beds.



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