new to towing

Discussion in 'RV Tips & Tricks' started by stewart20, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. stewart20

    stewart20 New Member

    I am just getting into towing and I want to get a tow dolly. Can anyone tell me what features or anything special that makes one better than the other.
     
  2. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    new to towing

    Should have brakes and some are rated for heavier loads. What will you be towing?Have you considered 4 down towing?
     
  3. turnipbwc

    turnipbwc New Member

    new to towing

    Brakes on a tow dolly are a MUST. Don't even try it without brakes unless you are tired of having birthdays.
     
  4. s.harrington

    s.harrington Senior Member

    new to towing

    I agree about the brakes. Also most states are lowering their weights on what must have brakes. So better safe than sorry
     
  5. stewart20

    stewart20 New Member

    new to towing

    I have considered 4 down but I have more than one vehicle that I want to tow and I have been told that I need to get something for each vehicle if I go 4 down and with a dolly all I have to do is drive on it and go. I have a 89 Ford Ranger and a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer that I am planning on towing.
     
  6. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    new to towing

    What will you be towing with? Get opinions on dollying and 4 down before making a decision. The dolly has to be added to the allowed tow weight.
     
  7. Kirk

    Kirk Senior Member

    new to towing

    If the Ranger has a manual transmission, it is towable. If an automatic, you would have to load it backward and that is not reccomended due to the effect upon the front suspension. The other quesion is about the weight of the Trailblazer? You need to be sure that you do not exceed the GCWR for the motorhome with the total load.
     

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