wheels down vs dolly

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by Four Winds, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Four Winds

    Four Winds Member

    We just bought a 33' Hurrican Class A after 10yrs in a Four Winds Class C. We never towed a vehicle with that motorhome. Our question is, we have a 1995 Olds Cierra we could tow on a dolly (which I'd rather not do) or wait till we could afford a vehicle we could tow with all wheels down. Looking for opinions or experiences about using a dolly. Also, if the dolly has brakes do I still need a second braking system in the car? Thanks for any advice.
  2. JimE

    JimE Senior Member

    I just take the wheels off and drag it by a chain behing the MH. Sorry I havent been right since my Rangers blew the World Series.
  3. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    WELL I have done both, and I like the AWD over the dolly. But with a dolly you are not adding miles to your car. It takes a little longer to to get hooked up with a dolly than it does with AWD. I have towed across the conuntry with my dolly and never had brakes on the dolly. I just take my time driving and being carefull.
  4. akjimny

    akjimny Senior Member

    I have towed with a dolly and would not do it again. It was hard on the van we towed and generally was a pain in the butt. With the dolly hooked up I couldn't back the motorhome up more than a couple of feet, which complicated setting up each night. But maybe that's just me.

    But, if your dolly has electric brakes and you have a brake controller in your motorhome, you will not need a braking system for the car. You will need to either use a set of magnetic turn and brake lights on the back of the car or wire the car's turn and brake lights into the motorhome's system to signal vehicles following you. I used a set of the magnetic ones and they did fine.

    Good luck and I wish you better luck than I had.:):)

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