2012 Jeep Rubicon Unlimited. Easy to tow and fun to drive but after doing a lift,35" tires, aftermarket front and rear bumpers, winch, added underside skid plates, extra lights ect. it isn't very easy on fuel I'm afraid.
We also have a 2012 prius that we concidered taking on a dolly but have decided against it for now.
Dave & Diane and Jack (Our Golden)
2007 Tiffin Phaeton 40QSH
2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
As noted in my sig.
If I can find a good deal on a dolly, I will also tow the PT Cruiser convertible. (It has to be dolly towed or on a trailer; automatic transmission, y'see...)
REMCO says the automatic with their lube pump can be towed 4 down.
Maybe so, but I want nothing to do with a lube pump. A dolly will do the job just fine, and may well be less prone to failure.
At least, I have never read reports of a dolly failure, but I definitely HAVE read reports of lube pump failures that destroyed transmissions!
Besides, the best dolly made would be cheaper than the lube pump, base plates, towbar, and brake system, even if I bought the ReadyBrute (which I would).
I figure an adequate used dolly will be $600 to $1000. In fact, I can get a new one delivered to my front door for just under $1500!
CM1, USN (RET)
2002 Fleetwood Southwind 32V, Ford V10
Toad: 2006 Jeep Rubicon LJ
Other toad: '06 PT Cruiser, Kar Kaddy dolly
Toy: 1977 Dodge W100 CC SWB, 3/4 ton axles & springs
"When seconds count, help is only minutes away!"
I used to tow a 99 Honda CRv, the seats where a little to thin, I barely fit inside the drivers seat, and it was only about 3,200 pounds.
Then I bought a Ford Edge, it is a lot more comfortable, has double the horsepower, is about 4,200 pounds, has a much higher safety rating, and I can fit well into the front and back seats. I am 6'4" tall.
In both cars, I installed a cruise control motor with the cable to the brake pedal, and when the RV brake lights are on, vacuum is applied to the second cruise control motor, it pulls the cable attached to the firewall and break pedal, pulling it to the floor. Nothing to hook up except the electrical and vacuum lines when I tow, it only takes about 30 seconds more than hooking up without breaks. The parts all came from a junkyard for about $35 and a air hose from Harbor Freight for about $18 with quick disconnect fittings.
I installed the Roadmaster hitch brackets on both cars, it was pretty easy. I also use a Roadmaster tow shield to protect the paint.