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I just bought a replacement car last week off kijij a Saturn S series that was already setup for a Blue Ox tow bar setup with the tow bar, but I had picked up a Demco the previous weekend. Still waiting to try the setup out, but its does look a lot easier to setup and tow than a tow dolly. Other thing is a tow dolly is classified as a trailer in some places, and on toll roads its an extra charge in places too.

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I appreciate the dolly advice. Perhaps I am uninformed, what is a transmission pump? Can it be added to any auto with an automatic transmission? My vehicle is a Hyundai Elantra Limited and the service department at Hyundai says there is no way to tow it 4 down. Is there something I don't know

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daveb1256 wrote:

I appreciate the dolly advice. Perhaps I am uninformed, what is a transmission pump? Can it be added to any auto with an automatic transmission? My vehicle is a Hyundai Elantra Limited and the service department at Hyundai says there is no way to tow it 4 down. Is there something I don't know


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Did it both ways.My behind got just as wet installing the Aux brake as hooking safety chains on toad.I put chains around some solid part of the front of car and safety chains with grab hooks with snaps and all I Had to do was reach under and hook them

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I have a dolly and it's is not a big deal to make it work. Probably 10 minutes at worse case to load the car. To unload it is about 5 minutes. It is cheaper alternative, and can load both of our cars. Weight added to the MH is probably around 50 pounds as most of the weight goes over the dolly wheels. We trade cars frequently so the charge for bases and other things every time I change cars would be too much.

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tobydad wrote:

The biggest disadvantage that I have found is time and work. With 4 wheels down when arriving all you have to do is lift the tow bar off the ball and you are good to go. With the dolly undo the straps (not always the easiest thing to do) then SLOWLY back the car down the ramps. When leaving you do everything in the reverse order. figure with a lot of practice 1/2 hour to get on the dolly and ready to go. Must check straps at every rest stop as they tend to stretch out. The dis advantage of 4 wheels down is initial cost, but after using my dolly for four years I think I should have paid the cost.

if it takes you 30 min. to load and ty down the car on your dolly your doing
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Like most things RV, they all have compromises.
From ease of setup to ease of using the vehicle you already have vs buying a differnet one.
In and of themselves tow Dolly's are easy to use. Can't Back around a corner with a dolly or 4 down.
Ideally, 4 down is more convienent though if using the toad regularly.


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