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« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2011, 07:04:43 AM »

  Backing up a car on a dolly is virtually impossible, and you can mangle it if you try. Backing up a car on a tow bar isn't recommended either, but Ive done it several times when I got in a jam and didn't do anything more than scrub the tires a little. Then there is the added weight, a dolly weighs 800-1200 pounds.

  I drag a 94 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I removed the steering wheel lock (removed the pin) so I don't have to leave the keys in it. I have about $350 into the tow bar (basic towmaster tow bar, plus kit). I wired the diodes and light wires in an afternoon, now its just like a trailer. Its run over 50K miles behind us now, no problems at all, most times don't even know its there.

 
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« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2011, 07:31:39 AM »

Most folks here can for sure get it done for less like that, I have a brake buddy but dont need it where I go and how I drive could of done completly without that. Used tow bar, homade baseplate. Yes probably way less than the cost of a trailer.

Many cant pull trailer too. I decided I love it.

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« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2011, 04:17:33 PM »

On the Commander you turn the key on, put the transmission in neutral, push a transfercase neutral button with a pen, back to park with the transmission, pull the key and tow. The steering wheel has no lock on it.
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« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2011, 07:21:16 PM »

We've pulled Ford Explorers 4-down for over a decade now. I've had 3 of them (still have 2 of them).

Just got the newest toad a month ago, a 2011 Ford Ranger. Base plate is installed, lights are wired in, neutral tow kit installed yesterday.
It's ready for the trip on Friday!


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