Pros and Cons of a Towing on a Dolly vs 4 Down

We’ve received SO many questions about our reasons for using a tow dolly, the advantages and disadvantages. It was high time we wrote a blog post about it instead of replying to individual emails each time!

We’ve compiled the 21 most common questions we get about towing on a dolly versus four-down and shared our answers here.

Yes, I (Marc) fully investigated all of the options available to us, weighing up the pros and cons of each. We thoroughly researched all the options and still decided to start with towing on a dolly.

Did you consider all towing options: four down, tow dolly, and trailer?

In a nutshell, the biggest pros for towing four down are the simplicity and space concerns. The biggest pros for towing on a dolly are the lower entry cost and flexibility in the cars that can be towed.

Our choice of TOAD – a Mini Cooper S Convertible. A tow dolly was our preferred option, largely BECAUSE we chose a MINI. We are both car lovers. So having a fun car, especially a sporty convertible, was very high value for us.

Why did you decide to go with a tow dolly?

Yes, it does take more time and is more work to load the car onto the tow dolly than simply hooking up directly to the RV with a four-down towing solution.

How much time is required to hook up and secure the car onto the tow dolly?

But it is not a difficult process. It takes me about 10 minutes to load onto the tow dolly and 4-5 minutes to unload now that I have practiced it.

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