Originally Posted by wahoonc
FWIW we may be using a tow dolly in the near term because we already have one on the property and the cost to set up for four down is ~$3000 or so.
I never had any kind of trailer on my property and always needed (wanted
) one. So when we were trying to decide which option to go with for our toad, getting a car hauler trailer seemed like the perfect option for me because;
A. Towing 4 flat, I still wouldn't get a trailer out of the deal. And I was told (don't know for a fact), most of these setups are impossible to back up without disconnecting. Only certain vehicles can be towed this way. As Aaron pointed out the cost is about 3k for vehicle and MH setup. This method does provide for the lightest weight solution for toads.
B. Tow dolly, depending on which one you get, some models need to be disconnected before backing. Can only be used for towing cars, won't make a very good utility trailer. It does take up less space than a car hauler when you arrive at campgrounds.
C. Car hauler is the method I chose only because I got a trailer to use on my property also, best of both worlds for me. I went with an 18 foot, all aluminum construction. Yes it was costly compared to the other options, but the aluminum one was half the weight (and 1.5 times price of) a steel hauler. I have not had an issue backing it up or parking it at campground yet, most spots I have been to we long enough that I didn't even have to unhook it. And I use it as a utility trailer at home.