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Old 07-14-2012, 11:50 PM   #1
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So I'll be towing my buddys car from Wisconsin to Pennsylvania in about a month. We will be renting a uhaul car trailer. But my question is what would be better using a 2 wheel down type of trailer or a full car hauler?

Oh the truck its a 03 scab fx4 with the 5.4 and the towing package.
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I would rather the full car trailer the 2 wheeled dolly is in my opinion harder to load and it turns weird you cannot back up with the car attached . I towed my wife's Chevy cruze from ny to tn on a dolly and it sucked!
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What is the car?
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I will never use a tow dolly, always a car hauler. the tow dolly is load and annoying unloaded anways.
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A mk3 jetta vr6.
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Bump anybody else?
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have you ever towed a car before?
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Not a car, but I've towed other stuff before. Mostly small trailers and the occasional bale wagon on the farm.
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You've got plenty of power in the 5.4 so put all four wheels on a car trailer and you'll be much happier.
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dolly if you want to save fuel.
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