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Anyone know if you can tow a (2005 kia sportage 4x2 v6 front wheel drive) behind an RV? If so what precautions do I need to know?

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  • lkdehart Jan 26, 2009

    I have a car dolley for this vehicle, I was told it was easier and more fuel efficient to use a tow bar rather than a car dolley

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Check with your DMV regulations, different states allow different things. You would need to have a towing cable to hook up to it so that the lights in the rear would work with your RV.
I would suggest getting a tower for the vehicle that would keep the front two tires off the ground so that your odometer doesn't rack up miles.
Let me know if this helps.

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