Kiltedpig

Tow Dolly

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Need recommendations for a tow dolly, the good the bad and the ugly of the different mfg.

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One member here has one, I saw it in January  in Bushnell.  Hopefully he will chime in.

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I've never owned one but I happen to know that for many years when these dollys were more popular the Demco KarKaddy was considered the, or one of the, best.  A friend of mine just bought a new one direct from the factory last summer to tow a car behind his MH.  I happen to know a little about this unit and Demco because it just happens to be located in the very tiny town in IA where I spent the first 18 years of my life.  For many years Demco manufactured thousands of these things.  Many painted brown with their company name on the mud flaps and many more painted orange and sold to U-Haul.  I believe they were the first to manufacture these units with "steerable"  wheels and rotating "pads" for the towed's wheels.  This design avoided all "dragging" when going around corners.

http://www.demco-products.com/rv-towing/tow-dollies/

---ron

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I for one and I'm sure I am the only one would not have four down! Many reasons, I wont start a food fight here, but one thing I like is I can simply buy a new front wheel drive car and not suffer with more modifications.

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Thanks for starting this thread, we rented a u-haul tow dolly last summer and are seriously considering buying one also. The main reason is that we love the car that we have (and it is paid for!!)  and it is not towable four down so buying a tow dolly is the cheapest and easiest route for us to go. 

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I have noticed in the four-down versus dolly debates, brakes are never discussed.  With a four-down setup, the auxiliary brake unit will apply the four toad brakes when activated.  With a dolly, there are only two brakes and they are not any larger that the toad brakes because of the wheel sizes on the dollies.

It is a thought.

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I've been researching this for a while and believe that the Acme Eze-Tow Dolly is one of the best buys out there. It comes with surge brakes. It's lighter than most of the competitors, and as far as I know it's the only dolly that is designed to stand up on end when stored, meaning that you can probably fit it on your campsite. www.cartowdolly.com.

I'm searching for a used one within 200 miles of Newark, NJ. Please let me know if anyone has one you'd like to get rid of! Otherwise, I'll be ordering a new one in a couple of months.

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Oh... forgot to mention...

The reason we have decided to go with a dolly is that our toad is a 2003 Jetta. I'd hate to spend $3000 to get everything I need to tow the Jetta 4-down, then decide we need to replace it next year and have to have another car modified for towing for even more money. Meanwhile, the EZE-Tow top of the line with all the accessories is just over $2000 including shipping.

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Got the Acme and had the fabricating shop put on a swing back wheel.  It was pretty heavy to move around for this old guy. The picture size was too large to post.  If you want to see what we did let me know and I'll e-mail one to you 

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