Jump to content

Acme Tow Dolly & 2014 Honda Odyssey


Ski

Recommended Posts

I have decided on buying an Acme Tow Dolly. One of the reasons was due to its light weight. Unloaded, one person can move it around rather easily. In talking with the folks at Honda and Acme, it looks like the only way I can use it is with the ignition switch in the accessory postion. This will unlock the steering wheel. My concern is the life of the battery. I don't want to arrive at my destination with a dead battery.

 

I asked the folks at Honda if after placing the ignition switch in the accessory postion, could I pull the ignition switch fuse or disconnect the battery, would the steering wheel remain unlocked? He said no. The steering wheel would lock with out power.

 

Looking for suggestions on a fix for this problem. Any ideas?

 

Thanks,

 

Al

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...

We have towed a Toyota Sienna on an Acme dolly for 2.5 years, roughly 30K miles. The only time we have had a dead battery was when we forgot to turn the ignition off when we stayed at a Walmart and didn't unload the car. If we remember to do that, the car battery easily lasts two days of towing.

 

Cheers,

 

Bob

Link to comment
Share on other sites

We have towed a Toyota Sienna on an Acme dolly for 2.5 years, roughly 30K miles. The only time we have had a dead battery was when we forgot to turn the ignition off when we stayed at a Walmart and didn't unload the car. If we remember to do that, the car battery easily lasts two days of towing.

Welcome to the Escapee forums!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I ran a hot wire from the motorhome to the battery on the toad.....it is included in the harness that I use to power the braking system and lights. In my opinion solar would not always be reliable.

 

This ^^^^^. Use heavy enough wire and fuse it by the toad's battery. The motorhome's alt will keep the battery charged.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

RVers Online University

campgroundviews.com

Our program provides accurate individual wheel weights for your RV, toad, and tow vehicle, and will help you trim the pounds if you need to.

RV Cable Grip

RV Cable Grip

All the water you need...No matter where you go

Country Thunder Iowa

Nomad Internet

Rv Share

Dish For My RV.

RV Air.

Find out more or sign up for Escapees RV'ers Bootcamp.

Advertise your product or service here.

The Rvers- Now Streaming

RVTravel.com Logo



×
×
  • Create New...