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I want to get a tow dolly what features am I looking for? What tie down type? what design?

I do not want to break the bank I have plenty of room to store it I already own 2 16' car hauler trailers one enclosed and one open but don't want to deal with a trailer that size.

I don't want to trade cars mine can't be towed 4 down a 2008 Mazda 6 auto FWD.

I have the ability to repack or replace the bearings and races if needed. There are many on our local CL used. I am setup for electric brakes on our MH. What do I look for?

Eventually I will get a different car that can be towed 4 down I have a tow bar that I got with our coach.


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Maybe ask in dinghy.

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2oldman wrote:

Maybe ask in dinghy.


I searched that forum and did not really get the answers I was looking for.

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Gundog wrote:

I want to get a tow dolly what features am I looking for? What tie down type? what design?

I do not want to break the bank I have plenty of room to store it I already own 2 16' car hauler trailers one enclosed and one open but don't want to deal with a trailer that size.

I don't want to trade cars mine can't be towed 4 down a 2008 Mazda 6 auto FWD.

I have the ability to repack or replace the bearings and races if needed. There are many on our local CL used. I am setup for electric brakes on our MH. What do I look for?

Eventually I will get a different car that can be towed 4 down I have a tow bar that I got with our coach.


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i just bought american car dolly. exactly what your're lookin for !

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I’d get one with brakes. Either electric or surge.


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Self-steering axle, or swivel pan, surge brakes with a lockout pin as it makes it easier to back. Basket straps to tie down, or plastic coated cables to pass through the wheels. I added magnetic lights to the car for better visibility. Make sure it is wide enough to allow your car to fit. If I had to do over again I would have loved to have removable/tiltup ramps.

Craigslist for a used one if you can but good ones go fast.

When using straps if you stop the car about an inch short of the block, put on straps then tighten down they will pull car forward and never loosen.

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Demco tow dolly also folds up and steers one of the best.


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tdgulfstream wrote:

i just bought american car dolly. exactly what your're lookin for !


So you own this one and have no affiliation with the company if so how much have you used it? I saw it advertised on my local CL.

I prefer electric brakes. I have had surge brakes on other trailers they are pain in the rear.

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crawford wrote:

Demco tow dolly also folds up and steers one of the best.

x2 Plus easy to store at the campsite when folded.


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