What Are the Best Car Dollies That Can Be Used for Pulling Trucks Too

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Many people who own a recreation vehicle (RV) also tow their family auto behind it while on vacation. For several reasons discussed below, a car dolly is used for this purpose, rather than another form of towing device. There are various types of car dollies, and the best one depends on your purpose for it, and your personal preference. Regarding pulling a truck with a car dolly, it is not recommended. It will be explained below why this is not advised.

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    Since there are several variations of car dollies, such as steering or non-steering, revolving or non-revolving, and brakes or no-brakes you have to consider your personal needs before making a purchase or renting.
    1. You must consider which type is best for your situation and the car to be towed.
    2. There is also a price range to consider. Prices range from $900-3,000, depending on their brand, size, quality of materials, and features.
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    The car dolly is very convenient to use if you have a front-wheel drive vehicle.
    1. Rear-wheel or four-wheel drive vehicles can be towed with a dolly if you disconnect the axle to save your transmission.
    2. Disconnecting the axle can be done if you want to have all four wheels rolling on a towed vehicle.
    3. The dolly will accommodate this set-up as well, and it is an option if you want to take much of the towing weight off of your towing vehicle. It will also give you better gas mileage.
    4. A benefit of having your front wheels mounted on the dolly is that those miles while in-tow are not on your odometer.
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    Your make and model of vehicle must be considered for both vehicles involved in towing with a dolly.
    1. Consult the owner's manual for each vehicle.
    2. You must consider the towing capacity of your vehicle, the towing weight of the car to be pulled, and the safe ways to tow the car intended for towing.
    3. Some autos must be modified before such a transport, and a few should be towed only a certain way.
    4. The dolly weighs at least 500 pounds, or 225 kilograms. With all of that combined weight, it is recommended to have one with brakes.
    5. You should have a towing vehicle that is larger than the towed vehicle by at least 750 pounds, or 340 kilograms.
    6. The width must be within the range allowed for your dolly, also.
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    Safety Steps for towing your car:
    1. Hook up the dolly to the towing vehicle before you load the car for towing onto the dolly.
    2. Load the car to be towed from the front only.
    3. Never make a sharp turn while towing with a car dolly.
    4. There should be no passengers in the towed vehicle.
    5. Install a brake and lighting system if there is not one on your dolly.
    6. Never back up with a car towing dolly. It can cause jackknifing unless you are a skilled driver with this equipment for driving in reverse.
    7. Check below both vehicles and the tow dolly before you begin your trip. You want no parts dangling, so take off any type of ground effects, or other parts before you leave.
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  • If you are jolted by a bump or pothole during towing, pull over and check the alignment of the towed car and all connections.
  • Be careful and drive at a lower speed while towing any vehicle.
  • Be careful and drive at a lower speed also while pulling an empty tow dolly.
  • Ensure that tires are inflated well on both vehicles and the tow dolly.
  • Due to the stress on your towing vehicle, ensure that it is prepared well for the trip. Make sure that all your fluids are at the right level, and you do not need an oil change before the towing.

Questions and Answers

Should I buy premier car tow dollies?

Yes, premier car tow dollies are worth your money because they can be used for a long time as well as be able to serve your for long distances. They can also accommodate heavier loads, like SUV or lighter trucks. You have to go for those designs which are patented, particularly you-haul designs as they are very well known to be sturdy and extremely functional.

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Auto tow dolly variations?

The Auto tow dolly can be vary by their specifications, their weight limits, their special traits, Maneuverability, and especially their prices. There are quite too many variations you can see about them, so you must choose the perfect dolly that you think can suite you're needs.

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Premier car tow dolly for sale? Does anyone have one I can buy?

You can try searching in eBay or Amazon for Premier Car Tow Dolly. Click the following links below for the results:



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