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Old 05-19-2014, 06:57 AM   #15
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I have the EZE Tow and have used it for the past 18 months. Being a single older female, I've found the EZE Tow to be very EZE to load and use all by my lonesome.

I do have a question that I haven't seen answered elsewhere. The new ramps, can they be used with the older models as well (mine is about 2.5 years old)? Also, if I order new straps, will they be the "new" model you mentioned here?

Thanks for an excellent product. As I refuse to give up my current car (1993 Olds Cutlass convertible) towing four down is just not for me.

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Old 05-19-2014, 04:33 PM   #16
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Just a comment on tracking; my EZE Tow tracks the same as the rear of my coach. My coach has 12 feet from the rear axle center to the rear bumper. If your coach has less then it will probably track in somewhat.
Thanks for the feedback. Not sure on the overhang yet (we look at the coach Friday) but that makes sense. This dolly is a lot simpler than others as well. Only thing I found confusing was what is delivered with it as I have seen plastic ramps and metal (looks like metal is what is now standard) and chains or wheel straps. I believe the wheel straps are now what comes with it.
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:21 AM   #17
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Thanks for the feedback. Not sure on the overhang yet (we look at the coach Friday) but that makes sense. This dolly is a lot simpler than others as well. Only thing I found confusing was what is delivered with it as I have seen plastic ramps and metal (looks like metal is what is now standard) and chains or wheel straps. I believe the wheel straps are now what comes with it.
Mine is a 2012 and it came with nylon straps, they were a pain. The main straps were not attached to each other, and the cross straps were a slider (3) arrangement. I immediately bought these . Tow Dolly Basket Straps - Wheel Net Car Tire Tie Down Basket Straps.

I think they have switched to the same type as I bought, if not do your self a huge favor and buy a set. Give the multi-piece ones to your worst enemy.
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I have the EZE Tow and have used it for the past 18 months. Being a single older female, I've found the EZE Tow to be very EZE to load and use all by my lonesome.

I do have a question that I haven't seen answered elsewhere. The new ramps, can they be used with the older models as well (mine is about 2.5 years old)? Also, if I order new straps, will they be the "new" model you mentioned here?

Thanks for an excellent product. As I refuse to give up my current car (1993 Olds Cutlass convertible) towing four down is just not for me.

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My wife's 1995, bought new, built the week before they ceased prod, only 29,000 miles. If I towed it, she would hurt me in my sleep .
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Wow!! Brockx - so nice to see there are still some of these beauties out there.

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We purchased the new ramps for our less than 1 year old dolly. There is a retrofit kit that comes with the ramps. You will have to get a welder to weld on the new rings and also some metal pieces where the new ramps will sit. Ask Richard to send you some pictures where the metal pieces go. The rings just go in between the others to give you more choices where to hook the ramps. A much better design....it will make me feel more comfortable putting the car up on the dolly. The ramps have a very beefy tread. No more slipping....
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WE purchased one of your dollies in 09 and used it until this spring when we went with a vehicle we could flat tow. We used the dolly for app.30,000 miles and we really liked it . I see that you made an improvement with the tie-down straps which looks as though it should make hook up simpler. The straps on our dolly seemed to always move off of the rear of the tire and we had to keep a constant watch to keep them from doing so. The up graded ramps are also a plus as they attach to the dolly so they can not spin out,great improvement.The one down side that we had with the dolly were the tires. We replaced the tires 4 times in those 30 thousand miles. The tires that came with the dolly were the best but they only lasted for about 12 ,000 miles. I'm wondering if a radial tire would be better as they would maybe give a little more in the sidewalls when the dolly was turning corners. This seems to have been the problem as all of the tires wore off very quickly on the outside edge of the tire due of course to the tires pulling sideways when making corners.The lights were also a problem as the bulbs and sockets would not take the constant jarring of the small tires hitting the rough roads. I think LED lights would have solved the problem and I would have bought a set had we kept the dolly. Great dolly and I would not hesitate to recommend them to someone else or buy another if needed in the future......Alan
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We purchased the new ramps for our less than 1 year old dolly. ...
If you get a chance could you tell us how long the ramps are? The material is readily available and I have been considering making a set.

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Hello Happy Camper, Thanks for that. All the issues you mentioned in your comments have been addressed and resolved in our newest generation dolly. I wanted to mention also, because tow dollies do not have suspensions, the tire is the only suspension component. As such tow dolly tires are subjected to much more harsh life then passenger tires. 12k miles is considered the maximum life of a tow dolly tire. However uneven tire wear would normally indicate that the bearings need to be adjusted, probably tightened up just a bit.

BrockX, the ramps we are supplying are 40 inches long. I would not recommend making them longer as the per foot weight capacity drops with length. Make sure you are getting the proper strength also. Ours are rated for 1485 lbs each. Very important consideration.

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Yes, all our improvements are retrofittable to all previous generation dollies. The only straps we now offer our newest generation straps as can be seen in our video at Car Tow Dolly -The Lightest and Toughest Tow Dolly For All Car Towing Needs - Acme Car Tow Dolly Company.
We also include a set of free safety chain banjos with every retrofit purchase of any kind now.
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BrockX, the ramps we are supplying are 40 inches long. I would not recommend making them longer as the per foot weight capacity drops with length. Make sure you are getting the proper strength also. Ours are rated for 1485 lbs each. Very important consideration.

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Thanks for the info Richard, BTW your latest video is slick, very professional look to it.
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If I would order a tow dolly, what exactly comes with it and what is extra? It says the two dolly is $1,299.99 and the spare tire and wheel is $129.99 extra. Do the ramps come with it or are they extra too?
So far, my issue is where to store the dolly when not in use. This one appears to be the easiest and smallest footprint for storage, but I am still short of room. Otherwise, I like what I see.
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So far, my issue is where to store the dolly when not in use. This one appears to be the easiest and smallest footprint for storage, but I am still short of room. Otherwise, I like what I see.

I goggled up a picture of your MH and it is similar to my set-up. I am able to back over the tongue of the Acme far enough that only about 6 inches of the dolly fenders stick out behind the MH. They can also be stored standing on end, tongue up.
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If I would order a tow dolly, what exactly comes with it and what is extra? It says the two dolly is $1,299.99 and the spare tire and wheel is $129.99 extra. Do the ramps come with it or are they extra too?
So far, my issue is where to store the dolly when not in use. This one appears to be the easiest and smallest footprint for storage, but I am still short of room. Otherwise, I like what I see.
Ramps and straps come with it. Shipping hurts, but it is a heavy item.
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