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Old 04-02-2015, 05:29 PM   #1
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Which style tow dolly

I have been reading alot about tow dollies and due to our vehicle situation I am convinced the dolly is the way I want to go. My question is whether to get the dolly with the swivel base or fixed. The reason I ask is because one of my vehicles has a steering wheel lock which works with a dolly that swivels but my other vehicle the steering wheel does not lock. Can you use a non-locking steering wheel on a dolly that has a swivel plate without doing something to the steering wheel?
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I say yes, others say no. My toad used to lock the steering but the pin broke, during a real tight turn.
I over swiveled the base, when I got jammed up in a small gas station.

Now the toad steering doesn't lock, but it still tows straight and true.

I have a Stehl Tow , surge brake dolly.
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Well it turns out I happen to come to find a almost new car-tow dolly for $800.00 with all the extras including surge brakes and although it was located several hundred miles away the seller happens to be coming through my town tomorrow and is delivering it to me. Doesn't get any better then that.
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Have had both a swivel pan and a wheel steering one. Prefer the wheel steering one (KK-460) over the swivel pan.
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Have had both a swivel pan and a wheel steering one. Prefer the wheel steering one (KK-460) over the swivel pan.

I have rented UHaul dollys, (with swivel pan), on several occasions. I now own an Acme EZTow dolly with surge disc brakes.

The steering wheel unlocked dolly performs much better, is much lighter, much smaller, and has less parts to fail and maintain.

My Toyota Prius has a locking steering wheel. All I need to do is place the key into the ignition, turn it to the accessory position, and then back it off so that all the electrical doodads turn off. They key stays there, and I lock up with the fob.
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