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Old 05-03-2010, 12:12 PM   #1
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Has anyone purchased and used an American Tow Dolly. It looks like a good deal to me with electric disk brakes. I need a tow dolly soon and they say they can deliver n one day. Any pros or cons?

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Has anyone purchased and used an American Tow Dolly. It looks like a good deal to me with electric disk brakes. I need a tow dolly soon and they say they can deliver n one day. Any pros or cons?
Jimmyzw22, Many folks choose to flat four tow because of the hastle of having to deal with a tow dolly once you get to your destination. Folks that do use dollies often love em and it's not too much trouble however it all depends on the vehicle that you are using as a toad.
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I had one which I purchased preowned my local area. They are well built and the electric brakes work good with their brake controller. I did have to wire in a flat 4 pin connector with a tail light converter on my MH to make it work right. When you have separate brake and tail lights you will need the tail light converter. They track well and are very stable. The removable ramps are nice since at the time I was towing a low profile car. I changed my dinghy and decide to go flat tow. They are worth the price.
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:12 AM   #4
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I bought it and am very happy with it. Their brake controller is great
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Just took delivery tonight.
Gary delivered, hooked up lights & brake controller to our MH and made sure we were comfortable with the set up. He was full of loading & driving tips and answered all questions. Much better than having a dolly dropped off the back of a truck with no further contact.

Very happy with the transaction. Looking forward to our travels.
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Make sure that with the gain on the controller turned all the way down you can stop the dolly unloaded without smoking the tires. I had to put a switch on the brake wire because my controller still put out too much on the min setting.

The only other advice is to sandwich a couple of short planks in between the ramps. When you load up the car the ramps frequently jump and putting a block under the front edge solves that problem.

I bolted a couple of ammo cans to the tongue so that I can store the straps.

My model has welded on fenders, and they are substantial, so I'm careful because replacing them will take more than a few hours with a torch and welder and a bunch of fabrication.

The last thing is to paint the ramp hold-down nut area white, and the right spots on the ramps a bright color, so that it's easier to get the bolt in when it's dark.
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I shopped around first and I'm really happy with mine and the price I paid, it's well built. Gary from american car dolly was helpful and friendly and explained everything to me when it was delivered. I found my toyota easy to load and it pulls nicely down the road behind my RV.
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Yes I have, reasonable price..I will however for their deluxe tow srtaps the one two cross straps.
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