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Old 06-08-2013, 05:06 PM   #1
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Another tow dolly question

I bought a used dolly that has no markings or instructions (it had been repainted). It has a pivot plate. Do I leave the steering wheel unlocked? It looked like the plate was turned one way and the wheels another and it wasn't towing straight.
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:51 PM   #2
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The pivot plate could have been out of adjustment. It should have a large nut in the center. Loosen the nut and the wheels should trail straight. Then tighten the nut back. Some leave the nut just snug but I feel it should be tight. You should not have to leave the steering wheel unlocked as the front wheels are in the air.
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Post some pictures and likely someone can identify the unit for you.
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Hi Teachrz,
My dolly's pivot plate pivots and the steering wheel remains unlocked. This is to minimize stress when turning.
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My tow dolly says to lock the steering wheel. It is a Tow Master with a pivot in the middle.
I would think if the steering wheel is not locked the toad may not track as well.
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Thanks for your replies. I think I will lock the wheel. Now I don't have to worry about the battery drain.
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