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Old 08-02-2016, 06:23 PM   #1
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Anyone towing a Chrysler Mini Van using Dolly?

Hey there, anyone out there towing a Chrysler Mini Van on a dolly?

Thanks for your feedback.
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We've done it several times with our Acme EZE Tow...no problem (strap-up, unlock steering, transmission in park, parking brake off, and go).

-BUT- if your MasterTow's ramps that are not removable...beware (this is a Stehl brand dolly):
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Old 08-04-2016, 04:04 PM   #3
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Thank you for the you tube post. I have not tried to hitch ours up yet but hope to try soon. How do you unlock the steering? I have the push button start so no key to use.
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The Town and Country we towed had an ingnition key, so was obviously different...but I am pretty sure all MasterTow dolly's have a pivot pan. The steering does not have to be unlocked (that's an Acme-EZE Tow specific thing) for a dolly with a pivot pan:
Strap-up, ignition-off, key-out, parking brake off, and go

I am sure your van will be very happy and safe, up on the dolly.

The only special thing that all dolly users should do is check the tire straps for tightness whenever making a stop. Tire Straps (especially when new) can stretch and therefor get lose.

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Thank you for the info. The Master Tow dolly has a pivot pan where the wheels rest when strapped down. I'll check with the manufacture to find out how to unlock the steering before we hitch up.

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Thank you for the info. The Master Tow dolly has a pivot pan where the wheels rest when strapped down. I'll check with the manufacture to find out how to unlock the steering before we hitch up.

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Sorry to confuse...a car on a dolly with a pivot pan does NOT need the steering to be unlocked.

The dolly pivot pan will allow the needed turning geometery.

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Acme Eze-Tow Tow Dolly

If you have a push button ignition it is unlikely you have a locking steering column. The Master Tow and Stehl Tow Tow Dolly will both damage your car in turns. The fender brackets will make contact with your vehicle. Not possible with the Acme dolly. If you have a locking column there will be a way to put the column in towing mode to free the column. The Acme also has the best warranty in the industry, 5 to 10 years on the critical moving parts.

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My Master Tow Dolly is the wider of their two models, although I forget it's actual dimension. I hope it will allow for the fender clearance. I used to tow a car with no problems, but will now have to tow the mini van.
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