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Old 04-20-2015, 05:05 PM   #1
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Are my wheel straps long enough? Acme "EZE-TOW" Tow Dolly

Got the van up on dolly this weekend. I am not sure if my straps are long enough for my tires( 235/65r16). Do these look long enough? I realize they will stretch, but should netting cover whole tire?
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I think they are fine, pretty much how mine fit.
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does your tire bump up against ledge to keep it from rolling forward if so good to go.
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My results were not so positive. They looked like yours and I re tightened them every 5 miles on a 25 mile first trip. When I finished, I found the straps hanging loose, not touching the tire. I now have an unused dolly for sale. I believe my tires are too wide.
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My results were not so positive. They looked like yours and I re tightened them every 5 miles on a 25 mile first trip. When I finished, I found the straps hanging loose, not touching the tire. I now have an unused dolly for sale. I believe my tires are too wide.
I am willing to give it a try. My vehicle requires Tranny Pump didnt want to go that rout. These lowered floor wheelchair vans are tricky on most dollies. This one fit nice on EZE tow.
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I got email from Acme and he thought the strap placement was fine. I drove it around on my property making rounded turns and 90 degree right and left corners. It seem to track good. I need to take on road to get a feel for it, before honest thoughts on it.
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KAMPURR,
It sounds like you need to leave a little slack, before you crank up the straps.
They need to wrap around the winch a turn or 2.
That way it keeps the strap from slipping out of the slot.

Sort of like line, on a fishing reel.
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Don't be afraid to give them a good hard crank. Make a couple 90* turns left and right and then crank then hard again.

On your first trip the straps will stretch some and will require more tightening than they will on the second trip
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My results were not so positive. They looked like yours and I re tightened them every 5 miles on a 25 mile first trip. When I finished, I found the straps hanging loose, not touching the tire. I now have an unused dolly for sale. I believe my tires are too wide.

Not sure where you got your tow dolly, but they do make larger straps for the cars with the 18" rims and such.
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The Acme "EZE-TOW" Tow Dolly

KAMPURR, what kind of tow dolly do you have for sale? Did you try a bigger set of wheel straps?

These red straps are our most commonly used straps As we had discussed previously I think they will be fine. We do have a bigger set but they are a lot bigger. Keep us informed.
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I have the 18" wheel straps with the Acme and after following directions to a T, they came off. I am SURE it was my fault, problem is, my confidence is gone. I can't tow a $20,000 vehicle that might come off. I will not be using a tow dolly. Anyone. (Mod Edit) I am in Olympia, WA.

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Define hanging loose not touching the tire. I am having trouble comprehending. Do mean that they fell off?
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They were secured both in front and back of the tire, but lost the tension in the ratchet and fell to the side. Thinking it had something to do with the ratchet or they were too narrow for the tire. And yes, I did stop numerous times to re tighten.
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Too bad you didn't take a few photos of your setup. It is likely a simple solution.
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