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Old 06-21-2013, 02:30 PM   #43
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Just talked with Acme. Ordered an EZE Tow. Will pick it up July 13-14 on the way north. No shipping, no sales tax, they will set it up for me and show how to use. $1799.99 with LED upgrade - out the door.

Hope I'm not making a mistake. Still a little concerned about the small tires. Just remembered I forgot to order a spare....
Best of luck.

If you just keep the straps tight (like any dolly) and unlock the steering (like any flat/4 down tow), you will be amazed how well the Acme Eze Tow works.

Here's a video to help start you off:


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Just came back from my fourth trip this year with the EZE tow behind our DP. Each time it gets easier to load and unload. Don't even know its back there except for the rear view camera. I'm towing a manual VW Passat, and no mods necessary. I can tell the surge disc brakes are working as the rotors are nice and shiny! Great setup. Watch the video, make sure everything is centered and straight, unlock the wheel, shift to neutral, retighten the straps once about 30 miles down the road, and you are good to go.
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Just talked with Acme. Ordered an EZE Tow. Will pick it up July 13-14 on the way north. No shipping, no sales tax, they will set it up for me and show how to use. $1799.99 with LED upgrade - out the door.

Hope I'm not making a mistake. Still a little concerned about the small tires. Just remembered I forgot to order a spare....
Once you pick it up and see how well made it is, and simple the design, and especially after you use it the first time, I can almost guarantee you won't have any regrets. Also, once you actually SEE the tires, you won't have any more.concerns about those, either. : - ) I'm loading mine up tomorrow morning and heading out for the weekend. Can't wait!
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The reason for surge brakes on a tow dolly is very simple, infinitely adjustable braking.

And, the BEST is surge-disc brakes.

I have a Tekonsha brake contoller (see no lazyness) BUT still much prefer how the surge brakes adjust automatically based on the weight of the toad (loaded or not) or if the dolly itself is unloaded.

The amazing part to me is why anyone would ever "turn-off" a braking system for any reason(?). Hope someone could expound about this...
...But, I can understand how getting the electric brake re-set right after a change in toad weight could be a reason that some may just turn it off...better than locking up the tires (you KNOW that happens!)

Yes, boat trailers do have surge brakes. Yes, for the brakes in water reason...and because of the massive difference between loaded and empty weight. With the length of even the smallest boat trailer, there is never a reason to run without brakes.

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I tow a boat trailer that is 28 ft. long with tandem axles that carries a 22 ft. boat with twin 350 mercrusiers that I am sure is heavier than most toads, it has surge brakes and I have had no problems stopping it loaded or empty with my 2004 Durango The actuator has a reverse lockout so you can back down a launch ramp without locking the brakes. My Demco KK also has surge brakes with no problems it is not a laziness issue my dodge has a controller in it and my diesel pusher is prewired for one
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From Acme Tow Dolly, FYI, They are not 10 inch tires, they are 10 inch wheels. The tires are 21 inches tall, 10 ply E rated tires. We have been using them since 2006. We have 10s of thousands of them in use. A very reliable tire. Thanks.
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