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Old 09-27-2007, 01:19 PM   #1
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We'll be traveling over a thousand miles with a 2004 Taurus on a dolly. Do we need to install a supplemental braking system? Any help is welcomed as we want to do it safely for us and other drivers.
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We'll be traveling over a thousand miles with a 2004 Taurus on a dolly. Do we need to install a supplemental braking system? Any help is welcomed as we want to do it safely for us and other drivers.
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Old 09-27-2007, 04:38 PM   #3
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In my opinion, I would make sure that the tow dolly has electric brakes on it and that they are working. I would also install a break away switch that would come into play should the tow dolly come undone. The Taurus is going to stop should it come off of the tow dolly as you will have it in park while on the dolly. I have a tow dolly and it has electric brakes on it and a break away switch. I tow a Ford Focus (going to convert the Focus to 4 down after vacation is over) on it and a Ford Freestyle. I appreciate the electric brake's help on stops so it does not push the MH or try to pass it.
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When we had a motorhome and towed a dinghy, we had aux brakes and a break away system. If nothing else, I worried about the thing coming loose and heading for points unknown. There have been a couple of accidents recently caused by a towed car coming loose and heading into on coming traffic.

For the price of brakes, it is not worth risking a life. With the dolly, you will need to add electric brakes or surge brakes.

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