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Old 11-28-2011, 11:28 PM   #1
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I am looking to purchase a car dolly for our Winnie and have checked out the Demco, Kar Kaddy SS and would like to know if any of you RV'ers are using this type of dolly and what you think of it? Looking forward to our first long trip in May.
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I am looking to purchase a car dolly for our Winnie and have checked out the Demco, Kar Kaddy SS and would like to know if any of you RV'ers are using this type of dolly and what you think of it? Looking forward to our first long trip in May.
Have had one since early '05. They work very well as long as you don't forget to lock the ramps in place. I wired the van ('05 Honda Odyssey) to the dolly so I have lights on the van.

I ordered mine over the internet and got it for about $1,000 off list. Right now I'm towing the Ody four down (and NO, mine isn't for sale!). Honda says the Ody isn't towable four down, but a number of people are with no trouble. No warranty left anyway so it's my dime if it frys a trans.

I did have a locally built dolly that cost far less. It had a swivel plate, it worked OK for the '95 Ody we had. The KK 460 is about the only dolly I could find that would take the '05 Ody due to it's width and it's a tight fit. The new Ody's are even wider so they're a no go.
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:14 AM   #3
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I am looking to purchase a car dolly for our Winnie and have checked out the Demco, Kar Kaddy SS and would like to know if any of you RV'ers are using this type of dolly and what you think of it? Looking forward to our first long trip in May.
WE have the Demco Kar Kaddy and have had no problem, just finished a 3500 mile trip with no issues. The Demco product is a well built and with the steering dolly makes towing simple.We tow a full sized car on it too boot.
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We have a TowMaster 77T, with surge brakes and it works great. I bought it used and then bought a new spare wheel and tire for it.
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I've had the SS since 2004 and would recommend it. It's well built and the auto steer works great. It is a bit heavier than some but I've not found that to be a problem.
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We have a MasterTow 80HD. I believe it is the widest of the dollys. It has served us well for over 10,000 miles.

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Another very satisfied KarKaddy SS 360 owner here. Easy to load, tracks well, folds up nicely at the camp site. I tow a 2004 Jetta and a 2010 Accent.

The last trip I used it for was to Key West from here in Jersey during the 2010 Christmas snow storm. I never knew it was back there

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I also have been looking for a dolly and found this Acme Tow Dolly Company "EZE-TOW" Tow Dolly - Home I wonder if Mr. D remembers where he bought his from.
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Demco KarKaddy SS

We bought a used Demco KarKaddy SS in Aug this year. Put new Maxxis tires on it and new straps. I kept old straps as backup. We've put about 10K miles on coach and dolly towing Merc E550. Yes, we tow it backwards. Absolutely no problems with dolly. It's galvanized so corrosion is not an issue. Never, never, forget to stop and check strap tightness before going very far. The straps will loosen after you make a couple turns. Good Luck!!
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Thank you so much for all your responses, looks like we will get one for sure..We have a Honda Accord and should do O.K.
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I am looking to purchase a car dolly for our Winnie and have checked out the Demco, Kar Kaddy SS and would like to know if any of you RV'ers are using this type of dolly and what you think of it? Looking forward to our first long trip in May.

I just did the first overhaul on our new Roadmaster 2000-1 and am very pleased. After more than 1,000 miles, it is still brand new. None the bolts needed to be re-torqued, althought I needed to adjust wheel alignment, albeit slightly. It is a huge improvement over the Stehl I'd borrowed from a friend to test the concept of dolly-towing. The Roadmaster's steerable wheels make a big difference. No visible tire wear, either. Best, the Roadmaster's strap-securing system. Easy, much more secure than the Stehl.
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I also have been looking for a dolly and found this Acme Tow Dolly Company "EZE-TOW" Tow Dolly - Home I wonder if Mr. D remembers where he bought his from.
Ours was made in Portland OR. The place has since been sold and I'm not sure if they even make dollies anymore.
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