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Old 08-03-2015, 03:17 PM   #15
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I would not tow my car on the dolly without chains, 1 because I like my car to stay attached and 2 I don't want to kill someone because my car came off the dolly and I wasn't using chains. I guess whatever someones conscience allows. I double chain and double strap my vehicle along with chaining to rv, having breakaway setup and locking the latch to hitch.
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Old 08-04-2015, 09:47 AM   #16
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Just keep in mind that the chains will be bouncing against the wheels. If you have aluminum wheels they could be scratched.
I thought of that and assume that a length of tubing, over the chain could help with that.

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I will post a picture of the chains I attached to my Toad. It makes the safety chain hook up a 60 second operation per side and I don't have to lay on the ground to do it.

Funny aspect though was when I was getting some exhaust work done on the toad while on our trip last week. Muffler guys says " Hey someone installed chains around your lower arm" I said yeah, I did that. The look on his face was priceless!!!!!
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Old 08-06-2015, 01:54 PM   #18
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Try anchor chain - its coated already and available at your local Meards/Home Depot/Lowes
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Thanks to all. I've decided to go with a plastic coated pair of cables, rated at 7,500 pounds that I can route through my wheels and attach to the tow dolly. That way, I feel I have an abundance of strength to still have the third level of redundancy, and , to an extent, protect the wheels from scratches, and save my old back and chest from the rigors of crawling under the car. I really did not want to give up the safety that the chains provided and the ideas that I got here helped an awful lot.

Now, on to the next project!
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Some vehicles have a tow ring area already on them, I know my Hyundai does. These points are great for using the safety chains.
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All very good responses and reasoning and pretty much what I was thinking, except for the great solutions.

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I'm getting a bit old to be squeezing my chest under a car so often.

Dick
Me too, so my wife does the chains. I did buy her some foam pads from Harbor Freight to lay on.

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