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Old 08-27-2019, 05:17 AM   #1
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I just purchased a used demco kar kaddy tow dolly it is steerable the wheels on it are made to turn but the plates for the car are stationary. I have attempted to get into demco website and it appears that the site is no longer active. I have a auto repair shop and would like to use the dolly for the shop it is not real wide. Does any one know if this can be used with out using the steer option it has a pin that locks it and keeps it from steering would it hurt anything to use it in the locked position with a car if i need to drag one back to the shop.I was able to get into the website today and may find the info I need there looks like it is an early version of the kar kaddy 3 with max body width of 76"
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I have one of these but donít use it with the MH any longer. I 4-down now. I also got on Demcoís site and looked at the manual. I couldnít find anything about towing with/without the pin...BUT...I can give you my real life experience with that BLACK RUBBER COATED pin.

When using it before, I towed a Prius. The dolly always worked great. One day I was pulling the Prius up onto the dolly and FORGOT to pull the pin prior to pulling up. The pin hooked the cowling because the Prius is so low. Back off the pin and tore the cowling off.

Before loading I always looked the dolly over and all I can figure out is the BLACK RUBBER COATED pin didnít stand out. I even went as far as writing the company and asking them to change the pin to be RED RUBBER COATED so it would stand out better.

BTW, the dolly wheels are made to turn so the car wheels are meant to stay stationary as in a locked steering wheel. My Prius did not lock so I had to tie the steering wheel down.

Long winded and didnít really answer your question but hope it helps in some way.
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Old 08-27-2019, 06:39 PM   #3
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Their site is up for me: https://www.demco-products.com/

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I have one of these but donít use it with the MH any longer. I 4-down now. I also got on Demcoís site and looked at the manual. I couldnít find anything about towing with/without the pin...BUT...I can give you my real life experience with that BLACK RUBBER COATED pin.

When using it before, I towed a Prius. The dolly always worked great. One day I was pulling the Prius up onto the dolly and FORGOT to pull the pin prior to pulling up. The pin hooked the cowling because the Prius is so low. Back off the pin and tore the cowling off.

Before loading I always looked the dolly over and all I can figure out is the BLACK RUBBER COATED pin didnít stand out. I even went as far as writing the company and asking them to change the pin to be RED RUBBER COATED so it would stand out better.

BTW, the dolly wheels are made to turn so the car wheels are meant to stay stationary as in a locked steering wheel. My Prius did not lock so I had to tie the steering wheel down.

Long winded and didnít really answer your question but hope it helps in some way.
I did the EXACT SAME THING, except I held the cowling up while SWMBO backed it off.
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I have a demco kar karry ss
Looking for serial number found a tag but canít read the whole number is there anywhere else on them to look?
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Looking for serial number found a tag but canít read the whole number is there anywhere else on them to look?
I do not know the answer however your question triggered a memory. Our driving instructor suggested we engrave the VIN of our dolly somewhere on the frame. He had a friend who had one stolen and when it was located he was unable to prove it was his because the thief had removed the VIN sticker.

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I just purchased a used demco kar kaddy tow dolly it is steerable the wheels on it are made to turn but the plates for the car are stationary. I have attempted to get into demco website and it appears that the site is no longer active. I have a auto repair shop and would like to use the dolly for the shop it is not real wide. Does any one know if this can be used with out using the steer option it has a pin that locks it and keeps it from steering would it hurt anything to use it in the locked position with a car if i need to drag one back to the shop.I was able to get into the website today and may find the info I need there looks like it is an early version of the kar kaddy 3 with max body width of 76"
If the steering wheel is locked you need the steering on the dolly If you can unlock the steering and the car can be towed and able to steer it self you can pin the dolly But not all can be I have a 2018 impala with no steering lock the first time I tried to tow the steering would not follow it has electric steering this was a trip around the block so I unpin the dolly steering and seat belt the steering wheel straight. My demco is a older one that was narrow and worked good for my G6 but the impala was wider, I cut the dolly in the middle inserted heavy square tubing welded it back together and widened it and lengthed the tie rod and struts.
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thanks for the info I did not see any reason it could not be left pinned with steering unlocked as there are dollies built that have to pivot feature
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thanks for the info I did not see any reason it could not be left pinned with steering unlocked as there are dollies built that have to pivot feature
Removing the pin to pull a car is the way it was designed to work. If you want to leave the pin in and pull it that way, there is a much lighter and cheap dolly intended to work that way.
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The comment from the Powells if you read the post when I first posted you will see that I am referring to using dolly for my auto repair shop and towing a car that is a little wider and leaving the wheels pinned would cause damage to a customers vehicle When I tow my Scion behind the MH I will leave unpinned
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