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Old 07-15-2015, 11:19 PM   #29
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Mr. D, I'll make you a deal. I won't tell you what you should do, and you don't tell me what I should do. How's that? I'm a Commercial Driver and a trainer of Commercial Drivers and I don't make my decisions lightly. I've towed small boats, large boats, snowmobiles and 5ers from coast to coast, way down into Mexico and I've been over the AK highway 23 times. I'm sure you have a lot of experience as well, but somewhere in there it would have been nice if you would have learned some manners.
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Well, gee, I didn't think quoting the LAW would set you off.
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Old 07-16-2015, 05:46 AM   #31
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With the new electric steering instead of the hydraulic setup will the wheels turn left and right or not while towing? I have a new 2014 Sonic on a tow dolly and they don't seem to want to turn as though the steering wheel is locked.
On a dolly, the car wheels stay put, it is the under carriage plate dolly that swivells instead, that's why you do have to tie your wheels down to the dolly so that the car won't mone one inch.
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AK is for Alaska and that state is one of your 51 states !
Or 57 for certain powerful people.....
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You guys are all doing it wrong. A hitch mount carrier and a 250cc Honda street bike is the only way to go. Unless it's raining.
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Here is my take on brakes on a toad / trailer. We have have a 07 Tahoe we tow behind a 2014 26K rated DP and we have brakes (Air Force One). We also have a 2,990# boat trailer. In Washington State you don't need brakes on trailers under 3,000#. That said I spent $1700 having brakes installed on the boat trailer. Why? Under "normal" driving conditions there is no problem however when some moron cuts me off in a driving rain storm and I need to stop quickly the brakes on the trailer can mean avoiding an accident or being in an accident. We are also legal in every state. The other reason has to do with tow vehicle brake wear. If I have trailer brakes it keeps the brakes cool and extends their life. In Washington we have a lots of hills trailer brakes help a lot.
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On a dolly, the car wheels stay put, it is the under carriage plate dolly that swivells instead, that's why you do have to tie your wheels down to the dolly so that the car won't mone one inch.
Not true of the Acme tow dolly, there is no swivel plate. The car wheels need to steer.
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