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Old 06-06-2012, 07:58 PM   #1
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Dolly towing speed

I am curious as to normal towing speed when towing a car on a dolly. I would appreciate anyone who now tows a dolly or has towed a dolly. Thanks
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:22 PM   #2
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I think it works best when the dolly is going the same speed as the MH...


I have hit 70mph a couple of times towing and it was not a problem.
However, that is not my normal travel speed of 60 - 65 mph.
At my regular speed the dolly and toad follow with no problems.
Any properly set up dolly should follow you at any reasonable speed.

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Here in WA it's the same speed as the truck speed limit. Lots of people don't realize that going by they number of vehicles that pass us.
In fact if you're towing anything or your GVWR is 10,000#'s or more you're stuck with the truck speed limit here.
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Trailer tires in general are only rated at 55mph typically. I would assume a car dolly's would be the same. I would think 65 isn't going to cause a blow out though. With a normal trailer I don't mind exceeding that speed as much but with a dolly I tend to stay around 55-60.
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In California, if your towing anything, the speed limit is 55 mph. The same for truckers towing a trailer.
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In out owners manual on our Tracker they specifically state to not exceed 55 mph for drivetrain reasons when towing 4 down Appears to have a technical benefit as well. Might say the same for yours.
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I see that it is on the dolly in your example. When I towed with a dolly, I still followed this rule for safety and the tires on the dolly said to not exceed 60 mph. It can vary from state to state from the legal perspective.
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