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Old 07-01-2015, 11:16 AM   #1
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EZE tow dolly on craigs list

Hey folks,

lots of info on the forums, thx for that!

im very gun shy because I might have made a mistake when i bought my mh, a 2008 monaco cayman, 8000 miles...i learned later they have serious problems with rear trailing arms so now im headed to source engineering in oregon to have them replaced, i will probably also do the ride enhancement kit.

Ive found this EZE tow dolly on craigs list and need some advice. im told the dolly is about 3 years old with very little use, stored indoors, tires excellent etc. i have a 05 chrysler sebring convertible which is a pretty standard front wheel drive car. is there any reason why i should not buy this dolly? anyone know for sure if my car will fit?

EZE-Tow Car Dolly with Hydraulic Surge Brakes

as always, thx from a newbie, i appreciate everyones input.


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Old 07-01-2015, 01:02 PM   #2
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From the picture the dolly looks good however the installed tires look from the picture to have some miles on at least the tire on the left . Find out how old those tires are or at minimum make sure there is no evidence of dry cracking. That can happen to any tire that has not been used that much. Two new tires and another spare might be something to consider an added cost if you have to go that way. If you do have to by tires EZE tow is selling them right now for half price plus shipping.

I am not sure about the ramps shown since those are the older style ramps. The newer style ramps are much better and shown on the EZ Tow dolly website. In terms of the EZ Tow dolly, I purchased a new one just a few months ago. Now with over 2000 miles on mine, I love it. Really easy to use.

In terms of your car, I believe you will be fine. I tow both a 2014 Nissan Altima and a 2004 Toyota Camry without any issue at all.

I would offer the seller $875.00 and not go over $900.00 because it looks like you might have to purchase two new tires.

Just my .02 worth

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Old 07-01-2015, 01:40 PM   #3
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EZE tow dolly

Hey folks,

I guess i should have done this before my previous post. i called the acme people who make the EZE toe dolly and they assured me that my car will fit on the used dolly i am thinking about.

they were very nice folks and very helpful.

thx again!

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Old 07-01-2015, 04:08 PM   #4
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I would find out about retrofitting the new ramps. Many have had issues with those ramps, especially when wet.
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Old 07-01-2015, 04:17 PM   #5
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don't buy one of the older ones with the loose ramps it was a bad design. I have one of them in my garage I only used a couple of times. I did not like the ramps and the tie downs were poor too. They have redesigned them and the new ones are much better. It requires welding to retrofit them to new design. I stopped using mine and now flat tow hated my esy-tow .
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Old 07-01-2015, 04:30 PM   #6
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That is MY dolly (only kidding)...but that is the vintage I have.
It works VERY well (maybe better than the new ones without the metal strap loops on the horizontal frame[?]).

...See Acme's website link below to see what the new ones look like...

First thing is the ramps. The smooth surface of the original ramps gave me a bit of problem loading on moist mornings or if there was rain, so I bought the ones Acme went to in 2012 by Rhino. The originals work, but these are MUCH better for loading:
See: RhinoRamps, Black - Walmart.com
or you could buy the awesome ones being sold by Acme now:
See: Hydraulic Disc Brake Car Dolly - Car Tow Dolly
The old ones are in my garage at home for oil changes now

Second, the strap winches...this style EZE-Tow uses military aircraft style strap winches. They require NO tools to load/unload. I prefer these over the newer block winch...a personal choice, but Acme will provide the new style (weld on) if wanted.

Third, the straps with this dolly might be the old style with a BIG metal loop. Acme uses new designed ones like all the all the other brand dollies, BUT I think the old ones are better and because of the design will fit MANY more sizes of car tires...JMHO.

Finally, those look like the intermediate LED tail lights. Acme went from incandescents lights in a box (a regular trailer light)to LED's in a box, to the current style (see photo) because of the box style lights being broken in normal wear...Acme provide me new lights and brackets to swap:
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And, please understand that the car's steering MUST be unlocked for the car's front wheels to pivot. That's how the dolly makes turns - just like a flat-towed car. You just have to figure out how that works for your car...EZE.

Best luck

P.S. The mounted spare is a $130 option Well worth having.

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