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Old 03-27-2015, 10:42 PM   #57
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I am located SW of Austin, TX. Key selling points for me on EZE Tow is my steering does not lock. Also, removable ramps keeps from knocking holes in ground effects from lowering the Dodge floor. I saw that on a youtube video with a sudden change in street elevation. Thanks for advise, I've come to value this forum for advise and help..
I'm located in the Lake LBJ area and would be glad to offer assistance to you and your wife regarding tow dolly indoctrination. We sometimes dolly tow a Grand Caravan and could offer some hands on experience that might benefit you. Watch your PM box for my contact details and

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I'm located in the Lake LBJ area and would be glad to offer assistance to you and your wife regarding tow dolly indoctrination. We sometimes dolly tow a Grand Caravan and could offer some hands on experience that might benefit you. Watch your PM box for my contact details and

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That's a very nice offer...but "Hey, no fair!"

There's no mention of an EZE-Tow in your post...and there's some pecularities with an EZE-Tow that a pivoting dolly does not share. Feel free to ask questions if needed.

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Update: I ordered the Acme EZE Tow today. I went by my handicap mobility shop today and they told I could have it delivered there. They have a forklift and guys there to get it off truck. I got a guy there that will assemble tow dolly. He even offered to make mods on vehicle or dolly to make easier for wife to hookup chains. I am not sure on how to make that any easier? Maybe down the road look at 4 down. I will update on how the modified handicap van fits on dolly..
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We don't leave the ramps on the dolly tongue (the older poly ramps) so that makes it lighter...the new steel ramps will be even more. That could easily make the tongue heavier.

The ramps go into a bin to keep them safe and clean...just keeping honest people, honest

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I have the ancient and dated 2014 version of the EZtow dolly. It has the new steel ramps, but it still has the old style welded slide track for the ratchets, and the welded eyelets for the ramp.

The new 2015 version appears to have cost efficient cut-outs in the steel, and a nifty bolt with a butterfly nut to secure the ramps to the dolly.

My steel ramps go in the trunk of the tow vehicle to keep them safe and clean.

The tongue weight of my intermediate-design version does feel like 20-something#s, but only if lifted up at about shoulder height. It get's lighter the higher you lift. It feels more like 30# right off the hitch.
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Unloaded EZE-Tow Tongue Weight

Now you all have me second guessing the weight of the unloaded EZE-Tow tongue.
I gotta confirm this...gonna go check with luggage scale in hand.
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Update: I ordered the Acme EZE Tow today. I went by my handicap mobility shop today and they told I could have it delivered there. They have a forklift and guys there to get it off truck. I got a guy there that will assemble tow dolly. He even offered to make mods on vehicle or dolly to make easier for wife to hookup chains. I am not sure on how to make that any easier? Maybe down the road look at 4 down. I will update on how the modified handicap van fits on dolly..

That's great. Not much assembly, biggest issue is getting rid of the crate.
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I have been looking at the threaded rod welded to the front of the EzTow and wonder if it would be better to mount the spare tire there. I will probably keep the ramps in the towed car as well. YMMV
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I keep my spare in the basement of the coach. There is no lock on the dolly so this prevents theft and keeps it out of the weather as well.
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Me too.
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Agree with both of you. Put my spare in the basement as well.




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I keep the spare,and ramps separate as well, keeps the dolly lighter for moving around and standing it up in some campgrounds as well as at home in the garage.
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I went to TSC and bought a stub axle and hub and mounted it to the tongue of my dolly for the spare. Now all I have to do is lift it off the hitch and I can roll it around like a tricycle.
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I went to TSC and bought a stub axle and hub and mounted it to the tongue of my dolly for the spare. Now all I have to do is lift it off the hitch and I can roll it around like a tricycle.
That's a very good idea Any pictures?
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