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Old 05-12-2015, 07:37 AM   #113
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Finalized order on Tuesday, it was delivered Friday. I live in southern NH.
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Finalized order on Tuesday, it was delivered Friday. I live in southern NH.
How did the delivery and setup go ?
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Old 05-12-2015, 04:39 PM   #115
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See above, slick and easy.
Got my EZE Tow today
Impressive!
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:55 PM   #116
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Finalized order on Tuesday, it was delivered Friday. I live in southern NH.
Wow that was quick .... I'm still waiting .... But it has a big ole border to cross!!
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My EZE Tow arrived yesterday afternoon, I quickly removed it from it's shipping crate ..... wouldn't fit thru the garage door standing up!! Looks great!!! I'll assemble it tonight ....
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Old 05-20-2015, 02:23 PM   #118
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Congrats on the delivery. Best luck on the set-up and feel free to ask questions of the owners here...the only dumb question is the question that is not asked.

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Ok ..... Ended up taking the day off, got the dolly all removed from the packaging, all the prices parts laid out, so I put some foam under the edges of the fenders to help with vibration, also put the bolts in upside down so I can keep an eye on the nuts, measured the hitch height, right at 15 inches, hooked up the dolly, loaded my work van ... 2012 Toyota sienna ..... It sure is a heavy sucker, so did my first shakedown run. About 12 miles to storage, so I bungy corded the end of the safety chains to the frame, the straps loosened as others have experienced , when I arrived at storage, I started the van and drove it forward a hair, no problems getting the wheels straps unhooked .... Thinking about getting some axel straps the see if that might be easier on the hooks ...... Just a thought right now, gonna throw one of the little cars on and yank it sound with the jeep to break it all in!!!
So far so good!! Could see where the brakes have been rubbing ... So they are working!!!
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Ok ..... Ended up taking the day off, got the dolly all removed from the packaging.... Thinking about getting some axel straps the see if that might be easier on the hooks ...... Just a thought...
So far so good!!!
Congrats!!

Not sure what the "axle straps" idea means, but if you do choose to use some device to replace the safety chains or augment the wheel straps, be sure that this device allows the car to slightly swing on the dolly as the car's wheels pivot during turns.

Do not make any hard connection between the car and dolly - other than the wheel straps -because this could prevent the dolly/car combo from pivoting during turns.

The EZE-Tow really a simple set-up...but it works because of principles similar to flat towing...everything need to be able to swing during a turn, or it doesn't work right.

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Congrats!!

Not sure what the "axle straps" idea means, but if you do choose to use some device to replace the safety chains or augment the wheel straps, be sure that this device allows the car to slightly swing on the dolly as the car's wheels pivot during turns.

Do not make any hard connection between the car and dolly - other than the wheel straps -because this could prevent the dolly/car combo from pivoting during turns.

The EZE-Tow really a simple set-up...but it works because of principles similar to flat towing...everything need to be able to swing during a turn, or it doesn't work right.

Safe travels
Great advice !! Thanks!! The axel straps would be for when the van is on the dolly, as it sits on the outer clip of the strap, so that would allow the straps to move over slightly.
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Great advice !! Thanks!! The axel straps would be for when the van is on the dolly, as it sits on the outer clip of the strap, so that would allow the straps to move over slightly.
I would like to make a suggestion. Several of us seem to be having the same problem with this latest modification to the dolly, larger tires can squish the hooks and damage them. You need to call Acme and they will send you 2 steel u-loops that you can get welded on the tow dolly. These hooks go on the vertical portion of the dolly next to the tire so that your hooks don't get damaged by the tires. I just received my new loops but haven't gotten them installed. Since I don't have a hitch on my car, I will have to get my MH out of storage, drive to my house to pickup the dolly and then take the dolly to a welder with the MH. Checked with a mobile welder and that's rather expensive so I haven't gotten the loops installed yet.
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I would like to make a suggestion. Several of us seem to be having the same problem with this latest modification to the dolly, larger tires can squish the hooks and damage them. You need to call Acme and they will send you 2 steel u-loops that you can get welded on the tow dolly. These hooks go on the vertical portion of the dolly next to the tire so that your hooks don't get damaged by the tires. I just received my new loops but haven't gotten them installed. Since I don't have a hitch on my car, I will have to get my MH out of storage, drive to my house to pickup the dolly and then take the dolly to a welder with the MH. Checked with a mobile welder and that's rather expensive so I haven't gotten the loops installed yet.
How big are these "loops"? Will they interfere with the dolly being stored standing up? I haven't tried hauling one of the other cars, but I know the "van" was an issue with the hooks, but I won't be hauling it very often, guess I'll have to throw one of the cars on and see what happens!!
Thanks for he heads up!!
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Here's the picture that Acme sent me showing the solution to our problem. As long as you position the loop so it doesn't stick out further than the black metal piece shown on the picture, you should be able to stand it up.
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Here's the picture that Acme sent me showing the solution to our problem. As long as you position the loop so it doesn't stick out further than the black metal piece shown on the picture, you should be able to stand it up.
That looks like it just be the ticket!! seeing that the cars are narrow I'll be towing, I don't think I'll have that problem, yes with the Sienna but I'll deal with that as it comes!!
Today I registered the dolly ... Yes we require license plates on all things with wheels it seems!!
Well all that go on the paved roads here!
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That looks like it just be the ticket!! seeing that the cars are narrow I'll be towing, I don't think I'll have that problem, yes with the Sienna but I'll deal with that as it comes!!
Today I registered the dolly ... Yes we require license plates on all things with wheels it seems!!
Well all that go on the paved roads here!
I could not find a decent place to mount my plate without it getting damaged. It would be nice if the plate was not regular sized. I would be open to some ideas that I am not maybe seeing. My mounting place did not work out and I carry it in a bin and would wire it on for transport with out the car.
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