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Old 10-23-2014, 01:38 PM   #1
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Help with tow dolly purchase

I just bought a 24 foot class C and want to tow my old car. I live in NYC and there are absolutely no dealers or anything I can look at. I imagine I will tow 5,000 miles round trip once a year. I have an 86 Toyota Camry that I park on the street, body is beat up but the interior and drive train are perfect. I have called about 20 dealers and have got about 50 different answers.
I will be storing it in Pa during the early winter than getting on the road in mid Dec. I have no brake controller. Can someone at least give me a hint on what I might need and if buying used is ok? The motor home has a 460 with 34 thousand miles.
Thanks for any help.
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:44 PM   #2
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Cannot beat this for the price. Includes a very good brake system, nothing else to buy.

Car Tow Dolly -The Lightest and Toughest Tow Dolly For All Car Towing Needs - Acme Car Tow Dolly Company
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I agree, after much research I went with the ACME Toe Dolly as well.
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Another option

I had a co-worker just purchased this dolly. Pulls his Mini Cooper behind his Damon 8.1 lt Chevy. Says he likes it a lot. The owner of the company will deliver it to your door and explain the complete set up. Comes with add on brake controller for a small additional fee. He paid $1400. Google the site for additional photos. Very nice dolly for the price.
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I have not seen anyone with this ace tow dolly. The majority of people I see towing are using a Master Tow Dolly, but what ever you get make sure it has 15" tires and a good tire strap system. The Mater Tow Dolly I purchased used has 13" tires and I had to purchase different tire straps. It works well, but the 13" tires are marginal for towing our van. We hope to get either a Jeep Wrangler or Unlimited with a manual transfer case in the next couple of years, then we will not need the dolly.
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I had a co-worker just purchased this dolly. Pulls his Mini Cooper behind his Damon 8.1 lt Chevy. Says he likes it a lot. The owner of the company will deliver it to your door and explain the complete set up. Comes with add on brake controller for a small additional fee. He paid $1400. Google the site for additional photos. Very nice dolly for the price.
I have had one of these for 7 years, I have pulled my 2001 Ram 1500 on it many miles and have no complaints. The brake controller is adjustable to the toed vehicle weight which is good.
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Thanks all, I will be looking into Acme.
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This is a better dolly and what we use. It has steerable wheels and disc brakes.

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We picked up a "Stehl Tow" car dolly from "Kuzan's True Value" in Shoemakersville, PA. We drove our Kia Soul up on it, in their parking lot, strapped it down and took off south.

They had 2 with no brakes, 2 with electric brakes and 2 with surge disk brakes. We took a surge brake model and paid $1499.00 plus tax. The all have LED tail lights.

We have toed to Florida and back, seeing the sight along the way and have had no problems with it.

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Thanks all, I will be looking into Acme.
Good Choice, utter simplicity of use.
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