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Old 03-19-2013, 06:29 PM   #1
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Are lights on toad required if the dolly has lights? If vehicle is ok to tow 4 down will it always be ok on a dolly? 01 chev tracker 4x4 auto tow for couple hundred miles at most on dolly. Thank you for replies.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:35 PM   #2
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You can never be to safe, I have auxiliary lights wired into the dolly. I put painters tape under the magnetic part of the light so it doesn't scratch the car paint. I always use the aux lights when traveling at night.
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Are lights on toad required if the dolly has lights? If vehicle is ok to tow 4 down will it always be ok on a dolly? 01 chev tracker 4x4 auto tow for couple hundred miles at most on dolly. Thank you for replies.
I know my 4x4 Hummer CAN NOT be towed on a dolly, ONLY 4 down. I don't think any 4X4 vehicle can be towed on a dolly.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:44 AM   #4
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If the dolly has lights, the car is not required to have lights, many all wheel drive/4 wheel drives can not be towed on a dolly. Check with REMCO for your situation.

I don't disagree with Milasman about safety with the dolly but it is not required by law to have extra lights.
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I dolly my Tracker 4X4, no issues.
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Lights not required if dolly has lights.
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...If vehicle is ok to tow 4 down will it always be ok on a dolly? 01 chev tracker 4x4 auto tow for couple hundred miles at most on dolly. Thank you for replies.
No. Many AWD vehicles can be towed 4 down, but can not be towed on a dolly. With AWD, all 4 wheels must be moving (4 down) or all 4 wheels must not be moving (as on a trailer), but you can't have 2 moving and 2 not moving as would happen on a dolly. Also, some vehicles may have clearance problems with the rear overhang if you put the front on a dolly, although I doubt that would be a problem with the Tracker.

Some true 4X4 vehicles are towable on a dolly and some are not. I think the Tracker is a true 4X4 with a transfer case with neutral, so it may be OK. Check the vehicle owners manual. If you don't have a manual, call the Chevrolet Zone Office. DO NOT rely on what any salesman says.
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check footnote10, distance between rear taillight and end of load. May be questlionable if you need lights on toad or not. I know if you have a standard PU truck and the load extends further than 4 feet past the tail light you need a red flag during the day. Light at night. JMHO

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At night I would want my toad lit up all the way to the back
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