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Old 11-13-2019, 07:00 PM   #1
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Loading Honda Fit onto a Dolly

I have been really struggling with loading my Fit onto a tow dolly. The rise to get onto the ramp is so big that I have to really gun it to get on that. Then if its wet at all I slip and slide on the ramp to get onto the tow dolly. In a moment of frustration and almost despair a light came on in my brain.....My leveling "lego". It is a game changer. I roll up on the first one, then the next one is the same level as dolly. Roll right up and land in the right place. The slipping and sliding is due to the dirt/mud I pick up trying to get up on the ramps. Just thought I would share
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If you load facing slightly down hill, it helps. Loading up hill can cause some slippage. If you have traction control on your vehicle, shut it off when loading as well. That can make a huge difference on the traction you need to get up the ramp.
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Old 11-20-2019, 12:26 PM   #3
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Loading Honda Fit onto a Dolly

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We had a similar problem, here's how we solved it.
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Old 11-20-2019, 02:07 PM   #4
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Would you please elaborate? It looks like the edge that normally touches the ground is actually in the air per the shadow.

Or are you referring to the blue thing with the angle iron on it?

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Old 11-20-2019, 02:22 PM   #5
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I'm sorry, I wanted to highlight the non-skid strips on the ramp. You're right, the dolly isn't currently in the “load” mode, just sitting on the driveway.

Your LEGO block solution works for reducing the angle, the non skid strips help a lot in wet weather and if it's icy I use a heat gun before we load.

Loading on a slight downslope as somebody else mentioned also helps.

Sorry for the confusion.
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Thanks. I had no idea what it looked like originally so I figured I'd ask.

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Old 11-21-2019, 10:39 AM   #7
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The slipping was reduced since I didn't have to "gun" it to get onto the ramp. I have been thinking about non-skid for the ramps as well. I think I will do that too!

Thanks for the info!
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take a look at the angle of the dolly when it is up and in the position you are going to travel in. How does it look. When I upgraded to a new motor home and used the same dolly and same toad I found the ramp was hitting the sideboards of my car and realized the hitch was lower than the other motor home so the ramp was higher when I pulled the car on. Getting a hitch with less drop solved my problem.
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