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Old 07-22-2014, 06:51 AM   #1
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Locking toad steering on dolly

I have a Master Tow dollie that has the swivel pan. I am suppose to lock the steering wheel on my toad to allow the pan to swivel when cornering.

My challenge is that the toad is a 2006 Toyota Solara. It has an ignition/wheel lock but there is not a lock position when the wheels are straight. It only has lock positions when the wheel is turn quite a bit to the left (or right).

I have heard of using the seatbelt but I am a visual learner so a pix would be helpful. I have use a steering wheel locking bar (e.g. "the club") and had the club arm positioned at 7 oclock so the bar was wedged between the seat and the door. It worked but it is starting to cause wear damage on the seat.

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Old 07-22-2014, 12:01 PM   #2
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Before my Acme EZE-Tow, I used a U-Haul dolly and a borrowed Master-Tow several times and had the same question as described above, with my Ford.

The tie-down straps prevented me from locking the steering due to the angle of the toad's tires needed to lock the steering wheel.

So, I just left the steering in the straight ahead position and it had no problems. The steering never turned (much) because the pivot pan did all the turning. I always checked to see if the steering lock ever engaged, but it did not.

Not a perfect answer, but the issue was never a problem for me.

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