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Old 07-07-2014, 12:21 AM   #1
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Master Tow Dolly Crooked

I just tried to load my Ford Escape on my Master Tow 80. One of the tires reaches the end plate, and the other is a few inches short. I tried to move the load ramps manually as suggested elsewhere, but they won't move. It has a pivoting platform. Should I loosen the bolts, grease the pads, or something else? The ramps are somewhat crooked, and one extends farther than the other. It is hooked to a Fleetwood Fiesta 32s. Thanks in advance for the help.

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Old 07-07-2014, 05:20 AM   #2
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I have a large spike that I use as a pry bar to straighten out the deck before loading the vehicle
Drop it down one of the punched holes and pry against the axle.
I would not try to loosen the center bolt.
Grease on the pads would turn to a big mess when mixed with road grim and gravel and be hard to clean up.
Driving straight down the road with the vehicle loaded should align the bed and then re-tighten the straps.

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Old 07-07-2014, 05:35 AM   #3
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I have the same dolly. In the past I have been able to tug it around when needed. I would not grease or loosen any thing. I would try using a shovel or 2x2 to to move it around.
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That plate should not be that tight that you have to pry it around, I can use my foot and push mine around if needed. Loosen the center bolt 1/4 turn and try that, it should move easy.
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