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Old 05-22-2005, 10:57 AM   #1
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We are interest in getting a dolly to
tow our Camry. We have a 31' Class C.
What is the tow dolly, we should have
and what equipment?

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Old 05-22-2005, 10:57 AM   #2
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We are interest in getting a dolly to
tow our Camry. We have a 31' Class C.
What is the tow dolly, we should have
and what equipment?

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Old 05-22-2005, 11:46 AM   #3
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Welcome the Traveler. Glad you found us. To find the info you need...above your post there are squares. Go to the "FIND" button and type in tow dollys. You will find a bunch of info there.
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Old 05-22-2005, 01:22 PM   #4
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For most class C's you have a limit of 1000# or 1500# for a towed load that does not have brakes. So you would need a dolly with either electric or surge brakes. You also need to check to see if the weight of the Camry and the dolly are within the limits of yor rig and also the hitch ratings. Most class C's have a 3500# hitch installed due to the frame extensions on the rear of the motorhome chassis.

The extra weight of the dolly will often push you over the 3500# limit, so lots of folks decide to spend the extra $$$ and tow flat or 4-down. This means a tow bar system and dinghy brakes plus a pump or drive shaft disconnect from Remco.

They down side of a tow dolly is in some states it has to be licensed as a trailer, you have to find a place to store it both in storage and when you are at a campground. Since the dolly is so short, they are impossible to back, so you have to unhitch them and push them by hand. They are a pain to load in wet weater when the ramps are slick. They also place a load of several hundred pounds on the rear bumper which can overload the rear axle weight of the motorhome.

The plus side is they are cheaper and you can usually find a good deal on a used one. You can also use them to tow a wide varity of front wheel drive vehicles.

When we were towing and using a dolly I had some magnetic lights to place on the rear of the car as I did not trust the lihts on the dolly since there was so much car sticking out past the dolly.

Oh, and rereading your post, a dolly can be described as a two wheeled trailer with ramps to place the front wheels of a front wheel drive vehicle on. The dolly carries the drive wheels and the rear wheels follow along.

If you need more info, just ask.

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Old 05-30-2005, 02:32 PM   #5
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Thanks for the informatiom. The Camry wights
about 2900. I found a older Master Town
the has the lights but doen't have the brakes.
I was hoping that somebody in the northeast
might be thinking of getting rid of theirs. I
would like a recent dolly that has surge
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Check in the "Classified" and you will find one.
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:10 AM   #7
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I tow with a tow dolly and love it. I feel secure that wherever my MH goes the dolly will follow. You need to get a dolly with electric brakes due to surge brakes only work when there is forward motion on the dolly. If on a hill surge brakes don't work. A plus is you don't have to get a new auto to tow or modify. Good luck on finding one, but don't think cheap think safe. Frank
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Old 04-12-2008, 10:17 AM   #8
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Too bad you're not in the Southeast. I have a tow dolly that I will no longer be using -- its a 2007 year model with electric brakes. Was only used on two trips for a total of about 1,000 miles. I am willing to let it go for $750.00. Also has the break away already installed.
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Old 04-13-2008, 03:37 PM   #9
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I also use a tow dolly. I picked up a used Demco Kar Kaddy. I prefer that over a tow bar. With the tilt ramps and some practice, even wet ramps are easy to load. I painted my ramps with rhino lining(used in truck beds). I agree that it is extra equipment to store, but I usually hook it back up to my rig once I set everything up. Plus, many vehicle warranties are voided if you attach a tow bar.
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I also use a tow dolly with electric brakes behind my class a unit but have used it behind my 96 class c towing a Honda Civic.
I recommend electric brakes even though that means installing a brake controller. I have no problem backing mine up after I put steering pin back in as it backs just like a regular trailer plus have not had any problems finding parking place at campground. I usually ask for pull through sites or if I have to back into a site I unload car and back dolly right behind me.
Like previously stated it is good for any front wheel drive car with in weight limitations. I also added a third wheel to mine so if I have to unhook it I can push it around and put a hitch on the car in case I have to unhook by front gate. Then wife tows the dolly behind car til I get into site.
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It just so happens I have a Demco 460SS folding Dolly for sale in the Northeast. New lights, has brakes and spare tire and wheel mounted. Wheels are chrome. Great shape.

If you are interested, call me at (570) 686-1204 or look in the classified section.

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