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Old 05-21-2012, 07:19 PM   #57
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My MH does have the wall to wall mud flap at the back, and I have never seen a rock
chip in the paint or glass in about 8000 miles.
Not sure how your style mud flaps will work.
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As a novice with the towing with a dolly thing ( still in the practice runs stage ) I do have a couple thoughts on the EZE-TOW, Back in the day, several of us had Honda 600's* we drove around like young folks do, never had an issue with 10" rims and tires, another advantage of the 10" rims ( for me ) is it fits totally under my Winnie, see pic, In a couple weeks we'll be dragging the Toyota across the Southwest for a few weeks. so, we re-ran the webbing in one of the straps so we have a left and right to strap down the tires. Beside the safety chains that go from trailer to hitch, we received another chain, DO I use that to chain the car frame to the trailer? or the hitch? Couldn't find that on their website. Thanks
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ok, last question. how about a rock guard? My MH has flaps behind the duals, but not the big wide one in the back. i'll be towing a Honda Fit that has a rather large windshield for the size of a car it is. do normally the flaps i have work, or is there something better?

since i plan on using a dolly, appears i can't use the shield that goes horizontally between the hitch and the dolly? correct?

is there something better to use with a dolly. do hate to spend the $500 or so for the shield that CW sells.
Demco sells a shield that goes on the dolly tongue like you want. Don't know what it costs though.

The KK-460 came with all LED lights, we bought it in January 2007. Just got fenders for it as one of the originals was breaking. Didn't even ask for Demco to replace them, just sent an email asking how much for a new one. They asked for pictures, which I sent, then they asked for my shipping address and said they would send a pair AT NO COST!!
Great service even years out of warranty.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:52 PM   #60
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As a novice with the towing with a dolly thing ( still in the practice runs stage ) I do have a couple thoughts on the EZE-TOW, Back in the day, several of us had Honda 600's* we drove around like young folks do, never had an issue with 10" rims and tires, another advantage of the 10" rims ( for me ) is it fits totally under my Winnie, see pic, In a couple weeks we'll be dragging the Toyota across the Southwest for a few weeks. so, we re-ran the webbing in one of the straps so we have a left and right to strap down the tires. Beside the safety chains that go from trailer to hitch, we received another chain, DO I use that to chain the car frame to the trailer? or the hitch? Couldn't find that on their website. Thanks
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* Honda 600 sedan that is!

Yes, that is what the extra chain is for, car frame to trailer, but it just
has hooks on the ends, so I use a screw-together link to make sure
the ends don't come loose.

For those who think the 10" tires are too small.............
I just went out to the garage and measured the tire on my Dolly, even
though the rim is 10+", the OD of the tire is about 20", so it isn't like
having a wheelbarrow tire on the dolly....

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Rock Shield

I (and many others) have the full width "mud flap" style shield. It does the job, but there is an alternate:

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Roadmaster Inc. - Tow Bars, Braking Systems & RV Accessories
but I have seen ones that hook to the front of the Toad.
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So, since this is a thread about buying a Tow Dolly...I just wanted to throw out a different idea...

What if you wanted a tow dolly and money was no issue...Meet the Roadmaster 2000-1

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This bad-boy has wheels that turn like a cars front steering axle and the dolly and ramps are adjustable!!! It has adjustable tie-downs and storage in the frame!!!

It's only $3,800 from Camping World (but you still need an electric brake controller in the MH)
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Or how about the Demco Kar Kaddy SS
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MSRP is only $3,650 and there's about $600 in options available!!

This Krazy Kar Karrier has hydraulic surge brakes (sorry EZEtow, you've been copied) a car style steering axle, a tongue jack and a folding tongue!!!!
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Stell spelling is 80 inches inside width $1000 with electric brakes yes I added chains for the frame holes are there spare is a option for tire mount Walmart sells them for boat trailers
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I have had the Roadmaster tow dolly for seven years now. Towed everything from full sized cars to small cars, never a problem. Brake controller only run you $100 or so, mine was just plug and play, very simple. Adjustability is a little misleading, you have to unbolt and change ramp position, pain in ass. I have mine as wide as it goes and so far everything has fit fine. The dolly comes with kinda crappy tires, but no different than any other dolly. Pretty nice dolly, follows and steers nicely, straps and tires wear out every five years or so or quicker depending on use. Storage kinda joke too, not water proof and locks corrode because face up. Good for tools and straps while traveling, but not good for permanent storage.
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The dolly comes with kinda crappy tires, but no different than any other dolly.

The ACME dolly comes with excellent tires.......
205/65-10 tires measure 8 inches wide and 22 inches tall. These low-profile tires are 10-ply and E-Rated. Each tire is rated at 1,650 lbs. and the axle has a total rating of 3,300 lbs.



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This Krazy Kar Karrier has hydraulic surge brakes (sorry EZEtow, you've been copied) a car style steering axle, a tongue jack and a folding tongue!!!!

They didn't copy very well, theirs has surge DRUM brakes, NOT disc brakes.
And the Demco weighs 200 lbs more, capacity is 285 lbs less, deck is 4"
narrower, and costs twice as much as my ACME...

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This Krazy Kar Karrier has hydraulic surge brakes (sorry EZEtow, you've been copied) a car style steering axle, a tongue jack and a folding tongue!!!!
Demco produced the dollies for U-Haul, every one I've seen has had surge brakes and that was for many years. We got our first dolly in '96, I ordered surge brakes on it.

I doubt that Demco copied anybody else. They are a large company that makes grain handling products an even printing products.

We go our KK-460 in Jan 2007 and paid just over $2,400 shipped to my place of work. Ordered it off the Internet
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The ACME dolly comes with excellent tires.......
205/65-10 tires measure 8 inches wide and 22 inches tall. These low-profile tires are 10-ply and E-Rated. Each tire is rated at 1,650 lbs. and the axle has a total rating of 3,300 lbs.






They didn't copy very well, theirs has surge DRUM brakes, NOT disc brakes.
And the Demco weighs 200 lbs more, capacity is 285 lbs less, deck is 4"
narrower, and costs twice as much as my ACME...

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Well, I'll Be DOGGONE DAZZED - Drum Brakes??

My boat trailer has surge/disc brakes like my EZETow.
Even my Damon Outlaw and Toad, Escape Hybrid have discs on all 4 corners.

If you're gonna go the length of installing all the stuff for surge hydraulic brakes (enjoying lower maint issues and ease of use) why step back in technology with drums on the spinnin' parts?

That just doesn't make any sense.

And I agree that the EZETow comes with very good tires...they are short but long lasting.

Thanks for pointing out those points.
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Demco produced the dollies for U-Haul, every one I've seen has had surge brakes and that was for many years. We got our first dolly in '96, I ordered surge brakes on it.

I doubt that Demco copied anybody else. They are a large company that makes grain handling products an even printing products.

We go our KK-460 in Jan 2007 and paid just over $2,400 shipped to my place of work. Ordered it off the Internet
Man - This forum is full of good info

I don't know who makes them, but U-Haul in SoCal is renting tow dolly's with NO BRAKES!! - I know - That's crazy and it's illegal in Cali, if the Toad weighs over 1500lb!

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See - no surge brake master cylinder set-up!

The U-Haul website says max load for their dolly is 3450lb!
Once, I called for a quote to tow a 1/2 ton pick-up and they said I would have to rent a car carrier (that had surge brakes).

I didn't know the rules before buying my own dolly. But, I did rent a few times in the past. And the last 2 times was to tow behind my MH, to see if I wanted to flat tow or not...now I got an EZETow


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The shorter tires and low fenders make it easier for me to reach over
and around while putting on the straps...

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