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Old 05-08-2013, 08:12 AM   #1
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none of the dollys have brakes in our local buy and sell

good morning hoping to pick up a dolly this weekend there are a couple within the three hour radius but even the 2008 has no brakes will be towing a 2006 corrolla toyota behind my 34 1995 itasco suncruiser it has the 454 and is rated for 3500 should be well under limit also side note atwood heater fires but no hotwater or warm even your thoughts are welcome
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good morning hoping to pick up a dolly this weekend there are a couple within the three hour radius but even the 2008 has no brakes will be towing a 2006 corrolla toyota behind my 34 1995 itasco suncruiser it has the 454 and is rated for 3500 should be well under limit also side note atwood heater fires but no hotwater or warm even your thoughts are welcome
When you go to look at the dollies note whether the spindles are bolted or welded to the axles. If they are bolted on you can remove them, add an electric brake kit and bolt them back on.

There are several kits available from Northern Tool that range from $199.00 to $249.00.

electric brake lit from Northern Tool + Equipment

If you choose electric brakes (my preference) you'll also need a brake controller. We use a Tekonsha Prodigy. It's been replaced by the Prodigy P2. It's a little more expensive than some, but well worth the money.

Brake Controllers - Tekonsha

Installation is fairly simple and can be done with normal hand tools.

Northern Tool also sells several surge brake kits. They're a bit more expensive ranging from $449.00 to $679.00

surge brake kit from Northern Tool + Equipment
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keep looking for a dolly with brakes you should be able to find one sooner than later no need to purchase something that is not what you want check other sources maybe you can find what you are looking for don't settle maybe your water heater bypass has not been switched back from being winterized best of luck and welcome to the forum
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Thanks one just came up 6 hrs out but saves in the long run I read some units have plug in already under dash for controller will look at that p2 model thanks
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I bought my Kar Kaddy SS from Sears. They had the best price and delivered it to my house. I put it together on a sunny afternoon.

I've been very pleased with the dolly.
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I bought my Kar Kaddy SS from Sears. They had the best price and delivered it to my house. I put it together on a sunny afternoon.

I've been very pleased with the dolly.
I don't even remember where I bought ours from but it was lots cheaper than list!
The delivered it to the front entrance to my work and the guys tried to take it around back but couldn't make a corner with the boxes.
The other problem was that it was snowing while I assembled it enough to tow it home! Did the final torqueing after I got it home and it warmed up a little!
I've also found that the wheel alignment is fine when loaded but the tires are scrubbing on the right side when unloaded and the locking pin is in place. I don't tow it that way much so the tires will age out before they wear out anyway.
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good morning hoping to pick up a dolly this weekend there are a couple within the three hour radius but even the 2008 has no brakes will be towing a 2006 corrolla toyota behind my 34 1995 itasco suncruiser it has the 454 and is rated for 3500 should be well under limit also side note atwood heater fires but no hotwater or warm even your thoughts are welcome
????? what area are you looking?
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I am in provost alberta no alot of choices here the one i found is in Calgary 1300dollars its a 2009 with e brakes tilt swivel straps and a spare also galvanized, i will mix it up with a trip to the zoo winter ended abruptly here on may second it went from minus12c to plus 19 overnite and has been sunny since our longest winter ever!hope i can figure out the contoller when i get one lol
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Thanks one just came up 6 hrs out but saves in the long run I read some units have plug in already under dash for controller will look at that p2 model thanks
The Ford chassis have been equipped with a brake controler plug since the late 1990's. Workhorse started in about 2004 I believe. In either case you'll need a jumper harness to go from the controller to the chassis plug under the dash. If you purchase a Tekonsha P2 there's a page on their site that gives the part number for the chassis specific harness you'll need

You didn't say what year or chassis your motorhome is built on. If it's an early 2000's Ford the wire for the brakes may not have been run all the way to the socket at the back of the coach. On our 2001 Ford chassis Winnebago left the brake wire (#10 Blue) in the main wiring harness. It was folded back and taped off. If yours isn't terminated at the socket follow the wiriing harness back along the drivers side frame rail to the main wiring harness. Ford ran the wires to the end of the original frame rail. When Winnebago attached the frame extensions they were supposed to extend the wires to the socket. For some reason they ran all except the brake wire on ours.
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well bought it and drove it back sure had some sideways tracking behind my pick up and sure bounced around on our roads lol hope its just an empty load related thing looked under column theres a black and blue wire unclipped from a female on column mabye that will be the brake controller wires hoping so will meter test it for brake engaged power
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well bought it and drove it back sure had some sideways tracking behind my pick up and sure bounced around on our roads lol hope its just an empty load related thing looked under column theres a black and blue wire unclipped from a female on column mabye that will be the brake controller wires hoping so will meter test it for brake engaged power
Our KK-460 has a locking pin to keep the wheels tracking correctly when not loaded. The instructions also say to lower the air pressure to 10 psi when empty and go back up to 50 psi before loading it.
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Our KK-460 has a locking pin to keep the wheels tracking correctly when not loaded. The instructions also say to lower the air pressure to 10 psi when empty and go back up to 50 psi before loading it.
Our Roadmaster is similar with a locking pin to keep the wheels straight when empty. This only applies to dollies with steerable wheels. If you have one with a swivel pan it doesn't apply. The only difference is the recommended tire pressure on ours is 30 psi empty and 50 psi loaded.
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atwood heater fires but no hotwater or warm
I would first check water heater bypass valve and check the outside shower faucet.
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