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Old 03-22-2015, 05:52 AM   #1
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Second Brake question

OK. I get it. Brakes ....not even a consideration to go without. Now second question is with a tow dolly can I use a Brake Buddy or similar or should I add brakes to my tow dolly? Either work about the same or one better than the other. I am thinking brakes on the dolly but the Brake Buddy could be used later if I change to flat tow.

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Old 03-22-2015, 06:23 AM   #2
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One of the reasons I do not like tow dollies is the answer to your question.


If you brake the car using a brake buddy or the like it can tear the straps and pull the car off the dolly...Thus with a dolly you always have two wheels turning free and thus longer stopping distances.

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Old 03-23-2015, 06:05 AM   #3
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The Acme "EZE-TOW" Tow Dolly...

The DISC brakes on our dolly are very powerful, precise and proportional. You will actually feel them helping you stop. You should not use brakes on your towed vehicle when on a dolly. It sets up an adversarial combination. Creates a lot of stress on the dolly and straps. The straps end up having to hold the weight of the towed car and resist the pull of the rear brakes. The towed car should be free wheeling at all times.
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