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Old 03-07-2013, 03:58 PM   #15
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I have the Acme EZ tow with surge brakes and I am very happy with it. Purchased it about a year ago, picked it up in Kernersville, NC where they are made. They were very helpful, connected everything and loaded my car on it. They can be reached on (336) 996-4396 or there web site. Good luck with your shopping.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:14 PM   #16
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I so liked the surge brakes on my EZE-Tow, I went with the ReadyBrute Elite when I went 4 down. It wasn't the dolly, it was the car.......
It is always good to mention what you will be towing on the dolly in case there are any particulars with your vehicle that others may be aware of.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:59 PM   #17
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ACME is the way to go! Easy to load, unload, and the disc brakes work great
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:39 PM   #18
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I use a Master Tow HD with surge brakes and have had no problems.Its a inexpensive dolly compared to some of the fold up styles.When i was looking to buy, the shop manager at my local RV shop taked me out of getting the electric brake set up. He said not only will the electric set up cost more, some people have trouble adjusting the brakes. You can use the surge brakes behind any vehicle as well. Just remember to order a spare tire with it, maybe tow vehicle lights, and it should come with the tire straps.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:13 AM   #19
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Another thing I like about my ACME is that I store it inside my
garage, out of the weather and out of the way.
Plus this old man can stand it up against the wall by himself......
Try that with your Master Tow or Demco. Oh that's right, you can't
because your ramps are attached.........sorry.....

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Try that with your Master Tow or Demco. Oh that's right, you can't
because your ramps are attached.........sorry.....
OK by me since it's not wide enough nor heavy enough to carry our Odyssey anyway and I have room in front of the MH to store it beside the house.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:02 AM   #22
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You didn't say how old your motor home is but most come equipped with the ability to plug in a brake controller. That has been fairly standard for quite a number of years.
We use a Master-Tow Dolly with regular brakes, not surge, and have never had any sort of problems.
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OK by me since it's not wide enough nor heavy enough to carry our Odyssey anyway and I have room in front of the MH to store it beside the house.

See, you should have gotten an ACME, it will easily carry your 4400 lb
Odyssey, since it is rated at 4985 lbs and has an 80" deck....

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I use the Master tow 80" dolly with electric brakes. I bought it new two years ago and I think I paid about $1300.00 out the door. This included installing the brake controller. I am very pleased and would do it again. We have made many trips from Florida to Texas and through the mountains of Georgia towing several vehicles. What I like is that it tracks exactly in the wheel tracks of the MH. I hope this helps.
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Hi all! I am looking for a tow dolly and I would kind of like to go with a model that has surge brakes but living near the mountains I am not sure. My rig is not plug and play for a brake controller. I would have to tap into the builders' wiring harness on the frame rail, run wires, etc... I guess I'm lazy but surge brakes would keep me from having to do that.
Does anyone have experience with them?
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I have a demco kar kaddy with surge brakes and have used it over the Rockies and the smokey mountains towing a Toyota van. It worked great. I actually have it for sale since I purchased a jeep to tow four down. I have it listed in the classifieds if anyone is interested.
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OK by me since it's not wide enough nor heavy enough to carry our Odyssey anyway and I have room in front of the MH to store it beside the house.
I just don't understand this post...
Odessey track = 68.4" and total width = 79.2"
Demco 460 max allowed body width = 76"
Ezetow between fenders - cargo area = 80"

Odessey weight = 4568lb for the biggest one (Elite)
Demco 460 max capacity = 4400lb.
Ezetow max capacity = 4985lb.

Sources: Honda.com, PPL Sales, and Acme - cardolly.com
Opinions are plentyful, but facts are facts.

BTW, I have towed so many vehicles on my Ezetow since buying it in '11, including a BIG full sized Ford V8 powered van...has always worked great!
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Guess I misunderstood his post and thought he meant his own dolly was
undersized. Anyway, he may not reply since we both pointed out the error
in his calculations.......

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