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Old 03-09-2013, 06:55 AM   #29
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we just returned from the Keys towing our Honda civic Hybrid on the acme EZE tow dolly...no problems loading and unloading car....we added a wheel to the front of the tow so it easier to move around.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:08 PM   #30
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What I did was go to Harbor Freight and get a small 3-wheel furniture
moving dolly and drill a hole in the middle and mount a 2" ball in the center.
When in the campground, I put the little furniture dolly in the hitch of the
ACME dolly and slide the dolly up under the rear of the MH. It only sticks out
about 20" and that way I have never had to park the dolly somewhere else.
The small furniture dolly makes it easy to move the car dolly in and out
under the MH and keeps the tongue of the ACME low to the ground....

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Old 03-10-2013, 07:37 AM   #31
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Harbor Freight also sells a trailer dolly purpose built for $52. I bought one to move my 5x8 enclosed trailer and it's just too easy with the ability to steer the thing around.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:12 AM   #32
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I purchased one of these also, the large tires make moving the EZ Tow dolly a snap. It travels well in the trunk of my toad.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:49 PM   #33
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I can move the ACME dolly around easy enough by myself, but those look handy if I had a 500 or 600# dolly.
But what I built is for pushing the tongue of the dolly under the back of the MH
so it doesn't stick out very far. And I have been in some campgrounds that
the space is just long enough for the MH and I would have had to move the
dolly to another location. But by pushing it under the back of the MH, it only sticks out about 20"....

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Old 03-10-2013, 08:09 PM   #34
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My Kar Kaddy came with a flip down wheel. I can move the dolly myself.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:20 PM   #35
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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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Not a problem, even at 66 I still like to learn things.
However, will the ACME in the picture carry my Ody or are you comparing a different model to my 460?
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:27 PM   #36
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ACME only makes one model, and it is rated at 4985lbs, much more than your
Odyssey weighs.

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I ended up going cheap and getting a new Stehl which was available locally. The main complaint I have read was that they used to have an alignment issue (haven't seen any recent complaints) so I took along a tape measure to make sure it wasn't an issue. I was able to get one with electric breaks and break away kit for $1195 new. They mounted a matching spare on it for $112 additional.

I thought about the ACME but I was uncomfortable leaving the steering unlocked and consequently the key in the ignition. Also it would have been another $600 after shipping.

My rig wasn't pre-wired for a break controller so I did have to take care of that (myself) and had to spend about $75 all together for the wire and controller. I just got a Reese Brakeman time delayed rather than the expensive perportional contollers since I will be setting it to the lowest output level and forgetting it. My rig is a $21k+ pound super C with air assisted brakes and exhaust brake so I don't think it needs much help. I just want to be legal is all 50 states.

This weekend I plan on taking it out for a test tow!

Thanks for all the input.
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Yes, I have noticed that the ACME dolly has taken some real price
jumps in the last couple of years. I bought mine 3 years ago and paid
$1400 delivered, now they are $2100 delivered, but they have made some
design improvements.
Anyway, that's still a good price for what you get, and since nothing else is
getting any cheaper, what can I say.

Glad you found the dolly you needed, that's what counts......

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Yes, I have noticed that the ACME dolly has taken some real price
jumps in the last couple of years. I bought mine 3 years ago and paid
$1400 delivered, now they are $2100 delivered, but they have made some
design improvements.
Anyway, that's still a good price for what you get, and since nothing else is
getting any cheaper, what can I say.

Glad you found the dolly you needed, that's what counts......

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Where did you see $2100? The price is up, but it's still only $1799 and delivery nationwide is low at $299...
Oh wait - that is $2100..haha.

See - Car Tow Dolly -The Lightest and Toughest Tow Dolly For All Car Towing Needs - Acme Car Tow Dolly Company
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Where did you see $2100? The price is up, but it's still only $1799 and delivery nationwide is low at $299...
Oh wait - that is $2100..haha.

See - Car Tow Dolly -The Lightest and Toughest Tow Dolly For All Car Towing Needs - Acme Car Tow Dolly Company

I see those 3 years in 10th grade math class have paid off for you.
(as they did for me).........

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we have master tow 30,000 miles later going 4 wheels down.allways messing with tires, lights & brakes don't get in a turn around spot then have to unload car turn around back out what a pain. but this my thougts only
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So are you saying you prefer 4 down or the dolly?
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