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Old 02-18-2013, 03:14 PM   #1
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What do all you experienced RVers think is the best way to tow a Mazda 3? I'm thinking of using a dolly. Which is better one that the wheels steer or one with fixed wheels? Brakes or no brakes? I think the Mazda weighs about 3000 lbs. I haven't purchased a DP yet but I'm thinking of 275-300 hp. Thanks for the advice..............JM
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What do all you experienced RVers think is the best way to tow a Mazda 3? I'm thinking of using a dolly. Which is better one that the wheels steer or one with fixed wheels? Brakes or no brakes? I think the Mazda weighs about 3000 lbs. I haven't purchased a DP yet but I'm thinking of 275-300 hp. Thanks for the advice..............JM
The best dolly is the one that works best for you.
Steering dolly wheels are great, but add weight and add'l parts to the dolly.
Fixed wheel dollys can have a pan that turns to provide the pivot point and thats extra weight and parts too.

The brakes/no brakes topic is an easy one for most folks...having brakes is better.
But many states allow no brakes dollys by using a "combined vehicle" method that uses braking distance as the acid test.

There are many threads on this topic...just seach the forum for terms like "dolly" and toad.

For me and many here, the Acme Eze-tow dolly is best for us. It is so simple there is little to break. At $1200 new and only 400lb it is very affordable and easy to move around with 1 person.

In summary...if you buy any dolly, you will be safe to tow any front wheel drive car with no modification to the car and can switch towed cars with no extra equipment.

Best of luck!
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