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Old 07-31-2015, 08:49 PM   #15
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Just wondering type vechicle and base plate, tow bar, etc you set up for $500?
2000 tracker. $200 for the baseplate from craigslist. $100 tow bar. Adapter from tow bar to baseplate $50. Dedicated Led lights $75. oops I lied...$425. I have about $2000 in the Tracker. I am cheap. I guess it is less expensive to flat tow. Roll Tide!
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A low cost four down setup with no brakes, compared to a dolly with brakes. That's not really an apples to apples comparison.
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2000 tracker. $200 for the baseplate from craigslist. $100 tow bar. Adapter from tow bar to baseplate $50. Dedicated Led lights $75. oops I lied...$425. I have about $2000 in the Tracker. I am cheap. I guess it is less expensive to flat tow. Roll Tide!
Ah, the dirty little secret of flat towing...no brakes.
But there are many who forego brakes We travel with a few who don't have brakes

And, many states laws and the laws of physics say brakes on your toad is the way to go.

Inexpensive dollies (with brakes) are out there. That's how we got the car on the road

Safe travels
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Ah, the dirty little secret of flat towing...no brakes.
But there are many who forego brakes We travel with a few who don't have brakes

And, many states laws and the laws of physics say brakes on your toad is the way to go.

Inexpensive dollies (with brakes) are out there. That's how we got the car on the road

Safe travels
In the interest of fair reporting there are dollies out there sans brakes as well ... and supplemental braking systems can be found used for considerably less $$$ than new which would put mbridinger all in for less than $1k. IMO
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We have the acme Eze tow dolly, we purchased it for our summer trip through Oregon, towing our mini van which was over weight on most Dolly's but not the acme dolly, so we purchased the acme with surge brakes so we did not have to purchase the additional suplimental brakes that go in the van. It towed very nice and was very easy to move around the camp sites by hand, I read lots of stories about the headaches Dolly's can be, but after loading and unloading a few time, it became second nature and I was doing it all myself without any issues. Just my opinion and experience, others may be different but I am glad we decided in a tow dolly rather than 4 down, especially since we plan on changing toads soon.
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Many tow 4 down with no toad brakes. Whats going to happen if you are involved in an accident someone is hurt or killed. yep thought so
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You guys keep arguing. I am loaded up and heading out for 4 days in the mountains.
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