I've always been a "4 down" or "trailer the bike" type of person but for reasons beyond my control, I find myself needing to tow my DW's Nissan Coupe for this trip we're taking.So I buy a used dolly and think "no problem, we can do this". Not so easy. Her car won't go on it.Scrapes the front valance trying to get up the ramp. So, "no problem,I have these plastic ramps I can put in front of the Dolly ramps" Still not so easy. Still scrapes. OK, "no problem, I'll just add a ramp on top of the plastic ramp that sits under the metal ramp on the dolly". Mean while, DW is freaking out and saying this isn't going to work. "Don't hurt my car" So now I can get it up the ramp, going .0002 mph while she's got her hand ready in the "stop right now or I'll kill you" position. Up the board ramp slowly onto the plastic ramp and then, you know that on those plastic ramps, right at the flat part on the top how they "dip" down a bit so that the tires rest in a well? Yup, you guessed it. "STOP ! STOP !STOP !"
Front valance takes a hit (a small one but not according to the DW) So "no problem, I'll just add a little board on top of this well on top of the ramp. That should take care of it. So now my ramp "system" looks like a hodge podge of boards, plastic and metal. But it worked. Got the car up on the dolly. Now how am I going to store all these ramps? Not much trunk space in her car.
Enough for one day. Now I have to do this again this weekend. I forgot to drive around a bit to check for clearance issues. I'll use the pick up as a tow vehicle for this. And yes, before you ask, I already tried my jacked up 4X4 on the dolly. It will of course drive right up it but hardly fits between the dolly fenders and need about 3 more feet of tire strapping to tie it down.
Anyone have flat tow vehicle they want to rent me for a few weeks?