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Old 08-29-2009, 01:25 PM   #1
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Tow Dolly Brakes

If a dolly has brakes, do you still need brakes for the car?

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If you mean "do you need to activate the brakes on the car while it's on the dolly"? the answer is NO! The brakes on the dolly are sufficient to stop the car and the dolly.

We towed our 97 LeSabre over 25,000 miles on a Roadmaster dolly using only tehe brakes on the dolly to stop both it and the car.
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Tom you will need brakes on the car after unhooking at destination

All kidding aside,as Hiker dog mentioned you do not need any kind of braking system other then what comes with dolly. We are also thinking of getting a tow dolly. Get one with electric brakes not surge.........
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Georgetown - so I guess I shouldn't remove the toad brakes to save weight ??

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Georgetown - so I guess I shouldn't remove the toad brakes to save weight ??

Thanks to both of you for the feedback.

Tom
Tom, it might make driving really exciting, but a lot of the folks out there driving apparently do not have brakes and seem to get by OK with a lot of horn use.

The dolly brakes are sufficient for towing.

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