Hi all, I'm hoping I can get some guidance/tips from the fine folks here at iRV2. I have an acme tow dolly which I use to tow my Honda Odyssey behind my Newmar Allstar. I've used the dolly on a couple of short trips and one fairly long trip towed behind my old class C, but always with only one load/unload. This time I'll be unloading multiple times and I've got a couple of worries:
The thing tows very nicely, however the Odyssey is at the very maximum width the dolly will handle. What I am running into is the sharp edges on the dolly are damaging the tire and the edge of the bumper unless I get the car absolutely perfectly centered, which I am not skilled enough to do consistently.
Even an inch one direction or the other causes impact at times when doing normal turns.
I'm thinking of taking an angle grinder and trying to round out the corners and adding some rubber padding as well.
I'm not experienced with angle grinders so want to know if you think they will do what's needed here.
I'm open to other cheap, DIY suggestions.
Here's a pic I found on the internet where you can kind've see the sharp corners I'm referring to. this isn't my vehicle, but the setup is similar. I don't currently have any of my own pics, so I borrowed.
I'm also open to tips on how to ensure I am aligning as centered as possible when pulling onto the dolly. I've basically used trial and error, backing up and trying again when I know i'm too dangerously close to one side or the other.
I'm going on a month-long trip in a week or so, and I want to avoid any issues if at all possible.
thanks for any input.