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Old 12-31-2012, 08:27 PM   #1
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looking for some reviews on Tow Dolly MFG.& models,,,good & bad,,
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:32 PM   #2
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We've had two, one locally built and now a Demco KK-460. The Demco is all galvanized, wheels stear, surge brakes and very well built (heavy as a result though). Tow a '05 Honda Odyssey on it with no trouble, but it's about as big/heavy as I'd want to go at 4,600# empty and it's never empty!
Did have one fender break, years out of warranty and they sent two new ones at no charge. Tires are wearing some so I need to check the alignment this spring.

Watch prices too!! I bought the Demco new, shipped to my work, for less than I see used ones advertised on some forums.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:49 PM   #3
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I have a Mastertow 80thd and I tow a 2012 hyundai and haven't had a single problem.The only thing is that the car has front spoilers so I have to put 2 2x6s under the ramps so it will not scrub.No big deal.Safe and happy travels.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:04 PM   #4
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We have a Mastertow Dolly 80HD. It has performed very well. We have surge brakes and I have had to replace brake pads after only about 8,000 miles. But, it works well for the two different vehicles we need to tow.

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I know it sounds like something you'd hear on a roadrunner cartoon but I have the Acme tow dolly and love it. Let me say that I had never towed a vehicle before this past November, I can't even tell the car is behind me and I have a 93 Cutlass convertible, a heavy car.

Color me pleased.

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Old 12-31-2012, 11:59 PM   #6
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order the acme tow dolly Cost under $2000 with extra free tire and led lights.. watched the you tube video....it comes Thursday and we will tow our honda civic hybrid....I'll keep you posted
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.....I have an older Roadmaster similar to the RM 3477, that swivels when turning which is great for corners. They are just about indestructable since they are made of stamped steel. I have been using mine for 7 or 8 yrs, and only one set of tires. Be sure and put the grease caps with a fitting similar to what boat trailers use, much easier to grease the wheel bearings. I leave ny camera on so I can watch it closely while in tow which makes it real easy when passing, no guessing when to pull back in line. JMHO.
BTW, I was in the USAF with a man from your town, good luck and travel safe.
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I have the Tandem Tow dolly. I got this one because it give me the option the take my Motorcycle or even a golf car or ATV. Have used it now for 2 years and it works great.
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We have a Master Tow 80 and have had no problems with it.
I keep a spare set of tie down straps just in case, but so far have not had to use them.
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Hi,

We have a Roadmaster 2001 Tow Dolly with Electric Brakes and tow a 2011 Ford Escape and love it. It tows greast and with the steerable wheels it tracks where the rear wheels of the motorhome go.
I added a third wheel to it to be able to push it around when needed plus a spare tire. There is a pin tht gets inserted to make the wheels not steerable when you push it around.
This dolly has been with us for 9 years and been to AK and back with no troubles.
Whatever dolly you get make sure it has steerable wheels and good luck!

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I purchased the Master tow 80" wide model with electric Brakes. I now have about 10,000 miles towing a Camry with nothing but good things to say. It tracks perfectly and I find it very easy to load and unload. I think I paid about $1000.00 out the door, and this included a brake controller and installation. I hope this helps.
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Master Tow 77 with surge brakes. Towing 2007 RAV4, no problems. Have spare tire and added a trailer tongue jack/wheel.
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order the acme tow dolly Cost under $2000 with extra free tire and led lights.. watched the you tube video....it comes Thursday and we will tow our honda civic hybrid....I'll keep you posted
That's why I posted earlier about watching the prices, the Demco lists for over $3,500 and I got it for about $2,200 incl shipping. But prices have gone up now too.
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