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Old 12-14-2013, 10:48 AM   #29
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Best tow dolly, wheels steer, not fenders and follows my coach perfectly. Super strong and ramp tilts for easy loading. Overall length is about the same as towing all four wheels down.
Your picture shows 1 of the reasons I like towing 4 down with tow bar. Where to store the dolly when at home or at a campground. If you have plenty of space for both situations it's probably not an issue, but if you don't have the space the dolly takes up a lot more room than my tow bar.
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Your picture shows 1 of the reasons I like towing 4 down with tow bar. Where to store the dolly when at home or at a campground. If you have plenty of space for both situations it's probably not an issue, but if you don't have the space the dolly takes up a lot more room than my tow bar.
The dolly stores easy. I cannot see why you cannot keep it with your motorhome. I don't keep my motorhome at home so it is at a storage facility and it just sits behind it. Most of it will go under the coach for a smaller foot print(less than 6'). At the camp grounds it is also a non issue. My coach being 36' long, I have never had an issue for room with a dolly and car. Granted a tow bar is less room, however the cost is much, much greater for a 4 down set up. But to each their own and we all have options that work well for each.
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I agree wholeheartedly with jamesrxx951 well put, the tongue on KarKattySS bends taking less space also.
JMO and I am sticking too it...
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Stick together dolly using brothers and sisters! The dark forces of flat towers are always trolling for a weakness to attack

And, according to them, we are out numbered more than 9 to 1.

They will always post on discussions about dolly's to remind us how much smarter they are to flat tow...but we know better.

Here's another perk about dolly towing...you can rescue a family member or friend with a break-down even at 2 in the morning...no tow truck needed. Go from towing a mid-sized SUV to a broken-down tiny Nissan at a moments notice. I just did that last night.

Dolly towing...Hero's welcome
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Your a stitch man, Got ta love it... Scarab, Do you own one?
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Your a stitch man, Got ta love it... Scarab, Do you own one?
Yes! See post #10 and #19 of this thread...EZE-Tow!

And, I believe the KarKaddy SS is great...and so is the Master Tow...and many others too. Pivot pan, dolly steering, or fixed frame - they all work well and protect the car from wear and tear of towing.

The "where to stow it" question is just silly...if you must -just push it under the RV's rear over hang. Lot of folks add a small wheeled "dolly" to the tongue to make it even easier to move around.

Not off-topic at all(?)...the OP asked "Tow dolly or toad?"

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Lot of folks add a small wheeled "dolly" to the tongue to make it even easier to move around.


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Funny you say that. My 5'6" wife (in good shape) moved our dolly no problems with the exception of almost pulling her back. I asked her to move it and she expected the tongue to be heavy. She built up internal strength and lifted with all her might. She about pulled her back from lifting it to fast. She easily moved it for me. When I stopped laughing, she told me she thought it was going to be much heavier to lift and move.
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They will always post on discussions about dolly's to remind us how much smarter they are to flat tow...but we know better.
Sorry about that, I thought this thread was about Tow Dolly or Toad- hey wait a minute, it is about Tow Dolly or Toad, that's even the name of this thread!
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Me and my dolly just a rolling down the road - EZE tow that is. This will be our 4th year - no issues.
I've never flat towed just because I don't want to be dedicated to towing a specific car.
I think we're down to 6:1.
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I was referring to a Boat, "Scarab Boats" high performance boats in fact.
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Kar Kaddy 3, GVWR

I am towing a VW TDI automatic and need to get a Tow Dolly as I can't do 4 down with the VW (might be wrong on that). I am looking at the Demco Kar Kaddy 3 as the weight is in limits for my 2006 winnebago View (3500 pounds). I am confused on the specs on the Demco web site:

Total towed vehicle weight - 4,700 lbs.
GVWR (unit weight plus max. carrying capacity) - 3,500 lbs.

Isn't the GVWR the dolly plus car weight? If I can tow a 4700 pound car with a KK 3 that weighs 520 pounds would that not mean the GVWR is 5220 pounds and not 3500?
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I was referring to a Boat, "Scarab Boats" high performance boats in fact.
Oh, now that makes much more sense...

Used to drive a Scarab in Reagan's "War on Drugs"...and a few Fountain boats too...USCG until 2004

I now personally own a much more user friendly 30' Wellcraft Express...it's still a "Go-Fast" and is still just trailerable without a commercial license (or wide-load requirements). Tow it with a Dodge 3500 Crew 4x4 w/ 5.9 Cummins And, can be towed by my RV too, but haven't tried to launch with the RV

Now to stay on topic...just like my dolly, the boat's trailer has surge brakes too. The brakes can automatically adjust from fully loaded to empty with no driver effort. No accidental lock-ups and the trailer and dolly always stay behind the tow rig - even in a panic stop. I have electric brake controllers in the truck and RV, but just prefer how EZE surge brakes are to use...but that's just me.

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MODEL TD 40 101 Magnum Total Unit Weight 725 lbs Tongue Weight 60 lbs with Hydraulic Brakes Spare Tire and Wheel Add 42 lbs Electric Brakes 40 lbs less Total Length: Hydraulic Brakes 133" Total Length: Electric Brakes 125" Electric Brakes Overall Width 105.5" Inside Fender 89" Outside Ramps 82" Distance Between Ramps 42" Ramp Width Each 20" 205 75 R15 LRC Tires 1820 lbs Capacity Each 50 lbs Air Total Load Capacity 3500 lbs Spindle Capacity Tow Capacity: Electric 7000 lbs Tow Capacity: Hydraulic Surge 7000 lbs
  • 10"x2 ¼" Drum type Brakes Electric or Hydraulic
  • Brake-Away included on this system
  • Wired with 4 way flat with Hydraulic Brakes
  • 7 way Bargeman with Electric Brakes
  • 2 5/16 " Ball required for both brake systems
  • 19 ½" top of Ball Hydraulic
  • 18 ½" top of Electric
  • 6 bolt 5½" Bolt Circle
  • ½ " offset mod wheels 3 ¼ pilot
  • Caster Action Steering with stabilizer tie rod with Heim Bearings
  • Ramp loading angle tilted approximately 14 degrees
  • Main Frame and Tongue 2x2x1/4 tubing
  • All wiring and plumbing run inside Frame double insulated
  • 4 way flat provided at rear of drivers side of fender for towed vehicle
  • Paint Codes: Body 325N119 Dark Smoke, Tongue 325N121 Lt Smoke, Industrial Primer Sealer and Acrylic Enamel with clear coat on top
  • Safety chains 5/16 proof coil 30 plus
  • Safety Cable for Towed Vehicle
  • Ramp height 10"
  • Ramp to top of Fender: 19"
  • Ground to Top of Fender: 29"
  • Approximate dimension center-line of towed vehicle axle to ball: 91"
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