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Old 11-07-2011, 08:35 PM   #1
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Tow dolly "steering"

I am considering a tow dolly to tow our 2010 fusion. I have been looking at a number of units, all that either pivot or steer around corners. It seems that there is some possibility of the fenders on the dolly hitting the car body. Are the type that the wheels steer less prone to hit the car than the type that have a swivel deck? Does it make any difference?
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:22 AM   #2
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Just get one that is wide enough or wider than the car you are towing. I have a Demco Kar Kaddy SS and have never had a problem.
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Sure it can happen during an extreme turn. Just use moderation when making a very tight radius. Simply think before getting in a real tight spot and pay attention. Consider it as another limiting factor (like backing up) about driving while towing. Some stuff you can't do! We have never had a problem either.
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i have the 80 in. wide stelh tow with brakes (just under $1000) before i started 4 down i towed a 2007 4 door chevy truck finders never hit but some planing was needed
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We use a "Master Tow" tow dolly. It has the center pivot and thus far we have never had a problem with it. Even on a real tight turn.
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Just get one that is wide enough or wider than the car you are towing. I have a Demco Kar Kaddy SS and have never had a problem.
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Old 11-08-2011, 01:43 PM   #7
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I do believe my Stehl dolly is engineered to stop before it gets to that point. I've made a very tight turn in a parking lot trying to get it to touch with someone watching very closely and it never hit...it got close, but never hit. I now don't worry about it.
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:43 PM   #8
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Look at the Landgrebe Mfg products under towtrailer.com. They come in several widths and have the unique feature of the wheels steering but the fenders remain stationary. Don't know of any other dolly that has this feature. We bought one for our rather wide Acadia and it works very well.
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I've used both types of dolly's. Never had a problem with either of them although with our '05 Ody and the Demco KK 460 the fenders do touch the body but it doesn't appear to hurt anything.
Now towing the Ody four down even though Honda says not to.
No, the dolly is not for sale even though we're not using it.
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I never had a problem.I used a "master tow" tow dolly.
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:54 PM   #11
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Thanks for the feedback. I guess it isn't much of an issue. Now I just have to find one I like. The Kar Kady SS looks like a good one. It looks well made and I like the way it folds up. But the master tow seems to get good reviews and is less money.
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I just got a Master Tow,I towed a Chrysler Town & Country 3000 miles and have no problems

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I got a Stehl for a steal, so to speak. Purchased new by a fellow who's wife had a stroke before he could use it. It sat for a year and then he sold it...got it for $1200.
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mankat you can get them north of dallas all day long with brakes for less than $1000 new but no spare
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