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Old 11-15-2009, 11:03 PM   #15
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I see mixed view's on here. I in no way would ever unhook my Dolly from the motorhome with the car still loaded, even though it is somewhat balanced, it's a accident waiting to happen. You certanily could not move the Dolly with the car loaded, so I fail to see the purpose of a tongue jack. The Dolly is so easy to manauver when unloaded. Once I arrive @destination, I simply unload the car, unhook the Dolly, and push the tongue under the rear of the motorhome until the wheels are close to the rear bumper, so simple...........JMHO. Good luck,
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Old 11-20-2009, 08:27 PM   #16
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We used a tow dolly to bring along our PT Cruiser for five years. Only on one occasion did I ever use the tongue jack to unhook the dolly with the PT still loaded. It was at a RV Park which did not have room for the car or the dolly and it was late in the evening.

The unhooking process was no problem and there is not much weight on the tongue jack wheel system. The problem came the next morning when I hooked the dolly back onto the coach. Since you cannot move the dolly/car combo, you have to get the coach hitch ball exactly spot on below the dolly receiver cup to match things up. Not an easy task with a 40 foot coach.

Other than that--no problem.

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