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Old 11-24-2010, 11:17 AM   #1
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Towing a 2002 Chrysler Seebring

I have a 2002 Chrysler Seebring convertible that i want to tow a couple of times before the 2011 Explorers come out. It's an automatic, front wheel drive. In order to flat tow, it, I would have ot have a base plate, lights and pump, at a cost of over $2,000. My second thought was to buy a used tow dolly and tow it with the front wheels on the dolly and the rear wheels on the ground. Will this work, or am I missing something? I priced new tow dollies and they are about $1500 (Stehl tow dolly with brakes). If I buy a used tow dolly, what do I look for? What do I avoid? Do they hold their value. What is a good price for a used tow dolly. This is my first try at this so any information would be helpful.
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A tow dolly will work with a front drive car, but the lube pump & 4-down towing is more convenient for the $500 extra cost.
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:17 AM   #3
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I might be missing something but this made no sense to me. The link went to some kind of auto repair web site. The car is not broken. I don't need to prevent anything (that I know of) from happening again since nothing happened. I need to figure out how to tow my Chrysler convertible.
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I have towed my 1999 sebring convertable on a tow dolly for the last four years with no problems. The best tow dolly made is a Demco SS if you can find one used at a good price.
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My Bro; just sold one W/B' Only 1500. miles on it ; He got $750.00 for it after 6 months of trying;
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I have a 2002 Chrysler Seebring convertible that i want to tow a couple of times before the 2011 Explorers come out. It's an automatic, front wheel drive. In order to flat tow, it, I would have ot have a base plate, lights and pump, at a cost of over $2,000. My second thought was to buy a used tow dolly and tow it with the front wheels on the dolly and the rear wheels on the ground. Will this work, or am I missing something? I priced new tow dollies and they are about $1500 (Stehl tow dolly with brakes). If I buy a used tow dolly, what do I look for? What do I avoid? Do they hold their value. What is a good price for a used tow dolly. This is my first try at this so any information would be helpful.
check the wheel alignment (toe) before buying a dolly or trailer. my new stehl dolly cost me $400 and 2 sets of tires to get the alignment corrected.
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I have a 2002 Chrysler Seebring convertible that i want to tow a couple of times before the 2011 Explorers come out. It's an automatic, front wheel drive. In order to flat tow, it, I would have ot have a base plate, lights and pump, at a cost of over $2,000. My second thought was to buy a used tow dolly and tow it with the front wheels on the dolly and the rear wheels on the ground. Will this work, or am I missing something? I priced new tow dollies and they are about $1500 (Stehl tow dolly with brakes). If I buy a used tow dolly, what do I look for? What do I avoid? Do they hold their value. What is a good price for a used tow dolly. This is my first try at this so any information would be helpful.
" My second thought was to buy a used tow dolly and tow it with the front wheels on the dolly and the rear wheels on the ground"
....You are so right my friend since your on the lookout for the 2011 Exployer, go the least expense, which is a used tow dolly. They will not be hard to find either, let someone else absorb the depreciation.
I've been towing w/dolly for quite sometime and would do it all over again. I was fortunate to get the used dolly in the deal on our previous m/home. Good luck, and lets hear from you often, we're here to help.
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What brand dolllly do you have? What brand dolly would you recommend? What are the top 2 or 3 brands? Thanks. Spent my time in the Navy, but now work for Boeing on the F-15 and spend a lot of time with the USAF and on Air Bases. I live 20 minutes from Scott AFB.
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