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Old 08-03-2015, 01:40 AM   #1
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Towing a 2014 Fusion and a 1998 Toyota Camry with a dolly

I'm thinking of purchasing a car dolly! Is there anything special that needs to be done once the car is in the dolly ready to go?? As I mentioned I have two vehicles one is a 2014 Fusion and the other is a 1998 Toyota Camry the Camry only has 49,000 miles and has the V-6 engine. Do I have leave the ignition on both vehicles so that the wheels turn?? Is using the tow dolly lights only OK? Or do I have to also use the portable lighting system, would rather just use the dolly's lights if this is all legal! Thank You in advance!
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Here's a quick checklist:

1. Is the car AWD,4WD or RWD? - These are not meant to towed on a dolly.
2. Does the dolly have brakes? - required in most states due to the weight of the car + dolly. Surge brakes on the dolly are far easier to deal with as nothing needs to be done to the coach.
3. Do the dolly wheels swivel during turns? - If they do, you do not need to leave the car steering unlocked.

As to lights, I'd use the separate light bar mounted on the roof or back of the car.
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The owners manual of each will have a section on towing.
And say how it can or not be done.

Dolly's lights OK to use.
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