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Old 07-21-2013, 07:50 PM   #1
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Towing rear wheel drive with tow dolly?

Can I tow my rear wheel drive car with the rear wheels tied down on the dolly and have front tires on the road? If so, how do I anchor the front tires to stay straight? All input is welcomed! Thanking all of y'all in advance.
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:59 PM   #2
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In short, No. Doesn't work. The steering geometry is all wrong and it'll be all over the road.
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You see a few doing this, but as noted above, the steering geometry for the vehicle is designed so that the vehicle will be stable when moving forward. Go backwards, and t is not as stable at higher speeds.

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I put my Toyota Tacoma pickup on my Master Tow dolly backwards. It worked, but was very unstable at highway speeds. Because there was more weight behind the pivot pan, the result was a swaying motion that I was constantly fighting. Switched to a RAV4 with front wheels on the dolly and the difference was incredible. Never knew it was back there. An Acme dolly might work with rear wheels on, because there is no pivot pan. In either situation, you want to lock the steering wheel. In addition to the steering wheel lock, I used a strap connected to the brake pedal. The short answer, it can be done, but not recommended.
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:50 AM   #5
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Thanks to all who commented. I am not going to try this manner of towing.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:40 AM   #6
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I have done this a couple of times with no problems. You have to be aware or the amount of overhang behind the rear wheels and tie the steering wheel with the saftey belt for saftey. As far as steering geometry the wheels are going straight and this doesn't come into play. That being said I don't think I woud want to do it for many thousands of miles.
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as above said, it's a no. if you insist to tow this vehicle, you may use a trailer to carry the whole car (4 wheels on). i have seen people towing enclosed trailer with painted decals matching RV. Nice but having issues in camping sites...
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