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Old 05-31-2012, 10:07 AM   #1
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Unhappy Tow Dolly

I have a tow dolly that has more problems than I have space to write about. I did send a 2 page letter to the company and have called 4 times. I have not received any reply either by phone, email or snail mail. Does anyone have an idea for my next step.
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:10 AM   #2
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Have you contacted the vendor who you bought it from? They might be able to help.
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:14 AM   #3
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Could you tell us brand?
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I did contact the vendor and that is where I got the name and phone number to the warranty dept. The tow dolly is a Forest River and it is called CAR-TOW. If you email me I can sent you a PDF of the letter I sent. kbrophey2002@gmail.com
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:53 PM   #5
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Tell us what types of problems you are having, perhaps someone here is
thinking about buying one of these and you could give him fair warning....

I checked the Forest River web site and it seems similar to most dollys,
although the capacity is a little light at 3500 lbs.

If you don't mind saying, how much did you pay for it, as the web site doesn't say.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:12 PM   #6
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I am having many problems, with less than 12,000 miles on the dolly We have had the lights unplug and wires wearing out on the tires, leaking surge brake oil, 2 blowouts, 3 fenders lost while driving and the tires wore out on the inside of the tire. We paid $1800.00 for the dolly new, on Dec. 2010
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We had two tow dollies over 10 years and your problems sound very familiar especially the wires! Seemed I would rewire the lights, add looming to protect the wires, and drive about 100 miles and everything would be torn up by road debris. Fenders would crack if I turned too tightly. One time the entire frame cracked (manufacturer sent a new frame for free but I had to pay for the install). Had a blow out and had to replace the tires as they wore down to the belts on the inside.

Now I flat tow a Jeep.

My advice is to fix up the tow dolly and sell it on ebay. My son sold both of ours to small time used car dealers.
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Now I flat tow a Jeep.

My advice is to fix up the tow dolly and sell it on ebay. My son sold both of ours to small time used car dealers.
X2. Tow dollies are an evil invention.
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X2. Tow dollies are an evil invention.

Like all things mechanical, I would go with "sometimes annoying invention"...
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Can anyone recommend a good car tow dolly? How about the ACME tow dolly with the small tires?

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We use a "Master Tow" tow dolly and like it.
MASTER TOW INC. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: :
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I have an ACME eze-tow dolly and I would recommend it to anyone.
And the tires aren't that small, the rim is 10", but the tire is 22" tall.
My opinion is that it is the best built, most trouble free dolly you can get for
your money....

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We have a Demco KK-460, one of the fenders started to crack in three places. They sent me two new ones at no charge.
I did have the ground line come apart at a connector inside the frame. Fixed it at the same time as I installed the new fenders.
Works great now. Tow a 4,400# '05 Honda Odyssey on it with no trouble.
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