Originally Posted by twinboat
As far as pulling on the straps, it's no different than with dolly brakes and the car pushing on them.
No, that's not true.. Have towed with Dollies and generally they have a "Stop" to keep you from driving right over the thing..
You pull onto it till the tires hit the stop. THEN you strap down, The design is such that it take a whole lot of "Push" to push the tires over the stop.. Thus the straps are not stressed by stopping..
But if the car's brakes lock up..... Then it is PULLING against the straps and this is what others have warned me about.
Countering that I note that the front brakes on the car will also be locked,, which may tend to hold the car on the dolly.
But I'd not recommend using a brake buddy on a dolly towed car.. But then I do not recommend a dolly, less you have to.
If you have the tow capacity. Try a full trailer, if not, and the car can be towed 4 Down.. That's the only way to tow.
Guy across from me tows his Corvette in a portable garage (Fully enclosed Auto Trailer) and .. Well. i'd do it that way too if it were my car