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Old 08-19-2012, 07:45 PM   #15
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Hi,
I use a tow dolly and have since '96 with no problems parking or moving it around as I have a wheel jack on it.

The one thing I would like to mention is that I think electric brakes on dolly are better as you can adjust the amount of braking and with surge brakes you can't as they only come into play on a hard stop.

Good Luck!

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Towing four down is much easier to hook up and go.
Less weight behind MH and no tow dolly to find a parking spot for at campgrounds.

Regarding cost, I have been using the same towbar since 1994. Just bought new brackets for toad when we switched so cost is about the same as new tires for a dolly.
Heeeeeere we go....

No brakes or tow lights on the new toad?

Most dolly's are reasonably light weight - can be moved around by hand which is not a significant issue on it's own tires. And, dolly's are only 4'-6' long and can be left hooked-up or slid under the overhang
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Hi,
I use a tow dolly and have since '96 with no problems parking or moving it around as I have a wheel jack on it.

The one thing I would like to mention is that I think electric brakes on dolly are better as you can adjust the amount of braking and with surge brakes you can't as they only come into play on a hard stop.

Good Luck!

Surge brakes are designed to work at any weight with no adjustment - not just hard stops.
In example - Using my dolly, I just recently rescued a friend that broke down outside of town. When I started, the discs on my EZE-tow had a light rust sheen from a few weeks storage. When I stopped to pick-up the friends car, the discs were bright and shiny - showing that the pads had engaged as designed - even on an empty/unloaded dolly.

This is the way my boat trailer works too. And at 1700lb empty I am very glad they work at all these differing loads
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