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Old 05-12-2019, 12:11 PM   #1
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Does it Matter...

...which one I use ? it's for a tow dolly. they are 11" and 18" will the long one make it easier to make sharp turns ? posting here because it's the towing section.
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Is the long one solid tubing towards the front of the pipe or is the entire thing hollowed out inside?
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Is the long one solid tubing towards the front of the pipe or is the entire thing hollowed out inside?
it's hollow out the whole length.
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it's 600lbs max tongue weight for the long one. the short one doesn't list tongue weight, just 6000lbs capacity.
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Depends on the MHs overhang.

The longer one will give you more counter steer. That means the dolly will steer away at first and then wide of the MH tire tracks.

My old class C had 13 feet of overhang. If I left a curb at to steep an angle, the dolly tire would drive up on it because it steered the other way.

As far as sharp turns in foward, you want to limit them anyway. The dolly can only articulate so far.
A few inches in draw bar length isn't going to make much difference. I've used both and a double, over under, hitch for a bike rack. No issues.
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The longer one will give you more counter steer. That means the dolly will steer away at first and then wide of the MH tire tracks.
that's what I was thinking. make it easier to get in and out of gas stations with out taking out a gas pump... you know if it stays a little out of RV foot print. turns wide.
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that's what I was thinking. make it easier to get in and out of gas stations with out taking out a gas pump... you know if it stays a little out of RV foot print. turns wide.
That depends on which way you turn. If your turning away from the pump island, the dolly is heading for it.

I used to chase the DW out there to watch, if I needed to steer sharp away from the pumps.
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maybe stick to shorter one. the dolly is 8 1/2 ft wide and RV is 8 ft wide. so 3" wider each side.
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