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Old 07-02-2015, 08:43 PM   #183
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Old 07-03-2015, 06:49 AM   #184
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I also carry a torque wrench and check the wheel lug nuts on the first few stops. After a while, they don't need to be checked as often. Just something I learned when towing a boat.
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Old 07-03-2015, 04:14 PM   #185
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Hello, I wanted to give my update to Tow Dolly. I just got back from a 2300 mile trip towing my 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan (Handicap modified). The trip went smooth totally exceeded my expectations. The only minor issues lost top brake fill cap and 1 chain. Could have been my fault on both. A trip to Home Depot bought a little longer chain and looped them over banjo hole and fastened. I did have to haul dolly empty about a hundred miles behind MH, worked fine. New straps to start, tightened about 3-4 times, good rest of trip. I did some mods to dolly by welding loops for straps to hook on with instructions provided by Acme. I also added swing jack in front, so wife could move around easy.She's had rotator cuff surgery before. I am in a wheelchair, so wife did all loading, strapping,tightening and chains by herself. She is nearly 60 and did a super job, just dont get in rush. I had to backup about 30 feet once with brakes lockout in place and went smooth. I hit some really rough patches of road between Pecos, TX and Carlsbad, NM and again in North FT. Worth. I thought I would loose toad for sure, but came thru like a champ. It tracks really well behind you.
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Old 07-04-2015, 12:06 AM   #186
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I also carry a torque wrench and check the wheel lug nuts on the first few stops. After a while, they don't need to be checked as often. Just something I learned when towing a boat.
I did too, checked them twice on the last trip!! I also carry a small air compressor and tools .... Just in case!!
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Old 08-11-2015, 08:36 AM   #187
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I did notice one thing that concerned me however. The EzTow unit is leaking brake fluid with in the vertical storage position. Most of the paint where the ramps store is gone from the brake fluid. Perhaps I have too much fluid in the reservoir. I am a little uncertain how much is supposed to be there.

Any guidance available?
I am responding to my own post. Prior to my SC trip last month I checked the brake fluid and it was low again. Also notice a larger area of paint bubbling up on the frame. Looking more carefully I saw that the rubber grommet that the reservoir plug set into was not seated properly to the top of the reservoir. about 60% of it was all the way in the reservoir and only about 40% was actually properly seated. I pulled it out and reinstalled it and no more leaks.

Now to sand, prime and repaint the bad spots to prevent rust.

Adding a piece of chain around each lower arm on the Vue made hooking the safety chains a 30 second per side job and no more getting on my back to do so.

Last trip was about 1700 miles and no issues at all.

Alas we just bought my wife a 2013 CRV and I am toying with the thought of Selling the Vue and the Tow Dolly and switching to four wheels down towing.
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