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Old 09-02-2022, 03:42 PM   #1
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Silverado and dolly

I currently pull a 2018 Colorado backwards on a dolly with no problem.

The 2022 Silverado says specifically not to dolly backwards. The only problem I see is the steering wheel. Does not lock. I can tie that off. Anyone have any other information on this before I buy a new truck and order a bigger dolly?
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Old 09-02-2022, 05:04 PM   #2
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I don't have a clue, but I would never rely on the steering wheel lock to "lock" the steering wheel for towing. I also think that the wear & tear on the truck because the wheel alignment is not really designed for towing in reverse, and the tires may "lock" slightly out of alignment, would mean excess wear & tear on the tires and the steering components.
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Why not just flat tow it. Easier to deal with and setting up the truck to tow costs less than a new dolly.
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I suspect this is a 2wd setup. Depending on situation, a driveshaft disconnect may make more sense. However, using the tow dolly that probably has brakes negates the need for setting up a brake system on toad.
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I currently pull a 2018 Colorado backwards on a dolly with no problem.

The 2022 Silverado says specifically not to dolly backwards. The only problem I see is the steering wheel. Does not lock. I can tie that off. Anyone have any other information on this before I buy a new truck and order a bigger dolly?
Just wondering why you choose to go explicitly against the manufacturer's recommendations?
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I have a Chevy Silverado, 3500 diesel dually, long bed, crew cab. It absolutely cannot be towed or towed with a dolly without disconnecting the drive shaft. AND that is a really hard job. The book says, absolutely do not tow, if towing is necessary, disconnect the drive shaft or get a flat bed tow truck or trailer.

You did not say what kind of Silverado, 1500, 2500, 3500, 2 wheel drive, 4 wheel drive, gas or diesel?

But, if the book says "don't do this." then don't do it!
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Old 09-03-2022, 05:57 PM   #7
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The Colorado says it can be dollyed backwards fine in the manual. It has worked great for the last four years.

I like the dolly solution since it is generic and can be used on any unmodified vehicle. If I did this on the Colorado I would be doing this again on another vehicle when I upgrade.

I posted on this site in hopes someone has done this on a Silverado.

To modify a new vehicle I would need to add brake control, lights wiring, drive shaft disconnect, and trailering plate and hookup. Doubt this would be much cheaper than the $1900 dolly.

The dolly have been my method of choice. Understand other folks prefer the tow flat.
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