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Old 12-05-2022, 09:53 AM   #1
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Stehl Tow Dolly

Hi all. New here. I just purchased a Stehl 2900lb gvw tow dolly with surge breaks. Will tow a Nissan maxima. RV is a Winnebago Adventurer. ball height is a little over 15". My concern is that, when the car is loaded, the tail of the ramp is very low to the ground, about 3-4". Does anyone have experience with this rig, and scraping on the road bed? Thanks. jkirk
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Old 12-05-2022, 10:02 AM   #2
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The section of the tongue where the safety pin goes should be level, along with the pans the tires sit in.

You may need a drop hitch ball adaptor.

Can you post a picture with the car loaded ?
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I have dropped it to be in the range of ball height the Mfg. specifies. Sorry no pic at this time.
Thanks
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My Master Tow Dolly has fixed ramps and a swiveling tray for the wheels.
With our coach we use an 8" drop to get the tongue level. The dolly ramps are just over 4" off the ground then. It takes a really deep dip to scrape them since they are so close to the dolly wheels.
I would not worry about it.........
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Thanks. That is very helpful. Level makes sense, but I was torn by the mfg spec that the ball platform should be at least 15". I used a 6" drop and am at 15". I may drop another two and make it level. I am also on 13" wheels with E range tires. I might go to 15" if I seem to have issues. Love the 8.1 L workhorse....
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15 inch wheels, if they fit in the covers, would be a good thing.
That opens up a much larger selection for the tires.
Then any good car tire would work.
I use the same tire on our dolly, that is on the toad.
All your doing is supporting the front of the car.

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