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Old 06-20-2022, 09:53 PM   #1
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Does anyone use a tow dolly to tow the newer vehicles that the steering wheel will not lock( push button start). If so how do you lock the steering wheel so it doesn't turn.
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Old 06-21-2022, 06:44 AM   #2
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Demco steering wheel strap kit #5975.

Others available as well on Amazon, eBay, eTrailer etc.
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The biggest problem with a tow dolly is where to store it when in a CG.
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I have a non-swiveling dolly and so my toad's column must be unlocked and the wheels able to turn. This was a problem as our column locks without a key. My solution was to get a second key copy made but not program it to the car. So we tow down the road with a key in the toad's ignition. It will crank the engine but it will never start.

If you use a swiveling dolly then tie the steering wheel off like with a Demco strap. I like our non-swiveling dolly as I can stand it on end behind or beside the camper and it then takes hardly any room.
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Does anyone use a tow dolly to tow the newer vehicles that the steering wheel will not lock( push button start). If so how do you lock the steering wheel so it doesn't turn.
A simple way is to wrap the seat belt around the steering wheel and latch it. Then run the seat back to tighten it.
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I don't know, maybe I'm a tad quirky, but I cannot imagine why anyone would tow with a dolly. I have over many years watched guys wrestle with that doily when pulling into a CG for a few days, then try and find a place to stow it. So many really nice vehicles out there that can be towed four down. I've towed a Sidekick, Ford Ranger, Jeep Wrangler and now have been towing a mini since 2012 that gets 42 MPG, only weighs 2500#, doesn't need lights or auxiliary brake. I guess to each his own. Sorry but I can't help you.
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Often the driver seat belt can be used to immobilize the steering wheel (see crasher's reply). That worked very well when we towed a 2013 Buick Verano one season. The Demco strap is good alternative if your seat belt doesn't do the job well.
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I don't know, maybe I'm a tad quirky, but I cannot imagine why anyone would tow with a dolly. I have over many years watched guys wrestle with that doily when pulling into a CG for a few days, then try and find a place to stow it. So many really nice vehicles out there that can be towed four down. I've towed a Sidekick, Ford Ranger, Jeep Wrangler and now have been towing a mini since 2012 that gets 42 MPG, only weighs 2500#, doesn't need lights or auxiliary brake. I guess to each his own. Sorry but I can't help you.
I reckon you got to go with what you got. Itís all about the $$ís, I think.
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