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Old 10-29-2022, 02:46 PM   #1
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Tow Dolly Hitch Scraping Ground

Tow Dolly: EZ Tow Dolly (stand up). Tow car: 2019 Mini Cooper. Thor Hurricane 35M. Class A
ISSUE: figuring out tow hitch height. Have adjustable height hitch. Steep driveway. Keep scraping ground going up driveway (car not even on dolly). Dolly doesn’t have gooseneck arm & seems like will easily scrape ground with road changes. Ugh!!! Please help. Regretting buying this dolly. Appreciate any tips.
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Old 10-29-2022, 03:23 PM   #2
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I started out with the dolly you have, and a few short trips convinced me that it was not going to work.
In tight turns the little wheels left skid marks, and the removable ramps were a pain.
I switched to a Master Tow dolly with permanent ramps, a swiveling wheel pad deck and a gooseneck tongue, and we never looked back.
Now we tow a Dodge minivan with ease. Two trips to Florida have convinced me that we choose right.

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Looks great. Thanks for taking the time to respond. Right now, we need to make this dolly work. Did you have any issues with the hitch scraping? I think this dolly not having a gooseneck is a real issue
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Old 10-29-2022, 05:02 PM   #4
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Most are set at 17 inchs from the ground to the ball mount.

I use a Stehl Tow dolly, no issues.
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My Kar Kaddy SS said 18" from the ground buy you have to take some measurement from the top to the ground.
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My current set up with the Pace Arrow uses an 8" drop hitch to get the Master Tow dolly gooseneck to sit level. With such a long overhang at the rear of the coach, and the bottom of the hitch being 17' off the ground, I've heard it scrape a few times on really steep inclines, but it is extremely rare.

With our previous coach, a Jayco Seneca 33ss (class "C") and the same 8" drop hitch, and with not so much overhang, we scraped the hitch all the time.
That's why we dumped the EZtow dolly. That and the fact that on tight turns, like in and out of gas stations, it left black skid marks all over the place.
They just don't track well enough for me.

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The EZE tow dolly has a required range of ball height. I forget what it is, but it’s in the manual and their videos on YouTube.
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