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stargirl96

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Posted: 05/16/19 08:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We're interested in towing a car with a dolly, but don't want to buy a dolly until we find out if it's something we can do. Would renting one from U-Haul be a good way to practice using a tow dolly before making the plunge?

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I believe so. Four down is much easier however.


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I would say yes.

I have rented tow dollies a number of times in the past. They are great for one time moves.

If you are considering a tow dolly for ongoing use behind your RV, I would recommend that you look closer at 4 wheels down towing.

I have done both. I would not go back to a tow dolly.


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We see it all . You must choose for your style and towed vehicle. 4 down on tow bar is what we see most..

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Consider the car you plan to tow. Some cars cannot be dolly towed.
Some cars cannot be flat towed or dolly towed and must be towed on a trailer.
Many automatic transmissions cannot be flat towed.
And, not all manual transmissions can be flat towed.

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Rented a tow-dolly many times from UHaul. Used it for front-wheel drive
cars with the "dead" axle on the ground. Towed okay;

Reversing can be challenging - the car's dead axle can have a mind of its own !!


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There are a couple different types of tow dollies.
I would prefer the type made by Demco.

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Provided your car can be towed on a dolly (check some websites or your manual) then YES! renting is an excellent way to figure things out without spending cash and the possibility of changing your mind.

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fitznj wrote:

Rented a tow-dolly many times from UHaul. Used it for front-wheel drive
cars with the "dead" axle on the ground. Towed okay;

Reversing can be challenging - the car's dead axle can have a mind of its own !!


DO NOT back up with a dolly. You can really damage things.

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Daily rental charge on a U-Haul Tow Dolly is $44.95 per day.


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