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Old 03-17-2016, 01:19 PM   #11
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IMPORTANT: Check your straps after one mile and at every rest stop. Be sure the excess strap does not accidently pull on the strap release if you tie it up.
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Old 03-17-2016, 03:06 PM   #12
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ACME says you are not required to have auxiliary lights on the back of your towed vehicle...does this sound ok?
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Old 03-17-2016, 03:10 PM   #13
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In Florida we need to have just the trailer lights. (Aux lights - Harbor Freight) are however a good idea. Also no license plate is required here on dolly.
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Old 03-17-2016, 04:14 PM   #14
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Auxiliary Lights

Dumb question but how would you route the wiring for these lights? I wouldn't want wind chaffing etc. to do damage. Our tow car is a ragtop so we would have to mount them somewhere on the rear of the car. If the law doesn't require them, why should I want them? Will they really make that much of a difference? I have zero experience with this issue. Thanks again...
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Old 03-17-2016, 06:09 PM   #15
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Acme vs Demco

I do not know if they have improved the Acme. When I had one it was heavy,the ramps were not attached and we're made of plastic, the tie down system was awful. It was changed after I bought it to chains looped through the wheels wrecking them.The car had to be chained down each and every time. Because the steering column needed to be unlocked,the front wheels would swivel and try to push off the platform. The wheels themselves were small and wore out in under five thousand miles. Customer support was minimal and if the question difficult, non existant. I then purchased a master tow, similar to the Demco. I never regretted that decision. It was simple to load or unload, the ramps are attatched and the turntable swivels so locking the steering column didn't matter. It had led lights and large wheels. I could hook up, tie down and be on my way in 10 - 15 mins. Look each one over carefully before making a decision.
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Old 03-17-2016, 07:51 PM   #16
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The lights on the dolly are out wider than the vehicle being towed. Traveled through 11 states and 6 Canadian provinces with only the dolly lights. No issues with any authority.
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Old 03-17-2016, 07:55 PM   #17
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I have the Same Acme dolly and feel it is the best in the market you could purchase.
We pull a full size Grand Caravan and it follows great. Also it is the best built full welded joints great Breaks and no need for all the extras you may have to purchase with other Dolly's.
Good lights and tires heave duty plus you get a spare tire if needed. just Buy it and you will not look back, Great Choice
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Old 03-17-2016, 08:05 PM   #18
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But how do the tires wear????

In as much as the tires do not pivot, do they wear quickly on the ACME? In my mind dragging the tires is like an eraser... or not. Tell me what you think. Thanks in advance!

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Old 03-17-2016, 08:11 PM   #19
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The dolly wheels rotate independently. After almost 8,000 miles, I do not see any wear. Towed a 2008 Nissan Sentra to east coast and up to the northern tip of Newfoundland (a ferry was involved). Then experienced some of the world's worst roads in Quebec.
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2 years ago I borrowed my buddies Acme for one trip towing a RAV4. It worked well for that trip of ~120 miles.

The things I didn't like were the wheels were kind of small, not sure of why I didn't like that, it just seemed odd to me. I loaded up the RAV4 and took it around the block and had to re-tighten the straps. As I recall the front of the wheel rests on a metal stop but there isn't anything for the back of the wheel so the straps do all the work of holding the wheel tight against the front stop.

In the end, it worked well and got the RAV4 to the camp site and back home with no issues.

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