Originally Posted by Bob Montgomery
I am debating between these two car dollies. The ACME costs less but the wheels do not swivel as far as I can tell... the Demco wheels swivel. I don't understand the advantage of one over the other. I will be towing a 2010 FWD VW Beetle convertible and the steering locks when you remove the ignition key. I think you can leave the key in the ignition if you require it to be unlocked. I would appreciate any and all opinions...thanks in advance.
I just ordered am Acme tow dolly, it is in transit as I am writing this. I too compared them all and decided on the Acme based on price, weight, led lights etc. we are going to use our 2015 Jetta as the towed vehicle. Ours is a push to start model, VW suggests putting the car in neutral, shut it off and remove the key from the car. Tried it tonight in the garage, no steering wheel lock and the electronics went to sleep about 3 minutes after the key was out of range.
I guess for me the KISS principal applies. Everything that moves needs lubrication and is prone to break. My only issue is living in Illinois I have to have electric brakes according to the state. This reduces the capacity of the dolly, reduces the warranty, more parts to wear out etc. I really likes the hydraulic disk brakes but no one offers a tow dolly that is electric/hydraulic that I could find.
Our first trip towing is the 2nd of next month so I will know more then. Down to Lexington Ky for a half marathon. About 800 miles round trip so I hope it is uneventful towing wise.