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Old 03-25-2016, 09:40 PM   #1
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How do you move a tow dolly around?

Picked up a new ACME tow dolly today. It's beefier and heavier than I expected. Does anyone carry a trailer dolly to move it around. Seems like it would be simpler than trying to man handle it. Just need to make it collapsible to store in car. Any thoughts? Thanks

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Old 03-26-2016, 08:55 AM   #2
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I don't have a tow dolly, but a trailer dolly seems like a good idea.

I had cousin that was pushing his tow dolly into my brother's garage for some work. 1 of the tires hit something, the tongue got jerked out of my cousin's hand and swung around and broke several bones in his ankle.

Just something as simple as moving a tow dolly can be very traumatic.


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Old 03-26-2016, 09:08 AM   #3
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My Demco has one of these on the front. Makes it easy to move around

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Old 03-26-2016, 09:15 AM   #4
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Our Acme is a bit heavy as well... I'm considering a Maxx Tow Trailer Dolly for use at home on our nice steep driveway. Another option is a mounting a handle on the tongue. See Here for an example. I think the Maxx Tow is a better option for one person....
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Old 03-26-2016, 09:31 AM   #5
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At home I would use the lawn tractor to move one around.

On the road using the toad is easy enough.
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Old 03-26-2016, 12:09 PM   #6
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Aerocart has place to mount a trailer ball to move trailers such as your dolly. Have seen a few other devices that might work just as well. One hint is to not have the ramps on the dolly when moving by hand.
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Old 03-26-2016, 12:20 PM   #7
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I also have a Acme tow dolly with surge brakes and it is heavy and awkward to lift and pull/push around. I bought a tow dolly from Harbour freight $50.00 with coupon.put a 2" ball on it. Now it's nice and easy to move around.and I put it in the trunk when traveling with a car on the dolly.
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I just checked your link for the Maxx Tow Trailer dolly it's the same as harbour freight. you just need to change the ball to a 2" one
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Old 03-26-2016, 01:04 PM   #9
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moving dolly

around the house I use my lawn tractor, when I'm at camp I just unhook and slide under home.
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Dolly wheels

2x on the harbour freight folding wheels. Makes moving the dolly easy on paved areas.

The other thing I did was to install a light tow hitch on my toad (Prius) so the toad can move the dolly!

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