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Old 05-19-2014, 01:07 AM   #1
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Tow Dolly for 2014 2860DS

OK, any recommendations for a tow dolly for the motor home. Good / bad, brands, models, trouble, the best, the worst... What have you and how do you like yours?

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Old 05-19-2014, 10:02 AM   #2
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When I did some checking a couple of years ago I found out dollar for dollar the one that Camping World sold was about the best deal around.. the one with the Elect brakes, I had a nice Prodigy brake controller already so that was a plus for me..

In the end we did not want to deal with a dolly and went towing 4 wheels down..
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:07 AM   #3
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Roadmaster Universal Tow Dolly with Electric Brakes - Roadmaster 2050-1 - Towing Accessories - Camping World

Here's the link to it..
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:08 AM   #4
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One problem I'm told is that you can not back up the MH with the dolly/car connected. You must disconnect first.
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Old 05-19-2014, 01:29 PM   #5
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I saw the one at camping world... they haven't got back to me with answers yet.

I know not being able to back up could be a problem, but I towed a dune buggy years ago with a simple VW tow bar and it was real hard to backup. I usually disconnected and swiveled it around and rehooked if I had to.. (hard to do with a 2500# car) I would rather flat tow but really don't want to have to go with expensive braking systems.. I would like to tow a small older geo about 2500#, in my state Washington, I can tow below 3000# without supplemental braking.. I know its better and faster stopping power but I know a PITA also for me.. I'm told they (other states with lower weight restrictions) usually don't bother you if licensed in a state where legal. A fold up hitch system although ugly seems to be an easy option, don't have to store away hitch and fast hook and unhook.. what's the consensus on the blue ox and roadmaster system that I could do that with for a under 3000# tow vehicle. Also, can you back up these units without a problem.. (short backups)

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Old 05-19-2014, 02:47 PM   #6
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Any 4 wheel tow bars I looked at all said DO NOT back up.. not even a foot.. the tow the bars where made to be pulling a load not pushing it at all...
I ended up with Blue Ox tow gear and love it..
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Old 05-19-2014, 04:53 PM   #7
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I also use a Blue Ox tow bar and a Even Brake by Roadmaster Both work well and can be found used on line for a reasonable price. Not hard to hook up and the brake can go in any vehicle.
As others have said , no backing up no matter what or how you tow a car behind you, other than a car on a trailer which is not practical.
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:02 PM   #8
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I have been looking at the Tow Dolly offered by Acme. Only 405 lbs and has surge brakes etc. the rest including the one from a Camping World are all over 500 plus lbs. just had back surgery, would love to go with 4 down but like our present car and it cannot be towed 4 down. The lighter the dolly the better. Talked to 2 folks a couple of weeks ago that had them and just love them. They were both over 60 and could move the dolly around easily. One had a Demco dolly, liked it but paid over $2600 for it. The Acme is $1299 plus for me about $300 shipping. I have looked at them all the past couple of weeks and to me lighter is better!!
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I have a Car Tow from Forest River it has it's own braking system you jest need to check the fluid once a Year. And it is true you can't back them up its almost impossible
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:50 PM   #10
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You have a Tow Dolly from Forest River?
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