How We’re Different
We took it upon ourselves to resolve all of the most common problems of the modern car tow dolly. Please read the features descriptions carefully. All that makes our car tow dollies unique have been itemized here.
You know, sometimes the omission of information is intentional. Take a look at the big car two dolly companies and websites. How much information are they sharing with the world? How much do they really tell you about their product?
Innovation – Innovation is expensive. It is time-consuming. It requires research and development. It requires verification, and finally implementation into the manufacturing process. We spent over $20,000 designing a maintenance-free hub for our tow dolly. The technology already existed for expensive, high-end trailer manufacturing, but we wanted it for our “small” application.
We spent over $120,000 designing and testing a brake system that could withstand the rigors that a tow dolly must endure. The “disc” brake car tow dolly is the evolved product of that testing.
These innovations were time-consuming and expensive. It will be years before we earn this money back. We did it because we wanted to solve the most common problems with car tow dollies. We wanted the end user to have a better, more trouble-free product. We did it because we care.
We are a wholesale manufacturer selling wholesale direct to the public—no dealer network involved. We have great shipping rates nationwide. Our product ships to you fully assembled and 100% fully welded. Just bolt on the lights and fenders.
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TOW DOLLY FAQs
Will my wheel straps last forever?
No. Wheel straps are consumables for all tow dollies. They do all the work and are under tremendous stress.
I have heard of tow dolly wheel straps being abraded or cutting thru. How can I avoid this from happening?
This is an issue for every dolly on the market. It is your responsibility to check by feel and looking to verify that the wheel straps are not touching anything that could abrade or cut the straps. Straps are not warrantied against abrasion. Losing a strap in this manner can be dangerous. Check them often for proper fit and clearances. These straps do not “Break”
Will the wheel straps that you offer fit the tires on my vehicle?
Unlike our competitors, our straps are completely adjustable from 13 inch to 20 inch tires all makes and models of cars.
What exactly is the “ARS”
The ARS is the Acme Restraint System. It consists of the High Tensile Strength Tracks, left and right winches, and fully adjustable wheel straps. At one time it included a set of heavy chains to be used in lieu of the wheel straps. However because of wheel sensors and brake lines on most modern cars the chain system was not practical and was discontinued soon afterwards. We do still include a set of safety chains that go from the dolly to the towed cars suspension as a redundant backup to the wheel straps and should always be used.
Do you supply an extra set of safety chains to attach the car to the dolly?
Yes, we supply a set of chains to serve as a backup to the wheel straps. They go from the dolly to the towed cars suspension and should always be used.
Can I back a loaded dolly?
Yes and no. In order to back a loaded dolly the RV, the dolly, and the car on the dolly all must be aligned and straight to begin with. Lock out the the dolly brake system. At some point the dolly and the towed car will begin a divergent path that cannot be corrected. At some point damage to the dolly tongue will occur. I have seen one customer back his loaded dolly 50 feet here at the factory. Just be careful.
I have heard that dollies are designed to work with front wheel drive vehicles. Can I use my rear wheel drive vehicle on your dolly?
All dollies are designed for front wheel drive vehicles. However many people have told us that they have towed their car backwards. Sorry we cannot advise you on this technique.
Will my vehicle work with your dolly?
It must be under 5000 lbs Curb Weight, under 3000 lbs front axle weight, less than 78 inches wheel width measured outside of tire to tire. 7 inches of front bumper ground clearance allows easy loading without loading aids.
How exactly is the dolly shipped to me? (Does someone need to be here? How will I get the dolly off of the truck? How will I know when the shipment is coming?)
The dolly is shipped fully assembled as it is 100% fully welded. Just bolt on the fenders and lights. When the the dolly is shipped our shipper will send you a shipping notification with an estimated delivery date that is 96% accurate. They do require a signature and if necessary they will deliver it with a liftgate to be lowered to the ground. At that point just remove two bolts and you can roll the dolly anywhere you want it.
Do you have any dealers in my local area where I can see or purchase your dolly?
No. We ship direct to our buyers from Kernersville NC. We are the manufacturer. No middleman markup.
Do you have any used tow dollies for sale in stock ?
No. We are a manufacturer and we have nothing used for sale. No returns, no refurbs. Our website has a mention of used dollies, but that is simply a meta tag for Google search purposes.
What exactly comes with my dolly?
The dolly, Galvanized "SureGrip" Steel Ramps, wheel straps, winches, Backup safety chains, LED lights, 5 year warranty. Free LED lights requires online purchase thru our website.
Do I have to register my dolly? Does it include a title?
Dollies are considered equipment and as such are exempt from registration in most states. However a Federal Compliance decal with assigned and attached VIN number and Manufacturers Original Title is included. Replacement titles are available for $95.00 USD.
Is this tow dolly California and Canada compliant?
Canada is more restrictive than California. Our dolly is legal nationwide and Canada. To be so a dolly must have working brakes and for import or export to Canada the Federal Compliance decal must be printed in English and French. Lead wheel weights are illegal in 9 states, soon to be nationwide, but are allowed in Canada at this time, possibly to change in a few years. We are a registered manufacturer and exporter with the RIV office in Canada. 40% of our sales are in Canada.
Do you ship to Canada?
Yes. 40% of our sales are in Canada. We have two stocking dealers in Canada. We love our northern neighbors and we are very good at exporting to Canada. Our dollies are 100% compliant and we are a pre approved manufacturer with the RIV. In order to ship direct to your door in Canada we must prepay all the fees. GST, RIV Inspection fee, Customs fee, Brokers fee and a small additional freight charge. We include a Nafta Certificate so there is no duty tax to pay. The total with all these fees is $2899.99 USD . Or you have the option of picking up at a state side border city for $2100.00 USD. We can ship to a state side address of your choice or you can simply pick up at the Freight Terminal nearest to you. State side pickups include all necessary paperwork to cross the border. We now ship to all points in Canada.
Please feel free to contact us via email or phone with any questions
you have. We are always happy to assist you.
Do I need a brake controller in my towing vehicle to use your disc brake system?
No. Brake controllers are still commonly used but are obsolete technology. Our brakes are self actuating. Just connect the dolly to your 2 inch ball. The actuator senses inertia and is activated. A very smooth, sensitive and powerful braking system. In a panic you will feel the dolly helping you stop. Our braking system includes a simple but very effective breakaway device. Should the dolly come off the ball for any reason the brakes will go to full lock up to bring everything to certain stop very quickly.
Is your disc brake system nationwide compliant ?
Yes. Our brake design exceeds all federal requirements in the US and Canada.
Is the tire size a common size to find, and how well do they function on posted speed limits?
Yes and no. The tire size is fairly easy to find, but the “E” weight rating usually has to be ordered. Of course we stock them and can ship a set of tires to you very quickly. We have thousands and thousands of these tires on the road every day. They are very reliable and robust. When the dolly is properly loaded they can travel safely at any posted speed limit. Leave plenty of braking room. We always recommend the optional spare tire and wheel.
How long will a set of tires last?
It depends on the application, the road conditions, hard braking etc. We have customers that get 5000 miles and some get 20,000 miles from their tires. The passenger side tires wear faster because that side of the road is always worse. If the roads you travel are rough your tires will wear faster. Dollies do not have suspensions out of necessity. Therefore the tire is the only suspension component for a dolly. Uneven tire wear could be an indication that the bearings need to be adjusted.
Are your Tow Dolly tires really just 10 inch tires?
No. It is a ten inch wheel with a 5 on 5.5 bolt pattern. The most common GM bolt pattern. The tire itself is 8.5 inches wide, 21 inches tall. It is a true trailer trailer . A 10 Ply Bias ply tire rated for 1650 lbs and holds 90 PSI. Bias ply tires are the only way to get to this high load rating. Bias ply tires are common on trailers and actually cost more than radial tires. They have very little to no flex in the side walls.
Can I tow your tow dolly unloaded?
Yes, you can tow our tow dolly unloaded for as far as you want because it is 100% fully welded. No fasteners to work loose, replace or tighten. Our competitors warn you in their owners manual not to tow their dolly more than 50 miles unloaded. We recommend storing the ramps in your vehicle for unloaded travel.
I had a Master Tow dolly that was Powder Coated and still rusted. How well does your Paint age?
All dollies suffer from road rash. They are in the direct wake of the RV tires in front of them and are subjected to a constant barrage of fine particles. Some not so fine. Our dolly can be easily repainted or touched with any high gloss enamel paint. Many customers will do this for winter storage. Your dolly will look great for years to come. About $15.00 and 45 minutes tops.
How much storage space do I need to store your dolly?
Our tow dolly is the only tow dolly on the market that can be stored in a vertical position requiring a 25 inch x 102 inch footprint. Our dolly will easily tuck under the rear of most coaches about 85%. Our tow dolly is 102 inches wide, 92 inches long and 27 inches tall to the top of the fenders, weighs 415 pounds.
What tools will I need to bolt on the lights and fenders?
A large Phillips head screwdriver to hold the carriage bolts still while you tighten up the Nylock bolts with a 9/16 drive socket. Then you just plug in the lights.
What height does the hitch need to be at?
Ideal is 14 inches. 2 inch ball.
How do I arrange for warranty service if I need it?
All warranty work is done in place anywhere in the world you may be. In case of emergency everything on our dolly that is serviceable can be purchased at most auto parts stores.
We require that you contact us regarding any warranty claim. We can send you all the parts you will need. This helps prevent the potential for price gouging from a repair center. More common than you may realize. ( we once had a repair center that wanted $189.00 for $7.00 worth of parts ) Our warranty excludes labor charges however depending on the circumstances and age of the dolly we may offer reimbursement at a reasonable rate. We know what it takes to repair a dolly. That is why we want you to call us first. FYI, since 2006 we have had a .04 percentage of warranty claim history. We would not back our car tow dolly with a 5 to 10 year warranty if we were concerned about durability. We previously owned a very successful trailer manufacturing and repair business. We learned from that that no matter how much people paid for trailers, ( 5 to 12k ) they still did not properly maintain them. We started building our trailers with disc brakes and sealed maintenance free oil bath bearing systems. We brought that design element to our tow dolly. In other words, we took the maintenance out of the customers hands. That is why we can offer a 5 to 10 year warranty on the critical moving parts. We have a 15 year trouble free history with these components.
How do I arrange for the optional 10 year warranty for $50.00 ?
Our warranty is for 5 years and that can be doubled to 10 years for $50.00 within the first year. In the back of your included owners manual there is a warranty card you can fill out and send in with a $50.00 payment. You have one year from date of purchase to make this decision.
What is your return policy?
The dolly industry is plagued by people who only need a dolly for one move and no longer need it until their next move. A lot of potential for abuse. U-Haul will only rent dollies to a handful of makes and models, thus driving people to the retail market. Add to that the issue of cost of shipping and crating requirements by the shipper it is nearly impossible to arrange return delivery. As such we have a very strict policy of no returns, no chargebacks, no refunds. We enjoy a very high CSI ( Customer Satisfaction Index ) of 98%.
What is the EchoSign email I received after placing my order?
These days Merchant Services are very diligent and cautious about online and phone sales. Especially big ticket items. They now require an after purchase confirmation process that helps to confirm the identity of the buyer. Sending a confirmation to your email address helps validate the purchase or to reveal any potential fraudulent activity. If a thief has stolen your card information he must respond to the email to complete the purchase. If he does not respond we stop the purchase process, if he does respond we have have a track back to his IP address and the email information even if bogus will help the authorities to locate him.
In addition it allows to confirm in writing what you have purchased. It also details our return policy.
What is the tongue weight of the dolly?
Right at 50 lbs in your hands. Our Car Tow Dolly design allows you to stand all the way straight up, making maneuvering the dolly much easier. The higher you raise the the tongue the lighter the tongue weight feels. Our wide 8.5 inch tires make moving over terrain very easy. On a properly loaded tow dolly the tongue weight will always be 10-15% of the weight over the axle of the tow dolly.
What types of payments do you accept?
Mastercard, Visa, Paypal, Cash, Checks. You can use an American Express card thru our website. However some high value bonus point cards are rejected by Paypal because of the cost associated with accepting them. The card companies charge the retailer or Merchant Services an extra fee for those cards. No taxes, no fees. You do not have to have a Paypal account to purchase online. You can still just use your card thru Paypal without joining. Just look carefully for the link that indicates your desire to just use your card. FYI, when purchasing online thru our website the transaction is fully encrypted and no human ever sees your information. We process several million dollars worth of transactions a year and have never had a single issue.
How exactly do your brakes work?
Brilliant and simple. Understand that the coupler that goes over your 2 inch ball is actually a large piston extending back into the actuator housing. When you apply your RV brakes, or have any deceleration at all, the weight of what you are towing press’s forward and pressurizes the brake line. It is a very powerful, precise and sensitive braking system from mild deceleration to panic braking. No delayed hit, no chucking, just very precise simultaneous braking with your coach. Emergency break away cable insures a full brake lock up in case of separation of the tow dolly from the ball. The only DISC brake tow dolly in the world.
What is a sealed maintenance free “Vault” bearing system?
Sealed maintenance free bearings are commonly used on expensive equipment trailers. Our particular system is very innovative. We use a special Hybrid grease that is much like a gel at cool temperatures and becomes an oil bath when it heats up. Oil bath lubrication is the safest and most reliable bearing lubrication system. We have used this technology for years and we know it is trouble free. More importantly it takes the maintenance out of the customers hands. Using this bearing and disc brake design allows us to offer our 5 to 10 year warranty because we are not depending on the customer to perform preventative maintenance.
Where are you located?
We are located in Kernersville NC. All our Tow Dollies are manufactured right here in NC and shipped to your door from here. You are welcome to visit us anytime you are nearby. We have around 20 people a week pick up their new Car Tow Dolly at the factory. We’ll even help you load and secure your car if you want. We normally ship everything we make everyday. If you want to pick up a fully assembled dolly we need to know in advance so we can prep one for you.
Tow Dolly Features
We have the lightest car tow dolly available on the market.
Most of our customers are retirees, and they won’t want to lug a 700 to 900 lb. car tow dolly around. At 405 lbs., our car tow dolly is the lightest and most maneuverable dolly available. Our dolly is well balanced and easily managed by one person.
The 3,700 lb. factory-built and engineered axles are rated to tow up to 4,985 lbs. curb weight.
Our car tow dolly is Canada RIV-compliant and all necessary customs documents are included and available for pre-inspection confirmation. This includes:
· Bill of sale
· Bill of lading
· Certificate of origin (original title)
· RIV recall disclosure letter
· USA federal highway compliance certification
· Attached VIN
· Federal compliance decal printed in French and English (Canadian customs requirement)
Our product is NAFTA-certified and duty free. You will never find a documentation fee like other companies might charge.
The New "EZE-TOW" Hydraulic “Disc” Brake Car Tow Dolly
The FIRST AND ORIGINAL car tow dolly in the world with fully vented double vane “disc” brakes. As a tow dolly with surge brakes, the Ultralight “EZE-TOW” has more than triple the braking efficiency of drum brakes. We offer a car dolly with brakes that are very easy to service. You won’t have to worry about lock ups or chucking, and the pads are in clear view, making this the most trouble-free and reliable braking system available.
Exclusive “Vault” Hubs
With a unique hybrid lubricant that turns into an oil bath when heated. Hubs and bearings never need lubrication or service. We also offer a free five-year warranty on bearings, seals, and hubs from domestic manufacturers. This five-year warranty can be doubled to ten years for just $50 more within the first year. We recommend a five-year inspection of bearings.
The "Vault" hubs are pressurized to keep out moisture and debris, ensuring proper lubrication distribution.
Our spindles are camber set at 1 degree for proper tire position under load, saving your tires and towing straight. Precisely set at a tolerance of two thousands of an inch.
Our tow dollies are steam pressure-washed and acid-etched in preparation for a high-quality primer coating and two top coats of enamel paint. Galvanized no-rust dark gray primer is available as an option for $149.99.
Heavy Duty Special Use Tires
Our 205/65-10 tires measure 8½ inches wide and 22 inches tall. These low-profile tires are 10-ply and E-Rated. Each tire is rated at 1,650 lbs. and the axle has a total rating of 3,300 lbs. The Ultralight “EZE-TOW” dolly uses a common tire and wheel size making spare wheels and tires available from many sources. Spares are also available as an option. These are the same tires you see under very expensive boat trailers; compact but very tough 90 PSI tires (note: These are 10 inch wheels, not 10 inch tires).
Best Turning Radius
Our unique axle-to-wheel geometry means that it’s nearly impossible for the car tow dolly fender to make contact with the towed car. This offers a better turning radius and easy usability.
Vehicle Curb Weight
Rated to tow up to 3,300 lbs. over the axle, the Ultralight “EZE-TOW” can tow a vehicle with a curb weight up to 4,985 lbs.
5 on 4.5 Wheels and Hubs
Each towing dolly features powder-coated, heavy-duty, all-steel wheels with a common lug pattern available everywhere.
Emergency Break Away
Hydraulic surge “disc” brake car tow dollies are equipped with an emergency break away locking feature wherein the dolly brakes fully lockup if the dolly separates from the ball for any reason.
The Widest Car Tow Dolly on the Market
At a full 80 inches between the fenders, our tow dollies are the widest currently available. Because of the designed fender width and fully adjustable ramps, this unit can tow everything from a full-sized truck to a lawn mower. (Tow dollies are designed for front-wheel drive vehicles weighing 5,000 lbs. curb weight or less.)
The Only Car Tow Dolly with Fully Adjustable and Removable Ramps
Ramps are easily positioned in or out as needed. Ramps stow in the front of the dolly when not in use. The plastic ramps are lightweight, weighing only seven pounds each, but are rated for 12,000 lbs. They measure 32 x 12 x 7 inches, allowing for easy loading with 98% of cars. These ramps are versatile and practical and are available everywhere, but they should not be used over gravel or soft earth.
Heavy-Duty, Fully Engineered, and Tested to Destruction
We performed six different tests, abusing the dolly beyond its design limits to total destruction. We learned a lot from these tests and made appropriate changes as necessary to make a great product even better.
Welded Cross Bracing
Always welded, never bolted cross members make our tow dollies much stronger and much safer. Tow dollies do not have suspensions. Assembled and bolted-together dollies often reveal structure issues very quickly. Our dollies are 100% fully welded, which means there are no bolts anywhere to work loose.
DOT and Canada approved Lighting
Each tow dolly includes stop, turn, and tail lights, Our lights feature replaceable lens covers and are high mounted to protect from damage.
Breaking News: LED Lighting Now Available
LED lighting is now available as an upgrade for $89.00 USD. This upgrade is included for free automatically when purchased online through our website. Our LED lights have potted wiring and a solid state circuit board. Average life expectancy is 100,000 hours. That is 11 years of continuous burning. You won’t need to replace these lights anytime soon. These lights feature a lifetime warranty.
Our coupler consists of a two-inch ball housing with a telltell to insure proper seating. Easy to use and safe.
Car tow dollies require very little maintenance. In fact, about the only thing that ever needs servicing are the brakes, bearings, and seals. This is where many of the major dolly manufacturers have a critical design flaw as you can’t adjust or bleed the brakes on their car tow dollies. Trailer brakes are not self adjusting. They have manual adjusters. Due to obsolete, poor design, the adjuster port and the bleed valve are located behind the spindle plate making for close to impossible service. Some designs have the brake assembly rotated forward, out of its functional position, to allow access to the adjuster and bleed valve, but this solution compromises the design of the brakes as intended. Look closely and choose wisely. Our tow dolly with surge brakes is easily serviced as all critical service areas are open and allow generous room for servicing. You never have to adjust the disc brakes on our car tow dolly, and when it's time to change the pads, it's very easy to do on our car dolly with brakes.
No Proprietary Parts
All serviceable parts are commercially available from many sources, including most auto parts stores. Easy and abundant availability saves time and money. Many other manufacturers use third-world parts that are unique in their application, and you won’t have any choice but to buy from them. Of course in the event of untimely repairs or remote circumstances, this can be quite an expensive inconvenience.
50-State and Canada Legal
All our car tow dollies come with an original Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin with assigned and attached VIN. (Note: Brakes are required to be 50-state and Canada compliant.)
Designed and Built by Hand in America
Our car tow dollies are built from scratch using all domestic content—designed and built in America by proud professional engineers and craftsmen. We are NAFTA certified, for export purposes only, and we buy from domestic partners that manufacture in America. ( Up to 10% international content )
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· The axle, bearings, hub, and seals are warranted for a period of 5-10 years by the domestic manufacturer of the axle. Call for this contact information. This warranty does not cover labor costs for repairs. Warranty service is performed in place wherever you are.
· The “EZE TOW” tow dolly and its optional equipment carries a 1-year warranty against defective workmanship, welding, and assembly.
· Straps, Chains, Ratchets, Brake lines,are not warranted at all.
· The LED lights have a lifetime warranty against burnout, not damage.
· Sub-components, such as lug nuts, couplers, safety chains, etc. are not warranted by Acme Trailer LLC. However, in the event of a claim or failure in one of these components, Acme Trailer LLC. will, for a period of 90 days from purchase, consider free replacement of any sub-component that is reasonably deemed defective. Claims for service must be accompanied further by the necessary proof of purchase to satisfy warranty requirements. We reserve the right to require defective parts be returned to the factory upon request. The serial VIN number is required for fulfillment of warranty claim. This warranty is issued to, and only valid for, the original purchaser while still titled in original buyer’s name. Any warranty repairs must be authorized with a written estimate in advance of the repair. Unauthorized repairs will not be approved or are subject to adjustment. To date since 2006 we have had less than .05% of warranty claims. ( hence our confidence in offering a 5 to 10 year warranty )
No warranty coverage is offered for units used in a commercial or rental application.
In the event of improper use or damage after the sale, this warranty does not apply.
Also, this warranty does not cover pick up, inspection, crating, or freight charges either way. Should you have any question concerning this warranty, please contact the manufacturer, Acme Trailer LLC.
We offer flat-rate nationwide shipping in the USA. For $299.99, we deliver our dolly fully assembled to your home or business. All you have to do is bolt on the fenders and lights.
Most orders ship the same or next day. Call us for Hawaii Rates.
Additional costs apply to Canadian direct shipping. We ship direct to your home everywhere in Canada. Call for details.
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