Car Tow Dolly Manual
Please read and follow these instructions. If you are uncertain about something feel free to contact us by email. We do often watch for emails after hours.
- Unloaded tow dollies are noisy and bounce quite a bit. To tow empty for an extend distance lower the tire pressure to 20 PSI.
- Once loaded they are very quiet and smooth riding.
- READ ALL OWNERS BOOKS BEFORE USING THIS DOLLY.
- IMPROPER USE OF A CAR TOW DOLLY CAN BE DANGEROUS.
- NEVER ALLOW AN INEXPERIENCED DRIVER TO USE A TOW DOLLY.
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THE WINCHES SHOULD BE TIGHTENED BEFORE USE.
NEW WHEEL STRAPS WILL STRETCH.
CHECK ALL WHEEL STRAPS , RATCHETS & COUPLER AFTER THE FIRST FEW MILES. ADJUST IF NECESSARY. CHECK AGAIN EVERY TIME YOU STOP FOR FUEL OR REST.
THE TOWED VEHICLE SHOULD NOT EXCEED 5000 LBS. CURB WEIGHT. THE VEHICLE YOU ARE USING TO TOW THE TOWED CAR WITH SHOULD WEIGH AT LEAST 25% MORE THEN ALL THE WEIGHT THAT IS BEING TOWED. OUR DOLLY IS DESIGNED TO BE TOWED BEHIND LARGE RVs.
CONSULT YOUR OWNERS MANUAL FOR YOUR VEHICLES WEIGHT. NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING, WHICH IS TOTAL VEHICLE WEIGHT PLUS THE WEIGHT IT CAN TOW AND HOLD. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE ASK US TO HELP YOU.
Check that all wheel nuts are secure and tires are properly pressurized to 75 P.S.I. “COLD”
If you want to lower the tire pressure to 25 Psi for unloaded transport that is fine.
Check all lug nuts before departing.
Never tow with a bumper ball, use a properly designed hitch system. Make certain that the coupler is securely tightened.
Your “EZE-TOW” Tow Dolly requires very little maintenance.
The Disc brakes never need adjusting but they will wear out. If you do not change them in time the rotors will be damaged. As the pads wear down the brake fluid needs to be topped up with DOT 3 or 4. Be sure to re attach the caps correctly.
LOADING & UNLOADING
It is very important that the car tow dolly is on a level stable surface. Not ground.
The dolly coupler should be between 12 to 16 inches off the ground to the bottom of the coupler. 14 inches works for most people. Be very careful not to drive off the front of the car tow dolly, it is hard to do but it is a mess to correct.
Your car should be centered to the car tow dolly and aligned straight to the dolly. place your ramps in front of the car tires so they are centered on the tires. the ramps should be secured to the car tow dolly. Drive up the ramps slowly but steadily with one foot over the brake pedal.
After you are on the car tow dolly drive up very slowly until both tires are touching on the steel upright on the front of the dolly. Apply your brake so the dolly cannot roll off. Now apply the wheel straps. Check all your lights.
Release the brake. If you are towing a car with a locking steering column leave the key set to accessory and the car will tow and turn just fine. Before letting out onto the big road try a few swerves and stops before going.
Your Tow Dolly is equipped with the new “SureGrip” galvanized steel ramps. They weigh about 15 lbs each and are 40 inches long and 9 inches wide. They are rated for 1500 lbs per ramp, the total allowed weight over the tow dolly axle.
The ramps have a very aggressive tread and gloves are recommended. Be sure to properly bolt the ramps in place. Should they come off in transit it would be a serious road hazard for the following traffic.
Your EZE-TOW Tow Dolly is equipped with internally balanced tires and wheels. No need to ever balance the tires. We now use the new Balancing Beads technology found on high end RVs.
Check your wheel nuts regularly. The wheel nuts should be torque to 75 Ft lbs. Not less, Not more.
BE VERY CAREFUL WHILE BACKING UP WITH A LOADED TOW DOLLY!
DAMAGE TO THE CAR TOW DOLLY AND CAR COULD RESULT. ALWAYS PARK OR STOP IN SUCH A MANNER THAT YOU CAN PULL OUT OR TURN AROUND. USE CAUTION AND COMMON SENSE WHEN TOWING A LOADED CAR TOW DOLLY. CHECK ALL WHEEL STRAPS , RATCHETS & COUPLER AFTER THE FIRST FEW MILES. ADJUST IF NECESSARY. CHECK AGAIN EVERY TIME YOU STOP FOR FUEL OR REST.
THE TOWED VEHICLE SHOULD NOT EXCEED 5000 LBS. CURB WEIGHT. CONSULT YOUR OWNERS MANUAL FOR YOUR VEHICLES WEIGHT. NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATING, WHICH IS TOTAL VEHICLE WEIGHT PLUS THE WEIGHT IT CAN TOW AND HOLD. IF YOUR NOT SURE ASK US TO HELP YOU.