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Borrow free tow dolly or pay for Uhaul trailer?
Old 05-14-2017, 05:55 PM   #1
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Borrow free tow dolly or pay for Uhaul trailer?

This weekend I plan on picking up a 5spd car an hour away. The car runs and drives enough to get it on a trailer.

I've got a friend with a "two wheel" tow dolly that I can use for free.

Or, I can rent a Uhaul car trailer. Time and $

I'm towing with a 2007 Tacoma.

Friend says he doesn't like towing with the dolly because it bounces around when empty and doesn't feel as secure as a trailer when loaded.

But the trailer will cost money to rent and then I've got to "get" it and return it when I'm done. That will kill an hour or two of my time.

I'm open to suggestions...free tow dolly or spend the $$?
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Old 05-15-2017, 11:44 AM   #2
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Use the tow dolly, yes they bounce when empty, but who cares......
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:50 PM   #3
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I towed a newer chevy Malibu from here to Nebraska using a dolly- no problems!

Even hit two deer with it...the U-Haul guy wasn't happy about all the guts stuck to the straps
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Old 05-20-2017, 07:26 PM   #4
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Well shit. I went with the tow dolly and drove it for 90mins along the delta toward Antioch...checked out a car, and came back with an empty dolly.

Not a bad car, but sometimes you have to say no.

Dolly was fine behind a Tacoma, but never got to test it fully loaded.

Lesson learned...if a potential car is within a 2hr drive, just check it out first, leave a deposit, and go back to get it with a trailer later.
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