How to Choose a Tow Dolly for Road Trips

How to Choose a Tow Dolly for Road Trips

It’s summer, and that means those road trips that have been on your calendar for ages are right around the corner. I bet you can’t wait to see some new horizons and give your busy mind a break from the grind. If you’ve got an RV lined up for the trip, you are going to need a tow dolly for your personal vehicle. 

After all, you might love trekking over miles of American highway in an RV, but once you’re at your campground and you need to pick up s’more supplies, your personal vehicle will be much easier to maneuver. You don’t want to parallel park a whole RV, or bring one into a busy Walmart parking lot. 

You Need a Tow Dolly for Your RV

A tow dolly is a simple, easy-to-use piece of gear, but it is very useful. Basically, it’s just designed to lift the front wheels and let the bag wheels spin on the ground. That works well because typically, your tow vehicle will be front wheel drive, so you don’t have to worry about putting miles on the vehicle. This is a safe, affordable way to bring your personal vehicle with you. 

Tips for Picking the Right Tow Dolly

Here are the factors you need to consider when you are picking out a tow dolly for your personal vehicle. 

First thing to know…

There are two kinds of tow dollies. One has center pivots, and the other pivots on kingpins. They both offer different benefits, so you might have to decide based on personal preference. Here’s the good news: no matter which one you pick they are both very safe and simple to use.

Know the Braking and Lighting Requirements for Your Trip

Braking and lighting for tow vehicles are required by law in most states. This should be at the forefront of your mind in the buying process, not something you plan to figure out later. You might have a brand you have a certain preference towards, as well. Obviously you have to understand the difference between must-haves like legal lighting and braking, and negotiable points like price. 

Consider going DIY with a Tow Dolly Blueprint

This blueprint for a tow dolly can give you a way to save a little (or a lot) and give you a change to enjoy a satisfying yet simple DIY project. 

Consider Going Used

One of the best ways to save money on a tow dolly is by getting one used. You can get one of near perfect quality that’s ideal for you at a great price if you find the right used one. 

Contact The Trailer Parts Outlet for Questions About Tow Dollies 

We love helping people! Call or write us with all of your questions about tow dollies. Let us know if you have any questions about our blueprint.

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