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Any experience with the Acme EZE-TOW Dolly?
Posted by: cschneider53 ()
Date: November 15, 2017 03:35PM

I'm looking at options for towing my 68 vert and have come across a number of non-corvair threads talking up the Acme EZE-TOW dolly. Anyone have any experience with one? I can't do a full size trailer because my tow vehicle has a 5000lb max rating. I also don't have the room to store a full trailer even if I had a big truck.

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Re: Any experience with the Acme EZE-TOW Dolly?
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: November 15, 2017 04:19PM

I don't have any experience with the EZE-TOW. I do have a Master Tow which I have had for over ten years. IT has electric brakes and I use a Prodigy controler. We use it behind our motor home and have put more than 85K miles on it without a problem. The exception being the crap Carlise bias tires the come on it, although I understand they are radials now. Also, with this or any other brand, make sure it has LED lights which is now standard for this brand. I used to eat several bulbs every long trip until I went to LED.


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J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

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Re: Any experience with the Acme EZE-TOW Dolly?
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: November 15, 2017 04:59PM

I had a Landgrebe. It towed VERY well behind my Ford Flex. It was very light, and easy to load, by yourself.


Eric P.
DeWitt, IA

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Re: Any experience with the Acme EZE-TOW Dolly?
Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: November 15, 2017 05:35PM

cschneider53 Wrote:
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> I'm looking at options for towing my 68 vert and
> have come across a number of non-corvair threads
> talking up the Acme EZE-TOW dolly. Anyone have any
> experience with one? I can't do a full size
> trailer because my tow vehicle has a 5000lb max
> rating. I also don't have the room to store a full
> trailer even if I had a big truck.

I have rented a U-Haul tow dolly several times to tow Corvairs several hundred miles with no issues. My tow vehicle is a Jeep Comanche with a 5000 lb tow rating.

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Re: Any experience with the Acme EZE-TOW Dolly?
Posted by: Huntsville ()
Date: November 16, 2017 05:50PM

If your tow vehicle has a rating of 5000 lbs, you should have no problem finding an open trailer that weighs 2000 lbs or less.
Then you wouldn't need the dolly or the extra wear on your Corvair's tires.



Danny Robertson
Huntsville, Al
'64 Spyder (Daily Driver)
'63 Rampside (Rotisseried and in Progress!)

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Re: Any experience with the Acme EZE-TOW Dolly?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: November 16, 2017 06:10PM

Danny, read the last sentence of his post.

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: Any experience with the Acme EZE-TOW Dolly?
Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: November 17, 2017 02:27AM

Have y'all towed a Vair on a dolly forwards or backwards. I used a dolly to pull a Jeep Liberty 1000s of miles behind the motorhome but didn't too much like it for the Vair. With the front tires on the dolly the engine was almost touching the pavement. It did ok pulling it backward though, I used ratchet straps to keep the steering wheel centered. Even though a prefer a trailer I'd say a dolly will get it done but keep an eye on the straps, the car will fall off if they get too loose.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Re: Any experience with the Acme EZE-TOW Dolly?
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: November 17, 2017 06:16AM

moomba32 Wrote:
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> Have y'all towed a Vair on a dolly forwards or
> backwards.

This keeps getting brought up in every forum and Facebook group - its almost like asking if Lates are better than Earlies (they are).

I have towed forwards, backwards, powerglides, coupes, sedan, FCs, and convertibles (no wagons yet) with a dolly. Lowered cars, and stock height cars. No issues.
Tie the steering down.

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Re: Any experience with the Acme EZE-TOW Dolly?
Posted by: Spyderman64 ()
Date: November 17, 2017 06:18AM

Acme??? Are you using it to tow a Road Runner?

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Re: Any experience with the Acme EZE-TOW Dolly?
Posted by: Richard ()
Date: November 17, 2017 07:56AM


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Re: Any experience with the Acme EZE-TOW Dolly?
Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: November 17, 2017 08:30AM

Richard,

The video demonstrates why you need to have 10 to 15 per cent of the total tow weight on the tongue with a trailer that has it's axel(s) in the middle of the load.

But, how would the demonstration turn out with the wheels at all 4 corners of the trailer? Like a Corvair on a tow dolly?

Think of the tetter-totter. Big kid on one side, small kid on the other side. Small kid is up in the air all the time. Now think of a little red wagon with the big kid sitting on the back of the wagon and the little kid sitting on the front axel. All 4 wheels stay on the ground when you pull the wagon. But if you just had 1 axel in the middle of the little red wagon - the little kid would be up in the air and the big kid would be sitting on the ground.

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Re: Any experience with the Acme EZE-TOW Dolly?
Posted by: Richard ()
Date: November 17, 2017 09:52AM

Actually, if you pull a wagon with a little kid in the front and a big kid in back, you'll lift the front wheels off the ground and possibly even flip the wagon over backwards.

On a dolly, the corvair has two wheels on the ground, The front of the Corvair sits on a swivel plate that acts just like the tongue of a trailer with no tongue weight.
Two trailers.
The dolly is one trailer with all the load resting on the swivel plate, a couple inches forward of its axle.
The Corvair is the second trailer with little tongue weight and much of its weight behind the trailer axle.

I towed a '66 forward, on my dolly and it swung violently just like the video at anything over 45. I attribute much of the problem to low tire pressure. The car that a tree had fallen on, had several flats, but one front had lugs so rusty, I could not get them off. I brought four old wheels along, but it turned out none were able to hold air very long. I stopped twice alone the way to change out at least one wheel. longest 60 mile tow ever.

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Re: Any experience with the Acme EZE-TOW Dolly?
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: November 20, 2017 03:48PM

Richard Wrote:
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> Actually, if you pull a wagon with a little kid in
> the front and a big kid in back, you'll lift the
> front wheels off the ground and possibly even flip
> the wagon over backwards.
>
> On a dolly, the corvair has two wheels on the
> ground, The front of the Corvair sits on a swivel
> plate that acts just like the tongue of a trailer
> with no tongue weight.
> Two trailers.


Richard brings up a good, and often overlooked point!

A good tow dolly pivots somewhere! Either the car is on a pivoting platform, or the wheels have caster-action (Langrebe does).

I've used both, and are great. Non-pivoting dollies don't work as great.

Eric P
DeWitt, IA

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Re: Any experience with the Acme EZE-TOW Dolly?
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: November 20, 2017 04:18PM

Back to the OP, I posted what works for me earlier, but I needed one for months at a time for our motor home. In your situation, I might think about renting a U haul dolly and see how that works for you. No storage, no investment. If you like that then go shopping or keep renting. They don't each much hay, no plates, inspection or insurance. I most states you will need brakes if the towed car is over 2000 pounds.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa

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