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Old 11-08-2006, 03:34 PM   #1
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Car Will Not Fit On Car Dolly!

I found this wonderful car dolly to tow behind Chummy with my wife's Mazda 626 on top. The car dolly was perfect, needed no work, even the surge brakes worked well. My problem is that the car does not have the clearance to drive over the frame on the dolly. Granted this is a low car but there has to be a way to get it on the dolly. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-08-2006, 04:06 PM   #2
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I found this wonderful car dolly to tow behind Chummy with my wife's Mazda 626 on top. The car dolly was perfect, needed no work, even the surge brakes worked well. My problem is that the car does not have the clearance to drive over the frame on the dolly. Granted this is a low car but there has to be a way to get it on the dolly. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-08-2006, 04:09 PM   #3
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Use longer ramps.
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Old 11-08-2006, 04:23 PM   #4
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I found this wonderful car dolly to tow behind Chummy with my wife's Mazda 626 on top. The car dolly was perfect, needed no work, even the surge brakes worked well. My problem is that the car does not have the clearance to drive over the frame on the dolly. Granted this is a low car but there has to be a way to get it on the dolly. Any suggestions?
Could there be a top secret little pin somewhere that unlocks the Dolly's ramps to lower down more? We had one of those for a while, where one would pull a pin and the dolly would hinge backwards to receive the car's front wheels, and then clunk into place forward when the car went on top of it, to be locked in place with a pin for travelling.
You might be careful when taking tight turns with it. Ours had a tendency to rub it's fenders on the car's rocker panel during tight turns.
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Old 11-08-2006, 04:44 PM   #5
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Could there be a top secret little pin somewhere that unlocks the Dolly's ramps to lower down more? We had one of those for a while, where one would pull a pin and the dolly would hinge backwards to receive the car's front wheels, and then clunk into place forward when the car went on top of it, to be locked in place with a pin for travelling.
Great idea I ran out to check for a secret pin and sadly found none. I'll try and put on some pictures but the servers are acting up again.
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Old 11-08-2006, 05:04 PM   #6
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We keep a pair of 4 foot 2X6s by our alignment rack. The approach is very similar to a car dolly and the chin spoilers on a number of cars drag on the ramps.
These are placed at the edge of the ramp and we drive up the 2xs giving the car enough lift to get up and on. An awkward fix in this situation though.
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We keep a pair of 4 foot 2X6s by our alignment rack. The approach is very similar to a car dolly and the chin spoilers on a number of cars drag on the ramps.
These are placed at the edge of the ramp and we drive up the 2xs giving the car enough lift to get up and on. An awkward fix in this situation though.
Just a thought,
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I use this approach when parking our Overlander at our house, to get over the deep cut in the driveway.
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Old 11-08-2006, 05:46 PM   #8
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We had a low show car that did the same thing when we tried to load it. I raised the tongue jack up to where there was not as much of an angle between the ramps and the trailer. Had just enough clearance. It raised the rear of the pickup a little too, so I don't know if it would work with a moho.
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