In our last blog we discussed tow dollies. We also want to talk about the safety of pulling a vehicle on a dolly.
Some tow dollies come equipped with brakes and others do not. Various states or provinces have different laws about the requirements for a towed vehicle braking system based on the amount of weight you will be towing before you purchase a tow dolly.
Some states require all trailers to be registered and plated, while others do not require license plates for trailers under a certain weight. When you are traveling between states, the regulations of your home state will apply. This means that a tow dolly that comes from a state that does not require registration and licensing is still legal when traveling through a state that does.
Drivers with a standard operator’s license can use a tow dolly. This can change if you plan to tow for commercial purposes. Make sure you are safe when you use the tow dolly. Make sure that before loading the vehicle you are going to tow that the dolly coupler is properly attached to the ball mount and that you are using the proper size hitch ball for the coupler. Use a clip to secure the locked coupler. Cross the safety chains or cables in an “X”. This will help prevent the coupler from contacting the road surface if, heaven forbids, the trailer separates from the tow vehicle.
Make sure the light cable is plugged in and the lights are working properly.
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