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Old 02-24-2015, 04:31 AM   #1
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To BAG or NOT !!!

Only driven my ACE 30.1 a few hundred miles and the "drive-ability" of this F53 is super when compared to my Chevy P30. Will be useing a tow dolly this season and was thinking I might need rear air bags to offset the dolly/car weight which might lite'n the front end and cause some handling problems ??????. Since the Bags are adjustable.... I should be able to regulate as needed to keep the proper rear to front weight ratio? Also I have electric brakes on the dolly but no break-away device. Should I install one of these also? Your Thoughts are Appreciated...Thanks
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Old 02-24-2015, 06:04 AM   #2
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The dolly might not add a lot of of tongue weight, so I don't think it is quite as bad as a regular trailer. I would likely try the tow setup first, and add bags if needed.

On the other hand, some "upscale" RVs add airbags as standard equipment, and they are really not that expensive; so I suppose it won't hurt, as you can add just enough air to keep everything in equilibrium. However, if over used they could probably result in a harsher ride.

Break-aways may be required by some states. I have one for my towed vehicle, which I flat tow. But it came with the brake kit. Nevertheless, it never hurts to have such a thing.
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Old 02-24-2015, 07:42 PM   #3
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U-Haul uses 200 lbs to account for their tow dolly tongue weight when loaded.

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