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Old 10-24-2019, 03:52 PM   #1
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Towing a Nissan Versa on a Dolly???

Has anyone done this? I have a 16 Versa with a manual transmission. The manual only addresses flat towing. It say's to start the engine every 500 miles of towing to lubricate the transmission. I will be towing on a dolly with the front wheels off the ground so I don't think that would be necessary as the trans should not be turning. Am I think of this correctly? Thanks for the help.
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Old 10-24-2019, 04:47 PM   #2
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Yes you are. With the front wheels on the dolly nothing moves (vehicle is in park) and thus starting the engine every 500 miles is not necessary.
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Old 10-24-2019, 06:05 PM   #3
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Thanks. Will I need to leave steering unlocked ?
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Old 10-24-2019, 06:24 PM   #4
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Thanks. Will I need to leave steering unlocked ?
Depends on the type of dolly. If it has a plate for the front wheels like a Maser Tow then the steering wheel should be locked or the steering wheel tied down if the vehicle has no steering wheel lock.
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Old 10-24-2019, 06:35 PM   #5
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I will check with the manufacturer and see. This is the one I am looking at. https://americandolly.com/

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Old 10-24-2019, 09:55 PM   #6
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I will check with the manufacturer and see. This is the one I am looking at. https://americandolly.com/

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No pan on that one, so you will have to leave the steering wheel unlocked. Some cars require you to pull a fuse to the electric power steering when towing. I don't know about the Versa. You will also need an electric brake controller, since that car dolly is not available with surge brakes.
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Old 10-24-2019, 10:19 PM   #7
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No pan on that one, so you will have to leave the steering wheel unlocked. Some cars require you to pull a fuse to the electric power steering when towing. I don't know about the Versa. You will also need an electric brake controller, since that car dolly is not available with surge brakes.
No need to worry about electric power steering on a dolly, only when towing 4 down.
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Old 10-24-2019, 11:37 PM   #8
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I called the manufacturer and he said that I leave the steering locked on this one. Maybe cause it swivels in the middle but he said definitely leave it locked. It even comes with a strap to hold the steering wheel in case the steering doesn't lock. The one I am looking at comes with the brake controller.
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Old 10-25-2019, 12:10 AM   #9
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I called the manufacturer and he said that I leave the steering locked on this one. Maybe cause it swivels in the middle but he said definitely leave it locked. It even comes with a strap to hold the steering wheel in case the steering doesn't lock. The one I am looking at comes with the brake controller.
On second look it see the center pivot for the pan. I'm not used seeing an open center pan. Sorry for the confusion.
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Old 12-13-2019, 06:07 PM   #10
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We've had our American Car Dolly for a year and a half great product great customer service you DO lock steering wheel, if you don't have brake set up in your mh get there brake set up works good and no install. And couldn't believe they delivered for free by owner from Colorado to Pennsylvania.
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Old 12-13-2019, 06:54 PM   #11
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I wonder how sandrooney's towing setup is working out?
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Old 12-15-2019, 11:15 AM   #12
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Hey Bob,
The Dolly I ordered is a new model and they were supposed to ship on November 15th but got hung up. They said it won't even ship till after the holidays. I don't really need it till March but would still like to get it so I can practice a little before just taking off with it.
I will post my experience once I get it. By the way I went with the Acme E-Z Tow Dolly.
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Old 12-16-2019, 12:43 AM   #13
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I have a Acme EZ-Tow, it works great, but sometimes it's hard on the knees, I keep a pair of knee pads to make it a little easier on the knees.
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Old 12-21-2019, 09:28 AM   #14
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My dolly is shipped and is supposed to be here end of next week.
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Old 12-28-2019, 09:58 AM   #15
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Got our Acme Eze Tow yesterday. It will be a while before I can test it out. Our Axis is all tucked away for the winter. I will post back once I test it out.
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