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Old 11-24-2017, 08:02 PM   #6
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Model: Axis 24.1
State: Michigan
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Originally Posted by cobia13 View Post
One last question . I know the car must be in neutral . Do you start the car after 6 hours .
Doesn't matter either way. My thought is that the car should be in neutral simply because hills, bridges, dips, etc. will change the angle between the dolly and the car necessitating that the front wheels turn.

We've taken a few trips with the car in neutral and, yes we had to start it or the battery would be dead. Check your owner's manual, though, because I think the MKZ has a neutral tow feature that lets you completely shut off the car in neutral (instead of the dash complaining "put in park" for 600 miles).
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Having said all that, however: We took a trip this past summer that was 1500 miles. For the entire trip I left the C-Max in park and off. Didn't have a single issue with the dolly, or the straps. (My speculation is that there is enough play in the transmission and gearing that it doesn't matter--that or the tires simply slip inside the straps.) I do check the straps every stop--sometimes even making a specific stop to check the setup.
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