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So i bought a dolly

long time ago Ivor came to essex like this with alan D



i got a dolly i thought even if i cant make money using it it will be idea for working under ivor, like big ramps. but it is a lot bigger that the one Ivor came on.

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when i put a panda wheel in it it sits like this now i'm not sure if this will be ok to recover small cars like this or if i should make up some smaller squares to go inside the big ones

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long time ago Ivor came to essex like this with alan D



i got a dolly i thought even if i cant make money using it it will be idea for working under ivor, like big ramps. but it is a lot bigger that the one Ivor came on.

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when i put a panda wheel in it it sits like this now i'm not sure if this will be ok to recover small cars like this or if i should make up some smaller squares to go inside the big ones

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Make smaller squares to go inside the big ones. Can't be too safe.
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I thought dollys were frowned upon?
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Had me confused, I was thinking this
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I thought dollys were frowned upon?
why and by who? a full trailer is safer and has more legal uses ( technically dolly's are for recovery only) but they cost a fortune and take up loads of room.

some i see have no square at all just flat checker plate
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Had me confused, I was thinking this
google thinks i mean this
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hi
a few thoughts
i lost a car out of one of these 25 years ago as it bounced out on our even then pock ridden roads
be sure you dont have speed limited tyres on it off a wheel barrow ( i kid you not)
are insurers happy about it?
car needs to be road legal on back ie taxed tested and insured because rear wheels on ground
its also unbraked so possibly breaks rules concerning unbraked trailers
i get enough grief off vosa trying to comply to their every whim with a proper breakdown transporter so i can only hope you are willing to be given hell if they see you

seriously i would think twice before hitting the queens roads

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Surely that combination exceeds the towing weight of the towing vehicle.
Max weights are there not just to prevent over-stressing the towing car, but also to ensure braking is effective. Unless the towed Panda has no engine and gearbox this is probably illegal as well as unsafe.
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my tow car is a croma
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i lost a car out of one of these 25 years ago as it bounced out on our even then pock ridden roads
was it strapped on?
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I hope you didn't pay more than 30
That's how much raw material it cost to make one.
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was it strapped on?
yes
i move cars for part of my living
i have stopped counting the amount of people i know who have had vosa or police pulls
i keep my vehicles meticulously maintained but that counts for nothing as the agencies go through their motions
ive been pulled 6 times this last 3 years
it depends where you are but heres the ones i often trundle through
a1 north wetherby
chester near queensbury
ring road birmingham
a19 north of middlesborough southbound by the transporter bridge
northbound 2 junction further up
hull, traffic police seems common talking to other operators ( i got pulled here 6 weeks ago)

vosa are clamping down very hard and your kind of setup will cause a toothcomb
look here
http://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum.../dg_200824.pdf
look what the aa now use
they use what are called solos
its the only type i would use too
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Re: So i bought a dolly

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yes
i move cars for part of my living
i have stopped counting the amount of people i know who have had vosa or police pulls
i keep my vehicles meticulously maintained but that counts for nothing as the agencies go through their motions
ive been pulled 6 times this last 3 years
it depends where you are but heres the ones i often trundle through
a1 north wetherby
chester near queensbury
ring road birmingham
a19 north of middlesborough southbound by the transporter bridge
northbound 2 junction further up
hull, traffic police seems common talking to other operators ( i got pulled here 6 weeks ago)

vosa are clamping down very hard and your kind of setup will cause a toothcomb
look here
http://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum.../dg_200824.pdf
look what the aa now use
they use what are called solos
its the only type i would use too
What do the AA use, and do you have a link for the sellers/retailers please? I had a quick look but a search for solo towing seems to throw up the usual A frames and towing dollies?

I'd like to find something decent to enable me to tow a 127/Panda if the need should arise.

Looking at old threads @portland_bill the mk2 Panda 4x4 is legally allowed to tow that weight combination due to the train weight of 2100kg stamped on it? This changed for newer cars though apparently.
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(Suitable for the recovery of small to larger sized cars for occasional to trade use

Build the “A” Frame up wearing gloves and place in front of vehicle to be recovered then push under car on place on top of wishbone then wrap chain around the wishbone and connect to strap tightened the Ratchet straps, set the cross bar up , tighten all the bolts and hooked up to tow hitch

Turn steering in both directions checking that tires do not touch “A” Frame adjust if required

If Aframe touches front of car it may be lowered by lowering tow hitch with lowering plate

The vehicle which is being recovered must be in neutral, steering lock and hand brake off trailer board lights and number plate fitted.)
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