One of the advantages of a tow dolly is it works for multiple vehicles. We always have two or three front wheel drive cars and like the option of taking wichever one we want, without having to install tow gear on all of them. Mine pivots, tilts and has surge brakes. Easy on/off and no brake control system required. Only disadvantage is storing the dolly when not in use. On the road it tows so easy I forget its there.
Order is illusion. Chaos is reality. But right or wrong I'm still the captain.
With a dolly, your choices are a pivot table, wheel steering (dolly wheels steer), or front wheels of towed vehicle do the steering.
Our dolly is the latter - no pivot table or wheel steering on the dolly, so towed vehicle's front wheels do the steering. Like with so many other things, each approach has its distinct advantages and disadvantages.
What I like about our approach is, it makes the dolly (ACME EZE tow dolly) much simpler and lighter not having a pivot table or steering wheels - ours only weighs around 400 lbs making it pretty easy to move around by hand when you need to. It also can handle up to a 5,000 lb vehicle, and is low enough I can put it almost completely under the MH when parked, so its not in the way.
Downside is, I have to leave a key in ignition in 'Accessory' position on towed vehicle, to keep steering column unlocked.
I like the idea of a dolly with wheels that do the steering for you. Only problem is, those dollies are so expensive, you're approaching the same cost it'd be to set your vehicle up for 4 down towing.
Will & Angela
2 children that love camping, Stephen & Allison
2012 FR Georgetown 351DS on F53 (V10) Chassis Our Rig
I have one that uses the pivot, very low maintenance, just a squirt of grease in 2 zirks once a year and check the bolts. Ours also tilts to make the angle better for loading, good thing I am towing a BMW 323 so pretty low.
I like that I can lock the car and not worry about leaving a key in it.
Ray, Cheryl, Cory & of course Miss Molly the four-legged child