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Msbudlite

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GATOR tow dolly?
« on: February 08, 2018, 01:44:02 PM »
I'm looking for reviews on this brand.  $2500.00 taxes in and delivered, with brakes.  NEW

Thanks all.

Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: GATOR tow dolly?
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2018, 04:06:42 PM »
I don't have any experience with the brand, but considering that you can buy a stainless steel Kar Kaddy for a few hundred more, I wouldn't call $2500 a real bargain. Does that price include brakes, or is it the bare bone dolly?

You should be able to get an excellent Stehl or Mastertow dolly, configured with electric or surge brakes, wheel straps, etc. for around $2000.

Here's a Stehl with surge brakes for $1695:
https://nctrailers.com/car-haulers/tow-dollies/stehl-tow-dolly-with-surge-brakes.html

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Msbudlite

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Re: GATOR tow dolly?
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2018, 04:26:57 PM »
We are in Quebec, Canada.  I believe the one you sent is in NC and would be an additional 30% (exchange rate)  Yes the GATOR has brakes.

Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: GATOR tow dolly?
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2018, 04:31:01 PM »
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We are in Quebec, Canada.


So that $2500 was $C?  Big difference, of course.

Dollies are generally much less expensive in the southern US, where the selling season is longer. Getting one delivered in Quebec is a whole nother story...
Gary
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Msbudlite

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Re: GATOR tow dolly?
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2018, 04:34:30 PM »
Yes, they are hard to find up here.  And used is nearly impossible.  Thank you for your input though, itís certainly appreciated.

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Re: GATOR tow dolly?
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2018, 06:30:31 PM »
I have a American Tow Dolly. We went almost 4,500 on it last year. The owner brought it to my house approx 1,900 miles and showed me how to hook it up. The welds on it are beautiful, all made in his shop in Colorado.  Only thing I did was to leave the ramps off the dolly and carry them in a compartment. Makes the dolly much easier to move around. I know he has deveried uo to New England. Just might take a month or two for him to get a load coming your way !! 

http://www.americancardolly.com/

Msbudlite

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Re: GATOR tow dolly?
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2018, 07:20:58 PM »
We are going with a new Master Tow.  4900lb capacity, electric brakes, straps.

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Re: GATOR tow dolly?
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2018, 09:25:51 PM »
Used one of those a couple times - a well made product.
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Msbudlite

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Re: GATOR tow dolly?
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2018, 04:53:24 AM »
Thank you

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Re: GATOR tow dolly?
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2018, 07:39:52 PM »
Suggest to look for one with a swivel plate. Makes turning a lot easier.
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Re: GATOR tow dolly?
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2018, 08:07:40 PM »
With a handle like mine I would have to highly recommend the GATOR tow dolly.
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