Steering wheel lock with tow dolly

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davem1958

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I'm towing a 2005 Honda Civic using a Demco Tow-It 2 dolly.? The manual says the steering on the car must lock, or else I have to tie the steering wheel in place.? In my case, the steering wheel locks, just not pointed straight ahead.? I found out by towing for a hundred miles, then noticing at destination that the car was turned slightly to the left.? Is that a problem?? Does the towed vehicle need to be pointed exactly straight?

 

John From Detroit

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I believe the CIVIC is FWD, so it should not be a problem if the dolly has stering ability, and most dollys do

You may find it will lock straight ahead as well, but the real reason for that is the forces on the car's axels and suspension parts are greatly magnified if it's turned WAY to the righ or left, keeping the wheels more or less straight ahead minimizes the stress on the car since that is it's normal operation mode
 
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