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Madmax
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Nose weight

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Been looking at trike dolly,s on eBay. Like the one that just fits on towbar.
Advantage being reversing. Can't reverse with trailer type dolly. I was holding back as unsure of what nose weight would be. Expected bout 150 kg,s. To my surprise got front wheel on scales & it was 100 kg,s. Just acceptable.

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Maybe as a nose weight, but there is some question of the legality of using a dolly to tow a vehicle, as by taking a wheel off the road it becomes a trailer. If a trailer has brakes fitted, they should work.
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Thousands of people tow vehicles with no prob. Pehaps its one of those laws thats never enforced. Even aa & rac doit.

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RAC and AA are allowed to.
The general purpose for dollies is for recovery. Not as a "permenant solution"

I agree, loads of people do use them, and as you say, the law does not seem to be inforced.

But, what would happen in the instance of an insurance claim?
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Used a tow dolly a thew times had no problems but my mates got a trailer for towing his trike behind his camper van he's says it's more stable
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Proper trailer will always be better. I just like the dolly/bracket idea for taking trike behind my camper van on touring holiday round Scotland.

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