can I dolly tow an auto transmission 1989 dodge dakota

Asked by Sep 02, 2013 at 09:07 PM about the 1989 Dodge Dakota Sport Standard Cab SB

Question type: General

Do I need to back the truck onto the dolly and tie the steering wheel?

5 Answers

Yes...U-haul has them...the front wheels are encapsulated by chains~ steering lock will keep it from turning~ the front wheel only auto hauler, they are for rent....even give you a box hitch if you haven't got one~

contrary to what some of these gurus may say, neutral is perfectly fine...will NOT overheat~!


My suggestion would be to dolly the front wheels and remove the driveshaft if you're going any kind of distance. Say over 50 miles or so. HTH. -Jim


I would strongly recommend NOT towing the Dodge Dakota the way you's NOT good for the transmission or the tires...Instead, ante up a little cash and do it the safe way and keep all 4 wheels elevated and off the ground with a tow dolly, like the one pictured here that U-Haul rents:

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FYI...if you tow a vehc. backwards, it gets squirley....tried it

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