How Do You Pull a Truck With a Tow Dolly?

Towing a vehicle with a tow dolly is an efficient and cost-effective way to transport it from one place to another. Tow dollies are designed to safely and securely attach to the back of a truck, allowing you to haul your car or truck anywhere you need it to go. It’s important to understand how tow dollies work and how to properly use them so you can ensure the safety of yourself, your vehicle, and the people around you.

Step One: Choosing A Tow Dolly

When selecting a tow dolly, there are several important factors that must be taken into consideration.

First and foremost is the type of vehicle you plan on hauling with the tow dolly. There are different types of tow dollies for different types of vehicles, so make sure you select one that is designed for your specific vehicle. Additionally, consider the size of your vehicle relative to the size of the tow dolly as well as its weight capacity.

Step Two: Attaching The Tow Dolly To Your Truck

Once you have selected the right tow dolly for your needs, it’s time to attach it to your truck. Begin by making sure that all four wheels on the tow dolly are free from dirt and debris so they can move freely when connected.

Then, use ratchet straps or chains to secure the front end of the tow dolly onto your truck’s hitch receiver. Finally, adjust any necessary tensioners or straps as needed before driving away.

Step Three: Loading The Vehicle Onto The Tow Dolly

Loading a vehicle onto a tow dolly requires two people. Start by parking your vehicle on level ground in front of the tow dolly and make sure that it is in “park” mode or has its emergency brake engaged. Then connect safety chains from each wheel on your car/truck/SUV onto their respective wheel locks on the tow dolly before slowly backing up until all four tires are securely sitting on top of them. Once this is done, crank down each wheel lock until they are firmly affixed onto each tire.

Step Four: Securing The Vehicle With Straps & Chains

Securing a vehicle on top of a tow dolly requires two people. Begin by using ratchet straps or chains around each tire on both sides before cranking them down until they are tight enough not to move during transit. This will help keep everything securely in place during transport so nothing gets damaged or falls off during transit.


Towing a vehicle with a tow dolly is an efficient way for transporting it from one place to another if done correctly. Following these steps will help ensure that everything goes smoothly when using a tow dolly and that both yourself and those around you remain safe during transit. With these tips in mind, you can be confident that you’ll be able pull your truck safely with no problems!

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Stephen Dunn