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Old 12-01-2010, 12:31 AM   #1
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Should I tow?

I have a 1991 30ft Winnebago and I am thinking of going across Canada and the USA next summer for 3 months. I am trying to determine if it is worth towing the 1936 Chev behind the RV. I figure we will travel about 10,000 miles, so are we better to rent cars or pull a car? We plan to go from Surrey BC, to Sandpoint Idaho, to Newfoundland through the USA and then back to Surrey across Canada.
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:00 AM   #2
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In my most honest opinion I con't see taking old car like a 1936
Chevy in tow behind a motorhome for 10,000 miles.
seems to m you are just begging for problems towing a car that was never deisgned to tow, Have you considered putnmg the '36 on a trailer which in my opinion would be much safer considering the car is 76 year old.
That's JYHO
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:19 AM   #3
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YES you need to tow; No you do not tow a 1936 chev; Unless it's ready for the scrap heap; Or you Have a covered trailer to put it in.. That car if flat towed will be following four feet behind you for 10000 miles . would you like to be breathing that air. No more needs to be said;; Buy a junker to tow;; We tow a 2009 Malibu; We consider it a throwaway car;;
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I would think towing your '36 on a trailer behind a '91 Winnie would tax the coach due to the weight.
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Old 12-02-2010, 12:20 AM   #5
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36 Chev

I should have mentioned the 36 Chev has a remco coupler for dis-engaging the drive shaft. The 36 Chev is a Hot Rod that I have restored, so it would be fun to bring. I did all the work myself, so it is not an expensive show car, it is just the best I could do at the time!
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:35 AM   #6
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Sure, why not? Didn't we all get into this to have some fun? If you restored the vehicle I can see where you can handle any eventualities and I can see where it could add a lot of enjoyment to your trip. Live it up, what the heck.
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I should have mentioned the 36 Chev has a remco coupler for dis-engaging the drive shaft. The 36 Chev is a Hot Rod that I have restored, so it would be fun to bring. I did all the work myself, so it is not an expensive show car, it is just the best I could do at the time!
You bet, tow it and show it off. How much fun will that be towing a car you built. You can protect it with front cover or other towing equipment.
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Towing a car is much more convenient than renting. Rentals may not even be available near some (many?) of your stops.

Whether the 36 Chevy is a good choice is your call.
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If your happy with the reliability aspect of the car sure why not. While not as old as yours my 79 Spider will be the towed vehicle once the complete color change to match is done.
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I am from Surrey, B.C. and are about half way through the trip that you discribed. We left Surrey on Sept. 09, 10 and are presently in Lake City, Florida. We are towing a HHR which is designed to be flat towed, much like the Malibu, only smaller. Definitely tow a car! You will want to make a lot of side trips and renting is not the answer. You will find it a lot more convenient and in your case, more fun with your customized car. I towed my 2007 Goldwing 1800 motorcycle about 5000 miles, on an open trailer, two summers ago and had a blast.

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I tow an 85 toyota pu, I'v towed it over 100,000 miles since i'v had it; wore out 3 motorhomes and the truck is still going, at 280,000.
I'd say tow it.
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