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Old 03-09-2007, 12:43 PM   #1
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TO: W&D+3,

For some reason, my reply button is not working, so I opened a new thread. First, you didn't say whether you have a manual or an automatic transmission. If you have the manual, then you can tow it four wheels down with no problems and no distance or speed limitations. If you have the automatic, you will need to get a dolly or install a Remco transmission pump.

I have a manual transmission, 2003 PT Cruiser, and I have towed it over 40,000 miles. I use a Blue Ox tow bar. I had the baseplate installed by my motorhome dealer. It requires that he remove the front end of the car - body work - not suspension, etc. He had to cut two holes through the gravel pan below the bumper. If you didn't know about towing, you wouldn't notice them.

I would have mud flaps installed on the car's front wheel wells. My car kicked up stones on an Alaska trip, and it knicked the paint on the back doors and fenders. An alternative is to have the 3M clear film installed on the doors and fenders, but that is really expensive.

I would use a shield between the motorhome and the car. There is one that is horizontal that mounts below the tow bar. I don't know the name. I have a vertical shield that attaches to the towbar ahead of the car, but it doesn't protect the car below the bumper.

That's my input. Sorry that I couldn't reply directly to your message.

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TO: W&D+3,

For some reason, my reply button is not working, so I opened a new thread. First, you didn't say whether you have a manual or an automatic transmission. If you have the manual, then you can tow it four wheels down with no problems and no distance or speed limitations. If you have the automatic, you will need to get a dolly or install a Remco transmission pump.

I have a manual transmission, 2003 PT Cruiser, and I have towed it over 40,000 miles. I use a Blue Ox tow bar. I had the baseplate installed by my motorhome dealer. It requires that he remove the front end of the car - body work - not suspension, etc. He had to cut two holes through the gravel pan below the bumper. If you didn't know about towing, you wouldn't notice them.

I would have mud flaps installed on the car's front wheel wells. My car kicked up stones on an Alaska trip, and it knicked the paint on the back doors and fenders. An alternative is to have the 3M clear film installed on the doors and fenders, but that is really expensive.

I would use a shield between the motorhome and the car. There is one that is horizontal that mounts below the tow bar. I don't know the name. I have a vertical shield that attaches to the towbar ahead of the car, but it doesn't protect the car below the bumper.

That's my input. Sorry that I couldn't reply directly to your message.

Good Luck

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Old 03-09-2007, 03:12 PM   #3
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W8rlm thanks for going through the trouble of reposting. Yes! it is a stick, was not really concerned about towing it just the work that needs to be done to install the base plate. I was hoping to find something a bit easier to install but alas I guess getting cheap at this point is kinda stupid hehe. Ill ask at our dealership if they would be able to do this for me. Thanks again.
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W&D+3,

The dealer who installed my baseplate was my motorhome dealer.

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Old 03-11-2007, 05:22 PM   #5
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W&D+3, We had a local paint and body man install ours, no problems. We do use the Blue Ox, had to have a drop receiver to lower the towbar due to the low profile of the PT.
We use protect a tow, goes under the rear of the coach and tow bar and under front of PT. We have used many types of protects, and none of them worked very well except for this, It also helps keep the rear of the coach cleaner. You do have to have the exhaust go off the side of the MH.
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