Originally Posted by Boeing Guy
Does anyone know what it takes to tow a 2011 camaro convertible? I prefer flat towing but would consider using a dolly. My wife wants an Explorer which is flat towable. Does anybody switch between flat towing and dolly towing (two different vehicles). How difficult is it to have tranny pumps installed etc, and from where does the pump receive power(I assume they are electric). And how does it affect hookup.
First of all, what does the owners manual of both the Camaro and Explorer say about being towed. This is one key indicator of towability (new word).
It is important to address the following variables, manual or automatic transmission, 2wd or 4wd.
One factor to consider in order to be able to tow either vehicle is to install base plates on both vehicles that is compatible with the tow bar. It is probably obvious, but bears stating. Another factor is that you will need two different hitch drop or rise adapters. There is going to be quite a difference between the base plate height of the Camaro and the Explorer.
Last point: The Camaro sits pretty low to the ground, it also sounds like it is new (2011). There is a high probability of rock damage, you will need a shield or something to protect the front end. If it was me, I'm not sure I would want to tow the Camaro any other way than in an enclosed trailer. But that is my opinion.