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Old 09-07-2008, 04:17 PM   #1
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I have a Mercedes C320 rear wheel drive. Can it be towed on a car dolly with the rear wheels on the dolly?
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I have a Mercedes C320 rear wheel drive. Can it be towed on a car dolly with the rear wheels on the dolly?
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Old 09-07-2008, 06:21 PM   #3
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The front end geometry is set up for the vehicle to track properly when going forward. By loading it backwards, you will be trying to make it track in a reverse direction. The geometry is all wrong and it may cause tire wear problems.

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I have towed vehicles backwards many times with no negative effects. You do have to have add on tail and turn signal lights though. As far as front end geometry some cars have toe in and some cars have toe out and if your not driving it it makes no differance. Camber and caster don't com into play untill you turn the steering wheel.
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Back in the late 70's and early 80's I towed a rear wheel drive car backwards. The were no negative effects to the towed car. It towed just a well as the current (four down and newer dolly) towing choices I use. Put on about 80K miles towing it.

Figure out the lights and ensure the steering wheel is locked to keep the wheels straight.
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Old 09-09-2008, 01:19 PM   #6
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hanks for the responses. I plan to buy a used tow dolly with brakes and try it. I can buy a used dolly for half the price of a brake system ,not to mention a drive line disconnect.
I have a 4 wheel drive Trailblazer I spent a small fortune to prepare to tow but it is heavy and I will only use it when more passenger room is needed
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If your trying to do this to tow a lighter car, what benefits do you feel you will receive? My GMC ENVOY is 5074 street weight (4 down). My Caddy is 4200 street weight (dolly). I see no difference in handling or fuel mileage when towing either vehicle. When not towing I receive only about 3/10 of a mile improvement in fuel mileage. If you doing this for fuel mileage, consider staying with the Trailblazer.
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