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Old 03-24-2015, 12:25 PM   #1
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Problem towing my Chevy Cruze

I am towing a 2012 Chevy Cruze behind a 38' motorhome with air brakes connected to the car. I am using a Blue Ox Avail Tow Bar.
After I make a sharp turn the car starts "bucking" like it has a flat tire or one of the hitch pins has come disconnected. When I stop and go back to check I can't find any thing wrong. If I continue on my way the car tows OK.
Does anyone have any clue of what is going on?
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Old 03-24-2015, 01:07 PM   #2
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Are you exceeding the turning radius of the car and just dragging the front wheels sideways. A long rear overhang can aggravate the sharp turning radius.
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Is the steering column locked, preventing the front wheels from turning?
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How would I know if I am exceeding the turning radius of my car? If I am what could I do to shorten it. I have a 2" drop down bracket on my tow bar, if I take it off I could shorten the bar connection by app. 4 inches, I think I would be within the height restriction according to Blue Ox. I am sure my steering wheel is not locked.
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How would I know if I am exceeding the turning radius of my car? If I am what could I do to shorten it. I have a 2" drop down bracket on my tow bar, if I take it off I could shorten the bar connection by app. 4 inches, I think I would be within the height restriction according to Blue Ox. I am sure my steering wheel is not locked.
I appreciate your input.
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Take it to an empty parking lot and have a helper turn it as sharply as possible while you stand by and watch to see what's going on. Also make sure the coach and the car don't come in contact.
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Disconnect the brake line and retry to see if the problem remains.
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