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Old 05-26-2014, 01:42 AM   #15
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I already have the MotorHome and a car trailer. All I need now is the 911!!!
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:19 AM   #16
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I already have the MotorHome and a car trailer. All I need now is the 911!!!
They are nice but if I had to choose a locked and lifted Jeep or 911, it would be a Jeep for me.
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:55 PM   #17
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The 911 series have been made for a long time. Since the OP did not specify what year it is there is no way of predicting the value of the car. Personally I would not do it even if it's possible because the risk of damage to the body is too great. Tow dollies can be tricky, rocks get thrown up, paint & windshields get chipped. So I guess a lot depends upon how you feel about the car.

We had a 911 for nearly 10 years. It lived in the garage and was driven very seldom. On the other hand someone I worked with had one just like it and she used it as her beach car. Wet wetsuits thrown in the back, surfboards strapped to the roof etc. last time I saw her 911 it looked like crap. Mine still looked new when we sold it.

The issue is the transmission. Does the standard transmission get lubricated and cooled when being towed in neutral. It's an awesome transmission, but not cheap to fix.

So make that x223 for me.
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I definitely get it when it comes to bringing your 911 with you for when you arrive (and that is definitely arriving!!). I've owned a number of Porsches (hence my Blackcabby name), and I can tell you that its the last thing I would tow (dolly or 4 down). I realize that people use their Porsches in a variety of ways from garage queen to grocery getter, but the one thing that is common to them all is the price of parts. Just take tires for example. My Michelin sport cup tires last 8,000 miles tops, they are very expensive (close to $3,000 installed), and I want every mile they drive spent with me at the windscreen. Throw in other exposures such as stone chips, windscreen damage, suspension wear/tear, rims, and I think you can see where I'm going...

For the cost of any of the above, and the modifications to make your 911 towable, you will get pretty close to the purchase price of a light weight open trailer (like a Featherweight), or spend a little more to get an enclosed trailer (nice benefit of discretely disguising your rolling networth). Either way, you've got some choices to make. Good luck, and keep us posted on which way you end up going. Who knows, you may convince me to take the Black Cabby on the road!!!
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I definitely get it when it comes to bringing your 911 with you for when you arrive (and that is definitely arriving!!). I've owned a number of Porsches (hence my Blackcabby name), and I can tell you that its the last thing I would tow (dolly or 4 down). I realize that people use their Porsches in a variety of ways from garage queen to grocery getter, but the one thing that is common to them all is the price of parts. Just take tires for example. My Michelin sport cup tires last 8,000 miles tops, they are very expensive (close to $3,000 installed), and I want every mile they drive spent with me at the windscreen. Throw in other exposures such as stone chips, windscreen damage, suspension wear/tear, rims, and I think you can see where I'm going...

For the cost of any of the above, and the modifications to make your 911 towable, you will get pretty close to the purchase price of a light weight open trailer (like a Featherweight), or spend a little more to get an enclosed trailer (nice benefit of discretely disguising your rolling networth). Either way, you've got some choices to make. Good luck, and keep us posted on which way you end up going. Who knows, you may convince me to take the Black Cabby on the road!!!

Sorry, I meant Featherlite (fthr.com)...
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+100 to everything that was said about NOT towing it, and to add, with the rake that it would have sitting on the dolly, the motor and exhaust will be WAY to close to the road for comfort. Any big dip and you're going to crunch the back of the car. And the front will be too low if you try and tow it backwards.
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I don't think I would try it on Louisiana roads! Our roads have been built over soggy marsh, pot holes are just the nature of the beast! No insult to Louisiana, just stating the truth.
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I didn't actually speak to the owner...but, last summer while travelling through Wells, Maine I was in the same campground as a guy from Florida who towed all 4 down a mid 2000's manual transmission 911 cabrio.
He had the brackets on the front bumper just like my CRV...I've got more storage space....he's got more swag.
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A Porche toad. I would love to see that. Who's got a Lambo?
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even if you disconnect the transaxle, the 2 drive shafts are still connected to the wheel carriers...trailer is the only option with a 911, or any Porsche at that.

btw, just finished this 3 year project last winter...

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Very nice. Carreras always seem to look good with the Duck Tail.
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Does anyone have experience towing a 911 Porsche on a two wheel tow dolly?? Can it be done without damaging the vehicle? Any advice/ comments will be appreciated.
I use to tow with a tow dolly, but no way I would tow a 911 on a dolly even if I could. I would only use an enclosed trailer if your coach will handle one, otherwise an open trailer would be better with a rock guard in the front.
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Does anyone have experience towing a 911 Porsche on a two wheel tow dolly?? Can it be done without damaging the vehicle? Any advice/ comments will be appreciated.
Hi Dry Dock,

So, what did you finally end up doing? Kinda curious to find out if you made it work with a 911...
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