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Old 05-23-2014, 05:00 PM   #1
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Towing a 911 Porsche on a two wheel dolly

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.
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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 think a 911 would be perfect for a dolly as long as you put the rear wheels up on the dolly. since its a rear engine car that is where most of it weight is.

HOWEVER You MUST have that steering locked down real good.
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The 911 is a rear wheel drive. You can NOT tow it on dolly. You will need a trailer of some sort.
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If I was going to tow a 911 Porche I would buy an enclosed trailer to tow it in and a new MotorHome!! I could afford it because I would be RICH!!!!!
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If I was going to tow a 911 Porche I would buy an enclosed trailer to tow it in and a new MotorHome!! I could afford it because I would be RICH!!!!!
Is a 911 Porche a generic 911 Porsche?
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Since the drive wheels have to go on the dolly, most Porches would have to be backed on to it and towed backwards. I've seen it done, but it's not a good option. The front wheels geometry on most cars doesn't track well in reverse (caster is all wrong) and is stresses the front in strange ways. Not to mention having to tie down the steering in some way to prevent the wheels from castering fully left or right.
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If I was going to tow a 911 Porche I would buy an enclosed trailer to tow it in and a new MotorHome!! I could afford it because I would be RICH!!!!!
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Is a 911 Porche a generic 911 Porsche?
Maybe a front porch?
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If it is not an automatic you could probably set it up to tow four down - personally, I'd go the enclosed trailer option - especially if it is in great shape.
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Since the drive wheels have to go on the dolly, most Porches would have to be backed on to it and towed backwards. I've seen it done, but it's not a good option. The front wheels geometry on most cars doesn't track well in reverse (caster is all wrong) and is stresses the front in strange ways. Not to mention having to tie down the steering in some way to prevent the wheels from castering fully left or right.
I agree. A flatbed trailer or enclosed would be my choice.
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If it's a non-4WD, old style manual it can be towed rear wheels down on a dolly. What year/series? The front might be too low. I'd go for a nice aluminum beavertail flatbed myself......
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The chance of damaging the 911 is too great on dolly when you consider the price difference for a good trailer versus a dolly. As an added benefit you can back up with a trailer.
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Towed my wife's 911 C-4 to Albuqurque on my aluminum tilt car trailer for service. Since the MB dealer is next door, I had my Unity TB serviced too. I did winch the Porsche on as the trailer deck was slick first thing in the AM.
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