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Old 12-08-2005, 04:58 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever towed an MG Midget 4 wheels down?
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Old 12-08-2005, 04:58 PM   #2
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Has anyone ever towed an MG Midget 4 wheels down?
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Old 12-08-2005, 06:26 PM   #3
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No, but it sure sounds like fun.
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Old 12-09-2005, 06:12 AM   #4
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JUA: Welcome to iRV2.com We are glad you joined us, and I hope there will be informed answer to your question soon. I was tempted to wise crack about their preference to be called "little people", but you prevented that by specifying "MG" in your post, so that shows you are pretty sharp for a new member! In the meantime, help us help you by adding some rig-specfic info to your signature. And again, WELCOME! ED
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Old 12-13-2005, 07:41 AM   #5
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I used to tow my MGB behind my truck camper. Used a ReadyBrake system because the Ram 1500 brakes have a tough enough time stopping just the truck. It worked out great. I did not remove the drive shaft. I just made sure all the fluids in the rear end and trans were topped off.
We have since changed to a 5th wheel camper but I still have the MG and tow bar setup in case I ever get another truck camper...
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Old 12-13-2005, 06:16 PM   #6
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jua:
Has anyone ever towed an MG Midget 4 wheels down? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Golly! I had a 1967 MG Midget Mk III, BRG, and it was the most fun I ever had driving a car. 96 mph top speed downhill. I hated the Dunlop tires, wish I had better rubber.

I'm not sure if the positive earth ("ground"-go figure limies) would be a factor but I'd be mindful of it.

I certainly would be doing a double take if I ever saw a midget coming in behind a motorhome. What could be simpler, put the thing in Neutral and it'll free wheel like a roller stake. What's it weigh again something like 2700 pounds, I forgot.
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Old 12-13-2005, 06:29 PM   #7
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My 1990 Honda CRX SI weighted 1950 pounds and I could hit 100 mph going up most on ramps before the merge point. I wish I still had that pocket rocket. I'd set it up as a toad. Oh, drove it on a 2000 mile trip once with my buddy and had it packed full of fishing gear, food and beer. Got 45 mpg @ 75+ mph.
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Old 12-14-2005, 10:25 AM   #8
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Driver I think your Midget weighed closer to 1700# than 2700#. I had a Triumph that weighed just under 1600# and may have been heavier than the Midget.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Glenn and Kathy:
Driver I think your Midget weighed closer to 1700# than 2700#. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Glenn, That's it you're right. I initially wrote 1700 pounds but I was kicking myself saying "naaa" it couldn't have been "THAT" light but it was. Thanks for the comeback!
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Old 01-11-2006, 05:59 PM   #10
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We tow the Japanese equivalent - 99 Mazda Miata - 5 speed - make sure fluids are topped off. Blue Ox Aveenta is great - using Apollo braking system for security - only seats two so anyone visiting us had better bring a car
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