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Old 03-06-2013, 06:17 PM   #15
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Why not get a trailer and safely haul both?
weight and cost is the reason against a trailer.
tow dolly - 410 lbs and 1600.00 bucks
3 series bmw conv - 3500 lbs
with a gasser this is about as close to the limit i would feel safe towing.

a trailer to put a car on will be approx 1800 lbs and approx 3500.00 bucks
that would put just about every gasser over the limit.

we traded the bmw for the rio which weighs in at 2500 lbs.
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Glen hit it on the head, cars are aligned with a little tow in and if it was pulled backwards it would be tow out, increase in tire wear.
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weight and cost is the reason against a trailer.
tow dolly - 410 lbs and 1600.00 bucks
3 series bmw conv - 3500 lbs
with a gasser this is about as close to the limit i would feel safe towing.

a trailer to put a car on will be approx 1800 lbs and approx 3500.00 bucks
that would put just about every gasser over the limit.

we traded the bmw for the rio which weighs in at 2500 lbs.
Oops. I thought a 42 Phaeton would have a 10K lb hitch. I'm surprised
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Oops. I thought a 42 Phaeton would have a 10K lb hitch. I'm surprised
I think I mentioned it was a gasser not a DP. most gassers to my knowledge have a 5000 max tow rating. But I could be wrong.
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Glen hit it on the head, cars are aligned with a little tow in and if it was pulled backwards it would be tow out, increase in tire wear.
It would make no difference which way the tire rotated the wear would be
the same given proper alignment.
How ever tracking would be less when pulling it backward.
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Anybody have experience in towing car with tow dolly by rear wheels?
My Toyota Tundra rode nicely, for a short distance.

I'd have safety concerns on the open road: people's lives depend on that steering lock holding.
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My Toyota Tundra rode nicely, for a short distance.

I'd have safety concerns on the open road: people's lives depend on that steering lock holding.
If you saw what was keeping the wheel from moving you would not
tow it very far but they do make and sell a devise that locks the steering
wheel solid and used in commercial towing.
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It would make no difference which way the tire rotated the wear would be
the same given proper alignment.
How ever tracking would be less when pulling it backward.
Alignment is set for forward motion with toe-in. If you go backwards.....
Just set your car for toe-out and you will see an interesting wear pattern in a while.
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