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Old 11-30-2020, 09:49 AM   #1
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Towing a convertible

I have a 1968 OLDS Delmont 88 convertible that i bought when i came back from Nam. I was wondering if anyone has had problems towing a large convertible behind their class A motorhome. I am concerned about the terbulint wind on the ragtop.
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I don't see much of a difference between that and towing a soft top Jeep. Before I started to flat tow I tow dollied a 2004 Chrysler Sebring convertible. No issues. I would be more concerned about towing a rear wheel drive vehicle.
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mine goes in the trailer however you should not have an issue with the top since it is made to drive highway speeds colsed
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I would be more concerned about the road debris and filth kicked up by the MH on a classic car. And older convertibles didnít have the best seals to keep wet road spray out that will also be kicked up by the MH at odd angles.
You probably know this already, but you will have to put it on a trailer or drop the driveline. Trailers can be made to deflect a lot of the road grime etc. I donít think wind will be a factor.
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Ditto, no more wind turbulence being towed as driven, I would be concerned with exhaust film on my classic car.
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It will have to be trailered because left front wheel drives the speedometor. And i do not want to have to disconnect the drive line. I do have a Roadmaster rock shield to protect against debris. Just concerned about winds. Thanks Ken
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I would be more concerned about the road debris and filth kicked up by the MH on a classic car. And older convertibles didnít have the best seals to keep wet road spray out that will also be kicked up by the MH at odd angles.
You probably know this already, but you will have to put it on a trailer or drop the driveline. Trailers can be made to deflect a lot of the road grime etc. I donít think wind will be a factor.
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I would be more concerned about the road rash on the car. It will get chips and such, no matter what you do. Find and older beater to tow. Alternate id to get an enclosed trailer and that will be heavy pus the car weight.

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Go buy a 10 year old moderate mileage Honda Accord that you can tow four down and leave the Olds in the climate controlled garage where it should be.

Not sure if a 2008 Adventurer 35A has the weight capacity to tow the 4000+ lbs. of a 1968 Oldsmobile Delmont on an open trailer let alone an enclosed version.
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The reason i asked is we go to Florida or Arizona for a few months in the winter. We would like to use our Olds there. I currently tow a 2011 GMC CANYON but we are planning to upgrade to a Diesel, so we can tow the olds. Sounds like an enclosed trailer would be the best option. Thanks for the input everyone.
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