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Old 03-16-2010, 03:44 PM   #1
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Old 03-16-2010, 04:54 PM   #2
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is he trying to drive coast to coast w/out refueling?
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:23 PM   #3
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I suspect that he bought a parts car and is towing it home.
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:06 PM   #4
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I'm impressed! The book on my Geo, regarding towing, has one word: fuggetaboutit!
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:49 PM   #5
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Talk about the tail wagging the dog. I wonder if the tower has ever experienced a high speed wobble when towing? Once is usually enough to wise most people up.
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Would that be an issue with no tongue weight and the towed vehicle being independently stable?

I would expect the only safety issue with that setup to be braking, and that harness going from one car to the next may be operating its brakes (perhaps using a device that pushes the brake pedal in the towed car; they exist and are marketed to RV drivers who tow their car behind).
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Would that be an issue with no tongue weight and the towed vehicle being independently stable?

I would expect the only safety issue with that setup to be braking, and that harness going from one car to the next may be operating its brakes (perhaps using a device that pushes the brake pedal in the towed car; they exist and are marketed to RV drivers who tow their car behind).
i doubt it would be an issue... braking yes lol.

funny thing is my chevetes bumper has a place to mount a trailer hitch it could prolly tow a small like 3X5 trailer or something...
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I have towed cars using a tow bar, and have never had any issue with stopping distance.

When I was a toddler, my parents had a travel trailer. My mother hated travelling in it, because she still had to do all the cooking and cleaning...some great vacation! Anyways, it had a separate hand control for the electric brakes. Now we are talking a HEAVY galvanized steel over wood frame trailer (1947 Ironwood). And heavy tow car (1948 Cadillac) with drum brakes all around. I recall being told that it was considered preferable, whenever practical, to use the trailer brakes to slow the car on downgrades, saving the car's brakes. Don't know how advisable this would be today, but that was the "wisdom" that was passed on to me.
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