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Old 10-13-2007, 06:30 PM   #15
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For those still wondering how their vehicle should be towed (for any reason), AAA has a lot of info on that for obvious reasons. All of their tow drivers carry a manual that lists recommended procedures for each model.
But as stated earlier, not all can be towed with drive wheels on roadway, some have to be dollied or put on a flatbed.
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True. To be on the safe side, do check with a transmission shop. Generally speaking, though, a front wheel drive manual transmission should be OK for towing. This does not necessary extend to a 4x4 - you would have to check with either the dealer's service department or a transmission shop.
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Old 10-13-2007, 06:47 PM   #16
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I found this while surfing the other day. http://www.towingworld.com/dinghytowing.pdf
It has a list of toads and towing limits with them. I found it interesting that some need to ge started and let idle for a few minutes every 500 miles, what's that about?
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I found this while surfing the other day. http://www.towingworld.com/dinghytowing.pdf
It has a list of toads and towing limits with them. I found it interesting that some need to ge started and let idle for a few minutes every 500 miles, what's that about?
That slings oil onto the sections that don't get lubed while towing.
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For the record, we use a KarKaddy with a Vauxhall Corsa on it and it tows beautifully. The overhang of the 310 meant that the dolly followed a wider turning circle keeping the dolly wheels out of the kerbs. On UK twisty roads that's a real bonus.

The KarKaddy books states clearly that front wheels only must be on the dolly (Front Wheel drive), and rear wheel drive can be towed but the prop (drive) shaft disconnected or some form of locking in neutral if Manual. the car must never be towed with the front wheels on the road and the rear (driven or not) on the dolly.

As a matter of interest we averaged over 11MPG driving through Welsh mountains and Devon Hills!
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