[ROVERNET - UK] 2000TC Towing Question

Paul Smith vmitps at netspace.net.au
Sun Aug 6 08:16:03 BST 2006

Tow truck operators always towed with the driving wheels in the air.
With enough lift, the caster is positive (and the trail is positive) for the
front wheels of the towed vehicle going backwards, so they track true.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Glen Wilson" <rovercar at comcast.net>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 06, 2006 1:47 PM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] 2000TC Towing Question

> I had a call from someone who will be towing a 2000TC about 250 miles.
> Going with a full trailer that gets all four wheels off the ground will
> mean renting a truck, as well, because the trailer needs the electric
> brake hook-up. (Most companies here won't even rent you a full trailer
> unless you rent a truck at the same time.) The other option is the use
> of a two-wheel dolly, which always raises several questions.
> Can he put the manual transmission in neutral and tow the car with the
> back wheels on the ground without damaging anything? Due to the location
> of the car, it sounds like it will be pretty difficult to get under it
> to disconnect the halfshafts or driveshaft.
> What's the consensus of opinion on this? Any comments appreciated.
> I've towed an SD1 with the front wheels on the ground, but that had a
> steering column lock. This TC is either a '67 or '68 and probably
> doesn't have a steering column lock.
> Glen
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