[ROVERNET - UK] 2000TC Towing Question

Brooks restore at nbnet.nb.ca
Sun Aug 6 17:31:27 BST 2006

  Use a tow bar...put the car in neutral and be sure the steering wheel is 
free to turn...everything will be just fine. If it were an automatic then 
you need to disconect the driveshaft or tow ith the drive wheels off the 
ground...there is a unit that some people hook up to the drive shaft that 
works like a quick disconnect however just for the occasional tow...who 
would want to go to that bother and cost ?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Glen Wilson" <rovercar at comcast.net>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 06, 2006 12:47 AM
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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