[ROVERNET - UK] Towing
slatskars at comcast.net
Sun Aug 6 19:41:17 BST 2006
Some states and I believe Canada have a 1,500 lb towing limit unless the
vehicle/trailer/dolly being towed has separate auxiliary braking. Both my
flat bed trailer and tow dolly have electric brakes. I also have a device
called a "Brake Buddy" that applies braking in a vehicle being flat towed
using the vehicle's brakes. It has a small air compressor built in and an
inertia switch to apply the brakes. The force is adjustable, plus it has a
break-away switch. You might be able to rent one from an RV supply place?
Based on my experience in towing an MG Midget from Florida to the west
coast, I would undo the rear end of the drive shaft and wire it up to the
undercarriage. On the other hand I flat towed a Daihatsu Rocky 4X4 over
8,000 miles with no ill effects behind a motorhome. Check the oil level in
the transmission and differential.
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