What are you doing your towing with?

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Re: What are you doing your towing with?

#11 Post by dant » Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:39 am

2008 Chevy 3/4 ton crew cab, short bed...
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Re: What are you doing your towing with?

#12 Post by Mikelsr » Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:50 pm

'98 Durango. I've borrowed an 18' open trailer when I've towed it. I'm going to be flat towing it later this summer. I have to get some tires for the steelies when flat towing.
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Re: What are you doing your towing with?

#13 Post by dant » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:04 pm

here is the Puttputt behind my old Suburban....the David Lee tow bracket (designed by me) works great.
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Re: What are you doing your towing with?

#14 Post by J P Stein » Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:09 pm

I'm thinkin' on a tow dolly to haul Mr.2 around (2800lbs) behind my Tacoma. Any comments? With or W/O brakes on the dolly?
1100 bucks W/brakes brand new locally. I don't like flat towing.

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Re: What are you doing your towing with?

#15 Post by dant » Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:25 pm

dolly would work great behind your Tacoma JP....I would pop for the brakes since $1100 seems like a screaming deal for a new one.... ;)
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Re: What are you doing your towing with?

#16 Post by J P Stein » Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:39 pm

6 of 9 Oregon Region SCCA events are in Packwood this season, plus one PCA. Too much shittage to haul for Mister2, so it's towing we will go. I'll put a shell on the truck and save hotel expenses. Not the lap of luxury but I've slept in a lot worse places. As long as I park near the porta potty we're good. :)

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Re: What are you doing your towing with?

#17 Post by dant » Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:49 pm

good for you JP....I have slept in the back of my Suburban or inside an enclosed racecar trailer many times over the years.
as long as I have my airmattress and my sleeping bag I am good to go....even slept on the airmattress in the open air a few times as well. ;)
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Re: What are you doing your towing with?

#18 Post by mikey » Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:35 pm

I agree. $1100 for a new tow rig with brakes is pretty dang good. I got the ol crapster trailer for my car and I'll have more into it than that if I choose to add brakes. Not sure if I want to do that just yet. Not a whole lota hills here where I'll be towing.
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Re: What are you doing your towing with?

#19 Post by J P Stein » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:14 am

It's more a matter of stopping than hills. I was towing my trailer (no trailer brakes) behind my 3/4 ton Ford loaded with a blowed up Boxster from an AX.
I had a sweaty palm moment trying to get the whole rig stopped at one point...and I was only going about 35-40 mph. I didn't like that. From then on I gave myself even more room behind other cars....and I was pretty generous before.
The extra 1000 lbs of the Boxster over my 914 could be felt.....the MR2 is about the same weight.

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Re: What are you doing your towing with?

#20 Post by Mikelsr » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:28 am

J P Stein wrote:It's more a matter of stopping than hills... I had a sweaty palm moment trying to get the whole rig stopped at one point.
I've had a similar problem while towing my son's car from NJ to IL. In this case the trailer started swaying and I know without the electric brakes I would have lost it. I had to reposition the car on the trailer. Luckily I had gotten the brakes to work before leaving for NJ. It was a borrowed trailer. I don't think I'll own a trailer without brakes.

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