Re: [DML] Towing the DMC
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Re: [DML] Towing the DMC



Jeeps are another popular one with RV'ers.
It won't overheat while it being turned is what I was told by my buddy who
is now retired and touring. I don't remember if it can disengage or what the
deal was, just normal vehicles the tranny will turn and the fluid will heat
up and burn inside.
Just pickup an '85 Toyota 4x4 to tow your time machine and put it on a
trailer. They are a beautiful little truck, goes with the theme, and you can
find some in great shape.
-Kevin

On 10/19/05, Tom Tait <TTait@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Somebody here knows more specifics than I, but in general I'd say no way.
> If you think about the cars you see getting flat towed you will see either
> small SUVs (read - manual transmission) or its almost always a Saturn.
> This
> was a big deal with Saturn when it came out. It has a design feature in
> its
> transmission which allowed it to be an automatic that could be flat towed.
> It was such a selling feature that Saturn built its own tow bar assembly
> and
> included it as a dealer installed option right in the main brouchure for
> the
> car.
>
> Now maybe you can also flat tow a CVT automatic like the Toyota, but in
> general you can't flat tow an AT.
>
> Tom
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
> Of
> Videobob Moseley
> Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2005 6:08 PM
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [DML] Towing the DMC
>
>
> Does anyone have any experience towing a DeLorean?
> Mine is an automatic, I would love to be able to simply tow it with a pull
> bar,
> you know where it rides on it's own wheels with an attacthed bar directly
> behind
> the tow vehicle. I see a lot of RV's pulling cars this way.
> I figure I could just put it in nuetral right?
>
> I need to pull it with my car, a Dodge Magnum, which claims to only pull
> about 3800 pounds.
> Since the DMC is 2800, that only leaves about 1000 pounds for a cau hauler
> which is pushing it.
> If I could pull just the car itself it would be a huge relief.
>
> Any suggestions?
> - Videobob




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