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



Please be aware that if you do not lift the front wheels, your angle 
drive (which is what the speedo is connected to as well as the 
odometer) and tow the car in a forward direction it will put miles 
on your car. If you note in the message below, he towed it backwards 
(if you have seen Ferris Bueller's day off) running a car backwards 
does not remove miles, nor does it seem to add them - although I 
have been known to be wrong.

U-Haul offers at least 2 types of trailers. One where you can put 
the entire vehicle on it (I rented one a couple of weeks ago while 
my D was unlicensed) and it ran me about $65/day incl tax and that 
protection thingy.

They do offer another which only lifts your front wheels. Which 
could save the false milage on the car. 

No I dont work for u-haul, but everytime I have towed a vehicle (my 
D and my 57 T-Bird) i have had it completely off the ground.

Pulled mine with a 2001 Grand Cherokee no problem


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Sontos" <dsontos@xxxx> wrote:
>
> I towed my automatic DeLorean from North Carolina up to Virginia 
with a tow
> dolly, backwards. The front suspension was stock so I had plenty of
> clearance. Make sure you tie down the louvers. I did have to 
remove one rear
> tire and put the spare tire on because the DeLorean rear is too 
wide to fit
> in between the wheels of a U-Haul tow dolly. I had no trouble the 
whole trip
> home, except for the regular attention the DeLorean gets going 
down the
> road. Oh, and I was using a 93 Chevy 1500 to tow it, so your Dodge 
should
> have no problem.
> 
> Dave Sontos
> vin 02573
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Videobob Moseley" <videobob@xxxx>
> To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2005 9:07 PM
> 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.
>








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