[DML] Re: Towing a D
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[DML] Re: Towing a D



You have to be very careful driving onto the tow dolly. You cannot
back up the motorhome with the tow dolly attached to a car. You cannot
make sharp turns or the tow dolly fenders will hit the Delorean. You
have to be careful of sharp dips like driveways where the Delorean can
bottom out in the rear. The better system is a foldable hitch set-up
where the front wheels of the car stay on the ground but I don't know
if you could attach it to the front of a Delorean. As for the recovery
lights, I made up a small piece of metal with a lip that over the edge
of one of the fins of the sunshade and it gets held on with a bungee
cord. The light is magnetic so it stays on the metal piece. I also
painted the metal piece and covered it with foam. The "best" way is to
just get a trailer so the car has all four wheels off the road. Safer
too, less chance of the car getting hit. BTW if you do use a tow dolly
use safety chains around the frame. Some tow dollys don't have safety
chains for the car so if it doesn't, have them installed. After
driving a short distance check and tighten the straps around the front
wheels, they tend to loosen.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "dadoc2791" <gekko@...> wrote:
>
> I'm about to leave on a trip of about 3000 miles and I plan to tow my D 
> behind the motorhome.  Mine is an '81 standard trans.  I have a tow 
> dolly on which I'll plant (and strap down) the front wheels, dragging 
> the rear, in neutral, behind.  I've figured out a way to strap the rear 
> tow-lights on the small louvers of the rear engine (louvered) cover 
> without damage and I have a "toad stop" brake system to apply a little 
> braking pressure to the D's system when slowing sharply (a common way 
> to stay legal and safe while towing a vehicle - made by Blue Ox).   My 
> motorhome has quite a bit of rear overhang, mud flaps and grass skirt 
> so there's never been any problem (towing other cars) with junk kicked 
> up damaging the front of the towed car.  Anybody know of any concerns I 
> should have with this setup?
> 
> Thanks for your help.
> 
> Craig Werner
> 07181
>



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