[DMCForum] Re: Farrar Towing Louie
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[DMCForum] Re: Farrar Towing Louie



Didn't you see Message #10004? Louie's cars don't break down. For the
life of me I don't understand why he tip toes around #5252 (or #10115)
like they were made of egg shells.

If you've got a traditional step bumper bolted directly to the frame
your Ranger should be good for at least 3,500 lbs Gross Towing Weight.
The dolly itself weighs next to nothing.

I fully agree with Scott Mueller -- driving with a brakeless dolly
behind you is tricky, but doable. DRIVE SENSIBLY. Minimize
distractions in the cab. Watch other drivers doubly hard. Plan ahead
for lane changes, stops, etc. Don't back up if you can help it. Don't
forget your safety chains (I like to criss cross them under the
tongue). Even though the wheel wells have their own restraints, a
couple of well placed come-alongs wouldn't hurt.

Here's a good question: If you buy an automatic DeLo, does anybody
know how to isolate the transmission? Do you simply remove the drive
axles? I doubt if you can tow it around attached to the rear wheels
without grinding up the clutch discs.

Don't try to dolly it backwards. That's asking TOO much from the
steering wheel lock.

I've dragged two cars home from Ohio, plus several around North
Carolina, all with dollys. The one thing I've never towed is an honest
to goodness car trailer. People tell me they're easier than a dolly,
but I'm so used to the latter that I'm going to stick with them.

Check your automatic transmission fluid when you get home. If it's
black or stinks, change it.

Bill Robertson
#5939

>--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Farrar Hudkins <fhudkins@xxxx> wrote:
> I don't have a kit, I just have to buy the hitch ball that fits into
the
> hole on my bumper. It wasn't there when I bought the thing. Dunno if
the
> PO removed it or what ...!
>
> But that's good news, then, Louie, if your car breaks down on I-95, I
> can pull it along. After all, I owe you a ride in my vehicle since you
> gave me a ride in yours. Of course I know it wouldn't quite be the
same.
>   LOL
>
> Farrar
>
> Louie Golden wrote:
> > Many years ago my parents had a '93 Ford Aerostar with a 3.0 v6
and it pulled our 21' ski boat, which with trailor and all I'm sure
weighed roughly as much as a DeLo does. DeLoreans weigh a little more
than 2800 lbs btw. The van had no problems BACKING the boat up my
driveway, which Bill can attest to, is one hell of a slope. Unless you
have a really cheap cheesy aftermarket towing kit, your little truck
should do just fine. -Louie


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