Re: [DMCForum] Re: Making plans for PF (Tow Dolly)
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [DMCForum] Re: Making plans for PF (Tow Dolly)



I've taken off my half axles so many times it's not funny.  It only takes
like 40 minutes to remove them both. 

This would be advantageous for the Auto transmission users with tow
dollies.  People with standard transmissions might want to do it as well
to prevent unnecessary wear in the differential.

Jim

On Wed, 19 May 2004 11:14:15 -0400 Travis Goodwin <tgoodwin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
writes:
> It's a straight drive. I thought that just having it in neutral
> wasn't
> enough. Am I wrong?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: content22207 [mailto:brobertson@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 7:59 AM
> To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [DMCForum] Re: Making plans for PF (Tow Dolly)
>
> Why in the world would you try to dolly it backwards? No one ever
> does
> that.
>
> I'm a big fan of tow dollys. They're easier to control than a
> trailer.
> You don't need any special wiring (just run temporary wires from the
> dolly's lights to your own tail/brake lights). Weigh just a fraction
> of a trailer.
>
> UHaul used to rent them $50 per day (3 day minimum).
>
> I do NOT trust dolly wheel straps -- bring some extra come alongs
> and
> tie the chassis to the dolly itself.
>
> Also, criss cross the safety chains under the tongue. Should it come
> loose from the ball, chains will hold it up.
>
> Isn't your DeLo a straight drive? If so, you don't even need to
> remove
> the drive axles.
>
> 7,000 lbs GTW is well into Class III. You'll hardly notice the car
> until you get to the mountains (be careful with that transmission
> fluid). I dollyed a 5,000 lbs Lincoln through the mountains of PA
> and
> MD with my F150.
>
> Bill Robertson
> #5939
>
> >--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Travis Goodwin <tgoodwin@xxxx>
> wrote:
> > I'm working on arrangements to get the car to PF. I've got a few
> options
> > available (I don't wanna drive it) and I thought I get you guys to
> weigh in.
> >
> > First option is a tow dolly, but the concept of trying to lock the
> steering
> > wheel in order to tow it backwards makes me nervous. Has anyone
> done
> this?
> >
> > Second option is a full trailer, which would require me to rent a
> larger
> > truck.
> >
> > Third option is have a local guy take it up for me.
> >
> > I think I'm leaning towards the second option.
>
>
>
>

> Yahoo! Groups Links
>
>
>

>
>

> Yahoo! Groups Links
>
>
>

>
>


________________________________________________________________
The best thing to hit the Internet in years - Juno SpeedBand!
Surf the Web up to FIVE TIMES FASTER!
Only $14.95/ month - visit www.juno.com to sign up today!

Yahoo! Groups Sponsor
ADVERTISEMENT
click here


Yahoo! Groups Links



Home Back to the Home of PROJECT VIXEN


Copyright 2006 ProjectVixen.com.  All rights reserved.

Opinions expressed in posts reflect the views of their respective authors.
DMCForum Mailing List Archive  DMCNews Mailing List Archive  DMC-UK Mailing List Archive