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Old 08-05-2008, 08:11 PM   #41
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Any towing that involves tying the steering wheel is towing that i want nothing to do with. Sounds dangerous and prone to fail.
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:22 PM   #42
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Any towing that involves tying the steering wheel is towing that i want nothing to do with. Sounds dangerous and prone to fail.
you must have never been around towing then.
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:45 PM   #43
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you must have never been around towing then.
I tow all the time. I just don't ghetto tow.
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:28 PM   #44
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:55 PM   #45
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I tow all the time. I just don't ghetto tow.
towing a car on a dolly is not being around the towing perfesion. i have been around real towing my whole life, tying off a steering wheel is a common and encouraged pratice. you can break a steering lock, but if the wheel is tied off with the seat belt, the wheel is not going to move.
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Old 08-05-2008, 10:59 PM   #46
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Been a while since I got to flex the banstick.

Well, I've arrived. Pretty uneventful all in all right up to the point where I got here. Holy **** are some of these streets narrow- and lined with rock walls at that. No damage apart from my nerves... And Ben, why the hell didn't you speak up earlier? ****, I'd have dropped by in a heartbeat.

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Glad you made it out here nice and safe. Chapel Hill is full of parties and girls with diseases, careful

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Old 08-05-2008, 11:55 PM   #49
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yayyy joe hazing begins!

joe if you get a college hair up your ***, drive on up and I'll buy you some fangly beers. 4 hours.
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towing a car on a dolly is not being around the towing perfesion. i have been around real towing my whole life, tying off a steering wheel is a common and encouraged pratice. you can break a steering lock, but if the wheel is tied off with the seat belt, the wheel is not going to move.
I don't lock the steering wheel when I tow on the dolly.

Assuming that my only towing experience is a poor one. I regularly tow trailers from 5ft to 30ft, enclosed, open trailers, boats, etc.

In any event, I checked the owners manual on my dolly to see if I was just a moron. Here's what I found.

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Never attempt to back up a loaded tow dolly. This can overstress the tow dolly bending the tongue and or carrying pan. Towed vehicle damage may also occur from oversteering.
Always load the vehicle-in-tow facing forward. (Making sure steering wheel is immobilized by locking ignition switch or tying off steering wheel to seat frame or suitable point.) Towing a rearward facing vehicle may cause swaying with the towed combination.
So we're both wrong, per the manufacturer.
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Old 08-06-2008, 07:17 PM   #51
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and i am not strickly talking about dollys and trailers. i am talking about towing with a tow truck. and the dolly company has to put that warning there, because people refuse to take aditional steps to properly tow it.
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