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Old 10-28-2010, 11:36 AM   #21
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My bad, maybe the V70 wasn't the best example. But both my Volvo 940 and my BMW 320i tow 1600kg = 3550lbs.

How about a 5-series BMW?
hmmm I will check out the 5-series. Most cars are really not meant to tow another car lol. You don't want the trailer and car to outweigh the car your using to tow it will sway to much. I also hear a car with a short wheel base is not the best to tow
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I have my doubts that the Europeans are pulling their race cars on a trailer with a sedan like a 3 series BMW. A dolly maybe, but not a trailer.
So, you are saying that I am lying? Here in Sweden (we are Swedish, btw, not "european"), you may not tow a combo heavier then 3,5tons with a standard licens (and all towing is limited to 80km/h). An upgraded licens takes months to take and costs a lot. So people tow with combos lighter then 3,5tons. For example, an old Volvo and a trailer.
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I'd figure no less than 1,800 lbs. for a tandem axle trailer with brakes.

Here are a few choices:http://www.midwaytrailers.com/tandem-axle-utility
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There was a guy on the S4 boards who trailered his widebody A4 racecar with an allroad. 2.7T allroads are badass.
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hmmm I will check out the 5-series. Most cars are really not meant to tow another car lol.
Well, if you plan on towing around your car every weekend, you might choose a better tool for the job. But if you plan on just towing every now and then, it will work just fine.

Anyway, just my $0,02. Good luck with finding a car.


Edit: My buddies, on the way to race at Gotland Ring: http://www.mx5racingclub.se/forum/do...2441&mode=view Just for reference.
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hmmm I will check out the 5-series. Most cars are really not meant to tow another car lol. You don't want the trailer and car to outweigh the car your using to tow it will sway to much. I also hear a car with a short wheel base is not the best to tow
I can assure you that trucks can weigh much less than the trailer and payload if it is the right truck.

Longer is better when towing from the bumper. I have a short wheel base Dodge, and it sucks pulling a trailer. I much prefer to use the Ford which is a long wheel base, but it is also a 3/4 ton. There is no comparison in safety. Big trucks also last longer if towing all the time. Little trucks break transmissions, and eat up brakes.
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i wasnt doubting you. i just looked it up. without reading your mentioning of it at all.
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Thats what I will be getting when I finally get a tow vehicle.
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i wasnt doubting you. i just looked it up. without reading your mentioning of it at all.
We think the same! Scary...
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So, you are saying that I am lying? Here in Sweden (we are Swedish, btw, not "european"), you may not tow a combo heavier then 3,5tons with a standard licens (and all towing is limited to 80km/h). An upgraded licens takes months to take and costs a lot. So people tow with combos lighter then 3,5tons. For example, an old Volvo and a trailer.
Not calling you a lier, just speculating. If there are laws preventing you from using that heavy a truck and payload, I could see it.

We like our trucks here stateside, and we have to travel farther than you. Safety and reliability become an issue.

I know my geography by the way.
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Here is an aluminum tandem trailer with brakes that weighs 1,250lbs.

http://www.aluminumtrailer.com/open%20car%20haulers

There is a reason the law in SWEDEN requires you to go no faster than 50 mph when hauling a car with a car. You are piloting a death trap and it is much worse at 70 or 80 mph.

Did somebody say Audi? Hahahaha! Driving a track car would be more reliable.

OP, why not pick up a cheap, older pick-up truck just for this purpose and find something nicer to DD? If you get something with questionable cosmetics and a good drivetrain you can probably get a deal. And you will have something to haul car parts and yard stuff around in without worrying about messing it up.

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Old 10-28-2010, 11:57 AM   #32
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I'd figure no less than 1,800 lbs. for a tandem axle trailer with brakes.

Here are a few choices:http://www.midwaytrailers.com/tandem-axle-utility
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There was a guy on the S4 boards who trailered his widebody A4 racecar with an allroad. 2.7T allroads are badass.
Hmmm I forgot about that wagon of theres.

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Well, if you plan on towing around your car every weekend, you might choose a better tool for the job. But if you plan on just towing every now and then, it will work just fine.

Anyway, just my $0,02. Good luck with finding a car.


Edit: My buddies, on the way to race at Gotland Ring: http://www.mx5racingclub.se/forum/do...2441&mode=view Just for reference.
I would say maybe a total of 4-6 during the season. So maybe onces a month twice tops
but I do want to keep the car/suv/truck so it has to last no blowing trannies
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I am guessing I need a car/suv/truck that can tow 5000. Btw I looked at the all road its cheap but towing rate is 3300
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We like our trucks here stateside, and we have to travel farther than you. Safety and reliability become an issue.
I know you do, I used to live in NC.

The guys in my pictures has just driven 7,5hours across Sweden, from Gothenburg to Gotland. But of course, if I got to choose, towing with a big truck is much better, no doubt. The problem is, you have to live with the truck the other 355days of the year too.

Anyway, I think I made my point and I'll stop being a PITA. Good luck to OP finding a good car!
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haha I wish. I would love another Miata. You can tell the miata is loving that extra weight lol
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See, what did I say? Works just fine!
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It looks like the airplane might be pushing the Miata. I bet it is great fun stopping in a curve.
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a WRX wagon with a custom hitch will pull a miata on a dolly no problem.
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a WRX wagon with a custom hitch will pull a miata on a dolly no problem.
was not looking to rock a dolly. But a WRX would be awesome haha
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