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26 Oct 2011 10:55 #6601 by denhamfly
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Has anyone ever towed a 928 with a tow dolly?

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26 Oct 2011 12:12 #6603 by 928mac
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I haven't Oscar.
Dose it say anything about it in the manual?

I am only guessing that it would be ok to back it onto a tow-dolly and tow it backwards with the front wheels steering locked and, (tied, as required by some laws)

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26 Oct 2011 13:31 #6604 by denhamfly
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I haven't Oscar.
Dose it say anything about it in the manual?

I am only guessing that it would be ok to back it onto a tow-dolly and tow it backwards with the front wheels steering locked and, (tied, as required by some laws)


Have to tow it about 60 miles, having trouble finding a trailer that is low enough. Worried about backwards might drag on my new spoiler. Checked with wrecker service they want $500.00. Could have gotton a 928 I was looking at in California brought here for $675.00. Life is strange.

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26 Oct 2011 14:14 #6605 by 928mac
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I used U-hauls low trailer when I brought mine home.
I had to use 2 2x10 planks placed half way down the trailer ramps.

The boards are a must up front as well as my spoiler hooked on the front of the trailer.

Here is a link
www.uhaul.com/Reservations/EquipmentDetail.aspx?model=TD

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26 Oct 2011 17:09 #6608 by pcar928fan
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Asking for trouble with a Dolly... if it is a 5spd I *think* you can dolly with rear wheels on the ground, but you can't do that with the auto...

Better off getting a U-haul trailer!

James
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26 Oct 2011 19:22 #6609 by neilh
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U-Haul car transporter is the only way to go. Load it as Brad suggests with additional lumber to make thee angle less, or park on a big slope, front of transporter facing up hill, so the ramp is almost level!
And ( like Brad says) watch out for the spoiler getting hooked up on front lip of transporter. I moved my daughters car on a U-Haul transporter, and it moved in transit and the front of the spoiler got locked over the front lip of the transporter!
Yes, you can unlock it - just needs a jack or 2 to lift the front!

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27 Oct 2011 07:06 #6610 by denhamfly
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Thanks for the info, I will let ya'll know how it goes.

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01 Nov 2011 19:01 #6685 by shelby151
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Hey guy's im new to the forum and just bought a 928, just wondering how to tow it.The person i bought it from in going to tow it home for me, about a 2 hour drive also it's a automatic thank's.

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01 Nov 2011 19:46 #6686 by 928mac
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The best way is to rent a U-Haul trailer
here is another thread where we talked about it.

forums.928oc.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=965

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01 Nov 2011 20:35 #6687 by pcar928fan
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DO NOT TOW THIS CAR WITH ANY OF IT'S WHEELS ON THE GROUND! If you tow it with front wheels on the ground you will tear the front spoiler off completely as well as damage the nose. If you tow it with the rear wheels on the ground you will RUIN the transmission! FLAT TOW ONLY!

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