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Re: Towing

To: "Larry Macy" <>,
Subject: Re: Towing
From: "Bill Wilson" <>
Date: Sat, 14 Aug 1999 16:26:08 -0700
Front wheel drive vehicles are not rated to tow as much as rear wheel drive
vehicles.  I would not suggest towing anything heavier than the vehicle
rating and would not get close to the rating.  I have been in the towing
business for over twenty years and would not suggest towing much at all with
a front wheel drive vehicle.
-----Original Message-----
From: Larry Macy <>
To: herb lundin <>; mg mailing list <>
Date: Saturday, August 14, 1999 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: Towing

>BTDT I towed a 1500# + trailer with a Dodge Caravan rated for 1000,
>Tranny went in less than a year. Funny though - the Midget is rated to
>tow a heavier trailer than the Caravan was. Go figure.
>>>>>On 8/14/99 4:48 PM so and so (herb lundin) said. (And I quote:)
>>I would like to tow my MGB on a two wheel car carrier with my 96
>>trans). However, my Honda handbook says that I shoud not tow over 1000#.
>>Will I damage the transmission if I try it? Would appreciate any advice.
>>72 MGB-GT
>Larry Macy
>78 Midget
>Keep your top down and your chin up.
>Larry B. Macy, Ph.D.
>System Manager/Administrator
>Neuropsychiatry Section
>Department of Psychiatry
>University of Pennsylvania
>3400 Spruce St. - 10 Gates
>Philadelphia, PA 19104
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