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Re: Uhaul Trailers

To: MG List <>
Subject: Re: Uhaul Trailers
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 16:10:57 -0800
(Oh boy oh boy! a towing thread!!)

The following is The Wisdom of the List. Heed It Lest Ye Perish.

I. When thou towest the MG with the rear wheels upon the tarmac, thou shalt
first removeth the driveshaft, lest thy transmission be smitten.

II. If thou attempteth to circumvent this law, by towing the MG backwards,
with the front wheels on the tarmac, be warned that this path is only for
those who follow the god Lugnut. For it is written that this act is
abominable in the sight of the great gods Dunlop, and Rudge-Whitworth, and
even the foreign god Borrani, and shall merit swift retribution, and thy
knock-offs shall be forfeit, and thy wheels, yeay, even unto utter

(hey, if you don't believe me, read the archives...)

n 2/27/02 5:15 PM, Scott Willis at wrote:

> My experiences have been good. I've been told to not pull the car facing
> forward on a two wheeler but to pull it backward. I am not clear on the
> damage or wear it may cause but I pulled my car to a show when I was having
> mechanical problems and several "old timers" said I was causing damage to
> either the differential or transmission. (These guys looked like they knew
> what they were talking about). The guy I went to the show with said he'd
> towed his A thousands of miles facing forward on a two wheeler and has not
> had problems (yet). Can someone clarify the potential damage caused?
> Thanks,
> Scott
> 59 MGA
> 73 T140
> (not a good mechanic but I keep them running well enough to have a good
> time.....)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Eugene Balinski" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 2:04 PM
> Subject: Uhaul Trailers
>> Listers,
>> I never thought that I would need this information but
>> due to a RIF, I will be moving. (Yup, there really is a
>> recession out there).  There was a thread recently about the
>> Uhaul car trailers.  Could someone remind me of the
>> outcome of the discussion ?  Are these trailers safe ?
>> Do they receive the official "MG Mail List Okey Dokey" ?
>> Are there better rental alternatives ?
>> Thanks,
>> Gene Balinski
>> 80 B


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

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