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midget 4nv Christopher Bent
Fernley, NV, USA   USA
is it safe to tow my Midget with the rear wheels on the ground with out damaging the transmission. need to tow about 100 miles

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Billm Bill Masquelier
Santee, CA, USA   USA
It is often done but it is better to disconnect the driveshaft for the tow
BillM

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wrenchingaround Silver Member Louis Zammit
Toronto, ON, Canada   CAN
I would remove the shaft for that kind of distance, it's a simple job.

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idrivemyself Kyle H
Middle of Knowhere, FL, USA   USA
Or you could put it on a trailer. It's a close fit, but it fits. And FYI, most places won't rent the trailer if you tell them you're towing a Midget. winking smiley


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refisk Rick Fisk
Frankenmuth, MI, USA   USA
I brought a Bugeye home from Wisconsin last week on a Uhaul trailer. I told them I was moving a Ford Escort, as they won't rent you the trailer if you tell them you have a Spridget. Spridgets fit just fine despite what their computer says. Snowed a little on the drive home. smileys with beer

In reply to # 3680429 by idrivemyself Or you could put it on a trailer. It's a close fit, but it fits. And FYI, most places won't rent the trailer if you tell them you're towing a Midget. winking smiley


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G0Bigred JD Wyborny
Winterville, NC, USA   USA
1976 MG M-Type Midget "The Midge"
I towed mine home with a 6x12 uhaul trailer. No problems at all.

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Chas 906 Chuck Peterson
Iron Mountain, MI, USA   USA
1961 MG Midget MkI "Little Red Rider"
Okay Rick ya got my curiosity going. How about some pics with out the snow?

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GR1275 Gary R
Raleigh, NC, USA   USA
I flat towed a Bugeye and a '69 for years with no issues... However I seem to recall reading that 1500 trans doesn't like to be towed with the drive shaft in place.

Gary

S1 Elan Kurt. Appley
Akron, Ia., USA   USA
Looks like its all snug in its baby blanket and set up to go racing, Rick. What are you up to??

Yeah, we got the white stuff last week as well. Cold, too, and everything I have to do on my Sprite needs to be done in the unheated side of my shop. [Metal fab and welding]

Kurt.

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mantwillys skip m.
wadsworth, NV, USA   USA
chris,
where are you towing from and to?

skip



if you are are not happy,you are doing the wrong thing. sooo.....??

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dickmoritz Platinum Member Dick Moritz
Philly 'burbs, PA, USA   USA
Note to all. If you care about the paint on your car, never tow/trailer it with any kind of cover or wrapping on it. The wind will continuously whip the fabric and it will quickly wear through the paint on all of the edges of your car...

Also, if you're not familiar with towing, always be certain to have positive tongue weight or the trailer will whip back and forth, sometimes uncontrollably, and an accident is a frequent result. The rule of thumb is to have at least ten percent of the total weight of the trailer and load as tongue weight. This applies to all types of trailers, including U-Haul, etc....

Dick



Errabundi Saepe, Semper Certi
(Often wrong, but always certain)

Wayne Burner Avatar
Chester, NH, USA   USA
Nice weather for towing. Mine is under the house, where it likes to sleep, in the winter. I have modified a pair of boots, for dealing with the winter crap we get here in New Hampshirecool smiley
These are the Canadian Gold special ice screws, we use on our four wheelers, and motorcycles, when we play on the ice. They are greatthumbs up


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noahnsteph Noah Corr
Omaha, NE, USA   USA
I towed mine home in a 6x12 Uhaul utility trailer and it fit just fine. Told them I was going to pick up a Kawasaki Mule Side by Side utility vehicle to avoid the hassle of explaining the small car. Fit like a charm with plenty of room and near a thousand pounds under capacity of the trailer.


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djclinton Dennis Clinton
Mesquite, NV, USA   USA
1964 Ford Ranchero "Red Rocket"
1966 Other Custom "Green Machine"
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Bridgette(brown Midget)"
I also towed with the Uhaul 6x12 trailer, about 400 miles. No problem at all. Just need your own ramps(as the trailer with ramp is too narrow.).

noahnsteph Noah Corr
Omaha, NE, USA   USA
In reply to # 3680753 by djclinton I also towed with the Uhaul 6x12 trailer, about 400 miles. No problem at all. Just need your own ramps(as the trailer with ramp is too narrow.).


Yep I used the 2x10 ramps/side walls from my motorcycle trailer

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