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Discussion in 'Boxers/TR/M' started by harrye, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. harrye

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    Guys,

    I should I ever want / need to trailer my TR I'd like some input on
    best practices.

    How does this sound:

    Cloth tie-downs through the wheels

    Set parking brake

    Transmission in neutral

    Anything I've missed ?


    TIA for any thoughts.

    :harry
     
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  3. Steve Marschman

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    I put the cloth straps through the lower a-arms. No abrasion on the wheels that way. It does put some wear on the straps, but I've been using the same straps for over 5 years.
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  4. harrye

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    Steve..

    I thought of using the A arms.

    Do the A arms need to wrapped with something like a towel?

    :harry
     
  5. Mr.Chairman

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    The towel would be for? If you use a towel make sure its one you are willing to throw away.. The suspension gets filthy.. The straps should be enough and will do no damage. Just be careful of the ring on the strap, that can do some damage.

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  6. Red Head Seeker

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    I would have the transmission in gear. Use the stationary weight of the car to your advantage.....Mark
     
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  8. Melvok

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    #6 Melvok, Aug 7, 2012
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    I always use two belts which go over the back wheels ... like the professionnal transport companies use ... nothing more ...

    They completely lock the wheels at one place on the deck of the trailer ... (do you get what I mean ?).
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  9. mtooze

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    I recently bought a few different tie down/ratchet assemblies from this lot (www.USCargoControl.com). I bought a few axle straps, and 4 of the "wheel" style straps and ratchets that Melvok referes too. My car trailer has the proper "hook in" points to use the flat hooks too.

    They were well priced, delivered fast and im happy with the quality. They have every conceivable combo of ratchets/hooks/straps and you can mix/match the hooks/ratchets in different with straps.

    To the OP, dont go thru the wheels! The straps will rub and wear the finish. Go thru the A arms, a chassis piece, etc. The "axle" straps are designed for this...they have handy rings on the end that you can then use a regular ratchet/hook end on. This way only ur axle straps get filthy and your ratchet/straps stay a little cleaner and easier to feed thru the racthet.

    M

    PS ordinary full trailering practice (i.e., no wheels on ground) is handbrake on and leave car in gear, not neutral.
     
  10. Melvok

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    #8 Melvok, Aug 8, 2012
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    Mine are actually more or less like this example ... I use two only at the back side... ;)

    And definitvely on this little trailer only NOW without the engine ...

    I also would NEVER use straps in wheels or arches/wishbones ...
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  11. James_Woods

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    And that will do exactly what to the transmission?
     
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  13. Red Head Seeker

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    Nothing, ALLOT less stress than driving. The car is tied down, ever little lateral movement. Consider how much stress is on your Testarossa transmission when accelerating or downshifting a 3,300lb vehicle....PLUS with the parking brake on, the parking brake should absorb any motion before the transmission.....Mark
     
  14. James_Woods

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    I had a friend who trailered an airplane fuselage (small biplane, which was ready for rebuilding) over about 65 miles.

    The G-Meter in the instrument panel registered over 6Gs up and down. It was the small sudden motions of the trailer - not a constant 6Gs like you would have from flying.

    He kept it like that just for laughs and grins long after it was rebuilt and flying again.

    I would tie mine down and trust the straps rather than testing the transmission in this manner.
     
  15. Red Head Seeker

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    How does a Testarossa as per your example of the plane..."Going up & Down", affect a transmission in gear?....Once again....first line of defense..the straps....then the emergency brake...then..."finally"...the transmission in gear.....Mark
     
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    #13 Red Head Seeker, Aug 8, 2012
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    chart of various "G" forces....Your friend with the plane might want to get his "G" meter recalibrated.....Mark


    Example

    g-force*



    The gyro rotors in Gravity Probe B and the free-floating
    proof masses in the TRIAD I navigation satellite[19]

    0 g



    A ride in the Vomit Comet

    ≈ 0 g



    Standing on the Moon at its equator

    0.1654 g



    Standing on the Earth at sea level–standard

    1 g



    Saturn V moon rocket just after launch

    1.14 g



    Bugatti Veyron from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.4 s

    1.55 g†



    Space Shuttle, maximum during launch and reentry

    3 g



    High-g roller coasters/[8]:340

    3.5–6.3 g



    Top Fuel drag racing world record of 4.4 s over 1/4 mile

    4.2 g



    World War One Aircrafts Sopwith PupSopwith TriplaneFokker D.VIIFokker Dr.1SPAD S.VIISPAD S.XIIINieuport 17 in a steep dive or back or front looping.

    4.5-7 g



    Formula One car, maximum under heavy braking

    5+ g



    Luge, maximum expected at the Whistler Sliding Centre

    5.2 g



    Formula One car, peak lateral in turns [20]

    5–6 g
     
  17. James_Woods

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    It is your transmission, Red Head Seeker.

    My story is true.

    I intend to protect my own transmission by keeping the car out of gear while towing.

    BTW - wonder what Ferrari has to say about this?
     
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    Ferrari recommends...."Whatever does the MOST Damage"....they want to keep their mechanics busy!!!....Hopefully James...your Testarossa & mine will AVOID the bed of a car hauler, like a fat kid avoids eating vegitables....My Best Regards....Mark
     
  19. James_Woods

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    Mark, may I take it that this little skirmish is over?

    Actually, I have owned 60447 for over five years and it has always made it back to the service technician on its own wheels.

    Perhaps because I am such a conservative.
     
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    Of course James...I would NEVER take you off my Christmas card list...just differing opinions....Mark
     

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