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Old 01 Apr 2004, 11:00 am
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Can you tow a pt cruiser behind a motorhome? Thanks Marc
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Old 01 Apr 2004, 01:00 pm
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rrrperry, welcome to the forum. The following links have some info on your question.

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Old 01 Apr 2004, 08:39 pm
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rrrperry, Welcome to the Forum [^]!!! Lots of info here.
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Old 02 Apr 2004, 10:10 am
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I recently towed a pt behind a P/U 1600 miles.Didn't even know it was there.Used a 2 wheel dolley from U-Haul.Plan all your stops carefully as you can't back up with those.One thing I would have done different is used some type of cover or at least a bra.
If its not a one shot deal and you will be doing extensive traveling,an enclosed traler might be more convenient.
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Old 02 Apr 2004, 02:03 pm
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The idea of using a bra on your PT when towing can be good (eliminating small rock chipping) or bad (creating long scratches and removing paint). I have personal experience towing my PT behind my motorhome. I also have a friend that towed a PT behind his motorhome for many thousands of miles. In both cases, we ended up with the bra damaging the paint on the hood of our PT's.

The aerodynamics of the tow vehicle will determine if a bra is a good idea or a bad idea. With a tow vehicle such as a van, large SUV, or motorhome, the shape of the vehicle create a vortex behind the tow vehicle that can cause the bra to lift at the rear edge and slap up and down on the hood and fenders of the PT. Combine this slapping with the tendency to suck dirt, grit and other debris up behind the high profile vehicle and you get a bra slapping up and down at the rear edge with sand and small stones added to the mixture.

I suspect that the smaller the tow vehicle the less likely you would be to get the slapping effect. A pickup might allow enough distance between the cab and towed vehicle for the air eddys to smooth out to minimize the swirling air around the hood of the PT but I haven't talked to anyone who did extensive towing of a PT behind a pickup.

The bra works well on a PT that isn't being towed because the air is always flowing over the hood applying downward pressure on the bra to prevent the rear edge from slapping. This, unfortunately, isn't the situation that occurs when the PT is towed a few feet behind a high profile vehicle.

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