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Bill Connelly

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Yes, I'm still on the prowl for economical options to haul our Amphi around
for 20 days in July and August...

Someone was kind enough to contact me off-list to mention that they'd met
someone at one of the various gatherings who's been hauling their Amphi
around fairly great distances using one of those little tow dollies, with
the rear wheels up on the dolly, the front wheels down and trailing and the
steering wheel secured with two big rubber tie downs somehow. Says he
swears by it and has traveled huge distances this way with no problems.

Unfortunately, my kindly tipster couldn't recall the fellow's name offhand,
so if you've had any experience hauling your own Amphi with a tow dolly in
this manner, I would love to hear from you at bilgemeister@amphicar.net or
703-455-3516 with any experience, warnings, tips, etc. that you may be able
offer on this technique.

Thanx!
~Bilgey~
 
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chris_skeeles

Guest
> the rear wheels up on the dolly, the front wheels down and
trailing and the
> steering wheel secured with two big rubber tie downs somehow.
Says he
> swears by it and has traveled huge distances this way with no
problems.
>
> Unfortunately, my kindly tipster couldn't recall the fellow's name
offhand,
> so if you've had any experience hauling your own Amphi with a tow
dolly in
> this manner, I would love to hear from you




Hey Bilge,

I found this is post in message #4763. This may help:

---- MESSAGE 4763 -----

We just completed our first lengthy "Test-tow" with Amphi 4 down
behind the motorhome. MH and Amphicar are doing well, so far. As we
left home base, a pedestrian told me there was some left-
right "wobble" in Amphi's front tires as we drove over some very
poorly paved roads. I had not previously observed this, but to be on
the safe side I added a bungy cord stabilizer from the bottom of the
steering wheel to the base of the front seat. Nancy's observations
from the RV rear window and several "tow-check" stops did not reveal
any problem.

Today was side roads and freeways. Tomorrow we'll head over
Snoqualmie Pass, although the mountain driving will test the RV more
than Amphi.

We'll then head down to the Columbia River, Deschutes River
Recreational Area, then to Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast, up to
Ocean Shores on the Washington Coast and thyen back home for Opening
Day of the fresh water fishing season. It will be a good test run.

Sometime after the Seattle Yacht Club Boat Parade, we'll begin a long
run eastward visiting friends and heading towards Celina. See you
all there!!

--LarryS
 
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