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Midwest Amphicar

Worlds Largest Amphicar Destination
Hey Larry! What is device you use to operate brakes on Amphi as you tow bar it? My new tow vehicle does not want to drag a trailer.:D . Later Dave the Wave
 

LSolheim

Member
If you are interested, Mr. Wave, I'll send you some pictures and AutoCad
files (or graphics of them) of the reinforcing structure and attachment
points I built. If you recall it is quite unobtrusive when not in-tow and
easy to connect/disconnect w/o tools.



I did all of this in 2001. At the time I chose Tow-v-Aire
<http://www.tow-v-aire.com/> over the Brake Buddy
<http://www.brakebuddy.com/> primarily due to cost, but I also did not want
to rely on Amphi's positive ground electrical system. I also know when
Amphi's brakes are applied because they are tied into the RV's braking
circuit rather than relying on a pendulum switch. I did slightly modify the
break-away switch circuit (which DOES use Amphi's electrical circuit) to
avoid cross connection and yet still function using the cigarette lighter
socket.



I have the braking pressure adjusted so Amphi's tires will drag on
dirt/gravel, but still roll when on asphalt.



--Larry



From: Midwest Amphicar [mailto:]
Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 5:22 AM
To: lrsnpark@gmail.com
Subject: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20405] tow bar



Hey Larry! What is device you use to operate brakes on Amphi as you tow bar
it? My new tow vehicle does not want to drag a trailer.
<http://www.amphicar770.com/amphicarforum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif> .
Later Dave the Wave
 

Bilgemaster

Member
This all sounds like something real useful that I would like to have put
on the Club's website back in the day...Like maybe a special section on
"Hauling & Towing Tips."

Just a thought...

~Bilgey~


On Tue, 28 Apr 2009 11:33 am, LSolheim wrote:

> If you are interested, Mr. Wave, I'll send you some pictures and
> AutoCad
> files (or graphics of them) of the reinforcing structure and attachment
> points I built. If you recall it is quite unobtrusive when not in-tow
> and
> easy to connect/disconnect w/o tools.
>
> I did all of this in 2001. At the time I chose Tow-v-Aire
> <http://www.tow-v-aire.com/> over the Brake Buddy
> <http://www.brakebuddy.com/> primarily due to cost, but I also did not
> want
> to rely on Amphi's positive ground electrical system. I also know when
> Amphi's brakes are applied because they are tied into the RV's braking
> circuit rather than relying on a pendulum switch. I did slightly modify
> the
> break-away switch circuit (which DOES use Amphi's electrical circuit)
> to
> avoid cross connection and yet still function using the cigarette
> lighter
> socket.
>
> I have the braking pressure adjusted so Amphi's tires will drag on
> dirt/gravel, but still roll when on asphalt.
>
> --Larry
>
> From: Midwest Amphicar [mailto:]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 5:22 AM
> To: lrsnpark@gmail.com
> Subject: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20405] tow bar
>
> Hey Larry! What is device you use to operate brakes on Amphi as you tow
> bar
> it? My new tow vehicle does not want to drag a trailer.
> <http://www.amphicar770.com/amphicarf...s/biggrin.gif> .
> Later Dave the Wave
>
>
 

LSolheim

Member
I will come up with some good words and photos for the website & perhaps
'W-n-W'.

Cheers! --Larry





From: Bilgemaster [mailto:]
Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 3:22 PM
To: lrsnpark@gmail.com
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20405] tow bar



This all sounds like something real useful that I would like to have put
on the Club's website back in the day...Like maybe a special section on
"Hauling & Towing Tips."

Just a thought...

~Bilgey~


On Tue, 28 Apr 2009 11:33 am, LSolheim wrote:

Quote:



> If you are interested, Mr. Wave, I'll send you some pictures and
> AutoCad
> files (or graphics of them) of the reinforcing structure and attachment
> points I built. If you recall it is quite unobtrusive when not in-tow
> and
> easy to connect/disconnect w/o tools.
>
> I did all of this in 2001. At the time I chose Tow-v-Aire
> <http://www.tow-v-aire.com/ <http://www.tow-v-aire.com/%3e> > over the
Brake Buddy

due to cost, but I also did not

> want
> to rely on Amphi's positive ground electrical system. I also know when
> Amphi's brakes are applied because they are tied into the RV's braking
> circuit rather than relying on a pendulum switch. I did slightly modify
> the
> break-away switch circuit (which DOES use Amphi's electrical circuit)
> to
> avoid cross connection and yet still function using the cigarette
> lighter
> socket.
>
> I have the braking pressure adjusted so Amphi's tires will drag on
> dirt/gravel, but still roll when on asphalt.
>
> --Larry
>
> From: Midwest Amphicar [mailto:]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 5:22 AM
> To: lrsnpark@gmail.com
> Subject: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20405] tow bar
>
> Hey Larry! What is device you use to operate brakes on Amphi as you tow
> bar
> it? My new tow vehicle does not want to drag a trailer.
> <http://www.amphicar770.com/amphicarf...s/biggrin.gif
<http://www.amphicar770.com/amphicarf...s/biggrin.gif%3e> > .

> Later Dave the Wave
>
>
 

Midwest Amphicar

Worlds Largest Amphicar Destination
Thanks Larry. My "anchor" bumper was made for a tow bar. It has custom reinforcements that fit inside Amphi on inner frame work were it bolts to. I do not know if new tow vehicle can actually be used. But it is red, 4 inch cowl hood, and top goes down. Not a done deal but close. Later Dave the Wave
 

Midwest Amphicar

Worlds Largest Amphicar Destination
I find just using rope works well. The Camaro bumper is nice and soft. :005:Ain't no Vette but does a nice smokey burnout. Later Dave the Wave
 

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LSolheim

Member
I am working on your article, Dave. Had a bit of an Achilles problem and am
just now recovering from the surgery & resulting drugs. Feels good to have
concentration longer than 2 minutes again, although I still can't keep the
foot down for too long.



--Larry
 
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