<VV> Tow Bar

Robert Marlow, Vairtec Corp. vairtec at optonline.net
Fri Mar 25 14:49:29 EST 2005

At 11:39 AM 3/25/2005, Ewell Mills wrote:

>Car tows straight just fine, but rebels against turning.  The wheels don't 
>want to turn and follow the car, and drag really bad in anything other 
>than a wide sweeping turn. The tires are 14" 70 series Goodyear.  The car 
>has recently had a 4 wheel alignment, and drives just fine.  I have towed 
>other cars in the past, and they seemed to follow O.K.  Any Ideas?

Yes -- add some caster to the front end.

Or, cheap/lazy way, add weight to the trunk of the car.

And, skinnier tires will help.

Too little caster causes what you're experiencing.  Although not all tow 
bars are alike, and some tend to "lift" the front of the towed car as you 
pull, which is why adding weight helps.  I've used the cheater technique of 
adding weight when towing a derelict Corvair on old rock-hard tires...

-- Bob

Robert W. Marlow
Vairtec at optonline.net 

More information about the VirtualVairs mailing list