<VV> Trailering a convertible

Bryan Blackwell bryan at skiblack.com
Mon Jan 31 12:29:47 EST 2022

I have less towing time than Mike, but that's my experience as well - as long as you get the CG of the loaded vehicle in the right place so the tongue weight is right, it'll tow fine.  Assuming a two axle trailer, roughly that means you need a Corvair loaded far enough forward to put the CG just ahead of the halfway point between the trailer axles.


> On Jan 31, 2022, at 8:16 AM, Mike Stillwell via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org <mailto:virtualvairs at corvair.org>> wrote:
> I’ve trailered fairly often for 22 years, and I’ve never put the car on engine first. No problems, even when we had to panic stop at 75 when the semi driver in front of us fell asleep and almost flipped over. 
> If you put it far enough forward you will be fine. 
> Mike
> YS-117
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Jan 30, 2022, at 4:45 PM, Juno Mail via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org <mailto:virtualvairs at corvair.org>> wrote:
>> I need to move a Corvair convertible and much of it on the Interstate.  My enclosed trailer is unavailable but I do have access to an open trailer.  I always load Corvairs with the engine to the front but am concerned  that the plastic window can't take the strain.  I have had a suggestion to put the top down and leave the windows up with the car on with the rear of the car to the front of the trailer.  Any comments or suggestions about a convertible on an open trailer.  Please, please don't tell me to get an enclosed one.  I have tried with zero success.   Thanks.

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