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    mazzie Posts: 41, Reputation: 1
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    Feb 24, 2006, 09:54 AM
    Tow vehicles
    I just bought a 2006 Airstream Land Yacht. I have a '05 PT Cruiser automatic transmission car. How can I safely tow this vehicle?
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    Feb 24, 2006, 11:40 AM
    Probably not with the PT Cruizer.

    You'll need to confirm the weight of the Land Yacht and check your Cruizer's manual for it's towing limits.
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    Feb 24, 2006, 11:43 AM
    PS... just found for the '04 PT Cruiser:

    Towing/Payload Capacity: PT Cruiser's payload capacity is 865 lbs. Trailering capacity is 1000 lbs. with a maximum tongue weight of 100 lbs.

    ... so now you just need the total weight and tongue weight of the Land Yacht - assuming the towing limits are about the same for your PT.
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    Feb 24, 2006, 11:44 AM
    Use a car dolly, PT are front wheeel drive, by use of the car dolly you will be running on the rear wheels of the PT cruiser.
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    Feb 24, 2006, 11:57 AM
    Airstream spec.

    http://www.airstream.com/product_lin.../lyg_spec.html
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    Feb 24, 2006, 12:02 PM
    Mr. Yet rocks!

    Wow, that baby's WAY to heavy to be towed by a PT Cruiser!

    Sorry, mazzie.:o
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    Feb 24, 2006, 12:32 PM
    Thanks, Mr. Yet! The other guys thought I was crraaazzzyyy for trying to tow a 30' Land Yacht!! I will look up tow dollies to purchase for towing of the PT CRUISER. I appreciate all of the answers, some were amusing, but hey, by spending the money on a Land Yacht, I need some laughs! Again, thanks to ALL!

    Mazzie
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    Feb 24, 2006, 12:57 PM
    Rick cracks me up, I had to wait on this to see what happens.

    (I won't admit I thought the same thing until I looked your RV up)

    The dealer you bought the RV from, or any RV dealer, should have everything you need to tow the PT. I believe they will also train you how to connect the two, and what needs to be done to the PT during towing.

    Including a rear view camera with monitor to see how things are going back there, would be helpful in backing up too. I checked your rig but did not notice if a rear cam comes with it stock or as an option.
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    Feb 25, 2006, 06:22 AM
    Ok, I'm a dunce... and with humility I'll leave my dunce response there. :o :o

    I see now.

    Yep, the car dolly is exactly what you need to tow the PT with the LY.

    mazzie, have a wonderful time in your new Land Yacht!
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    Mar 27, 2007, 05:06 PM
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    He thinks the airstream is towing the PT Cruiser. ERRRRm NO!
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    Mar 27, 2007, 05:09 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by mr.yet
    Use a car dolly, PT are front wheeel drive, by use of the car dolly you will be running on the rear wheels of the PT cruiser.
    Whoops.. I stand Corrected. I thought Airstream only made trailers. (Old news, eh?):eek:
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    Apr 3, 2007, 07:10 AM
    I have the same problem, check with Camper World they are looking ofr a pump to instal on the PT to lub transaxle while being towed.
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    Oct 25, 2007, 12:45 PM
    I believe the PT Cruiser can be towed "4 wheels down". I have looked at all of the vehicles that you can tow from the factory "4 wheels down". ( this means you do not need a dolly)
    I know someone that tows a PT with their motorhome.

    Go to any motorhome magazine website and query "toads", this is the term the use for vehicles that can be towed, "4 wheels down"

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