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Towing with x body 1st/2nd gen


 Have been looking for a small/light trailer that I can tow behind the Canso in the 12-14' range. Just wondering if anyone out there has towed a 1000lb trailer on a 1st/2nd gen unibody. My concern is having the 1/4's buckle after hitting a major bump. Sould I beef up the back end,leave it alone(will be fine) or forget the whole idea because the car won't handle it??? Any input would be great! Thx Jim



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Honestly, I'm not so sure I'd do anything more than a little utility trailer to haul garbage, Jim. I just never felt the suspension and handling on those cars was good enough for just the car, never mind a trailer. And they are pretty light which is not a great combo.

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Was kinda thinking that,even with disc and posi. Just thought I might kill 2 birds with 1 stone.....also for my 57.

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The owners and/or shop manual should mention whether or not you can tow.

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Your insurance provider in BC may have an opinion on towing with a classic car.

The antique car insurers in Ontario don't allow trailer towing. I've even heard that if your appraiser sends in pics that show a trailer hitch on the car they may refuse you.

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Canadian Poncho wrote:

The owners and/or shop manual should mention whether or not you can tow.


 Nothing in Manual except to fallow provincial regulations?



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norontcan wrote:

Your insurance provider in BC may have an opinion on towing with a classic car.

The antique car insurers in Ontario don't allow trailer towing. I've even heard that if your appraiser sends in pics that show a trailer hitch on the car they may refuse you.


 Good point! My 57 has reg Ins so I can tow with it. Will have to look into Canso Ins if I decide to tow.



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