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Old 08-05-2017, 12:29 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by zimmerdale View Post
Some guys say you should secure the steering wheel and just drag the car around corners.
That's a terrible idea. Don't be one of those guys.

Regarding the vehicle doing the towing, God help you if you get in an accident and it comes out that you are exceeding the vehicle manufacturer's recommended limit for towing something without its own brakes. I believe the specified limit for a Volvo 740 is around 2000 lbs for something without trailer brakes.

Driving slowly and carefully (the excuse that many use) isn't going to help you in a panic stop situation. I've flat towed plenty of 240's with my truck that weighs 5000 lbs. and even with that rig, the stopping distance is increased considerably.
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