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I need to tow two GT a short distance and I think my 93 camry may not qualify to rent a dolly from U-haul. Anyone have a GT Towbar adapter to bolt on where the bumper went that I could borrow. I''ll ship it right back!
 

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Careful!

The front frame "horns" where the bumper bolts on to a GT are very light sheet metal. If you do use them to attach an A-frame to then makes sure that it is the type that has a bar across the end nearest the GT so that the front of the car will not be damaged.

The type of frame that allows the towed car ends to move sideways for multi-fit will just crush the "horns" together (here speaks experinence :-(()

Any "racing starts" will damage things too. A flat deck trailer is the safest way to transport the car. I used a Taxi-Tow service to bring mine home from the paint shop (one of those services that bring you and your car home after over-indulgence at a party!) The peace of mind was beyond price!
 

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PeterMiddleton said:
I think my 93 camry may not qualify to rent a dolly from U-haul
One option is to tell them you have another truck and you are going to use it to tow the dolly with the Camry on it, but you're just picking it up in the car because......... :rolleyes:

Otherwise, how soon do you need the tow bar? If it can wait until after Carlisle, or during Carlisle if you go, I can probably hook you up with something.
 

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If your Camry has a class II hitch, you might be able to get by (by U-Haul's standard) with the two wheel dolly.

They do specify Class III for the trailers though. However, the place I picked up the last one, didn't even come out to see what I was driving... :eek:

The other option would be to rent a truck from them also, if you need to move it fast.
 

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I do have a class II Drawtite hitch so I will try and see what I can rent for a car trailer or dolly. Otherwise I will have to get a towbar adapter welded up before my month is up! I'd rather borrow an adapter if anyone has one to loan. thanks for all the replies, Peter
 

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It would be cheaper and easier to get one made. I got the adapter for the GT made in a couple of days for 25 or 30 and the tow bar was 60 or 70 from a Uhaul dealer. If you tow at night you'll need the lights they sell for around 40 bucks. As far as Uhaul some check and some don't. If they do it will probably not work, I was in the same situation when I got mine done.
 

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I had forgotten this suggestion and since I already have a VW Bug towbar I am going to try this! Peter
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/classicopels/message/34678
From: "Edwin H Johnson" <[email protected]>
Date: Wed Jan 21, 2004 5:25 am
Subject: Re: [Opel] GT towbar

I use a vw bar by u boltindg a 1/7/8" tube to the bumper brackets...the vw bar fits overthe bar and is retained with pin/clip on each end
 
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