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RVRAC

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Question?
« on: July 13, 2017, 06:22:38 PM »
I am new at this.  How do you tie down the driving wheel of a car that does not lock for a dolly that requires it?
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BinaryBob

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Re: Question?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 06:26:53 PM »
I use two ratchet straps wrapped around each side of the steering wheel and latched below under the seat.
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RVRAC

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Re: Question?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 08:56:47 PM »
Thank you.
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American Dolly
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scottydl

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Re: Question?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 09:11:54 PM »
You can use the driver's seatbelt... this is standard practice for tow truck drivers, and there is a specific technique to it.  Maybe a driver in your area can give you a quick tutorial.  ;)

Searching on Youtube, I also see people have instructions on securing steering wheels (which winching or towing) using rope or other specialty ratchet straps.
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RVRAC

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Re: Question?
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2017, 10:00:29 PM »
Thank you folks.  I successfully towed for 400 miles today.  I used both the seatbelt and the ratched straps.  It worked well.  Again, thanks.
2017 Leprechaun 311 FS
Toad: 2016 Jeep Patriot
American Dolly
Home: WI
Snowbird 6 months/yr.