Sorry I haven't been on here for a while but I have decided that with the problems with my spinal arthritis it is time to sell our Bessie. I did promise Maureen I would keep for as long as I could manage it.
My question is I have a Fiat Panda and I am looking for your opinions on what would be the best way to tow it, my 3 options are;
1. "A frame" drawback is you have to leave the keys in the ignition and you rack up mileage on the vehicle.
2. Car transporter trailer. Just concerned with space being occupied on sites.
3. Car towing dolly. Small and compact.
A bicycle or motorcycle are out of the question.
Please feel free to let me know your thoughts on the above.
If you have not already purchased a motorhome could you not buy a more compact one and not bother towing a car? If you could manage with a 5.5 metre van conversion that would take up as much space as a large 4X4.
1) A frame - bit of a Grey area, seems to be allowed in the UK but I have heard of problems abroad. Car needs to be modified to have over-run brakes. I have also heard that reversing is near impossible. The majority of Motorhomes I see on site seem to go for the A frame set up.
2) Car Trailer - Legal here and Abroad. Reversing should be OK. Problems may arise with manoeuvring the trailer when off the MoHo and storing it on the Pitch (a motor mover would alleviate this), though I have seen a number of trailers used.
3) Towing Dolly - I have read that these are Illegal in the UK unless you are a breakdown operator.
Make sure any Motorhome you buy is capable of towing the weight. The "Vin Plate" on mine says it can tow 2000Kg and it is fitted with a Tow Bar but the converters plate inside the MoHo says it can not tow anything, this is probably due to the rear overhang.
Elnagh Clipper 90.......... Real Names Mike & Hazel
Many thanks David and Mike, things have now moved on since my post and I am in the process of my latest purchase. The supplier is taking our "Bessie" in part ex. More to follow soon. I have decided to go with a trailer as the safest option. So this well known East Anglian company are arranging the fitting of a tow bar, now I need to source a trailer.