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Old 08-03-2016, 03:11 PM
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Default "Friend" installed a Hitch, how do i talk him out of it?

A friend that has a 2000 C5 just installed a hitch and plans to buy a trailer to tow his Goldwing in it. I think this is a bad idea, but I'm looking for specifics to advise him on to get him to rethink doing this. Any suggestions?
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Old 08-03-2016, 03:20 PM
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Look on this forum for a thread titled "road trip". It is on the first page right now. Exact same situation. Looks fantastic. Leave your friend alone.
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wfoZo6 seems to be having a great time!

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Why are you looking to talk him out of it? what specifically, do you object to?
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That's great! Two iconic pieces of the automotive pastime. Two wheel cruising on beautiful days and sports car fun with a passenger or during not so beautiful days. I say let him do it. It's not as if he plans on towing a landscape trailer from job to job.
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That's great! Two iconic pieces of the automotive pastime. Two wheel cruising on beautiful days and sports car fun with a passenger or during not so beautiful days. I say let him do it. It's not as if he plans on towing a landscape trailer from job to job.
i have to ask, which is more comfortable on a pleasant day, the vette or the goldwing?
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It's your Buddy's car, let him do what he wants with it!
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I've had one on mine for several years, never an issue
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I plan to tow my SeaDoo with mine when I go visit my son on the TN river...I don't see the issue.
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Originally Posted by Sox-Fan View Post
Why are you looking to talk him out of it? what specifically, do you object to?


What makes you think its a bad idea, OP?

It's not like he's taxing the structure of the car with such a lightweight setup.

I would advise your friend to disconnect the trailer before auto-x, as that's just bad form!

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When I bought my '75 'Vette, it had one installed. Used it one time to pull a 22' Bass boat to the lake when dad's Suburban wouldn't start. Worked just fine.
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Originally Posted by HBsurfer View Post
Look on this forum for a thread titled "road trip". It is on the first page right now. Exact same situation. Looks fantastic. Leave your friend alone.
Here's the link, so you don't have to search for it.

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...road-trip.html
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Good for your friend. He is doing what he wants
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Friend of mine has a hitch on his C6. Uses it to pull a trailer with tires and a jack for autocross events. Seems to work great for that purpose.
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Originally Posted by bhoch View Post
Friend of mine has a hitch on his C6. Uses it to pull a trailer with tires and a jack for autocross events. Seems to work great for that purpose.
Yup. This was mine until a couple of months ago. It tows fine. Now I'm in a C6 and have not put a hitch on it yet. Absolutely will do so this off season.

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I had a trailer hitch om my 85, back in the day, and pulled my Harley to Daytona a couple of times. One time it was two Harley's me and my neighbor.

My car... my choice.





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Old 08-04-2016, 11:31 AM
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OK....as we've been hearing so much of these days....enough of this political correctness BS. I used our IROC Camaro to tow with years ago and the problems it caused are too many to list here...with transmission over-heating and a completely annoying "Shaky" ride being at the top of the list. Corvettes are not designed to tow....simple as that. If one wants to tow, get a truck.......
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I say let him do what he wants with his Vette and hopefully he will let you do what you want with yours.
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Originally Posted by windyC6 View Post
OK....as we've been hearing so much of these days....enough of this political correctness BS. I used our IROC Camaro to tow with years ago and the problems it caused are too many to list here...with transmission over-heating and a completely annoying "Shaky" ride being at the top of the list. Corvettes are not designed to tow....simple as that. If one wants to tow, get a truck.......
I have no idea what you were towing, but let's face it, your IROC and its' face melting 230 HP, being what it was, probably wasn't such a great car even without the trailer. I did not experience any of your issues towing with the C5.

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