Mini 1000; Towing And Rear Wiper
Posted 04 July 2012 - 06:34 PM
Posted 04 July 2012 - 08:06 PM
Posted 04 July 2012 - 08:08 PM
as for towing dolly. we had to modify a frame to drop in to take the smaller diameter wheels. wasnt really designed for older cars. you may need to make or modify.
we plan to use our a frame but solid mount it to the mini using the front subframe mounts....currently our a frame uses chains around the lower arms and it can work loose.
Posted 04 July 2012 - 08:34 PM
It's not legal to tow with a dolly - except for emergency recovery. Why a rear wipe? Just clean the glass and coat with RainX or similar..
It is legal to tow using a dolly. Providing the dolly has brakes.
Edited by SA MINI, 04 July 2012 - 08:35 PM.
Posted 06 July 2012 - 08:47 AM
Posted 06 July 2012 - 09:31 AM
Towing limit for a BMW MINI - 650kg so it's touch and go, once you add in the weight of either a dolly or A frame, then I think you'll be over.
Further to this you come into the areas of what constitutes a trailer...
My understanding is as follows...
A trailer can be braked or unbraked, unbraked trailers are limited to a MGW ( max gross weight ) of 750kg, with a further restriction that the MGW of the unbraked trailer cannot exceed 50% of the MGW of the towing vehicle.
A braked trailer must have all wheels in contact with the road, braked, Anything on a dolly, even if the dolly itself is braked, is technically unbraked as the wheels on the vehicle on the dolly which are still in contact with the road are unbraked, and likewise when a vehicle is on an A frame, so you are still restricted by the 750KG MGW.
The only exception is vehicle recovery
Edited by Guess-Works.com, 06 July 2012 - 09:55 AM.
Posted 06 July 2012 - 01:27 PM
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