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I'm looking at towing a friend's 2CV Fourgonnette about 40 miles so it can have some work done to the engine by a 2CV mechanic. I'll be using a towing bar for the job. Is there anything that can cause problems with the engine/transmission, or is a 2CV quite happy to be towed along?

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November 27th, 2021, 12:57 am
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no problems with a towing bar, dragged the dyane back here and that was 50 miles.
Wrap up warm for the towee though ;) .


November 27th, 2021, 9:53 am
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As long as there are no underlying faults, and there is oil in the gearbox, it should be fine.

When I bought the Bedouin, I towed it from Lincoln to Wales (Pontypool) with an 'A' frame.

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November 27th, 2021, 11:34 am
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Thanks awfully chaps.
I did find an old thread about towing with an A-frame. One of the guys stated the gearbox exploded on their 2CV, which is most disconcerting.

The welfare of the towee doesn't concern me. I'll be toastie in the Golf :twisted:

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November 27th, 2021, 12:20 pm
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probably low on oil ...

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November 27th, 2021, 1:23 pm
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And don't forget the steering lock...


November 27th, 2021, 1:54 pm
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A steering lock is probably not something fitted to a 1969 Fourgonnette, thankfully 8-)

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November 27th, 2021, 4:11 pm
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The tow has been done. Wasn't as bad as I feared :lol:

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December 4th, 2021, 9:01 pm
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