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    yesterday i had to tow my mates car,using a tow rope. i had never towed a car before but new what to do. i know it says in the hand book to not drive jerkaly, but at some points yesterday it did (had to get over some speed bumps) and another few occasions. my question for you peps is that it says in the hand book it may damage your car if you drive jerkaly when towing, WHAT sort of damage are we talking about, i did feel like it was trying to pull the back of the car off at some points(at least its not a cut and shut). if someone could please let me know, thanks.

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    I would have thought the worst you could do would be to rip the towing eye off?
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    it not the towing or i should say you doing the pull is the hard bit .

    its the other person if he let rope go slack oboy you are going to know all about it.
    if there is to much slack things start to get ripped of .

    just ask the person towed to do all the bracking for you and drive like a 80 year-old man slow and easy "just take your time its so much easyer that way"

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    if you use a bar for towing its much easier

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    rear man does all the braking. you do all the accerlation. you need to have proper hand signals and mentioned you drive slowly. the aim is to keep the tow rope taut at all times.

    all that is needed is practice..........

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