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    Same old question, can anyone recommend a reasonably priced tow company that will move 2 cars from Belgrave to Watsonia (Heidelberg / Greensborough direction) on the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivid
    Same old question, can anyone recommend a reasonably priced tow company that will move 2 cars from Belgrave to Watsonia (Heidelberg / Greensborough direction) on the weekend.

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    Both are 'rolling'. The 8 may start.

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    Greg Fleet from the PCCV has a truck, I'll try and dig out his number for you. If not he's contracted out through RACV but I think he works in the northern Subs.

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    Thanks Dave,

    Much appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vivid
    Same old question, can anyone recommend a reasonably priced tow company that will move 2 cars from Belgrave to Watsonia (Heidelberg / Greensborough direction) on the weekend.

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    Hi David,

    Consider making yourself an "A" bar.

    I made one for moving rolling, but not driving 404s

    Some 50 x 50 x 8 mm angle, a tow bar coupling and a bolt up arrangement to the jacking mounts. Less than $ 100 and about 2 hours to cut , weld and bolt.

    Needs a driver sitting in towed car and a suitably powered car to tow with

    Lot cheaper than professional towing

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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac
    Hi David,

    Consider making yourself an "A" bar.

    I made one for moving rolling, but not driving 404s

    Some 50 x 50 x 8 mm angle, a tow bar coupling and a bolt up arrangement to the jacking mounts. Less than $ 100 and about 2 hours to cut , weld and bolt.

    Needs a driver sitting in towed car and a suitably powered car to tow with

    Lot cheaper than professional towing

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    I have been looking into the 'mobitow' style car dollys.
    So your saying they arent legal in Australia anymore?

    http://www.aframes.co.uk/lifntow.html

    Could explain why I had problems finding them in aus.

    What I really need is a car a tad more powerful than a 16 to tow.

    My best quote has been getting them individually towed as opposed to together on a truck, as 2 places I called still charge per car per km. $100 ea, or $45 each plus $3 a km ($1.50 per km each).

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    Sorry Dave, I can't seem to find Greg's number. You could try going through the PCCV but other than that I don't know really how to contact him. Maybe take the risk with RACV??

    good luck.
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    Thats ok David, thanks guys, I have contacted Greg Fleet, not sure if he can help me or not yet.

    Cheapest quote so far has been $80 per car plus gst.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vivid
    Thats ok David, thanks guys, I have contacted Greg Fleet, not sure if he can help me or not yet.

    Cheapest quote so far has been $80 per car plus gst.
    Which usually = $70/$75 cash in hand preferrably after hours.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan S
    Which usually = $70/$75 cash in hand preferrably after hours.


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