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    Default Tilt truck towing recommendation?

    Does anyone have any recommendations for a tower with a tilt truck to tow a no goes up citroen?

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    I have to get one towed from the city to my place, approx 23 kms.

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    I think you will find just about any tilt tray company will be able to load a dead Cit (you see they can winch on the lower dunnydores and WRX's etc ...).

    It MUST NOT be towed on it's wheels (ie: with it's back wheels on the ground. You can get them on car trailers too if you have a car capable of towing one.

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    I have found that the longer tray trucks are better. Yes the XM has been trayed a couple of times...

    I think it was North Shore Towing (?) who last had the pleasure of transporting the XM. That was the night it snapped a pump drive belt. I drove the car onto the back of the truck but had no suspension height of course. No dragging or anything. Shorter trucks have steeper pitch, longer trucks less pitch.
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    I do have someone I use (ir)regularly, but not sure where this lies in the scheme of promoting businesses as per AF official rules (cue gibgib for the rules, and 404 Dave for the case law ).

    The fellow's a privateer and I don't get a kickback for recommending him. PM me if you want his details. He covers pretty much everywhere north of Cook's River and west to Liverpool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO
    I have found that the longer tray trucks are better. Yes the XM has been trayed a couple of times...

    I think it was North Shore Towing (?) who last had the pleasure of transporting the XM. That was the night it snapped a pump drive belt. I drove the car onto the back of the truck but had no suspension height of course. No dragging or anything. Shorter trucks have steeper pitch, longer trucks less pitch.
    I had a nasty scare with a towie on the Northern Beaches about 20 years ago. I had bogged my Valiant in the sand at Palm Beach and had been digging sand for hours before finding a phone box and ringing for a tow. He came, dragged me out, and seeing how sweaty and dirty I was invited me back to his house to clean up (he only lived a few blocks away). I gratefully accepted, washed my hands and face and then he put the word on me

    I got out of there real smartly!

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    I've heard only good things about TOWIE in Penrith.

    http://www.towie.com.au/

    He reckons he can tow anything with his new truck, and it looks pretty beaut!

    I think his name is Danny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 68 404
    I had a nasty scare with a towie on the Northern Beaches about 20 years ago. I had bogged my Valiant in the sand at Palm Beach and had been digging sand for hours before finding a phone box and ringing for a tow. He came, dragged me out, and seeing how sweaty and dirty I was invited me back to his house to clean up (he only lived a few blocks away). I gratefully accepted, washed my hands and face and then he put the word on me

    I got out of there real smartly!

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    Most people find it is easier to walk around the suburb for a while to find a public phone. How deep WAS the hole by the time you found a phone box in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by macquered
    I've heard only good things about TOWIE in Penrith.

    http://www.towie.com.au/

    He reckons he can tow anything with his new truck, and it looks pretty beaut!

    I think his name is Danny.
    Amazing web site. TOWCAM? Do you get street cred for being towed by TOWIE?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO
    How deep WAS the hole by the time you found a phone box in it?
    ROFL, that is a pearler!

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    If price is an issue, ring some of the guys from west or south west sydney. You will be amazed at how obliging those guys are compared to the arrogent snobs on the northern beaches,and how far they will travel to get a buck.(yes I said buck )Dont tell johny, but cash speaks loudly,too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO
    Most people find it is easier to walk around the suburb for a while to find a public phone. How deep WAS the hole by the time you found a phone box in it?

    As for the other matter, well.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by macquered
    I've heard only good things about TOWIE in Penrith.

    http://www.towie.com.au/

    He reckons he can tow anything with his new truck, and it looks pretty beaut!

    I think his name is Danny.
    I think a dead hydraulic Citroen will not be a problem for them if they can get this on.



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    '72 DS21 ie 5spd pallas (last looked at ... about 15years ago)
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    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

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    If you're caught on Towcam, is that "twn3d"?

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