Pretty much says it all, I want to tow a below 3000# car. My wife just told me she really doesn't want to pull around a car but although more trouble I do. I was going to buy a new car like a ford focus or fiesta, but now I don't really want to spend a lot of $$$ if my wife refuses to tow. I tried towing a 5000# load with surge brakes so know the 2014 Sunseeker 2860DS with 7500# hitch will do the job OK. So here's what I want to do on a short trip to maximize cash outlay in case she doesn't come around. I have a small 1992 GEO metro hatchback 5 speed I want to try out just to see if she will like to tow, but I don't want to spend $1500 just to buy and install brackets and a tow bar. The geo weighs about 1700# so is a lightweight. So my questions are?
Is there a SAFE inexpensive way to tow? I see people have used Haulmaster ($69.99 on sale Harbor Freight) Tow Bars but is there a SAFE inexpensive way to be able to connect it to the Geo Metro? IE Inexpensive Generic type baseplate setup? Tow Bar - Adjustable Tow Bar w/ 5000 Lb. Capacity
Anyone Inexpensively towing an old Metro or other lightweight car 3000# or lighter? What kind of setup do you have?
Its not I can't afford to buy top notch, I just don't want to invest in an $18,000 car and $3000 to set it up and then have to craigslist it all because it wont be used.
Safety is important but I remember hauling a dune buggy all over in the 70's and 80's with an A frame tow bar with a u-bolt setup around the front axels. Many trips, never a problem.