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Old 09-17-2019, 05:45 PM   #1
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Towing a Force or DX-3

Has anyone ever had to have a Force or DX-3 towed to a service center for repairs? I'm curious because of the long rear overhang and there's not much clearance between the hitch and the road. It looks like the backend could be dragging very easily when a tow truck lifts the front end. Just curious - hope I'm never in that situation.
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Old 09-17-2019, 06:40 PM   #2
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I have never had to have mine towed (fingers crossed) but I know someone who did.

If your interested about the procedure then shoot CSWVK a message or check out his profile pictures titled "First Trip". You can see his DX3 on the tow.
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Old 09-17-2019, 10:29 PM   #3
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I seem to recall that HOOK47. had his towed on the I-40 to Flagstaff. You might send him a PM to verify.
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Old 09-17-2019, 10:39 PM   #4
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Found the thread. stuck on I-40 East
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Old 09-18-2019, 06:06 AM   #5
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Had to have ours towed once and the hitch only drug through a relatively steep down hill to up hill transition in our driveway. Not a big deal at all.
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Old 09-18-2019, 02:31 PM   #6
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"I'm curious because of the long rear overhang and there's not much clearance between the hitch and the road. It looks like the backend could be dragging very easily when a tow truck lifts the front end."

YES; it is VERY easy to have the tail cap drag and possibly even come loose or off completely. The years where DX3's had NO "relief cut" are especially prone to ground contact, even just going up driveways or around corners. I inquired about having "bogey wheels" installed but the rear end of a DX3 does NOT lend itself to bogey wheel installation. If at all possible, I think towing a DX3 from the back would be the option least likely to damage the rear bodywork.
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