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#132319 - 06/19/13 10:35 AM WANTED: Tow bar with ball hitch attachment
Curious1 Offline
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Registered: 03/12/13
Posts: 1142
Loc: Pacific NW, USA
I need to tow my C172. I need a towbar so I can use my truck to move it.
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#132529 - 06/20/13 04:49 AM Re: WANTED: Tow bar with ball hitch attachment [Re: Curious1]
Bigdoggh Offline
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Registered: 05/26/11
Posts: 1814
Loc: Georgia
I bought this one. I tow Miss Nannie to fuel and wash rack with this tow bar and a golf cart. It's a bit expensive, but works great. One word of caution...if you have a torpedo style nose wheel pant you will need the extender kit and then may still have to slightly modify to completely avoid scratching said pant.

http://www.aircraftspruce.ca/catalog/pspages/brackettuniversaltowbars.php
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#132556 - 06/20/13 10:37 AM Re: WANTED: Tow bar with ball hitch attachment [Re: Bigdoggh]
BGF Yankee Offline
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Registered: 07/02/11
Posts: 347
Loc: Tennessee, USA
The one George is suggesting works great! If you're looking for one that would fit a ball/hitch, I'm not sure you'll have any luck. I think most people retrofit them. I could be wrong about that though. You CAN use the one suggested here on a ball hitch though...I've done it. For no faster than you should REALLY be towing, you should have no worries.
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#132591 - 06/20/13 01:00 PM Re: WANTED: Tow bar with ball hitch attachment [Re: BGF Yankee]
Curious1 Offline
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Cool! Thanks. Ordered. I'm gonna use it for exactly the same purposes as Bigdoggh. Hopefully it'll put off an engine overhaul for at least another 100 hours or so.
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#132597 - 06/20/13 01:55 PM Re: WANTED: Tow bar with ball hitch attachment [Re: Curious1]
Bigdoggh Offline
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Registered: 05/26/11
Posts: 1814
Loc: Georgia
Here is a pic...Miss Nannie last year before the tornado and hail...

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#132660 - 06/20/13 09:25 PM Re: WANTED: Tow bar with ball hitch attachment [Re: Bigdoggh]
BGF Yankee Offline
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Registered: 07/02/11
Posts: 347
Loc: Tennessee, USA
I like the plane (and golf cart) much better as it is now wink I think I see a bird peaking out of your hangar there too!
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#133480 - 06/25/13 01:11 PM Re: WANTED: Tow bar with ball hitch attachment [Re: Bigdoggh]
Curious1 Offline
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Registered: 03/12/13
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Loc: Pacific NW, USA
Nice plane, nice tow tug. That's where I'm headed (for a tug). I have an electric car that works great for travel to/from the airport. Adding a hitch and it's better yet.
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#133586 - 06/26/13 05:49 AM Re: WANTED: Tow bar with ball hitch attachment [Re: Curious1]
Bigdoggh Offline
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Registered: 05/26/11
Posts: 1814
Loc: Georgia
I actually have a hitch in front and the back of the gold cart.
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