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Old 05-12-2013, 07:06 AM   #1
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Hey folks, a question on towing a Susuki Samurai manual shift behind my GH. Is it best to leave the steering in the lock mode or not? I have a Blue Ox tow hitch if that makes a differents. I would think to keep it locked.Thank you
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:29 PM   #2
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Unlocked is how you want to set it up. If you keep it locked the front wheels will drag around corners and you will destroy them. The Suzuki will not track behind the Grey Hawk correctly and you will feel it when towing. When the key is turned to unlock the wheels make sure if it is in the accessory mode that your radio is turned off so as to not drain the battery of the Suzuki. I have read in the past that some people will pull the accessory fuse when towing so the battery isn't drained. I hope this helps. P.S. don't forget to take the Suzuki out of gear when towing
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Unlocked is how you want to set it up. If you keep it locked the front wheels will drag around corners and you will destroy them. The Suzuki will not track behind the Grey Hawk correctly and you will feel it when towing. When the key is turned to unlock the wheels make sure if it is in the accessory mode that your radio is turned off so as to not drain the battery of the Suzuki. I have read in the past that some people will pull the accessory fuse when towing so the battery isn't drained. I hope this helps. P.S. don't forget to take the Suzuki out of gear when towing
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Unlocked is how you want to set it up. If you keep it locked the front wheels will drag around corners and you will destroy them. The Suzuki will not track behind the Grey Hawk correctly and you will feel it when towing. When the key is turned to unlock the wheels make sure if it is in the accessory mode that your radio is turned off so as to not drain the battery of the Suzuki. I have read in the past that some people will pull the accessory fuse when towing so the battery isn't drained. I hope this helps. P.S. don't forget to take the Suzuki out of gear when towing
Thank you, and yes It did help, but are you saying that the Samurai which is an 87 is not a good tow vehicle? I hope it is cause it's all I got. Thanks for you replies...
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:26 PM   #5
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The best thing to do is to check with your Dealer. Even with an "87" they should be able to help you. I also checked the current "Guide to Dinghy Towing" and the Samurai is not listed in it. Could be any reason for that. Good Luck..
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Okay will do, thank you Chuck...
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