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Towing Vantage

Anyone have issues with towing on a flatbed? Clearance issues? Where is the hook in the front part of the car?
 

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Don't do it

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Please elaborate. Have you tried and damaged the front bumper or other parts of the car?
 
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Owners book explains recovery procedure. Ask your local dealer about a carrier that's familiar with AM.
 
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Owners book explains recovery procedure. Ask your local dealer about a carrier that's familiar with AM.
oh man, I donít have the owners book. The tint shop is towing my car on a flat bed to help me avoid driving 1.5 hours to LA, to Harryís Auto, to get dash fixed. I was just paranoid about the carrier they will be hiring. Donít know who they are using so not sure if car will scratch or if they will even know how to even get car on the flatbed.
 

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There's an app for that.
 
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You should have a tow hook tucked under the shelf behind driver seat (roadster). It screws in up front into a passenger side bumper receptacle. Once attached it is used to pull/winch your car carefully on to the flatbed. Except in the most extreme circumstance I would never let anyone hook up my car unless they dealt with exotics on a regular basis.
 

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You should have a tow hook tucked under the shelf behind driver seat (roadster). It screws in up front into a passenger side bumper receptacle. Once attached it is used to pull/winch your car carefully on to the flatbed. Except in the most extreme circumstance I would never let anyone hook up my car unless they dealt with exotics on a regular basis.
I thought they would just drive it up on the flatbed because I saw a Doug Demuro video where the carrier just lowered the flatbed and drove it up. Not sure how they clear the clearance.

Anyways, rohnin, youíre probably right. Just spend the 3 hrs in traffic to get to LA from OC and back. Hate the 5 and 10 and LA potholes and traffic lol.

Now you guys got me thinking, when I transported it enclosed shipping from east coast to the west coast, I didnít even think twice about how they were going to past clearance or how they were going to use the tow hitch, etc.
 

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Contact Mr.C’s Towing. They do this kind of stuff on a daily basis for us.
 
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I thought they would just drive it up on the flatbed because I saw a Doug Demuro video where the carrier just lowered the flatbed and drove it up.
There is your first mistake-----Watching a Doug Demuro video

What a clown
 
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Contact Mr.Cís Towing. They do this kind of stuff on a daily basis for us.
There you go -

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After reading this advice about not allowing a flatbed to tow your AM, I am wondering what the best course of action is to deliver my Vanquish to the dealer to repair a passenger rear flat tire? The car is in my garage and appreciate any advice on how best to transport. Thanks for your input.
 
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Are you able to have the wheel removed in your garage? Nothing wrong with flatbed towing if it's done correctly.
 
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I've had my grey V8V on a flatbed before. Only issue was that it wasn't entirely flat (it had an angle at the midpoint) so we had to put a plank of wood under each rear tire to get clearance at the center of the car.



I've also used a flatbed truck as a lift to do some roadside repairs...
https://www.redpants.lol/blog/2017/7...sgw8kt76srjqz0
 
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