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Old 10-31-2018, 01:25 PM   #1
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I plan to haul my '30 coupe on a Penske car trailer. I've used these before with other cars and have been very happy. However, this time I'm getting some push back because of the 19 inch tires on the coupe. Has anyone had this problem? Do the trailer straps fit over the tires?
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Old 10-31-2018, 01:34 PM   #2
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They should. If AAA can haul an A with 19" wheels w/straps they should be able to/JMO
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Old 10-31-2018, 02:46 PM   #3
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I have hauled my Model A on a U-haul with tire straps, also hauled my '67 jeep with 15 inch on the same trailer, strap slipped off my jeep not my Model A. It's really about the total diameter of the wheel and tire, not just the wheel diameter.
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Thanks, guys. Just what I expected to hear.
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Old 10-31-2018, 03:40 PM   #5
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I plan to haul my '30 coupe on a Penske car trailer. I've used these before with other cars and have been very happy. However, this time I'm getting some push back because of the 19 inch tires on the coupe. Has anyone had this problem? Do the trailer straps fit over the tires?
I hauled my 30 Phaeton several times with 19 in wheels never had a problem.
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Old 10-31-2018, 03:43 PM   #6
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My question really is whether the Penske trailer straps are long enough to go over the tires and still be able to be tightened.
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Old 10-31-2018, 03:46 PM   #7
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We trailered the '29 Coupe from upper MI to De with a U-Haul trailer. I have 21" tires, the straps fit (tight), but I made a point to stop often to check over-all.. hitch, safety chains, tire straps, and hold down ratchet-type straps and lights, to ensure a secure/safe tow. Good experience.! kb
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Old 10-31-2018, 03:55 PM   #8
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I suggest using additional ratchet straps on the axels to the trailer frame.
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Old 10-31-2018, 03:55 PM   #9
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19 is not that big-you will be fine and the tires are obviously narrow.
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Old 10-31-2018, 05:09 PM   #10
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#8 has it right...strap that thing 6 ways from Sunday with tie downs and ratchet straps. Don't count on the wheel straps as your number 1 containment system. This might be a case of too much is just enough.
Check the load often and enjoy a safe trip.
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Old 10-31-2018, 07:20 PM   #11
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Ratchet straps are cheap insurance. Be sure to cross either the front or the rear straps.


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Old 10-31-2018, 07:51 PM   #12
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I brought my Model A Coupe home to Florida from Texas on a UHaul trailer and the ratchet straps went over the tires ok. Never had a problem with it. I would make a recommendation to you. If you are hauling a open car trailer with your car, I would tape cardboard over the radiator, headlights and front window area to ensure nothing gets broken from flying rocks. By the way my car is a 1930 Model A Coupe also with 19-inch wheels. Hugh
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Thanks again!!
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