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    Towing with a Subaru 360 van

    Doing more with less. Some say it 'couldn't' be done. Some say it 'shouldn't !' be done. Some people can't believe their eyes. Most people do double takes. Is it really real ? My minuscule mighty mite tow package equipped Subaru 360 van really moves my Messerschmitt. Not quickly, slow but sure. I mapped out a level route unfortunately plagued with trolley track construction. The roads were really torn up and bumpy. My top speed was 35 mph. I find it pretty amazing that a minimalistic motoring 360cc van can move itself + me + trailer + car on on trailer. This is my first venture towing with my Subaru 360 van. ( your results may vary! ). Lots of planning and precaution went into a successful cross town tow. Rain was in the forecast and it delivered. The 29th annual PTW Spring Classic was rainy but still had a good showing. I won no award but did get invited to the prestigious Portland Roadster Show next March.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCsK9vN7240

    See you at the GPNW #7 "tow-show".

    Mark

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    Re: Towing with a Subaru 360 van

    That... is freakin awesome! :tu:

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    Re: Towing with a Subaru 360 van

    Thanks!. I heard minds blowing like fuses all day long.

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    Re: Towing with a Subaru 360 van

    Anyone can tow with a Dodge Ram turbo-diesel. It takes a real man to do their towing with a Subaru 360.

    If I'm doing my math right, between the Messerschmidt and the Subaru, you still had less total engine capacity than a modern kei-car.

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    Re: Towing with a Subaru 360 van

    Ha! yes.

    Subaru 360 = 356cc
    Messerschmitt KR 200 = 191cc

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    Re: Towing with a Subaru 360 van

    Well, I did it. I had to tow some more....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUspammC7hU

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    Re: Towing with a Subaru 360 van

    Just say "stop" if I tow too much

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7rNSjmi8X8

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    Re: Towing with a Subaru 360 van

    Cool video!

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