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Old 11-13-2012, 04:47 PM   #11
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Re: should I do it?

It's your "fun car" but you don't want to drive it? Something doesn't compute here.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:54 PM   #12
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Re: should I do it?

I think I would grab a train, or plane, etc. and get to it ASAP, and enjoy the hell out of the ride home.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:01 PM   #13
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Re: should I do it?

I don't think driving it is the issue. Taking two vehicles to the same destination is the issue. Tow that sucker. Then drive it!
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:26 PM   #14
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Re: should I do it?

Thanks for all the replies. Speedlover is dead on. I am taking the viper up there and leaving it until I move in a couple months (military move). I am trying to avoid driving two cars to the same location. I love driving my viper as much as anyone would, but figured it would make sense towing the car with two drivers in the RL, making the trip easier.

If you have never been in a viper before, its a rough ride after a couple hours.

How about this: start out towing the viper and if it seems like its too much of a load, just unload the viper and drive seperate?
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:12 PM   #15
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One way trip for the Viper? To me, it's a no brainer to just drive it, although I wouldn't be horribly worried about towing it a little over weight. I may have done it myself one time, but no idea of the weight I was towing...ignorance is bliss.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:18 PM   #16
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How about this: start out towing the viper and if it seems like its too much of a load, just unload the viper and drive seperate?
Good plan, do that. If you're still worried about it then change the trans fluid and that'll trick you into thinking it was all okay.

When was the last time you took a road trip in the toy though? You know you would love it.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:51 PM   #17
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I misunderstood the routine also. Based on this being actually a move, I think speed is right on.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:52 PM   #18
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Good plan, do that. If you're still worried about it then change the trans fluid and that'll trick you into thinking it was all okay.

When was the last time you took a road trip in the toy though? You know you would love it.
Believe it or not, I have owned the car for about a year and racked up over 6K miles. When I baught her, it only had 12K miles and one owner. My first day was 800 mile road trip home (with a huge smile the whole way). I fully intend on driving the car. I think its a shame to let such a awesome car just sit there. I have participated in a couple 1/2 miles racing events and drive it to work usually once a week. I would drive it even more, but I don't really trust people in parking lots.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:24 PM   #19
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Re: should I do it?

We have another member that I can think of that has a Viper or two. Haven't seen him lately though.

I believe he's in Michigan.

Oh and there's qlake too. I think he also has a Viper... amongst many other vehicles in his collection.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:30 AM   #20
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Re: should I do it?

Instead of a full blown trailer have you considered a tow dolly or just a flat tow. Don't know if those are options but either would reduce the tow weight enough to put it in the "safe" zone.
Or maybe check around for a different trailer rental that has a trailer that is lighter.
Or rent/borrow a tow vehicle that is more suited for the tow and just leave the Ridgeline home this trip.
Also, as others have suggested, look into some of those vehicle transfer companies. You may find it's not that much more than a one-way trailer rental.
If you decide to use the RL for the tow then, as a precaution, do a complete set of fluid changes before and after the trip.

Personally, I'd not worry too much about towing one way with the RL. You are not going to be in very much hilly country and if you can stay on interstate highway there won't be much stop and go traffic. Just take it easy and if the RL seems to struggle, bite the bullet and make the rest of the trip driving both.

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