Towing a QPOD/Funtech

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  1. hymer494

    hymer494 Read Only Funster

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    Hi Everyone and Hello
    Does anyone here tow a Qpod behind their MH, I would like to hear your experiences, problems, how many miles towed. As a new Qpod owner I know what fun they are, just want to know what to expect on our regular jaunts away.

    Thank you in advance Hymer494
     
  2. Freespirit2011

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    Sorry not what you were probably looking for but thought it may be of interest. Ian
     

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    We had a 54 reg funtech and initially towed it on the hitch provided as a extra. As you know this tows it on rear wheels only, which I understand is not strictly legal, any 'trailer' if fitted with brakes must be operational whilst being towed. I did make a special trailer to overcome this.
    The other problem I experienced was with much of the weight thrown onto the rear wheels was on two occasions the rear wheel bearings shattered. The earlier models including mine were fitted with a single bearing on either side, later models double sets were fitted either side. Later models were also fitted with a lateral tie bar on the rear axles which prevented lateral strain on the inner drive shaft spline clamp.
    If yours is a recent model should be ok, great in the summer with roof and doors off, have fun. :thumb:
     
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    If you do decied to suspend tow it,dont do as I once did and leave it in gear. Shredded the drive belt,and they are not easy to get or cheap.
    Once saw a German with one crossways on a platform on the back of his motorhome,by far the best idea.
    Do agree they are great fun,and much better than a scooter.
     
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    Please correct me if I am wrong, but I thought brakes were not a requirement on a trailer under 750 Kg.
    How heavy is a Qpod?
     
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    OK everyone!

    I should have read into the post more carefully!
    Of course the Qpod rear axle would have brakes and they would have to work I suppose!

    D'oh! Bloody laws!:BigGrin:
     
  7. Larrynwin

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    Sorry for delay in response, you are right, on trailers under 750kg brakes are not required , but, if fitted they must be operational.
     
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