Odometer and towing

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  1. bmwtouring

    bmwtouring

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    Hi all,
    A quick question for you all,

    Does the odometer (mileometre) on a ford KA (2002) still clock up when being towed?

    Thanks
    Kev
     
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  2. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Easy answer, tow it for 2 miles and see if it has!

    It it is front wheel drive and on an A frame, it will not.

    Peter
     
  3. bmwtouring

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    Thanks Peter,
    I am going to see the car on monday (it has an "A" frame fitted) with a view to towing behind the motorhome and was just wondering if the mileage was with towing or without.
    Kev
     
  4. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    As far as I know mechanical speedos clock up while towing, digital don't ..

    My Fiat Seicento clocks up on tow..
     
  5. Snowbird

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    My old panda definatly clocks up.
    Damn things done 70000 miles since 1989.
     
  6. vwalan

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    course you could learn where the cable goes n disconect it. was easy on a v w beetle front hub remove a c clip and push cable in . some frontwheel drives its easy to get to cable. dont forget double tyre wear n all that. worse i found was a puncture on a toad could end up with a damaged wheel not easy to monitor on big m,home. have fun. cheers alan.
     
  7. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    no logic there Peter,:Doh:

    front or rear wheel drive, the wheels are still on the ground and turning with an 'A' frame so will clock the miles unless its an electronic/digital speedo.
     
  8. Reallyretired

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    Digital odometer on a Smart car doesn't clock up so probably other digital ones don't either.
     
  9. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Maybe Peter is thinking of those trolleys that the RAC/AA use to tow.
     
  10. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    maybe !!!
     

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