I would skip that plan. Getting then to work w/o hydraulics is hard. That if the cables are good and adjusted.
|Originally posted by Spoon:|
Maybe you should forget the brakes and look into some wheel chocks.......strap-on's if necessary.
Yup... If you get them to work someone need to be in the car to work the level. Any one else can miss the level when car moves or much worse.
Uneven terrain can make problems. Car moving down even 1-2% grade is easy to loose control. More people or better a tractor or another car chained to it are needed.
On trailer... Put 2x4 or bigger at point where you want wheel to stop Then push or winch slow to get there.
Then tie/chain down the wheels or car. Winch and P-brake is NOT enough to hold even a few feet when trailer is moved.
Proper Tieing/chaining is require by law in most states. If driving to another state then maybe/likely Fed Interstate regs too.
Several methods doing this but w/o data can't help you. Doing this wrong is very easy and can cause fatal results.
Example: Fiero shipping/towing points (Standard sets of oblong holes in cars frame) are made to be used only w/ correct T hooks and correct pull angle range. Wrong hooks or bad pulling angle and that hole(s) will fail, often at worse time possible, then you have a 3000lb bullet.
Many Rental car trailers and others tie down the wheels because is safe and easy.
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