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Has anyone tried anything similar with an A series engined Midge (1275)? If so what was it like and where to get a towbar or is it a diy affair?

Thanks,

Jeremy

Jeremy 3

Surprisingly, tow bars were manufactured for Spridgets, although I suspect that few were actually sold. I have seen them occasionally on ebay and at autojumbles.

Way back, sometime in the late 70's I remember seeing an MG midget towing one of those folding caravans. It was on a site near Strasbourg. We were on a family holiday and had an identical identical one which I was towing with an Austin 1100. It was quite basic, essentially a box on wheels and the top half hinged open with a sort of pram hood fabric cover that just opened out - not unlike a Midget hood in some ways.
Guy

At MG Live a couple of years ago a guy on our campsite had a green 1275cc Midget and towed an Eriba caravan with it. When I spoke to him about it he said he had been towing with his Midget for years.
Neil K

I seem to recall from my Owner's Manual that the 1500 is rated to tow 1600 lbs. I've never tried to pull anything with it (no hitch).

-:G:-
Gryf Ketcherside

There are two Midget tow bars on ebay now - a used item number 22094390305 and a new one 380379828966 - in both cases I have no connection, but excuse the pun :-)

Jonathan
Jonathan Severn

I can't remember but I think that this is from about 1960

Gary & Gaps

and just to show that it can be done

Gary & Gaps

I had a Midget which had a towbar back in the '80s. I never towed with it, though.
Dave O'Neill2

Thanks for the responses and the tip off on the bars on ebay. One's not too far away so am tempted to make a bid.
Plenty of articles on the teardrop vans so if I can get hold of a set of plans and dig the old jig saw out, we might be in business!

Jeremy
Jeremy 3

This thread was discussed between 06/02/2012 and 08/02/2012

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