I have come to believe tha,AAA with extra towing option is the friend of
owners  of old Mercedes.  For me,$100 well spent. I had my 79 240D towed 50
miles twice. Once was,center carrier bearing.

Dwight Giles Jr.
Wickford RI

On Apr 7, 2018 8:11 PM, "G Mann via Mercedes" <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> Redneck engineering:  Here, hole ma beer an watch this time...
>
> Would be good if you could have a bungee in the ratchet strap to allow some
> "give", I think....
>
> But then again... 20 miles is a nice walk in the dark... ;))
>
> On Sat, Apr 7, 2018 at 4:59 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
> > Maybe a ratchet strap, hmmm
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > > On Apr 7, 2018, at 6:57 PM, G Mann via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com
> >
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > Bungee cord ?  Must be a way to get some tension on the idler for a
> trip
> > > back to the barn.
> > >
> > > On Sat, Apr 7, 2018 at 4:53 PM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes <
> > > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >> Started getting belt squealing all the sudden. Pulled over into a
> > parking
> > >> lot. No tension on the belt. Spring is broke. Belt has not come off
> but
> > I’m
> > >> not thinking it will make the 20 mile trip back home. Called AAA. I
> > can’t
> > >> think of a way to rig it for the trip back home.
> > >>
> > >> Sent from my iPhone
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