Originally Posted by Stephen Ayers
... My son was poking around under the 991 GT3 RS and found T-Hook/Jackstand receptors. It seems that would be somewhat easier to use and avoid possible wheel damage. Are others using? It is recommended? I understand there are tradeoffs between using the wheels vs. chassis.
I am planning on using those T-hooks in the chassis in an open trailer. I read a lot on this issue before going that route. I'm a rookie "tow-er" but have done two test tows, and it worked out fine. Some of the posters here commented on another thread I posted about the trailer confg. Based on comments, I decided to back the car on the trailer. Seems a bit strange, but makes the tongue weight very controllable and puts the CG of the car near the CG of the trailer. I do not have a large weight margin with my tow vehicle.
As an emergency backup, I've also rigged up a through-wheel strap that will go on the rear wheels (front of the trailer). Turns out with my small trailer backing the car on makes it much easier to tie down (better access to the ratchets). Also, driving the car off was not as much of a problem for the splitter as going the other direction. Using direct hooks on the ratchet.
Have ordered bolt-on ratchets too and might use them if it looks to be better/easier than ratchets on the straps. You probably don't want bolt-ons in an enclosed trailer...
ps. your trailer/car set-up looks like a sterile hospital with all the shiny silver/aluminum/white!