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Re: towing by Doug Carter
Post New Message The best way to determine your towing ability is to understand the towing capacity of your engine.
Engine and transmission tow capacities are the key. Your vehicle will probably tow any size automobile especially a small saturn or geo etc. But that is not the issue. The issue is- THE TOWING CAPACITY OF YOUR VEHICLE ENGINE MINUS THE TOTAL WEIGHT IT IS TOWING FULL FOR TRAVEL. In other words 1.Weight of camper fully loaded with your travel needs. 2. Size engine 3. Size transmission. Then ask your dealer the towing capacity AND WEIGHT, usually in the camper somewhere posted, of the camper and the weight of every vehicle is posted usually inside the auto lower driver door it is called the auto bible by mechanics. If your dealer or mechanic says you have 20,000 pounds of towing capacity and your CAMPER weighs 14,000 pds full, then the difference is YOU MAY TOW a 6,000 lb car MAX as an example. Remember the length OF THE CAR IS IMPORTANT many places will not be accessibble over 27 ft in the mountains. BUT I HAVE SEEN A 36FT CLASS A DIESEL OR V10 TOW A LARGE TRUCK WITH NO PROBLEM. THE PROBLEM IS BACKING UP UNLESS YOU HAVE A FOUR WHEELTOW TRAILER FOR THE CAR.
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