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Old 08-11-2003, 01:15 AM   #1
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Towing capacity

hey guys I have a Baja bug that I would like to tow with the e it would be on all 4 tires and just have a tow bar attatched the tounge weight is very minimal. do you think it will be ok? the bug weighs around a 1000 pounds
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Old 08-11-2003, 01:25 AM   #2
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Yes - it should be fine.

If you like a challenge - use a chain instead of a tow bar. :wink:
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Old 08-11-2003, 01:40 AM   #3
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na thats ok I think I will stick with the tow bar. this way I can throw my paddle tires in the bug and all of our camping gear in the cargo pod and have plenty of room to carry all the stuff we need for romping around in the sand all weekend.
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Old 01-02-2004, 02:27 AM   #4
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i have a bass boat thats around 2000 lbs. can the element handle that?
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Old 01-02-2004, 02:36 AM   #5
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The Element is only rated to tow 1500lbs. I tow a pop up camper that runs about 1300lbs comfortable but feel that 2000 is way too much. It may 2000lbs. from the factory but by the time you put your stuff in it and run it on the water there will be a lot more weight to pull up a boat ramp!
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Old 01-02-2004, 04:57 AM   #6
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No. Not safely.

I would suggest considering the Honda Pilot.
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Old 01-07-2004, 10:13 PM   #7
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I have a Boston Whaler Jet boat approx 1600 lb., not a problem for my E even going up a pretty steep grade in the mountains of NH... our camp is 55 miles one way, no problems, you do notice that you are pulling though... you would want to make sure you have a 2" hitch, not the honda option and make sure you are not over 2000 lbs. as one post suggests, often when you add fuel, supplies and other things you get closer to 2300 lb. which would likely push the E over the limit.
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Old 01-29-2004, 04:19 PM   #8
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The perfect vehicle for me! A good interior for two dogs, the utility I liked in my Nissan pick-up, and the gas mileage I want (short of a turbo-diesel).

But how much can I tow?

I've got two boats. I know the 16' sail boat will be no problem, but how 'bout the 19' center console (??3000 lbs??)?

My prior pickup, with a 2.4L 4 cylinder could pull the motorboat. Even my current Subaru 'can' do it, but don't tell anybody (clearly I shouldn't be using the 'ru to pull such a heavy load).

Does anybody have a stat for me? or just a good suggestion??

Thanks
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1500 lbs. max, 150 lbs. tongue weight max. You need to find something else for your 19-footer.
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Old 01-29-2004, 04:55 PM   #10
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Rated at 1500. I would imagine it can do more, but wouldn't push it too far.
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