beemerphile1 wrote:Can't help you on the temperature.
It's ok, it's been confirmed that there is no transmission temperature sensor on the vibe/matrix.
beemerphile1 wrote:Thought I would mention that the tow rating is with an empty car except for the driver. Any extra passengers or gear in the car should be subtracted from the tow rating.
Interesting, I did not know that. I have three kids and a lot of stuff when I go camping. Fortunately, with a tent trailer a lot becomes unnecessary.
beemerphile1 wrote:The Quicksilver trailers are supposed to be good. I've spoken with some owners and they like them. With a GVWR of 1,500 pounds on the trailer you should be good if you pack light. They wouldn't appeal to me because they have no amenities and are only a tent on wheels.
When I first posted about the quicksilver, I was under the impression that a tent trailer did not exist under 1500lbs. Since, I discovered a few interesting between 1200 and 1300 lbs. For example, this one that I'd get right now if I had the money. :)
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beemerphile1 wrote:Our trailer weighs 2,000 pounds loaded according to the scales.
Next time I'm loaded, I want to weight my gear also, it will be interesting.
I've discovered also recently that while in North America the Vibe/Matrix is rated at 1500lbs, in the UK it's rated at 2200lbs _if_ your trailer has brakes.
Salsa Guy wrote:I think there is a Temp Switch on these cars (it's triggered when the fluid is up to Temp) but no sending unit. A tranny cooler is a simple and cheap install.
Got the B&M 70264 last week-end. I think it's the best choice for a cooler in our case. I'll install it this week-end if weather permits. :)
In my previous post, I said that I had discovered an adapter that replaces the drain plug. It's essentially a plug with a 1/8" NPT hole in it where you can screw any sender. Apparently 1/8" NPT is standard for a sender. The glowshift gauge I found however is ugly but it's the only Celsius digital gauge. :(