Patti24 wrote:Thank you for your input everyone!
I didn't realize that the trailer itself weighed so much. It's all steel, and my dad said it is about 1000 lbs., so...yup....hauling rocks and wood might not be a good plan, because I definitely don't want to mess up the tranny!
Thanks for the links BenWA. I think I may need a hitch that sits a little higher because the trailer has fairly big tires on it (similar to the size of regular car tires), so the tongue sits up fairly high (at the very least, I am learning a lot about hitches and drawbars anyways! lol) Thank you for sharing your info!
GTV237: Wow! I can't believe you have towed all of that...and your transmission is still okay!?!
Did you put anything special on it (like something to cool the transmission?)
What year is your Vibe, and how many km do you have on it?
I would be way too chicken to try hauling that amount....I need my car too much! haha
My friend offered his backhoe and dump trailer to haul the wood, so I don't have to rush to put a hitch on right away, but I am going to keep looking because I would like to put one on eventually anyways,(even if I can't haul as much as I'd like!).
Thanks again for taking the time to respond!
gtv237 wrote:Speaking from experience.. You can tow a lot more than the rating. When I moved to Colorado it pulled around 3000lbs in an enclosed trailer 1100 miles for 16 hours. And since then it's pulled closer to 4000lbs of concrete and wood around town.
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