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#387 of 396 11,000 lb boat with a 6.0 liter 2005 Cadillac ESV?
Jan 06, 2008 (8:29 pm)
I know that they say it will only tow 8,000 pounds, will it tow a 11,000 lb three axle boat trailer from Minnesota to Florida once a year? What could I do to make it work? If not, what will tow it?
#388 of 396 Re: 11,000 lb boat with a 6.0 liter 2005 Cadillac ESV? [jniece]
Jan 07, 2008 (7:56 pm)
It will likely tow it.
However, your insurance carrier for the boat, will not cover you in the event of an accident. They clearly state in most boat policies that they will only cover your boat in an trailer accident if the tow vehicle is rated from the manufacturer to tow it.
I have this issue with my armada right now, my triple axle baja performance boat trailer is about 10,500-11,000 and I'm rated at 9100lbs.
So from a practical point, yes you can tow it.
From a legal standpoint, nope.
#389 of 396 Honda Pilot trying to tow over 4500
Jan 22, 2008 (1:42 pm)
I just bought a new 22 foot boat that weighs in at 4800lbs. I know, a Honda Pilot isn't the best for towing, especially over 3500lbs. I have the tow package that says I can go up to 4500lbs and have the 4WD version. If I'm only towing the boat on 35 MPH roads and for a limited time (5 miles at the most), do you think I'm ok? I take the boat out 3-4 times a year...I want to avoid damage to the transmission and want to make sure that the thing will actually pull the boat out of the water...
#390 of 396 Re: Honda Pilot trying to tow over 4500 [glecious]
Jan 22, 2008 (4:22 pm)
How steep are those 5 miles of roads? How steep is the ramp? What does Honda's owner's manual say you need in terms of equipment to safetly tow 4500lbs (weight distributing hitch?) and lastly what does your insurance policy for the boat say about tow vehicle ratings? You wouldn't want to get in an accident and have them deny the claim due to over-weight limit towing.
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#391 of 396 Re: Honda Pilot trying to tow over 4500 [paisan]
Jan 24, 2008 (5:26 am)
The ramps are average with few hills after that. I've heard that the towing capacity is determined by the legal department more than the engineering team...thoughts?
#392 of 396 Re: Honda Pilot trying to tow over 4500 [glecious]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jan 24, 2008 (8:30 am)
There's a reason for towing limits, and I don't think it necessarily begins in legal instead of engineering.
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#393 of 396 Re: Honda Pilot trying to tow over 4500 [glecious]
Jan 24, 2008 (5:07 pm)
Depending on the vehicle that is doing the towing, a lot of limits are set in the legal department. For instance I tow with my Armada a 10,000-11,000lb performance boat trailer. It's rated for 9,100lbs w/weight distributing hitch. It tows it fine and w/o issue, however, legally it's well over the limit.
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#394 of 396 1996 Jeep Cherokee pulling travel trailer
Apr 24, 2008 (4:24 pm)
I have a 1996 Jeep Cherokee 4X4, with a 4.0 V6 and automatic transmission. I have a 23 1/2 foot Coachman camper trailer. The empty hitch wt. is 550, empty axle wt. is 3150, and the total gross axle wt is 5320. I am trying to find out if my Jeep can handle the load or not. Thanks
#395 of 396 Toyota 4 runner
Jun 17, 2008 (5:16 pm)
I have a toyota 4runner 2002 sport edition. Currently i am towing a 1400lb boat. the problem is how should i be towing it. i have a pwr button and overdrive button. i will be taking a 4 hour trip with the boat and am not trusty with the towning. what should i do before i take the trip and how should i be towing the 4 runner correctly? thanks
#396 of 396 Re: Toyota 4 runner [clumzy]
Jun 27, 2008 (6:45 pm)
This is probably to late to help you for your trip. But, a 1,400 lb boat is basically a non issue for a 4Runner. Tow in O/D and drive at sane speeds and you'll be fine. If you tow up steep grades you may want to lock out o/d to keep the trans from shifting in and out of o/d.