Last post on Oct 25, 2006 at 3:49 PM
You are in the Subaru Forester
What is this discussion about?
Subaru Forester, Interior, Suspension, Wagon
#15 of 24 Re: To jumpstart the thread... [ateixeira]
by pf_flyer HOST
Oct 23, 2006 (2:04 pm)
Hey... there's still AIR in there. You call that a LOAD???
#16 of 24 haul Forester
Oct 23, 2006 (4:04 pm)
I put a full size antique dresser in and shut the door. The people helping me at the antique store and passers by were amazed. So was I.
I see you have the green Forester. Mine too. I love it. And the Forester is a great dog car. It is the only vehicle my girlfriend's dog can see out of while lying down inside...with his head up. He loves it too.
I have an 04 which my girlfriend didn't really like...and 18 months later, she bought one... and loves it.
#17 of 24 Re: haul Forester [kavoom]
Oct 24, 2006 (10:16 am)
I've had a extra-deep double dresser on the roof, does that count? It was still in the box.
I've also put 5 sheets of plywood on that roof.
Inside, my biggest load was probably a clothes dryer, much bigger than that photo.
#18 of 24 Re: haul Forester [kavoom]
Oct 24, 2006 (12:02 pm)
I had all the exterior lights for a 2500 sq. ft. home, five ceiling fans, eleven wall sconces, two over-sink bathroom fixtures and a half bath vanity and sink, along with faucet kit, all in one load, from Home Depot!
#19 of 24 Re: haul Forester [terry92270]
Oct 25, 2006 (8:38 am)
I found a great deal on laminate flooring, so I loaded up...I didn't check weight til I got home, but I had 45 boxes at 31 lbs each plus my 200lbs. It was a gingerly drive home, but it wasn't quite sitting on the springs either. The Lowe's guys were stuck on the "load your pickup" thought until they saw my Forester. We actually had room for another 6 boxes.
#20 of 24 Re: haul Forester [once_for_all]
Oct 25, 2006 (10:43 am)
Holy cow, that's 1600 pounds!
Nearly double the rated payload. Don't too that too often, I'm sure the braking performance would suffer if you needed them.
#21 of 24 Re: haul Forester [ateixeira]
Oct 25, 2006 (1:20 pm)
lol it wasn't the braking performance, it was the 31 lb boxes flying forward in the case of a sudden stop that worried me
#22 of 24 Re: haul Forester [once_for_all]
Oct 25, 2006 (1:23 pm)
I don't think the stock brakes could pull that weight to a hault quickly enough for that to happen.
#23 of 24 Re: haul Forester [ateixeira]
Oct 25, 2006 (1:56 pm)
#24 of 24 Re: haul Forester [ateixeira]
Oct 25, 2006 (3:49 pm)
oh, I am positive I can lock the brakes up with that kind of load. But those boxes of flooring are the ones with the slippery shoes
You think about it, the brakes are designed to handle a 1,000 lb trailer and some load in the car. They have plenty of oomph. Now they aren't going to stay cool if they see heavy use, but short term np.