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#4: 01-14-2013, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by paintpollz View Post
nothing wrong with towing with these cars. there are general rules of safe motoring when towing that a lot of people don't adhere to, and that's where it becomes sketchy. as long as you have good brakes, a good transmission, and a direct wired battery relay, I see no problem towing 2000 lbs with these cars all day long.
I agree completely, provided the load in the trailer is properly distributed. In the case of the bike in the uhaul, it is not. Maximum tongue weight on a class 2 hitch is 200 lbs. You put the entire 380 lb bike in the trailer in front of the trailers axle. When using a class 2 hitch it is always a good idea to load the trailer while not connected to the tow vehicle. That way, when you lift the tongue on to the ball, you are testing the weight distribution at the same time as hooking everything up. It will also leave the rear suspension a little more travel which on our SpecB models is admittedly a little soft for towing applications.