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I can't tell from the pic, is your SC a '06-09 or a '10? What's the boat/trailer weigh-in at? How'd it tow?

Really awesome setup regardless!

-TJ
 

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tjZ06 said:
I can't tell from the pic, is your SC a '06-09 or a '10? What's the boat/trailer weigh-in at? How'd it tow?

Really awesome setup regardless!

-TJ
Thank you! I previously had a Jeep Grand Cherokee that towed quite well. It had almost as much power but the boat outweighed it a bit and handling wasn't as nice. As you can tell from the pic below, the Jeep also sagged despite new shocks.

The boat is quite heavy at 4,200 lbs (empty/dryweight). The trailer is a custom dual axle trailer and cannot be light but I don't know its weight. I originally test rode an '07 RRS HSE but was concerned with its ability to take a hill with the boat here in Washington state. So, I opted for the '07 RRS S/C. The brakes were the other main reason. I could not be happier with the way it tows and the suspension corrects itself while pulling. It is sometimes difficult to know I am towing...

In the upcoming weeks, I will get "the same" picture as the one with my prior Jeep below:
 

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Recent pic of the SC towing a Cobalt 220... Just put on trailer so still in access mode...
I thought you had to have the vehicle on normal height at all times when hooking up the trailer. Wouldn't it be to much stress to lift up the tongue weight from Access to Normal ride height?

Nice boat btw ....
 

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Frisco_TX_RRS said:
I thought you had to have the vehicle on normal height at all times when hooking up the trailer. Wouldn't it be to much stress to lift up the tongue weight from Access to Normal ride height?

Nice boat btw ....
Dunno know about that.... but if I don't lock into access mode, every time I remove/attach trailer the suspension adjusts and makes it impossible to connect...
 

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**** Schmitt, that's one sexy photo.

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We've been using our '06 HSE for towing an 18' enclosed trailer containing a ~1000 pound car. We usually do about 4 events a year and never really have a problem towing. Power is fine and brakes(when the trailer is setup properly) are fine. The only issue is occasionally when a larger truck passes I get a quick single sway. If I accelerate slightly while they're passing it's fine. This past weekend was our club's "Fall Finale" at Lime Rock: One pic is at home before leaving and the other shows the car that's in the trailer that I race - middle MG.

 

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Beautiful car geflackt. :thumb: :thumb: Always nice to see pictures of that one. LRP is a great track, too.
 

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Very cool.

Hoping my SC can pull a 500# trailer when I move later this month. Might have to source some 93 octane for the effort.
 

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Drevs said:
Very cool.

Hoping my SC can pull a 500# trailer when I move later this month. Might have to source some 93 octane for the effort.
Some questions to ask yourself:
1. uphill or downhill from your present location?
2. do I put the california king waterbed on Craigslist or move it? (those things take about 3 days to fully drain by the way)
3. do I move or donate the 60" rear projection dlp TV and opt for a more modern, sleek 42"-50" LCD with 3D capability? (specify that the 60" must be picked up)
 
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