Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 09:05:17 -0400
From: "Red Aero" <>
Subject: Re: Towing kayaks with a 9000

I have no problem backing a trailer. 1. I can leave the kayaks and gear on the trailer at the house and just hookup and go.. 2. I don't damage the finish of my car by loading the rack or taking the rack off and on 3. I don't have the wind noise from the rack with the sunroof open 4. The car handles better on long rides without the extra weight up high raising the center of gravity 4. I have a hitch mount bike rack that holds 4 bikes for when I'm not towing.. 5. I can use the little trailer for other odd errands (light but bulky loads) I certainly don't advocate towing a trvel trialer or 6 yards of gravel. Some of my friends prefer the rack... Red "Four Weis" <mweinopsamcom> wrote in message news:3B5F9D30.7887E8A6nopsamcom... > You must be a better driver than me, because I would have an interesting time > backing up with a trailer. With that said, is there any reason you don't carry > the boats on a roof rack? I have carried three boats at once with the Saab > roof racks - Thules with extension bars. The three boats were probably about > 150 lbs total. Plus, without the trailer it is much easier to get a parking > space. > > mdeblois wrote: > > > I have a 97 9000 Aero and am considering putting a trailer hitch on it so > > that I can tow my family's kayaks down to the river. I'm talking about 100 > > lbs total boat weight plus the tongue weight of the trailer. I have a 5 > > speed trans. Does anyone have any experience pulling a trailer with their > > Saab? Is this a really bad idea? Can a hitch be welded to the undercarriage > > of the car? > > > > Thanks! >

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