Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2002 22:57:57 +1000
From: Peter Wilkins <wilkinspnopsamail.com.au>
Subject: Re: Towing with 9-5 SE


On Sat, 27 Jul 2002 02:24:24 GMT, "Camfam" <jmcameronnopsamSPAMadelphia.net> wrote : >Hi! Does anyone on the list have any experience towing a small camper >trailer with a 9-5? I know that the manual says 3500 lbs is the max weight. >Does anyone know what the maximum tongue weight is? The hitch says 350 lbs >hitch tongue weight. Did you use the load levelling shocks? How did they >work. Thanks for any replies! > I haven't towed with my 9-5 but did tow a campervan and then a small 15 foot caravan with my 99's and 900's for around 50,000 miles with absolutely no problems. No load levelling shockers but I did use a load transferring hitch (the one with 4 long bars that fit into a large cast iron hitch on the towbar and then lock into slots on the caravan frame to transfer weight from the rear to the car front wheels. I think these are essential for towing with any front wheel drive car. I think 350 lb is a bit much for the tongue weight - I had my caravan adjusted and packed so the weight on the ball before connecting the weight equaliser bars was around 80 lb. Handling was always good. Cant really translate that directly to the 9-5 but it should give a bit of an indication. -- Regards, Peter Wilkins

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