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Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 22:27:46 +0200
From: "Fam. Lammers" <glammersnopsamo.dekooi.nl>
Subject: Re: Towing with 9-5 SE


With my 9.5 2.0 (automatic gear) I towed a Caravan (in Europe) with a weight of +/- 1300kg (2900 lbs) without any problems through hilly country. Plenty of power and the car is quite stable, even when I had a blow out of one of the Caravan tyres on the French highways' gr Gert (Holland) "Peter Wilkins" <wilkinspnopsamail.com.au> schreef in bericht news:kl55ku88g2koim5vjeo887d5toamd7bcpbnopsamcom... > 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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