Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2005 00:05:24 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com>
Subject: Re: Saab 9-6x photo


Walt Kienzle wrote: > "Pooh Bear" <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> wrote in message > news:42E9083E.5EE0132Anospamail.com... > > > Actually, I can't imagine that a Saab wouldn't rise to the task. My former > > Vauxhall 2.0 litre Cavalier(s) was voted a great towing vehicle and I > > don't see > > anything that would prevent a Saab from fulfilling the same role. > > > > It appears to be a matter of scale. If a 2.0 litre Vauxhall Cavalier is > anything like the 2.4 litre Chevrolet Cavalier sold in the US, you would > theoretically need 4 cars in tandem to legally tow the 19 foot boat > mentioned by the previous poster (assuming the boat weighs around 4,000 > lbs.). You see, the Cavalier, all Saabs, and all other passenger cars sold > in the US, AFAK, are certified to use the most basic, light duty "Class 1" > trailer hitch, which is limited to around 1000 lbs. towing capacity. That > assumes the model is equipped and certified to perform any towing at all. > 2.2 litre Cavaliers are not certified for any towing duty. (Information > based on a 2001 Cavalier sales brochure I happen to have handy. The > Chevrolet Cavalier is now a discontinued model.) > > The next range for towing is "Class 2" which supports up to 5,000 lbs. I am > not aware of any passenger car currently sold in the US (or the past 20 > years) that is capable of legally accommodating a Class 2 or Class 3 (10,000 > lbs.) trailer hitch. A truck (pickup or SUV) is required for such > applications. > > Walt Kienzle > 1991 9000T Ahhh... well I wasn't aware of the possible implications of this 19 foot boat. That kind of thing isn't much seen in the UK. Sure - if the task requires a heavy duty vehicle then by all means that's that. Graham

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