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 11-13-2005, 18:13 Post: 119300
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I have a 2000 GMC Sonoma with a 4 cylinder engine and manual transmission. I am getting a 16' equipment trailer to haul my BX23 on. The trailer will have electronic brakes on both axles. Do you think I could tow it with my little Sonoma? Don't have to tow it far.






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 11-13-2005, 19:06 Post: 119302
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Depending on the trailer weight, that is at least a 4200 pound total package.

If you have a hitch that is up to the load and the towing capacity of the truck meets or exceeds those numbers, you should be OK.






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 11-13-2005, 19:34 Post: 119305
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My truck manual says towing capacity if 2300#. Hard to believe that is all it will tow. You're right the total weight is appx. 4200#. With the brakes on the trailer stopping shouldn't be the problem, just a potential lack of power for takeoff. If I get it off the pavement I am sure it would not have enough power but on the road I think I could move it at say no more than 50mph?






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 11-13-2005, 19:49 Post: 119306
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A lot of times the towing capacity is limited by the capabilities of the transmission or clutch. The Ford Ranger, for example, tows quite a bit less with the stick than the automatic.






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 11-14-2005, 05:51 Post: 119314
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Yes, your truck has enough power to *pull* a trailer of that weight. You mentioned your trailer has brakes, so if you are not going very far or very fast you'll probably be okay. But... manufacturers determine a vehicle's towing capacity based on a host of factors and usually go with the lowest common denominator. Besides safety issues caused by overloading you always run the risk of breaking something.

The bottom line is: it's your truck, you make the call.






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A 2300 pound towing capacity tells me that something in your drive train is built just to passenger car standards.

A relative had a full size Dodge pick-up that was rated to tow a twice what your truck will. Every time he took his 4500 pound travel trailer out for the weekend he would end up getting the automatic transmission rebuilt within a few weeks.

The tranny shop said it just built up too much heat and fried the fluid.

Be careful. It might be a lot cheaper to rent a u-haul truck at 20 bucks a day to haul your trailer than it would be to fix your abused broken lightweight truck.






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Thanks, I think you are right. The clutch is the limiting factor in this case, it is very weak and I am sure I would have to really slip the clutch at every takeoff to get her going. Someone called my little truck once a "skirt truck" and I think in the case of towing he was right.






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