I have done a little research and I am still a little confused on towing capacity on an m1009. I am looking to haul a small utility trailer with a lawnmower and/or a sport quad (maybe 3000lbs max). I am I able to haul it legally?
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thas a nice lengthy trip through some pretty decent grades. I've pulled my 13' Passat TDI on a metal 24' car hauler, total weight @6,000lbs. Seemed to pull it pretty easily but stopping and downhill grades left something to be desired without trailer brakes. Cruised 60mph like a champ and never went over 200*, although with the fuel turned up as much as it is I'm fairly surprised it ran that cool.I put a hitch on mine, and new shocks and bushings (and a trans cooler). Towed a 2001 Hyundai Elantra with 150 pounds in it trunk, along with 1000 pounds in the back of the 1009, made the trip from Fresno CA to San Diego, then on to Memphis TN along the 10. The hills were painfully slow, especially with 33 in tires.
Towed at 55 or 60 the whole way, had to jam the brakes once or twice and it was stable, though of course stopping distance was stretched.
I am sure that some will chastise me for going over the limits, but only you can make the call on what you are comfortable with.
You'll do just fine with that size load behind your M1009. Make sure your load is balanced and you have some weight on the tongue, don't do anything stupid like take it on the interstate at 70 mph while speed plowing or tailgating. Watch your hills in Pa. and don't pull it around in real rough terrain while 4 wheeling. You'll find that while towing with a properly balanced/loaded trailer that the M1009 handles like a dream.I have done a little research and I am still a little confused on towing capacity on an m1009. I am looking to haul a small utility trailer with a lawnmower and/or a sport quad (maybe 3000lbs max). I am I able to haul it legally?
I think he may have tried the same route as the Grinch, that's why we haven't heard back from him since August.dougco1 I hope that guy has that trip all complete. He posted that question in August. WOW. I would hate to think he is still trying to transverse Pennsylvania. I could have drove my Kubota across the state by now. Peace man. Happy Holidays. Wait for it.View attachment 655703What is the hitch rating of this hook=up?
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