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Old 05-10-2006, 07:57 AM   #1
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I have a 2002 Pontiac Montana and currently have a 21rbh Trail Lite trailer. I was looking some trailers with 3500 to 4200 lb range dry. The normal place that I go camping is around 5km from my house in the woods. Can I tow something like this on a short distance? I currently have a tran. cooler and no problem towing what I have. Some advice please!
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I have a 2002 Pontiac Montana and currently have a 21rbh Trail Lite trailer. I was looking some trailers with 3500 to 4200 lb range dry. The normal place that I go camping is around 5km from my house in the woods. Can I tow something like this on a short distance? I currently have a tran. cooler and no problem towing what I have. Some advice please!
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:35 AM   #3
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no no you have it wrong, its not what can you tow with the pontiac,
its what TOWS it.....
sorry

The 2005 and 2006 with V-6 are only rated to tow 3500 lbs with restrictions....
Hasving a hard time finding info on a 2002, but i would assume its same.
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That is true, what will happen or can happen if I do tow it?

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Robert, I can't get your link to work. That little car needs a tent trailer to pull.
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try it now, ithink the server was messed up at eh gov. site click click
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Robert, I don't know how much faith I'd put in the article you linked to. On page 6 of 15, the top of the page shows a 5er like mine connected to a SRW truck. That trailer has a pin weight of way over what a SRW will carry within limits.

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it is a dot site,
its not perfect, but i just couldnt re-type all the stuff
I should have named it towing for new folks maybe, guide only.

I was surprised the 3500 lb for a montana, thats scary, i see em with 6 people in em in traffic and that doesnt leave much wiggle room..
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What can happen? You get a hefty ticket for being overweight. You're liable if you get in an accident. Here's an example of an accident: http://irv2.infopop.cc/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/9896073452/m/.../317100857#317100857

Unfortunately, it looks like Tom's website is down. It had some amazing pictures.
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