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Old 07-10-2016, 05:24 PM   #1
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My dad towed his for years then bought a jeep.
My son bought it from him and still Goin strong
At 350k miles
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My dad towed his for years then bought a jeep.

My son bought it from him and still Goin strong

At 350k miles

Was it a 2009 6cyl. by chance?


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It was a 2008 6 cylinder
And he used it behind his 35 ft motor home with a blue ox tow system
Biggest issue he had was to put struts on it.
He always changed the oil every 3k and never used synthetic oil either
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I tow a 2012 Chevy Captiva. Same vehicle as 2008 to 2010 Vue. Towed it a little over 20k miles so far. No problems.
It is a FWD 4 cylinder.
I have a friend that tows a 2009 Vue V6 with AWD. Not sure how many miles but has been towed since new in 2009.
Using a Blue Ox base plate works good. He has Blue Ox tow bar. I have a Ready Brute Elite tow bar. Need to pull one fuse to tow and turn key to ACC position. Put trans in Neutral position. We both have a switch to bypass fuse. Also use a no chip key when towing. Car will not start with this key.
There is a diode kit for tail lights that I use.
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I have a 2014 Chevy Captiva that I tow. Same as the 2008-10 Saturn Vue. Works well. I did have an additional power jack installed under the dash for my Blue Ox Patriot that goes directly to the battery. The power ports that come with the vehicle (in the front, at least) turn off when the vehicle is in the ACC mode and the PWR MOD fuse is removed when being towed.
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2009 Saturn Vue

I towed a 2008 Saturn VUE for 8 years with a Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain, an EvenBrake and SmartTire TPMS. Only issue was McPherson Struts on he Vue. A year ago the Falcon was tired (over 12 years old, used on prior MH) so I upgraded to a Sterling. I really can't say enough about Roadmaster, they have treated me right for all the years.

This weekend I purchased a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Will continue to use the Sterling but I am thinking of going to the SMI Air Force One to simplify hook up.
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PWR MOD fuse is removed when being towed.
While it's the same fuse. Saturn called it IGN SW Fuse 2 amp.
If you have not purchased a Vue yet. The Vue's command a premium price. Some good deals can be found on a 2012 to 2015 Captiva.
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Anyone have one towed one or know anything about them?
Not a VUE. and not a '09, but I've towed a '07 Saturn ION for over 60,000 miles without a problem.
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While it's the same fuse. Saturn called it IGN SW Fuse 2 amp. If you have not purchased a Vue yet. The Vue's command a premium price. Some good deals can be found on a 2012 to 2015 Captiva.
The Captivas are the same, I thought so but they look a little smaller? I guess I was thinking the Vues were the same as the Equinox?
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The Captivas are the same, I thought so but they look a little smaller? I guess I was thinking the Vues were the same as the Equinox?
Equinox is 6" longer than Vue/Captiva. One nice thing about Vue/Captiva is many drive train parts are same as Equinox.
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While it's the same fuse. Saturn called it IGN SW Fuse 2 amp.
If you have not purchased a Vue yet. The Vue's command a premium price. Some good deals can be found on a 2012 to 2015 Captiva.

I am not sure where you get the Vue commanding a premium price, but I just sold a 2008 with 57k miles, set up to flat tow with Roadmaster for $5,500. That is not in my mind a premium price.
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When I bought my Captiva. 2009 Vue's were selling for same price as as a 2012 Captiva. I have not checked lately.


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Have towed my 2008 Vue over 50,000 miles, no problems. Installed a self-made switch to avoid having to remove fuse when towing.
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