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Old 04-05-2015, 04:13 PM   #1
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Corvette towing on trailer

Because of my 4k lb towing limitation on my 2003 HR Neptune, my 3100 lb corvette is a better candidate for car hauling than my 4700 lb GMC Acadia. Any input out there about trailer type, ramp length, surge or electric brake,etc would be appreciated. Thanks Randy Anders
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Old 04-05-2015, 05:40 PM   #2
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Remember you need to add the trailer weight to the equation. This could be 1500 lbs or more depending on aluminum or steel construction. You may be able to flat tow the Acadia which is preferable to towing / storing a trailer.
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You will not be able to tow either vehicle without going over

Get a light weight Jeep

More bang for your buck than the 'vette (So sayety the experts.. Can't recall which ones but one of the car magazines does a bang for your buck contest,, Jeeps beat 'vetts, Mustangs and usually EVERYTHING ELSE.)

and a light weight 4wd with manual transfer needs only tow bar brake system and lights to tow.. around 100 pounds tops.
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I find the quality in Jeep products lacking. Especially after doing many repairs myself. Only car I have ever seen rot through a transmission pan so that oil pours out. Lightweight components of IMO poor design.

Sorry, I'll take the Vette any day.
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I find the quality in Jeep products lacking. Especially after doing many repairs myself. Only car I have ever seen rot through a transmission pan so that oil pours out. Lightweight components of IMO poor design.

Sorry, I'll take the Vette any day.
I respect your preference.

My 12 JK has 51K after 38 months. Only regular service required. They ain't yer grampas Jeep no more.
Better not test drive one and find out the impressive specs. Not a Vette, but it never wanted to be one.
But it goes places many folks can't dream of, and views and critters along the way.
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What in the heck are you talking about?!? Saying Jeep is like saying California. THis is a very large category, from old willys to new liberties; you can't make areal generalisations with such a large category. And there's no tranny pan on a manual, and if a tranny pan leaks, it leaks fluid, not oil. Keep your vette. I leave mine in the garage and tow my 2door blazer.
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What in the heck are you talking about?!? Saying Jeep is like saying California. THis is a very large category, from old willys to new liberties; you can't make areal generalisations with such a large category. And there's no tranny pan on a manual, and if a tranny pan leaks, it leaks fluid, not oil. Keep your vette. I leave mine in the garage and tow my 2door blazer.

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Because of my 4k lb towing limitation on my 2003 HR Neptune, my 3100 lb corvette is a better candidate for car hauling than my 4700 lb GMC Acadia. Any input out there about trailer type, ramp length, surge or electric brake,etc would be appreciated. Thanks Randy Anders

The total weight of the loaded trailer will probably exceed the hitch limit, and the trailer must have a high enough load capacity for the car. That's a tough call to make.
I suggest looking into getting a heavier hitch on the MH, or a car that can be towed 4-down.
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You may also have issues with scraping unless you get some additional ramps. Low to the ground and front overhang may be a problem getting on and off a trailer unless you have a long ramp. There are some aluminum tilting trailers that come in at around 1,500 lbs, which would bring the total in under 5K.
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Yeah ... you're pretty much hitting the wall with your max weight restriction. Either kick up that max with a new hitch ... or ??? Don't know if I'd recommend an open trailer for the vette either ........ things can get a lil messed up back there .....
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