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Old 02-09-2014, 04:50 AM   #1
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Default Pulling only a Tow/Car Dolly (Nothing on it) with a SL1?

So I have been thinking about getting a Tow/Car Dolly for a while to help move around cars and such (moving cars was one of the BIG reasons I got the 3.5 in my VUE instead of the 2.2)

The Cost of the Trip: Chicago to OKC (There & Back) Is:
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1670miles @ 30mpg- 56 gallons x $3.5 per gallon= $196
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1670miles @ 20MPG- 83.5 gallons x $3.5 per gallon= $292.25

I am wanting to get a Southern Trailer due to it not having the rust and such that is all over ALL used trailers up here.....

The trailers weigh anywhere from 450 lbs.-551 lbs......

So what are your thoughts about having the SL1 pull the trailer back from the South, bare bones with nothing on it, tires let out as mastertow says to get the "best" trailer for the $$$

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Old 02-09-2014, 10:39 AM   #2
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Default Re: Pulling only a Tow/Car Dolly (Nothing on it) with a SL1?

Tow capacity for a SL1 should be 1,000lbs. As long as you don't have a car full of cargo, you should be fine.

Just make sure you leave a little extra braking/following distance.

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Default Re: Pulling only a Tow/Car Dolly (Nothing on it) with a SL1?

Hunt4Steve uses his 94 SC1 (with even less power than yours) to tow a bike and gear all the time - should be just fine.

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Default Re: Pulling only a Tow/Car Dolly (Nothing on it) with a SL1?

Take the SL1 and save the money. Even the tow dollys on the heavy side aren't that much weight really. People pack their car with 200 lb people and think nothing of the extra weight.

When it comes to empty units, airing down the tires as much as possible within safety is a great idea so +1 on that thought. Without the weight of a car on them they have the directional stability of a stoned jackrabbit on bumpy roads.

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Old 02-09-2014, 12:16 PM   #5
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Default Re: Pulling only a Tow/Car Dolly (Nothing on it) with a SL1?

Towing it with the SL1 should be no problem. It's likely a lot wider than the car though so you need to think about that for curbs/corners. It will also bounce a lot over bumps/rail road tracks when it's empty, even with some lower tire pressure.

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