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Old 09-05-2008, 11:35 PM   #15
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I towed a smaller trailer with an earlier Saturn (the 85HP model) and found that I had to keep it out of overdrive most of the time (except downhill grades) and also keep the PowerEconomy button in the power position (raised the auto transmission's shift points). But we were pulling a 600# trailer with a 1,000 # rating on the Saturn.

Transmission coolers are available for the Vue:

http://www.etrailer.com/tran-2007_Saturn_Vue.htm
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Old 09-06-2008, 09:54 AM   #16
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I hope the Saturn Vue is a better tow vehicle than my 2006 Chevy Equinox(I think they are built on the same platform). I have a Class III hitch on it and I have pulled a bass boat with it, but would not even consider hitch'n up the Casita to the 'nox(use a GMC Sierra 1500 for that). The vehicle is well maintained but dropped a valve in the #5 cylinder and threw a rod(was not towing when this happened) and got me to wondering about the durability of these vehicles as tow vehicles. I now have a new engine with 100K warranty, but still wonder if the engine and front wheel drive platform can handle the long term stress of towing. Could be that the stress of pulling weight up boat ramps contributed to my misfortune, just wanted to share my experience with a similar vehicle to the Vue. Hope your Vue provides many miles of trouble free towing.
The Eqinox and Vue may have similar body styles, but the Vue has the same Honda engine that they put in their Pilot SUV...... good thing I bought the extended warranty just in case though!!
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:50 PM   #17
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The Eqinox and Vue may have similar body styles, but the Vue has the same Honda engine that they put in their Pilot SUV...... good thing I bought the extended warranty just in case though!!
I too own a Saturn Vue 2007 4 cylinder, and want to get a 13' to pull, it says 1500lbs towing capacity, so I am hoping we can find one light enough to compensate for extra weight we add to it with filling water tanks and personal belongings. I am guessing we can get away with a few hundred pounds over the suggested limit, but have no experience in this area to back it up. I am glad to find these forums to help learn more before I spend money and time purchasing a camper.

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by the way, does anyone know how much extra weight filling the water tanks generally adds? In a small tank...
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by the way, does anyone know how much extra weight filling the water tanks generally adds? In a small tank...
US gallon: 8.34 pounds
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