'71 Boler 13' New Axle is too high! - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV

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Old 10-05-2016, 03:55 AM   #15
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Hey Cheech! I too am in the land of the rig rocket trucks and monster 5th wheels (St. Albert) and had some questions about your Impreza. What year was it, and did it have a CVT?

The reason I ask is that before acquiring my Boler, I purchased the smallest vehicle that I could find that I though could handle the load, which ended up being the 2016 CVT Crosstrek (basically just a jacked up Impreza). I'm of the less-is-more school of thought. I haven't put a tow kit on the car yet as I finally just this week found a Boler in good enough shape to buy. I assumed it'd handle the Boler easily until I read your post. Car is rated for 1500lbs here, but the same car in Australia is rated for 3000 and I wasn't worried about being over 1500 by a bit.

Any thoughts on this would be appreciated. I do have a 2000 Explorer that I could use as a tow vehicle, but it's getting pretty long in the tooth, and I don't trust it for long trips in the mountains.


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Old 10-07-2016, 01:58 PM   #16
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Towing with Impreza/Crosstrek

I have a 2011 Impreza limited wagon. I would say that unless the gearing is drastically different (I have a 5MT) I would not use the Crosstrek as your main tow vehicle. When towing with the Impreza this summer I felt underpowered even between EDM and CGY with nothing in the Boler (1180lbs) and very little in the car. The Crosstrek has less torque and HP so I'm expecting that my experience would be magnified in your case. I also think that it's going to increase the wear on the engine, transmission, and clutch if I continue to tow with my Impreza, so I'll be limiting my towing until we get a new Outback in the spring.

I wish I could give a better review of my car's towing ability, but the Impreza was clearly not designed for this. Just my take on one model of this car, but I'd hate to destroy it by pulling around too much.

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