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Old 12-11-2013, 06:25 PM   #15
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It's probably still capable of towing 2400 but if it isn't rated for it, I wouldn't buy it for towing. They aren't the first vehicle in this class to drop tow capacity- a bad trend for those of us with small trailers who can't afford to keep an extra vehicle just for towing (though someday I think that's what I'll be doing- a pickup for towing and a small hybrid for everything else...just not yet.)

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Old 12-11-2013, 06:49 PM   #16
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Maybe the legislation will force many of us into larger tow vehicles than we would like to drive. Some folks don't like to exceed ratings due to legal liability issues and would be stuck with larger more expensive vehicles. In the past the ratings could be used as a guide, and the aftermarket parts business supplied us with a cornucopia of parts to beef up suspension, brakes, cooling, power, tires, etc. We would modify vehicles to make them work for our purposes. Now with all the lawyers instigating litigation for every infraction of law or lapse in perfect judgment, we have to be paranoid of how we do things. Many are afraid to modify, and will have to go with the vehicles the legislators say are worthy.
It will be interesting to see how this evolves, and what choices we will be left with.

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Old 12-11-2013, 07:02 PM   #17
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Well the way gas milage is improving on many vehicles/trucks its getting to be a bit of a mute point. I have a new truck thats only about 3/4 of the way through its first tank of gas and so far its city milage is about the same as what my 6 year old Outback gets.

We could of course just solve the whole issue and do it the way they do it in Europe ;-) The *Legal* towing capacity is what ever the vehicle manufacture states the towing capacity to be. Thats what the authorities check and use. The hitches are also only rated to what ever the car manufacture states the vehicles towing capacity to be & its usually marked on the hitch if I am not mistaken. They dont have the same system of classing hitches as we have in NA so its not possible to put a hitch on the vehicle as it is here that is rated higher than what the vehicle manufactures towing capacity states it to be.

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