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Old 07-21-2014, 10:10 PM   #1
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Can i tow a 13 foot boler with a 2.4 l pt cruiser....


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Old 07-21-2014, 10:36 PM   #2
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That would depend on several unknown variables.
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ITEM_LENGTH_MAKE_______MODEL________AXLE__TONGUE__ __TOTAL
05___13_____Boler______B1300________1160_____140__ __1300
06___13_____Boler______B1300________1580_____220__ __1800
29___13_____Boler______B1300________1920_____280__ __2200
As you can see from this excerpt from the 1st post in Trailer Weights in the Real World not all 13' Bolers weigh the same. I personally weighed each of these trailers at different rallys. From the outside just looking at them, they were identical. These weights are as-actually-loaded-and-just-come-from-the-highway Gross Weight. These are the weights you need to be concerned about, (NOT Manufacturer's Dry a.k.a.Tare Weight) and they're all over the map. PLUS there are other variables in addition to weight.

So the short quick answer to your direct question is Not Recommended.
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:23 PM   #3
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In looking, I find tow limits for PT Ctruisers all over the charts, from 1000 to 3500 lbs. depending on year and equipment.
What does you owners manual tell you?
Nothing else is a reliable source for that information.
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If I were you I'd look into my owner's manual for the answer.
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:15 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forum.

Unfortunately the answer is "probably not."

The PT Cruiser isn't even listed under Chrysler:

http://www.trailerlife.com/trailer-towing-guides/
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What is the weight of a 13 foot Boler Trailer
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I have no opinion, but can tell you there was a Compact II towed by a PT Cruiser (unknown year/engine) at the Oregon Gathering and they towed it from California problem free. YMMV!
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In looking, I find tow limits for PT Ctruisers all over the charts, from 1000 to 3500 lbs. depending on year and equipment.
What does you owners manual tell you?
Nothing else is a reliable source for that information.
what does your manual say?

I had a PT Cruiser several years back. It wasn't a great tow vehicle because they were generally underpowered and sat real low.
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:37 PM   #9
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Real World 13' Boler weights were shown in post #2
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See Frederick's Reply post #2.
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The PT Cruiser is essentially a Dodge Neon platform with a 'retro' body dropped on it.
Drove a Neon company car for many years. If you don't have to pay the repairs, it's fine.
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Can i tow a 13 foot boler with a 2.4 l pt cruiser....


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You'll get lots of answers here. However the only answer that should matter to you is one you'll find in your PT Cruiser's owner's manual.
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I have no opinion, but can tell you there was a Compact II towed by a PT Cruiser (unknown year/engine) at the Oregon Gathering and they towed it from California problem free. YMMV!
I'm in the same boat. I have no opinion but I know a few years ago there was a turbo charged PT Cruiser that was towing a small travel trailer here in Ontario. I read a few reports about it's long term history and it was positive.
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There have been several mentions of "What I Saw being done" Keep in mind:
1. The owners manual for the specific vehicle should govern any decisions made about towing
2. Ten people doing the wrong/unsafe thing successfully doesn't make it an less wrong or less unsafe.
3. Those that give bad advise will be nowhere to be found if and when things go bad.
4. If in doubt, see #1
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