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Old 08-28-2013, 06:56 AM   #29
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I had to send my 13 boler to my son in California from Windsor ont . A friend who was driving there in his scion offered to tow it there. He brought it there and told me it towed great with no problems at all . He did have a manual transmission
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:54 PM   #30
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Looks like another forum member is using an XB to tow his Scamp.....
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Old 03-20-2016, 06:22 PM   #31
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Looks like another forum member is using an XB to tow his Scamp.....
I'm doing this too. All of the conflicting advice is confusing!
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Old 03-20-2016, 08:56 PM   #32
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You can tow outside the manufacturers limits, but there's a big risk involved. An accident your fault or not can be deemed your fault. Check with your insurance company, will they pay for an accident towing beyond the manufacture's limits. I doubt it. You might be able to get away with it, but then you might not. Is it worth the risk? Not to me.
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Old 03-20-2016, 10:26 PM   #33
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I question whether an insurance company could refuse to pay. The contract binds them. Does the contract state such an exception? If not, they have no escape. They can refuse to cover you afterward or raise your rate sky-high, of course.

If they have such an exclusion stated in the policy, all bets are off.
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Old 03-21-2016, 01:37 AM   #34
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There is an XB in my family. Good car, it has held up well as a commuter and has been reliable, but it has small brakes which I have serviced several times and as someone else said it is a Toyota... so parts and labor are high when needed.
For towing, brake wear would be a concern, even with trailer brakes.
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Old 03-21-2016, 03:39 PM   #35
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I checked with my dealer as to why it is not recommended to tow with a Scion XB and explained what I've been doing, and was told that it's because the transmission doesn't have that kind of cooling capacity. Seems basically I'm taking my chances on longer, hot, hilly trips? I'm looking into getting one installed, otherwise may get something else. I use it mainly to stay overnight during art shows that I do. The Scion XB has more storage space than an SUV. Next step may be a van.
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A transmission cooler is not very expensive, and pretty easy to have installed.
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