My dear Alf;
I also have an '05 Taurus wagon and I had planned to tow with it - - - until I saw the low ratings this vehicle has. I can tow to my hearts content, as long as I don't go over 1100 lbs ??? What kind of package is this? I did the research and found the biggest problem is the rear springs on the wagon (these are special springs to maintain a minimum ride - and fit the body). These can be upgraded with aftermarket springs, aftermarket shocks, air ride bags etc., etc., etc.
So I went out and bought an F-150 that has 8000 lbs towing capacity - until I found out the springs on that vehicle are kind of wishie washie. I need to upgrade the springs again and install a solid anti-sway bar on the rear suspension...
I can't win for playing, can I???
If I can find a really good trailer (e.g. a bigfoot
fifth wheel, or a nice old Amerigo
with lots of room) I will join the ranks of you folks. Now I find out St. Louis is not the hot bed of fiberglass trailers as I had hoped it to be...
Keep in touch sir as will I.