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Old 09-28-2012, 07:35 PM   #1
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What do you use to tow your Trailer?

Well, I may not be able to put a tow package on my current car which is a 1997 Mazda Mazda 6, 6 cylinder sedan. I am currently checking into this and finding that there are no 3rd party hitches that will fit my car. Even having a fabricated hitch welded on is in question as to whether my car can even accommodate one or not.

If that is the case, I may decide to sell my car and get another that will pull a small Fiberglass trailer. I am tired of tent camping and want a small fiberglass trailer.

What would you recommend as a good used car 1997-2007 that ***gets good gas mileage*** and is quiet and comfortable to ride in?

I realize this is subjective, but I am open to suggestions for another car.

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I am such a dork. I just found out that I actually own a 2007 NOT a 1997 Mazda6. Go ahead and laugh... I deserve it. I can, in fact, get a hitch for this car.

Please forgive me for wasting your valuable time in answering a question from someone who doesn't even know the year of his car.

I'm such a dork sometimes, but I still love me. Thanks and sorry at the same time.

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Old 09-28-2012, 07:52 PM   #2
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Hi Dennis,

A good place to start is to decide which trailers you might want. Then look here to see how much they weight loaded.

Trailer Weights in the Real World

Once you know the trailer weight, look at vehicle towing specifications from the dealer or other on line sources.

I tow with a Ford Escape, for example. The Escape with V6 is rated to tow up to 3500 pounds. Other popular tow vehicles are small pickups and Toyota / Honda / Subaru compact SUVs.

As you can see, you will want capacity north of 2000 pounds as a minimum.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:17 PM   #3
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Tom is right, find the size of trailer you want, we have a Satern Vue, is good up to 3500 lbs
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:33 PM   #4
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We use a 2006 Subaru Forester. Up to 2008, the Forester was considered a "crossover." Its a good balance in all of the criteria you require. Its rated for 2400 lbs - well within the weight range needed for many 13' trailers.
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:08 AM   #5
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Autos.msn.com (no www in that address) is a good resource for std and max tow capacities of various vehicles. The info is found under the engines subheading.

Subarus are pretty popular for towing small eggs.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:26 PM   #6
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Anyone have a 6cl toyota hylander pulling a casita rv?Im a newbe just starting out and picking brains. Thanx
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:59 PM   #7
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I'm ignorat of the Mazda line up. Would your Mazda 6 be the same as an MX6?
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Roy no its not. The problem as I see is the orignal poster vechile is not rated to tow anything but a third party hitch can be purchased for it.
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Roy no its not. The problem as I see is the original poster vehicle is not rated to tow anything but a third party hitch can be purchased for it.
Lots of people like a hitch to attach a bike rack or pull a small utility trailer with cars.
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