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Old 04-16-2013, 07:17 PM   #21
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Dont get me wrong I love Subaru Outbacks and as such have owned a number of them over the years & another one of their wagons before the Outback was made. Was really happy when they upped the tow cap on the Outback a few years back but the big down side is the low tongue weight - which means for a good solid tow of a TT it doesnt work well unless the trailer is under 2000lbs. Might work ok for a boat tow though. Have no problem suggesting that they are a great tow vehicle for a 13' trailer as well. The low tongue weight is also the one and only real reason I have to after owning Subaru's for the past 20 years look at a different brand of car :-(( Kept hoping that if I waited long enough they would up the tongue weight cap specs each year but fear that isnt going to happen in 2014 either as they actually dropped the tow specs on the Forester for 2014 - suspect they may do the same with the Outback... but you never know.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:21 PM   #22
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Now I'm confused, Carol...aren't you using an Outback to tow your Scamp 16?

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Dont get me wrong I love Subaru Outbacks and as such have owned a number of them over the years & another one of their wagons before the Outback was made.
We owned an Outback followed by a Tribeca and then gas went to $5.00/gal and the Tribeca averaged between 13 and 14 mpg with nothing in tow. The Tribeca got traded for a Prius, but you aren't going to tow much with that. The Forester provided an interim solution for the tear drop but still did not have enough power to feel really comfortable when towing the tear, never mind a ParkLiner. We love Subarus but they aren't really equipped for towing, (so sad!) Still, we love the dealership and still take our vehicles there for routine maintenance.
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Fransica, Yup I am and as I mentioned here many times I dont recommend the Outback for pulling a 16' due to the low tongue weight cap, thus the one and only reason i will be changing tow vehicles.
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