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PostPosted: 27 Feb 2019, 13:40 

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Looking for input on towing a aluminum boat with trailor with 20hp with a gmc terrain 2.4 with front wheel drive. will I run into issues with a a front wheel drive?

**** NEW INFO **** BOAT /TRIAOR INFO SAYS 1400LBS WICH ID BE SURPRISED IF ITS THAT HEAVY, ITS A 16 FT ALUMICRAFT WITH A STEERING CONSOLE AND FRONT AND BACK DECK WITH A 20HP MERC....MY ETERRAIN SAYS 1500 TOW CAP.....RAMPS I GO ON ARE CONCRETE AND VERY FEW ARE GRAVEL ....


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PostPosted: 27 Feb 2019, 14:15 

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EMORY7568 wrote:
Looking for input on towing a aluminum boat with trailor with 20hp with a gmc terrain 2.4 with front wheel drive. will I run into issues with a a front wheel drive?


Possibly on steep ramps, but a lot of people do it. Weight transfer is working against you with FWD.

As long as you have access to decent paved ramps that aren't too steep, I think you'll be fine.


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PostPosted: 27 Feb 2019, 15:27 

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Won't be a problem with a lightweight tin boat.

If the boat/trailer weighed more than 3500# I would be concerned.

That said, I towed/launched/pulled out our 3500# Ski Nautique with FWD Ford Flex once (truck was in shop), steep ramp, no problems but I was nervous.


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PostPosted: 27 Feb 2019, 15:56 
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I use my 5spd Camry to pull my little 1436 around without any issues - though the launches I've used have all been well sloped and paved.



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PostPosted: 28 Feb 2019, 18:08 

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I'll add this, if you live in a hilly area you'll want some momentum going up a steep hill if it is raining out.

I had a little Chevy Cavalier back in the 80's was towing a package that was under 1000 pounds, going up this hill I was fine until the road narrowed and the lady coming down the hill creped to a crawl and I had to come to a full stop behind her. I literally started sliding backwards on the hill when I took my foot off the brake.

Scary s**t right there let me tell you, somehow I got traction and took a side street to the next hill and made the turn up with momentum again.


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PostPosted: 28 Feb 2019, 18:10 
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When I said I could tow it with my camry I meant that I could do it safely...on any roadway.



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