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Old 28th April 2015, 08:42 PM
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Being the EE20 which is rated at 2tonne towing capacity I'd comfortably tow at the legal speed limit of 100kmhr. They are just covering their arses. If overtaking was needed and the trailer stable, conditions safe I'd happily accelerate past 140kmhr if needed.
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Old 29th April 2015, 12:17 AM
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I think this is going with the usual warnings, get a temperature gauge for the transmission and learn how to read it.
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My XT towing my Stockman Podtrailer was happy on 170km/h in the NT with no apparent increase in engine temp and just an extra healthy appetite for the go juice. Also wasn't being strained as it had plenty left - could have easily gone over the 200 mark- but still trying to pretend I was a responsible driver. And I knew from earlier experiences how stable the trailer is. I'd be more concerned at the speed rating for the trailer tyres.
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Gidday Guzzla

Do bear in mind that the OP is talking about a diesel with a CVT, not a petrol engine with any kind of conventional auto or manual box ... .
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I could add I've comfortably towed a laden trailer at 100kmh incl through the Black Spur (not 100kmh though haha) but as RB says this isnt about Subies in general its more about the CVT.

I would call Subaru back and ask for clarity on towing a trailer (mention the weight of trailer/load) and explain that an 80kmh limit on towing is both ridiculous & dangerous. I would not like to be sitting on 80 with semis banking up behind me and getting impatient!
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So from a legal standpoint if something happened at speeds above 80km/hr and it can be proven you exceeded that speed, then anyone injured in the accident can sue
And the legal limits while towing are
NSW is signposted speed unless the combo weighs more then 4,500kgs then it 100km/hr but if your combo exceeds that then your in for a world of hurt if your car isn't GVM upgraded and you don't have an LR license anyway
WA is 100km/hr whilst towing

TAS is 90km/hr whilst towing

[EDIT] the above statement is no longer correct. See post by Robbks below re: Tas Road Rules 2015. [end edit]

And all other states and territories are signposted limits

Last edited by Ratbag; 21st March 2016 at 08:40 PM. Reason: highlight probably currently incorrect info - RB
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Quote:
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So from a legal standpoint if something happened at speeds above 80km/hr and it can be proven you exceeded that speed, then anyone injured in the accident can sue
And the legal limits while towing are
NSW is signposted speed unless the combo weighs more then 4,500kgs then it 100km/hr but if your combo exceeds that then your in for a world of hurt if your car isn't GVM upgraded and you don't have an LR license anyway
WA is 100km/hr whilst towing
TAS is 90km/hr whilst towing
And all other states and territories are signposted limits

Tasmania does not state a towing limit in the 2015 updated road rules
As such, towing at the posted limit applies.

Please make sure any road safety information is 100% verified correct before posting.

http://www.transport.tas.gov.au/__da...5_for_web1.pdf
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Old 21st March 2016, 06:27 PM
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Well I'll be!!

The only reason I knew that was I got booked doing 105 in a 100, but I had a trailer in tow so I got 15 over, that was in 2014 though
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Tasmania does not state a towing limit in the 2015 updated road rules
As such, towing at the posted limit applies.

Please make sure any road safety information is 100% verified correct before posting.

http://www.transport.tas.gov.au/__da...5_for_web1.pdf
Gidday Blake

I agree with what Rob has said. It is very important to try to get these things right!

I also think that State/Federal law overrides anything that a manufacturer advises in the Owners Manual.

The States nearly got together to fix the disparity in speed limits a few years ago. Victoria (of course ... ) would not agree to having standard 110 Kmh limits on the open road, but most other speed laws are now standard across all States and Territories. The 100 Kmh maximum on heavy vehicles was left in place, as it gives faster moving traffic a chance to pass without exceeding the posted limit on the open road - everywhere except Victoria, of course ... .
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