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Unread 11th July 2019, 08:28 PM
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Default SF Forester towing small boat

I have an SF forester non-turbo and I am thinking of buying a small runabout fibreglass hull or a 4m aluminium dinghy.

Just wondering if my SF could safely tow these boats? Without putting to much strain on the engine?
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Unread 12th July 2019, 04:06 AM
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As long as it's under 700kg loaded for the trailer & boat no problems at all I reckon.
If you wanted to go fast might be a different matter..
You should have a plate somewhere (door jam?) that says towing capacity etc.
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Thanks, Ben thought that was about the car's limit.
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Should be no problem at all.
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Tow limit on the SF is 1600kg braked.
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Thanks, idw
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Tow limit on the SF is 1600kg braked.

Where does this number come from?
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SF5 factory Hayman Reese towbar with tongue from 98 model. compliance plate on towbar.

750kg without brakes
1600kg braked.

I never said the ej20 was happy towing that much.
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