Re: Any problems with Camry towing 4x8 trailer??
<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Andy Hill wrote:[color=green]
>> [email]email@example.com[/email] wrote:[color=darkred]
>> >I plan to rent a U-Haul trailer 4x8 like this one
>> > [url]http://uhaul.com/guide/index.aspx?equipment=trailer-4x8[/url]
>> >for a trip about 1200 miles on interstate highways and about 10 miles
>> >on city roads.
>> >Assume fully loaded trailer. household items.
>> >My Camry is 2003, LE, 4-cylinder.
>> >Are there any precautions I should take?
>> >I still have to install a hitch for it.
>> Any mountains along the way, or pretty much flat? I wouldn't even
>> attempt it
>> if you're going over any real mountains.
>> On the flat, you could pull off, but you probably won't enjoy the
>> experience --
>> a Camry basically can tow about 2000lbs max, and a 4-banger is gonna
>> strain to
>> do that. Personally, I'd keep it at least 500 lbs under that (say, 700
>> lbs of
>> cargo). Realize that you'll have something following you that weighs
>> half what your car weighs, so allow for lots and lots of stopping
> No mountains, maybe a few small hills. The trailer is 780 lbs empty,
> my load
> should be less than 1000 lbs. I plan to drive max 65mph all 1200 miles.[/color]
I'd knock that back to 55. Yes, I know that sounds like a crawl, but if
you blow a tire at 65 hauling a trailer, it will cure any constipation you
may have. Trust me on this....I've been there and it's no fun. A smile
won't even be possible for several days, and your hands will shake just
thinking about it. Make it at 55 and relax.