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Old 05-14-2015, 08:45 AM   #11
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You need to subtract the hitch weight from that limit of 200 lbs. Most WDH's are heavy even for the small ones. So another 50lbs or so and you have 1500 lbs left. The outback will pull that trailer down the road and give you the false impression that most of us were wrong, BUT you may end up having transmission damage and possibly an accident if you run into other than an ideal towing situation. In addition, your insurance company could deny a claim if they do some checking. I know this is not what you want to hear, but the math says don't do it. If you are only camping a few times a year, you might consider a rental TV. probably cheaper than an transmission.


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Old 05-14-2015, 12:30 PM   #12
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Thanks for clarifying. So I've pretty much shot myself in the foot by not knowing anything about that hitch weight. I thought I was golden with 2700. Dang it! And I moved away from a Santa Fe for this! Oh well! Guess I'll take a look at what I can do for about 1500 pounds. I will only be pulling once or twice a year without crazy hills and all but my next trip was going to be a 2 day 1200km trip. The Subaru is only a Lease so I think I better be careful.

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Old 05-14-2015, 02:29 PM   #13
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Towing is so much more than just towing capacity.
Many v-8 SUV have large towing capacities but low payload capacities, in comparison.

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