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Old 04-11-2008, 08:19 PM   #1
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I just got my new XB2 a couple days ago. I read several threads about towing trailers, and know that we are not supposed to tow anything with the XB. I am curious about your views on towing a small lightweight trailer; a Yuppie Wagon.
http://www.nareps.com/YUP/JIMMY%20EN...20TRAILERS.htm

I own a DJ company and need to haul my equipment around, its only some lights, some speakers, subwoofers, amp rack, and props. probably weighs a maximum total of 400 pounds.

its either this trailer, or purchasing a used cargo van. but I love driving/perception/reliability of the XB, and don't want another car.

what route would you take?

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Old 04-11-2008, 11:57 PM   #2
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well you kinda know the answer yourself right? toyota recommends not to tow anything with the car..

then again, 400pounds plus what looks like pretty low weight of the yuppie i think that with a properly made tow hook i think it you would be fine if you keep your corner speeds low
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I would go for the hitch on the XB and tow with it. I tow with mine and no problem. How much for the trailer? I really like those!
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they are around $1500, isnt that bad.. you can pick your color, choose swing or ramp door. there is one in my area for sale for $850, but its red with swing doors (wouldnt match my xb). im prob gonna buy a black one with a ramp door.
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hey GO FOR IT i have a 1st gen xb (yes the 110hp model) and i pull about one thousand pounds with it every day. I own a mobile car detailing business and it pulls my 4x6 enclosed trailer fine no problems at all. just if you have an automatic trans get a transmission cooler, and buy it two sizes too big, it is necessary with the auto trans.
so get out there and "DO WORK" son
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i see some guy using a 1st gen to tow his lawn equiptment around here all the time
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