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 Post subject: Towing - What's the heaviest weight you've towed?
Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:14 am 
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Just wondering how much people have towed with their Falcons?

I've towed 3ton with my fairmont with 5 adults in the car.

Just wondering if anyone tows more and how they seem to handle it?
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 Post subject: Re: Towing - What's the heaviest weight you've towed?
Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:02 am 
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2t in an EB, lets just say they don't handle it, they tend to rip the bolts out and twist the towbar.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Towing - What's the heaviest weight you've towed?
Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:23 am 
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EF_nut wrote:
Just wondering how much people have towed with their Falcons?

I've towed 3ton with my fairmont with 5 adults in the car.

Just wondering if anyone tows more and how they seem to handle it?


WTF?

Pretty sure max tow capacity is like 1.6T.

I've towed a boat...not sure how heavy it is, maybe 750-1000kg? no worries...except brakes

 

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 Post subject: Re: Towing - What's the heaviest weight you've towed?
Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:30 am 
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EF_nut wrote:
Just wondering how much people have towed with their Falcons?

I've towed 3ton with my fairmont with 5 adults in the car.

Just wondering if anyone tows more and how they seem to handle it?


was that with the 2300kg towbar?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Towing - What's the heaviest weight you've towed?
Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:31 am 
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ive towed a car float 10 hours up qld loaded up my mates 5 speed el ghia and towed it back, my car didnt get stalled for about 2 days unless we needed fuel lol,also had 2 huge blokes in thee car with us plus me my mate and a huge toolbox. my fairmont didnt even have a bigger trans cooler and yet its still alive :roll: :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: Towing - What's the heaviest weight you've towed?
Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:59 am 
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Giving my mates missus a lift to the docs put a bit of a strain on the trans :P
He knows who he is, man get that chick on lite an easy lolz :)

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:09 am 
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Giving my mates missus a lift to the docs put a bit of a strain on the trans :P
He knows who he is, man get that chick on lite an easy lolz :)



hahahahahahahahahaha :lol:
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Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:09 am 
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between 2-3 ton in a 186 hq waggon,a few years back.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:57 am 
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I had 2.2t on a 1200kg towbar in my old manual AU XR8!!

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:17 pm 
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2.5t to the tip with my Escape (3.0 v6) - They are awfully geared for the job
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Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:41 pm 
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4 tonne including trailer behind my 1968 220 cortina should have seen the face on the tip attendant :o
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Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:23 pm 
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my parent 2200kg boat from melb to eildon with no trans cooler.done the job alright.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:34 pm 
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My tow bar is to fend off Asians in parkinglots
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Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:39 pm 
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About ~500kg bike trailer with 2 bikes on it for 1100km round trip hahaha

 

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 Post subject: Re: Towing - What's the heaviest weight you've towed?
Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:04 pm 
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Heaviest thing on a trailer? 4.5T

Heaviest thing behind a falcon... Plenty of massively overloaded box trailers (loaded to their spacial limits, not mass limits)... And also an ED on a 750kg car trailer...

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