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Old 12-05-2012, 08:49 PM   #701
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Good idea or bad idea?

I have this:


I want to tow this?


Polaris RZR XP4 900 has a dry weight of about 1300 lbs. and a wheelbase of 107" and a width of 64". a the wheels.

I have no doubt that this will look moderately rediculous if I get it to work. I just hope my car has the capacity to pull it. I realize the trailer will contribute considerably to the weight I will be pulling, but Ive heard these things do fine puling up to 2000 lbs.

I towed a 1900 pound trailer from Atlanta to Los Angeles with no issues. just keep it below 70 mph and you will be fine.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:52 PM   #702
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will look interesting, but will work. for liability your trailer would need trailer brakes. Our manual says once you are over 1000lbs they are needed. I have done about 1800lbs on my 4x8 utility with no brakes. (2006 wrx) barely felt it on the throttle, you knew it was there on the brakes, but never made me nervous or concerned. (reached highway speeds)

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Old 12-06-2012, 10:10 AM   #703
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...i would try to find an aluminum trailer. I picked one up for hauling my sand toys around and it is great.

Another thing to note is drag coefiecent....just bc a trailer loaded weighs X amount and it's under X amount of towing capacity just remeber air has density and while driving the drag increases the wieght or the item(s) being towed...quick reply but it's true.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:08 AM   #704
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Anyone think that this is feasible. I have a lot stiffer spring rates so i feel as if it would be able to handle the weight easily.

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Old 12-11-2012, 10:08 AM   #705
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Obviously this hitch would be on the STI though.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:30 AM   #706
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Anyone think that this is feasible. I have a lot stiffer spring rates so i feel as if it would be able to handle the weight easily.
I wouldn't risk it. 200Lbs is that the rating is for tongue weight. You will likely exceed that.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:58 AM   #707
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Anyone think that this is feasible. I have a lot stiffer spring rates so i feel as if it would be able to handle the weight easily.


not a chance. those are designed for class 4 hitches which have around an 800-1200 pound tongue weight limit...our cars have a 200 pound limit.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:41 PM   #708
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Gotcha thanks alot =D
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:58 PM   #709
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What are our options for a rear cargo carrier? With 200 lb tongue weight it would have to be aluminum at 40 ish pounds and i doubt id have anything more than 100 back there so under 150.

This curt one weighs under 30 lbs:

Amazon.com: Curt 18100 Aluminum Cargo Carrier with Folding Shank - 2 Piece: AutomotiveAmazon.com: Curt 18100 Aluminum Cargo Carrier with Folding Shank - 2 Piece: Automotive

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Old 12-19-2012, 04:09 PM   #710
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200 tongue weight is for a trailer. Simple physics, the longer the lever the greater the force. 200lbs of trailer tongue weight is MUCH less than 200lbs on one of those baskets. Even 100lbs on one of those baskets will exceed the equivalent force of 200lbs of trailer tongue weight.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:11 PM   #711
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its been a while since ive had a physics class, so lets say you have a 30lb carrier, how much could you load and be safe?
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:15 PM   #712
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200lbs rating is 6" from the edge of the hitch.
Simple math/physics says
if 6" = 200lbs, then
12" = 100lbs
24" = 50lbs
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:02 PM   #713
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you know ive been searching all these other forums with people talking about carriers and class 1 hitches and no one has brought this up. not even this "expert review":

http://www.etrailer.com/question-43251.html

i wonder how many people have messed up their cars because of the lack of info.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:11 PM   #714
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Hey so i have an 02 wrx and im looking to get a hitch but i kniw there arent any 2" cuz the car isnt supposed to tow that much to need a 2", but could i put a hitch on and make an adapter to have a 2" hitch end. Im in school for welding so i could manage that but i would be putting a motorcycle carrier on it and my motocross bike. Would that that be considered weight on the tongue since its all being held up. I think the carrier weighs around 65lbs and my bike 225lbs. Would that be too much weight? I could of course just get a small trailer for it but i dont really want to deal with it if i dont have too.

P.S please excuse my spelling im on my ipad and sometimes i make mistakes. Thank

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Old 01-02-2013, 09:19 PM   #715
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you know ive been searching all these other forums with people talking about carriers and class 1 hitches and no one has brought this up. not even this "expert review":

http://www.etrailer.com/question-43251.html

i wonder how many people have messed up their cars because of the lack of info.
Curt requires a stabilizing strap to carry the weight of non-trailer loads.

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Note: All non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty from Curt.

http://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Hitc...cleid=20029016
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:26 PM   #716
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Hey so i have an 02 wrx and im looking to get a hitch but i kniw there arent any 2" cuz the car isnt supposed to tow that much to need a 2", but could i put a hitch on and make an adapter to have a 2" hitch end. Im in school for welding so i could manage that but i would be putting a motorcycle carrier on it and my motocross bike. Would that that be considered weight on the tongue since its all being held up. I think the carrier weighs around 65lbs and my bike 225lbs. Would that be too much weight? I could of course just get a small trailer for it but i dont really want to deal with it if i dont have too.

P.S please excuse my spelling im on my ipad and sometimes i make mistakes. Thank
They make adapters already. And by using an adapter you'll be moving the weight further from the car. The max tongue weight is 200lbs and by moving that out it would be like having more weight on the tongue like that.
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They make adapters already. And by using an adapter you'll be moving the weight further from the car. The max tongue weight is 200lbs and by moving that out it would be like having more weight on the tongue like that.
Ok thanks
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:19 PM   #718
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I towed bikes behind my subarus on a folding 4'x8' harbor freight trailer. I'd much rather have had a bike specific trailer, but the flat deck came in handy for all sorts of fun I probably already posted in this thread years ago. The trailer folds and stands in my garage so that I can still get two cars in there too.

http://www.fawbush.org/images/2008_5...haul_small.jpg
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http://www.fawbush.org/images/action_shot.jpg

I just welded up a 2" receiver tube to my utility trailer this weekend to add a removable winch to it for hauling things onto the deck. I can also use the winch in the receiver on the back of my truck. It's pretty handy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1nvBz-NC0c

Here's some video of the buggy since I show it off a bit in the video. I built it in 10 months in my garage. It's my current toy and a great welding project.

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Old 02-06-2013, 09:59 AM   #719
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Were supposed to get dumped on this weekend! (Maybe)
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:20 AM   #721
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I learned a lot from you guys here. Here's my Drawtite Class I hitch and my hitch cover I took the towing capacity sticker off as well.

Now just waiting on the Yakima Big Horn 4 Bike and next season will be running the Yakima Hitchski.

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Old 03-07-2013, 12:02 PM   #722
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Whats the word on hauling a 5x8 enclosed trailer behind a 2002 wrx? I have searched and couldn't find any info. Will the wind resistance be too much for a little car? I was thinking about picking up a v-nose type to haul my motorcycle and random other crap a couple thousand miles.
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:06 PM   #723
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I learned a lot from you guys here. Here's my Drawtite Class I hitch and my hitch cover I took the towing capacity sticker off as well.

Now just waiting on the Yakima Big Horn 4 Bike and next season will be running the Yakima Hitchski.


I have that exact hitch cover and also the penguin one and the fleur d'elise
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:00 PM   #724
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Has anyone with a 2008-2013 STi hatch or 2011-2013 WRX hatch installed a towbar WITH an aftermarket exhaust? I'm considering the Invidia Q300 and the curt hitch but am not sure if they are compatible with one another.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:06 PM   #725
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