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Old 12-01-2009, 11:38 AM
 
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Thanks again for all the input. I will not take a chance with towing.

That is good to know you are up to 91K with no problems!!
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i looked into getting a hitch to tow a small u-haul trailer a few weeks ago,they said for the hitch to fit they would have to cut out a section of the rear facia. (bumber) hell no im doing that!
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Actually you can get a nice frame mounted hitch that bolts to the underneath frame of the car (no cutting required). The only thing you have to be concerned about is wiring the brake/turn signals. The adapter that comes for the car requires splicing into the eletrical system of the lights. It is not a plug and play adapter like you can get for trucks and vans. It is doable without cutting the plastic, but I decided against it because the Monte Carlo has a fragile transmission and I didn't want to cut into the wiring of the rear tail lights.

If you would like to know the website where these hitches can be ordered, I can look it up for you.
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Toyota Siennas have a #3500 towing capicity.. If those pieces of garbage can tow a boat then you get the point.
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i haven't been on the site in a while but i will throw my 2 cents in on this topic since i am also considering getting a trailer hitch.

i think you will be fine doing mild towing with our vehicles. as long as you keep the trans shifted into 3 (as mentioned earlier), keep the load light, and don't try to pass people doing 80 and making it downshift really hard, things should stay in good shape. i am condsidering getting an 8x10 aluminum tilt bed trailer to haul my snowmobile (Arctic Cat F7, ~500lbs), which together shouldn't weigh 1000lbs or so. i would also check your owner's manual to check max towing capacity for your car.
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Max tow load suggested for the Monte is 1,000 LBS according to the owners manual.
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Does the owner's manual also note that you should have a transmission cooler equipped on the car if you are towing?

*edit* Also nice to see that you know how to open an owner's manual now :P
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No, but it does mention something about towing more than the recommended tow load may cause premature damage to your transaxle.

And as for the other comment :P haha!
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I have had a "Hidden Hitch" on my 03 SS for 5 years now. I've pulled my 19' Ski Boat many times (not a truck kinda guy). Yeah, it may look a bit weird, but I have had absolutely NO ISSUES. I got mine installed by a U-Haul dealer here in town Can't even see it when it's not hitched up. Try it!
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What kind of Ski Boat? I want to look up the weight specs on iboats.com

My Plan is to get a fish and ski and use the Monte on a temp basis since the lake is a block away.
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