Commodore towing capacity

Submitted: Monday, Oct 04, 2021 at 18:39
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Some guru here will be bound to know this. I have a Trackstar Omaroo camper weighing about 1400 kg, which I normally tow with a Pajero.

I need to get it from Kalgoorlie to Perth for selling and for a range of reasons would prefer to have my VF Commodore in Perth, not the Pajero. The Commodore has plenty of power and has a tow bar and a controller for the electric brakes etc and the whole journey will be on the blacktop, but I worry whether the trailer will be too heavy for it.

Grateful any thoughts.
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Reply By: Mikee5 - Monday, Oct 04, 2021 at 18:56

Monday, Oct 04, 2021 at 18:56
For VZ V6 auto wagon not on gas max is 2100kg. All in owners handbook. Must have the 2100kg towbar which is the hitch receiver type not the flat bolt on tongue type. WDH recommended. Can't see the VF being much different. I used to happily tow an1800kg boat with my VL which was smaller and less powerful.
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Follow Up By: Member - lyndon NT - Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 at 22:26

Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 at 22:26
"not the flat bolt on tongue type" I second that. Borrowed my Dads once, hooked up the trailer for a few days, started to bend down :-)
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Oct 04, 2021 at 19:01

Monday, Oct 04, 2021 at 19:01
Paul, VF model has a maximum towing capacity of 2100 kg braked for both V6 and V8 auto sedans. Its in your handbook page 9-42. It will tow it easy.

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Reply By: Member - Paul B (WA) - Tuesday, Oct 05, 2021 at 08:33

Tuesday, Oct 05, 2021 at 08:33
Thanks for the replies, which give me some greater confidence to undertake the journey.
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, Oct 05, 2021 at 11:35

Tuesday, Oct 05, 2021 at 11:35
The only problem in hindsight is the weight on the ball. Maybe you can hook it up and see how low the Commodore sits, it should have 10% so 140 kg on the ball minimum. If it sits too low in the bum, a set of load distribution bars should fix that. Michael
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