2009 Subaru Outback 2l diesel (high clearance)

Submitted: Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 15:30
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Does anyone have any info re suitability outback touring and for towing van .
Its rated at 1700kg so what size van would it tow?
Thoughts would be gratefully appreciated.
Duncan
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Reply By: Member - Oldbaz. NSW. - Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 16:13

Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 16:13
G'day Duncan, I read a review of this car towing a 1300kg folding Jayco campervan & the results werent encouraging. Not enough grunt apparently.
Clutch slipping on take off & no ability to maintain even a moderate pace. A shame really as, on paper, this looked a likely unit for the job. I have read another view as a non tower & the result was more favourable. Others may have more direct experience but it appears this thing is only good for very light towing
duties. cheers....oldbaz.
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Reply By: Member - Tezza Qld - Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 16:20

Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 16:20
Hi Duncan,

Type inhttp://overlander.com.au and click on towing test and there is an article relating to your question. Sorry don't know how to do a link
Hope this helps

Cheers Teza
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Follow Up By: Member - Tezza Qld - Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 16:21

Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 16:21
Oh It did the link for me What a clever devil

Teza
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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 16:38

Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 16:38
We have a 2004 Petrol manual model and the book states the same towing capacity...however I would never tow anything bigger than a box trailer. Towing 1700 will mean the trailer is almost as heavy as the car if not heaver.

I would not feel safe at all
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