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 Post subject: getaway trailer
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 11:16 am 
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Can anyone tell me what the average weight for a getaway trailer would be? I would like to know if I can tow a getaway behind my '06 Corrolla. Thanx.


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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 4:24 pm 
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Depends on what kind of trailer it is . . .

But most steel catamaran trailers weigh about 250 - 300 lbs. Aluminum trailers weigh about 2/3 of that.

Almost any car can tow a small catamaran (<500 lbs). I've seen an Olympic Tornado (20' long, 10' wide) on a tilt trailer behind a Cooper Mini.


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 Post subject: trailer wt.
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 4:39 pm 
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Thanx for the info. Nice site, too.


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 Post subject: Hobie 16
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 7:55 pm 
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I use to pull my Hobie 16 in 79-81 with a Toyota Tercel. And that motor is about the size of a sewing machine. You should not have a problem.

Doug


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 8:53 am 
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Just make sure your brakes are in good shape, you don't have too much tounge weight and if it is an automatic tranny you may want to look at putting transmission cooler on it.

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