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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-11-2020, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 2012 SRX and need to tow a 2200lb vehicle to Pennsylvania from Michigan....good idea?

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does it have a 3.0 or 3.6?

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Towing capacity is 2500 lbs. Are you flat towing this vehicle, or putting it on a trailer that will add significant weight?

What is the capacity of the hitch you installed?
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Towing capacity is 2500 lbs. Are you flat towing this vehicle, or putting it on a trailer that will add significant weight?

What is the capacity of the hitch you installed?

Good points Adam, if the 2200 lb vehicle is flat towed, aka affectionately as a toad, the weight of the hitch in addition to any gear that the OP decides to throw in the toad will push that 2500 lb. towing weight. Probably will be ok on flat terrain, climbing the Rockies or Blue Ridge mtns, maybe not so much.
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does it have a 3.0 or 3.6?
it has the 3.6Liter V6 and only 85K miles on it...shocks, struts, rotors and brakes are new...and the tranny fluid has been replaced...and will be using the recommended hitch from UHaul...not sure yet if they recommend a trailer or flat haul?

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Unless the car has a towbar setup for flat towing you'll have to put it in something.

Also, a better Google search shows a 3500 lb towing capacity, not 2500 lbs.
https://media.gm.com/media/us/en/cad.../0725_srx.html

Still aren't going to get a car trailer plus the car and stay under that weight. The dolly should be ok, Uhaul says it is 750 lbs.
https://www.uhaul.com/Trailers/Tow-Dolly-Rental/TD/

But their car trailer is 2200 lbs empty.
https://www.uhaul.com/Trailers/Auto-...ort-Rental/AT/
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Unless the car has a towbar setup for flat towing you'll have to put it in something.

Also, a better Google search shows a 3500 lb towing capacity, not 2500 lbs.
https://media.gm.com/media/us/en/cad.../0725_srx.html

Still aren't going to get a car trailer plus the car and stay under that weight. The dolly should be ok, Uhaul says it is 750 lbs.
https://www.uhaul.com/Trailers/Tow-Dolly-Rental/TD/

But their car trailer is 2200 lbs empty.
https://www.uhaul.com/Trailers/Auto-...ort-Rental/AT/
thanks for the info...even if I add a trans cooler the total weight with trailer will be too much...guess we'll have to figure out some other option...hmmmmmm

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decided to rent a pick-up truck
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