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  1. #1
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    Default 2001 Mobius LS weight with trailer weight?

    Hello!

    I own a 2001 Mobius LS. Currently I tow with a Ford F150. No problem towing. My wife and I are planning to buy a mini-van in the near future. The mini vans were looking at have a tow capacity of 3500 lbs. I know the 2001 Mobius LS weighs in at 2650 lbs. Does anyone know the weight of the trailer or the combined weight? Has anyone towed one of these with a mini-van?

    I welcome your assistance and comments.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Default Replying to Topic '2001 Mobius LS weight with trailer weight

    I have a 1998 Mobius at a combined weight of 3,200 pounds plus add the accessories and fuel and it would be around 3,500 pounds. The single axle trailer is rated for 3,450 pounds. I tried my 98 Chrysler mini-van with the 3.8L engine and it is doable on well maintained ramps. The front tires will smoke and you'll get an audience. I just use my Blazer and save the hassle. If you have rock or sand on the ramp, forget it. On the roads and highways, I have no problem towing the boat. I would only recommend the all wheel drive mini-van and I would try it out to see if you have any problems.
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    Default Replying to Topic '2001 Mobius LS weight with trailer weight

    Recommend a vehicle with tow rating of at least 5000#. Boat, trailer, gear, people, and a cooler or two full of beer adds up quick. The 3500# vehicle will have no 'reserve' (and will prolly be exceeded in capacity). It'll be hard on it. But that's not to say you can't get by with one in a pinch. On a regular basis? I'd be concerned w/ safety.
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    I upgraded my '99 Ranger to an '03 Sport Trac w/ trans cooler, limited slip diff, and auto trans (tow rating of 5500#). Bought it new as I was positioning myself to get me Outback. No worries (yet?).
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    Default Replying to Topic '2001 Mobius LS weight with trailer weight

    I gotta say I hate the thought of a minivan pulling a Mobius,
    Just the thought makes me ill!!
    Bruce Fuerstenberg

    Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting...holy shit!...what a ride!

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    Default Replying to Topic '2001 Mobius LS weight with trailer weight

    On the serious side when I bought my first Mobius LS I pulled with a S-10 blazer (V6)
    It pulled it but it was a lot of weight and there was noticable wear and tear on the blazer mainly the brakes, that is a lot of boat pushing. It was enough to give me the excuse to get a full size pickup!
    Bruce Fuerstenberg

    Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting...holy shit!...what a ride!

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    Default Replying to Topic '2001 Mobius LS weight with trailer weight

    Yea, my Blazer would be marginal for distances because it lacks the tranny cooler but I usually take my motorhome. The minivan actually pulls the boat better than the Blazer mainly because of the wider wheelbase but the front wheel drive is a killer on inclines. If one is looking for a pulling rig you need to look around the parking ramp and see what people are driving. There's a reason why those vehicles are used and others are not.
    1998 Mobius
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    Default Replying to Topic '2001 Mobius LS weight with trailer weight

    I use a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the 8 cylinder engine.
    Funny when I look around the ramp I see lots of pickups, tahoes not too many Jeeps. The Jeep has way more than enough towing capacity...and is a great alternative to minivans..

    Just a suggestion!!
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    Default Replying to Topic '2001 Mobius LS weight with trailer weight

    I also use a Grand Cherokee 2004 V8 HO. It does a fine job towing my LS but I did add a Tibren kit to help out it makes a huge difference (http://www.timbren.com/).

    If you are dead set on the mini van I would consider beefing up the suspension a bit.

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    Default Replying to Topic '2001 Mobius LS weight with trailer weight

    Ok lets try that again,, http://www.timbren.com/

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    Default Replying to Topic '2001 Mobius LS weight with trailer weight

    ya i dont find any issues but Iknow your boat is heavier than mine.
    Im looking into that suggestion all the same because from time to time i do pull heavier loads...
    2005 Moomba Outback

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