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Hoss 01-13-2009 10:34 AM

Will the SS manual shift trailer motorcycle?
 
I have a CBR1100 Blackbird I want to trailer to Euraka Springs, will the Camaro trailer 2 600 lb bikes in a open trailer......total weight of 1500 to 1600 lbs?

Kyle2k 01-13-2009 10:38 AM

Use your extended cab lol. For the sake of avoiding the Red Neck stereotype :bellyroll:

MerlinZero 01-13-2009 10:52 AM

Well if you look at edmonds, the tow capacity for the mustang is 1000Lbs... I'd assume that the tow capacity for the Camaro will be similar.

Hoss 01-13-2009 10:52 AM

Kyle I got the cookies for you...all you need is the milk!!



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TheClassicCarKid 01-13-2009 10:54 AM

I'm sure you could but it's not a good idea.

Mr_Draco 01-13-2009 11:03 AM

There is a pic somewhere of a prepro Camaro towing a Uhaul trailer and a Corvette towing a boat so I'm sure you could if you wanted to.

Hoss 01-13-2009 11:14 AM

Draco you are right about the car that had the trailer hitch. I think it was the one that Merlin has pictured above.

I want to save my back for riding the mountains the trip up is boaring!!

The_Stache 01-13-2009 11:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr_Draco (Post 245994)
There is a pic somewhere of a prepro Camaro towing a Uhaul trailer and a Corvette towing a boat so I'm sure you could if you wanted to.

ALL pre-production vehicles are equiped with towing devices, this is done for tow-able dyno-meters and other test equipment.

Unless there is a NHTSA approved hitch for your vehicle DO NOT use the vehicle to tow anything. Your just asking for trouble.

teamlynn1 01-13-2009 11:42 AM

This statement is correct all pre pros have a hitch. I think the Camaro will tow your bikes but it wouldnt be a good idea imho.



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Originally Posted by diarmadhi (Post 246013)
ALL pre-production vehicles are equiped with towing devices, this is done for tow-able dyno-meters and other test equipment.

Unless there is a NHTSA approved hitch for your vehicle DO NOT use the vehicle to tow anything. Your just asking for trouble.


Vash 01-13-2009 11:45 AM

Get the automatic and it will be no problem. The manual should only be used to tow it a couple miles like to a storage shed, with no passengers or other load, if on level ground should be fine.

Mr_Draco 01-13-2009 12:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by diarmadhi (Post 246013)
ALL pre-production vehicles are equiped with towing devices, this is done for tow-able dyno-meters and other test equipment.

Unless there is a NHTSA approved hitch for your vehicle DO NOT use the vehicle to tow anything. Your just asking for trouble.

Doesn't mean you couldn't, just that you shouldn't. Just like how you shouldn't tow a fishing boat with a Corvette but you still could.

camaro5 01-13-2009 03:41 PM

http://www.malibuboats.com/images/re...atwCar_800.jpg

D1BADZ 01-13-2009 03:44 PM

damn thats a nice set-up jhahahaaahaa

The_Stache 01-13-2009 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr_Draco (Post 246107)
Doesn't mean you couldn't, just that you shouldn't. Just like how you shouldn't tow a fishing boat with a Corvette but you still could.

Actually unless the towing device is approved/certed you can be held liable in case of an accident, which if involving injury or death could land you in prison. Insurance companies will also refuse to pay claims that have even the slightest connection (get rear ended, not your fault but have a hitch.. you could be out of luck).

If you need to tow, buy a vehicle designed to tow. Not a sports car.

Ctrain24 01-13-2009 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by camaro5 (Post 246338)

:laughabove: I really hope thats a photoshop.

SoFlaZ 01-13-2009 05:05 PM

I don't see why not unless they dont make a hitch for it. My dad tows things every once in a while with his 96 LT1 6speed. He also used to tow a small onboard boat kinda like that one ^ but NOT as pretty with the 85 Z28, even up and down the ramp. And no we are not rednecks at all.

CWI 01-13-2009 05:13 PM

I used to tow a 16' Hobie Cat with a '74 Vega. I built and installed the hitch myself, never had a problem. Total weight was only around 600#.

I won't be doing any of that with my Camaro

FFMaro 01-13-2009 05:32 PM

If you can get a hitch for the camaro, you shouldn't have any problems towing something that small.

CaptianSam 01-13-2009 10:06 PM

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Originally Posted by camaro5 (Post 246338)

lol look at those rims on the trailer HAHAHA:laugh:

CaptianSam 01-13-2009 10:07 PM

how do you expect to back a corvette in sand and water to unload a boat

lol this is pure genious...

where are the fail cats when you need em

zebra 01-13-2009 10:56 PM

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Originally Posted by CaptianSam (Post 246975)
where are the fail cats when you need em

http://www.funnyforumpics.com/forums...all-decide.jpg

all depending on how you plan to tow 1500lbs of bikes, with the Camaro or your truck

the car's obviously got the power & depending on the tongue weight, the suspension might be able to handle it, but you have a truck. it's made for that kind of stuff!

Hoss 01-13-2009 11:47 PM

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I have a 7' X 14' Wells Cargo Trailer. I wanted something that would be fun to drive once there.

I don't want to sell the bike, if I just took one bike I would be trailering less that 900 lbs. Eureka Springs is fun place to spend a couple of days. Beautiful twisties for a car or motorcycle.

I would consider my Camaro could handle 900 miles to and from the mountains towing what I needed.

I could be wrong!!

k0jdd 04-19-2009 09:52 AM

I just want to mount a bike rack in it.

Anyone seen info on hitches from mfgrs like Rigid, Draw Tite, etc?

SS2CGM 04-19-2009 12:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Hoss (Post 247089)
I have a 7' X 14' Wells Cargo Trailer. I wanted something that would be fun to drive once there.

I don't want to sell the bike, if I just took one bike I would be trailering less that 900 lbs. Eureka Springs is fun place to spend a couple of days. Beautiful twisties for a car or motorcycle.

I would consider my Camaro could handle 900 miles to and from the mountains towing what I needed.

I could be wrong!!


Personally I would not consider it and technically I am sure the Camaro can handle it. Give it a try when you get your car and let us know how it goes.

Andro 04-19-2009 12:37 PM

The OP must be joking right


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