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wilbur
10-14-2014, 04:15 PM
Anybody have one or know someone that does. Im thinkin of getting one for the wife. Will it pull a Bass Tracker 175? It only has a 4 cyl. in it. What you think?

CrappiePappy
10-14-2014, 04:40 PM
Anybody have one or know someone that does. Im thinkin of getting one for the wife. Will it pull a Bass Tracker 175? It only has a 4 cyl. in it. What you think?

I think it's underpowered to start with. Probably be OK for driving to work/shopping, but I wouldn't put a 4cyl under a towing load of ~2000lbs & expect much (or expect it to survive for long).

2010-2012 Terrain's with power height adjustment system for front seats ... recalled for adjustment bolt's tendency to come loose, allowing seat to freely move up/down. System should not be used until dealer has checked/fixed problem.

... cp :kewl

fishingpox
10-14-2014, 04:49 PM
^^^^^^^ agree

Bowbender
10-14-2014, 04:55 PM
Must be what Supergooser has he says he can only pull his boat 4 mph.

"G"
10-14-2014, 04:59 PM
Get her a GMC Yukon with a 5.3 and you can pull any boat you want

wilbur
10-14-2014, 05:04 PM
Get her a GMC Yukon with a 5.3 and you can pull any boat you want

Aint got that much money to hide.

"G"
10-14-2014, 05:07 PM
I got my wife a Tahoe but she hasnt let me pull the boat with it yet

SeaRay
10-14-2014, 05:31 PM
Back when I was newly married and had kids I had little extra spending money. I managed to buy a new 1974 Steury fiberglass Bass Boat with a 40 HP Johnson on it. I don't know what it weighed but it was heavier than the 16.5 tracker with a 55 Yamaha that I have now.
I pulled it with a 1969 Volskwagen Squareback for 3 years and that old VW just chugged right along with it's 80 hp air cooled engine. Granted there were a couple of steep ramps I was not sure I would get up, but I did.
When I could afford something bigger I sold the VW, but still have fond memories of it.
I would not recommend that as an ideal arrangement but it worked as would your Terrain. You just might not be very happy with it except when you pull up to the gas pump.

wannabe fisherman
10-14-2014, 06:04 PM
I have an Equinox with a 3.4 V6 and it'll pull my boat just fine. Research the tow capacity on anything you plan to use for towing. If it's lower than 3500 lbs forget it.

wilbur
10-14-2014, 06:09 PM
I have an Equinox with a 3.4 V6 and it'll pull my boat just fine. Research the tow capacity on anything you plan to use for towing. If it's lower than 3500 lbs forget it.

I was checking that out at camp.

Mike R
10-14-2014, 06:18 PM
From what I see the factory has set the maximum towing weight at 1500 lbs for the 4 cylinder Terrain.

Will your fully loaded boat and trailer exceed that weight?

skeetbum
10-14-2014, 07:10 PM
I have a jimmy with a 4.3 V6 and it towed my bass boat, and everything else I've hung behind it, and now has 200,000 miles and is still cooking fine. Point is, the vehicle isn't big but the v6 drive train will do the job when cared for. Choose wisely and look for a couple of more duckies to get what you need.

CRAPPIE60
10-14-2014, 07:32 PM
I pulled a 17ft champion fishunter with a s-10 2.8 v-6.Making it go forward was not a problem.Making it stop was.If it rained it would shove me right through a intersection.But it was a four speed.A auto with a four popper is already struggling IMHO.I guess what I am saying,yes you can pull it but can you do it safely?

"G"
10-14-2014, 07:38 PM
I pulled a 17ft champion fishunter with a s-10 2.8 v-6.Making it go forward was not a problem.Making it stop was.If it rained it would shove me right through a intersection.But it was a four speed.A auto with a four popper is already struggling IMHO.I guess what I am saying,yes you can pull it but can you do it safely?

Your right....pulling is one thing....but the stopping is whats really important.

jaxsprat
10-14-2014, 08:40 PM
Remember also sometimes stopping is more important than pulling & a heavy boat trailer goin to push a small vehicle around, smaller car brakes ain't built big enough for emergency stopping a heavy boat/trailer.

chazz
10-14-2014, 11:54 PM
Tried the same kind of thing years ago. Ended up with a lot of brake and transmission headaches. Best of luck.

jimp
10-15-2014, 06:17 AM
I've pulled my 04 PT175 w/ 60 with several different trucks, smallest was a Sport Trac w/ the 4.0 V6, it pulled/stopped it fine. Currently have a V8 Sport trac and don't know its back there. I would get a V6 at a minimum, but mpg will suck when towing the boat. Most v6's don't have the low end torque IMO, a straight 6 would but they are very hard to find now.

rcfillingham
10-15-2014, 06:37 AM
My wife just got her second Terrain. First had the V-6 and occasionally we use it to pull my Triton VT-17.(if we took truck and camper). She just got a second with the 4 cyl in it and we used it to take 3 grand kids and dog to Guntersville. Didnt break any land speed records and i wouldnt wanna do it everyday but with overdrive locked out it was fine!

Redge
10-15-2014, 07:41 AM
[QUOTE=CrappiePappy;2806741]I think it's underpowered to start with. Probably be OK for driving to work/shopping, but I wouldn't put a 4cyl under a towing load of ~2000lbs & expect much (or expect it to survive for long).

X2!

wharfrat
10-15-2014, 07:55 AM
I don't think GM recommends towing anything with the 4 cyl bigger than a small utility trailer.

DRPEPPER
10-15-2014, 08:57 AM
I pulled a 17ft champion fishunter with a s-10 2.8 v-6.Making it go forward was not a problem.Making it stop was.If it rained it would shove me right through a intersection.But it was a four speed.A auto with a four popper is already struggling IMHO.I guess what I am saying,yes you can pull it but can you do it safely? I tried exactly the same thing. Most miserable couple of years I had trying to tow a boat. it was a happy day when I purchased a 1/2 ton truck. DP

wilbur
10-15-2014, 06:03 PM
You guys just like to watch a guy spend money. Thanks for the input.

jimp
10-15-2014, 06:43 PM
It's always easier and more fun when it's "yourn". :biggrin GL in your search.