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    Default anyone here towing a jon boat with a car.

    I own a 2012 Toyota Camry 2.5 and was wondering if its possible to tow a jon boat 16ft 25hp probably 1200lbs or if there's anyone out there towing a boat with a car safely, my car towing capacity is rated at 1000lb I'm a little worried about the extra 200lbs need opinions please..

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    Shouldn't be any problem. Years ago I towed a 19' I/O with a Dodge but it did have a big V-8 in it.
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    What kind of dodge? They say pulling is not the problem stopping is so I'm looking for people that have done it.
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    Shouldn't be any problem. Years ago I towed a 19' I/O with a Dodge but it did have a big V-8 in it.

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    As long as it doesn't have a CVT you should be fine, as long as the ramps aren't real steep. FWD works against you on steep ramps.

    A small boat is not much different than 4 big fellers in the seats and a trunk full of junk.

    The transmission will be running pretty hard, make sure it has a good full synthetic and change it more often.

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    For a couple years towed a 1000 lb 16’ w/25 hp loaded boat with Toyota Corolla and not a issue. I live in steep hill country also. Never had a issue on steep ramps either. Use your gears.

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    No problem!! Go for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodrigoelgu View Post
    What kind of dodge? They say pulling is not the problem stopping is so I'm looking for people that have done it.
    I can't remember what model it was. It wasn't small and I don't remember any problems stopping.
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    I wonder what would happen if you had an accident if you're towing more than the car is rated for?

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    It hasn't been too many years ago when almost every boat was towed with a car. Pickups and SUVs were rare, at least in the Carolina's.
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    I used to tow a John boat with my Pontiac 6000 fwd but it had air ride in rear to keep the rear up,,,that’s the only issue I can foresee next to traction....
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