Towing weight of Subaru Forester 2.5 Xs Auto 2011





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    Default Towing weight of Subaru Forester 2.5 Xs Auto 2011

    Hi All

    We have a camping trailer which we normally tow with our Defender, but I'm trying to figure out if we will be able to tow it with our Forester.

    Anybody know what the max towing weight for the Forester is?

    Thanks!

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    To my understanding max LEGAL towing weight is the tare of the vehicle as per the licence disc, assuming the trailer has run-in brakes. Apparently our authorities are wiser than factory engineers...


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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveW155 View Post
    To my understanding max LEGAL towing weight is the tare of the vehicle as per the licence disc, assuming the trailer has run-in brakes. Apparently our authorities are wiser than factory engineers...
    Actually the GCM less the Tare weight will give you what you can "load" total including what you can load according to your GVM inside the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nube View Post
    Hi All

    We have a camping trailer which we normally tow with our Defender, but I'm trying to figure out if we will be able to tow it with our Forester.

    Anybody know what the max towing weight for the Forester is?

    Thanks!
    1500kg braked trailer according to manufacturers specs.

    Check: GCM 3515kg minus GVM 2015kg = 1500kg (ok)
    1500<1531 tare (ok)

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    Default Re: Towing weight of Subaru Forester 2.5 Xs Auto 2011

    Forgetting local regulations subaru specs seems as follows

    https://www.carsguide.com.au/subaru/...-capacity/2010
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    Notwitstanding regulations, I'd hate to tow anything heavier than a biggish Venter trailer with a 2.5XS Subaru auto. I spent many kilometers behind the wheel of one. That engine/gearbox combo is horrible!
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