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Old 08-22-2010, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by rosecitywanderer View Post
It was below the maximum permissible weight so technically the car was not over-loaded.
I'm pretty sure the permissible weight is based on a somewhat even distribution (i.e. passengers and load spread over the vehicle). I remember helping someone load their Yukon and he didn't want to take more than 1000 lbs due to possible driving issues.

I couldn't find anything about towing load on their website.
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:44 AM
Location: Pikesville, MD
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Back when I had my PT Cruiser, I regualrly used it as teh hauling vehicle for buildign supplies. Carried all the lumber for the back deck in it, as well as a trip that carried 1200lbs of bagged crushed white rock for the back parking pad area. Sat only about an inch lower than stock with the rock back there and had no trouble turning, accellerating, or braking. There was a tiny bit of extra wiggling when cornering felt through the steering wheel, but not enough to be an issue.

Wish I ha pictures of the various loads I carried in there.
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