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Old 08-21-2010, 09:08 PM
Status: "Hope is a walking dream." (set 13 days ago)
 
Location: Still in Portland, Oregon, for some reason
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Will it go?

I went over to a friends house and thankfully chose to take the Santa Fe. He is rebuilding their back yard and I offered my help to pick up another round of paving stones for the new patio. He had another 75 in his Audi Allroad which handled the weight a bit better thanks to its load-leveling suspension.

The SF, on the other hand, did not enjoy this trip despite being just below the GVWR. It had virtually no power on take-off and braking maneuvers needed to be planned well in advance. I can't imagine towing with this car.







Check out the spring compression. I had to be very careful going over bumps.
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Old 08-21-2010, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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santa-fe's are they not FWD based uni-body SUV's?
I agree if any towing is in the future a use chevy 1500 or ford F-series truck is the way to go.

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Old 08-21-2010, 09:47 PM
 
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I would call either a towing vehicle really.
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:12 PM
 
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I like how far the differential is below the wheel center-lines. Hey, it did job...
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Old 08-22-2010, 01:03 AM
Status: "Hope is a walking dream." (set 13 days ago)
 
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santa-fe's are they not FWD based uni-body SUV's?
I agree if any towing is in the future a use chevy 1500 or ford F-series truck is the way to go.
It's based on the '01 - '05 Sonata chassis but with the wheelbase shrunk by about 3 inches.
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Old 08-22-2010, 02:37 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I see you and raise you one Hyundai H-1 van image, loaded with 4 concrete sewer piper in the back, total weight of the load was roughly 2200lbs. That was fun and interesting, lol.
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Old 08-22-2010, 03:40 AM
 
Location: Pomona
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Several years back, I loaded up my Volvo 245 with over 1400# of marble floor tiles. Even with iPd overload springs in the back, it was nearly at the bump stops. Those rear tires rode their last 10 miles too ... but hey, the price for a pair of tires ($60) was way cheaper than if I had to buy 250 sq.ft. (worth $750+) of marble tiles.
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Old 08-22-2010, 10:11 AM
 
Location: WA
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I just won't risk loading up a vehicle like that... can easily cause damage and handling and braking are severely impacted.

Since Home Depot offers cheap short term rental of trucks with a large bed I won't even ask to borrow my neighbor’s pick-up anymore. It is too easy move materials (especially large sheet stock) for little money and low risk.
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Old 08-22-2010, 01:31 PM
Status: "Hope is a walking dream." (set 13 days ago)
 
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I just won't risk loading up a vehicle like that... can easily cause damage and handling and braking are severely impacted.
It was below the maximum permissible weight so technically the car was not over-loaded.
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Old 08-22-2010, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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One time a friend invited me for a trip to Gulf Port, MS. The car was a late 90s Camry with a 1,000 lb limit. I was 200 lbs. The driver and other two passengers were each over 300 lbs. One of the three was close to 400 lbs. The trunk was loaded up with no room to spare. First bump on the road reminded me we exceeded the car's weight limit. Never did that again,...the road trip with those friends.
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