Re: 98 Camry Solara able to use a hitch to haul????

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Old 05 Sep 2005, 09:02 pm   #1 (permalink)
Jason James
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Default Re: 98 Camry Solara able to use a hitch to haul????

"Jason James" <> wrote in message news:...
> "kingluvham" <> wrote in message
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> > I am moving and I need to haul a small trailer. I don't know if a hitch

> can
> > be attached to this model, or if it can even stand the weight.

> I put a "light duty" hitch or tow-bar on my '96 4 cyl Camry. You need to
> realise these cars are not rear-wheel drive 6 or V8s which weight 1/2 a

> more and thus can haul a heavy load.
> My handbook says:
> Max towing loads
> Trailer with brakes
> 5SFE 1100kg (approx a ton)
> 3VZFE 1200KG
> Without brakes
> Both engines 500KG
> Tow ball vertical weight 80kg
> ------------------------------------------------------
> I'd like to add, there is no way I would try to tow a 1100 kg trailer +

> with a 4 cyl Camry.
> If you just want to tow a box trailer (6ft by 4ft or 8ft by 4ft) with

> weight no more than 500kg, then a light duty hitch would be more than
> adequate. They cost about $200, take an hour to fit if you have the tools
> and know-how to hook-up the trailer plug for lights etc.
> The light duty hitch uses the 4 bolts already in situ on the two rear
> chassis rails holding on the vehicle towing eyelet-brackets. Then you need
> to drill a few holes in the spare-wheel well for the centre anchor

> This doesnt cause any sparer tyre probs as the bolts heads are on the

> of the well and are not going to harm anything.
> Jason

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