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towing with the CTS

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Old 03-23-2011, 07:10 AM
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has anyone towed a trailer with their CTS? how much did the trailer weigh? any problems? I want to trailer my Harley. specs calls for a 1000 pound trailer weight limit - my trailer and bike will run around 1100 pounds. I wonder what sets the weight limit..... it's not the power, maybe the brakes? or the hitch mounting points?

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harleydave, I just checked through your owners manual and found this: It should never weigh more than 450 kg (1, 000 lbs). But even that can be too heavy. I would suggest reading through your owners manual carefully and possibly speaking with your dealership to see what they may have to say. I hope this helps you.

Jeff Morris, Cadillac Customer Service


 
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thanks for the reply. yeah - I realize the manual (specs) says 1000 pounds, I wondered what the limiting factors were......

sounds like I made a mistake trading my old Ford truck away.........

I had hopes it would tow better than my old 03 Chevy Malibu with 3.1 V6.... the malibu would tow 2000 pounds - and slip right down the highway doing it.
 

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the malibu was on a different platform...the sigma platform (CTS/STS) isnt designed to tow. even with my 6.0L V8 (not that i would ever tow something with my V) isnt rated to tow what the same engine in a truck will tow.

but i dont think 100 pounds will be a huge deal...
 
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CTx-V,
thanks for the reponse.... I found a lightweight trailer and may order one. the total weight for trailer and bike would be around the 900 pound mark.
 
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after looking at the hitches for the CTS, it's evident where the weakest link is... the hitch mounts through the trunk floor at the spare tire. I may have to do a little engineering to strengthen that area.
 
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