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Old 28 Aug 2016, 01:18 pm
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Good morning everyone!

So I've been having great luck with my PT now that it is running properly. Pretty much does everything I wanted it to do for a weekend/adventure car. Fits the kids, dogs, and all the stuff for a day or overnight trip. Now that the end of the summer season is approaching I am contemplating getting a trailer of some kind for it, either a small utility trailer or perhaps a light tent trailer.

However, I'm finding conflicting reviews on the PT's towing ability and what it's rated for so I figured I'd come to the source with possibly the most practical real world PT experience.

My PT:
  • 2001
  • 2.4 NON Turbo
  • Automatic
  • 108K km
  • Already has an 1-1/4 receiver (which works great for the bike rack I have)

What I'd be interested in hearing is if people have towed various things with their PT and roughly what it is capable of doing in practical setting.
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Old 28 Aug 2016, 02:07 pm
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This question should always be answered by the manufactures recommendation for towing capacities.

Adjustments to be considered for the age and wear of everything .

Upgrades to suspension is always a plus and strong recommendation at least for the rear suspension on a PT Cruiser. The rear watts link is antiquated, aged already before a PT's time. It was simply an inexpensive suspension to add to the production model PT Cruiser's by Chrysler.
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Old 28 Aug 2016, 02:07 pm
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I'm pretty sure the PT's tow limit is 1000 lbs.
A few have posted that they done a little more...but I don't remember them ever posting back, maybe they could'nt stop once they got moving
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