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Old 06-07-2006, 01:47 PM   #1
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Ok, so I tow a 746 lb. Honda Aquatrax jetski with ease, hardly feels like I am even towing anything when I am towing it. My question is, my dad is buying a jetski now and wants to get a dual ski trailer to put mine and his on, so can the Bonneville handle two skis at 746 lbs. a piece? I don't remember what are max towing capabilities are on the Bonnes, was it 1,000 or 1,500? Do you think I will be ok towing two skis? Thanks, Brad
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mmm, you'll be pushing it, but should be duable. Just take it easy when you pull...
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I am going to get a trans cool this weekend, so that should help out too I would think, at least a little. Thanks, Brad
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I was faced with the same scenario with my 99. Had a single machine, wanted another one....

I went for it. The 99 held up very well on the long trips to northern Michigan. I went very easy on it and didn't tow in Drive. I didn't have a trans cooler, but should have.
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I think the limit is 1000lbs. But yeah, just be careful.
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ok, I figured I would do it and just be careful. I never tow my single ski in Drive anyways, always in 3, and it still pulls it with ease. I don't drive on a lot of hills either. When I first got the ski I was going to trade the Bonne in for a truck....then I noticed I could still get 23-24 MPG on the highway at 59-61 MPH and decided I would stay with the Bonne for gas reason. Thanks again, Brad
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watch the breaks too... when i towed over what the weight limit was (Jeep though, not bonne) the breaks SUCKED! took over twice as long to stop...
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use third gear only, do not let it go into overdrive.,
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IMHO, you are asking for trouble cause these trannies are weak links. You're call.
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O.K., for starters the S2 L67 probably has enough power to tow 10,000 lbs if put in the right application (medium duty pickup). Don't let that power fool you. Thats NOT the issue. It is effortless "feeling" cause with all the torque the engine doesn't break a sweat. Its the tranny and frame you have to worry about. Sure, you build you're tranny to tow. But you still drive a car that does not have a truck frame. So, don't let the effortlessness fool you. 1500lbs is the absolute MAX i'd tow with any h-body. Take in consideration the new Z06 Vette. It has 500hp, yet its not rated to tow. Why not, the frame.
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