MALIBU Towing capacity

Gonzo1970

G-Body Guru
Sep 30, 2018
897
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A brake upgrade would be top of my list.

This is no joke..


Its not like Pulling it is difficult, if you think about it..

Stopping the combined weight is the big problem.

-Gonz
 

Supercharged111

Royal Smart Person
Oct 25, 2019
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Colorado Springs, CO
This is no joke..


Its not like Pulling it is difficult, if you think about it..

Stopping the combined weight is the big problem.

-Gonz

Upgrading the front brakes only gets you so far when the tongue weight lifts the nose of the tow rig.
 

RickMalibu

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Thread starter
Dec 15, 2020
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3
Netherlands
This is no joke..


Its not like Pulling it is difficult, if you think about it..

Stopping the combined weight is the big problem.

-Gonz

In my country, all trailers above 1600lbs have brakes on them, so that isn't a problem


I hope more than just serge brakes, the proper hitch for the weight, equalizer bars, and sway control.

The brakes are really good on the trailers here, u barely notice a trailer when ur braking, the brakes on them are good enough to carry their own weight even fully loaded.
My old car was around 2750lbs, and was alloud to tow 3600lbs, I even had 5000lbs behind it once, lack off power (1.8 4 cilinder 122hp) but braking wasnt a problem even with that much weight for that specific car.
So "if" I would be towing that much weight with the Malibu I'm not really worried about the braking, with the equipment on trailers here you're fine.
 

Supercharged111

Royal Smart Person
Oct 25, 2019
2,160
113
Colorado Springs, CO
The brakes are really good on the trailers here, u barely notice a trailer when ur braking, the brakes on them are good enough to carry their own weight even fully loaded.
My old car was around 2750lbs, and was alloud to tow 3600lbs, I even had 5000lbs behind it once, lack off power (1.8 4 cilinder 122hp) but braking wasnt a problem even with that much weight for that specific car.
So "if" I would be towing that much weight with the Malibu I'm not really worried about the braking, with the equipment on trailers here you're fine.

You've got me curious now, what kind of trailer braking setup do you have on that side of the pond?
 

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