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towing 1927pounds with 2015 acadia slt1

hi - first time poster, long time reader.

i have a 2015 slt1 with 60k.

looking to purchase a pontoon+motor+trailer weighing in around 1927 pounds total.

my acadia does not have a towing package - thus the listed limit for towing is 2000 pounds.

my intention is to tow this boat <300 miles several weekends per summer - possible in 90+ degree weather.

thoughts? should i be in the safe zone without a towing package?

thanks
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... should i be in the safe zone without a towing package?
You should be good as long as you don't exceed the gross combined weight rating (GCWR) by adding too many passengers and/or too much cargo to the Acadia.

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thanks speelos.

so - based on this page and the sticker on the inside of the driver's side door:
media.gmc.com/media/us/en/gmc/vehicles/acadia/2015.tab1.html
(my car is FWD not AWD)

... the GVWR (not GCWR) is 6411.

the curb weight is 4656.

this means i can tow 1755 pounds (GVWR-curb weight) - including myself, passengers, and cargo?

this sounds like i can tow very little... what am i missing?
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t... the GVWR (not GCWR) is 6411.

the curb weight is 4656.

this means i can tow 1755 pounds (GVWR-curb weight) - including myself, passengers, and cargo?

this sounds like i can tow very little... what am i missing?
The GVWR is a maximum for the vehicle only. You're missing the GCWR - which is vehicle + trailer. According to the user's manual, the GCWR for your Acadia is 7,500 lbs. If you pull the maximum allowable weight (2000 lbs.), you'd limit the amount of weight capacity available in the car for passengers and cargo. In other words, you'll have to leave at home some of the things you'd like put in the car.

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thanks speleos! where did you find this in the user's manual? good find!

this means i can probably pull about 2300 lbs with me, my wife, and some stuff in the car (200 pounds; probably overkill).

does this sound more accurate?

i did the math on the pontoon+motor+trailer and found it to be 1972 pounds as mentioned above, but the seller said 2500 pounds - and i can't see how it would be that high - but i was wondering if say - it actually *is* 2500 pounds, do you *still* think i'd be ok for 200-300 mile flat ground trips at 65 mph max?

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thanks speleos! where did you find this in the user's manual? good find!
There's a whole section on towing in the book. What you do with your towing adventure is up to you. I won't advise on anything else. Sorry.

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i found the section the other day and totally glazed over it. thanks again - and yes, 7500 pounds for GCWR confirmed for FWD 2015 SLT1.
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hi - first time poster, long time reader.

i have a 2015 slt1 with 60k.

looking to purchase a pontoon+motor+trailer weighing in around 1927 pounds total.

my acadia does not have a towing package - thus the listed limit for towing is 2000 pounds.

my intention is to tow this boat <300 miles several weekends per summer - possible in 90+ degree weather.

thoughts? should i be in the safe zone without a towing package?

thanks

How much fuel load are you going to add to this. What else are you going o throw into the boat before you leave home? Anchor? Anchor line/chain? It is surprising what most folks have in their boats and forget about when thinking about towing.


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good thinking GEORGEC! i've never owned a boat so this would be the "wheels spinning" portion of the research. i would imagine the boat would probably have an extra 100 pounds of "stuff" whether it be anchor, accessories, or fuel.
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good thinking GEORGEC! i've never owned a boat so this would be the "wheels spinning" portion of the research. i would imagine the boat would probably have an extra 100 pounds of "stuff" whether it be anchor, accessories, or fuel.
That sounds very "light". With the weight of gasoline just over 6 pounds per gallon, 100 pounds only allows for 16.67 gallons.

A typical danforth style anchor for that boat is probable around 10 pounds.


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