I am curious which Yamaha boat you will be towing. I currently have a fairly light Maxum 1800SR and was thinking about getting a much heavier Yamaha AR210. The only thing holding me back is my concern that I will be geting really close to the max towing capacity of the Acadia. If you, or any other readers have towed one of these let me know what the outcome was.rocketman9132 said:how will the acadia do towing a yamaha boat that ways 3200 pounds?
Thank you AcadiaGirl18 - I believe you !AcadiaGirl18 said:To answer your questions about shifting, I was able to keep the Acadia at 67 mph in 6th gear at about 1900 RPM's. I took pictures with my Camera phone to prove it.... ;D. If I went above 67mph or up a hile I would **** into 5th or 4th depending on the slope. I was really hoping for better gas milleage, but towing somthing that large at those speeds what else could you expect. I would imagin if you towed at 60 mph you would be able to get about 13 to 14 mpg out of the Acadia. I hope this helps, and as far as the transmission converter I say heck no. unless you are planning on halling the boat every day. JUst my oppinion.
.This is a relief to hear. We recently purchased a 2008 Arcadia Denali with a factory installed tow package. Realizing after that the tow capacity was lower than I’m used to.I have a 2008 Acadia without tow package. I installed an aftermarket hitch and trans oil cooler. Just got back from a trip to Michigan's upper penninsula from the Detriot area, about 350 miles each way. Towed my 21' Wellcraft on a tandem axle trailer. Total weight of boat and trailer is 4500 lbs, not including gas and gear. The boat had about 20 gallons of gas in it, so add another 160 lbs for gas + 50 lbs for gear. Also had (6) passengers in the vehicle with additional gear in a car top carrier. I was obviously over the rated capacity and more than a little nervous about the trip. I'm happy to report that I was able to pull the boat/trailer 700 miles round trip with no issues. Some moderate hills every now and then, but nothing too major. Engine temp ran at 210 all the way, same as it does with no trailer. Trans fluid looked no worse for the wear. I rarely ventured above 60 mph and ran in 5th gear most of the way. Shifted manually in the hills. I was very impressed with the performance.
Additionally, my front wheel drive Acadia was able to pull the boat out of the water effortlessly. No wheel slip. The ramp was dry concrete with deep grooves. It was a fairly shallow launch for my boat, but I don't think I would have any issue with a steeper ramp given the same concrete surface. This test will come later in the summer when I launch the boat locally.