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10-04-2018 02:01 PM
Christine Neumeyer Hi! I know this is am old post, but i have an 09 Outlook and I'm looking into getting a popup camper and so far what I've seen says max weight is 2000 lbs. Any input would be greatly appreciated
12-29-2014 01:47 AM
zrxinch
Re: Towing information to share

I realize this is an old post, thank you for the information. Great to hear first hand accounts.
06-26-2014 09:37 PM
seark19973
Re: Towing information to share

When I made the previous post earlier today, I didn't notice the date on the original post, but if anybody sees my post and has any ideas...let me know.
06-26-2014 02:11 PM
seark19973
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Thank you for your post...very timely for me. I have a 2008 Saturn Outlook and have been towing a Fleetwood folding camper. Traded in the Fleetwood on a Jayco Ultralite X20E. The Fleetwood weighed 3500 pounds and the Jayco's empty weight is 3900 pounds. I purchased the Jayco near Annapolis Maryland and had to cross the Bay Bridge to travel home to Delaware. It was a very hot day, 99 degrees, and as I went up the fairly steep grade of the bridge my temperature gauge went to nearly 260! After I got to the top of the bridge and started down the temperature returned to normal. I'm concerned because we camp in the mountains and I would never make it to the top of a mountain if I can't even go over a bridge. The water pump on my vehicle was replaced with the recent recall and my transmission has been services also at the local GM dealer. My vehicle is supposed to be able to tow 4500 pounds. My local dealer thought the wind resistance on the new camper versus the folding camper might account for the difference? The red light didn't come on so the engine temperature wasn't at the critical level but it was hot! Any suggestions would be appreciated.
06-20-2014 06:30 PM
Rob1956
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I have a 2009 Saturn Outlook AWD, and I have been towing a 18 1/2 foot SeaSwirl boat. The Saturn tows as well as my GMC truck did, and gets better economy. It tows up hill just fine. I don't have to stomp on the gas to keep it at 65mph. I averaged 14.9 MPG overall on 50 mile trip. I'm very happy with how well this thing tows.
07-27-2009 07:50 PM
CamperCat
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Hi Michigator - I'm confused - I confuse easily. I just received two differing versions of your inquiry that each say about the same thing. I thought I answered the first one a short while ago, but now I'm not sure you would have received it. I'll try again.

The only figure I have for Outlook weight is curb weight of 4883 pounds for the 2008 model.

Your 3150 Lb trailer plus 1500 Lb gear plus 4883 curb adds up to 9533 Lb which is pushing close to the 9700 Lb Gvwr.

I would recommend that you talk to both your Saturn dealer and your RV dealer in regard to retrofitting the Saturn for trailer hauling. I think I would have the work done by the RV dealer simply because he should be more experienced in that kind of thing where the Saturn dealer is only familiar with the factory equipped version. He may, however, be aware of any pitfalls you may encounter that might be due to an RV mechanic not being aware of the Saturn's structural modifications needed. Seems to me that I saw the non-trailering equipped Outlook being rated at only 2500 pounds.

Hope this response gets to you this time -- Regards, CamperCat
07-27-2009 04:48 PM
Michigator
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Just saw your post. Very helpful. Thinking of buying a TrailerManor 2720 that has dry weight of 3150# in Midland, MI. Have 2007 AWD Outlook. Owner's manual says 4500# towing capacity with 9700#GVWR. Need how much Outlook weighs to subtract from GVWR and then subtract passenger, gear, etc. to come up with max weight for trailer.

Do you know how much outlook weighs?

Can you share your thoughts on towing a 3150# trailer with another 1500# of people and stuff?

Outlook not currently configured to tow. Would you recommend dealer vs. after market to configure for towing? If aftermarket, any place in MI you can suggest?

Thanks.
05-13-2009 03:45 PM
SteveK364
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CamperCat,

Do you still tow your boat with your Outlook? If so, I'd like to chat with you about it.

Please drop me a note at: [email protected]

Don't worry, I'm not pitching or selling anything. Just had a few questions.

Thanks!
Steve
06-16-2008 04:53 PM
gleasonb9
Towing information to share

It looks like this thread hasn't been posted to in a while, but I wanted to share my first towing experience with our new 2008 Saturn XR - FWD.

We used it to tow our 21 foot Regal boat about 20 miles to the lake and back. The boat weighs approximately 3000 pounds dry weight and the double axle trailer probably adds about another 1000 pounds. Throw in the gear, gas and the passengers and I have to believe we were probably exceeding 4500 pounds. The boat towed smoothly and easily. It felt much better to tow with than the 5.2L Jeep Grand Cherokee we had been using.

My biggest concern was on the boat ramp being that I have the FWD model. The Outlook easily pulled the boat from the water with no tire slippage. The launch we used was concrete and fairly clean (but wet). I'd be hesitant to try to launch on anything muddy or too steep with a FWD.
02-11-2008 08:58 PM
J33
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Yes, you did. Thx a lot !
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