Sometime in the next few years my 95 Taurus wagon is going to die &
I'll need something to cart lumber & building supplies around. These
are just for my home projects- but they seem to be never-ending.
I'll probably inherit my wife's Impala- she'll get the new car- and
I'm thinking of getting a trailer for it. My first thought on
trailers was just to get something that would take a sheet of 4x8
sheet goods handily and be easy to store.
But as I thought about ordering some sand and gravel today, and having
to pony up $65 for each delivery, I wondered if now isn't the time to
get the trailer.
The manual says my Impala has a towing capacity of 1000lbs. Does
anyone know what the weak link is? Brakes, cooling system, tranny,
suspension? I've got the 3800 V6 engine, so I imagine there is
plenty of pwer left to tow. [oddly enough the last time I towed a
trailer it was with a 63 Impala with a 283. This is the first Chevy
I've owned since 75 when that one died]
I will probably only use it a dozen times a year. I'll never be
towing more than 15-20 miles & never on the highway.
Has anyone got experience towing even that 1000 - or more? Do I dare
look at a 1 ton dump trailer? [or should I just scrap our system of
buy a new car when the old one dies-- and pass the middle one down to