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Towing a 16/17ft boat with a Murano

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Printed Date: 16 Aug 2022 at 4:04am

Topic: Towing a 16/17ft boat with a Murano
Posted By: RvdB
Subject: Towing a 16/17ft boat with a Murano
Date Posted: 20 May 2022 at 3:33pm
Newby here... 

Looking at buying something along the lines of a Reflex 485/515, Dominator, Haines 492, HH SF535, Buc 525 etc...

Car I have at the moment is an '07 Murano 2.5L front wheel drive. 

Boat ramp I would use has a pretty shallow angle to it and in good condition (Hobsonville Marina). I live about 5 min from that which is the only travel I'd really be doing.

So, the question is... Do I need to buy a new car first? The Murano is a bit of a workhorse and I'm not particularly fussed about it's long-term survival. But I also don't want to have to buy another car if I can help it. 


Posted By: Malcolm in the Middle
Date Posted: 20 May 2022 at 3:55pm
I'd say that would do the job easily provided there the ramp is not unduly slippery. 

Posted By: JustAnotherSpearo
Date Posted: 20 May 2022 at 9:34pm
The Muranos typically have 1500kg braked towing capacity, they are also equipped with a lovely CVT trans that really dislikes towing

Posted By: Schampy
Date Posted: 20 May 2022 at 9:45pm
You'll be fine. Towing for only a couple of miles each way....easy. Ramp traction would be your only issue, decent set of tyres  and go for it.

Posted By: RvdB
Date Posted: 22 May 2022 at 3:27pm
Thanks everyone. I think I'll get the boat then upgrade the car when I want to venture further out.

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