Towing a 16/17ft boat with a Murano

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    Posted: 20 May 2022 at 3:33pm
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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. 

 
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I'd say that would do the job easily provided there the ramp is not unduly slippery. 
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The Muranos typically have 1500kg braked towing capacity, they are also equipped with a lovely CVT trans that really dislikes towing
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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.
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Thanks everyone. I think I'll get the boat then upgrade the car when I want to venture further out.
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