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Old 03-03-2019, 03:24 PM   #1
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Will A 2010 Toyota Corolla pull my sunline 16.5 FD
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Old 03-03-2019, 05:46 PM   #2
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No. Well yes it will pull it but only in your door yard, it would be a classic example of the tail wagging the dog.
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I have not dug down into all the details of this, nor you provided much on your cars tow ratings, but the first thought is, No. This is too far of a jump to take on a camper that large. There are many issues to overcome other then just pulling it. The car has to be able to hold up the loaded tongue weight of the camper, even if it had a weight distribution hitch. You can easily overload the weight capacity of the car without much added weight inside the car.

Sunline did make a small camper called a SunSpot that might align with your car. It would need to be reviewed but it would be a lot closer to start with. The Sunspot is sort of like the newer Tear Drop campers. A dry place to sleep, a rear outdoor kitchen and a very light and small camper.

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Check the owners manual it is doubtful they recommend it. If it has a CVT transmission it's pretty much out of the question.
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I was surprised that the Corolla actually has a 1500 lb. Tow capacity. Certainly not enough for a 16 ft. Sunline, but according to the Googlefu I obtained, the strongest rating of any of the Toyota sedans.....the rest are 1000 lbs. The site did strongly recommend the Trans cooler!!!!
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nope 2010 Toyota Corolla has tow capacity of 1500 lbs
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Big strike against it it's FWD.
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Yeah nope. A 16.5' Sunline will have a loaded weight of around 2500 lbs, which is almost double what the car can handle. Plus, the Sunline has frontal area in play, which adds wind resistance on top of towing weight.

The rear of the car would likely be sunk pretty far down, the headlights would be very poorly aimed, braking ability would be terrible (plus you'd need a brake controller added to the car), and I doubt you could get much past third or fourth gear in order to keep it moving.

For any size Sunline, we recommend that you find a tow vehicle with a tow rating that's at least 133% of the loaded weight of the trailer. This will give you the extra handling needed to make it a comfortable experience.
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