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Do you thing a 2012 gt can tow a tent trailer. The weight would be around 2000lbs


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Just using my Google-Fu, all of the trailer hitches I found have a *max* weight of 2000 lbs, with 200 lbs on the tongue so it'd be 'iffy'. I can't imagine it'd be any fun, especially in windy conditions on curvy road.

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Do you thing a 2012 gt can tow a tent trailer. The weight would be around 2000lbs
How far do you want to tow it, and what would the road conditions be like?

I'm sure it could be done, but in most cases, I would discourage towing.
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Back before pickups were outselling cars, the family car towed every thing. The 2012 Mustang GT is not factory rated to tow but the V6 is rated for 1000#'s.

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The Mustang GT has the torque to theoretically tow a space shuttle. The issue is, it can't do it safely on public roads for an extended amount of time. Let's say you have that Mustang with its tow rating of 1,000 pounds. A buddy asks you to dramatically exceed that and tow his or her 3,000-pound Ford Focus across town. It can be done… badly. The Mustang could physically tow the Focus, but it would do so with dramatically increased drivetrain wear and potential serious damage to the chassis. The brakes would be inadequate for the increased weight, and the trailer or towed car will sway on the highway as it tries to match the movements of the tow vehicle. In short, it would be a scary and damaging drive, so in the real world don't ever exceed the tow ratings.
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Back in the 80's, I towed a 1,200 boat with an 85 horsepower Opel Manta with an universal ($15) bumper 'clamp on' hitch. It towed easy as pie with no problems.....

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