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I received my draw-tite receiver hitch a couple days ago, and installed it today. I also purchased two draw bars, and installed a 1 & 7/8 inch ball on one and a 2 inch ball on the other. My project for Sunday will be installing the wiring harness for trailer lights.

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What are you planning on towing?


I always though the Bolt would be perfect for towing something small like a JetSki, or an old classic 13' Boston Whaler, but I would not want to get the Bolt near the salt water here on L.I.
 

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Only a month after buying our first Bolt, I was in a knot of traffic going 65 mph, when one car went out of control and swerved in front of us. I was standing on the brakes for what seemed 10 seconds. Ask yourself what happens when you are towing something of significant weight in a case like this. The thought isn't pretty, and it can easily happen to you.
 

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Safe travel speed is determined by what is being towed, and the capabilities of the trailer system, the weather conditions, etc.

I've towed 2,000 lbs with my Prius, but I never exceeded 45 MPH and left enormous following distance.

Install trailer brakes, and that increases safe speed or weight at which you can safely tow.
 

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Towing my Waverunner with the Bolt is a very comfortable and safe experience. Trailer plus boat is less than 1,000 lbs. I agree with redpoint5, max speed is 45 MPH and I also only use city streets. I wouldn't dream of doing this on a crowded freeway at 65+. You gotta pick your battles!
 

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Agree with the posters regarding speed vs. load.


Even when we had our Expedition I tried to stay on the 30mph side roads vs. main roads heading down to the ramp with our 20' Grady in tow.


Only one time did I have to brake short from 55mph with that combo (normal route was closed due to a parade) ... not fun! I smelled the brakes burning (and thanked god that we actually stopped before the intersection).


If we had fresh water here, I would tow the Jetski with the Bolt.
 

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I am going to be purchasing a 5 x 8 utility trailer to haul plywood and other home essentials when needed. Not towing a 15,000 lb home on wheels from here to California.

The Home Depot 40 miles from here can be reached without driving on the highway.

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I am going to be purchasing a 5 x 8 utility trailer to haul plywood and other home essentials when needed. Not towing a 15,000 lb home on wheels from here to California.

The Home Depot 40 miles from here can be reached without driving on the highway.

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Keith
That's why I have a roof rack for my Bolt.

Home Depot ion the summer, snowboards in the winter.

When in doubt, the Honda Element steps in. In both scenarios. :D

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I am going to be purchasing a 5 x 8 utility trailer to haul plywood and other home essentials when needed. Not towing a 15,000 lb home on wheels from here to California.

The Home Depot 40 miles from here can be reached without driving on the highway.

Later,

Keith
When in doubt, the Honda Element steps in. In both scenarios. /forum/images/ChevyBolt/smilies/tango_face_grin.png

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My other car is a 2012 Miata ?

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