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Always been a truck owner and had no problem pulling any sort of trailer. Switched to the 2010 xb2 and need to pull some stand up jet skis. Does anyone else use theirs to tow, or have any information on towing with these?
 

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I wouldn't tow jet skis with my XB2. The manual does state not to tow with your XB2. They do sell a hitch for this car but I would only use it to attach a bike rack or tow something very light. I'd be afraid of burning out my transmission.:eek::eek::nono:
 

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So what does a Jet Ski weigh? 6 to 700 pounds? Plus the trailer I don't think I'd want to pull that much with my xB. But, be my guest and let us know how it works out.
 

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So what does a Jet Ski weigh? 6 to 700 pounds? Plus the trailer I don't think I'd want to pull that much with my xB. But, be my guest and let us know how it works out.
And he said Jet SkiS...plural as in more than 1...:eek::eek::nono:

I used to pull my 94 SeaDoo with a 1987 Honda Accord LX (many moons ago) and I felt the difference on the tranny after I stopped towing.
 

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Well they are stand up jet ski's. Together they way about 750-800 pounds. I talked to the dealership today and they said it can pull up to 1500 pounds, but I'm sure hes just telling me what I wanted to here. Once summertime comes around, Ill let you all know! Until then, keep the replies coming with anyone who has towed with them, Thanks
 

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[snip] I talked to the dealership today and they said it can pull up to 1500 pounds, but I'm sure hes just telling me what I wanted to here. [snip]
Really?
That's the first time I've heard of a dealership actually giving a figure. Usually it is just a "you aren't supposed to" . . .
If accurate, that would be great to know.
 

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Not to be rude, and I appreciate the replies, but I was asking towards the people who have towed, or know anyone who has, not what the owners manual reads. I've seen plenty of people tow with smaller vehicles/engines than a xb, like a ford focus, ford escorts, xb1, etc. This is not mine, but when you Google scion XB towing, it shows quit a few people towing with them, without even squatting the back end.
 

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I'm actually having the Toyota/scion dealer install the towing hitch for me so no warranty's get voided. But that is the least of my worries till summer, I'm getting rims, spoiler, and tint real soon, I'll post pics.
Ha, I'm not sure what them mopeds are, i just found a pic of an xb towing cause it sounded on here like nobody thought it could be done. Thanks for the price, I'll let you know
 

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I don't believe anyone stated it "can't" be done, but rather, it "shouldn't" be done.
 

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I'm actually having the Toyota/scion dealer install the towing hitch for me so no warranty's get voided. But that is the least of my worries till summer, I'm getting rims, spoiler, and tint real soon, I'll post pics.
Ha, I'm not sure what them mopeds are, i just found a pic of an xb towing cause it sounded on here like nobody thought it could be done. Thanks for the price, I'll let you know
Oh, it can and HAS been done.
I've looked into a teardrop trailer/camper for mine, but haven't gotten one. I've been curious as to what it can tow w/o issue.

The issue for heavier tow loads is structural strength for the towed pulls in the area where the hitch is attached. Toyota doesn't advise it (officially), but the holes for such are built right in. SO, I've wondered it it was more a structural issue or a legal one (US tends to be a tad legal-happy) . . .
I've been trying to keep an ear out to what the versions for Japan, Canada, and Australia say about towing. The structure is the same, while ours has the biggest engine. That would give a good idea as to what is and is not really advisable.
 

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Oh, it can and HAS been done.
I've looked into a teardrop trailer/camper for mine, but haven't gotten one. I've been curious as to what it can tow w/o issue.

The issue for heavier tow loads is structural strength for the towed pulls in the area where the hitch is attached. Toyota doesn't advise it (officially), but the holes for such are built right in. SO, I've wondered it it was more a structural issue or a legal one (US tends to be a tad legal-happy) . . .
I've been trying to keep an ear out to what the versions for Japan, Canada, and Australia say about towing. The structure is the same, while ours has the biggest engine. That would give a good idea as to what is and is not really advisable.

just checked the Australian one and we can have a max of 500kgs or 1100lb... hope this helps
 

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Which engine is that one?
 

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Just to be safe, I tow with this gas guzzling monster!
 
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