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Re: Towing a Capri 16 with a Subaru outback?
The sueby has a lower rating here in the states and canada than the REST of the world by about 1000 lbs LOWER! Frankly, I would suspect the sueby would do just fine yanking that trailer around for the most part, UNLESS you are doing this here in NA in the 6-10K foot level, then one will be down some 20-30% of its HP due to altitude loss, assuming the motor is not super charged.
Some cases, a manual will be the better trans than the auto. Others, the auto is better. My old truck, and even my current GM, the manual while having a lower tow rating, the overall low, gradability etc is BETTER with the manual. IE the what it takes to get the rig moving! The auto one does not have to worry about slipping a clutch sometimes to get going........
If it were me, I'd give it a shot, if it does not work, ie too slow for you......well deal with it, or get a rig with a larger motor! If the larger motor is rated to tow the lbs of the boat and trailer, then reality is, the smaller motor will do it safely also, just slower up hills etc.
I would also recomend brakes, as long as you will be over the gvw of the rig, as then the reality is, you are out of braking power for the tow rig. Be it a Forester, or a 1 ton dully like I drive!
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