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    Cruze towing

    I am thinking about getting a jet ski. Has anyone added a hitch to their cruze? Is it even possible?

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    You really want the ass end of your cruze sumerged in water while you unload it. Get a truck.

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    Yeah, I'd get a truck or something. The Cruze isn't really a good vehicle to tow with.


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    just because you can, doesnt mean you should.......

    yeah i wouldnt be dropping the ass of my car in the water. plus, you get a crappy ramp, you may not be climbing back up.
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    The only thing I'd be concerned about is what the other have mentioned with dunking the rear end at a launch. I have never launched a jet ski, so it is pure speculation on my part. As far as a single place trailer and 1 ski, the weight isnt really an issue. You are probably looking at what, 800 lbs? And the tongue weight will be really light.
    I towed my race bike around with my old Sunfire and it was no problem. If I didnt have the Aztek too, I would not think twice about towing my bike with the Cruze. You have to be aware that you will need more braking time, but that is just common sense. Keep it sensible and you should not have any issues. IDK what it will do with the warranty situation though.
    How far and how often would you be trailering the ski?
    Last edited by TSURacing; 05-02-2011 at 07:46 PM.

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    I put a hitch onto my car. Towed my atv with it to the cottage and barely felt it there except for big hills. I was at a total weight of 1000lbs with the 1.8L and it was no problem.

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    If you do, post up a video, would be nice to have hitch just in case

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    My heart hurts just thinking of putting that stress on my Cruze lol...

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    Not an issue at all. I tow a trailer with my Solstice GXP all the time, but I'm not pulling up a water soaked jet ski on a ramp.

    I'd check to see how much weight you are talking, and if the exhaust will be in the water. Flat towing weight on the hitch ball I don't think a jet ski is an issue, pulling it up a ramp fully wet is another story. I don't know how much water the ski holds, I mean it's not like a boat.. but water is heavy.
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