Towing a 13ft Burro Trailer

Towing a 13ft Burro Trailer

by LP
(Bakersfield CA.)

I want to tow my trailer with a 1994 Buick Century station wagon with small four cylinder engine and auto trans. Does any one tow with a similar vehicle. Thanks for any helpful info. Thanks lp

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Dec 28, 2011
Towing the Burro
by: L.Williams

I tow my 13ft.with a 1995 Ford Ranger 4cylinder w/5speed manual transmission.The 4cylinder has no trouble towing the weight and the Ranger suspension is adequate but at around 55mph.the wind resistance becomes a real factor and from that point on the the Ranger labor's a little.I keep my cooling system well maintained though and overheating has never been a problem.My advice,tow with your 4cylider.Take the back roads and take your time.The best point of the little Burro is that you don't need wide smooth roads to pull that freight car back there around.

Dec 27, 2009
Buick Century and Burro Travel Trailer
by: Don

I found some interesting facts about the Buick Century 4 cylinder station wagon on this consumer reports website that you might be interested in reading. They have a really comprehensive vehicle overview, highlights, pros and cons, and a road test evaluation for the different models including your wagon. I thought it was a very helpful article. They provide more detail as to your wagons towing capacity with the 4-cylinder engine.

1990 to 1996 Buick Century

I love those little Burro travel trailers. How do you like yours, and how long have you had it?





Dec 26, 2009
Towing Burro
by: lp

Don thanks for your quick response and comments on towing my Burro trailer. Not exactly what I wanted to hear, but probably good advise. The Buick while having a few years on her is a great running car (29 to 31 mpg) I had hoped to beat the gas prices but will have to fall back on my 10 mpg 454 GMC dully. Thanks again LP.

Dec 25, 2009
Towing with a Small Engine
by: Don

Although your car may pull the Burro travel trailer, to do it will more than likely cause you either engine or transmission problems.

Your car was not built to pull that much extra weight. A Burro trailer weighs about 1800 pounds.

The motor would likely get hot on mountain pulls, as would the transmission. You could spend the money to put an extra engine oil cooler and a transmission oil cooler to help, but I wouldn't count on it alleviating the overheating issue.

You'd be safer with a vehicle specifically designed to tow, but talk to a trusted mechanic to check on the tow capacity of your vehicle and options to prevent burning up your engine.

Good luck on your endeavor.

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