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The first thing to check (and think about when using a meter) is where the ground is coming from: Is there a ground wire in the trailer wiring? Is there a good solid connection of the ground wire to the frame of the trailer (or to the ground side of the circuits on the trailer)? Is there a good solid connection between the ground conductor on the vehicle ...


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Subaru states that the Forester is primarily a passenger car, and not built for continual towing. But you should be fine with occasional use. Here's the owners manual section related to towing. Look at page 8-19 (http://techinfo.subaru.com/proxy/69506/pdf/ownerManual/069506_2008_Forester/MSA5M0803A_14.pdf). Several tips in there about towing in general, ...


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The towing capacity of a 2008 Subaru forester with the 2.5l engine is apparently ~1374Kg at worst (or ~2700lb). As long as the trailer you are towing clocks under this (which I assume it will with quite significant margins) you will be fine. reference here If you don't trust that source, if you still have the operators manual or can get hold of one that ...


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The fact of the matter is any additional load is harder on a transmission. Stuffing 5 of me in four car is 1000 lbs, add say camping gear and you're looking at 1200-1500 lbs of cargo. If my wife were driving alone that'd be less than 120 lbs of carve weight. Over time the difference of just my wife vs 5 of me could be huge, but we're talking over the life of ...



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