Can a RAV4 be used as a tow vehicle, sure it can. I never said it couldn’t tow a really small empty boat, just that it’s a bad idea to tow a really small full boat. Again, I’m not arguing if a rav4 can pull it so we are kind of in agreement. I could pull a small boat without a car but that doesn’t make it the smart thing to do. Go ahead and pull a small boat with a RAV4 and let’s see how long that RAV4 lasts. I’m curious what some of the vehicle mechanics on this site think of towing even a light boat weighing in at 1000 lbs (yes a thousand loaded, easy) with a small economy car. Maybe I’m just use to big trucks, maybe I’m wrong, I’m not a mechanic after all. I am right about the suck factor though because that’s coming from experience. TC is free to do what he deems best just as you and I did. Nobody is wrong and nobody is right as long as we make our own decisions for ourselves.A lowes v1460 weighs a whopping 195 pounds. Can we stop with the he can’t tow a boat. Seriously. TC you can buy that new $20 a month. Do it you will love it. RAV4 tow 1500 plus. Boat and trailer and a trolling motor will weigh 500 pounds go have fun.
A-5 That is one heck of a nice boat at $3500.00 plus, freight, plus prep, plus dealer fees, plus title, plus tags, plus $200.00 in taxes. Oh wait, we need a trailer that’s another $1200.00 plus everything else. so we are up to 5K for a boat with no motor. oh that’s right we’re going to use an electric motor. going slow fighting the wind is great fun for a couple hours. I’d rather have the 5K, my kayak and a good reliable car over an inferior boat, poor running car, no money and a bank note. That’s just me though. you may feel different and it’s okay If you do.
and that would be a little over 20 dollars a month for 20 years assuming we can get a 2.5% rate on a 4000.00 loan for 20 years.