View Full Version : need trailer advise

04-15-2008, 02:17 AM
i got a s10 2.2 4 cylinder,think i could pull a trailer and equipment no more then 2000 lbs?

04-15-2008, 03:23 AM
haha im on top again

04-15-2008, 04:12 AM
I pulled a 7'x10' utility trailer with my s10/2.2/5speed and it had two 4x4 atv's on the trailer(about 1100lbs), got almost 20mpg on a highway drive. I could use 5th no problem.

I also once pulled the same trailer loaded with 1300lbs on it, and 400lbs in the truck box, got about 16mpg on that trip. It was working hard, to maintain 65 I had to keep it in 4th, because in 5th it would drop speed on any hill.

So from that, I would say that 2000lbs would be a bit much for a 2.2

mine was in great shape too, only about 20,000 miles on it then. (35,000 now)

04-15-2008, 06:09 AM
Maybe for a week or so...depends on age of the truck

04-15-2008, 07:04 AM
It also depends on how far you are pulling this trailer and if you have a lot of hills. Had a similar setup when I was racing ATV's. The track wasn't far and it was pretty flat, so not a big issue, but pulling that 2,000 pounds up and down hills for a distance may be.

Just food for thought.

04-15-2008, 01:58 PM
its a 95. thanks alot for the help, also has just over 100,000 miles on it.

04-15-2008, 02:07 PM
Can you afford the down time if it fails on you?

04-15-2008, 02:21 PM
dude, those engines don't have what it takes to handle 2000 payload daily nor does the tranny. You'll be looking for a different truck before the summer is over.

Auto tech here for the past 25 years.

04-15-2008, 02:37 PM
how about a small trailer and like a 48 inch bob-cat walk behind or z rider

04-15-2008, 02:41 PM
lol, the v6 car my sister gave me could probably pull more.

04-15-2008, 02:47 PM
your probably right. LOL

All you can do is go with it for now and try to be easy on it for as long as you can. With some regular maintenance, you should be OK but keep in mind that you should have something bigger and try to work your way into a full size truck.

04-15-2008, 07:34 PM
thanks and thanks again

04-15-2008, 08:31 PM
With 2000 lbs pushing that little thing, u better go slow and leave lots of room to stop. If the trailer has breaks use em...

04-15-2008, 08:40 PM
with what i got, now that i hear all this 1200 would be the max i go.