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Has anyone done any towing with a Encore. Will need to tow a waveruunner and trailer total weight about 1100 lbs.
I decided not to use the encore for my towing didn't want to chance it since its brand new. But my 05 honda accord tows it so far without any issues and I'm not worried about my salt water soaked bathing suit ruining the seats.The factors you would need to consider would include terrain (paved or gravel), hills, ect.
Towing on gravel roads increases the tow load on the vehicle.
Assuming the roads you intend are decent without too many hills and the only real challenge is the boat ramp, I don't think I would be too worried.
You'll know for sure when you start pulling the waverunner. If the car is struggling, you may want to re-think using it to tow.
The main reason they need to include the disclaimer in the manual is due to the fact that the Encore does not have additional transmission and engine oil coolers. Keep your distances reasonable and you should be OK.
Oh, when pulling it out of the water, use the manual setting on the shifter and 1st gear only until you get up the ramp. That's what I would do anyway.