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Old 12-16-2016, 12:45 PM   #11
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Hi Bobbie54. Sweet looking combination!! Are you sure you want to separate those two?
Maybe you can find room to add ETI's- or your own storage box on the front, and keep this handsome looking couple together?
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Old 12-16-2016, 01:41 PM   #12
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Hi Bobbie54. Sweet looking combination!! Are you sure you want to separate those two?
Maybe you can find room to add ETI's- or your own storage box on the front, and keep this handsome looking couple together?
The issue is that the Forester only takes a 200 lb tongue weight and 2400 lbs total. To get the tongue weight down to 200 lbs I need the cargo rack in back. Then if I want 10% of the weight on the tongue I need to keep overall weight to about 2000 lbs (Subaru says 8-11% or some such number but I don't like to go below 10%) and that means always having to watch the weight. (Though technically I could still carry about 400 lbs more in the back of the Subaru, I don't think I'd want to.) So it works- but it's not ideal, and ultimately I'll probably move up to something that doesn't have the limitations the Forester does.
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Old 12-16-2016, 01:45 PM   #13
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Here we are on the Thanksgiving trip along the Oregon coast. Cargo rack is as close to the back bumper as it goes now.
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:29 AM   #14
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Stiffer Rear Springs

I installed racing springs (20-30% stiffer) in the rear to eliminate the rear end sag in my 2009 Forester since my camper has a tongue weight of 215 pounds. Yes, my tongue weight is over the limit, but this bought me some extra time to save up for a different tow vehicle. I found them at Primitive Racing.
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