Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
I honestly can't think of a good reason to run away from light towing.
Power - no problem
Cooling - same cooling as cpe and sdn, so no problem
Trans cooling - kinda weak in these cars, but adequate for standard usage.
Brakes - cnv usually a GT, no problem here.
I can only think that the no tow is the result of unknown liability from unknown consequences at time of production and this was slapped on by legal. I am no fool, cnv has a modified body structure, BUT also has bracing. Tow forces could put undue stress across the body structure if overloaded.
I've towed my pop up trailer in town - 1000#, not so bad. I wouldn't want to pull it 50 miles, especially in our mountains.
I don't know what a kayak trailer weighs, but I can guess south of 1000# easy.
In the end, it's up to you. I'd also thin that the cpe trailer wiring would be the ticket for plug and play.
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