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Old 01-23-2008, 11:19 AM
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I hope you don't have a problem, but please take a video.
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Old 01-23-2008, 11:26 AM
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The H3 comes with a 5 cylinder engine, and its only rated to tow 4500 lbs. Its AWD all the time, and has a "low" speed transfer case setting, but I can't imagine that this situation could work well in the long run. I've driven an H3, and IMHO they have a tough time make the front end out accelerate the back end (underpowered).

Remember when you tried do to your first brake/torque burnout in you Mom's V6 Cutlass, and you couldn't get even one tire to brake free? Remember how the motor just sat there and groaned? I imagine the same fate for the H3, and being the ramp is wet as another boat just pulled out right before, the H3 groaning all the way down to the drink.

I was optimistic in my original post. With a little more research--nope, its not going to work.

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Definitely not something I would attempt, I see only bad things happening. Pulling our TG out with the F-250 diesel isn't a chore, but I can't imagine doing it with anything much less.
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Old 01-23-2008, 12:09 PM
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Thanks for the input... and... I'm not going to make a video of it because I'm not going to do it. With the h3's low 4w lock gear I thought it would at least be worth asking you guys....

I guess I really knew the answer anyway ("if you have to ask, you probably -cant afford it/shouldn't do it/already know the answer")

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Old 01-23-2008, 12:21 PM
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4x4 low.. sure.. multiply the torque on those little axles 2.78 more times

Thats like the guy that puts a snatch block on a crane cause it wouldn't lift the load.
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Old 01-23-2008, 12:49 PM
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I have to comment here. I would say that for a short distance the H3 will probably do it. Likely over time you will ruin the transfer case. I think Hummers are a Joke! I have an H2 and would not use it to pull out dandelions. It is a cheap, plastic, piece of sh#t! That thing can not get out of it's own way. The same is for the H3, my buddy has one, it's a colorado with a bunch of plastic wraped over it. I could not be more dissappointed with a vehicle. I did not buy mine new, but have had to fix the power seat, ride control, the stereo, the heater blower, and when I went through my buddies $1 million dollar car wash, I thought I was going to have to rebuild it, there was sh*t hanging loose ever where. Any buddy in the market for one of these, look at one close, they are junk.
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I have electric brakes on my trailer they work in reverse!!!!!!!! How do they pull 747's around? a tug with 4 to 6 cylinders and stop them too!! Not everyone has the big bucks of Sydway's or the access to all the leading edge tech he has.
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I would say no to an H3 pulling a 38ft boat: I have a Chevy Suburban with a 10,000 trailer cap. I own a Donzi 33ZX that weighs 9,200lbs trailer weighs 1,800lbs. In low gear 4 wheel drive and she struggles to get the boat out. If its low tide I can't get the boat out.
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So by now we've all seen the post in the "safety" section regarding the H2 and the 38.... my question to you guys, could I -not pull, but- move a 38', 9000lbs boat with an H3 ? I would be roughly moving the boat 100 yards and launching it. I would not be taking the boat on any public roads... boat sits in marina lot on trailer, I hook up to it ,and launch at same marina's launch ramp...

What do you guys think?
Move it? Maybe, but stopping it while backing down the ramp never.
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I have electric brakes on my trailer they work in reverse!!!!!!!! How do they pull 747's around? a tug with 4 to 6 cylinders and stop them too!! Not everyone has the big bucks of Sydway's or the access to all the leading edge tech he has.
Thanks for your insight. Much appreciated.
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