Wind impacts the performance and mileage - huge boxy trailer isn't as fun to tow nor do you get good mileage vs a tight compact trailer even if they weigh the same.The CVT is rated for 2700 lbs, any thoughts
Yes, and without too much strain. It all depends on what you are used to driving. If you drive a car with 400 torque and it weighs 4k lbs, you will find the OB lacking. If you drive a car with 100 torque and 3k lbs... you might just think the OB is a sports car.Subiesailor,
"Without the trailer you run out of Handling capability with the OB long before the 2.5 runs out of breath".
What do you mean by handling capability?
My interest is performance in the mountains while not towing anything. Some of the pulls can be 5% grade for several miles. Will the cvt hold at 65-70 mph and at what engine rpm's.