Registered members do not see this advertisement! Remove it by signing up for free.
hyundai genesis sedan   hyundai genesis sedan

Go Back   Hyundai Genesis Forum > Hyundai Genesis Sedan Forums - 3.8 V6, 4.6 V8, 5.0 R-Spec V8 > General 2009-2014 Hyundai Genesis Sedan Discussion
Hyundai Genesis Forum Advertise Help us help you! Calendar Today's Posts

Notices

General 2009-2014 Hyundai Genesis Sedan Discussion Forum for discussions regarding the Hyundai Genesis Sedan that don't fit specifically anywhere else.

Hyundai Genesis Forum: Towing
Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-29-2009, 07:14 PM
mmmmoto11 mmmmoto11 is offline
Junior Member
Drives a Hyundai In His/Her Dreams (Doesn't own one yet)
View mmmmoto11's Photo Album
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Age: 58
Posts: 1
mmmmoto11 is on a distinguished road
Cool Towing

Remove this ad
Has anyone put a trailer hitch and towed with a Genesis sedan? I want to purchase a 4.6 sedan and tow a small motorcycle trailer. I see that Curt Manufacturing and Drawtite make and sell a 3500 lb capacity hitch for the sedan, but I would like to hear from others before I actually purchase my 4.6.

Thank you very much for your comments and feedback.

Mike
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old 08-29-2009, 10:26 PM
Mark_888 Mark_888 is offline
Senior Member
Drives a Hyundai 3.8 V6 Sedan
View Mark_888's Photo Album
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 6,990
Mark_888 will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Towing

The Genesis 4.6 V8 is generally considered to be a bit of overkill in terms of power and torque, so the 4.6 would have no problems in pulling a trailer such as the one you are thinking about.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-30-2009, 02:19 PM
ctrcbob ctrcbob is offline
Senior Member
Drives a Hyundai Genesis 4.6 V8 Tau Sedan
View ctrcbob's Photo Album
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mount Dora FL; Penfield NY; Roswell NM
Posts: 1,598
ctrcbob is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Towing

I remember seeing in the owners manual that Hyundai does not recommend towing with the Genesis, HOWEVER, the car has plenty of power for towing, and seeing as Drawtite make a hitch for it, they must have found strong places to attach the hitch. In your case, a Motorcycle Trailer would be no problem. I used to tow an enclosed single bike trailer with many of my cars, including my Continental (Ford says no more than 1000 lbs,) and my set up (Enclosed Chariot model 10-6) with the bike inside, weighed about 2000 lbs.

It could be that Hyundai wants to protect the Transmission. The V8 (ZF) Transmission can probably take the extra load better than the V6 (Aisin) Transmission, but don't know for sure.

I don't know if the Genesis, either transmission, has a transmission cooler or not. (Not the type in the radiator, but the type that sits near the front of the radiator, in the air flow). If you are going to tow any distance, in very hot temperatures, I would add an additional Transmission Cooler, in front of the A/C Condenser. My Continental has an external transmission cooler, so I never added an additional cooler. In previous cars, I always added the aftermarket cooler, connected so that the fluid went to the additional cooler AFTER it left the stock cooler. My automatic cars were always connected this way, be it a 4cylinder Toyota, an 8cylinder Buick or a 6cylinder Chrysler. Never had transmission problems with any of them.
__________________
Bob CTRC
USN Ret.

Mount Dora, FL (It Could Be Worse)
Penfield, NY (A Quiet Rochester Suburb)
Roswell, NM (Alien Central)


09 Genesis 4.6 Tech (Sold)
10 SHO Ecoboost Twin Turbo
11 MKZ
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-30-2009, 09:28 PM
Nabber's Avatar
Nabber Nabber is offline
Senior Member
Drives a Hyundai 4.6 V8 Tau Sedan
View Nabber's Photo Album
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 189
Nabber is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Towing

POWER is the very last consideration when addressing towing capability. There are several more important things to consider like:
  1. brakes
  2. transmission
  3. frame rigidity
  4. gearing
  5. wheelbase
  6. cooling

The Genesis certainly has good attributes in many of those categories, except for maybe gearing and wheelbase. I certainly wouldn't use it often to tow.

I traded in a 6.0L Powerstroke Diesel Excursion for the Genesis and it towed well.
__________________
Sterling Blue/Black 4.6L V8 w/ Tech Pkg
Mods: Always hot power taps, hardwired Escort 9500ix detector, 18" center caps, rear wing emblem, airbag emblem.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-30-2009, 09:46 PM
Mark_888 Mark_888 is offline
Senior Member
Drives a Hyundai 3.8 V6 Sedan
View Mark_888's Photo Album
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 6,990
Mark_888 will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Towing

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nabber View Post
The Genesis certainly has good attributes in many of those categories, except for maybe gearing and wheelbase. I certainly wouldn't use it often to tow.
OTOH, the OP says he wants to tow a small motorcycle trailer. I don't think there would a problem with that for the 4.6 V8 unless he has 4 offensive lineman as passengers at the same time.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-31-2009, 12:35 PM
Calvin's Avatar
Calvin Calvin is offline
Senior Member
Drives a Hyundai 4.6 V8 Tau Sedan
View Calvin's Photo Album
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sarasota FL
Posts: 220
Calvin is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Towing

I searched and reviewed different options before I purchased my 4.6 since I wanted to make sure that I could put a hitch on her. I have always used DrawTite in the past but I did not want to drill into the chassis. I opted on a Hidden Hitch model that I think is no longer available since they have changed the design. What I liked about it was that it used a "U" clamp on the rear muffler bracket instead of drilling. It was rated for 3500 lbs but since I will only be towing around 1200 lbs (wave runner and single trailer) I decided to make some additional modifications. The original hitch mounted fairly easily but it looked awful hanging out below the car. Unfortunately there is no way of hiding it since the spare tire pan runs right to the rear bumper. I opted to cut the unit off flush with the spare tire pan and use some high tensile strength bolts to reattach the hitch as needed. For me it is the best of both worlds! I have towing capacity of around 1500 lbs (per my crude calculations) and when not in use there is no visible sign of a hitch! It does add a little extra time to mount the hitch, about 10 min. but for me it is well worth it. I will have to take some pictures so you can get a better idea of what I'm talking about!
__________________
Blk/Cash/Tech/4.6/trunk wing logo/LLumar Graphite 30 all around
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
towing, trailer hitch, trailering

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:26 AM.


Hyundai Genesis Ads
Remove this column

My Pledge






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
GenesisOwners.com recognizes that "Hyundai", it's logos and various model names and numbers are registered trademarks of the Hyundai Motors Corporation. These terms are used for identification purposes only. GenesisOwners.com is not affiliated in any way with the Hyundai Motors Corporation, Hyundai or any other company listed herein. All information on this site is the opinion of its members and not the opinion of the site itself. 2014 Madison Ross Media Group. All rights reserved.
MADISON ROSS MEDIA GROUP MARKETPLACE
Need products for your Hyundai Genesis? Check out your options at the links below:

No special deals available at this time...