Your Best Source for Genuine Mazda Parts!
Your Best Source for Genuine Mazda Parts!
Page 6 of 6 FirstFirst ... 456
Results 76 to 82 of 82

Thread: Who is towing with their CX-9?

  1. #76
    Registered Member

    Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 2016

    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Washington, the state
    Posts
    80
    A couple of points. The "Equal-i-zer" brand hitch is very good, combining weight distribution and a superior type of friction sway damping. Many people call any conventional weight distribution hitch an equalizing or equalizer hitch. The simplest, cheapest, least effective sway damping is the friction sway control bar. Always take the weight of the hitch assembly into account as part of your tongue weight, and figure in any load you'll carry in the back of the car, including people in the 3rd row, heavy groceries & beverages, firewood, etc.
    http://www.equalizerhitch.com/About%.../fourpoint.php
    http://www.equalizerhitch.com/About%...stribution.php
    http://www.equalizerhitch.com/About%...hitchsizes.php

    For clarity...what is a trailer hitch?
    The hitch receiver is bolted to the car.
    The hitch coupler is bolted to the trailer tongue.
    The ball mount holds the ball and slides into the receiver...alternately, the weight distribution "hitch" hold the ball and includes the spring bars.

    The newer style proportional trailer brake controllers with a solid state accelerometer built into them do a great job of smooth braking. Avoid the old pendulum controllers that required manual leveling (never a good idea to take your attention away from the road and the traffic), and avoid the time-based controllers that increase the trailer braking force the longer you have your foot on the pedal--always has been a stupid idea.

    The built in wiring for the trailer lights works well. It supplies the lighting power for tail, brake, & turn signal lights, and the Tekonsha unit works fine. For electric trailer brakes additional wiring is needed for the brakes power plus 12V power to charge the trailer's battery. Back up light wiring can also be added if desired.

  2. #77
    Registered Member

    CX-9

    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    3
    Newbie here. Good thread. I'm looking at 2013 vintage 9.

    Please confirm for me that that an AWD Touring has the teams cooler standard?

    Just sold my 24' boat and do not plan on getting another, so... no need for my 2013 Ram 1500 crew hemi and am thinking of swapping for a mid size SUV that can tow some. My use would be occasional homeowner stuff, mulch, etc, on a decent size utility trailer. Would love to keep truck but it's not needed and would just sit most of the time. Too much $ in it for that.

    Thanks.

  3. #78
    Biggie T Skinny helbigtw's Avatar
    CX Moderator

    08 CX-9 GT Fwd, Bose/Nav, BSM,Compass/Homelink, Pwr Lift,Tow

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Lexington, KY
    Posts
    2,015
    can't say for sure. if it has towing wiring in the rear, I'd say it has the trans cooler and larger radiator. but the brakes are a big factor. cx9 brakes are not great. just did all rotors and pads a couple weeks ago. 3rd set on the front with 94k miles. Not good. Some of that has to do with the fact that where I live there are traffic lights every 500 feet. it is absurd.

  4. #79
    goes to eleven chuyler1's Avatar

    2013 CX9

    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Live Free or Die
    Posts
    12,415
    I have a '13 AWD Touring. It has the transmission cooler and there is a blank harness in the back under the plastic storage bin. You need a harness kit from Mazda dealer that provides you the standard 4-pin trailer connector. I'm sure UHaul can hack job a harness in, but it's nicer to just grab the plug and play unit from Mazda which I believe uses a separate power source for all the trailer lighting rather than piggy back off your tail light circuits. It takes 15 minutes to install. I'm at 65,000 miles. One set of front pads about 10,000 miles ago, original rotors. I tow my camper about 2,000 miles a year. Anticipating traffic goes a long way toward saving your brakes. Watch the cars (plural) ahead of you and lift off when you see any brake lights. I can usually coast in stop and go traffic.

  5. #80
    Registered Member

    2013 Mazda CX-9 Touring

    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    Connectifcut
    Posts
    3
    We towed an Aluma 7x10 trailer (with the tall tailgate) and Ural motorcycle from CT to SD and back, almost 4,000 miles exactly. Total weight around 1600 lbs. Ran at 70 mph most of the time, Averaged around 12 mpg. I didn't find braking to be a problem, had to brake hard a couple times. Brakes were checked when we got back and showed very little wear.

  6. #81
    Registered Member MPTech's Avatar

    2013 Mazda CX-9 Touring

    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    St. Louis
    Posts
    22
    Does anyone make an air-shock or ride-leveling device that will fit the CX-9 (2013)?
    I tried Firestone Ride-Rite and they don't list anything on their website and I called and spoke to Customer Service, they said they don't offer one for this vehicle.

  7. #82
    Registered Member

    Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 2016

    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Washington, the state
    Posts
    80
    What tongue weight are you towing? How much load in the car?

    Look into a weight distributing hitch, preferably with sway control. This will lift the rear and send some of the weight to the front.
    https://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-Wei...-sb-Price.aspx

Page 6 of 6 FirstFirst ... 456

Similar Threads

  1. towing
    By bgibb68 in forum Protege5
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-20-2010, 03:24 PM
  2. Towing w 07 GT AWD
    By SteveG66 in forum CX-9 Lounge
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-31-2010, 12:57 AM
  3. Towing?
    By lynn02 in forum CX-9 Engine & Transmission
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 06-29-2009, 04:52 PM
  4. CX-7 Towing?
    By mirt in forum Mazda CX-7
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-23-2006, 01:15 AM
  5. Towing
    By smimotorsports in forum Protege5
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-14-2005, 07:15 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •