Welcome to the DoItYourself Forums!

To post questions, help other DIYers and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our DIY community. It's free!

2.8L Blazer pull a UHaul?


foreverkeeps's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 329
NC

01-28-03, 04:54 PM   #1  
2.8L Blazer pull a UHaul?

Son is traveling with his R&R band. Wants to pull a 5X8 UHaul enclosed trailer to hold band equipment. Is his 1986 S10 Blazer, 115K mileage, 2.8L engine OK to do this?
I've been told it would be easy to blow over, that the 2.8L barely pulls the vehicle, much less a trailer with drums, guitars and amps.

Any thoughts?

 
Sponsored Links
bejay's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 2,538

01-28-03, 05:37 PM   #2  
as long as you dont exceed your gvwr it should be safe to pull a small trailer.

 
foreverkeeps's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 329
NC

01-28-03, 06:14 PM   #3  
One good thing going for it, is the engine just has 25K miles on it.
Why do some people think so negative about these smaller Blazers with the 2.8L engines?

 
bejay's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 2,538

01-28-03, 06:50 PM   #4  
the 2.8 is a decent engine and can last a long time if maintained but was probably wasnt a good choice for gm to make for the small blazers cause they are underpowered, as the newer models have alot bigger v-6 and run alot better.

 
Joe_F's Avatar
Visiting Guest

Posts: n/a

01-29-03, 10:08 AM   #5  
Joe_F
BeJay is correct.

 
redneck's Avatar
Visiting Guest

Posts: n/a

01-30-03, 09:10 AM   #6  
redneck
The 2.8 is a car engine--Gm realized that and replaced it with the 4.3 vortec! But, I sure it will pull your small trailer--tranny will probably go before the engine!

 
Joe_F's Avatar
Visiting Guest

Posts: n/a

01-30-03, 10:36 AM   #7  
Joe_F
Lol. True.

 
Search this Thread