Tow vehicle requires :
Class II or Class III Hitch
Flat 4 plug electrical plug ( no electrical brakes, so no need for a round 6
2” ball set at a height between 18”-20” measured from the top of the ball to the ground
Wheel base minimum of 93”, minimum of 100” for SUVs
Minimum of 125 Horsepower engine. V-6 recommended
Tow package is recommended
Consult your vehicle’s owners manual suggested towing limits
Some vehicles that have been used to tow Boeckmann Horse Trailers in the past include
but are not limited to (check year model you'd pull with, sometimes engine sizes are modified and may no longer be suitable)
Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan Xterra, Nissan Murano, Toyota 4 Runner, Toyota
Rav 4, Honda Pilot, Honda Ridgeline, Subaru Outback, Chevy Trailblazer, Ford Explorer,
Volvo Wagon, Volvo Sedan, VW Toureg, Audi Sedan, Jeep Grand Cherokee, BMW x5, Dodge Journey, Toyota Venza, Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Highlander, Volvo XC 60, Dodge Grand Caravan, Audi Q5, Chevy Colorado, Honda Ridgeline...........
European regulations only allow about 4% of the total trailer weight to be on the tongue of
the trailer ... a maximum of 330 lbs of tongue weight for the largest trailer. To determine
your vehicle's capacity to tow a Boeckmann horse trailer, consult your manual for your
vehicle's towing capacity.
Take 10% of that towing capacity ... for example, a 2018 Nissan Pathfinder has a towing
capacity of 6000 lbs. 600 lbs is 10% of 6000 lbs. 600 lbs is the amount of weight the
Pathfinder can safely bear at the point where the tongue connects to the hitch. 600 lbs is
greater than the tongue weight of a Boeckmann 2-horse bumper pull trailer (tongue
weight 211 lbs), making the Nissan Pathfinder, a good potential tow vehicle.