Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck
I would personally not attempt to tow with a V6 anything. Just not enough power to stop. There are a lot of 1/2 ton V8 older model trucks out there for good prices these days. For an 1100lb horse, a 3,000lb trailer, saddle, water and stuff, you're around 4,500 lbs. A lot of 1/2 ton V8's are rated to tow around 6,500 which sounds like it would be perfect for your situation.
Your engine doesn't stop the car .... A V6 engine will have more than enough torque to tow a double float .
I've towed a double horse float with 1300kg of horse(s) in it with a 4cly Hilux ute .
You cannot judge if this car will be good for towing just by engine size.
Its all about the braking ability & torque !!! That's how they determine how much weight a vehicle can tow .
That's why knowing the model is so important .
You then know the brake set up (Disc or drum) , the diff & gearbox ratio's.
And the max weight for the standard tow bar.