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Originally Posted by COL
Does anyone tow with a 1992 OLDS Custom Cruiser?... Or a 1991 - 1996 Buick Roadmaster Wagon?
I have hauled my 1958
Flying Cloud for 10 years with a 1958 Cadillac. I just sold it and replaced it with a GM B Body wagon; 1992 Olds. I was looking for some advice or experience from wagon owners with the same.
As Globbie64 suggested, the base 5.0 Liter V8 has very little extra oomph for towing. I do use my mother's last car, a 1985 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Brougham Luxury Sedan to tow my Argosy once in a great while. The Minuet is a 6.0 Metre (20 ft.) coach that has a ready to travel weight of 3,100 pounds. With its factory heavy duty trailering package, the Oldsmobile has a 5,000 pound trailer towing package and is quite acceptable for the Minuet, I would, however, be reluctant to go more than 4,000 pounds with my Oldsmobile and its 5.0 Liter V8 and 3.23 differential.
My notes indicate that Oldsmobile offered a 5.7 Liter V8 as an option in the 1992 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser. While I don't have my book with 1992 Oldsmobile towing specifications handy, I believe that Oldsmobile rated it at either 6,000 or 6,500 pounds with 3.23 differential gears and the heavy duty trailer towing package. I considered an Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser as a tow vehicle for my 6,000 pound Overlander, but was disuaded by the poor performance of the Chevrolet K1500 Z71 pickup that I was trading with the 5.7 Liter V8. My suspicion is that the Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser with the 5.7 Liter V8 and 3.23 differential gearing would make a good tow vehicle for an Airstream with a ready to travel weight of 5,000 pounds or less.
Good luck with your investigation!