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Hummer H2 Towing Capacity: Can It Tow a Camper Trailer, Boat, or Jet Ski?

Hummer H2 is known for its bold look and powerful engines, but exactly how much can it tow with its brute strength? Can it tow a heavy-duty trailer without breaking down during the process? Is there any car that can outperform this jeep? Let’s find out.

The latest 2010, 2009, and 2008 Hummer H2 models have the highest towing capacity of 8,200 pounds among all variants. The older 6.0L V-8 variants from 2003-2007 have towing capacities between 6,700 pounds to 7,000 pounds. These are official towing stats provided by GMC.

These figures indicate that this car can provide decent towing performance, but more to its towing capabilities. Below, we’ll identify the exact weights of several types of trailers and find out if the Hummer H2 can tow them all or do we have to look for other options in this regard.

Also, read Hummer H1 Towing Capacity & Hummer H3 Towing Capacity.

Maximum Towing Capacity By Year

The following table highlights the towing capacities of several variants of this car over the years. We can note that there has been an improvement in the towing numbers in the latest variants. This means that GMC has designed this jeep for towing purposes, and you can use it for regular towing expeditions in tough conditions. Hummer H2 has been discontinued since 2010; thus, this table will still be relevant in the future.

YearEngineTowing Capacity  (lbs)Note
20106.0L V-88,200Always keep tow-loads within specified limits.
20096.0L V-88,200Always keep tow-loads within specified limits.
20086.0L V-88,200Always keep tow-loads within specified limits.
20076.0L V-86,700Always keep tow-loads within specified limits.
20066.0L V-87,000Always keep tow-loads within specified limits.
20056.0L V-86,700Always keep tow-loads within specified limits.
20046.0L V-87,000Always keep tow-loads within specified limits.
20036.0L V-87,000Always keep tow-loads within specified limits.

Can It Tow a Trailer, Boat, or Jet Ski?

Not all trailers have the same weight and size. Therefore, we have done an extensive research to identify the weighing limits of different types of trailers. We have then matched these weight limits against the towing capacity Hummer H2.

The later Hummer H2 variants can tow all sorts of small and medium-sized trailers regardless if they are empty or fully loaded. With a remarkable towing capacity of 8,200 pounds, there’s hardly a trailer that this car cannot tow. In the case of large trailers such as a large boat trailer or a large utility trailer, it can still tow them as long as they are not fully loaded with maximum payload. Hummer H2 is a safe and reliable car for towing purposes. It is designed to perform in tough conditions. Thus, you don’t have to worry about its towing performance.

Trailer TypeAverage Empty Weight (lbs.)Average Total Loaded Weight (lbs.)Can A Hummer H2 Tow It?[SK1]
Canoe / Kayak Trailer200                                                 400Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Jet Ski Trailer300                                              1,800Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Motorcycle Trailer500                                              2,400Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Teardrop Trailer1,700                                              2,400Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Small Open Utility Trailer700                                              2,500Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
A-Frame Camper1,700                                              2,900Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Small Enclosed Utility Trailer1,000                                              3,200Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Fishing Boat Trailer600                                              3,300Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Pop Up Camper2,300                                              3,400Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Small Travel Trailer2,800                                              3,600Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Tow Dolly600                                              4,000Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Large Enclosed Utility Trailer2,700                                              7,100Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Small Horse Trailer2,900                                              7,200Yes, it can tow both empty and filled trailers.
Large Travel Trailer6,700                                              8,300It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
Car Trailer1,900                                              9,000It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
Large Flatbed Trailer3,000                                            10,400It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
Large Boat Trailer2,200                                            13,600No.
Dump Trailer4,500                                            16,900It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
Toy Hauler7,600                                            17,900It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
Large Livestock Trailer7,300                                            18,700It can only tow an empty trailer of this category.
5th Wheel Camper12,700                                            18,700No.
Gooseneck Flatbed Trailer7,200                                            23,200No.
  • Kayak: All Hummer H2 models will be able to tow a kayak trailer. On average, an empty kayak trailer will weigh 200 pounds. A loaded kayak trailer will weigh an average of 400 pounds with a maximum of 800 pounds which is well within the range of the Hummer H2.
  • Jet Ski Trailer: All Hummer H2 models will be able to tow a jet ski trailer. On average, an empty jet ski trailer will weigh 300 pounds. A loaded jet ski trailer will weigh an average of 1,800 pounds with a maximum of 3,000 pounds which is within the range of the Hummer H2.
  • Motorcycle Trailer: All Hummer H2 models will be able to tow a motorcycle trailer. On average, an empty motorcycle trailer will weigh 500 pounds. A loaded motorcycle trailer will weigh an average of 2,400 pounds with a maximum of 3,500 which is within the range of the  Hummer H2.
  • Teardrop Trailer: All Hummer H2 models will be able to tow a teardrop trailer. On average, an empty teardrop trailer will weigh 1,700 pounds. A loaded teardrop trailer will weigh an average of 2,400 pounds, outside of the range of the  Hummer H2. Some teardrop trailers will weigh a maximum of 6,000 pounds which is also within the limits of the Hummer H2.
  • Small Open Utility Trailer: All Hummer H2 models will be able to tow a small open utility trailer. On average, an empty small open utility trailer will weigh 700 pounds. A loaded small open utility trailer will weigh an average of 2,500 pounds with a maximum of 3,000 pounds which is within the range of the  Hummer H2.
  • A-Frame Camper: All Hummer H2 models will be able to tow an a-frame camper. On average, an empty a-frame camper weighs 1,700 pounds. A loaded a-frame camper will weigh an average of 2,900 pounds with a maximum of 3,600 pounds which is within the range of the Hummer H2.
  • Small Enclosed Utility Trailer: All  Hummer H2 models will be able to tow a small enclosed utility trailer. On average, an empty small enclosed utility trailer weighs 1,000 pounds. A loaded small enclosed utility trailer will weigh an average of 3,200 pounds with a maximum of 7,000 pounds which is within the range of the  Hummer H2.
  • Fishing Boat Trailer: All  Hummer H2 models will be able to tow a fishing boat trailer. On average, an empty fishing boat trailer weighs 600 pounds. A loaded fishing boat trailer will weigh an average of 3,300 pounds with a maximum of 6,000 pounds which is within the range of the  Hummer H2.
  • Pop-Up Camper: All  Hummer H2 models will be able to tow a pop-up camper. On average, an empty pop-up camper weighs 2,300 pounds. A loaded pop-up camper will weigh an average of 3,400 pounds with a maximum of 4,000 pounds which is within the range of the  Hummer H2.
  • Small Travel Trailer: All  Hummer H2 models will be able to tow a small travel trailer. On average, an empty small travel trailer weighs 2,800 pounds. A loaded small travel trailer will weigh an average of 3,600 pounds with a maximum of 4,500 pounds which is within the range of the  Hummer H2.
  • Tow Dolly: All Hummer H2 models will be able to tow an empty tow dolly. On average, an empty tow dolly weighs 600 pounds. A loaded tow dolly will weigh an average of 4,000 pounds with a maximum of 5,000 pounds which is within the range of the  Hummer H2.
  • Large Enclosed Utility Trailer: All  Hummer H2 models will be able to tow an empty large enclosed utility trailer. On average, an empty large enclosed utility trailer weighs 2,700 pounds. A loaded large enclosed utility trailer weighs an average of 7,100 pounds with a maximum of 10,000 pounds which is outside the range of the  Hummer H2.
  • Small Horse Trailer: The 2009 H2 models will be able to tow a small horse trailer. On average, an empty small horse trailer weighs 2,900 pounds. A loaded small horse trailer weighs an average of 7,200 pounds with a maximum of 8,000 pounds which is within the range of the  Hummer H2.
  • Car Trailer: All  Hummer H2 models will be able to tow an empty car trailer. On average, an empty car trailer weighs 1,900 pounds. A loaded car trailer weighs an average of 9,000 pounds with a maximum of 15,000 pounds which is outside the range of the Hummer H2.
  • Large Flatbed Trailer: All Hummer H2 models will be able to tow an empty large flatbed trailer. On average, an empty large flatbed trailer weighs 3,000 pounds. A loaded large flatbed trailer weighs an average of 10,400 pounds with a maximum of 26,000 pounds which is outside the range of the Hummer H2.
  • Large Boat Trailer: All Hummer H2 models will be able to tow an empty large boat trailer. On average, an empty large boat trailer weighs 2,200 pounds. A loaded large boat trailer weighs an average of 13,600 pounds with a maximum of 34,000 pounds which is outside the range of the Hummer H2.

Also read: The Exact Bolt Pattern Of A Hummer (H2 & H3)

How Well Can It Tow Compared to its Competitors?

Large and powerful jeeps are generally expected to possess remarkable towing capacities, and therefore their manufacturers design them accordingly. GMC Is no exception as they have manufactured a beast in the jeep category. Within a competition of such cars, the Hummer H2 stands out as one of the most powerful options. The following table defines the relevant competition of this car and highlights its towing capacities. We can note that only the 2006 Hummer H1 and 2008 Lincoln Navigator have more towing capacities. The rest of the competition lags behind the Hummer H2.

Year / Make / ModelMin. Towing Capacity (lbs.)Max. Towing Capacity (lbs.)
2006 Hummer H1<9,0369,036
2008 Jeep Commander<7,2007,200
2008 Lincoln Navigator<9,0009,000
2008 Mercedes-Benz G<5,0005,000
2009 Cadillac Escalade<7,9007,900

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