Can I safely carry a 300lb cast iron wood stove in my 2014 Subaru outback? I'm driving from Long Island, NY to northern NH, mainly on interstate highways. It's about a 300 mi drive.

Asked by Sep 14, 2015 at 01:27 PM about the 2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

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101,585

I would say yes, based on what I just read....http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f137/900lbs-weight-limit-72953/

18,925

Sure, you can, but, just pay attention

18,925

Sorry, my answer was posted prematurely from my mobile phone. I was going to add that you need to add up the weight of you and your passenger so not to exceed the maximum total weight in your car and drive carefully. Actually, it probably would be good to balance out the weight with two of you up front. Also, if possible, I would try and place the heavy part of the stove closer to the middle of your car. It will give you better balance. Good luck.

18,925

And, strap that in with a tethered cord , if possible.

46,415

I would say, no you can not carry a 300 lb. stove safely. You can carry it but if you brake severely or hit something that stove may cause you great bodily harm. A 300 lb projectile moving forward can cause lots of damage. I am not sure what you would tie it to as to make it secure. I guess now you have a decision to make.

18,925

Yes, of course, I said you'd want to drive carefully, but, 300 pounds is quite substantial. I imagine it would take a lot of inertia to cause something this heavy to turn into a projectile. Any potential impact that would cause anything of this magnitude to become airborne would be the least of your concerns. This is a concern for any objects you carry in your car. Look, you're driving a longer distance, but, I imagine that you are also on the road. I would still try and get it in a crate or get it tethered by a strong cable, there are hooks in the rear of the Outback. I'm thinking that you already have figured out that the dimensions of the stove fit in the back of the Outback, correct. I have a rubber mat in the back of my vehicle and it's ribbed so it protects the carpeted floor in the back. Otherwise, get it shipped professionally. You'll save the time, fuel and aggravation of delivering this yourself. Yes, of course, you need to take care not to brake or make sudden movements. I drive my car with a trailer and have to be extra careful pulling it for the same reasons. There's always a risk in carrying extra weight. Good luck.

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