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Old 02-10-2016, 06:42 PM   #21
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Advice on Towing Vehicles for R-pod 178

70-75 mph towing!!! EEK!!!
Try to remember that trailer tires are only rated to 65!

I used to tow my high wall pop up (4000 lbs) with my Honda Pilot no problem. I have a customer that tows her rpod with a ridgeline- and she bought the rpod because I said it was a good choice for her truck. Just be sure to get a pilot wit 4wd as it will make life easier in the rain and taking off from stoplights.


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We bought an R-Pod 178 a few months ago & have towed it over 2000 miles with a Honda Pilot 2016 (we had to have a trailer package added) from Arkansas to the Dakotas. Speed 70-75 MPH.
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PLEASE SLOW DOWN!!!

For your family's safety and for everyone else's.
Those trailer tires are rated for a max of 65mph
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We bought an R-Pod 178 a few months ago & have towed it over 2000 miles with a Honda Pilot 2016 (we had to have a trailer package added) from Arkansas to the Dakotas. Speed 70-75 MPH. Gas 8-11 MPG. We have had 2 other Pilots (2013;2014--which already had a trailer package) which we have used to pull a horse trailer & 14' boat; gas mileage about the same. We love the R-Pod & have spent up to 10 days in it. A sway bar we added was worth its wait in gold.
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As stated before please slow down. That is not a safe trailer speed. Most ST (trailer tires) are only rated to 65. A few are rated to 75 but still not advisable to go that fast. It's way too easy to lose control of the sail behind you at those speeds.
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When the OP has a situation he will blame it everything but his driving habits.
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In my opinion there is nothing more versatile than a 4 door crew cab pick-up. Unless you want 3rd row seating, I can think of nothing that an SUV can do that a pick-up couldn't. The fact that the truck has a bed for hauling stuff is what makes it much more versatile for me. Your wife may not like it now, but test drive a new(er) 1/2 ton crew cab and she may change her mind. I'm a rather avid DIY'er around the house so it seems I am constantly hauling "stuff". If that isn't beneficial to you, then there seems to be some good advice on SUV's already posted.
Good luck!
I can get some longer stuff into my wife's Traverse that I can't fit into my Silverado's 6.5ft bed. And it's out of the weather.

On the other hand, can't get a queen mattress in the Traverse.

Pluses and minuses with both.
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I can get some longer stuff into my wife's Traverse that I can't fit into my Silverado's 6.5ft bed. And it's out of the weather.

On the other hand, can't get a queen mattress in the Traverse.

Pluses and minuses with both.
Longer? Interesting. What was it?
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I think they need a 3/4 or 1 ton truck to pull that... Sorry I couldn't help myself that is usually how these type of threads go...ok back to reality

Family friends tow an R-pod with a newer F150 and love it. They had the truck before the camper. I think several people have given great advice already. If possible weigh it and go from there, otherwise drive a few things and see what you guys like driving. X2 on the tow package. IMO the only other suggestion I could make is maybe find something that is above the capacity of what you need...it never hurts and hey you never know what camper you might have in the future...might seem kinda silly having to buy a new TV every time you get a new camper...Other than that make sure you are safe and enjoy the fun it brings!!
A 1 ton? Be serious. They at least need a full tractor to pull this beast

Seriously though, one of the advantages of the R-Pod is supposed to be that it can be towed by a myriad of cars. If you want an SUV, I would just look for one that you like with a higher capacity that what you need and a payload that gives you lots of wiggle room (in case you accidentally eat too much one day )

Personally, I love a pick-up with a bed cover. Best of both worlds.
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I can get some longer stuff into my wife's Traverse that I can't fit into my Silverado's 6.5ft bed. And it's out of the weather.

On the other hand, can't get a queen mattress in the Traverse.

Pluses and minuses with both.
I can carry 10' conduit or lumber on the 6.5' bed of my truck. Granted, 3.5' sticks out, but you're not limited to just the 6.5'. I also have a topper on my bed so what I have in there is also out of the weather. (other than the 3.5' of conduit if that is what I'm carrying at the time)
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