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Old 07-12-2015, 01:32 AM   #1
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Envoy and RPod

Thinking about buying an Rpod model 179. My tow vehicle is a 2008 GMC Envoy with the tow package. The engine is the inline 6 and my gear ratio is 3:42 with a 5300 lb tow capacity, 10,000 lb GCWR. It looks like the weight is good for this vehicle, would still use a WDH and sway bars. Just wondering if anyone else has used an Envoy for this RV and how did it go? Any info or pointers would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-12-2015, 04:15 PM   #2
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Hello Allen, we pulled a flagstaff 23lb for one year with i6 envoy. The trailer dry weight was 3,700 lbs so I'm sure heavier than you are looking at. It did ok for the one year we had it. It did struggle on hills but was manageable. Stayed in the right lane. We did have the equalizer wdh. Sway wasn't too bad. We did upgrade to the v8 version envoy and now an f150.

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Hello Allen, we pulled a flagstaff 23lb for one year with i6 envoy. The trailer dry weight was 3,700 lbs so I'm sure heavier than you are looking at. It did ok for the one year we had it. It did struggle on hills but was manageable. Stayed in the right lane. We did have the equalizer wdh. Sway wasn't too bad. We did upgrade to the v8 version envoy and now an f150.

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Yes similar experience here. Pulled a salem cruise lite 221rb. Heavier and catches more wind than an rpod. The envoy is not the greater tow vehicle but will get the job done for an rpod for sure. We did take one trip with about 4000 miles last year. We now have an f150 but also got a bigger trailer.
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Yes similar experience here. Pulled a salem cruise lite 221rb. Heavier and catches more wind than an rpod. The envoy is not the greater tow vehicle but will get the job done for an rpod for sure. We did take one trip with about 4000 miles last year. We now have an f150 but also got a bigger trailer.

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Just a quick thanks to all who replied to my question about the Envoy and the RPod. I appreciate the info.

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Just a quick note. Picked up my R-179 today at Three Way Campers in Marietta,Ga. Towed it to the RV dealer I'm storing it at in Hixon, TN., a trip of about 100 miles or so. The Envoy pulled the RPod like a dream, a little bit of cross wind that caused this first time tower to worry at first, but in reality the trailer stayed in the lane, and I had no problem going up the grades in North Ga. going into TN. The mileage down and back averaged 16 mpg which will be less when the entire trip involves towing, but still felt good. looking forward to our first camping in Harrison Bay State Park next weekend.

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I pulled a Jayco Swift SLX (64 sq. ft. Frontal area) with a Trailblazer, and it did fine.
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Just a quick note. Picked up my R-179 today at Three Way Campers in Marietta,Ga. Towed it to the RV dealer I'm storing it at in Hixon, TN., a trip of about 100 miles or so. The Envoy pulled the RPod like a dream, a little bit of cross wind that caused this first time tower to worry at first, but in reality the trailer stayed in the lane, and I had no problem going up the grades in North Ga. going into TN. The mileage down and back averaged 16 mpg which will be less when the entire trip involves towing, but still felt good. looking forward to our first camping in Harrison Bay State Park next weekend.

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