Originally Posted by Tynman
I have a 2014 Acura MDX with a 5,000 lb towing package. The vehicle has a 3.5 liter engine with 290 HP.
I'm looking to purchase a Flagstaff Micro Lite 23LB camper but am concerned about my MDX's towing ability.
I would advise against it. We have the twin TT, the Rockwood 2306. I know there is at least one other on these boards that's towing a 2306 with a 5,000 tow cap vehicle... But I believe that's on 100% flat terrain. My sticker is at 3954lbs. I'd bet sitting dry & empty you'll be over your combine limit and tongue weight.
I started out towing an Rpod 182G with a 6-cylinder Trailblazer. That was white knuckle driving all day long. I then upgraded to a Nissan Armada with a 6500# tow. With the added cap., we decided to upgrade to the 2306. It towed fine enough, but that had a 5.6L and a tranny cooler... And it still ran hot through the hills of PA. I wouldn't have towed my 2306 with anything less than the Armada. Can you tow it? Sure. Should you tow it? Only you can decide that.
Just a word of caution... Seems like the natural progression is... "I can't afford both a new camper AND new Tow vehicle." They decide to buy the camper anyway thinking they'll make do... Then end up buying the new TV also. Not that there's anything wrong with that... I've done it twice... Hahaha.
2014 Rockwood 2306 w/Murphy Bed
2014 Toyota Tundra 5.7L CrewMax
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