I'm brand new today to the forum and am looking to purchase a Rockwood pop up trailer in the next two weeks. Before doing so I would greatly appreciate some knowledgable towing advice from you.
We have a 2011 Toyota Highlander with the tow package rated at 5,000 lbs. and are looking at touring the National Parks (read some mountain driving
). We really like the HW276's amenities but I am wondering what it is really like to tow one of these puppies with my Highlander! We could also get one of the Freedom or Premier models (non-high wall) for their lower trailer weights if this is what you all advise.
Attached is my spreadsheet info. The numbers seem to work for the HW276 but I have spent many, many hours researching towing and know that numbers (if I even did them correctly...I'm low on cargo I bet, for example) don't tell the whole story (wheel base and HP of a Highlander vs. larger capacity tow rigs, wind and passing trucks, etc.).
Again, thank you in advance for helping me and my family.