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Old 05-14-2015, 11:09 AM   #11
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Just a thought Patricio...

A lot of folks on the forum subscribe to the philosophy of "Buy your Tow Vehicle for your NEXT RV" (especially if buying new). So, if it is in the budget, you may want to consider a Ford F150 Ecoboost (It can tow a 11,000 pound 5th wheel!) or maybe even a diesel if you envision moving up to the 13-15K big boy 5ers.

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Old 05-15-2015, 05:08 AM   #12
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My best friend owns a Sante Fe and we've taken it with his utility trailer on dump runs several times. Given how it's pulled here in the relative low lands of MD, I don't think I'd be putting anything more than a pop-up behind it.

I also subscribe to the theory of buying a vehicle for the next RV. Just be honest about what type of RV you may buy next and what that would require.

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Old 05-15-2015, 08:52 PM   #13
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I tow a pop up with a 2008 Santa Fe. About #3500 loaded with just over #300 TW. It pulls it great and with absolutely no trouble. It does have a factory auxiliary trans cooler, but I had to buy the hitch and wiring harness from Amazon - both designed for the Santa Fe. The wiring harness was a bit of a pita taking off the bumper cover, but doable in a few hours.

That said, I wouldn't tow anything with the Santa Fe that went above the roof line. The Santa Fe is driven by a son-in-law when the rest of the family wants to go camping. I still love that pop up.
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:12 PM   #14
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I pulled my Roo 19 (~4000 lbs loaded) with my 2011 Chevy Traverse (5200 lb tow capacity) for one season. I was NOT a happy camper. Got a 2009 Silverado (7500 lb tow capacity and longer wheelbase). Much better.

Biggest issue with the Traverse was drag, not necessarily the weight. Also, you'll be going to a shorter wheelbase, meaning more bobbing up and down.

I would not pull it with a Santa Fe. Get a new truck.

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