Originally Posted by Pkm
Last year we bought a 183 roo and a 2012 Honda pilot. It's GVWR is 6000. The trailers is 4700. Prior to that we've always had tent trailers and towed with an older pilot. I am astounded at our increased gas consumption (though I expected an increase). Our vehicles reads out consumption and records trip averages. We go from 10-11 l/100km highway driving to 26-27l/100km toeing - so it more than doubles our gas consumption!! We are now wondering if this trailer is too much for our vehicle? We are considering going back to a tent trailer. Did we get something too heavy or is this a typical jump in gas towing a trailer vs a tent trailer??
What kind of fuel mileage did you get with your pop up?
The Honda Pilot 2WD has a tow rating of 2000 pounds of trailer.
The Honda Pilot 4WD has a tow rating of 4500 pounds of trailer.
Tow Ratings are for an empty truck with a full gas tank and a 150 pound driver only. Every pound you put in the truck (above that) comes off the tow rating.
Loaded as you camp (family, gear, etc), have you driven across a CAT scale to find out what your truck and camper weighs? You could be severely overloaded or "just at max" for your truck.
Weight the connected truck and camper first; then pull into the parking area; drop the trailer and drive back on to the scales for a "re-weigh." That way you will have a true weight of the truck AND (buy subtraction) a true weight of the camper.
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