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Old 05-06-2014, 11:37 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by KDHfan View Post
I can't fathom towing a 2306 with a unit rated at 5000# unless you're in an area that is all flat! all the time... Even then, not sure I would. I towed my 2306 with a Nissan Armada with a 5.6L and a 6500# tow capacity. The engine was plenty strong... But even with a tranny cooler, the tranny temp climbed in the large hills of PA. I recently purchased a 2014 5.7L Tundra crewmax... All problems solved.
I tow a TT bigger than that with a Ford Explorer rated at 5K and have no problems at all. I could claim that its because Fords are better or that I am somehow a better driver but I don't think either are true. Not everyone will find themselves uncomfortable using their vehicle at its capacity.

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Old 06-04-2014, 08:16 AM   #32
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A few weeks have elapsed here and I have given a lot of thought to this thread. As a Honda Pilot owner and former Rockwood Roo 183 owner, now (coming this week!) 2306 owner this is probably the most valuable thread I have ever read.

Hondaman174,EXGMTech, bikendan, KDHfan, gave a lot of thought to your comments and reading between the lines here, I decided to trade in the Pilot for a new 2014 Durango with the HEMI. It wasn't easy to find a nicely appointed SUV with a 3rd row that fits in my city driveway, but I can honestly say that the Durango is a stellar TV. My tow rating with the Durango is 7400lbs or thereabout, ample room to pull the 2306 and I can load it up comfortably with all my gear, water, and no concerns.

Talk about an expensive ordeal! But I'm square on this now.
Bottom-line, the Honda Pilot can handle the Rockwood Roo 183 or 19 without problems, and while I can't vouch for pulling the 2306 with the Pilot, it could probably handle it, but why take that chance.

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Old 06-04-2014, 08:25 AM   #33
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I put the hitch & brake controller in a friend's Durango and all I can say is that thing was a tow beast!
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Old 06-04-2014, 04:41 PM   #34
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Your wheelbase is probably similar to my old Armada... With my Equalizer 4pt, I had zero sway issues.
I think you'll be happy with the Durango... I just wanted a little extra capacity so I, like you, could just load and go without worrying how heavy I was getting.
And the PP is correct... I'm currently driving a 1500 with a Hemi while the Tundra is in the body shop (don't get me started)... The Hemi is a beast. You'll have power-o-plenty to pull your TT.

Good luck with your 2306... We absolutely love ours. Heading out for a 12-day journey next week with just me and the kids... Yikes!
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Old 06-04-2014, 04:56 PM   #35
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KDH have a good time and remember, benedryl is for their "allergies"! Snicker snicker- sleep well kids!

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