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Old 02-16-2016, 06:43 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by glfillion View Post
.... Secondly, your Tv in underpowered for this type of trailer! It weighs 3,000# empty so with the additions of food clothing, suitcases, kids in the back seat you will be woefully underpowered. you need at least a half ton pick-up with 6-7000# tow rating. The tail will be wagging the dog with your set-up!
I'd suggest that a mid-sized pickup like a Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier or perhaps a Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon will probably handle any R-Pod without much difficulty, so a full size 1/2 ton pickup is not a must. If you use the Jeep for off-roading, the 4x4 Tacoma is very capable in that world.

I agree with bikendan that a Jeep Wrangler will struggle with an R-Pod and finding something with a GVWR of under 3500# would be wise. If the OP is willing to move up to a mid-size truck they'll have more options but to go to anything in a regular TT longer than 19' will IMHO require a full size pickup.

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Old 02-16-2016, 07:05 PM   #12
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Hey, I understand, "It's a Jeep thing". Personally, I love sleeping under canvas or in a tent. I keep a backpack and tent with me always, and there are times when I'll sleep outside on the ground instead of in our camper, which is currently a '16 Georgetown. (granted some of those times may be forced upon me ) I do think you would be better off looking into a tent model camper. The most important thing is to get out there and start camping. Work your way through the different styles (if you want) and just have fun!

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I have a customer that has a 178 and two grandsons 4 & 6. Usually only one grandson comes with when camping as the dinette become a "fussy zone" with "move over" and "stop touching me". They pulled with a Honda Ridgeline with no issues or complaints.

I think you would be looking for another unit too soon- which means you will most likely take a big loss.

Pop ups are good for some families. If your area gets a lot of rain it could hamper the fold up process. Ours started to wear on us after 2 years with the time it took to set up and tear down. Then my wife's health steered us towards a hard side unit. I suggest renting a few times as others have suggested to make sure you like the experience.

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