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Old 07-14-2018, 10:44 AM   #1
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New Owner- Many Questions

We are new owners of a 2015 179 and I have many questions, but I will start with just a few.

First, I am wondering if anyone is towing their R-Pod with a Toyota Tacoma or 4 Runner and how they feel about the performance.

Second, I am trying to determine the generator capacity needed to run the trailer while dry camping. I cannot find that information in the specs.

Third, our trailer did not come with an awning. I would love to hear what people have found to be the best option.

Many Thanks!
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Old 07-14-2018, 10:56 AM   #2
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from South Carolina! I'm sure there are r-pod owners that will chime in soon.
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Old 07-14-2018, 11:20 AM   #3
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2018 Tacoma has a tow rating of 6400 lbs, 4Runner is 5000. We tow a camper similar in size/weight to an R-Pod and our 2018 Tacoma tows it easily. We looked at R-Pods when downsizing to a 'couples camper' and liked them except for the unavailability of an electric awning.
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Old 07-14-2018, 02:16 PM   #4
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Second, I am trying to determine the generator capacity needed to run the trailer while dry camping. I cannot find that information in the specs.
You probably have a 13.5k a/c. You'll need at least a 2400w inverter generator, like the Yamaha 2400w inverter generator.
A 3000w inverter generator will let you run everything.
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Old 07-15-2018, 08:47 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum!!! Happy adventures to you with your new trailer!!
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Old 07-30-2018, 01:15 PM   #6
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If you haven't already been there, try the R-pod owners forum. The forum is almost exclusively R-pod discussions and is run by R-pod owners. There has been extensive discussion of all your questions on it.
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Old 08-12-2018, 12:11 PM   #7
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I tow an RPod 180 with a 2018 Tacoma TRD Off Road V6. I have towed the trailer in the mountains of AZ, and to and from the CA coast. The Tacoma tows just fine for me. I have averaged about 14 mpg towing, btw. The only modification I have made is the addition of 500# Sumosprings to reduce the sag from the tongue weight.
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Old 08-12-2018, 03:48 PM   #8
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Personally if experiencing rear end sag, I would look at WDH systems versus adding to the lift capability of the rear. The WDH distributes weight across the axles more than compensating for a sagging rear axle. Personal choice, but facts show the equal weight distribution is way to go.
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hardly need a WDH with slightly less than 300# tongue weight. The trailer towed just fine without the sumosprings, just wanted to pick up an inch or so of sag. I have a sway control bar as well, though it is just a precaution, as the trailer tows well without it.
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Old 08-12-2018, 05:02 PM   #10
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That's why I say it is a personal decision AZ Pete. Many options. I know my TW is 382 lbs, single battery, single propane tank. One genset with rack. I don't use a WDH either and do use a stabilizer.
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