Originally Posted by ralphwilliams62
Glad to see your post. We are buying a RP180 and plan to tow with a Honda Ridgeline. The Ridgeline has a 5,000 lb rating and my driving habits are about like yours so I should get similar results.
Finally got our new R-Pod 180 about 2 weeks ago. From north Alabama to southern Ohio with about a 1,000 pounds of cargo,without pod, averaged 18 MPG going to pick up the R-Pod. Coming back the fuel mileage varied from as low as 10 MPG in the hills and mountains of Kentucky back roads (US 127) on a hot day. Once we got out of the big hills and down in southern Kentucky and Tennessee to Alabama the mileage went up to 12 MPG while staying at around 60 mph.
The Ridgeline handles the R-Pod well with little or no swaying, (do have a off brand sway bar).
No Interstate for the entire trip other than through Cincinntti and Chattanooga.