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Old 11-04-2013, 01:35 PM   #21
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Pulling with a 2005 Jeep Liberty with the 2.8L 4 cyl diesel with towing package. We just got the Rpod, and only made one trip. Made it over a 5000 foot pass. The engine temp starts to go up if we use the overdrive even on the flat. Who knows what next year will bring. I just purchased a "Scan Gauge II" that plugs into the diagnostic plug, and lets me look at the engine performance in detail while driving. I have it set now on MPG, digital engine temp. and percent of available horsepower. "In God we trust, all others bring data."
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Old 01-05-2014, 06:41 PM   #22
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I tow with a '10 GMC Sierra 1500.
Tows fine but would prefer my diesel. I was used to for reason of lower rpms/noise.
Sierra 3.42 gears. Preferred 3:73
Only problem I noticed is when getting in traffic or behind a semi trailers develops a wallow oscillation not a sway. This is the first trailer I had that I noticed it. I think it is because of the egg shape of trailer inducing wind turbulence.
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:18 PM   #23
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R Pod and Rav4 2011 6-Cyl

Are you telling me that my 2011 Rav 4 Limited will not be enough to tow the RP-177?

I'm shopping for one right now. Love this model.
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:02 PM   #24
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Per towing guide 2011:
3.5L V6
2,000 #
w/towing package 3,500 #
Looks tight if not over weight for trailer.
Be Careful !!!
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Old 01-26-2014, 12:14 PM   #25
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Are you telling me that my 2011 Rav 4 Limited will not be enough to tow the RP-177?

I'm shopping for one right now. Love this model.
Just be cautious of your packing, having a 3500# tow rating doesn't mean you'll be happy towing as long as you're under 3500#'s.

Keep in mind the brochure weights are without any options, they are without battery and a full propane tank. After that you must consider the weight of ever single passenger, every dog, cat, backpack, bottle of water.

I've seen way too many Rpod owners over the past 6 years being unhappy with smaller tow vehicles.
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Old 01-26-2014, 04:56 PM   #26
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rPod 177 shipping weight: 2,418# / spec sheet.
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:29 PM   #27
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Just yesterday I was at a m/c show and a dealer was showing toy haulers. I took a look and told him of some of my problems with my current toy hauler as far as towing or loading. he told me I could load up any new unit on his lot and take it for a ride to see how it towed. That's one way to be sure! Ask your dealer. You can pull that rpod with a Honda accord if you like, just don't expect the performance that you'd get out of a F350 with 6.7 diesel power
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:04 PM   #28
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What are you towing your R-Pod with

Shipping weight doesn't include your battery, filled propane tank, camping gear, 30 gallons of water, etc. I wouldn't tow a Rpod unless your vehicle is equipped to tow 5,000 pounds.

A sales person will tell you almost anything to get you to buy but your the one that has to tow it and get their safely.

Just my two cents worth.
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:03 PM   #29
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rPod 177 shipping weight: 2,418# / spec sheet.
that's not the shipping weight, that's the fictional "dry" weight. doesn't include the weights of "options", such as the a/c, oven, tv, spare tire, microwave and so on.
shipping weight is what is on the yellow sticker. that's the weight it was when it left the factory, with the "options" included.
but it doesn't count battery, propane, cargo and water weight.

the 177's GVWR is 3728lbs., well over the Edge's 3500 amount IF it only has a 150lb. driver in it.
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:55 AM   #30
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I would go for it if that is what you have. My last trip, I saw a Dodge Journey towing a full size trailer, bigger than my Roo. Not saying it was right, but I wouldn't have been.

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Old 01-27-2014, 01:46 AM   #31
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The saying:
If it fits on the ball I can tow it, is a safe way of saying theres an accident waiting to happen.
I agree a 5,000# tow rating min.
Tow ratings need to have some cushion in for different types of terrain and this is assuming the braking system in perfect working condition.
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:25 AM   #32
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I always like to show this link.

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/200...ng-conspiracy/

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Pulling my new 171 with Toyota Tacoma 4 door auto with the 4 cylinder rated at 3500. May get transmission cooler for it. Runs fine.
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Pulling my new 171 with Toyota Tacoma 4 door auto with the 4 cylinder rated at 3500. May get transmission cooler for it. Runs fine.

Transmission cooler would be a good idea.
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Purchased my 2014 r Pod 171 last July. I have added a second 20# propane tank and battery, as well as a surge monitor. I pull my r Pod with a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited. The Jeep has a 3" lift with 33" Pro Comp tires. I am a recently retired Probation Officer and am planning to full time for a while while checking out the country. The above picture was taken at Mom's house in Idaho. I carry 2 Honda 2KW generators and like play gold prospector, and photographer. Oh, and by the way, I inherited my Grandfather's Ham radio call sign (W6FPT).

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Nice setup! About to pick up my rpod 179 next weekend. I have a 2013 JKU Rubicon and used to tow this pop up with 35's. Just wondering how it does with your setup on 33's? Do you have 3.73 or 4.10 axle ratio? I have 37's that I run during the spring and summer months but I may consider upgrading to 4.88's. I'm gonna give it a try first and see how it goes.
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I have 4.10 differentials. I could use higher diffs, but I do fine as is. Thank you for liking my rigs.
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Purchased my 2014 r Pod 171 last July. I have added a second 20# propane tank and battery, as well as a surge monitor. I pull my r Pod with a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited. The Jeep has a 3" lift with 33" Pro Comp tires. I am a recently retired Probation Officer and am planning to full time for a while while checking out the country. The above picture was taken at Mom's house in Idaho. I carry 2 Honda 2KW generators and like play gold prospector, and photographer. Oh, and by the way, I inherited my Grandfather's Ham radio call sign (W6FPT).

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I've got a stock 2011 Jeep Unlimited and considering the 171. Also have 2 Honda 2000 watt gens. Was wondering where you were carrying the generators. I was considering a cargo holder on back but hate to add weight to the back end.
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I carry my 2k watt generators in the back of my Jeep. I have been thinking of adding a hitch cargo carrier to the back of my r-Pod for the gens, but I am not sure how to reinforce things. Also, I have a Jensen TV I am trying to figure out how to mount to the wall over the sink. So many mods, so little time.

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