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Old 11-08-2013, 10:08 PM   #31
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I was told by the dealer that my truck ( 2 wheel drive) is rated for 10,400 tow so I must have the 3.92:1. I do recall them saying I had a up graded rear ratio. My wheels are 20". I had told them the reson for the truck was to tow a camper. when I am at 70 mi per HR, the RPM are UNDER 2000 with just me and my truck no tow. That gave me 20.1 Mi to the GL. I hope if I pull a 233S it will be around 15 on the interstate. I have the hemi 5.7 V 8

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Old 11-08-2013, 10:59 PM   #32
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forget getting 15mpg towing a travel trailer.
normal range for a gas engine towing a travel trailer, is 9-11mpg. it's the air resistance more than the weight, that affects gas mileage.
15mpg would be towing a popup.

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Old 11-08-2013, 11:05 PM   #33
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15 mpg is pretty optimistic .

I'm with bikendan 9-11 tops

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Old 11-08-2013, 11:07 PM   #34
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sad news but true i guess
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:44 AM   #35
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Ha. Welcome to my world! I was lured in by all of the reports of great fuel mileage and haven't come anywhere close. BUT- we're still lucky/blessed, if you will, to have the truck and camper and be able to go places together. MPG be danged! Get out and have fun.
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:18 PM   #36
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We pull ours with WAY more truck than is needed. Our gas mileage is on par (bad) with the rest.

I don't remember the exact number we paid for our 2012.5 model (bought in the fall of 2011), but it was in the area of $18,000. That was with almost every upgrade added on. We found the best price from House of Camping in Bridgeview (Illinois). George was awesome to work with and made it worth our while to drive from AZ to Chicago to get it.
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Old 11-09-2013, 04:06 PM   #37
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15 is VERY optimistic, you will be lucky to get 10 towing a TT with a gas engine. As for price not sure we're you are located but try Rv wholesaler in Ohio probably have best price on Roos around then you can see how much local dealer will flex.
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Old 08-24-2017, 12:23 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by Triguy View Post

We're a family of five with a golden. Our Sequoia is fully loaded and getting close to the maximum for the 233S and we will be overweight our tow capacity in the next two years as our three kids get older. The towing capacity of the Sequoia is more than enough to pull the 233S and is a great towing SUV but keep in mind the other ratings.

I assume by your choice of trailer that you have a few kids or another need for three beds. The problem with a family-sized vehicle is the TV's tow cap, so pay special attention to that and make sure you plan ahead.

So, the question is how many people do you intend to camp with and what's the total weight?

Are you still towing with the Sequoia? If yes, what is your estimated payload? Any mods to improve the vehicles payload rating besides tires?
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Old 08-24-2017, 12:53 PM   #39
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Originally Posted by fx4roo View Post
I tow a Roo233s with a 2010 F150 with the 5.4 and Max tow package. It tows well and I have never had a problem with hills, I could go faster but choose not to when there is a passing lane. The hitch weight is pretty high so watch out for that when loading the TV.
I use an F150 as well. Tow package, crew cab and 6.5ft bed.
Nice TV for a trailer and very universal.
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I tow our 23IKSS with our X5 and we are a family of 5.
10K miles and not a single problem with sway, etc.

That being said, we special ordered a F150 and are waiting for delivery hopefully next month.

The reason we are going F150 is that the X5 don't have the space to carry all the stuff you accumulate, etc.
Unibody full time 4 wheel drive SUVs that have dynamic stability control (DSC) like the X5, Jeep GC, Audi Q7, etc are excellent tow vehicles for trailers up to 7K from the stability standpoint but they don't have space to carry too much stuff for a family, this is what we learned....

We had to special order because we wanted:
1- 6.5 bed with a heavy duty payload package
2- 3.73 rear axle
3 - V8 engine
4 - 4x2

That should give us around 11K in towing capacity with a payload of almost 3K lbs, which would be enough even if we want to upgrade to a 29' fifth wheel down the road ....
No other 1/2 ton beat the current F150 capacities on that.

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