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Old 01-04-2015, 03:25 PM   #11
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The other thought would be to get the trailer you really like and trade your pathfinder for an armada or suburban. These two SUVs are still limited on payload but can handle the trailer you liked or a little bigger. They are still reasonable on fuel mileage as well. I know that is a bitter pill to swallow but One thing I have learned is if you sacrifice on the trailer now you will likely end up playing the upgrade game later and that tends to cost more than matching what you really like now.
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Old 01-04-2015, 04:05 PM   #12
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Hi, I tend to agree with asquared. It may be tough at first but it sounds like you are going to use this trailer and travel a lot so you should get what you want now and not regret it later. We went out looking for a 27 ft. trailer and ended up with a 30 ft. and then decided to get a newer truck. (not because the other truck would not haul but just wanted to upgrade).
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Old 01-04-2015, 04:09 PM   #13
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Unfortunately the pathfinder is new and we really do love it. Our kids are also 2 and 5 so our needs now and in 5 years are going to be very different. I think we would like to get a starter trailer now and then if we really enjoy the experience we can upgrade both the trailer and tow vehicle in 4-5 years.
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Bethers1- why the dislike of the wet bath?

An rpod is an excellent choice- I think a 176t would be good as you said that you have 2 children which each would get their own bed which will keep you from upgrading every two or three yeArs as they grow.

Also, see if there is a dealer in your area that will rent trailers or let you "camp" on their lot first before you purchase.


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Old 01-04-2015, 04:52 PM   #15
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Concern with the wet bath is how I would "clean up" the 2 year old . It might get really entertaining . I do like that model of the R pod and definitely think bunks is the way to go .
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Ah...sounds like a tight space issue? Well also remember that many campgrounds have clean showers for use. As for clean up in the trailer bath, lock the other family out of trailer and assist from the open bathroom door. Just a thought.




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Newbie... Help with Tongue Weight

Sorry...saw a used 13 model in CT for almost 15. Wonder what you could get a new one for?

Also, make sure your pathfinder has a full size spare.

Super springs can help you with "load assist" spring helpers. They don't have a listing for your vehicle But they can show how to take measurements and they can make one for you.

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Sticker on the hitch says "see the owners manual for specifications"
Wow, that is weird. The owners manual is usually generic, and may not reflect the exact setup with your particular options.

Get a flashlight, and crawl under the truck to make sure there is not a 2nd sticker somewhere hidden on the hitch. I may be mistaken, but I thought all receiver hitches had to have weight ratings posted somewhere.
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