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Old 04-04-2021, 09:40 PM   #1
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Hi all, we are upgrading from a Catalina Summit to a NoBo 16.8. We are driving a 2019 Kia Sorento V6 so our back end has been drooping even though the camper hitch weight id 350# and the Kia's max is 350#. The NoBo's hitch weight of 270# attracted us. We have a narrow 8.5' right of way to a 30x30 parking area so the 84" width of the Catalina Summit was good and the 78" of the NoBo is better.

We started trailers in 2017 with a Rustic Trails Teardrop which was nice but we knew we wanted indoor kitchen and bathroom and jumped to the Catalina Summit when someone offered to buy the teardrop. We had lots of problems with the Catalina Summit and it always felt flimsy so we thought the NoBo sounded more sturdy.

I'm reading a lot about possible problems (like the tanks falling off?) and would like advice on what i should check when we get the NoBo delivered.
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Old 04-04-2021, 10:12 PM   #2
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Hi all, we are upgrading from a Catalina Summit to a NoBo 16.8. We are driving a 2019 Kia Sorento V6 so our back end has been drooping even though the camper hitch weight id 350# and the Kia's max is 350#. The NoBo's hitch weight of 270# attracted us.
Unfortunately you've become a victim of RV marketing.
Many owners of smaller vehicles, like yours, have been drawn to the fictional dry weight numbers of these larger single axle trailers. Only to find that the real world tongue weights are MUCH higher.
It's no wonder your Kia is sagging.
Have you actually weighed the loaded tongue weight? That 270 is a fantasy number that doesn't include the weights of batteries, factory, water and trailer cargo.
I'm betting that the loaded for camping tongue is quite a bit over 350lbs.
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Welcome from Baja Arizona. We had a similar problem when we first bought our '99 Coleman Nevada Popup trailer. While within the towing specs of the Nissan Pathfinder we had at the time, I had to be very careful in loading the trailer to keep from adding to the tongue weight. That, and the feeling like that Nissan was saying, "I think I can, I think I can," up a lot of the hills, led us to trading it in on a V8 Sequoia.

Too much trailer for a vehicle can be stressful, and increases the potential for problems on the road. We had the trailer start fishtailing a couple of times with the Nissan (fortunately, I knew how to handle it, and didn't wait for it to start getting really bad), but we've never had a problem with the Sequoia.
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Welcome to the forum. Lots of knowledgeable folks to help with your questions. LaterRJD
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