towing

  1. J

    Towing problems - new vehicle, old trailer

    Greetings all! Just new to the fun game of pop-up trailer camping and towing. Wife and I tossed our old tent after labour day and got a new to us trailer. Vehicle: 2021 Grand Cherokee L equipped with type iv towing package and engine upgrades. PUP: 2008 Fleetwood Utah. So i hook everything...
  2. R

    Towing mirrors

    Hi All, Does anyone have towing mirrors they would recommend? It looks like we don’t have many options so I’m likely just going to order the CIPA 11980 and hope for the best. Our current mirrors on our 2020 Odyssey are aerodynamic shaped so I don’t believe the 11950 model with straps will work...
  3. S

    New PuP owner - what towing things need to be done?

    Just put a deposit on a 2021 Rockwood HW277 (!!). Quickly realized there's a lot more than just hitching it up. I will be towing with a 2015 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5 EcoBoost (I can't recall if we got the towing package, which had something like locking rear axle or different ratio something...
  4. akriot

    Husky WDH frame bracket busted!

    I'm counting on you guys to help me sort this out. This is a question from the dark side... Husky WDH in use since 2017 on a 5000 lb TT. Hitch is correct model for the job and has performed well to date. Looks like this one...
  5. R

    WDH...or no WDH...???

    I jumped the gun and purchased a WDH from Harbor Freight after reading a bit on the forums. My TV (Ford Flex AWD with Class III tow) manual says to use a WDH if towing over 3500lbs (which we never will, as 3500 is the max weight on my pup). And while we're at it...sway bar? My TV has some...
  6. J

    2007 Ford Escape XLT question

    Hello everyone, I have been searching through the boards looking for information on towing with my Escape with mixed reviews. I have a 2007 Ford Escape XLT 4x4 with the V6. I bought it last year on a great deal and it has under 90k original miles. It does not have the tow package installed. We...
  7. kcrouth

    Anti-Sway Bar for towing 2002 Coleman pop-up w/ 2015 Tacoma

    We have a 2002 Coleman Mesa popup which weighs over 2000 pounds and has a single axle. We tow it with a 2015 Tacoma Prerunner w/ towing package. We occasionally experience some sway and "wagging" at speeds above 50mph. I was considering adding an Anti-Sway Bar to our hitch (NOT weight...
  8. P

    What to buy for a Scion xB 2008

    Hello! Currently we are on the hunt for a PUP, but we would like to have a hitch on the car so we're prepared to pick it up. Problem is - this is new territory for me! I did happen to find the etrailer.com website and picked out: -the hitch receiver (Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit -...
  9. sstressfl

    Minivan Weight Distribution Hitch Install & Review

    Previously, we owned a very light 1997 Starcraft popup camper. When it was fully loaded, the van needed some help to stay level so I installed some airlift airbags to help lift the back end of the van. It worked! But we traded our old popup for a new Rockwood 2280BHESP popup camper. We love it...
  10. J

    ribbet. ribbet.

    I toad! I toad! It was only 8-10 miles, but this is the first time I have had the PUP on the road. Y'all may remember that I had worries about being able to handle all of the PUP chores such by myself. Now I have done the hookup, setup, takedown, and towing and feel much more confident. I've...
  11. M

    No more TT...back to the PopUp for us!

    Hello. After 4-5 years hauling a 30' travel trailer around we decided to come back to my one true love - the popup! There a few reasons why, but bottom line is that we just felt too limited in where could haul it too. I grew up camping in popups and when we were inside the TT, it just didn't...
  12. S

    Towing problems

    Ok guy I have a small problem. So to start out I have a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L V8. I'm towing around 4,000 lbs. Towing around town at lower speeds everything feels fine and I have no issues. But when I go out on the interstate at higher speeds I start to feel a jerking and bumping...
  13. C

    Sienna v. Odyssey v. Highlander for towing a pop-up

    We are looking to upgrade from our 2007 Sienna with a 2012-2014 Odyssey, Sienna or Highlander. I find that most Odysseys do not come with a tow prep package, while many of the Siennas do. Interested to hear from Odyssey owners about whether you had to have the tow prep installed at the dealer...
  14. KeatesCamping

    Maiden Voyage!

    This afternoon we are leaving to camp in our new-old pop up for the very first time! I have our manual printed out thanks to this site, and hubby watched setting up and taking down vids I showed him off youtube. We are calling this our practice run. It's only for two nights at a good Provincial...
  15. G

    Pre-trip Refrigerator

    We have a Dometic 3 way fridge in our PUP (sorry I don't have the model). I am wanting to plug into house power to get the fridge cool prior to our trips, then use 12v while in transit. Our PUP has the sink that folds down, and there appears to be switch that turns off power when it is down...
  16. pupnewb

    GCWR?

    Where can I located GCWR for my vehicle? I have a 2018 Kia Sorento V6 AWD. I know all of my other numbers, but cannot find the GCWR anwhere in the manual or online specs. Just trying to make sure I have plenty of wiggle room with a new pup were are thinking of purchasing (5000# tow capacity...
  17. Spartacus

    Towing PUP with golf cart in truck bed?

    Anyone out there bring their golf cart with them while towing their PUP? I have a 6.5' bed and am looking for good ideas or recommendations on how to do it. We will be taking a trip to Florida from Tennessee, so quite a distance. What do you got?
  18. S

    Towing nightmare!!!

    I have wracked my brain around the towing numbers, GVWR, tongue weight, etc etc. And I CANNOT seem to get any straight answers anywhere! I have a 2016 Subaru Forester, rated to 1500 lbs towing (US). Which, by the way, is less than it's rated in EVERY SINGLE other country!! Owner's manual...
  19. NJDrummer

    Reversing Tips Needed!

    Hi, Portal Friends -- It's been a while since I posted, but I lurk and read all the time! However, I find myself in need and you all have been so helpful in the past so here i am again! We are going to the gray side and picking up a NTU Jayco X17Z pulled by a 2012 Toyota Highlander on...
  20. sstressfl

    Video: Drive Review Airlift Airbags

    The minivan needed some help with towing. The back end was starting to sag, handling was less than safe and the popup was nose down. I considered load levelers. And I looked at air bags. The least expensive option won. This is the video review. Related: How to Install Air Bags...




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