Towing between Toronto and Thunder Bay

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  1. GreenEnvy22

    GreenEnvy22 Member

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    Jan 17, 2016
    Hi all,
    Looking for anyone who's travelled between Southern Ontario (Niagara/Toronto) and Thunder bay. We're looking at doing a multileg trip this summer, drive for 3-5 hours, stop at a provincial park for 2 nights, continue on, repeat. We'd like to make our way upto Thunder bay.
    We've towed a popup with a minivan up until now, but those have both been replaced.
    Our tow vehicle (2014 Santa Fe XL AWD, 5000lb max) is new to us, as is our hybrid camper (R-Vision Bantam F-18, 2600lbs dry, 3700gvwr). Family of 5, kids 3-12, plus small dog. I plan on doing at least one closer trip beforehand to work out any issues. We will have a WDH with antisway on it.
    I'll also ensure I've got a transmission temp monitor setup.

    Just wondering how the hills are along the route. I've not done a lot of big-hill towing, mostly just some rolling hills in Southern Ontario.
    Thanks for any input.
  2. Jim Whitehouse

    Jim Whitehouse Member

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    Apr 16, 2018
    Guelph, Ontatio, Canada
    We travel to BC to see Daughter 2X a year, when travel permitted. Pulling an ALiner Classic with 2018 Tacoma. I use cruse control alot as I figure the computer knows best. The long hills on the Superior can be engine killers. The Taco will hit 4500 rpm in 3rd to maintain speed of 100 kph. we have also done the Northern route. It,s a bit longer but less steep hills. Provincial CC along both routes are spaced out for 3-6 hours drive depending on the section travelling (and speed). A bit of route planning will will make for an enjoyable trip.
  3. NMroamer

    NMroamer Well-Known Member

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    Apr 21, 2016
    Albuquerque NM
    READ YOUR OWNERS MANUAL ABOUT TOWING. Do not drive in sixth gear or use cruise control. Do you want a new transmission?

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