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    That dude from Mississippi notnalc68's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ddays View Post
    Exactly. That article explains the dynamics involved pretty well. Speed is a huge factor and one of the biggest reasons why ratings are different between USA & Europe.
    Right. If you want to tow at 75 or 80 mph, there is no substitute for a fifth wheel & HD pickup.


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    Here is a thread from a forum member who wanted a trailer he could tow and live out of. It was a really cool chronicle. Last I heard Eddie mentioned he though he was out of the country with work.
    http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?2...ghlight=casita

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    We tow a '2016 Econ RDS 15' with a 2012 JKUR. 3.73 gears, auto, and actual 32.25" tall tires. We use a load equalizing hitch and have electric brakes.
    I keep speeds between 50 & 55, our fuel mileage hovers between 13.5 & 14.5 mpg. I use the towing tuning profile in the SuperChips device.
    This is mostly interstate 5 Pacific Nortwest towing. I notice a little "tail waggin' the dog" when semis pass but no white knuckle moments.
    Our load equalizing hitch is the system where the trunion rods ride on little rollers and work to counter side-sway, I may add a friction device if my wife feels unnerved by the li'l weave, so far we're good w/it.
    A 15 gallon grey water tank is major suckage, go bigger if you get an option.

    ETA : I ordered my Jeep w/the factory tow package which includes the heavier duty transmission cooler. If you decide to tow at a weight level near capacity I would recommend adding a transmission cooler to the package.
    The one built into the radiator is just adequate for light duty, an add on or the factory tow package should be strongly considered for freeway towing of anything greater than 1/2 rated limit.
    Last edited by gt88norm; 02-28-2017 at 11:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monstrousmac View Post
    Here is min with the 3.8 liter. I have towed it all the way from Rome NY to New Mexico to California back to Texas and then back to New Mexico. It was a long summer. Like stated before the mountains between Arizona and San Diego was slow going but other then that I cruised at 60 - 65. The trailer is at 3200 pounds. My weight limit is 3500 I believe.
    That is a great looking trailer.
    Thanks

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    Here's mine weighing in at 2700# dry. Probably around 3300# loaded up. IMG_5725.JPG


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    Australians make some of the best camping trailers ever.
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    Bruder EXP-6



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    Quote Originally Posted by Saharaunlmtd View Post
    Here's mine weighing in at 2700# dry. Probably around 3300# loaded up. IMG_5725.JPG


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    X2 on the R-Pod. Been on many trips with my JKU on 35's with 3:73's. Never push it hard and haven't had any problems.

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