Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Northwestern Pennsylvania
Drives 2015 Santa Fe Sport & 2017 Santa Fe...
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Hmmm. I wonder if you'll be able to steer your Santa Fe or if the front wheels will lose traction. And then there is the mater of hitch capacity and its ability to stay attached to the vehicle.....Sounds like a joke, but I have seen it happen when someone goes crazy with the tongue weight. We had an owner who claimed his truck would not steer properly with the trailer attached and yes, the tongue weight was excessive and lifting the front of the vehicle enough to cause loss of traction issues. Keep in mind that there is leverage in play because of WHERE that weight is being deposited.
Moving it 100 feet on level and smooth ground (You did say "campsite") would not overly concern me. Uphill or uneven ground would as that will place and extra load on everything. The tongue weight would concern me though because you are exceeding it by 150 pounds / almost 45% and that's a lot to ask.
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