Looks like a good compact unit.I'm currently looking at something like this for just the wife and myself. 2016 Starcraft AR-ONE 16BH. https://www.rvusa.com/rv-guide/2016-starcraft-ar-one-travel-trailer-floorplan-16bh-tr25285
Your problem is going to be the additional weight that you put inside that trailer.Bought a 2017 Starcraft AR-ONE 16BH. A little over 2500Lbs dry weight. Easy pulling local, no highways yet. I will have my Bluetooth ODBC II Module linked up to monitor temps, etc.
Waiting on this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005SB6RSU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
And this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002Q80GS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Understood. It's should not be a problem as I will be under capacity. I'm shooting for a recommended 10% to 20% safety margin of the 3500 lbs. I am planning to pull it mostly empty. Just a full 20 lb propane tank. No water/septic in the tanks, just some linen and clothing, a few pots and pan and utensils and maybe a small toolbox. Plus the weight of the weight dist hitch and sway bar at 100lbs and only two passengers in the Sante Fe. I am planning on hitting the local truck stop to get a true weight before leaving. Should be interesting.Your problem is going to be the additional weight that you put inside that trailer.
Of course, kind of implied by mentioning just 2 passengers, I take into account all vehicle cargo including fuel and the 50 lb hitch weight. As for the 2.0 being barely suited? I disagree at this point, with the low torque range and HP of the 2.0T I believe it can work and I am well aware of the past issues with the Thetas. If it doesn't feel right, it's a Palisade or the Telluride.Hope you realize that you should include pax weight in addition to your hitch weight to ensure you don't exceed the vehicle cargo carrying capacity and max axle weight.
The 2.0T is barely suited, reliability wise, to pull its own weight, and towing a trailer regularly is a premature death sentence.
For a previous poster, towing 2k lbs from Texas to CO should be fine and strongly consider using a high HTHS oil under those severe conditions.
You have a 3500 lb towing capacity if the trailer has brakes.Rambokid thank you for the reply!
Do you know if I can get that aftermarket, or am I just screwed and have a 2000lb towing capacity?
3rd question - The manual says there is Certification label on the drivers door sill near the center pillar, but its not there on mine. Anyone know if where it could be? I checked all the sills and the trunk.