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im thinking very seriously about buying a r pod 180 and taking 3 months off work and traveling around the country towing it . it would just be 2 of us . I have the Veracruz springs already in . I would use a weight distribution hitch . how does everyone think the santa fe would do . Think it will handle it. Has anyone done anything like this ?
 

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I tow a small bass boat under 2000 lbs with my SF no problem. However, after looking up your camper, it appears to have a gross weight of 3790 lbs, which is over the 3500 max rating for the LWB SF. After loading the trailer up, I'm thinking it would not be a good idea to tow it with your SF.
But I envy your awesome road trip ahead! :)
 

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oh i thought i could tow up to 5000 lbs.. i will have to check
Actually, you're right about the 5K # official max weight for the LWB/XL; I was confused with the number for the SFS, sorry.
But there are regulations about brakes when over 3K #s towing , etc, that vary by state and country to pay attention to, let alone the safety factor of heavy towing with a not so heavy platform like ours.
 

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That trailer will be fine with a properly set-up weight distribution hitch and you definitely want a brake controller for trailer brakes (if not law, it should be!).
I'd recommend a single sway control as well if you're doing lots of highway miles with the trailer. It's cheap and effective protection against sway.
The LWB / XL has a rating of 5000#. Don't tow with water and don't pack the entire house - you'll love how this vehicle pulls that size of travel trailer! (We tow a 3600# (dry) Jayco X19H hybrid, and have two kids 9 & 12, and all our gear... tows awesome!).
 
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