Originally Posted by KristiS
Here is the pic with the RAV4
Good day Kristi. Thnxs for the info and pic of your set up.
I agree with Glenn and Mike and believed they have suggested some key info as to why you are having issues with your set up.
The installation and correct set up of a quality WDH would be a huge improvement to getting your combination level and balance properly. The image Glenn has posted is a perfect example of the difference it can make.
Driving out of "D" is correct and you would notice less strain on the engine and tranny, will give you more power from the drive train, and a more enjoyable drive.
In the interest of safety driving at 65MPH towing a trailer is never recommended.
Also note.... You are right about the poor aerodynamic qualities of your Keystone and in that respect that negative will take more HP to tow at speed and the shoe box design will not handle as well as an aerodynamic trailer, especially on windy days or when an 18 wheeler goes flying by.
There is an article/towing test on line that explains how a Mini Van was more stable and got better fuel mileage towing a larger/heavier aerodynamic trailer compared to towing a trailer similar to size, shape, and weight of yours.
Hope this helps.