We replaced our RAV4 with a new JGC a few months ago and just completed our first camping trip. The Jeep is a little bit bigger and 1200 pounds heavier than the RAV and the trailer had noticeably less effect pushing the tug around. The RAV towed the Snoozy just fine but this felt even more solid.
Specs: the Jeep is a V6 with 8 speed automatic, full time four wheel drive and the factory towing package. 290 hp, 260 ft-lbs torque. EPA rating 17/24 mpg. Rated to to tow up to 6200#. I can easily get 24 or 25 mpg cruising 75ish on the freeway (not towing of course). Trailer is a Lil Snoozy weighing
2850# with 390# tongue weight
. Lowering the trailer onto the ball dropped the height at the ball 2". The car still seemed quite level with that small drop. Bumps would cause the trailer to lift the rear of the RAV but I didn't notice this at all with the Jeep.
Driving 250 miles north from Marine City, MI to Tobermory, Ontario we got 17.9 mpg per the car's trip computer. This was with two kayaks on the roof in addition to the trailer. We had maybe 5 -10 mph tail wind and drove about 55 mph, all two lane roads with a little town (30 mph) every 20 or 30 miles. On the return south we got 17.2 including 40 miles on the freeway at 65 mph. 10 mph tailwind again but the wind was on the beam for the freeway portion.
I have to say I am very pleased with the mileage. The RAV would have struggled to get 15 mpg with the trailer and kayaks.
I'll have details of the trip on our blog, www.wanderingourway.wordpress.com
in a few days.