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Old 11-28-2012, 06:50 PM   #15
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Lol... well im starting to think the 17 is bordering too heavy ...perhaps the 16 would be a better fit. I did read a posting that the concenses was the 17 kinda surpasses most minivans and smaller suv's, and I have 4 more years of my Rav4 till its paid off and hopeing to get a few years of no payments lol
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:01 PM   #16
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Have you read YOUR manual?
I think KIA recommends that you NOT drive the vehicle.

Them's fightin' words, Bub!

I double-dog dare you to come over here and say that...that is, if your TOY-yoda can make it that far...

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Old 11-28-2012, 10:26 PM   #17
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Oh, it will make it. Have just over 30,000 miles on it ( 2008 ).
Would be interesting to work out the cost per mile, given that it has had every service called for.
KIA has worked on its quality control and reliability over the years. I'll give you that, but not my RAV.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:37 PM   #18
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Lol... well im starting to think the 17 is bordering too heavy ...perhaps the 16 would be a better fit. I did read a posting that the concenses was the 17 kinda surpasses most minivans and smaller suv's, and I have 4 more years of my Rav4 till its paid off and hopeing to get a few years of no payments lol
the 16 ' or another brand/model of trailer that is not know as being as heavy weight on the tongue might be a wiser choose. I am all for towing with smaller tugs but having done so for a number of years now I know I would personally feel better not having the headache of having to worry to much about overloading the tongue.
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Thanks Carol, yeah I luv my Rav4 and dont want to kill it lol. I guess its back to looking again.

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Old 11-29-2012, 09:30 AM   #20
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Deryk the good news is that there are a number of other trailer options :-) Look at the Trailer Weights in the Real World is always a good place to start to get a good idea as to what ones to look for. Seems to me that when the bathroom is at the front of the trailer the weight appears to go up on the tongue - although I know we have a party here who has suggested it really doesnt. May have to do with all the extra storage space that comes with having a front bath and whether its used or not that makes the difference. A 16' Scamp side bath is often lighter on the tongue than other Scamp 16' layouts. There are also 16' Casita's layouts that are lighter and you might also look at the Escape 17' as its a bit lighter on the tongue than what you were looking at but it may be closing in on your limit as well. But I know there are a far number of folks with RAV4's pulling the Escape 17'.
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Thanks Carol, according to the chart with the exception of a scamp deluxe, the side bath would be the lightest, the front bath wasn't too horrible if I take a little care packing it. If I go for the 13 front bath wouldn't be a biggie at all...but I think the 16 would be a nice size if it rained and I got stuck inside for a weekend lol, room to stretch out and move around.

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