For information that may give an idea of how much a load a 17.5 Bigfoot
is, being towed by a Honda Oddyssey, I present my 'Trip to Dayton'!
My TT is under 3500 pounds (1580 kg), which is the max load for my Oddyssey. I tipped the scales at 8230 pounds (3740 kg) gross (Trailer and Minivan) at a weigh scale with full propane
, standard stuff loaded and 1/2 full water, grey and black water tanks. I normally travel tanks empty. The Gross recommended max for the Honda is 8265 pounds (3750 kg) so I am close, but under the max recommended.
I have aux transmission and steering fluids coolers, electric brakes
, WD Hitch and a Tekonsha P3 brake controller.
The trailer performs very well with the Honda and I can hold highway speeds well.
However, it does suck gas!
Here are the numbers for 1100 miles or 1760 km.
12.5 Miles per US Gallon
15 Miles per Canadian Gallon
19 liters per 100 km.
(My 'normal' gas consumption - no trailer, is pretty close to half that, on the highways!)
Gas prices averaged $3.85 per US Gallon in USA
and about $4.75 per US gallon in Canada ($1.25 per liter)!
So, Gang, plan your trips accordingly!