New Owners of a My Pod Maxx - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV
Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-17-2014, 09:38 AM   #21
Junior Member
MillieH's Avatar
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
Posts: 16
Originally Posted by Bob Miller View Post
As you will see, the topic of towing limits is a hot button topic hereabouts, with all kinds of concerns, including safety, vehicle warranty and liability issues being discussed.

As I have never heard of a motorcycle owner wanting to tow an FGRV, I haven't researched that possibility but, with the advent of the "Little Guy", it sounds like that topic might be right around the corner.....

In my well known opinion; No matter how many peeps do the wrong thing successfully, it doesn't get any closer to being the right thing to do..
I hear major concern has been whether the Ford could tow anything since it is NOT rated for towing being a 4 cyl and all. I've even had the truck into a transmission shop to have them assess whether I need an auxiliary tranny cooler. After a careful assessment by the transmission shop, taking into consideration, the GCVW, the tongue weight, the weight of the gear, the decision was no need. We keep the weight down as much as possible, NOTHING in the Pod except our bedding, all of the gear goes in the Ford with the "heavier" items forward of the rear axle...the heaviest thing we have is the 10x10 screen room, approx. 30 lbs. No worries on the warranty, that expired a LONG time ago!

We are travelling for 3 weeks with minimal gear and clothing, minimal food stuff - we plan to eat out while we're in Yellowstone for convenience and to keep "bear tempting" smells to a minimum. We've done 3 "dry run" trips so far, a 4 hour trip to the Blue Ridge, a 5 hr trip to Charleston and a relatively local trip. Everything has gone smoothly. Had the Ford into the shop last week to have a full diagnostic, belts, hoses, radiator flush & fill, oil change, four new tires etc. Everything is good to go.
Cary, NC
2015 Little Guy T@G
2 adults, 1 furkid (Gabe)
MillieH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 10:14 AM   #22
Senior Member
Bob Miller's Avatar
Trailer: Class A Motorhome
Posts: 7,912
What Ford do you have with a "0" tow rating???? Didn't know that there were any except for the real little ones.

BTW: There are a lot of 4 cylinder vehicles out there with tow ratings at and above 2000 lbs.

Bob Miller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 01:09 PM   #23
Junior Member
MillieH's Avatar
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
Posts: 16
It is one of the "real little ones", 2.3L. Technically it is rated to tow 1500, but that is really pushing it. The GVW is 4300 and the GCVW limit is 5100, not leaving much left for gear and gas :-)
Cary, NC
2015 Little Guy T@G
2 adults, 1 furkid (Gabe)
MillieH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 05:07 PM   #24
Senior Member
WildBirder's Avatar
Name: Mark
Trailer: 1969 Boler (Flat Top)
British Columbia
Posts: 530

Cool little trailer. I've been thinking there'd be a great market for something just like this in fiberglass. 500lbs . Maybe not pulled by a smart car but sure opens up the possibilities for a lot of people. I could downsize if we weren't expecting.

Here's a link to the official website.
Little Guy Teardrop Trailers | be different.

Did you get the basic or the max?
1969 Boler
WildBirder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2014, 07:31 PM   #25
Junior Member
MillieH's Avatar
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
Posts: 16
We got the Max. The climate in NC kind of requires A/C in the summer, plus we head down to FL quite often.
Cary, NC
2015 Little Guy T@G
2 adults, 1 furkid (Gabe)
MillieH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2014, 06:47 PM   #26
Senior Member
Name: Pat
Trailer: 2011 Escape 15a
Posts: 130
Congrats on the MyPod Max. We ended up with a LG T@G, but just sold it due to the kids (four legged). It was just a little too tight for all four of us. Our kids weight in at 60 and 50 pounds.

My understanding is the MyPod shell is made by ARE, which is known for their high quality truck toppers.

Lv4toys is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Window maxx rgrugg Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10 05-26-2013 09:23 PM
best technique for air flow with Maxx Air Fan with 13 footer lloyd cicetti General Chat 4 06-18-2010 05:04 PM
What if I ran my Maxx Air Fan for 7 hrs off my Rv battery? lloyd cicetti General Chat 7 06-17-2010 01:08 AM
Takin' it too the Maxx Alf S. Modifications, Alterations and Updates 12 05-07-2007 07:24 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:57 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions Inc.