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Old 08-05-2016, 09:35 PM   #15
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I tow my 22FB with a 2007 Tacoma v6 with tow package & sway bars. Top speed about 65. Seems to get 15mpg.

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Old 08-06-2016, 01:56 PM   #16
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We tow our 22FB at a weight of 3,840 lbs. which is full of water and loaded with some and gear. We carry our food, booze in pancake air compressor, Honda 2000 generator and golf clubs in our 2014 Honda Ridgeline which brings its weight to 5,740 lbs.

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Old 08-06-2016, 02:52 PM   #17
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At the start of our first week long trip this summer, we stopped and weighed our set up. Our 22FB weighed in at 3,840 lbs. full of water and loaded with gear. We carried our food, booze and golf clubs in the back seat, the Honda 2000i generator in the bed directly behind the cab and the pancake air compressor, tools and spare gas can the bed trunk of our 2014 Honda Ridgeline which weighed 5,740 lbs with a full tank of gas. The scale could not weigh less than 1000 lbs so I do not know what the tongue weight was. The total GCWR of this set up was within 500 lbs of the specified Ridgeline limits. The trailer tires were inflated to 65 psi cold and we set the cruise control at 65 mph. The truck tires were inflated to 35 psi and we averaged 12.5 mpg driving from San Antonio, TX to Lincoln, NE. On our second identical trip, I inflated the truck tires to 32 psi and the mpg dropped to 11.8. We have made this trip 3 times in the last 6 weeks and the entire towing experience has been worry free. We currently do not have a weight distribution or sway control hitch. I would love to take one for a test drive though to see if we can feel the difference.
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Old 09-16-2016, 09:57 AM   #18
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Pulling a 16' Sport with Ridgeline

That's very good to read about your setup. I just joined this forum yesterday since I've been reading it daily for 2 weeks now.

We've decided to buy the 2017 Ridgeline AWD with towing capacity of 5000lbs (in the next few months) and buy our 1st ever trailer: new or slightly used AS 16' Sport Bambi.

We want the Ridgeline since it will be a daily-driver when not hitched and it seemed the most comfortable/car-like of small trucks. I've been worried for some time that it is undersized for a 16' but you seem to do well with your 22' ... makes me feel much better about our choice. Thanks!
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Old 09-16-2016, 03:04 PM   #19
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Ahab, TWBucksr and myself are all towing 22' Sports with less-than-huge engines and regular ball-hitches with no problems whatsoever. (I typically have mine loaded to 4K lbs and the Ram has extra gear and generator in the bed.) Your proposed rig will also do well, but don't expect to win races going up Wolf Creek Pass.
Take your time (65 mph generally), don't abuse the equipment, (use Tow/Haul mode of your rig) and ...Enjoy!

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