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Hi there,

We are looking to purchase a pop up camper. The one we have our eyes on weighs about 2800 pounds. Our max pull weight is 4500. We have five kids plus my husband and I. My children are young. I know math wise, we shouldn’t have a problem with pulling the pop up. I just wanted to know if anyone has experience with pulling a pop up with this weight. We are moving from Colorado to Georgia this summer. Should we have an issue? My husband and I have actually never towed anything in our lives. So this is all new. Lol

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You need to spend some time reading on the link below to understand all of the different weights and ratings. You need to look up the capacities in your owner's manual and confirm you will not exceed any of them with your load.

Unless you absolutely have to use the popup before you move, I'd suggest waiting until you are at your new home to purchase. That's a long way to be pushing the limits.


 

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We just bought a 2011 Pilot last June and have a popup a little lighter than what you are looking at. It tows really well compared to using the CRV we had before, that was maxed out and I had to baby it. There is a wiring kit you may need depending on if you had the factory final wiring done when you bought the car. It was easy to install if you can follow instructions as the Pilot is Pre-wired and the kit just adds the last connections like the plug for lights and fuses for towing. The Pilot has an electric brake controller built in and if you can get a camper with those it's a good idea. Lastly make sure you change your transmission fluid way more often when towing more than 1-2 times a year. I did my CRV every spring and every fall no matter mileage and I've read the Pilot is the same if you tow. The section on towing in the manual is really good at showing how to determine max loading. Also I would recommend the VCM shutoff device as it acts funny when towing and you have to click into D3 a lot to shut it off and that eats gas bad. I just ordered a muzzler on E-Bay for the upcoming season as we will be towing the camper a lot more with our new daughter.
 
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