Originally Posted by tholtman
I'm looking at buying a travel trailer and don't have any solid towing experience. I'd like to buy a 22-24 footer, and even though the trailers are within the towing capacity weight limits of the WK2 I'm concerned whether my 2015 is a big enough vehicle to tow such a long trailer.
If you've towed a travel trailer over 20' with your WK2 I'd like to hear your experience? Also, did you have to use any stabilizer bars?
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1st question to my mind is - 4X4 or 4X2, and OEM tow package or add on ?
Yes, to stabilizers, but there are a # of very good Tow Hitches with stabilizers - get one with solid bars not the chains - I know, I had both (chains 1st, ugh). Wish I could remember the brand, this was back when I was towing with my 2003 Ram 1500 4X2 - 2004 thru 2007. Towing at near capacity, a 28 Ft. travel trailer (Alpenlite Aspen) and with the newer solid bar stabilizer hitch, Much better ! Don't scrimp on "cost savings (?)" - get the best you can afford !
"Words of Wisdom" - When towing, keep your "damn eyes on the road" ! This is NO place for "Distracted Driving Techniques" ! Way to easy to find yourself in a swerving situation, even with the best of stabilizers; next thing you know your off the road in a ditch with both vehicles on their sides ! No, I was the lucky one, but had seen that scenario one time ! Oh, and buy a very good brake controller - Prodigy Brand comes to mind, mine was very good and always worked, but be sure the installer helps you set it properly ! Take the time and do it correctly - it will be your lives and others that you could be saving !
Not trying to scare you . . . just my nature to be overly cautious and some say, "meticulous to a fault !" ALWAYS FOLLOW WHAT THE SPECS ARE FOR THE VEHICLE YOU DRIVE and being new, I suggest backing off 500 pounds of total weight AND perhaps about 100 pounds of tongue weight ! ? DO YOUR OWN HOMEWORK BY TALKING TO THOSE RV MECHANICS AND BLOGGERS ELSEWHERE ON RV SITES !
BEST OF SKILL TO YOU and HAPPY TRAILS . . .