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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hello All - I am so excited to find this forum! We just traded in our Outback, which we loved, for an Ascent in order to tow an Airstream trailer. We have ordered a 16'Bambi - which is well enough under the towing capacity as well as tongue weight. Our urgent query is what to do about the...
  2. Towing
    My wife and I have one small child and are looking into different lightweight campers. We found a Winnebago Micro Minnie 1700BH that has everything we would like, but want to make sure we are being safe. I’ve been scouring all of your experiences and insights and decided I would reach out for...
  3. Towing
    I installed a curt class III hitch myself on my 2019 Ascent premium. However, after recently making a deal for a travel trailer and researching WDH and sway bars (and to NOT do them on the ascent) I stumbled upon why getting OEM hitch is way better. So I will be picking one up this week to DIY...
  4. Towing
    Hey everyone, I’m new here but when I was figuring out a travel trailer to buy and how to get the brake controller configured this forum was very helpful. So, now that I just completed my first trip with the trailer I thought I would pay the favor forward and share my experience. Background: I...
  5. Towing
    I’ve been towing with the Tekonsha P3 brake controller for roughly 8,000 miles now. The first half of that with minimal issues, but for the last half the brake controller intermittently flashes a bright red warning sign that reads “Output Shorted - No Brakes.” Its an overload warning that is...
  6. Towing
    Good morning, My question is - what are the mechanical or design differences that make a 5000 lb capacity vehicle different from the 2000 lb capacity vehicle? Haven't found this information elsewhere. Thanks much..
  7. Electronics, Audio, and Lighting
    I've got a 2019 Touring with tow package and understand from other posts that this has a 190a alternator. I'm considering adding either a 40a or 20a DC to DC charger, either from Redarc, or Renogy to charge my RV Travel Trailer batteries while I'm towing. Could the vehicle support up to 40A load...
  8. Towing
    Our Turtleback Expedition arrived this week! We're still getting settled in and getting our bearings, but so far, we've been blown away with this trailer. Dry weight: 1850 lbs Tongue weight with Icon Suspension upgrade: 180lbs Dimensions: 67"H x 74.25"W x 130"L, but tire size and roof top tent...
  9. Towing
    I’m looking to use the Ascent Premium with the 5k towing capacity to tow a travel trailer. Either the- casita 16’ with a 2480 dry weight or the Escape 17B with a 2640 dry weight. would the Ascent be ok for that or do I need to look at say a Jeep Grand Cherokee or a Toyota 4Runner? Thank you!!
  10. General Discussion Forum
    I have been searching online, and in these forums and I cannot pin down the answer on this definitively. Does the 2020 Ascent Touring with the factory installed towing package, including the 7-pin connector, have a trailer brake controller, or is that something I need to purchase and install...
  11. Towing
    Hey all, just joined the forum because I'm researching travel trailers that are within the safe size/weight range for the Ascent Limited, but still roomy enough for a family of 4 to enjoy. Searching landed me in this wonderful forum and I've been reading several threads that have been very...
  12. Towing
    I just returned from a trip from North TX to the Phoenix area with a detour to 7000' in NM and thought I would share how pleased I am with the towing capabilities of the Ascent. There was a fair amount of wind with gusts into the 30+ mph zone. There were times I reduced my speed to around 60mph...
  13. DIY And How To
    Inspired by @Robert.Mauro YT video, I created my own hitch mount cut out. Using a razor, I created grooves on the inside of the plastic cover; then I used my Dremel to cut the piece out. I was a slow and dirty process but as you can see in the pictures it looks like a new kind of OEM part. The...
  14. Towing
    The Winnie dealer wants us to put a Fastway E2 Trunion WDH/Adjustable Sway Control on the trailer. We have the Subaru OEM trailer hitch ready and installed. I think it's a dealer oversell. They say we'll want it. What do you all say? Is the 2100BH ok for the Ascent? Getting ready to buy...
  15. Towing
    This is embarrassing, but I need all the help I can get. Here it goes. Have fun. I did full time Rving for three years with my ex-husband (the relationship didn't end because of RV life, that part was awesome). First we had a 34 ft Newmar Bay Star and then traded for a 40 ft Newmar Ventana. I...
  16. Towing
    We recently purchased an Rpod and the folks that sold it to us gave us a 2" drop receiver that is 8.25" from the center of the pin to the center of the ball. We aren't sure if this is the correct length and I can't find any information on requirements. Our trailer is around 3,200 pounds. We'd...
  17. Towing
    I've read a lot of the posts related to towing. Most are about travel trailers which have great info on handling and gas mileage, but I have not seen anything about pulling a boat out of the water. I have a 3500# boat/trailer and am concerned about enough power to pull the boat out of the...
  18. Towing
    While towing with my small trailer I noticed as it was getting dark the running lights were not operating. While turn signal and brake lights were functioning normally, no matter what I did I could not get the running lights to operate. Tried both the 4-pin and 7-pin adapter and nothing...
  19. Towing
    I’m looking for ideas to eliminate the bumping & jarring we get from towing a new 3100 lb, Tab 400 camper, with our Subaru Ascent hitch. Other Camper owners note hitch weight around 460lbs, camper mfg brochure states 405 lbs. My husband barely notices the bumping of the trailer against the...
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