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  1. Towing
    My family and I recently purchased our first travel trailer - a used Safari Condo Alto F1743 Alto F1743 Travel Trailers | Safari Condo We're super exicted to take ownership of our trailer this spring and to head out on some adventures. Before we do though, we need to purchase a tow vehicle and...
  2. Towing
    I have a 2021 Ascent Limited and my camper weighs about 4000 lbs. My driveway slopes up at about 10%. I am uncomfortable backing up my camper on that driveway, as I don't want to damage my drivetrain. Should I be? Or would it be alright? Are there any data available on what amount of trailer...
  3. Towing
    I can’t find to seem a clear answer on this after reading for hours… We are purchasing a Geopro 19BH trailer. We have a 2020 Ascent with factory installed hitch (receiver?) rated for 5000 lbs. The RV dealer suggested we get an anti-sway hitch, which I understand is not compatible with the...
  4. Towing
    Hey all, new around here, as I just joined this morning. I found one post mentioning the Opus RV lineup before, but it didn't amount to much however, it was an old post. So, maybe things have changed and folks have towed one of those RVs at this point. Pretty confident that my Limited can tour...
  5. Towing
    Hi everyone, I've going through the treads on towing a travel trailer and thought it'd be easier to post my question. I'm new to towing and travel trailers, but really looking forward to the experiences. I have a 2020 Ascent Touring and we just purchased a 2019 Palomino Solaire 163x. The...
  6. Towing
    Hello All - I am looking into a Redarc tow pro elite as my brake controller. It has a dial that is inserted into the dash, rather than mounting a "box" below the dash. Has anyone here used this brake controller? Thanks Loyce
  7. Towing
    The P3 brake controller seems to be the most popular brake controller for the ascent, but I am curious to see what you all think about the following option for a brake controller: Draw Tite I-command Trailer Brake Controller and with this I will need to Tekonsha 3062-P Trailer Brake Control...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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..
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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!!
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
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