Originally Posted by KiltDog
Idk, maybe I'm ignorant/naive but they literally wrote the quest can tow it in their brochure. I say go for it if you feel it's the right camper for you. You can always upgrade your TV if you don't like the performance.
(Note I have towed a pop up with my 05 quest for 4 yrs)
Towing a travel trailer is a far different experience than towing a pop up. A pop up has almost no wind resistance so its far easier to tow one. Mini-van and pop up seem to be made for each other.
As I said above, they aren't lying about a mini-van's ability to tow a small TT. But there's more involved than just "this van can tow up to 3500#". The reality is that you have to consider the vehicle's payload, tongue weight rating, GCWR, axle capacity, and in the case of smaller TVs, the frontal area limitation. This is all the same stuff that has to be considered for any TV/trailer combo.
I'm not saying it can't or shouldn't be done. I towed a 3500# GVWR hybrid with a mini-van. I'm saying it has to be approached with some knowledge about what you're getting into and what the limitations are.
Here's a great weight calculator: