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Old 07-12-2014, 02:45 PM   #1
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Cool I am newly retired and considering a X17z

My wife and I are considering buying a X17Z , but we are a little confused, we would be pulling it with a 2006 Honda 4wd, and the salesperson says I can pull a much bigger trailer. please let me know your thoughts, is the Honda big enough to pull this unit? and if this is a good start for us. Also where is the best place to get pricing from, to compare?
Thank you so much. kepami3
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Old 07-12-2014, 03:35 PM   #2
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An X17Z has a gross weight of 3500 lb. You didn't say what kind of Honda you have. You need to look at the specs on your owners manual to determine how much you can pull. I wouldn't take the word of most sales people for anything that has to do with a item there selling.
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Old 07-12-2014, 04:20 PM   #3
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An X17Z has a gross weight of 3500 lb. You didn't say what kind of Honda you have. You need to look at the specs on your owners manual to determine how much you can pull. I wouldn't take the word of most sales people for anything that has to do with a item there selling.
Thanks for your reply. MY TV will be a 2006 Honda Pilot 4wd for Jayco X17Z.
I am planning on putting a equalizer hitch on it . My manual says 4500lbs max towing.
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We pull a 184BH (about the same weight as your contemplated trailer) with a Toyota 4Runner 4wd, listed towing max 5000 pounds. It tows fine, but I don't think I'd want to tow anything much bigger. If I were you, I would go ahead but just be conservative when loading up the trailer and tow vehicle.

I agree with Ela that relying on salesperson for this type of info is risky.
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Old 07-13-2014, 01:31 PM   #5
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Thanks for your reply. MY TV will be a 2006 Honda Pilot 4wd for Jayco X17Z.
I am planning on putting a equalizer hitch on it . My manual says 4500lbs max towing.
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It might be a bit much from what I read, the honda has a unibody frame if I recall which doesn't work well with the wdh. I only have a jeep liberty with a 5k tow rating but a more solid frame.I tow a 184 bh You also have to look at the manuel for the frontal rating. I got the 184 over the 17 because of that. I am under weight but just make the frontal area which puts all the drag on it. The 184 is an awesome little camper with plenty of storage and no need for a new tv
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Might tow it but if you get to hills or winding roads then you will have some interesting experiences. Used to tow the equivelant Starcraft with a Ford Escape that everything said would tow it. Yes it did but was real cumbersome. Might want to either get a different TV or look at more campers. Never believe dealers when they say you can tow somethinng. Remember they make money by SELLING campers not advice. Hope this helps
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My wife and I are considering buying a X17Z , but we are a little confused, we would be pulling it with a 2006 Honda 4wd, and the salesperson says I can pull a much bigger trailer. please let me know your thoughts, is the Honda big enough to pull this unit? and if this is a good start for us. Also where is the best place to get pricing from, to compare?
Thank you so much. kepami3
My wife and towed an X17Z with a 2009 Honda Pilot, rated for 4500 pounds. For the most part, it was just the two of us and our mountain biking equipment. The Pilot did very well and we didn't have any issues even when we towed from NJ through the Rockies into Colorado and Utah.

That being said, we always watched our weight in the TV and the trailer. The CCC for the trailer is only about 400 pounds, so I would not recommend towing with the water tanks full. You will get between 8-12mph with the Pilot while towing. We kept the speed at 62 maximum. Also, we used a WDH and I would not recommend towing the X17Z without one.

PM me if you have any questions for me.

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My wife and towed an X17Z with a 2009 Honda Pilot, rated for 4500 pounds. For the most part, it was just the two of us and our mountain biking equipment. The Pilot did very well and we didn't have any issues even when we towed from NJ through the Rockies into Colorado and Utah.

That being said, we always watched our weight in the TV and the trailer. The CCC for the trailer is only about 400 pounds, so I would not recommend towing with the water tanks full. You will get between 8-12mph with the Pilot while towing. We kept the speed at 62 maximum. Also, we used a WDH and I would not recommend towing the X17Z without one.

PM me if you have any questions for me.

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This is about what I would expect from that combo and I think its a reasonably good combo. But what the sales man said about being able to tow more?
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