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Old 08-04-2012, 02:57 PM   #1
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X18d and or x19h

Is anyone pulling either of these trailers with a Honda Pilot? I have a 2011 and looking at both of these campers as possible buys. I was thinking about the X17 but leaning a little bigger if I can. thinking a little less gear for more space??

Let me know your experiences if you would,

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Old 08-05-2012, 05:25 PM   #2
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I don't have a Honda Pilot, bit I picked the 19 h after looking a the 17. The 18 wasn't for me, I didn't need that side bunk. The 19 seems just right, not to small and not too big. I don't know the tow rating on a Pilot, so I can't comment on that. I do think I made the right decision going for the extra 2 feet. If your vehicle can pull it, and you can spend the extra money, I say go for it.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:19 PM   #3
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Don't have a pilot but am pulling the 18d with Tacoma, 6500# rated and pulls easily.

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Old 08-06-2012, 08:49 PM   #4
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If your tow rating is anything less than 5000lbs, I would suggest the lighter trailer. We have the 19h and tow it with a Toyota FJ Cruiser, which is rated for 5000lbs and I wouldn't want to tow it with anything less.
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If your tow rating is anything less than 5000lbs, I would suggest the lighter trailer.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:37 AM   #6
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We dont have a pilot or the trailers that you are looking for, BUT we have a 2010 colorado truck rated to pull 5500. I spent almost a year searching and reading and checking and double checking what the truck was capable of towing. I must say it was very frustrating. We finally decided on a 23B GVWR of 4950. The unloaded weight on the website says 3790 but the actual unloaded weight will be listed on the actual trailer as the weight goes up once they start adding stuff like airconditioner etc. So make sure you look at the actual trailer for the weight. Our actual weight is 4250. So its actually 500 plus more then the weight listed on the website. We never tow with tanks full and travel light there is just the 2 of us and a small dog. Dont forget you have to take in consideration all passengers weight, gas in the pilot, luggage etc. So all that being said, yes my truck can pull the the 23B, RPMS never go past 3000. Slows down on hills and inclines. I don't like being so close to the towing rating on the truck and we will be upgrading the tow vehicle in the near future. Through all my research I did get some really good advice and that was take the trailer on a test run like you would a car, hook it up and take it for a drive. Good luck in your decision and no matter which floor plan you get you will love the Jayco!
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A good rule of thumb is to have 25-30% extra towing capacity. ie. if your towing capacity is 5000lbs, then the trailer weight should not exceed 3,500lbs, empty. This gives you room for all the stuff that sunstarsmoon mentioned in his post.
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I agree, I have a Tacoma with 18d
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:47 AM   #9
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I looked at both, and the 18 simply did not have enough storage room compared to the 19. I could have really used the extra bed, but it was not worth the loss of storage.
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We don't have a piolt but a Jeep Liberty and pull a X 19H with no problems.The Liberty is rated for 5000
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