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Upgrading to a 3700 lb dry weight camper.

Currently have an rpod 171, about 2,400 dry weight. T3 TDI has always towed it fine. (i can set it to cruise at 65 on the hwy easily and it holds 7th and 8th south of NC).

In NC, heading up to parkway, she seemed to have to work hard, but did seem to have power. Had to drop to 3rd, sometimes 2nd on step very windy roads where you could only go a max of 30mph anyway.

I assume an extra 1,000 lbs of cargo (which is probably a little high). So that is 4,700lb.

I am looking for, not IF it can do it, buy how much strain and tow quality.
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You will probably forget it is behind you. Mine weighs around 5000lbs loaded and I have passed people going up hill.

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Mine weighs just over 4k dry and it tows easily... it's more of a parachute than anything.... you will feel it as in you can't blow everyone's doors off the line when it's behind you..... I also switch to manual shift mode in the top gears as I don't like the TCM shift logic and find that it always wants to hold me in too low of a gear if left to its own decisions.
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