Snooping entire thread and ran across your old post. Do you still love your Rpod? I've had the 180 at the top of my possibles-list and plan to buy next year. As a tent camper, just gathering info on what I have to research, learning more than I ever thought I'd want to know about weight distribution hitches, air springs, brake controllers and such! lolI have been pulling my RPod 178 for the third season now. Lots of hills around Utah. I typically spend time in a gear lower than normal (MT). Only sees 6th on level or downhill with no headwind at all. At least I am not in the right hand lane with the semis going up the local hill from Salt Lake to Park City.
Tows well with an Equalizer hitch. Trailer is about 2800 lbs dry. It can carry 36 gallons of water and 30 gal. each for Grey and Black water.
Love the FJ, Love the Rpod.