Any FJ'er towing a Fleetwood E-2? I'm planning a purchase next week and wondering if anyone can chime in on how it tows this trailer. Thanks in advance.
I have a 17' Fleetwood Cheyeene pop-up (Fleetwood | Camping Trailers | Camping Pop Up Trailer | Folding Trailers) the GVW is 3,000lbs. We took it from SoCal to Sedona and it towed great.
The reason I bought it was I got a great deal. But I was a little worried that it was too big. If I had to do it over and money wasn't an object I might go a different route getting a slightly smaller trailer or possibly a offroad trailer. But I'm happy with the way it worked out.
This is the third pop-up I've had. We had two up until I was in college now I'm taking my kids out in my own trailer and highly recommend it. The best advice I can give is go take a look at different trailers. Go to RV shows. Some dealers might even let you try towing it around the block.
Most of all be safe use the electric brake. In my opinion it's a safety issue more than anything else. Also the company I bought it from tried selling me a $200 dollar stabilizer for the trailer. My suggestion is to try towing without it before spending the money.
Also check the vehicle codes, you're limited to the slow lanes while towing.
PM me if you'd like more info.
Nice trailer. Great photos. Have you found the A/C beneficial/ I chose not to have the A/C installed to save several hundred bucks so I could upgrade the the Evolution 3.the BRAKE controller is great..
may not think you need one. but in a panic stop.. the trailer may beat you around a curve..LOL
these things tow a pop up like they are not even there..
i did get 19.5 going to kentucky to pick my popup up.. and 14.3 on the way home..
the drag did cause mpg pains.
and the brakes worked great.
In my case the AC was a must (18 month old child). You can always add it later.
Really sweet set-up Ben - when are we going to see you again? - Oh yeah - in a couple of weeks! - :clap:I have an E-2 and tow it with the FJ at least every other weekend. It tows nice. the extra weight on the front with the toy hauler makes it more stable to tow. Kind of like a heavy boat through water.
I went to George Washington National forest last week with 35" tires, 3" lift and a roof top tent and still averaged 14.5 MPG.
Good luck with it.