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Hey all, new to the forum.
I just wanted to share how my PF is doing with hauling a travel trailer.
I have a Keystone 240BHSW which has a dry weight of 5192.
With wife, kids, dog, gear, and bikes, we are tipping the scales with a gross weight of 11,200 lbs (yes I understand that is technically 200 lbs over the gcvw limit)
We have some big time pressure on the weight distribution hitch, to get weight up front.
Axle weights are:
Front 1330kg (2930lbs)
Rear 1360kg (3000lbs)
Trailer 2400kg (5290lbs)
Handles awesome, has no problem maintaining 65+mph (Except on big mountain pulls) and is very stable at that speed.
I have been averaging close to 8mpg (US) while towing, which is in the interior of B.C. and isn’t exactly flat.
I highly recommend the PF as a medium sized tow vehicle!
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Good to hear it works well for you.

That's about the biggest, heaviest travel trailer report I've seen with a 2017+ Pathfinder.
 

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From the photo the pathfinder seems to be squatting a bit and the trailer seems to be high in the front hitch....that's kinda weird...is that an equalizer WDH?

Edit: is that the dry weight?
 

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From the photo the pathfinder seems to be squatting a bit and the trailer seems to be high in the front hitch....that's kinda weird...is
Good catch! Unfortunately it’s not the best picture, the rear tire is actually down in a pothole, I was just walking towards it and thought I’d take a picture, didn’t intend to necessarily post it on here. I’m thinking about dropping the hitch ball down one more notch, but the weights are perfect and it rides really nicely, so I don’t know if I want to mess it up.

It’s a Fastway E2 hitch. Was supposed to get the equalizer but it was sold out when I went to pick up the trailer. This one works well though.

I’ll take some measurements of PF heights with and without the trailer hooked up and report back :)
 

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Hey all, new to the forum.
I just wanted to share how my PF is doing with hauling a travel trailer.
I have a Keystone 240BHSW which has a dry weight of 5192.
With wife, kids, dog, gear, and bikes, we are tipping the scales with a gross weight of 11,200 lbs (yes I understand that is technically 200 lbs over the gcvw limit)
We have some big time pressure on the weight distribution hitch, to get weight up front.
Axle weights are:
Front 1330kg (2930lbs)
Rear 1360kg (3000lbs)
Trailer 2400kg (5290lbs)
Handles awesome, has no problem maintaining 65+mph (Except on big mountain pulls) and is very stable at that speed.
I have been averaging close to 8mpg (US) while towing, which is in the interior of B.C. and isn’t exactly flat.
I highly recommend the PF as a medium sized tow vehicle!
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Funny, I 4,000 lbs. and definitely know it's back there.
Sway control and still iffy over 60 mph.
Drops 2" in back do adding airbags in the near future.
 

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Hey all, new to the forum.
I just wanted to share how my PF is doing with hauling a travel trailer.
I have a Keystone 240BHSW which has a dry weight of 5192.
With wife, kids, dog, gear, and bikes, we are tipping the scales with a gross weight of 11,200 lbs (yes I understand that is technically 200 lbs over the gcvw limit)
We have some big time pressure on the weight distribution hitch, to get weight up front.
Axle weights are:
Front 1330kg (2930lbs)
Rear 1360kg (3000lbs)
Trailer 2400kg (5290lbs)
Handles awesome, has no problem maintaining 65+mph (Except on big mountain pulls) and is very stable at that speed.
I have been averaging close to 8mpg (US) while towing, which is in the interior of B.C. and isn’t exactly flat.
I highly recommend the PF as a medium sized tow vehicle!
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Wow, I’ve got a 2018 Pathfinder SV and also a Keystone Bullet with slide out (unladen 4270 lbs). So far towing has been a breeze but I really haven’t taking any trips that I’ve had more than light to moderate inclines. I’ve been a bit worried about going through any routes with moderate to steep in Clines (ep the Adirondacks). I’d really like to talk to you more about the different routes you’ve taken and the grades of inclines you’ve encountered.
 

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I have a Keystone 240BHSW which has a dry weight of 5192.
With wife, kids, dog, gear, and bikes, we are tipping the scales with a gross weight of 11,200 lbs (yes I understand that is technically 200 lbs over the gcvw limit)
We have some big time pressure on the weight distribution hitch, to get weight up front.
Axle weights are:
Front 1330kg (2930lbs)
Rear 1360kg (3000lbs)
Trailer 2400kg (5290lbs)
Handles awesome, has no problem maintaining 65+mph (Except on big mountain pulls) and is very stable at that speed.
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I expect, you have over loaded your PF. There are more issues than "will it pull the TT".

I have a 2015 PF. It would be definitely overloaded.
Check the weight stickers inside the driver's door frame against the actual weights. Mine says 5000# max tow. Of course that is without any added weight in the PF. No passengers, dogs, luggage, or other after market additions. My rear hitch is rated at 500#. You should have 600# or more, maybe 900#. Published tongue weights are often wrong. You should weight the tongue. Don't forget to add the weight of the weight distribution hitch.

I am towing a 4300# actual weight travel trailer. It has a rated dry weight of 3400# and published tongue weight of 340#. Actual tongue weight fully loaded was 900#. I modified the TT and got the fully loaded weight down to 700#. Towing dry gets me down to 550# including the weight distribution hitch. I get 8 to 12 MPG depending on wind direction and speed. I tow at 60 mph. I also just paid to replace 3 of 4 wheel bearings. One wheel sensor had to be replaced due to rubbing from wheel with bad bearing.

I wish you good luck and happy trails ahead!:)
 
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