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Old 01-16-2018, 05:31 AM   #1
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Hot springs here I come

My name is Jessica. I just purchased a 2013 22 ft outback. My goal is to visit 100 different hot springs. Since we all have to start somewhere, my next move is learning how to back up. : ). That will be after confirming that my vehicle will even be able to pull the outback. Can anyone help me to decipher the towing specs? Merely a single girl in Reno, Nevada that knows nothing at rvs yet willing to learn all I can. Thanks for allowing me to join your forum.
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Welcome to the forum!
What are you trying to tow with?
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Welcome to the forum. I’ve moved your thread here to get some answers you’re looking for.


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Old 01-16-2018, 05:52 AM   #4
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A 2004 Porsche Cayenne S. It has a factory installed tow package. The paperwork says it’s max is 7,700 lbs. I get confused after that part. The hitch and all the abbreviations gwrs etc.
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Keystone shows your 22' unit as:

4904 lbs 'dry' weight from the factory
2646 lbs available for your 'stuff', including water in the water tank, etc
550 lb hitch(I would assume this is included in the dry weight - maybe this is the 'weight' that the hitch exerts down on your vehicle

this being the case, it looks as if your Porsche is 'capable' to handle it, as long as YOU are.... you will be bumping the limits, especially if you are loading it up to the limit for your 'stuff'...

but, it sounds like fun. Go into BritishColumbia CA and visit the 'Laird River Hot Springs, and Campground'... TRULY a natural and HOT hot springs you'll never forget! oh my!
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Old 01-16-2018, 06:22 AM   #6
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Thank you very much for your time and effort. I will put Laird River Hot springs on my list. Even if it is a year from now before I get there.
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Thats a fairly heavy “dry weight” for a heavy SUV. Be careful not to overload the rear axle of your TV-Tow Vehicle.
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Hi Jessica! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new rig! You're gonna be fine. Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 01-16-2018, 09:34 AM   #10
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Almost unlimited Hot Springs in your backyard! Steamboat, for one. Carson City Hot Springs, right in town. Grover Hot Springs State Park in Markleville would be a great shakedown trip, nice campground there (closed this time of year, But I bet a Ranger would let you park for a night) but no hook ups. 395 down to Bridgeport (Travertine, Buckeye) then to Hot Creek at Mammoth. Or east on hwy 50 to Austin NV and find Spences Hot Springs.

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