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I am considering the Stealth Hitch with AutowBrake to use for towing a 4,000lb RV trailer. It does not allow for a WDH, but the Palisade has the Sway control with Auto leveling. Hyundai Palisade (2019 - Present). I am very interested if anyone has installed / used it for this purpose.
 

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Thanks for the Post. Super helpful.

Getting my hitch installed this weekend, towing a couple Wave Runner's. Anyone else able to chime in on what RISE they are using?

Brakes on trailer were electric over hydraulic so I think no trailer brakes (5 point wire). Mirrors were fine for my trailer, Towing 1000 miles for a once a year vacation, sure. Mountains, maybe if I used the paddle shifter. Hitch was dealer installed (hangs low under the car, hence the 8" rise on the ball.
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Sure, I'd be happy to. I also included a photo of the hitch and the 7 way pin.

I just towed my trailer out of Denver up a long, steep grade and I definitely recommend turning off a/c as the manual suggests. I didn't initially and the temperature rose almost to hot. After turning off, it never rose past half way. Happy trailering!
I'm having my hitch installed next week - I'm curious how you mounted the 7 way connector? I was going to use a Curt 58000 bracket that mounts on the 2" receiver but the installer thinks it may not fit. Also where did you connect the power wire? I've seen recommendations to connect direct to the battery and others to connect in the fuse box. Thanks for sharing your experience.
 

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I literally cannot get over this picture. I've been concerned about towing a pop-up and this is like camper porn. Really makes me want to get all of the towing parts installed on my limited and pull the trigger on that pop-up.

I have a Limited AWD I purchased on February 25th. I purchased a Curt receiver and 4 pin wiring harness from E Trailer for $215 and had both installed for $85 at UHaul in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I am very happy with the results and saved about $100 from the factory hitch. I also like that it's hidden better than the factory hitch. I then had UHaul install a Pilot brake controller and a 7 way pin for $316. Again, I'm very happy with the results. Because of the driver's knee airbag, I had the brake controller installed vertically, attached to the tunnel. The Pilot brake controller was the only one UHaul sells that can be installed vertically and they only install brake controllers that they sell.

I have a 25 foot travel trailer I tow that weighs around 5,000 lbs when loaded. I just towed it for the first time to Cripple Creek, Colorado and was very impressed. There is a grade that begins at an elevation of about 6000 feet and ends at 10,000 feet. I was very impressed with how it towed and the engine temperature did not rise. My previous vehicle, a 2018 Ford Explorer Platinum with the twin turbo V-6, towed the same trailer not much better, but the temperature would rise at times.

Overall, I'm very happy with the Palisade and was pleasantly surprised with how it towed!

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Hey guys I just purchased a 21' Rockwood Roo 183. Has a dry weight of right around 4,100lbs. I have not taken delivery yet, and just picked up my Limited Palisade from my local car guy today who installed the hitch and 4 to 7 pin adapter..The trailer has brakes so Im going to be using the Curt Echo mobile Bluetooth unit.. Which I hooked up to the hitch tonight and it seems to work..I can't believe the other guy tows a 25' trailer with his Palisade!!!!... His picture gives me hope as I feel like I'm really pushing the envelope here, hahaha The only thing I have not gotten yet and I really think I need to, is the Weight Distribution Hitch.... Can not find any that are recommended on etrailer or even Curt Mfg..I will do some more digging.. I will definitely post some pics here when I get my rig.. I think the engine is plenty strong in the Palisade. I was just really worried about the sag but I think with the weight dist hitch, hopefully all is good!
 

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OK! So we picked up our Rockwood Roo 183 on Friday Aug 21st. I was a bit worried having never really towed anything before then. I had the Hyundai factory hitch installed by my local mechanic, and I had him wire up a 7 pin connector with just a power wire to the battery. I didn't actually have him wire a brake controller to the plug as I didn't want anything drilled into the dash. I ended up buying the Curt Bluetooth brake controller that runs off my iphone. It utilizes the wire run to the battery to control the brakes. I was able to test the brakes before we left by using the app and just putting my ear to the electric brakes... The RV dealer installed a Husky weight distribution hitch with anti sway bar the day we picked up our rig. The stance on the vehicle even before we tightened up the chains for the weight distribution hitch was a little low but I was pretty surprised. With the hitch all installed I could definitely tell the RV was back there.. The Palisade had zero problems on pickup from a red light and I was able to run pretty easily up to 70mph on the highway pulling upwards of 4300lbs I'm guessing. Hills were a bit of a workout as the rpms would run in the 3500-4000 range to maintain speed on the inclines. I left the Palisade in Comfort mode pretty much the whole trip down 95 from Philadelphia to Baltimore... By the end of the two hour ride I felt pretty comfortable behind the wheel towing the RV... Looking forward to our first actual camping trip with it! Yeah this thing can tow..
 

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OK! So we picked up our Rockwood Roo 183 on Friday Aug 21st. I was a bit worried having never really towed anything before then. I had the Hyundai factory hitch installed by my local mechanic, and I had him wire up a 7 pin connector with just a power wire to the battery. I didn't actually have him wire a brake controller to the plug as I didn't want anything drilled into the dash. I ended up buying the Curt Bluetooth brake controller that runs off my iphone. It utilizes the wire run to the battery to control the brakes. I was able to test the brakes before we left by using the app and just putting my ear to the electric brakes... The RV dealer installed a Husky weight distribution hitch with anti sway bar the day we picked up our rig. The stance on the vehicle even before we tightened up the chains for the weight distribution hitch was a little low but I was pretty surprised. With the hitch all installed I could definitely tell the RV was back there.. The Palisade had zero problems on pickup from a red light and I was able to run pretty easily up to 70mph on the highway pulling upwards of 4300lbs I'm guessing. Hills were a bit of a workout as the rpms would run in the 3500-4000 range to maintain speed on the inclines. I left the Palisade in Comfort mode pretty much the whole trip down 95 from Philadelphia to Baltimore... By the end of the two hour ride I felt pretty comfortable behind the wheel towing the RV... Looking forward to our first actual camping trip with it! Yeah this thing can tow..
I am in Philly area too. Where do you install the 7 pin?
 

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I am in Philly area too. Where do you install the 7 pin?
I’m actually in Maryland. We drove up to Philly to pickup our new camper. I actually had my local car guy do the 7 pin for me. Really all you need if you use the Curt blue tooth brake controller is the factory 4 pin adapter and a 30 amp fused line run directly to the battery. He just broke those wires out to the proper pins on the 7 pin connector. The 4 pin harness from Hyundai literally plugs in to a pre wired plug already under a panel under the back left of the vehicle. I would recommend Uhaul to do the wiring for you. I think they do a lot of vehicle wiring and they have everything to do it. There is actually a 40amp fuse marked trailer that goes to the back of the vehicle I think in the same connector that the 4 pin harness plugs into. I saw someone else on here post a pic but it was already after I had mine done. I did pop the fuse cover off in the engine comp and there is a 40amp fuse labeled trailer!
 

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I’m not really parked on level ground here as I’m going up hill a bit.. We stopped at a rest stop on the way home just to check everything out. I think they could of gone up on more bolt hole on the riser hitch to level the camper better. I will probably go back over everything myself and setup the weight dist hitch for my own piece of mind.
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This was the Curt 58000 bracket I picked up from amazon. The bracket my car guy picked up from the local RV’s place ended up way to close to the ground for my liking. This bracket gets the 7 pin inline with the 2” receiver. I installed this one myself
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Right before we pulled out of the dealership with our new RV. Actually looks a bit more level in this shot but the pic above was during the same trip. This pic was actually before we even moved so the shocks have not even adjusted yet. I was pretty impressed over all. I’m sure the Husky weight distribution hitch with anti sway helped as well. Even tractor trailers that went by me the RV never moved.
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I’m actually in Maryland. We drove up to Philly to pickup our new camper. I actually had my local car guy do the 7 pin for me. Really all you need if you use the Curt blue tooth brake controller is the factory 4 pin adapter and a 30 amp fused line run directly to the battery. He just broke those wires out to the proper pins on the 7 pin connector. The 4 pin harness from Hyundai literally plugs in to a pre wired plug already under a panel under the back left of the vehicle. I would recommend Uhaul to do the wiring for you. I think they do a lot of vehicle wiring and they have everything to do it. There is actually a 40amp fuse marked trailer that goes to the back of the vehicle I think in the same connector that the 4 pin harness plugs into. I saw someone else on here post a pic but it was already after I had mine done. I did pop the fuse cover off in the engine comp and there is a 40amp fuse labeled trailer!
Where did you buy your RV from?

I see the photo from here

Tow hitch and electrics

Did you do the same thing, tape into that 40 Amp fuse?
 

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We bought it from Campers Inn In Hatfield. They probably do wiring. They installed my weight distribution hitch the day we picked up the camper. I did not tap into the 40amp trailer fuse. I didn’t even know there was one available until I saw a pic someone posted on the forums here. I had my local mechanic run a dedicated wire from the battery with a in line fuse directly to the power pin on the 7 pin connector.
 

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You have same issue Im having, going by the picture in the previous page of the black palisade with a 25feet trailer, our distribution weight hitch installer did not installed it appropriately. Im planning to go and ask them to do it correctly. I read also that its better to hook the trailer without the bars, drive couple miles so the Palisade can auto level and then set up the bars. Not sure. Attaching pictures.

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Right before we pulled out of the dealership with our new RV. Actually looks a bit more level in this shot but the pic above was during the same trip. This pic was actually before we even moved so the shocks have not even adjusted yet. I was pretty impressed over all. I’m sure the Husky weight distribution hitch with anti sway helped as well. Even tractor trailers that went by me the RV never moved. View attachment 1848
 

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I have a Limited AWD I purchased on February 25th. I purchased a Curt receiver and 4 pin wiring harness from E Trailer for $215 and had both installed for $85 at UHaul in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I am very happy with the results and saved about $100 from the factory hitch. I also like that it's hidden better than the factory hitch. I then had UHaul install a Pilot brake controller and a 7 way pin for $316. Again, I'm very happy with the results. Because of the driver's knee airbag, I had the brake controller installed vertically, attached to the tunnel. The Pilot brake controller was the only one UHaul sells that can be installed vertically and they only install brake controllers that they sell.

I have a 25 foot travel trailer I tow that weighs around 5,000 lbs when loaded. I just towed it for the first time to Cripple Creek, Colorado and was very impressed. There is a grade that begins at an elevation of about 6000 feet and ends at 10,000 feet. I was very impressed with how it towed and the engine temperature did not rise. My previous vehicle, a 2018 Ford Explorer Platinum with the twin turbo V-6, towed the same trailer not much better, but the temperature would rise at times.

Overall, I'm very happy with the Palisade and was pleasantly surprised with how it towed!

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Hi there,

I am looking into getting a hitch installed over the winter and buy a camper next spring. I see you are pulling a 25 foot camper. I looked at the brochures from sunset trail but I do not see a 25 foot trailer with gvwr under 5,000 lbs or around it. Actually I only see the dry weight and it is already above 5,000. That would make me believe that the gross weight would go way above 5,000 lbs. Could you provide the exact model you purchased?

That would be my first camper, so I am a novice. Maybe I just do not really understand the relationship between dry wieght and gross weight...

Thanks,
Laurent
 

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Hi there,

I am looking into getting a hitch installed over the winter and buy a camper next spring. I see you are pulling a 25 foot camper. I looked at the brochures from sunset trail but I do not see a 25 foot trailer with gvwr under 5,000 lbs or around it. Actually I only see the dry weight and it is already above 5,000. That would make me believe that the gross weight would go way above 5,000 lbs. Could you provide the exact model you purchased?

That would be my first camper, so I am a novice. Maybe I just do not really understand the relationship between dry wieght and gross weight...

Thanks,
Laurent
Hello, This is a K-Z Escape E211RB. Dry weight means the weight of the camper without people, water, and anything other than standard equipment.

You always want to make sure to stay not more than 4k pounds in dry weight when towing. Remember that as soon as your towing weight its below 5k you should be fine, regarding the GVWR its the maximum weight with people, water, and anything additional you have put in the camper.

1) Towing will be fine as soon as you are below 5k. I dont like to exceed 4K in dry weight, thats why I bought this one that its 3,780 pounds dry.

about the GVWR, I dont care too much because Im not planning to travel the country , I like to travel dry and then connect in campgrounds.

for example the micro minnie winnebago trailers have a GVWR OF 7k pounds!! And the dry weight its 3,600k. This means that when I park in a campground I can put whatever I want inside, I can invite my friends and family inside without the fear that I can overload the camper exceeding the GVWR.

Bottom line: Plan to buy a trailer with maximum 4k dry weight and the maximum GVWR you can find if you are planning to connect in campgrounds and not boondocking everywhere.

If you plan to camp everywhere with the trailer water and no connect, make sure to dont exceed the 5K of GVWR (people, water, accesories, gear, generator, hoses, clothes, etc etc etc).
 

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Hello, This is a K-Z Escape E211RB. Dry weight means the weight of the camper without people, water, and anything other than standard equipment.

You always want to make sure to stay not more than 4k pounds in dry weight when towing. Remember that as soon as your towing weight its below 5k you should be fine, regarding the GVWR its the maximum weight with people, water, and anything additional you have put in the camper.

1) Towing will be fine as soon as you are below 5k. I dont like to exceed 4K in dry weight, thats why I bought this one that its 3,780 pounds dry.

about the GVWR, I dont care too much because Im not planning to travel the country , I like to travel dry and then connect in campgrounds.

for example the micro minnie winnebago trailers have a GVWR OF 7k pounds!! And the dry weight its 3,600k. This means that when I park in a campground I can put whatever I want inside, I can invite my friends and family inside without the feat that I can overload the camper exceeding the GVWR.

Bottom line: Plan to buy a trailer with maximum 4k dry weight and the maximum GVWR you can find if you are planning to connect in campgrounds and not boondocking everywhere.

If you plan to camp everywhere with the trailer water and no connect, make sure to dont exceed the 5K of GVWR (people, water, accesories, gear, generator, hoses, clothes, etc etc etc).
So much great info a advice!!
Thanks so much!
 

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Hi there,

I am looking into getting a hitch installed over the winter and buy a camper next spring. I see you are pulling a 25 foot camper. I looked at the brochures from sunset trail but I do not see a 25 foot trailer with gvwr under 5,000 lbs or around it. Actually I only see the dry weight and it is already above 5,000. That would make me believe that the gross weight would go way above 5,000 lbs. Could you provide the exact model you purchased?

That would be my first camper, so I am a novice. Maybe I just do not really understand the relationship between dry wieght and gross weight...

Thanks,
Laurent
 
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