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I am impressed with the MDX, yet concerns about towing keep me and my wallet at bay. I would be toting a 2000 lb pop-up camper and 4 passngers and their gear in all environs, including mountain grades. Any real-life experiences appreciated. I have read the promotional stuff, wanting the real stories, good or bad. Thanks!
 

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OK, this story might not help in your decision but...

We typically use our Jeep Cherokee for camping and used it to tow a friends pop-up (approx. 2,000lbs) that we had borrowed for a trip. I needed to use the MDX to return it to the friend (about 30 mile trip on Route 95/128 outside Boston). Late morning traffic so were moving along at around 55mph. While I was very cautious starting out, since this is my typical morning commute, I quickly *forgot* that the trailer was even back there. That is until I noticed blue/black smoke appearing from behind me. I quickly pulled to the shoulder (which is taking your life into my own hands in Boston). It turned out that I had blown a tire on the trailer (Thank God for the CVS/Samaritan helper vans) and had been dragging it for probably a mile or two (I *thought* I felt it lugging a little up that overpass :eek: ).

That incident notwithstanding, I felt it towed with much more confidence than with our Cherokee with a 5000lb tow rating and a very torquey inline 6.
 

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Consider using Search

There are several real life towing stories in previous/older threads. Do a search on towing to dig these up. Good luck.
 
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