Why didn't they think the path can tow the boat? What's the Four winns weigh?NYPathfinder wrote:picking up my parents boat from the shop that fixed it. I believe its a 24ft four winns.I could be wrong on the length.also not so sure on the overall weight but you can tell it was back there. When I picked it up the guys actually asked me if i was gonna use my truck to pull it.They didnt think i would be able to lol
We have a 2011 Pathy, and plan to take trips with an R-Pod or MPG camper that has a GVWR of 3,800Lbs. Since we haven't got the camper yet, I don't know how much rear end sag I'll see, but was thinking about getting a WDH.kazeej wrote:OK, so we went camping and, as promised, here’s my report on how the AirLift bags performed. I weighed everything before it went into the truck, so I would know how much weight I would be carrying. The total was 782 lbs. Adding two people put us right at the max load specification. I had 30 psi in the bags, and left the rear tires at the normal 34 psi. On the 250 mile trip up, I could feel that the truck weighed a lot more – braking distance had increased, acceleration was a little slower, etc. I noticed a little bit extra body roll when going around turns, and the rear end was a little soft, but overall, it just felt like a loaded truck.kazeej wrote: I installed mine last night. Riding to work this morning, I did notice it to be a little firmer. Could be all in my head - just knowing it should feel different makes it feel different. We'll see how it does this weekend. We're going tent camping. We carry about 400 lbs of gear with us. The first time we took the Pathy, I noticed it kinda dragged its butt when I loaded all the gear in the back. We'll see how she does this time.
For the trip back home, I raised the air bags to 35 psi, and the rear tires to 40 psi. The difference was remarkable. There was almost no leaning in turns, and the overall feel of the truck was much more stable.
The AirLift bags did a very nice job at leveling the truck and making it very stable, even when loaded at capacity. Probably the best $85.00 I’ve spent.
The next test will be when I tow my 17’ heavy pig of a bass boat. Stay tuned…
I'm really don't think I'm "towing big". The MPG we got has a GVWR of 3,800 LBS.volvite wrote:I don't have the airbags yet, but can tell you that the airbags are not a substitute for a WDH. I've used WDH before and they are a life saver when towing big.
Yea no problem. I have not towed with my pathfinder yet, but my 99 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the 4.7L V8 has a tow rating of 6800lbs. I've towed camper trailers close to that weight and one over that weight by mistake but a WDH was necessary. Sure made towing alot nicer.marc515 wrote:I'm really don't think I'm "towing big". The MPG we got has a GVWR of 3,800 LBS.volvite wrote:I don't have the airbags yet, but can tell you that the airbags are not a substitute for a WDH. I've used WDH before and they are a life saver when towing big.
I've had two RV dealers tell me they didn't think I really needed a WDH, and sway control would be all I needed; however, if I wanted one, the "E2" 600/6,000 would more than do the job.