View Full Version : New Passport 195RB Owners from Oregon

09-18-2011, 04:50 AM
Using our 2008 Honda Ridgeline as our Tow Vehicle and so far so good.

09-18-2011, 06:53 AM
It looks like a pretty good match up to me. Just be careful how you load it to keep the weight down. Welcome to the forum, Hank :wave:

09-18-2011, 07:12 AM
Welcome to the forum.

Happy Camping -before too much winter comes -


we love the Grants Pass area!


09-18-2011, 08:02 AM
Grants Pass is a great place to live. I had the Husky Round Bar WDH installed with a Quest Brake Controller and it tows really well behind the Ridgeline. I will get it fully loaded for a weekend trip and off to the Scales I'll go to see what I've got to work with.

09-26-2011, 02:30 AM
Took my new travel trailer through the scales today but due to heavy truck traffic couldn't disconnect the Trailer to check Tongue weight. Here's the info I did get though from the scale. With passengers 450lbs + a 110lb lab with a full gas tank with my WDH connected with 2 full 20lb Propane Tanks and a Freshwater Tank filled to capacity (30 Gal) my recorded weights were:

Ridgeline Front Axle 2700 lbs FGAWR is 3105

Ridgeline Rear Axle 2950lbs RGAWR is 3252

Ridgeline has a GCWR of 10085

Travel Trailer hitched to truck and fully loaded for a weekend trip weighed 4000 Lbs with both axles on scale. The Trailer is a 2012 Keystone Passport 195RB which has a Shipped not Dry Weight of 3815 lbs.

Does the WDH really distribute the weight to the axles that well? I had very little if any sag at the Tongue and it pulled fantastic so I think that I've been able to to come up with the perfect combination of Truck, Trailer and Weight Distribution Hitch. If you're vehicle has a limited Tow Capacity of 5000 lbs like the Ridgeline this just might be the Travel Trailer for you.