MK
I'm considering a Riverside Retro 166.  My TV is a 2018 Toyota Highlander.   Any opinion if my Highlander will be able to easily tow this trailer?  I've just sold a Nucamp TAB and the dry weight increase to the 166 will be about 7 to 800 lbs.  Love the floorpan of the 166 and would really appreciate the separate dining and sleeping areas but wonder about the handling of the extra weight and height.  Is the Mt Mckinley made on the same line as the Retro?  What's the difference between the two other than the outside looks?   Thanks in advance for your feedback.
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sunvalleyjoe
we have an older 150 very light weight . We also own a Highlander awd limited. The Toyota dealer in Reno recommends bigger trans cooler and cautioned us on the brakes . If you are in mts or hilly area.We use the Tundra for towing. Not sure what the 166 weighs so I would ask Toyota dealer and rv dealer about this. good luck and GBA!!SVJ
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Randy Sehn
Talk to your Toyota dealer. The manual and everything I have read says that unless you have factory towing package on a Highlander the max you can tow is 2000 pounds. 
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sunvalleyjoe
looks like the towing cap changes time big from 4cyl to the v6 and as mentioned the tow package which we have on our and dealer install tow hitch good luckGBA!!SVJ ps top for higherland with `towing is 5000lbs.
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Tim S
166 weighs 2300# dry. Many differences between the two, but mainly you can stand up in the 166, and the queen bed is fixed in the rear, dinette up front. I towed it with a Volvo XC70 (3.2L) and now a Jeep Commander (3.7L)
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Ralph L Staub
 I know it doesn’t seem like it, but you will probably add another 1500 pounds to 2000 pounds with food, water, full tanks, clothing, bedding, flashlights, power cables, lawn chairs, dishes, tools, etc...  we all say we can pack light, but we never do, and it adds up fast.  Towing capacity is a good thing to keep a 20% or more overage of. Very few of us have scales in the driveway. 
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Kathleen
The 2018 166 weighs 2500 dry now.  I have been recently looking.  Ended up with a 150
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sunvalleyjoe
welcome to 150 club not many of us on this forum. Ours is 2013 sn 00013 we love it . Just the right size for small USFS campsites.We call ours Desert Rose GBA!!!SVJ
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Tom
I just read that about the Hihglander too, 1500lbs capacity with the 4 cyl, 5000lbs with the 6 cyl?  That sounds odd, maybe it's just me.

Generally, if you've got a tow package and 5000 lbs capacity, you're OK for 3-3500 lbs of trailer and gear.

Towing with an undersized vehicle is kinda stressful and no fun really.  Just don't do it.  😉

AND!  I wanna be in the 150 club, but have an original 155 (not the XL), does that extra 5 matter?!?  

Kidding! 😃

Are we the only 155 original on here?  
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sunvalleyjoe
150 is what Retro called Traditional look and the 155 is Canned Ham style but still are the little brothers of the Retro line. Maybe the teardrop has the title (509) now . Only use Hilander on very short trips. When we take trips into the mountains we use the Tundra alot easier on my nerves . But always use anti sway/WD hitch.GBA!!SVJ Hilander is v6 with 4wd.
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Kathleen
I like the canned ham look better than the traditional look, but was worried about the dropped floor and my knees and liked the extra storage the 150 had.  I would of bought a 155XL as is the same inside as the 150.  My credit Union wanted the seller to come to the office to fill out the sell papers as he was a private seller.  Which of course the seller wasn't interested in doing as he was about 4 hrs away.  I don't blame him.  I wanted to finance with my credit union.  The main reason I liked the trailer was the stained glass window on the door.  The red and pewter would of clashed with my truck.  I am happy with my 150.  I like that there is not alot of them in the groups.  Like being different.  I did let a lady on one of the FB group know about it.  She was looking for a 166, so I let her know about the XL as has the same floor plan just smaller and lighter.  She ended up buying it.  Happy for her.
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fireblot
When I'm towing, I wish I had a 509........when I'm camping, I wish I had a 290......... when I'm sitting in a lawn chair admiring my camper, I wish I had a restored 1960 Shasta Airflyte 16.  I'm conflicted!
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