Does anybody pull a 17' Casita with a Kia Sorento? We pick up our new Casita in a month and are concerned about a few things.
1) We had a class III hitch installed but it is mounted under the bumper and the top of the receiver as only 13 1/2" off the ground. On last TV was a Dodge Ram and the top of the receiver was 19" off the ground. Can you use the normal curt hitches with the normal friction type anti sway bar? Do they make those with the 2'',4",6' offsets to raise the Ball up?
2) Our Kia Sorento has the 3.3L V6 and AWD can tow #5,000 according to the owners manual but the maximum tongue weight is still #350. According to what I have read on the forum the tongue weight of our new Casita will probably be over that #365-#400. So does anybody know where the fresh water tank is located? Is it in front of the axle or behind it? If we add water to the fresh water tank does it increase or decrease the tongue weight? Has anybody mounted that "H" hitch under the Casita and used a cargo carrier in order to add weight to the rear to reduce the tongue weight?
3) On our last Casita back in 2013 we had the Dodge PU and used the Curt anti sway hitch with the two balls on it and the anti sway bar. It had one 2" ball to tow with and than the little bracket off to the side with the smaller ball for the flat hooking the anti sway bar. That worked fine back then but that Dodge PU was a lot bigger then our new 2018 Kia Sorento.
4) Has anybody using a Kia Sorento had any trouble opening the hatchback while still hooked up to the Casita? Does the hatchback clear the tongue jack sufficiently? Do you have a manual jack or electric?
Any responses would be appreciated.