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June 27, 2016
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Eric95070
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We are Eric and Lisa. We’re prospective owners. This will be our first trailer purchase. We like the 176s, 177se, or 180r. Tow vehicle is a 2014 Toyota 4Runner (5000 lb tow cap). The birch interior is beautiful! I joined the group in order to get a better grasp of customer satisfaction and build quality before purchasing. So far I have read some fantastic experiences on other sites, and some very concerning experiences. My research has shown this as par for the course for any trailer built by any manufacturer.

June 27, 2016
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Eric95070 said
We are Eric and Lisa. We’re prospective owners. This will be our first trailer purchase. We like the 176s, 177se, or 180r. Tow vehicle is a 2014 Toyota 4Runner (5000 lb tow cap). The birch interior is beautiful! I joined the group in order to get a better grasp of customer satisfaction and build quality before purchasing. So far I have read some fantastic experiences on other sites, and some very concerning experiences. My research has shown this as par for the course for any trailer built by any manufacturer.  

Eric and Lisa,

Welcome to the White Water Retro forums!

I Hope you end up making a purchase on a White Water Retro. There is not a lot information about these trailers on the internet thats actually why I created these forums. The birch interior really is amazing it’s almost like staying inside a cozy little wood cabin! You should be able to tow your Retro with your Toyota 4runner. I tow our White Water Retro 181 with our Nissan Pathfinder which is a mid size SUV as well. I do have a slight advantage that my SUV came with a limited edition v8 engine in it which does help me towing up the hills. I did run into another problem where the tongue weight of the trailer was crushing down my rear suspension so I had to add air bags to my Pathfinder. This is more or less Nissan lying about the real tongue weight capacity of the vehicle and putting soft of springs in the rear. Luckily installing the air bags was easy and greatly improved my towing experience and over all driving experience when I’m not towing as well.

Heres a picture to show you how it looks towing with a mid size SUV.

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June 29, 2016
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We are pulling our 2016 177-SE with a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport-turbo. The Santa Fe has a 3500 lb towing weight, and we use load stabilizer bars to level the car out. No problem pulling it, tows really well. We are really happy with everything about it.

September 25, 2016
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Eric95070 said
We are Eric and Lisa. We’re prospective owners. This will be our first trailer purchase. We like the 176s, 177se, or 180r. Tow vehicle is a 2014 Toyota 4Runner (5000 lb tow cap). The birch interior is beautiful! I joined the group in order to get a better grasp of customer satisfaction and build quality before purchasing. So far I have read some fantastic experiences on other sites, and some very concerning experiences. My research has shown this as par for the course for any trailer built by any manufacturer.  

Hi Eric and Lisa,

 I was wondering if you ended up purchasing a White Water Retro and how you like it? 

September 25, 2016
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We have really enjoyed our Retro.  I pray you folks have a lot of safe fun.

September 25, 2016
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hello….  I bought my brother’s 2009 GMC 1500. I was originally going to tow it with my KIA (hahhahaaa lol) Sorento. I decided no way, no tow package, etc.  This is the first time I have ever owned a trailer and I wanted to be as safe as I could be (for me). It is so interesting to see what people pull their trailers with and I am not just talking about our RETRO trailers. I was not shopping for a trailer, I just happened to be at an RV show and saw these trailers. Almost a year later I bought one, it was time.

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