Anyone have experiences with towing? I took out the boat for the first time Saturday! Not bad, I'm guessing its a 2,000 lb boat package. Hitch receiver has a 12" rise.
Yes! You have to turn off active rear parking assist- otherwise the Carnival will slam on the brakes everytime you back up. The issue is - I occasionally forget to turn it back on.Nice!
Do you have to turn off the parking/reverse assist sensors (can’t remember the system official name) when towing?
Yep, here's what I would say:interesting! I am looking to tow a 14" bass boat but wasn't sure it was possible with such low clearance. any other cons to look out for?
i feel like i need to just buy a pickup LOLYep, here's what I would say:
- The low hanging hitch part sucks. I don't know why they couldn't have had it more integrated into the bumper instead of hanging completely below it. To get your trailer to be level, you will probably need to get a hitch receiver that adds 8-11" of lift; look at etrailer.com for the most options and pay attention to the weight limit of the receiver too.
- Most receivers also don't give you much room between the ball and the bumper; it was within like 1-2" in my test.
- Unfortunately, Kia also only equips the Carnival with a 4-wire setup, even though the Telluride gets a 7-wire. Therefore, you have no trailer braking capability so you are reliant on your trailer having surge brakes or you're counting on the van's brakes to do all the braking, which is risky.