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Do you have to turn off the parking/reverse assist sensors (can’t remember the system official name) when towing?
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.
 

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Do you have the same problem as me with the hitch constantly scrapping on a semi steep slope?
yes- fortunately I live in South Florida so it rarely happens here. But this summer I scraped it in Maryland and North Carolina constantly.
 

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I don't have a Carnival yet, but I have it's predecessor, the Sedona. My '16 Sedona tows pretty well. My previous tow vehicle was an '07 Subaru Tribeca, and the Sedona tows better than that, likely due to the longer wheelbase.

I have an enclosed 6' tall 5x10 utility trailer. When loaded to the gills with 3,000 lbs (or slightly more), my mileage drops to 12-14 at 70-75 mph (from 24-26 when not towing). I think most of that drop is due to wind resistance from the trailer. Slower speeds get better mpg, but I don't have the patience to drive slow.

The Carnival has an additional 14 hp and 9 ft-lbs of torque over mine, so I would guess it would take a little less of a hit to mpg.
 

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Anybody towed close to the 3,500 limit yet? I am renting a travel trailer that weighs 2,800 pounds so expect I’ll be over 3,000 with all our stuff. Curious how well my Carnival will handle the weight.
 
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