Towed a Wide Trailer, Happy Scamp isn't - Fiberglass RV

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Old 10-09-2012, 11:28 AM   #1
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Smile Towed a Wide Trailer, Happy Scamp isn't

I rented a U-Haul Auto Transport Trailer (Empty weight: 2,210 lbs.) last week to take to Clovis, NM to pickup a VW Baja Bug I was buying. 600 mile round trip.

It has been a long time since I've towed anything as wide, sure needed to watch in traffic & on the road more to make sure the trailer didn't hit anything.

Gotten spoiled with the Scamp being nice & narrow.

It was a marathon 601 mile drive to Clovis, NM & back. We rented the car carrier & left the U-Haul place at 9 am; got to Clovis around 2 pm or so. Left Clovis at about 5:10 pm & got back home around 11:30 pm or so.

The Baja Bug is Far from finished, but hopefully, it want take too much more to get it finished. Has a lot of new parts as well as old parts. It may be a great buy, it might be a folly. Time will tell. It does have a molded fiberglass front (which tilts up), rear finders & the rear engine deck or cover.

My wife & I got it off the trailer & parked after getting it home. We also unloaded what was behind the front seats of the Ford F150 (our bags to do an overnight if we had to). In the house by 12:20 am. Not to shabby for a couple of Seniors. Ha!

I got the trailer back by 9 am the next morning as well.

Narrow is nice when towing, it reminded me.

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Old 10-09-2012, 07:38 PM   #2
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I got tired just reading your post Glad you got home safely, nice looking ride BTW!

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Old 10-09-2012, 07:49 PM   #3
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Quite the trip, Bug looks great.
Yes, I keep pondering a Bigfoot but the width always puts me off.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:11 PM   #4
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So long as you have good mirrors, trailer width should not be an issue. Yes, if you get "absent minded" at an inopportune time, you can bash the trailer on a gas station pump island (seen it done) but you do that with a smaller one too!

I love the increased floor space and roominess of my Bigfoot 21
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