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Old 06-01-2016, 07:52 PM   #29
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I have a Trillium of 2200 ponds towed by a Subaru Outback 2,5l for thé last 3 year s and i expérienced no problems.
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Old 06-02-2016, 04:55 PM   #30
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It's all in the packing...heavy stuff in the back of the Subaru. From these discussions, I guess it is a moot point to consider adding a second propane tank to my Scamp's tongue...maybe that's why Subaru never responds to my online inquiries???
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Old 06-02-2016, 06:43 PM   #31
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Trailer brakes make all the difference.
What kind of brakes does the Scamp 13 deluxe have, or do you know?

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Old 06-02-2016, 06:47 PM   #32
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Found a Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2 T. Thoughts?

I saw some enthusiastic reviews on this site regarding the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2 t. I believe it has a towing capacity of 3500. The drawbacks are that it isn't 4 wh drive or AWD, and it doesn't have a huge amount of cargo space. I'll probably be packing quite a bit, and the dogs will be in the back seat.

I just talked to the sales person, and I found a good deal on a used 2013 that only has 30k miles.

Here's the link, if it posts:

http://www.hyundaitn.com/used/Hyunda...2038e13472.htm

Thoughts?

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Old 06-02-2016, 07:28 PM   #33
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Look at Ford Escape 2013+ with ecoboost 2.0 engine. Same 3500 towing capacity, but much cheaper with a lot of offers. Expect 2015 model with 20K miles for about $19K.

AWD is available too.
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Old 06-02-2016, 08:09 PM   #34
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I'm also thinking about a new/used tow vehicle, but I won't consider ANY 4 cylinder. If you're changing vehicles, why get something that may be a compromise. I'm starting my looking with 6 cylinders, and then checking the tow package, etc. Just saying...
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Old 06-02-2016, 08:50 PM   #35
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Look at Ford Escape 2013+ with ecoboost 2.0 engine. Same 3500 towing capacity, but much cheaper with a lot of offers. Expect 2015 model with 20K miles for about $19K.

AWD is available too.
Hmmmmmm

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Old 06-02-2016, 08:52 PM   #36
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I'm also thinking about a new/used tow vehicle, but I won't consider ANY 4 cylinder. If you're changing vehicles, why get something that may be a compromise. I'm starting my looking with 6 cylinders, and then checking the tow package, etc. Just saying...
Hi Triker,

I'm not changing vehicles; getting a new one. I'm just starting out in the Fiberglass camper world.

So, 6 cylinders, heh?

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Old 06-02-2016, 08:53 PM   #37
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I'm frustrated. I finally found a camper after tons of searching, but it seems like I'll never find the right towing vehicle!

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Old 06-02-2016, 09:05 PM   #38
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In addition to the 'real' weight of a trailer, the tongue weight (which is also commonly under estimated ) needs to be considered. I'm leaving the 4 cylinders behind, as I want to concentrate on safe and happy camping! Not whether I'm within towing capabilities.
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I'm frustrated. I finally found a camper after tons of searching, but it seems like I'll never find the right towing vehicle!

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In most cases F150 is the right towing vehicle. But it could be overkill for 13' camper :-)

I tow Scamp 16 with F150. Ford escape is my shopping cart and a tow for a small boat/utility trailer.
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In addition to the 'real' weight of a trailer, the tongue weight (which is also commonly under estimated ) needs to be considered. I'm leaving the 4 cylinders behind, as I want to concentrate on safe and happy camping! Not whether I'm within towing capabilities.
Ok, so I was looking at the Ford Escapes on Autotrader, and I ran into the same trouble I've been running into with all these vehicles, except for the Dodge Durango: It depends on the TRIM. A number of Ford Escapes are 2wd and only two 2000.



Sorry, I'm having a hard time finding the right vehicle, and I wish there were an easy fix.

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In most cases F150 is the right towing vehicle. But it could be overkill for 13' camper :-)

I tow Scamp 16 with F150. Ford escape is my shopping cart and a tow for a small boat/utility trailer.
Shopping cart, LOL.

Does F150 make an SUV? The problem is, it's so effing expensive!

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In most cases F150 is the right towing vehicle. But it could be overkill for 13' camper :-)

I tow Scamp 16 with F150. Ford escape is my shopping cart and a tow for a small boat/utility trailer.
Hi Sophapkin.

I really need an SUV.

I think I'm going to give up and go for something like Dodge Durango or Jeep Cherokee if I can find the right trim.

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