Originally Posted by BernieK
I'm looking for a lightweight trailer I can pull with my Honda Element, which is limited to 1,500 lb towing capacity. I understand the Hunter and Trails West
are among the lightest trailers out there. I also like the pop up tops for added head room. I'm in Kentucky, I know it will be tough to find one close by, but keeping my fingers crossed!
Oh, I've seen the post for one in Marquette MI, but hoping to find one a little closer to me. Also, it is fine if it is in rough shape, I plan to completely renovate it.
My Honda Element has no problems pulling the Trails West
. It follows nicely.
But heads up on one aspect of renovating a Trails West that I have discovered. There are 8 different shapes of seals and gaskets that were used in the sliding windows
. You won't be able to find exact replacements for most of them and would have to be very creative to sort that out or else be prepared to exchange the windows
for more recently made ones. The few replacement gaskets you can find are fairly expensive. That means a cost adding up to much more than $100.00 per sliding window to get them in good shape again. It is probably worth investing that money in replacement sliding windows
of a more modern style that are not as prone to leaks
and still have replacement seals and gaskets available.
Fortunately so far the windows are the only problem of its type I have had in renovating a Trails West. Everything else is easy to solve for finding replacement materials.