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Old 02-15-2014, 10:46 AM   #43
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Mu current combo is a 2003 subaru forester with a 13' Burro. That's been working great. This year I'm going to upgrade the car to a new Outback, I think - the Burro is going to be well within the Outback's tongue weight/tow capacity numbers.

If I were going to get a significantly bigger trailer I'd be looking at probably either the Toyota or the Honda SUVs, depending on the size of the trailer.
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:27 PM   #44
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The current Outback (since '12?, '13 for sure) is equipped with a continuously variable transmission. We traded our older Outback for '13 last summer and are thrilled with the way it tows our 13 ft Trillium (about 1600-1700lbs, loaded). Friends with a '13 Outback are very happy with how it tows their 4500 Trillium.
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Old 02-15-2014, 06:31 PM   #45
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Mary, that is good to know about the Outback. I like a manual transmission but have heard decent things about the CVT. Well, I guess manual vs auto is another discussion for probably about three dozen previous threads.
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Old 02-21-2014, 07:54 AM   #46
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One of my reasons for my Scamp was its weight is under maximum towing capability of my Jeeps. . I'm not going to recommend "just get vehicle X" I don't know really what your needs are. My main TV is a Jeep Unlimited 05 not the most efficiency vehicle but it is what I want /need. I was not going to buy a new TV just for a RV.
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Old 03-17-2014, 01:27 PM   #47
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I'm towing my 13' Scamp with an '03 Jeep Wrangler. I chose that trailer specifically for the weight (~1500 pounds) because it was the best looking camper it could safely tow. No trailer brakes either. The Jeep handles it pretty well.
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Old 03-17-2014, 03:06 PM   #48
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Old 06-29-2015, 10:52 AM   #49
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2010 Toyota Corolla has worked great for us was purchased new from dealer with full tow package at the time. Lots of extras but we paid for them you know how ordering a custom car is LOL
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Old 06-29-2015, 11:02 AM   #50
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Only problem we had was the Toyota module did not have a dedicated power connection so it over heated and caught fire while loading the car one night, we had an extinguisher so all was fine but messy only the back wire was damaged and we still had trailer brakes thank god. Upgraded to a better module than the factory unit installed by our local RV dealer.


P.S just upgraded house battery to Optima D31M Blue top, hopping for longer life then the old 27; plus this battery is better at full drains than the old one with quicker charges according to the reviews online.
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Old 09-20-2015, 09:59 PM   #51
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Here's our tow rig/adventure vehicle:



it's a 1997 Ford E350 4x4 1-ton with a 7.3L Diesel. Fantastic van.
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Old 09-24-2015, 08:49 AM   #52
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It will work fine for a small trailer, but with the long overhang from the axle to where the hitch ball will sit ant tendency to sway will be amplified.
Loaded the large vans tend to have stability problems and have been safety issues with church and school vans for this reason.


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Old 09-24-2015, 09:22 AM   #53
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It's ok, it's lifted.
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Old 09-24-2015, 09:31 AM   #54
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From the Worst Vacation Ever thread. My main tow vehicle. We call it the Limo. Those are all my kids. My wife took the picture.

The firefly is my $300 daily driver. I call it the Metallic Smurf.
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Old 09-24-2015, 10:33 AM   #55
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder 4x4, Daily Driver, tows my Scamp 13, my 17 foot Boston whaler, and my flat bed trailer with quads.

1974 Ford Bronco 4x4, tows my 1943 Bantam military trailer and my 11 foot Boston Whaler

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2006 Jeep Liberty 4x4, Daily Driver, set up to tow any of the above trailers.

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Old 09-24-2015, 11:15 AM   #56
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If it's a new vehicle make sure you check the owners manual as well and don't rely on the salesperson

We looked at a 2013 Nissan for our Scamp 13..I didn't even want to drive it but sales was sure it could tow.. Said the shop pot hitches on them all the time.. I said it's not rated to tow.. He got the manual from the office and.. Not rated or recommended to tow

Sadly many trailer sales people will tell you your current vehicle will tow their trailer just fine and vehicle sales people will say people tow with these all the time

Your own research and safety threshold plus factoring in the safety of other people on the road are what you need to look at. I read an article the other day that 800 people a year are killed in the US from improper hitching. One of the things that bothers me about our Scamp is the lack of a safety breakaway switch on it.. Standard on our Casita.

I once read an article which claimed that more than 800 people per year are abducted by aliens!
(that's "sentient space beings" for Jerry Brown)

A breakaway switch is only $10 and 10 minutes work.
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