[QUOTE=Rebecca3;579882]I will be towing with a 2008 Subaru Outback 4 cyl (114K miles), which runs well, and have purchased a 2012 Scamp
16 with A/C. Scamp
dealer said I should be OK. Car rating is 2700 lbs, 200 on the hitch. I'll be picking it up by myself and will ensure it is as empty as possible so I can get an idea of how it'll all work. I have to tow it home first (about 700 miles). Then I will use the trailer for 3 month volunteer jobs at wildlife refuges. I started out shopping for Scamp
13s but ended up with a 16, which I think will work better for my type of use, plus I can get a different tow vehicle down the road if I need/want to.
I have never towed before and am watching all kinds of youtube videos to learn to tow. I'm having elect. and a brake controller installed this week. Will pick up the trailer in 2 weeks. I'm not sure how to use the brake so will research this...
Should I take it to a nearby RV dealership first to have them look over the hitch and setup before I leave the seller area? The seller said she'd take it in before I get there to be sure the tires
are inflated properly.
I'll try to avoid rush hour traffic in any cities on the way... I will take my time and go slowly and carefully.
Anything else I should think about?[/QUOTE
We us a WD system with a sway bar they have models made for your size of trailer and they really help. The equalizer style is easyer as you can leave it hooked up while backing up.
Also consider having them check the trailers tires
as they maybe car tires
or just old. ST r Special trailer radials are made for the job at hand but not all will agree with purchasing the correct tire type. Include a new spare tire in your purchase