Front wheel drive, rear wheel drive, all wheel drive, and weight-distributing hitches - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV

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Old 04-26-2011, 09:04 PM   #15
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I'm not saying that anyone should do something unsafe or anything that is beyind their comfort zone... but most of these trailers are very light weight. This is the kind of conversation that people towing 5,000+ pound trailers ought to be having. Some FGRVs are a little on the heavy side, but my Scamp 13 is about 1,200 pounds (closer to 1,400 pounds loaded) and is easily pulled by almost any 4 cylinder car. If a vehicle is damaged by towing a 1,400 pound trailer, then it is simply not a very well designed vehicle. I believe the Astro van uses a TurboHydromatic 350 tranny, or one of its close relatives. It shouldn't even notice a 1,400 pound trailer behind it. I've got a 7 passenger Chevy van, and I certainly wouldn't think twice about hauling 6 of my 200 pound buddies and myself (1,400 pounds). Come to think of it, I don't even think about hauling my 6,000 pound boat... even though the van has well over 200,000 miles on it.

Hauling the Scamp with that van would be overkill. That's why I haul it with my Scion xD with a 1.8 liter 128 horsepower engine. Front wheel drive... they only sell the AWD version overseas. They also sell it with a turbodiesel in Europe...

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