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Old 10-28-2012, 08:37 PM   #15
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:58 PM   #16
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Hello and welcome to the site! I also am a newbie but feel I have conquered Mt Everest after just returning from my first "real" trip with myLite House, Miss Daisy. I pulled her over a thousand miles through the highest and most winding of the Ozarks in Northern Arkansas and on I-40, as well, at 60-70 mph from central Oklahoma). I pulled her with my Ford Escape,no extra anything except for the safety chains and a lock on the hitchhiker connector to lock it on ball. I know my husband had trailer brakes and sway bar on his truck when pulling our big camping trailer, but this little baby camper follows like a well trained puppy without. I had no problems with sway, even with 18 wheelers on 40 sometimes going around me. As anyone who travels I40 know how rough it is in Oklahoma and parts of Ark but other than my curtains coming down, no problems inside. This was my first trip alone and perhaps I had beginners luck,but I had no problem - except for being afraid of heights, which I think I came close to conquering between Clinton Ark and Mountain View then on to Melbourne (against the advice of my GPS) which advices much longer route - which actually would have probably taken less time, but I would have misused the beautiful fall colors! Anyway, Richard, do you have a "new" Lite House?? Are they making them again?? Mine is a 1995 model. Would love to see pics! I LOVE my baby camper and had people coming up at Rest areas and at campground asking about it and admiring it. Great to know someone else has one. I am still working through battery/solar panel/electric and a Senior member was kindly helping me with that when I went offline for a while, but used converter with electric and all went well - now hope to get back to learning about the other.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:59 PM   #17
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Note: I WAS NOT driving 60-70 through those Ozarks where signs with squiggles abounded with 25 mph/30 mph limits!! :0
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:41 AM   #18
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Richard, my wife and I just returned from a trip pulling a 13ft perris pacer with my 1986 cj7 jeep inline 6cy....with no sway bar nor brakes and have had no problems. My tow vehicle is a 5 spd stick and works just great. I do have to admit my wife is very jealous, as we just saw for the first time a little joe (which i believe replaced the litehouse) and she now wants to look for one of them....Please share some pics. by the way my trailer was just weighed and was 1500 lbs with a tongue weight of 220.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:35 PM   #19
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Richard, my wife and I just returned from a trip pulling a 13ft perris pacer with my 1986 cj7 jeep inline 6cy....with no sway bar nor brakes and have had no problems. My tow vehicle is a 5 spd stick and works just great. I do have to admit my wife is very jealous, as we just saw for the first time a little joe (which i believe replaced the litehouse) and she now wants to look for one of them....Please share some pics. by the way my trailer was just weighed and was 1500 lbs with a tongue weight of 220.
Alan:

Wow you are right!
The Little Joe looks exactly like Lite House!!!

Lite House weighs 960 empty, and 85 on hitch..

I also have a 5 speed stick in the Comanche.
Did you ever use the 5th gear?

No sway you say. Fantastic!

Tell your wife to keep nagging you about the Little Joe.

It looks nice.

with kindest regards,
Richard
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:32 PM   #20
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I have a 91 Comanche the only problem for mine is not heavy in rear for braking in wet pavement, I've been pushed threw a fast changing traffic light on a down hill in rain/oil wet pavement pulling a 14 ft boat/ gear about the same as your towing. tow wise I've seen one pulling a 3500+ boat down the road. the Comanche needs some weight in the bed from my experiences, I've pulled my 16 ft Pontoon boat to relocate not launch it. I'm using a 05 Wrangler LJ to tow 16ft Scamp Deluxe. My Comanche gets better gas mileage than my Wrangler and my 90 XJ was getting better mileage towing a trailer than a some one I talked to pulling a small sailboat with a Liberty???
As Ms F Knowles said trailer brakes
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:30 PM   #21
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I previously pulled a Scamp 13 with an 07 Jeep JK 2-door. It had the 3.8 which I was not impressed with but it did fine pulling the Scamp. I did have trailer brakes, which I am an advocate for. Hitching up was a little bit of a pain due to the spare tire on the back of the Jeep. I think the Jeep Liberty and the Wrangler are great for the extremely small campers. I'm not sure what your tow rating is but mine was 2000lbs for the 2-door JK with a 4.10.

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