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Old 06-25-2015, 04:55 PM   #29
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It the OP were thinking of replacing the Civic with something else in a year or two, it would be simple to pick out something with a higher tow rating and combine it with just about any FG trailer desired.

If the plan is to keep the Civic for many years, there are some lightweight popups under 1000 lbs. Aliner used to make an Alite 400 (available on the used market), and the larger Scout could also work. RollAHome in Hobart OK makes a nifty tent camper that weighs less than 400 lbs. So even if the OP did not feel comfortable with the weight of an egg, there are some ways to get out there camping and make some memories.
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Old 06-25-2015, 05:26 PM   #30
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Thanks Bob. Any discussion about tow vehicles usually goes sideways -- no idea why. The numbers are the numbers. Not rocket science.


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Old 06-25-2015, 05:46 PM   #31
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Oh boy......so much fun here!!

I belong to a BMW Motorcycle forum, and this thread (can I tow a ??? with a ???) reminds me of the BMW forum question, "Which oil should I use in my BMW motorcycle?" That starts an instant war, like throwing gas on a campfire! Everyone starts citing their experiences with such-and-such a bike all the way back to when they were kids, then they bring in the oil tech data sheets, BMW recommendations and oil industry literature, the oil their dealer/friend/cousin/shade-tree mechanic uses.....so much data, then so much emotion!! Everyone defending their position.

But, I have to say that this FGRV forum is much more polite and family-rated!!

I appreciate one member of the motorcycle forum who sums it up simply as this:


Good oil is better than bad oil.
New Oil is better than old oil.
Some oil is better than no oil.

Maybe someone can think of a corollary for "What can I pull with my ????"

Speaking of that.....anybody know if I can pull a 19' Scamp Deluxe with my BMW 1100 cc motorcycle.....LOL!!!!

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Sure, you can tow a 19' with your motorcycle! Just screw the ball into the top of your helmet, strap the brake controller to your forearm, and you're ready to roll! Neck brace is optional.
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Old 06-25-2015, 08:23 PM   #33
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Talking Quick question about towing

Mike:

But do you think it'll reduce my gas mileage??

Maybe here's a corollary for the BMW oil thread I mentioned earlier, applied to TVs and RVs, sort of "the universal truth" related to towing:

1. A running tow vehicle can pull an RV better than a broken tow vehicle.

2. A large tow vehicle (heavy frame and large displacement engine) can generally pull more than a small tow vehicle.

3. Under the right conditions, any tow vehicle can pull any RV. (Those conditions may include utter disregard for engine life, transmission life, frame life, safety, manufacturer recommendations, state laws, tire load or gravity).

Have a good one!
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