Quick Question about Towing - Fiberglass RV


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Old 06-22-2015, 11:50 PM   #1
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Quick Question about Towing

Hello Everyone. I am new here. I am happy to be here. I am looking for something that can be towed by my 2012 Honda Civic. Does anyone have any suggestions?

The lighter the better? Or should I just forget it?

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Old 06-23-2015, 01:30 AM   #2
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Welcome to the site. What does your manual say about towing specs? I've had a few Civics over the years and personally, I wouldn't use that for any TT.
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Old 06-23-2015, 02:31 AM   #3
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Hi, MaryKay,
Welcome to Eggland.
You need to go look at trailers and figure out the one you want. That could take a while. Tow vehicles are plentiful but fiberglass trailers, not so much. Your Civic is unlikely to work but that's all right. By the time you decide on a trailer, you will want something that can tow it.
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Old 06-23-2015, 04:58 AM   #4
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welcome! When I first became interested in Egg Campers I had a Honda Civic. The manual then stated DO NOT TOW! Those small vehicles are not made to handle it. Now, there are some members here who tow with a Honda CRV and love it. That vehicle is made differently. But me personally, I would never tow one of these Egg's with a Civic or similar vehicle.
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Old 06-23-2015, 05:33 AM   #5
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Hello Everyone. I am new here. I am happy to be here. I am looking for something that can be towed by my 2012 Honda Civic. Does anyone have any suggestions?

The lighter the better? Or should I just forget it?

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My suggestion is to attend the Scamp Camp in February held at Highland Hammocks, FL. There is a nice couple there who has towed a Boler 13 with a Honda Fit.
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Old 06-23-2015, 06:50 AM   #6
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If you can't upgrade your vehicle and you still want to travel with something and it doesn't have to be a molded fiberglass, you might look at motorcycle trailers and utilitoy which might be light enough.

Oh, I thought of something that is molded fiberglass and light: Roughneck Adventure Trailer - Compact Expedition Trailer - Outdoor Sports Cargo Camper a teardrop of sorts.
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:42 AM   #7
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Thanks for all the answers

Thank you Dave, Honda, Cathi, Cathy and Don for your great answers. I will check out the Scamp Camp Honda03824. I have come to realize that I simply need more information about tiny campers. And Cathi, I think you are right about finding the trailer first and then the tow car.
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:46 AM   #8
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I am a big fan of towing with a car because they work so well.

In many locations, generally speaking, the Civic is a top rated tow vehicle but one must beware the connection hardware and set up needs to be appropriate for the trailer size and weight.

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Old 06-23-2015, 07:53 AM   #9
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Thanks MC1, my civic is not diesel so I had better choose a camper first and then the vehicle.
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Good day MK. Diesels are nice for towing but the gas powered cars work well too.
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Old 06-23-2015, 10:19 AM   #11
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You're probably looking at something more like a micro trailer, such as a mini-teardrop. Anything more than that likely exceeds your towing capacity. BTW, just because the manual gives you a maximum capacity doesn't mean it's enjoyable to tow something at the max weight. Good luck!
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It's always nice to have some cushion (spare tow capacity) when towing. That way, one is not on the ragged edge and taking chances. (Been there, done that, was lucky.)
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Old 06-23-2015, 11:09 AM   #13
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Thanks to info & advice from this website we purchased a 13' Scamp to pull with our Honda CR-V & it works great, but wouldn't want to use anything smaller. (The Scamp 13' is very light). We may trade with a friend for a Honda Odyssey to have more storage space & more power of we go out west & through mountains. Good luck!
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Old 06-23-2015, 02:49 PM   #14
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Towing can be safe only if you do not exceed the towing capacity of your vehicle.
Trying to tow with a Honda Fit or Civic can be hazardous to your health.
The expression "tail wagging the dog" describes the situation when you take a sub-compact, lightweight vehicle with an engine designed for maximum MPG and ask it to do something any engineer would caution against ever attempting.
Just because someone else has done it does not make it safe or right.

Select the travel trailer that works for you and then trade in that fine Honda subcompact automobile on something with the correct towing capacity to do the job safe and right....don't be a fool trying to push the envelope.

Happy and safe camping!
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