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Old 08-12-2015, 12:44 PM   #15
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I have easily towed a 2001 16footer Scamp with a series of Subarus (4 cyl) the latest being a 2010 Forester.I do not have a shower ,air, or toilet. Sometimes I don't feel the tow at all and I get 18 to 20 mpg.
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Old 08-12-2015, 02:18 PM   #16
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Here we go again...pushing the limits!

Not a bad idea to stay under the maximums.

Allow a 20% safety margin.
Always install a brake controler.
I recommend weight distribution when towing.

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Old 08-12-2015, 02:48 PM   #17
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Old 08-12-2015, 03:28 PM   #18
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20% Margin ??Rule?

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Here we go again...pushing the limits!

Not a bad idea to stay under the maximums.

Allow a 20% safety margin.
I recommend weight distribution when towing.
Can't resist.... My 2004 Honda CRV owned for 10 years, with 250,000 miles driven all over North America multiple times.

It had 60% 'tested' margin. It was rated for 1500 lbs and towed 2400 lbs......

(For the non-math types 900 pound difference is 60% above 1500.) Of course it was 900 lbs under the European rating of 3300 lbs.)

20%?????
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Old 08-12-2015, 03:31 PM   #19
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Thank You Glen
That's a great analogy
My Dad never wore a seat belt, he said he was afraid of drowning in a accident. Other than that, a really great guy who was a smart as they came (in those daze)
But, he was a life long smoker, died at age 51 from cancer..... (Rim shot please!)
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Old 08-12-2015, 03:46 PM   #20
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Some folks are lucky, unless you calculate what all those cigs cost. Probably buy a brand new Escape or more. Mom smoked for 30 years, and died of cancer at 56. Not so lucky. Sure wish my kids knew her.
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Old 08-12-2015, 05:14 PM   #21
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Sometimes I don't feel the tow at all and I get 18 to 20 mpg.
I suggest you to NOT tow if you don't feel the tow...
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Old 08-12-2015, 05:30 PM   #22
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Looking to buy a 16' Scamp. I have a 2015 Subaru Outback 4 cyl. towing vehicle. It says that it can tow 2400 lbs. safely. Anyone out there know if that will be a problem?
I have the 2011 Outback with 4cyl and CVT it is rated for 2700 lbs....but....only 1350 lbs on long climbs at 104 degrees. (still 200 lb tongue weight though.) I have not looked at the 2015 manual but I would expect they have a similar exception. Better check the fine print in the manual before locking into a trailer. I am still not towing the fiberglass trailer yet with mine, but will find out soon enough how well it will do. For me, I have big climbs if I head pretty much any direction in 1-4 hours of travel, so I am going to try to stay close to the 1350, all up, if possible.

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Old 08-12-2015, 05:37 PM   #23
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Hmmm.... The actual weight of an HC-1 is hard to guess because it will vary so much depending on what boxes (excuse me "Modules") you put inside. But that said, I don't think that there is any way you will ever be close to that 1350 number going down the road. Let us know what you know about it's predicted dry weight.


And thank you for giving Subaru credit for knowing what their vehicles are safe towing.
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Old 08-12-2015, 05:43 PM   #24
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HC1

1100 lbs. dry weight without cubes but with battery and controller, per the brochure and meeting with designer. 12 lbs per cube. Personal gear. Hoping for no more than 1500 lbs. total. (which would mean packing very light). If the Subaru does not work out (which my adult daughter is really hoping for) we will have to consider a different vehicle more appropriate for towing. I will let everyone know how we do as I will be picking it up soon.
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Old 08-12-2015, 05:52 PM   #25
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I always puzzle when someone provides such nice round numbers. Let us know how it works out at delivery, many are wanting to know.


Where are you located in CA?
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Old 08-12-2015, 06:05 PM   #26
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Rounding

Let's hope that Subaru rounded down, and that the HC1 folks rounded up. (probably wishful thinking)

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I always puzzle when someone provides such nice round numbers.
I often wondered the same thing about auto companies in North America. Why is it all mini vans have a 3,500lb tow rating??

Why is it most cars have a 1,000lb tow rating especially when many of them do so well at towing a whole lot more??????????
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I often wondered the same thing about auto companies in North America. Why is it all mini vans have a 3,500lb tow rating??

Why is it most cars have a 1,000lb tow rating especially when many of them do so well at towing a whole lot more??????????
"You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time." Some do see reality.
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