Towing 13' from PA to Western NC - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-30-2013, 11:02 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
floyd's Avatar
 
Name: Floyd
Trailer: 2004 13 ft Scamp Custom Deluxe
IllAnnoy
Posts: 6,050
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eddie Longest View Post
N.C. titles as well as Pa. titles need to be notarized, if you pick it up on a weekend that may be an issue. Also check with your DMV rep. about a trip permit instead of tags to get it home. Verify this info. on their DMV web sites.

Eddie
Since, as I understand it, N.C. doesn't issue titles on cars and light trucks over ten years old, do they issue titles on trailers over 10 year old? Or even 9 year old trailers as in this case?
__________________

__________________
floyd is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 08:49 AM   #16
Junior Member
 
BrendaLeeFree's Avatar
 
Name: Brenda
Trailer: Scamp
Pennsylvania
Posts: 26
Thanks Carol - I'm excited! I just had the electric brake controller installed. We are actually purchasing a 2011 Scamp from VA this weekend and are leaving to pick it up on Saturday morning, I'm pumped!

I did get RV insurance for a whopping $35/year. PA told me they just need the signed title and the Trailer when we register it. VA, where we are buying it, we need to pick up a 3 day transit pass before we pick it up. Pain in the butt with their hours and locations...
__________________

__________________
BrendaLeeFree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 09:00 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
frank_a's Avatar
 
Name: Frank
Trailer: 2012 ParkLiner #006
New York
Posts: 2,204
Couple of comments on this thread.

Yes Bob, I have been known to use a trailer plate from one of my three trailer to go get another one. In all theb years I have been towing trailers, I only once got stopped, did not have current registration, was very pleasant to the officer, and got off with a warning.

Brenda, I'd like to know more about how your brake controller got installed in the Subaru. Did whoever did it show you?

In regards to our Subaru motor self-destroying itself, it is what it is. I am a meticulous vehicle owner. You might say all my vehicles are spoiled. I've been a car and truck buff all my life, and am fastidious about maintenance. We never had any warning the motor was about to implode, it just did. In all my 45 years of driving, I have never had anything like that happen. It still amazes me and ticks me off at the same time. Grrrrr. We almost sold the Outback right after it happened, but I am now determined to drive it forever, just out of spite!

Frank
__________________
frank_a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 09:03 AM   #18
Junior Member
 
BrendaLeeFree's Avatar
 
Name: Brenda
Trailer: Scamp
Pennsylvania
Posts: 26
Hi Frank,

I'm sorry that you had that happen to you, but fluky things do happen, and that sounds fluky! Sometimes it doesn't matter how greatly you care for something, if it's defective, it will break. Cars weren't meant to run forever.

My favorite mechanic installed it and walked me through how to use it and test it.
__________________
BrendaLeeFree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 09:05 AM   #19
Junior Member
 
BrendaLeeFree's Avatar
 
Name: Brenda
Trailer: Scamp
Pennsylvania
Posts: 26
What is the recommend hitch clearance for the 13' scamp? I want to know if I should swap out my traditional 2" ball for one that goes up instead of down from the hitch...
__________________
BrendaLeeFree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 09:11 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
frank_a's Avatar
 
Name: Frank
Trailer: 2012 ParkLiner #006
New York
Posts: 2,204
Thanks Brenda. I'm not sure at this point if the Outback will ever get used to pull anything with electric brakes. We do use it once in a while to tow our (lovingly maintained!) classic boat, but that has hydraulic brakes, and just uses a standard 4 pin connector.

We keep looking at bigger FG RV's, like the 17' Casita Spirit Deluxe and figure we're going to get something with 4500-5200 tow capacity, and factory installed 7 pin stuff, like my current wimpy 4 cyl truck came with. That's what we use to pull our old Sunline T-1550 with electric brakes. The brakes are great too, they help slow the truck down!

Good luck!

Frank
__________________
frank_a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 09:15 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
frank_a's Avatar
 
Name: Frank
Trailer: 2012 ParkLiner #006
New York
Posts: 2,204
Generally you can flip ball mounts. They work as well up as down!

Each vehicle and each trailer is unique. Folks here can probably point you in an approximate direction, but basically you want the trailer to be level when you're hooked up behind the TV.

What I've done with trailers I just picked up is stop by Tractor Supply and they let me try out different combinations till I get the right one. Of course, you need the tools to swap balls and all.

Good luck!

Frank

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrendaLeeFree View Post
What is the recommend hitch clearance for the 13' scamp? I want to know if I should swap out my traditional 2" ball for one that goes up instead of down from the hitch...
__________________
frank_a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 09:22 AM   #22
Senior Member
 
Name: Mon
Trailer: 13' 2008 Scamp...YAY!
Missouri
Posts: 177
13" Scamp. 18 inches from the ground to the top of the ball. That's what my manual says, anyway.

When I bought my Scamp from Montana, the seller was kind enough to go to their DMV and pick up a transport tag for me. No big thing. I paid her the $7 the tag cost and we placed it RIGHT where they said to put it.

MT to MO, no problems.

Mon
__________________
monB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 09:29 AM   #23
Junior Member
 
BrendaLeeFree's Avatar
 
Name: Brenda
Trailer: Scamp
Pennsylvania
Posts: 26
Mon and Frank - Thanks! I just found the info about 18". I'll have to flip the mount and adjust the ball and measure...Hoping it provides enough clearance so I don't have a buy a different one. Thankfully it was on $26 if I can't find the receipt.
__________________
BrendaLeeFree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 09:34 AM   #24
Senior Member
 
frank_a's Avatar
 
Name: Frank
Trailer: 2012 ParkLiner #006
New York
Posts: 2,204
I have enough of them now (3) that up or down I can cover most anything. Last one I got for the Subaru to tow the boat is unbelievably heavy, being a high rise made out of solid steel! Most ball mounts are heavy duty steel tubing.

It pays to buy a wrench for the ball nut too, and a big pair of channel locks to hold the ball in place while you tighten the nut.

Frank
__________________
frank_a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 10:06 AM   #25
Junior Member
 
BrendaLeeFree's Avatar
 
Name: Brenda
Trailer: Scamp
Pennsylvania
Posts: 26
I've read that one with a lot of rise, it will hold less weight, it this true?
__________________
BrendaLeeFree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 10:12 AM   #26
Senior Member
 
frank_a's Avatar
 
Name: Frank
Trailer: 2012 ParkLiner #006
New York
Posts: 2,204
I think so Brenda, if this last one we bought is any example. Instead of being made out of tubular steel, it is 2" square steel stock, and rated for some amazing # of pounds. I assume they had to use solid steel to get that rating. Stupid thing is ridiculously heavy!

Frank
__________________
frank_a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 10:50 AM   #27
Senior Member
 
Roy in TO's Avatar
 
Name: Roy
Trailer: 1972 boler American and 1979 Trillium 4500
Ontario
Posts: 4,954
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrendaLeeFree View Post
I just found the info about 18". I'll have to flip the mount and adjust the ball and measure...Hoping it provides enough clearance so I don't have a buy a different one.
Also consider the weight of the tongue will drop the ball height an inch or two on most vehicles. So you can be a bit higher but not much because you want to tow with your tongue level or slightly down. Tongue up is not a good thing, nor way down. In other words, you have a bit of wiggle room.
__________________

__________________
Roy in TO is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2012 Western Adventure hellsbay Camping, Campout Reports 11 12-27-2012 01:21 PM
Nice campgrounds near Western Pa? Bill in Pittsburgh General Chat 5 12-10-2012 11:06 PM
Wanted 16' Scamp - Western US Yammee Wanted: Molded Fiberglass Travel Trailers 4 09-29-2011 06:12 PM
South Western B.C. Meet Doug Mager Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 56 06-02-2007 10:49 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.