Over the last 7 years we've towed a number of different fiberglass trailers, they all towed beautifully. For example, to me there's little difference between towing a Scamp
13 or Scamp
16, they have similar frontal areas and similar weights. Weight
is a factor on hills and frontal area is always a factor, most of the tow vehicle load is air resistance, I prefer the 16.
As to stability they are all stable if properly loaded. To me properly loading a trailer consists of keeping heavy items near or over the axle
(like canned goods, pots and pans) and light
things on the ends (like bedding and clothing). For a secondary part of the equation is proper inflation of tires
. We increase the cold inflation pressure of the tow vehicle tires
to higher than normal (our rears to 39 and fronts to 36 lbs). We also keep our trailer tires
at max 50 lbs.
We also minimize tongue weight
, we carry only one 20 lb propane
tank. Most of our years towing our tongue weight was limited to 220 lbs. This means we typically had a 7-8% tongue weight.
This was never a problem, in part because of our centered weight. During most of our years we have towed with an anti-sway bar because we think it might nice in emergency. For an anti-sway bar to work it most be appropriately tightened but not too tight.
We used to have a motorhome, my rule with the motorhome was no rapid steering maneuvers. To me the motorhome was much harder to drive than a small trailer. As a result I think the no rapid maneuvers rule has carried over to the trailer.
As well we're not high speed drivers when towing. Our trailer tires have a max speed of 65 mph stamped on them and we never go that fast. On Interstates we stay to the right and keep it at 62 mph.
As to 13 versus 16, we're on the road over 7 months a year. The bigger trailer provides more storage volume and a bathroom. Of course we love fiberglass trailers, they just last forever without too much work required, our son has a Scamp 13 that's 35 years old.