Originally Posted by Aaronn
Wonder if anyone noticed that I said "how this helps" when I meant "hope this helps". Lol cuz it cost so much (20k) to buy new lol. Love my scamp
tho!!!!!!!!!! But if you buy a 16 be prepared to put 14" tires
and get sway bar for safe tow on little truck for sure!!! Pls let me know if you feel the same cuz I was scared out of my head when it was swaying with 13ths....
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Dave has raised a good question regarding your tongue weight
. I pull a 16' side bath with no AC etc. and stock sized tires
. I pulled it for a number of years with a Subaru Outback and it was rock solid when towing in all sorts of crazy weather providing there is at least 10% of its total weight
on the tongue. Never felt I needed to add a anti sway bar to that set up - except when there was not enough tongue weight
My trailer is not dissimilar to yours although it does have a side bath but the issue with the layout is there is not a lot of storage ahead of the axle
and that can present problems if one is trying to balance the load of the trailer.
You might want to take your trailer to a scale and check its loaded weight as I suspect your underestimating its total loaded weight by a few hundred pounds. That does not sound like much but with our small trailers and tugs it can make a big difference to how it tows if we don't make sure what we have stored inside it is well balanced & the trailer is sitting level when hitched & there is enough weight on the tongue.
On my current sightly bigger tug I have actually had to drop the tongue down just a little to achieve a bit more weight again on the tongue as I have moved as much as I can around inside the trailer to get the tongue weight up. With the larger tug I have found it actually needs a bit more weight on the tongue (12% total weight) than the smaller one did to achieve a solid tow in all towing conditions.