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Old 02-06-2015, 08:41 AM   #15
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Let us know if you find a way to get around the Importing question as it has been a topic here several times in the past, that of Canadians wanting to sell their rigs in the U.S., without a solution.
In one instance the unknowing buyer wound up having to scrap the trailer out for parts. In another case the local constabulary had to advise the sellers that they were about to embark into a crime.
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Old 02-06-2015, 09:05 AM   #16
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Just a thought, Pat... if the importing issue proves to be unresolvable, have you thought about arranging to have the trailer shipped to Ontario, or at least a place near the border? It would save the headache and wear-and-tear of a long, overweight tow. April would likely be a favorable time to bring a very nice trailer to market in Ontario. And you could relax and enjoy it until then.
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Old 02-06-2015, 09:11 AM   #17
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Yes, we cross the border frequently and a common question is are you leaving anything in the States. We have sold trailers to our US friends and even taken them across the border so they can check it out but are always very clear that they have to come back across the border to do the deal.
The border guards are very clear that as Canadians you cannot sell anything in the States.
We spoke to an American recently who bought a boat from a Canadian in the States. Of course when he went to license it he couldn't as didn't have the correct import forms. They all had to go back to the border to complete the deal (a few hours drive) and the Canadian apparently got a real going over as the guard had previoulsy asked 'do you plan to leave anything in the States'' and he had said no. The American was really worried he would loose the boat and the $20000 he paid.
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Old 02-06-2015, 10:22 AM   #18
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Looks like I'll be hauling it home , my Subaru is a 6 cylinder that has tow cap. of 3000. It has no trouble pulling the scamp , it just sways above 60 mph. And if I put my mountain bikes on the back of the scamp it sways above 55. Thanks much folks for all your help , good advice and keeping me out of trouble. Unless I find out a solution on the import stuff you can consider this trailer no longer for sale. I will keep you posted folks and thanks again!!!
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Old 02-06-2015, 11:43 AM   #19
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Looks like I'll be hauling it home , my Subaru is a 6 cylinder that has tow cap. of 3000. It has no trouble pulling the scamp , it just sways above 60 mph. And if I put my mountain bikes on the back of the scamp it sways above 55. Thanks much folks for all your help , good advice and keeping me out of trouble. Unless I find out a solution on the import stuff you can consider this trailer no longer for sale. I will keep you posted folks and thanks again!!!

Its unfortunate you needed to discover first hand why I have indicated here many many times - more than some here would like every time someone asks about towing the Subaru Outback that people should stick to a 13' not a 16'. The Subaru is capable of providing a real amazing solid tow but only if you have at least 10% of the total trailer weight on the tongue.

Having pulled thousands of miles with a Subaru Outback I would suggest there are few things you need to do in order to tow it home safely without the sway. Any yes as others have said as a Canadian registered trailer it does indeed need to go back to Canada in order for you to sell it. If you don't do that and sell it in the US the buyer will NEVER get it registered/plated in their name.

First off you need to get your tongue weight up to 10% of the total trailer weight (including the tongue). Yes some people tow with less than 10% on the tongue but they also don't often travel at over 55 mph. It unfortunate but with all the options you ordered the weight of your trailer is going to require you to put far more weight on the tongue than what the Subaru is rated for. If you weighed the trailer while it was still attached to the car its probable weighs closer or over the 2800lb range loaded - meaning you need 280lbs on the tongue in order to tow without sway at 65 mph. Or if it was unattached when you weighed it you will still need to put 260lbs on the tongue - which is 60lbs more than what the Outback is rated for.

Regardless in order to get it home safely you only have a few options.

The first thing I would do is loose the bikes off the back of the trailer. But them on the roof of the Outback or inside the trailer. Having that extra weight hanging off the back of the trailer is not helping your sway situation at all, especially with such a light tongue weight. Putting them on the roof of the Outback is the best option as that will reduce the overall weight of the trailer and result in a reduction of how much you will need to go over the Subaru's tongue weight capacity to obtain a solid tow.

I would also go through the trailer and look at what other items I have packed that are low usage but adding weight and have a garage sale where I was. You would be surprised at how much all those small items add up to weight wise.

If you are not carrying any rear passengers or cargo in the rear of the car you should be just fine towing it home with another 40lbs of weight on the tongue in order to get it closer to the 10% rule.

Your other option is to travel at 55mph or below. Keep in mind if you have the stock tires on the trailer they are not rated for above 65mph regardless. You may also want to take a look at the load rating on them as your Scamp sounds like it may be on the heavier side, so speed may not be in your best interest either way.
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Why not just get a sway control bar installed at camping world?


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Old 02-09-2015, 02:47 PM   #21
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Used once, finished in oak, with almost all available options offered by scamp. Sitting with me here in Florida right now on its maiden voyage. 20,500 us dollars. Like new, which it basically is!!
Hi - I live in Ontario and would be quite interested in your trailer if it happens to make its way back here.
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Old 02-10-2015, 01:17 PM   #23
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Great!
When you get a chance would you mind sharing some photos and providing a list of the options included with this trailer.
Thanks, Mike
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