[QU OTE=TonyD;523969]Hello Megan, I also have a Honda Element. How does it pull into a wind and a 6% grade.
TY Dianne and Tony.[/QUOTE]
Diane and Tony, I can't speak for the Honda Element it seems kind of small to me but what happened to me is that my compact Jr was said to wait 880 pounds when I bought it but in actuality its dry weight
without any goods in it was about 1350 pounds. you can wear your trailer by pulling into a truck weigh station when its closed and often you can see the gauge if you just pull your trailer on to it.
at any rate I pulled my compact Jr up the steep grades on the southern end of the Grand Tetons without any problem but I did go slowly. The wind Does catch the trailer especially if a big truck goes by but the trailer will rock and not much else. It's never gone out of control on me because of a wind. when I went up the Grand Tetons I was pulling either with my PT Cruiser or with my 1997 rav4 one of which had a 2.3 liter engine and the other a 2.2 I believe.
but now I've put so many modifications and so much stuff into my trailer that it weighs 1850 pounds usually. so my current car is a 2010 rav4 with the factory installed trailer towing package and the v6 . not the 2013 or 14 they have a smaller engine.this combination of compact Jr deer and car just zoomsup the hills and I've been totally impressed.