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Old 05-21-2015, 06:59 PM   #15
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Hello Megan, I also have a Honda Element. How does it pull into a wind and a 6% grade.
TY Dianne and Tony.
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Old 05-21-2015, 07:05 PM   #16
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Towing on a grade in the wind

Hi Tony,

I can't answer how well your experience will be towing the Compact Jr. up a steep grade in the wind. I haven't towed it over the mountains with my Element yet, although haven't had a problem with wind, but I suppose it depends on how heavily loaded it is and how much wind there is. Going over the Narrows Bridge, for example, even huge trucks have tipped over. With more weight, it's probably better in the wind, but worse on a steep grade. Perhaps someone else in the forum has experience with this.
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Old 05-25-2015, 02:49 AM   #17
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my experience with my own compact Jr

[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.
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Old 05-25-2015, 09:16 AM   #18
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Thank you Megan and Cory. We love our Element and have been pulling Tear drops for the last 3 yrs. and we are ready for a change. I will get to pull a Scamp this week. I will let you know how it goes. ; )
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:31 AM   #19
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Hi! This is my first post as a member - I've been "guesting" quite a bit lately, though. I am driving through Seattle today - probably between 2:30 and 4pm, depending on traffic, and I was wondering if you might be available. I'd love to see the trailer, and am very interested.
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