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Old 08-09-2018, 08:11 AM   #1
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Hello! New member looking for first trailer!

Hi,

I'm new to the forum and to trailer camping...I'm fed up with spending $$$ on vacation rentals that have roaches...smoke detectors that go off at 3:18 am...no air conditioning...etc.

I'm ready to break free and looking for a small trailer I can tow with my Highlander. I'm not afraid of some renovation, as long as the frame and shell are OK.

I'm in MA and will drive out to NY/PA/NJ and throughout New England on my quest.

Best wishes,

Mark
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Old 08-09-2018, 12:44 PM   #2
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Highlander tow ratings range from 1500 pounds to 5000 pounds depending on year and equipment. Start by reviewing the towing section of your owner's manual. If necessary, a dealer can use the VIN to determine what equipment yours has. Some things can be upgraded aftermarket, but not all.

Once you know the tow rating of your vehicle, the thread "Trailer Weights in the Real World" in the General Chat section has some good data on what different fiberglass trailers weigh once you load them up. Post #297 links to a spreadsheet.

That'll help you narrow down your search.

Best wishes in your "egg hunt"!
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Old 08-09-2018, 01:33 PM   #3
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JAMES IS LOOKING

I have an excellent 1985 BURRO [13 ft] . I have spent considerable time and effort as really a fun project.It is ready to go right now. Weight is 960 lbs unloaded.I am in western New York, between Rochester and Buffalo.You will not go wrong with this little gem. I really regret having to sell this unit.Price is $6250 but we can talk about it you are really interested. 585 638 5685
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Old 08-09-2018, 03:05 PM   #4
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Hi I have a 1981 13' Scamp with a new axel last week. It is still a bit of a project but a sturdy usable unit. I have too many projects presently so will sell for amount invested. Paul 401-662-7916
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Old 08-09-2018, 05:14 PM   #5
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Thanks Jon!
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Hi,

I'm new to the forum and to trailer camping...I'm fed up with spending $$$ on vacation rentals that have roaches...smoke detectors that go off at 3:18 am...no air conditioning...etc.
Mark,

Welcome to the forum and good luck on your egg hunt. Just be sure to watch out for the mosquitos by those beautiful lakes, the mud wasps in the furnaces, and especially those pesky propane detectors that seem to go off without warning in these little trailers!
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Lol thanks!
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