Originally Posted by LeonardS
So, do you have the 3.6 liter in your Outback? Or the 2.5 liter? How's it towing your Scamp
I'm actually thinking of trading in my second vehicle for an Outback...but at this time it is only it is thought. I know my 4 liter Ranger will pull a 16 ft FG...it just isn't as comfortable.
I have been tow my 16' side bath with a 2.5 liter for four years and it is fine towing it but I really need to watch how I load the trailer and the tongue weight
. I have an older Scamp
with no AC so its possible to keep the tongue weight
down close to Subarus specs and still have a solid stow. Fully loaded with 3 weeks worth of camping gear & clothing and food but without any water the trailer comes in on average about 2550 lbs. I normally dont carry anything for the trailer in the car other than the cooler so when I say loaded thats everything - bq, hoses, propane
firepit, tool kit, leveling blocks, extention cords, chairs, tables etc.
I would not buy an Outback if I know I was going to own a 16' trailer - due to the tongue weight issue and many of the newer 13' & 14' would also be over its tongue weight limit. My Subaru was only a few weeks old when the trailer followed me home so it did not make sence to sell such a new car. Subaru does not support the use of weight distribution hitches so you are very limited as to what trailers you can tow safely with the Outback.