Hi, I'm Penny... - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-23-2015, 09:54 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
deryk's Avatar
 
Name: deryk
Trailer: 2012 Parkliner 2010 V6 Nissan Frontier 4x4
New Jersey
Posts: 2,086
Registry
1500 lb tow capacity is low...I try keeping my trailer weight low to not strain the vehicle. I moved up to the rav4 from a PT Cruiser for better row capacity.
__________________

__________________
deryk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2015, 01:20 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Name: Patrick
Trailer: R-Vision Trail Lite
New York
Posts: 592
Here is a simple idea....first determine what unit you want...determine what it weighs....add about 20% to that weight...then select something that will tow more than that weight.....otherwise you will not be a happy camper.
It is easy to damage or destroy a tow vehicle if you try to tow more that the manufacturer has specified....safety is another concern...don't let the tail wag the dog.

Penny...good luck in your quest..always seek professional advise...there is much bogus advise on the Internet....know your sources for towing information.
__________________

__________________
Uplander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2015, 01:42 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Bob Miller's Avatar
 
Name: Bob
Trailer: 1973 Hunter Compact II
California
Posts: 7,912
20% might be a little light for smaller FGRV's. Certainly if you had a 3500 lb sticky it might work, but you would probably try to put about that same amount in a smaller trailer anyway. I'd go with at least 33% with anything under 2500 lbs dry.


And you will also find advice that may be correct, but is very opinionated, often to the exclusion of other correct information.
__________________
Bob Miller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2015, 02:28 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Name: Patrick
Trailer: R-Vision Trail Lite
New York
Posts: 592
As I said..."seek professional advise".....we all have our opinions...some valid...some not.

First time RV shoppers either jump in uninformed or get so intimidated by all the technical information to do it right just give up the idea.

My first RV purchase was at a dealership. The owner walked me through the process with all the right information. That was in 1983 and I have been learning something every year since then. It is difficult to get it all right the first time.
Back in 1983 there was no internet...sometimes I think that was a good thing.
If you wanted information you went to the source and did not rely on Internet heresay......now everybody is an authority (or thinks they are).

Happy and Safe Camping.
__________________
Uplander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2015, 04:24 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Bob Miller's Avatar
 
Name: Bob
Trailer: 1973 Hunter Compact II
California
Posts: 7,912
In a perfect world, a good dealer is a plus. But for the huge majority of peeps on this site that have are looking for or who have purchased FGRV's, the usual source is a person to person sale and sellers are not always that swooft or interested in disclosing known issues or providing How-To information to a buyer. As a result, it behooves newbies to seek as much outside information as possible.


Don't get turned off by the Internet poo-pooers.... There is a lot of excellent information here, but you do need to be able to sort and filter what's proffered.


And, for what it's worth, I have heard of, as well as received myself, a lot of bum information from dealer sales and service reps as well.
__________________
Bob Miller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2015, 08:46 PM   #20
Member
 
Name: Steve
Trailer: 16' Scamp
California
Posts: 63
It is best to have a tow vehicle that can pull more than what your fully loaded trailer will weigh. I doubt that my 16' Scamp would ever way more than 2,800 pounds. My TV is rated at 3,500 lbs and pulls my Scamp very nicely (even going up hills). My tug is a 2011 Honda Odyssey and I added a transmission cooler and a brake controller in addition to a trailer hitch.
__________________
Stargazer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2015, 09:12 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
rbryan's Avatar
 
Name: Robert
Trailer: 2015 Escape 19 "Past Tents" 2015 F150 Lariat Ecoboost Crew Cab
Texas
Posts: 905
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uplander View Post
Here is a simple idea....first determine what unit you want...determine what it weighs....add about 20% to that weight...then select something that will tow more than that weight.....otherwise you will not be a happy camper.
It is easy to damage or destroy a tow vehicle if you try to tow more that the manufacturer has specified....safety is another concern...don't let the tail wag the dog.

Penny...good luck in your quest..always seek professional advise...there is much bogus advise on the Internet....know your sources for towing information.
I agree. One of the things I see often (and IMHO its a mistake) is folks looking for a trailer that works with their existing vehicle, rather than looking for a trailer that will meet their needs and their camping style. Tow vehicles change. We don't plan on changing the trailer like that.
__________________

__________________
"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy an RV. And that is pretty close."
rbryan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.