Originally Posted by LaFille1
I am considering getting a 13' Scamp
sometime in the near future. I am curios to know what kind of car your are using to pull your Scamp?
I imagine you are asking about our TV as it is pictured in my avatar on the day we picked up our Scamp in Backus, Minnesota. It is a 2008 Subaru Legacy. While it has been a great car for towing our 2011 13' Scamp, we purchased the car before considering towing. We chose the Scamp partially because our car could tow it. We've had great experiences camping with and towing the Scamp. We frequently get "second looks" and questions from curious observers as they cannot believe a sedan can tow a trailer!
There have been a couple small shortcomings. One is the low ground clearance which makes for occasional dragging of the hitch when we go over bumps or steep driveways. Frankly, we are thinking of purchasing a different TV soon. We LOVE our current Subaru and are interested in getting a Subaru Crosstrek as our next TV. One 13' Scamp owner on this listserve raves about his. Basically, the car is an Impreza that is raised to have higher clearance, which would address our issue. In addition, it is a hatchback which might make it easier to load and unload our camping paraphernalia. Some reviews say that the Crosstrek does not have great "oomph", pick-up.
Two models that have historically been very popular models with Subaru are the Forester and Outback. Nowadays they are much larger and more expensive than in the past and seem more like SUVs than a "crossover" (whatever that means). We, two, do not need such a large car as our TV will also be our everyday car and we are minimalist campers, aside from the fact that I like to "glamp up" our trailer. Although the Crosstrek is a bit smaller than our current Legacy it has enough torque and towing power to pull a Scamp. We have not yet gone for a test drive of the Crosstrek, but expect to do so soon.
Following is a photo of our camping trip in Lodi, California wine country arranged through Harvest Hosts, www.harvesthosts.com
'Hope my answer helps you make your decisions.