I drove from Los Angeles to Sacramento (385 mi.) yesterday with the new Happier Camper HC1. The Subaru towed it great. (2011 Outback with 4 cyl and CVT) I had a whole variety of conditions to try out. The temps were in the low to mid 80's over the Grapevine (Pass between LA basin and California's Central Valley. Pass at 4410'). I could keep up with traffic but because of the lane restrictions and the slow trucks my speed was kept pretty low. In the Central Valley the temperature peaked at about 100F. By the time I hit Santa Nella, about half way home, there was a cross wind of about 25 mph for about 25 miles as I passed the San Luis Reservoir notch in the Coast Range Mountains. By the time I hit home the cool kiss of the delta breeze had kicked in and it was a very comfortable 74 and dropping. (Sacramento River Delta east of San Francisco Bay) The trailer towed steady under all of these conditions.
As you see we got the blue color of the prototype trailer. We loved the way the prototype was set up and saw no reason to change to something else. Some of the details of the trailer have changed as it moved from the prototype to the first production run. It is really coming together as a nice package.
I am going to love this trailer. Now off to DMV to register and then on to ultra light
accessorizing. More pics to follow as we organize the interior to our liking. Love those moveable modular boxes.
I do not have total weight
but I weighed the tongue. It was at 178 lbs, before I unloaded the luggage from the car and placed it at the rear of the trailer. (Under my 200 lb. tongue limit on the Subaru.)
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