How to sort out the variety of lightweight used trailers - Fiberglass RV

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Old 03-28-2006, 11:23 AM   #1
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I am fairly ignorant about the lightweights. I have seen some pictures and am looking for a used trailer to comfortably pull behind by Subaru Outback. I used to own a very small pop-up. I am hoping to find something comfortable for one person, maybe two.
I find trying to look up the various models is quite difficult and I get no sense of weight and layout.
Help?? I live in the Northeast and mostly I see ads for items on the West Coast.
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Old 03-28-2006, 11:34 AM   #2
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Paul, I understand truly..I think most of us have been in your shoes. First of all, determine the weight your tug is capable of'll find that information in your owners manual. Then decide what amenities in a trailer you absolutely must have, then desire to have. Figure out exactly how much money you're willing to spend and what condition the trailer needs to be in...are you a DIY person? Or only want a puchase and go camping person? Once you have the answers, you're prepared to buy and seriously look at the different brands. Now, tell every single person you know that looking to purchase a molded lightweight fiberglass trailer, check all the local papers and the web classifieds from our Helpful-Links page: RV Classified Web Sites. Most importantly, when a trailer that fits your needs, be prepared to travel and buy at a moments notice. If you wait a couple of days (or hours) there's a good possibility the trailer will find a new home...and it won't be yours! Remember, cash talks.

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Old 03-28-2006, 12:17 PM   #3
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We towed our UHaul over 12,000 miles across the continent with our '98 Subaru Outback, including a lot of mountain driving (this shot from the Canadian Rockies). No problem!

Your Outback should be just fine with any of the 13ft. fiberglass eggs.
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Outback and UHaul in the Tetons.
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