Paul / Norma
Did you use the Outback in the past to tow the Scamp 16 ? If so how was it ? (Handling, braking, power on the hills) I currently have an Outback that I use to tow a Scamp 13 and have been wondering if I could move up to a 16 and still use the Outback ?
I've used the Outback to tow our 5'x10' teardrop on several long trips. The tear weighs ~ 1300# loaded for a trip and is equiped with electric brakes
. I don't think you could ask for a better TV for a rig like that.
I've only towed our Scamp from the previous owner house to our storge and then yesterday, from storage to the scales, to my house for a bath and back to storage.
Handling was good - we got up to 55 mph on one stretch wit no sway or control issues (or trucks blowing us around).
The braking just what I expected...the Scamp brakes
had been recently serviced and worked well with the controler we already had.
I live in a pretty hilly neighborhood and didn't have any problems, but some of the mountain and coastal roads I like to travel might be an issue.
Just remember the weights in the original post were for an empty 16 with side bath with toilet only (no shower, hot water heater or grey tank) and no AC. The fresh task was about 1/3 full.
Have you weighed your 13? The difference might not be that much.
If what you're doing works for you, knowing the weights can help you decide. I will have to replace an older car soon and I going to look for a little more robust vehicle.