Hello people. I'm a newbie in search of towing info. I have a 98' Chevy S10 2.2 ltr I4 5spd regular cab short bed pickup. Now I know that the book shows a 2000lb towing max limit. And the base 13ft Scamp
is about 950lbs with the tounge at about 85lbs. I'm sure that when loaded with food, clothing, propane
and other misc. stuff it's going to be within the 2000lb max. cap. of the S10. What I don't know is how well is it going to tow the Scamp
. Is it going to be dangerously slow and sluggish. I read that I might want to run it in 4th gear, not using 5th except perhaps on flat road.
The question..... Does anyone have any experiance with this configuration of truck and Scamp
? Have you seen any on the road or camp sites? This will be my first camper and my first time towing anything with any vehicle.
I few days ago I passed on an 84' Scamp for $2200. Heater(not working) Ice Box(no Frig) and no battery
. It looked like a base model with not alot (if any) upgrades.
I'm thinking I want a 3 way frig. I'll do without the optional heater and go with a small ceramic one if needed. Advise on the heater would be well received as well. And I was thinking the solar
panal charger for the Bat might be a nice thing also. Also thinking I might want 2 propane
tanks. Oh and I see everyone loves the Fantastic Fan option too.
Did I miss anything? Anything else I might want to add or look for.
I want to get one fix it up and go man go.....
Thanks so much for ya'lls help