Originally Posted by Trac
My husband is thinking we need to buy a truck to pull our new to us UHaul CT 13 behind. I told him I thought because it is so light
that we could pull it behing just about anything.
Tell me what is your tow vehicle?
We had a teardrop trailer that was about 1,500 lbs loaded and towed it with an AWD 6 cylinder Passat rated at 2,000 lbs towing capacity.
Then we had a Casita
FD 17 that was about 3,200 lbs loaded and towed it with an Audi Q5 rated at 4,400 lbs towing capacity.
Now we have an Escape
21 that is about 4,600 lbs fully loaded and tow it with a Jeep Grand Cherokee with 7,200 lbs rated towing capacity.
In each case, we were (are) much closer to one of the other rated capacity limitations than these numbers might seem to indicate.
Closely evaluating the tow vehicle's payload and axle
ratings is necessary as some vehicles cannot realistically tow at their rated capacity without exceeding one of their other rated capacities.
Aside from this, you might want to carefully consider if this trailer will satisfy you in the long term. Some stay with light and small trailers, others find over time that they prefer something larger and heavier.