Originally Posted by Carolyn N.
Hi.... I am Carolyn, I live in western Washington.
I just decided I really want an RV.... but before I had that "revelation" I had just purchased a new 2015 Forester. Then I discovered that its tow weight is only 1500 lbs. So I have been investigating the option of a Scamp
and have joined their FB page.
I am interested in learning about any other options that will work for me.... so far looking at the 13 ft. Scamp.
I was hoping for a bathroom, but now think I would rather have the extra seating / sleeping space.
Any advice is welcome... i.e. other brands to look at, etc.
I have LOTS of questions for you more experienced people.
Welcome to thee group Carolyn.... You will find lots of information and help here for your search for the best FGRV for you.
Just to add a bit:
1. It appears that your Subaru has a 1500 lb towing capacity with trailer brakes
, it is somewhat lower without trailer brakes
, check your manual. And it has a tongue weight limit of 174 lbs., which is good because it is more than the recommended 10% of trailer weight minimum. As these are numbers found on the internet, be sure to check your owners manual for accurate figures for your vehicle.
2. Keeping a 13' FGRV below 1500 lbs, can be a challenge, but it can be done. In the General Chat forum there is a chart of real world trailer weights you might want to look over:
3. The 13' Scamp w/bathroom will go over your numbers, especially the tongue weight. In short, a bathroom and under 1500 lbs. are mutually exclusive in most trailers except for the fairly rare Hunter Compact-II (1971-1974) and that bathroom is barely big enough for a chipmunk.
BTW: We have had both, a 13' Scamp with bath and a 13' Bigfoot without, we sold
the former to buy the latter due to the loss of space with the bathroom.
Good Luck Hunting and Ask lots of questions.