Hi Jamie. My parents also drive a CR-V. They have an automatic rated for 1,500 lbs. When my dad retired, he mentioned that they might look for a small trailer, as they love camping but the work and discomfort involved with tent camping is getting to be tiresome. Well, long story short, they don't have that trailer yet, as the 1,500 lbs limit is deceptively small.
There's an important distinction between dry weight and actual weight. Dry weight is what manufacturers advertise, and this is the trailer with NO extra options, NO gear, usually not even propane
and a battery
. So a Scamp 13' may be listed at "1200 - 1500 lbs," but once you've added gear, propane
, and a battery
you will almost definitely exceed your towing capacity.
You should check out the "Trailer Weights in the Real World" thread: https://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/...ht=spreadsheet
. That particular post will link you to a spreadsheet, where you can see that there is a lot of variation even within the same trailer make and model. For instance, the lightest Trillium
13' is 1,112 lbs, but the heaviest is 1,840 lbs.
If you could get your hands on one, a small Eriba could be a good fit, though they are not true eggs. People tow these around Europe with cars. They really are not prohibitively expensive, but you need to buy an older model (25 year or more), work with a registered importer, have patience, and be ready to modify the trailer from 240v to 120v: https://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/...tml#post768322