So I'm a complete newby, and have been reading up on trailers lately. Heres my story:
I married a girl who loves to camp, but we work all the time and pretty much don"t hit the road by ourselves. My inlaws have a large trailer that we stay in with them when we camp with them about 2 or 3 times a year. My wife has mentioned since we got married that she'd like us to get a camper someday, and pretty much her only requirement is that it have a bathroom. Not knowing much about the small camper market (and not wanting a popup), I didn't expect to be able to get something worthwhile that I didn't need a large pickup for. I stumbled across fiberglass RVs, and love what I've seen and read. So.... heres what im working with....
I have a 2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X, four cylinder with a 2 inch uhaul
trailer hitch. I believe my towing capacity is somthing like 2300 lbs. I know the vehicle itself limits me a bit, but its what I have to use. We probably wouldn't be using it more than a weekend a month until work slows down, and we wouldnt be dragging it over the rockies, or through really dificult terrain. I'm inerested in a Scamp
. I probably should just be looking at the 13's, but I'm getting sucked in by the notion of the extra space of the 16's. I keep telling myself that I will keep it loaded really light
(have a rooftop carrier), and drive slow, and that everything will work out with the longer model.
So what do I need to know? Am I nuts thinking I can pull off towing a 16' with a Forester? If the answer is a big "no", then I can probably live with the 13'
Now the other big question, and since I'm new here, I dont know if this is a sensitive one.... Casita
, or Scamp
? Theres some little aesthetic touches about the Casita
that make it seem slightly more refined to me, but I know that they come out fairly equally in a head to head. Im worried about weight
, but I'd probably want either one equipped about the same.
I really love this site, and I've been dying to get this question posted to get all of your imput.