I've been camping all my life, but new to towing a trailer.... And actually I'm still fixing a gutted Compact Jr. that I got for cheap enough. And I'm glad the beds and heavy 70's ice box was taken out, due to weight
. In my minimalist redesign, I basically consider it a "hard shelled tent" LOL
Perri, I urge you to research "towing" concepts. Like, ratios of payload weight
distribution in front of trailer axle
(60%) and behind (40%), along with the fact that tongue weight
of the trailer is added to the payload value of the towing vehicle.
I'm planning to only tow 75% of my little Jeep's rated tow capacity (no low package). I don't want a "tail wagging the dog" situation.
My older 13' Compact Jr has no brakes
. So be sure to ask when inquiring about trailers for sale
. Big difference! CA law is 1500# totally loaded for no-brake models.
Also think about steep mountain roads... DOWNHILL... The heavier your TOTAL load, the slower you stop, and the faster your brakes
If you don't know what GCWR, GAWR, GTW, or GVWR mean, then you need to do more research!
Be patient in your search. Good luck!