Originally Posted by Larry C Hanson
A beautiful little trailer.... Manufacturer website:
Happier Camper | Ultra-light Travel and Utility Trailers
From the info on the website I could not tell if
the trailer is equipped with brakes. If your Subaru
is like mine (2012 2.5L CVT) the towing specs
specify 1000 lb towing without trailer brakes.
Since this little trailer looks like it would weigh
1400 to 1500 lbs laden for travel brakes would be
required to meet the Subaru Outback towing
The 2011 Outback is also rated for 1000 lbs maximum without brakes. The trailer comes equipped with brakes and I have the Prodigy 2 progressive controller on the Outback. (This works way better than the hydraulic brakes I had on my 22' C-Dory pulled by an F-150). It took about a half block to get the controller adjusted and then you can feel them kick in a bit as the brake pressure comes on.
I just got back from DMV and it is now registered. I must say I may be a danger to traffic when I tow this in town. I stopped to get coffee on the way home and people were stoping in the middle of their lane to ask about, and comment on, the trailer. The traffic that was being held up behind these folks was getting a bit irritated. I will have to keep my brochures handy, pass them out quickly, and ask gawkers to move it along or park their vehicle.
Next step is to start accessorizing. There is the porto toilet to get, those really cool melamine retro dishes, some mini lights
, sleeping gear, butterfly chairs....oh wait! I am supposed to keep it ultra light
. My new favorite stores will be Camping World, Allied Trailer supply, and Target.
As far as interior photos go, take a look at the Happier Camper web site. They can take way better photos than I can, but I will post some additional when we get it personalized. There is also an animation on how the modules can go together which is very interesting.