Originally Posted by rjg
I listed my truck in the classifieds as a feeler, however I'd really like to keep it. The reason being is we were looking at a toy hauler/camper for our atv. This may work with our Honda Pilot but I was thinking on another route.
Has anyone towed a small fiberglass camper, say a 13' Scamp and hauled a 4x4 atv in their bed? The quad weighs 590 wet. Dry weight of the Scamp is 1200. I estimate I could be able to keep the trailer weight around 2000 with options and cargo. I guess 2600 lbs total with everything.
Has anyone done this with a trailer less aerodynamic than a pop up? My truck is a regular cab 4x4 5 speed.
Thanks for any information!
You have NOTHING to worry about. I flat towed a 3500 pound SUV a couple of weeks ago. The only "hairy" part of that procedure was that flat towing means zero tongue weight, so it really wanted to push out the ass-end of the truck when coming around corners. Talk about oversteer!!!
Went with flat towing only because the SUV had an integrated hitch for the tow bar that slipped into my 2" receiver. Any further car towing though, I think I'll switch back to the flatbed. Much more relaxing tow, even if it puts more work on the truck.
I would say with trailer weight at or under 2000 pounds, you shouldn't need any kind of brakes. Just leave yourself a little more room to slow down.