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Old 04-26-2018, 08:13 AM   #1
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Going the trailer route

We decided to buy a very light weight car trailer to tow behind our 23' Class C. It offers the flexibility of hauling our vintage Brit sports car or a small SUV for exploring. The small SUV is something we really want to drive in the "off season." There are many to pick from if you don't make flat towing a requirement. I know people love their Jeeps, but for me they don't cut it for regular every day transport, but that is just me.
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Are you asking for advice on a trailer or toad or both?
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Nope, just presenting an alternative to the usual flat tow. Trailer weighs less than 900lb, Subaru Crosstrek about 3200lb. No worries about folding hitches and special mounts, lights, or the strange machinations of a remote braking system.
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I hear you on that,If I had to drive my Jeep every day I would lose interest in real fast.
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I hear you on that,If I had to drive my Jeep every day I would lose interest in real fast.
And that's what makes it a ball game. If everybody chose to do the same thing, life would be boring.

The Jeep Wrangler we bought specifically for towing serves our purposes just fine as a daily driver. With Sirius radio, 4WD, every convenience we want and need, and factory rigging for recreational towing, what's not to like?

To the OP's post, IMO, with a 23' rig, I wouldn't even consider "towing". That length RV is something I'd just drive wherever I needed to go - forget the additional wear and tear and fuel consumption penalty of towing something. With our 43' DP, it's a valid proposition, but, 23'? Nope, I wouldn't do it. Just because I see other RVs out there "towing" is NOT sufficient to justify doing it with a 23' rig, again, IMO. That's an OPINION...for those who want to argue.

I see people on the highway driving Class B's, and towing. What? What IS that? Why? Why would anyone even WANT to do that? Life is full of inexplicable mysteries.
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And that's what makes it a ball game. If everybody chose to do the same thing, life would be boring.

The Jeep Wrangler we bought specifically for towing serves our purposes just fine as a daily driver. With Sirius radio, 4WD, every convenience we want and need, and factory rigging for recreational towing, what's not to like?
Mine's a full load Rubicon and what I would get tired of first is the noise from the tires, then it would be the choppy ride (2 door). Other than that it works well for what I use it for. No other toad work work for me anyway since we like to go off roading.
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Nope, just presenting an alternative to the usual flat tow. Trailer weighs less than 900lb, Subaru Crosstrek about 3200lb. No worries about folding hitches and special mounts, lights, or the strange machinations of a remote braking system.
I've just about convinced myself to go the trailer route as well. Over the last two months I've reviewed every possibility. I own three vehicles... 2017 Ford Escape AWD, 2015 Mustang, and an 08' Tacoma. The first two require a trailer. The truck requires a disconnect or lube pump. I don't really want to invest too much in the truck. I wasn't planning to keep it much longer.

Do you have any info on the trailer? I haven't come across one that light.
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To the OP's post, IMO, with a 23' rig, I wouldn't even consider "towing". That length RV is something I'd just drive wherever I needed to go - forget the additional wear and tear and fuel consumption penalty of towing something. With our 43' DP, it's a valid proposition, but, 23'? Nope, I wouldn't do it. Just because I see other RVs out there "towing" is NOT sufficient to justify doing it with a 23' rig, again, IMO. That's an OPINION...for those who want to argue.

I see people on the highway driving Class B's, and towing. What? What IS that? Why? Why would anyone even WANT to do that? Life is full of inexplicable mysteries.
Obviously you don't go where I go. An RV is not going up a Forest Service road in the western mountains to my favorite trail head or trout stream. There are many different ways of using an RV, mine is to find a campground unload the SUV and head into the mountains.
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Which LBC (Little British Car)?
Ah, another LBC lover. Mine is a 1963 Triumph TR4 with the Surrey option and an overdrive, bought it in 1969. Just wrapping up a restoration.
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oops missed the other question. The trailer is a Trailex. This one Midsize Sportscar Trailer (CT-7541) but they have others.
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Ah, another LBC lover. Mine is a 1963 Triumph TR4 with the Surrey option and an overdrive, bought it in 1969. Just wrapping up a restoration.
My first was a new 67 MGB GT.
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Mine's a full load Rubicon and what I would get tired of first is the noise from the tires, then it would be the choppy ride (2 door). Other than that it works well for what I use it for. No other toad work work for me anyway since we like to go off roading.
We test drove the Rubicon 4 door first and I have had back surgery and just way to rough riding and just plain hurt to ride in. I was ready to move on and the dealer had me drive a 17 Sahara with lot less aggressive tires and softer suspension and ride was great. Tire noise isn't any louder than most compact cars. I compared it to a 2013 CRV TOAD and think the Jeep rode better. The real jeep guys tell me that a Sahara is "Mall Cruiser" and not a real Jeep
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We decided to buy a very light weight car trailer to tow behind our 23' Class C. It offers the flexibility of hauling our vintage Brit sports car or a small SUV for exploring. The small SUV is something we really want to drive in the "off season." There are many to pick from if you don't make flat towing a requirement. I know people love their Jeeps, but for me they don't cut it for regular every day transport, but that is just me.
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Sounds like a good solution. Have you considered putting a hitch on the car to tow the empty trailer? If you ever got into a situation where total length was a issue like a CG, this would give you another option.
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