Honda CRV 2014 towing Scamp 13'?

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dmoritz2
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I just bought a 13!scamp with shower and toilet.  I am pulling it with my CRV 2012 Honda.  I just returned with this camper and had no problem.  Not the greatest gas mileage.  I would not fill the tanks as it would put me over theb1500 weight limit.

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Towing safely with a Honda CRV

If your trailer, loaded with your necessary food, clothing, and camping gear, does not exceed the 1,500 lb towing limit of the CRV, you would be within the Manufacturer's specified towing limit.

The problem arises when your empty trailer weighs so close to the weight limit of 1,500 lbs that adding water for your toilet, propane for cooking and refrigeration, and food for your Scamping Adventure makes your Scamp Exceed the 1,500 lbs. Towing Capacity of your Honda CRV.

As long as you are aware of the weight limitations and you Scamp within those restrictions you should be fine.

Just be very careful of loading your Scamp.

By-the-way, I would weigh the trailer after I loaded it, just to be on the Safe Side.

As Always,

Happy Scamping !!!

As Always,

Happy Scamping !!!

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CRV

I saw a CRVs towing a Scamp Tuesday or Wednesday on I-90. The CRV didn't seem to have to many issues.

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Scamp 13 front Bunk

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CRV towing

As long as it was a 13, no problem. The 16 does require a 6 cylinder engine or more to tow.

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My 2009 VW Jetta Sportwagen

My 2009 VW Jetta Sportwagen TDI DSG (Auto) 4 cylinder tows the 16 foor scamp just fine.

The engine is only 140 hp, but of course the 240 ft lbs of torque doesn't hurt.

Towed back from Mineral Wells TX to Mobile, AL and averaged 25 mpg for the haul. 38 - 40 without the trailer.

I was surprised how well it handled the Scamp and no power problems from the 4 cylinder engine.

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4 cyl. Towing

Wow! I was told that I needed to upgrade to a 6 cyl. Model. We had a 4 cyl. Ford Ecape mad my I wife hated it. Once we upgraded to the 6 cyl. model of Ford Escape, it tows fine. We average about 20 mpg towing, and the rear of the Ford with the seat folded down, can hold quite a it for our trips.

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Of course the Diesel has got

Of course the Diesel has got a lot of low end torque. 

Towed 65 mph at about 2100 rpm.

With the 6 speed DSG transmission the car starts in a very low gear and the computer shifts very smoothly.

I don't have the brakes hooked up yet, but the 4 wheel disk brakes handled it OK, but with the trailler brakes it would be better and safer.

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Towing

Yes, we have trailer brakes hooked up,to,our Ford Escape, and they work well. Where is home ? We live in St Charles MO, west of St. Louis.

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If I can go 9,000+ miles this

If I can go 9,000+ miles this past summer towing a 13' (w/shower and loo) with a 2008 Subaru (see pic at left), you can do it with a CRV.

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Subaru vs Honda CRV

The 2008 Subaru has a Towing Capacity of 2,700 lbs vs the Honda CRV's Towing Capacity of 1,500 lbs.

As explained above, the CRV's problem is that the Towing Capacity is too close to the dry weight of the Scamp.

A 13' Scamp weighs between 1200 and 1500 lbs (Dry Weight). If you want to tow it with a Honda CRV, you have less than 300 lbs weight capacity to load into your Scamp. If you consider that 12 gallons of water weighs 100 lbs. (8.4 lbs per Gal) and propane in your  tank weighs 20 lbs. the Max weight you can add to your Scamp for food and clothing is 180 lbs (about the weight of an Adult Male).

This assumes that your Scamp only weighed 1,200 lbs at the factory (unlikely), If your Scamp weighs in at 1,500 lbs then you would need to carry your water in the back seat of the CRV and never fill your propane tank.

The weight of a Scamp is just too close to the Max Towing Capacity of the Honda CRV to make it a practicle, AND SAFE, Tow Vehicle.

Remember, SAFETY IS KEY !!!  

You do not want to put your Family at risk, or someone else's Family at risk, by exceeding the SAFE Towing Capacity of the Tow Vehicle.

As Always,

Happy (and SAFE) Scamping !!!

As Always,

Happy Scamping !!!

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