I am interested in purchasing a little guy since i have a Subaru Baja. I was interested in buying a pop up or an rpod, but the dealer i spoke with said i cant pull those w/my car even though the weight of the smaller ones is 1500lbs, they said if i load things into it, the weight would be greater. They said they require vehicles to tow at least 3500lbs even though the tow itself is 1500. The little guy might just be my best option – we will see! What can you tell me about my dilemma?
We have a lot of Subaru owners that have purchased Little Guys – I have attached a few pics for your review.
There are two ways with respect to tow ratings:
1. Your vehicle – most standard vehicles are rated to tow 1,000 lbs but any truck or SUV or ‘adventurous vehicle’ will be greater
2. Your hitch – no matter what your hitch is rated to tow (2,000 – 3,500), you must not exceed the towing capacity of your vehicle
One thing to keep in mind, the towing capacity for any vehicle is based on that vehicle towing a trailer at all times.
You can exceed this tow rating, you just don’t want to do a tremendous amount of driving if you are significantly over the limit.
That said, you would be able to tow any of our trailers, with perhaps the only exception being a 6-Wide Sport model.
85% of our models are under 1,000 lbs – I hope this has shed some light on your dilemma.
Let me know if you have any other questions…