Originally Posted by krizia829
Do you have a picture of the rav4 towing the camper? Also, how much does your camper weigh and what difference do you feel towing it? I know the Rav wasn't really meant for towing much and with the 1500lb towing limit on my xle, i'm stuck! But I have been wanting to get a camper for our hunting trips and am not sure what to look for..
At this time, no. What I have is in my fenced back yard under a large high carport. My max towing is 2,000 lbs. that’s everything including personal items, food, etc. my RAV4 is rated for 3,500 lbs. which to me means nothing. Towing info can be found on the internet and camper forums. There are basic rules to follow and you will find them like I mentioned. I do have pics in this forum of my hitch, air bags, and brake controller. I camp off grid. No power. Therefore, the 13’ Scamp has no bathroom, hot water heater, air conditioning. It is basic—a place to sleep. The Forest River pop-up has no ac, does have hot water heater—don’t use. It is a place to sleep. Both are under 1,500 lbs. without our gear. I always use a sway controller.
We are basically tent campers (yes we also use a tent) we get away from everything, including people. Unfortunately the RAV4 can not go where my off road Tacoma could. We have hiked in only to find our isolated places have been discovered and have been trashed.
Decades ago, campers were the best people to meet. Everything was inexpensive. Never had to worry about stuff being stolen. Today is another story, and I feel bad for young people who can never experience the true camping experience as it once was. Sorry for ranting.