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Old 11-26-2021, 04:43 AM   #1
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Towing a Subaru Forester on Trailer

Is anyone out there towing a Subaru Forester, which is not flat towable, behind their motor home on a car trailer?
Looking for some direction as to the length of trailer that is being used. Want to keep the trailer as short as possible yet still functional.
Any input would be helpful.
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Old 11-26-2021, 08:05 PM   #2
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Our Outback is approx 190 inches long. The Forester is probably about 10-12 inches shorter. I would guess you want your trailer bed about two feet longer.. You will need to be careful as well making sure the ramps aren't too cause you to drag the car bottom when you load on trailer. If you are getting an enclosed trailer, i've seen some of those that are set up with an entry/exit door in the trailer that lines up with the vehicle door making it easer to load and unload. Say if you go with 200 inch trailer you need to add about 50 inches for the trailer tongue length, you en up with 250-260 inches, add that length to your tow vehicle for total length.. Just remember, now you have 3 vehicles to deal with when you park at campsites.. Personally, i would be looking at a Jeep Renegade, or Jeep Wranger where you can put the transfer cases into neutral for flat towing. You can't do that withe the Subarus because of their all wheel drive design does not allow you to place into neutral. Good Luck.
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Old 11-26-2021, 09:25 PM   #3
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Towing car on trailer behind Class c

We have a Mazda CX5, small suv. Didn't want to get a new vehicle so we bought an open aluminum trailer 16' long with a two foot overhang. We only use it if going over two hours away, else the car follows separately. It works well, can hardly tell we are towing anything. Yes, it take some extra work but when we know we want to explore an area we take the car/trailer. Our Class C is just 25 ft. long, so we just reserve a longer campsite or a pull-through site. Works for us!

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Old 11-27-2021, 06:43 PM   #4
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Anything can pull a trailer but for how long. Small cars can’t stop in a panic. Cross wind and sway is a very bad problem. When pulling at night we pulled through dust storms,Toronto and very bad cross winds on large bridges. Try to stay under 20% of the max tow rating. Keep in mind length.
If you have children yo will pack kids stuff that adds to your payload weight. We will not pull a trailer over 65mpg. Save your tires and gas.
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Old 11-27-2021, 07:21 PM   #5
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Tilt deck trailers are the way to go. No ramps just drive right on. I love mine. It will carry a pickup or a car. I also haul my tractor on it. Mine has a fold down left fender so the car door will open. Click image for larger version

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