While the Outback can’t tow a full-sized RV, it can still tow many small RVs. If you’re wondering what kind of RVs an Outback can tow, you came to the right place.
Check out some of the most popular types of RVs you can tow with an Outback:
1. Teardrop Trailers
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A teardrop trailer is a compact trailer that usually has space for:
- A small galley for cooking
- Sleeping space for two adults
- Storage for clothes and other necessities
The average teardrop trailer is 4-6 feet in width and 8-10 feet in length. Teardrop trailers weigh anywhere between 500 and 3,200 pounds. Typical teardrop trailers weigh about 1,500 pounds. The teardrop trailers that weigh 2,000-3,200 pounds are the ones that come with all the bells and whistles. That includes lots of amenities (such as a full galley) and/or a double deck.
Keep in mind that your teardrop trailer will weigh more once you put all of your stuff in it. If the total weight of a loaded up teardrop trailer is more than 2,700 pounds, you shouldn't use your Outback to tow it. So to be safe, get a teardrop trailer that's less than 2,000 pounds. That will allow you to add your gear, and still tow safely.
2. Pop-Up Campers
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A pop-up camper is self-explanatory. It's a small camper that comes with a:
- A hard shell bottom
- A pop-up top made of vinyl, canvas, or another sturdy fabric
Pop-up campers are large and roomy. They usually weigh between 70o-3,800 pounds. Inside a typical pop-up camper, you would find:
- A fold-down dinette
- Two sleeping bunks
- Storage cabinets
- A basic kitchen (with a stove, refrigerator, microwave, etc.)
Many pop-up campers also come with:
- Heating and air conditioning
- Gas and electric
- Water tank
- Water heater
- Exterior shower
Basically, a pop-up camper offers most of the amenities a regular RV offers. The reason they're so lightweight is because most of the camper shell is made of fabric. If you're an Outback owner who's looking for a camper that offers many amenities, look no further than a pop-up camper.
3. Small Travel Trailers
Believe it or not, but some small travel trailers weigh less than 2,700 pounds! You can even find one that comes with kitchens and bathrooms. Of course, you would need to do some research and take the total weight into consideration. Luckily, the Outback has some cargo room, so you can pack it up with as much stuff as possible.
Here are a few small travel trailers that weigh less than 2,700 pounds:
- Forest River Flagstaff E-Pro (some floorplans weigh more; check the specs at the bottom of the page)
- Jayco Hummingbird
- Cricket Camper
- Scamp Travel Trailer
- Armadillo Trailer
Outfit Your Outback With Trailer Towing Parts
Before you can tow anything with your Outback, you may need to install a hitch receiver, a hitch and ball, and a wiring harness. Some Outbacks come from the factory with a hitch receiver and trailer wiring, but none come with a hitch.
We carry genuine OEM trailer towing parts at wholesale pricing. You’ll save a lot of money with us, and you’ll get to enjoy fast and affordable shipping. Check out our catalog of OEM trailer towing parts to find what you need for your Outback!