So, the wife and I have been looking into pop-ups for a few years now and finally decided on one and made the purchase over the weekend. (Haven't picked it up yet)
While researching we took into account we would be able to tow with her 2011 Subaru Outback - According to the documentation, 2700 lbs trailer weight.
With this in mind, we went with the Rockwood 1910 with the following specs:
Ship Weight: 1944 lbs
Hitch Weight: 245 lbs
The Outback has a GVWR of 4585 and a curb weight of 3495. So, factoring in the weight of the family at the current time (approx 500lbs) and the hitch weight that still leaves 345 lbs of misc. cargo.
(Again, first time pop-up owner so if I'm doing these calculations wrong please correct me)
Anyway. I'm browsing some other forums and came across a thread where someone mentioned that Subaru does a little trick where the maximum hitch weight does not fit their window of trailer weight percentage... so I checked it out myself (yes I violated the first rule of this section of the forum by not reading it cover to cover first)
According to the manual hitch load should be 8-11% of the trailer weight... the 1910 is a bit heavy as 11% would be 214 pounds. However, the problem is there's a maximum hitch weight of 200 lbs.
So, my question is the title of this thread... Did I just make a huge mistake?
Follow up question... if maximum trailer weight for the Outback is 2700 lbs and they state 8-11% of the trailer weight be on the hitch... but that can only be 200 lbs, isn't that some crazy math?