Re: I am selling my Little Guy. How do I post my ad on the forum?
I would go to the For Sale Trailers category and just post it, what model and year and what it has, condition, and how much you want. And how to reach you. If you can, it helps immensely to include pictures, but be sure to resize the pictures.
Re: I want to travel cross country. Can I tow with Kia Soul?
What kind of Little Guy do you want to tow?
I own and towed a Little Guy 4-Wide with a Toyota Matrix. At 900 lbs dry weight (~1,100 lbs fully loaded), it's well within the car's stated towing limit of 1,500lbs and GVWR. I towed it all over the western states, including some hairy climbs in Wyoming and Montana. I occasionally had to pull over and let the engine cool down on extended climbs, but braking and handling were great. I never had a moment's worry about the car's ability to tow.
Did I add additional wear to my car's brakes? Yes.
Did I strain the transmission & engine of a small car? Probably.
Did I create danger on the road? No.
Would I do it again? Absolutely.
To know what kind of trailer you can tow with your vehicle, you need to stay below a couple of numbers:
For safety's sake, I wouldn't go higher than 80% of your car's stated towing max. I like that extra 20% as a safety margin on uphills and downhills.
I am also a solo female traveller and I've heard plenty of bullshit from dealers about tow ratings and safety.
Re: Lock for mini max hitch
I don't have that trailer. I looked online and from the look of the wheel, the wheel lock would work if you refer to The Club lock. It has also been my experience that The Teardropshop will answer questions when I've asked them. I've used mine on a 13 inch wheel and a 15 inch wheel. I noticed that people are using it on
If t he wheel has openings in it, the Club can get a good hold. If you have a spare, you might want to lock that also, so thieves won't as easily just swap wheels.
Keep in mind most people call locks a deterrent, not a guaranty.
Their hitch locks look like they fit any average hitch. There are videos on YouTube that show how easy it is to pry off a hitch lock except for the more expensive locks, but anything might slow them down a little. I like to read the reviews.
I also have locking lug nuts and lock the safety chains so thieves can't use them to wrap around their hitch. Some people run a chain through both wheels. Thieves can cut most locks and chains, but it might slow them down. Some folks hide a GPS tracker in the trailer. This is probably too much information. But you want the thieves to pass you by and move along to something easier.
Re: Mini Max brakes?
Hi Bruce - Correct on 7 pin connection requirement and the dealer recommendation seems reasonable. I looked at a wireless brake controller, but had some concerns about the Bluetooth connection; particularly where I am going to be using a separate Bluetooth connection for the Furrion backup camera. That said, I see the Prodigy RF gets many positive reviews on Amazon. I would probably ask the dealer how many of these upgrades/installs they have done and whether they hear back from any of their customers (+/-) following their use. For me the decision was easier; our Tacoma has the tow package which includes the controller-ready wiring connection and the 7 pin connector. I only needed to buy/install the brake controller itself. I would also suggest you look at joining the MiniMax Facebook group and the irv2 forum (see:
), for additional experience and input on
your RF brake controller and WD/anti-sway hitch questions. I have found a broad range of opinions on this, with the majority seemingly voting their preference for the WD hitch. For me, it boils down to safety and stress reduction - I'd rather have it and not need it (most of the time) than not have it and need it (one time).
Good luck on your continued research!
Re: How do I change my User Name?
The username thing is a system-level function. It helps mods easily identify people when they have to... you know... do some moderation.
If anyone wants to change their username, send a request using the form below and I'll get it taken care of.
Re: Looking for inside lock key
Attach a picture if you could. It might help.
Re: Winterizing our Max
If you do a search above with the words “ Winterizing Max” you will get an enormous amount of information. Enjoy.
Re: Dust problems inside the trailer?
We have not had any issue with dust and we recently traveled about 10 miles on a dirt road to get to our campsite.
Re: How best to tie down trailer in high winds
Re: Flexible Solar Panels
Got 'er done. Wasn't that difficult, in fact. Used the 3m tape, with some gaps on the edges to allow a bit of airflow, and eternabond on the edges all around, but in places that left the gaps open. Best of all though, I contacted Zamp and explained the problem with the OEM panel and they gave me an RMA number and will exchange the factory panel for a NEW ONE! Now that is great customer service. Thanks Joe at Zamp Solar! Customer for life.
I'd also recommend getting proper MC4 connectors and tools for a professional job. The crimping done at the factory was the original issue I had, and these connectors are really solid.