Subaru & Mercedes tow vehicles
We have recently returned from a cross-Canada trip, and I was surprised by the noticeable preponderance, in Quebec and the Maritimes, of Alto and Prolite travels trailers. I think I'm correct in that these are Quebec-manufactured light-weight trailers (?), so that didn't particularly surprise me.
What did surprise me was that the vast majority of them were being towed by either Subarus or Mercedes (unscientifically, I'd say about 50% Subaru, 30% Mercedes, and everything else the remaining 20%). And all models -- Foresters, Crosstreks, Legacies, Outbacks, even Imprezas, and from Mercedes, B, C, and E-Class sedans, wagons, and SUV's.
The conversations I had with the owners of these trailers puts most of them in a weight range similar to or slightly less than my Escape 17B -- but most of these Subarus and Mercedes aren't officially rated to tow these weights?
Lotar & Wendy
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