zzcoopej, thanks for the info
This all started because I live in Ontario, Canada. Several months ago months ago, before the Oscar winning movie, and this aggravating virus I had decided that at 65 years old I was going on an epic road trip for a year or two or three. Then the all hell let lose. The plan was a truck and a trailer and away we go.
Well I naively said in my wisdom inspired by old age, "better let this blow over first" so here I am, exactly where I was a year ago !
Now I start getting serious again, no Trailers to be had. People are selling 5 year old rigs for more than they paid, and new ones are a year or more waiting list.
So then I thought, well, I'll just sleep in the car. What do I need. Mr Google then enlightened me to Sylvan pop up tent trailers, which led me to "hey can I tow that ?" which led me without noticing to UK sites about towing with an Outlander and then to North American sites and specs.
The fact that UK said 1500 KG and my local sites said max tow of 1500 LBS led me to the obvious conclusion that it was simply an overlooked typo because as we all know, things ain't what they used to be.
The short of it is, the tent trailer only weighs 850 lbs and is low profile so it IS possible and even realistic.
That does not however overcome the absurdity of the North American situation. Roads here are for the most part bigger better and wider plus none of them were originally put in by the Romans, so there is no REAL reason for the ridiculously low payload.
you can tell by this, I have too much time on my hands and have to get out ....