Polydrop trailer is a lightweight, low profile trailer which can be towed by most cars. But on the road, it is hard to find RVs towed by cars other than SUVs.
We understand that one of the most frightening aspects of towing a trailer is "Can my vehicle tow?". Well, we always highly recommend following the car manufacturer's guidelines but we'd love to share the experience with odd towing vehicles (some of them are not even recommended to tow anything) we've driven and our customers.
* Please always follow the manufacturer's guidelines. We are sharing our experience but not guaranteed any safety. Please tow Polydrop trailer with caution.
1. 1987 Chevy Corvette Z51
-Old V8 and the aluminum frame body. What else you need? This was a coolest setup we've done. Also, there was no noticeable MPG drop!
2. 2011 Mini Cooper S Clubman R55
- Mini Cooper Clubman S has a turbocharged engine, it is tricky to drive since the turbo spools up from 2500rpm. If you needed to pass any cars in front of you while towing Polydrop, we recommend shifting down first to let the turbo spins. Other than that, there is no complaint about it!
3. 1997 Mazda Miata
-Yes, it's the Miata, that cute little Miata. There's a class 1 towing receiver made by Curt, which is enough to tow a Polydrop trailer.
4. 2004 Toyota Prius
- It's the 2nd gen Prius, comes with 1.5L Atkinson 4cyl engine (76hp) coupled with a 67hp motor. Some say the Prius can't tow anything,(This is not but what we've seen was totally different. MPG was around 30 (without the trailer was around 40~45). The only downside was while you are climbing up the hills - you always make sure the battery condition. If the battery is out while you are climbing up the hills, you'll lose 67hp.
5. Tesla Model S
-This is not our vehicle but one of our customers'. He informed us he could get 80% of normal driving distance while he is towing a Polydrop trailer. He told us that he already made several long distance travel! We were stoked since we were scared about towing a trailer with an EV because of this youtube video:
This is all for now.
What vehicles are you planning to tow a Polydrop trailer?