Originally Posted by Treeclimber
Reburroughs, The only NADA specs I could find is a 17' Tow Lite and it weighs 2500 Lbs. Throw in all the accessories, gear, food, gas, people etc and you'll find that you will exceed the limits of your Subaru. It will be like the tail wagging the dog! Sorry.
Unfortunately I have to agree with Treeclimber. A 17' Towlight would be too much for your Subie. We had a 1705T and towed it with a 2002 Explorer/V6 that had a tow rating of 3500 pounds and it struggled at times. Going down a flat straight road it was okay but going up hills and acceleration was a bit different. The dry weight was probably closer to 2900 to 3000 pounds. Add a second battery, bunk, dual 30#LP tanks, A/C, etc.
You must remember that everything you add to the tow vehicle over just the driver deducts from your towing capabilties. Vehicle manufacturers like to leave out the dirty details about reality of towing.