Do you have the right vehicle?

Our trailer is lighter than many others in its class, however, you'll still need the right vehicle to tow our 2,500 lbs trailers. We actually recommend that your vehicle can tow 2,700-3,500 lbs depending on how full you pack it with food, water, clothes, and gear. Many small SUV/crossovers fit the bill, including (but not limited to) these:

Acura MDX V6

Audi Q5/7

BMW X3/4/5/6

Buick Enclave V6

Ford Edge V6 & Escape

Honda Odyssey & Pilot V6

Hyundai Santa Fe V6

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Kia Sorrento

Land Rover LR2/4

Lexus 350 V6

Mazda CX9 V4 & V6

Mitsubishi Outlander V6

Nissan Murano V6

Nissan Xterra V6

Subaru Outback V6

Toyota 4Runner V6

Toyota Highlander V6

VW Touareg

Volvo S60/80

Volvo XC60/70/80

Of course, larger SUVs and trucks work too. To check your vehicle, we recommend Trailer Life's helpful web tool


Some of you have vehicles that are capable of towing our trailers or can borrow one from a friend or family member during your trip. However, if you need to rent a vehicle, here are a few options. Check the individual sites below for availability and pricing (FYI, quotes often depend on estimated miles traveled).

Enterprise Truck Rentals - There are three Puget Sound locations---Seattle (SoDo), Kent/Tukwila, and Tacoma/Fife---although on a case-by-case basis they will deliver a truck to a nearby Kirkland, WA Enterprise Rent-a-Car location. Let us know if you're interested in this great option!

U-Haul - There are numerous corporate and franchise locations around the Puget Sound area, including in Kirkland.

Del's Truck Rentals - A local option over in Woodinville, WA.


We have partnered with tow hitch installer Rack N Road to give our customers a 20% discount on all towing related products such as hitches, wiring, ball mount, and balls. You'll want a Class II receiver with a 2" ball hitch that's about 16" off the ground, and a 4-pin wire connector. Please tell them that Homegrown Trailers sent you to receive your discount. They have two Puget Sound locations:

    7918 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, (206) 528-8090

    11635 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98005, (425) 957-7225

Some U-Haul locations also provide this service. Click link to check their pricing and locations.