Originally Posted by EXGMTech
I fully intend on w/d & sway control...NOT going to skimp there! I'm not one that needs to keep up with the flow @ 75 mph....much rather get there in one piece a little later. I've been towing various trailers for many years, but nothing this big.My dealer said he'd rather tow with a Tahoe than a pickup just for the rear weight difference. Sure wish there was a way to "test tow" before buying!!!
Sounds like a case of a dealer telling you what ever he needed to to make the deal. I bet if you had pulled in with a Isuzu Trooper he would have said I'd rather tow with that than a pickup.
I think you will probably be fine, but the dealer sounds dubious to me as so many of them will say anything to make a sale and they don't care about you once your gone down the road with your new trailer.
Make sure you have the proper class rating to the tires. So many SUVs end up with what amounts to "car" tires and from others in your place we have heard that an upgrade to the class rating can make a huge difference in the way it feels going down the road or when a semi passes you.
There are also a few here that have excellent charts as to maximum trailer length for the wheelbase of the tow vehicle. This is a very often overlooked issue that really is important.
Welcome to the forums and send pics of the new rig when you get it, we always love to see new rigs