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Old 08-28-2012, 09:39 PM   #11
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I brought the trailer and i havent picked it up yet, its gonna be ready on friday.
I figure that 6700 tow limit, vs a 4800 dry weight, i did not think i would go past 6700 lbs even with my stuff in, as for the tongue weight, i see ppl towing 24' with dodge caravan, i figure i was good with my hummer..... since its a 3/4 ton frame
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:50 PM   #12
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as for the tongue weight, i see ppl towing 24' with dodge caravan, i figure i was good with my hummer
All I can say is that's a really poor way to decide what's acceptable. I've seen set-ups that you shake you head at and make sure that you're not travelling in the same direction.

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I brought the trailer, im taking possesion of it on friday. I figures with my max tow rating of 6700lbs i would not go over it, and would probably be close to 6000lbs which was correct imo. Then goes the tongue weigth etc... then i remember seeing some ppl towing 22' to 24' TT with a dodge caravan so i figured my hummer could handle it since it a 3/4 ton SUV.

So looks like i havent done my homework correctly..... it soo confusing....
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oops double post thats what happen we u talk on forums @ work!
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:07 PM   #15
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If I were you, I'd find out what hitch the dealer is intending to set-up. It shouldn't be anything less than a Equal-i-zer or Reese Dual Cam. Both have excellent sway control features in addition to weight distribution that's a must with your combination of shorter wheelbase TV and long camper. I'd also familarize myself with the installation process as I'd never trust the dealer to get the set-up right. The set-up has to be spot on, not 'good enough'.

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Old 08-28-2012, 11:12 PM   #16
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Here's the links to Equal-i-zer and Reese hitches...

Equal-i-zer® Hitch - The “American Original” with 4-Point Sway Control™ and Weight Distribution

http://www.reeseprod.com/content/pro...600&catID=1655 &part=0

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Old 08-28-2012, 11:13 PM   #17
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sorry dude, we're not trying to make you feel bad. it is confusing - the manufacturers throw out a bunch of variables/parameters - violate one of them and it's a no go - even if you satisfy some of them.

You do see people running - and some even reporting in this forum - in an overloaded condition seemingly without problem. But eventually, welds fail, axles fail, transmissions fail, engines blow up, brakes fail, etc. You just don't know exactly when. Could be that your hummer can pull that trailer clear across the country without problem. Could also be that you don't make it across town because your hitch shears off.

Advice always is to be cautious.
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:17 AM   #18
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Excellent advice guys! Confusing is such an "Understatement".

When I got my 06' 4WD Trailblazer ( traded in my 4WD Grand Cherokee Jeep ) my first questions were what it's towing ratings and capabilities were. I didn't care that it was a 4WD Trailblazer per say, just that it was capable of pulling my Pup, in the same manner as my GC Jeep had done.

Since I have recently upscaled to a larger, heavier pup, my concerns were at the forefront again, but this time I was ready and did the math. We performed the "bathroom scale" tongue weight test ( loaded and ready to camp ) and my TV is really happy.

If I had went by the manufacturers figures and over-bought to a larger TT according to their specs, no telling how long, or short, my TV would have lasted.

I agree, you can never be too overly careful.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:49 AM   #19
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This camper has a fully loaded weight of 7,191 pounds (dry weight plus payload). With a 13% tongue weight you will have 934 pounds additional load on your Hummer's frame.

http://www.rvguide.com/specs/forest-...rt/sp-293.html

IMO, I think you will be very unhappy with the way it tows when you are loaded for camping and I think your Hummer will be overloaded with your family and gear on board. You will most likely exceed your Hummer's GVWR and GCWR in addition to the max tow ratings.

http://www.cars.com/hummer/h2/2007/specifications/


Again, JMO and you should be very careful with your speed until you understand what towing that combination will be like.
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:20 AM   #20
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Ricard, since you have already bought the trailer, just try it out and see how it works. Notwithstanding all of the scary replies you have received, it might pull just fine.
Just one suggestion, you may want to load your camper a bit on the light side. We carry everything we could ever use, as we have lots of spare towing capacity, but could leave half of our stuff behind if we really had to.
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