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Old 05-24-2016, 06:05 PM   #11
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The Mfg specs say the TT is 29'2" long and the dry weight is 4,586. In addition to being unsafe, you will be very uncomfortable towing it. Would love to have you as a new TT owner, but want you to enjoy it. Once you put normal camping equipment in the TT and TB and passengers, you will be overweight. In addition, if you do not have a brake controller, that means you probably do not have an OEM trailer package which means you don't have a aux trans cooler or trailer wiring.
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Old 05-24-2016, 06:09 PM   #12
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Thanks Bob - my TB has trailer wiring, unlikely about the trans cooler. Looks like we'll be using the pop-up a little while longer
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Old 05-24-2016, 06:43 PM   #13
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I towed my 19' toyhauler with a GMC Envoy. It was 4500# loaded (checked on a scale). I added a transmission cooler to keep fluid temperature down. The transmission fluid would run 160-180F while towing. The trailer was the max I would recommend to tow with that vehicle, both in weight and length. I towed at 60-65 mph. Any faster and cross winds from trucks would cause the trailer to sway (not uncontrollable, but an annoyance.)

If you add a transmission cooler and keep you trailer to ~19' it is very doable with a Trailblazer. I used a P3 brake controller which worked very good.
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Old 05-24-2016, 07:01 PM   #14
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As a side note; if you want to monitor your transmission temperature (and a lot of other parameters) I found the Torque Andriod App and an inexpensive bluetooth dongle (transmitter that plugs into the car computer diagnostic port) allowed me to monitor the transmission temp in real time.

It also allows you to read and reset the check engine light if it should ever come on.
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Old 05-24-2016, 10:18 PM   #15
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I appreciate all the feedback, we ended up passing on this TT due to overweight and safety.

What's the consensus on towing a 21' Rockwood Roo hybrid with my TB? UVW is 2732.
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Old 05-25-2016, 07:25 AM   #16
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I appreciate all the feedback, we ended up passing on this TT due to overweight and safety.

What's the consensus on towing a 21' Rockwood Roo hybrid with my TB? UVW is 2732.
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:42 AM   #17
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That's more like it!

Now back to that brake controller. Tekonsha P2 or P3 is the way to go.
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:54 AM   #18
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You will need a new Tow vehicle for that trailer, You cant tow with that Period.
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Old 05-25-2016, 11:24 AM   #19
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You will need a new Tow vehicle for that trailer, You cant tow with that Period.

You must be referring to the original TT I was looking at? I've decided to pass on that due to the warnings and advice of the forum. 👍🏻
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Old 05-25-2016, 12:52 PM   #20
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Buy for the future

When you buy a new Tow Vehicle (note I did not say IF), do yourself a favor and buy more than you think you will need in the future. It leaves you a lot more options when you shop for the next TT and pulling with something larger will let you be more comfortable when towing. We bought a new GMC 1500 (not thinking about a future trailer) in 2013; the following year we decided to go RV'ing but were limited on what we could buy because of truck size. The GMC did pull the 35' Windjammer and did it very well, but now we are in the market for the next rig, a 5th wheel, and we have had to purchase a new TV. Following my own advise (I do not always listen to myself) we got a new GMC 3500HD, diesel, crew cab, dually. That should keep our options open! If you like camping and RV'ing, you WILL contract the "New Traileritus" disease. All the posters here are carriers, so be careful!
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