I wanted to get a your opinions on my current and possible future TV.
I current own a 2004 Trailblazer (v6) that is rated to tow 5,000lbs. I used it successfully to tow my previous pop up; a Rockwood HW256 (about 4,000lbs). I ended up selling my HW256 and will be replacing it with a Rockwood HW296 ( about 4,500 lbs) . It is about 500lbs heavier or so.
As the TV is getting close to 10 years old, I will be replacing it very soon. No time like the present if I need to. Hehehe.
Anyway. I am not a contractor nor do I have a truck with my business. I only camp about 5 trips a year so I am only towing 10 days a year. I just drive normally for the other 355 days each year.
If I do upgrade I am thinking of getting a similar type TV that can tow 5,000lbs. The DW would primarily drive it and would rather an SUV than a pick up truck. I am considering the Ford Explorer with a tow package. I know it is on a car chassis and defaults to FWD.
A Chevy Tahoe is the other choice (add $10K to the cost). This has a V8 and a truck chassis and would work better. Just not looking to spend all that money.
What are the thoughts out there? Any other ideas for towing a pop up?
I do have use a prodigy and use a 1,000/10,000 lbs equalizer WDH.
Honest opinions are welcome. I know the TV topic is often a hot issue but I am interested to hear if I am on the right. Or not.