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Old 04-12-2016, 01:16 PM   #1
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Towing with trailblazer?

Well all the wife and I have got the fever. I can see a new camper in the future (near). We have a Rockwood pop up at this time. We are looking at something like mini light. I just got the trailblazer and don't want to up grade camper and tow vehicle both. So what are towing and with what. Vehicle has in line 6 4.2l.
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Old 04-12-2016, 02:13 PM   #2
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First issue will be wheelbase.
Second issue will be payload.

What does the drivers door yellow sticker say is the payload capacity?

Hate to say but nearly every TB owner that I've seen, who trys what you want to do, ends up upgrading to a bigger tow vehicle.
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Old 04-12-2016, 02:35 PM   #3
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I tried towing a 22 foot Roo with one and it scared the life out of me. Plenty of pulling power but it was pretty much the tail waging the dog. No matter how I adjusted the bars and sway control it just wouldn't work. The weights and numbers all worked on paper but not in the real world. The only ones I see having success are the ones with the V8, I think because there is more weight on the steering axle.

Maybe they will let you take it for a test tow before you purchase. Make sure you do it at highway speeds.


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I pulled my Roo 21 4700 GVW with a 2003 Trailblazer 4x4 4.2 I6 and rear overload spring shocks with Blue Ox hitch. Really had no problems even after expecting some on a 1.3 mi long 140ft high 2 lane bridge. Going up bridge was concerning with semis passing, down side was less concerning, more stress in a car and not towing. Overall not a bad trip. Trailblazer has a 5500 (I think) limit on towing
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Basically the wheel base is to short for towing anything bigger. Bad sway. mMay want to consider a bigger TV. Later RJD
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We pulled a popup then a Rockwood 2306 mini light with a 2008 trailblazer. Not awesome had some sway but we towed all around. I did move to a 1500 within a year or so though because even though it did it I, and it, we're not as happy as I wanted to be. We did add air lift Springs.

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Old 04-13-2016, 08:27 AM   #7
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Get a Hensley, this is a good tow vehicle if equipped with the proper hitch, the only draw back I found with it was it gets very very thirsty and the tank is not very big.
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Yes that it did! Never passed a gas pump.

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We towed a Salem Cruise lite rb221 23 feet with an envoy with the 4.2 for a few years. It did ok and gas milage sucked. We actually did over 4000 miles on one trip. Sure enjoy towing with the f150 pickup now. Gas milage is better than the envoy both towing and empty.
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We did it, got a new to us f150 supercrew pick up, towing our 261BH xl. Good set up tows really well.
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