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Old 02-04-2011, 11:56 AM   #1
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TrailBlazer towing

I just recently purchased a Grey Wolf TT and I own a 2005 Trailblazer V6 that will tow 5600lb. below are the specs for the TT. Will it be difficult to tow this with the TV?

TTLength27'3"Width8'1"Height10'5"Hitch Weight474 lbsDry Weight4,273 lbsGross Weight7,474 lbsCargo Weight3,201 lbs
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:17 PM   #2
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Extremely difficult to unsafe, I wouldn't recommend it. Also check your owner's manual for Maximum Trailer Frontal Area, you are probably way over. My other concern is your wheelbase. That Trailblazer is very short for a trailer that long. Oh well, sometimes we get the cart in front of the horse. Good Luck, but again I wish to remind others, AFTER THE PURCHASE is too late to ask. Also, if you don't like what you get for responses, what did you ask. This is not aimed at anyone, but seems we have a few post lately that don't like the advice given, and some also that ask after the purchase. YOU HAVE TO DO YOUR OWN HOMEWORK!!!!! This is for all the future camper owner's reading this.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:22 PM   #3
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Totally agree with Windrider. That looks like a combination for potential trouble; possibly BIG trouble. At the very least, you will be very unhappy with your towing experience IMO.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:33 PM   #4
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I don't think you're going to like this, but the answer is "yes, it will be hard to tow".

Specifically, you are going to definitely struggle with this setup (especially in the mountains) and you run a very high probability of being over several towing limits of your TV.

You will most certainly be over the TVs towing max of 5000lbs. The TT has a dry weight of 4273. Add several hundred lbs to that for propane, batteries, a little bit of water and any options. Weigh your stuff that you will place into the TT for camping and add that, too.

For example: 4273 + 300 + 400 puts you right at the max towing cap for your Blazer. These are guesses, but you get the picture. Most people load more.

The other items you should look at are: What is the Blazer's max hitch weight, cargo limit, Gross Combined Weight Restriction, and axle ratings? How much do you and your family weigh (this will take away from how much you can tow)? Where are your going to camp - in the mountains or in the plains?

This is a big trailer for the Blazer. Be careful.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:37 PM   #5
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Thx for the replies. I've been looking for a truck anyways, so this is a good excuse.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:40 PM   #6
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Good Luck, but again I wish to remind others, AFTER THE PURCHASE is too late to ask. Also, if you don't like what you get for responses, what did you ask. This is not aimed at anyone, but seems we have a few post lately that don't like the advice given, and some also that ask after the purchase. YOU HAVE TO DO YOUR OWN HOMEWORK!!!!! This is for all the future camper owner's reading this.
^^^^ You are so right ^^^^

This advice will save tons of money and frustration and really needs to be stressed.

To the OP - I'm not trying to slam you or make you feel bad after-the-fact. But, to be honest, you need a new vehicle.
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Old 02-04-2011, 12:59 PM   #7
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ive read alot of places where genericly to be safest is to never get a trailer thats more than 80% of your vehicles maximum tow/hitch rating when the tanks are full. that way you have more lee-way when you accedently pack too much or buy something heavy.

i know this isnt a hard and fast rule and not perfect but it seems to me a fair wait for most people to not get too big of a trailer for thier vehicles

also im of the mind of buy the trailer that fits your vehicle not the other way around. because you only use the trailer part time and will need the vehicle for more than just "camping"

good luck and please either get a truck that can fit that trailer or replace that trailer.. the trailer is disposable but you and your family is not.
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:22 PM   #8
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welcome to the forum!!
good advice from all. there is much more involved than my TV can tow xxxx lbs. When you look for a new TV really do some research. Know the true weight of the trailer, that includes gear, food, water, LP gas, etc. also know the weights that go into the TV including you, passengers, fluffy, bikes, grills,......
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:29 PM   #9
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Btw if your trying to stay in an suv for family needs, the only ones that could tow that trailer are the ford excursion, the gmc taho/chevy suburban the nissan armada and the toyota sequoia.
And only if you get the heavy duty towing packages and the larger v8 engine option. otherwise you will have to go with a full sized truck or heavy duty truck. sorry there just arent many options for SUV's anymore especially since they are all being turned into "crossovers" that can barely pull a pop up camper
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i agree with the others. the TB has an I-6, not a v-6. that engine is famous for bad mpg and the ones with the v-8 get almost the same mileage as the I-6.

the trailer is WWAAYY too much for a 6-cyl. short wheelbase tow vehicle. it'll weigh about 4700lbs. on the dealer's lot, before you add water, propane and cargo.

the I-6 TB is a popular TV for popups and smaller HTTs that are under 20' long. but not for a 27' TT.

by the way, you didn't mention the model, just the specs.
i'm assuming it's the 25RB.

and like others said, you need to do your homework before purchasing. since you've already bought the TT, please ask some questions here before buying a new tow vehicle. lots of helpful and knowledgeable people here.
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