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Old 07-04-2013, 10:25 AM   #21
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Dave-That site you directed me too sounds a lot more realistic for 2500suburban towing number. I think the vin lookup at the dealership telling me so low had to be inaccurate.

Batts-toy- Yes it was especially squirmy towing with the Tahoe considering my travel travel was twice the size of my tow vehicle. I had white knuckles at all times pulling it! That why this past year we have camped local and stayed off the highways. Yes I use the weight dis. bar and anti-sway. Sway bar really helps without it I would be in trouble. Does the double sway bar make much of a difference? It the "friction" type sway bar....
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for all the help, I am new to the whole camping thing- I married into a camping family, and after they took me a few times, I said I needed a travel trailer.
I have been a boater my entire life, but its much easier to pull a 20' boat than a 28' travel trailer
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:27 AM   #22
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Believe it or not I am a class A cdl driver for a living, and WITHOUT THE RIGHT TOW VEHICLE AND SET-UP, towing travel trailers is more challenging than driving class A trucks and trailers!
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:07 PM   #23
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I am also Class A cdl and my dad, uncles and grandfather before me were also but I have never driven for a living and your right TT and RV use is totally different.

I don't know that the second sway bar is really doing a lot but when I bought the first one at Harbor Freight is showed a max spec of 6,000# limit and since I new I was over 7,000# I went with the 2, my WDH had both places for the small ball already so it was no big deal to set the second one on there. Some WDH units have the sway control built into them and a add on sway control such as the friction unit is not needed so it depends on what you have.
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Let me clarify after I read my own typing. I had the WDH and one sway bar already used with the 18' TT before I bought the 26' TBSS. Upon recognizing the weight of the TBSS I went and got the 2nd sway bar.
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:11 PM   #25
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Yea I have the standard weight distrib.
The addition of the second anti sway doesn't affect the turning at all?
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:36 PM   #26
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You can get them too tight, I for one have not had a problem with turning they are adjustable and come with the instruction sheet. The only real issue for some is a ball has to be mounted on the tongue of the TT for each sway bar which means drill and bolt or weld it/them on. I welded mine (welding creates some excitement on the forum as people are concerned about voiding the frame warranty). Another issue would be if the ball spacing distance isn't correct you can set yourself up to have the slide either bottom out or come apart during the turn, just have to install it correctly then shouldn't be an issue.
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:14 PM   #27
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I'm confused? 6.0L 2500 Suburban - small SUV?

Nm
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:28 PM   #28
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Here's your owners manual: http://www.vita-motors.ru/cars/chevr...ahoeGMT800.pdf

See pg 4-66; you're probably at 7400 lbs.
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I'm confused? 6.0L 2500 Suburban - small SUV?

Nm
To some, anything less than a 1-1/2T is small.
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:46 PM   #30
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Here's your owners manual: http://www.vita-motors.ru/cars/chevr...ahoeGMT800.pdf

See pg 4-66; you're probably at 7400 lbs.
Interesting...the Trailer Life guide list doesn't specify rear end ratio...they just list the max which is for a 4.10 ratio.

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