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Old 02-05-2014, 11:00 AM   #1
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V6 TrailBlazer

Does anyone here have a Trail Blazer as their tow vehicle? My rig is this and a Canyon Cat 17 qbc.
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:15 AM   #2
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Welcome! You are smart to keep your trailer on the smaller side given the somewhat shorter wheelbase of your TV. Have fun! Be safe!
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:27 AM   #3
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Thank you.
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:42 AM   #4
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We had the GMC Equivelint to you Trailbalzer. As others stated keep your trailer on the shorter side/lighter and you should be fine. A number of Hybrids and Mini Lites work well with this truck. I towed a small run about with it without issue. The Torque of the inline 6 was nice to have. Keep in mind if you have air ride suspension on the rear that is not an ideal combo with a standard WD hitch.

All this Just My Opinion and not fact! Enjoy the outdoors and welcome!
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:34 PM   #5
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Just sold our 2004 trailblazer (V6). We towed 2306 mini lite. TT about 3700lbs dry and used wd and dual stabilizer. It pulled the TT ok but moved up to a Ram 1500 v8. I hope the longer wheel base and v8 will make our trips better. We did not take our TT out yet with the new truck so I can't compare the two yet.. but I bet the truck will do better
Well I hope cause I liked the trailblazer.
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:44 PM   #6
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Just like ryand, we had an 05 GMC Envoy (towing 5,000 lbs) with an I6 pulling a Micro Lite 23 ML similar to 2306 and it pulled ok. It did struggle on the hills and downshifting to 2nd gear. Dry weight on the Micro Lite is 3700 lbs. So we upgraded in the fall to the V8 Envoy Denali (towing 6,100 lbs) and have only pulled the camper once locally so have not had much experience yet, but so far I have noticed a difference.

You should be ok with your trailer, looks like the dry weight is about 3,000 lbs. Only time will tell and I thought I was ok with the smaller Envoy and later decided to upgrade. I think you see this alot on this forum. People upgrading their TV after their trailer purchase.

Good luck and enjoy.
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:17 PM   #7
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This is exactly the kind of feed back I was looking for. Thanks so much to everyone that has responded so far. My Trailblazer is rated for 5400 lbs. The camper is 3400 lbs. I put a WD hitch and sway bars on so far. I plan to install a transmission cooler as soon as the weather allows. Towed it home from the dealership (35 miles) and it seemed to pull fine. I did have one pretty decent hill and although it was working, I don't think I could have gotten over 60, nor would I have wanted too.
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Your welcome.

At those weight levels, I would think you should be in good shape.

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Old 02-05-2014, 07:36 PM   #9
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i thought all the TB's had an inline 6 cyl. engine, not a V-6 engine.
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:15 PM   #10
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Yep my typing got ahead of my brain. You ate correct sir
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