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Old 09-26-2015, 09:01 AM   #11
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Curious, why did you even pose the question if you were going to do it anyway?

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I should have asked the question sooner. When I took the family to see it they were so excited that I felt this was the trailer for us. I do appreciate the replies and to be honest I'm a little nervous about my truck after reading them. A newer/larger truck is not out the picture. My plan is to weigh the truck and trailer once I have it and make a decision after our first trip.
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Old 09-26-2015, 09:04 AM   #12
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My plan is to weigh the truck and trailer once I have it and make a decision after our first trip.
Hopefully, you won't be making that decision during your first trip.

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Old 09-26-2015, 09:41 AM   #13
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The Gray Wolf 26DBH is a bunkhouse, so I image you have kids... Once you add-up their bikes, scooters, camping chairs, etc. you will definitely surpass your TV's 1350 payload... However, if you proceed with this purchase, definitely make sure your tires are up to the task & have the dealer install a good, yet affordable, Equalizer 4 WDH, etc. If you pack very light & stay close to home, you could get the family hooked on camping before you talk your DW into the need for a larger TV...

The Gray Wolf's stick & tin design makes it heavier than pricier TT's with nearly the same floor plan, like the Prime Time Tracer AIRs. (Our dual slide PT Tracer 3150 only weighs 6,400 empty...) Some dealers will allow you to apply your deposit to another TT & a few will even refund your deposit. Choosing a lighter, but more pricey TT with nearly the same floor plan may be a better option than having to upgrade your TV in 1-2 years...

If/when you do upgrade your TV, you don't have to buy new. I found a 2 year-old Ram 2500 CC ST (stock) for $14K. I added a like-new fiberglass cap found on CL for $500 & I'm quiet happy. It has a payload of 3,000. The newer engine/tranny combo provides better mpg than older trucks. I get 17 mpg commuting & 8-10 towing... Our (used) PT Tracer 3150 was only $20K & IMO much better quality than new TT's in the same price-range & we've had 2 years w/out problems (not caused by me breaking something...)
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Old 09-26-2015, 10:13 AM   #14
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I should have asked the question sooner. When I took the family to see it they were so excited that I felt this was the trailer for us. I do appreciate the replies and to be honest I'm a little nervous about my truck after reading them. A newer/larger truck is not out the picture. My plan is to weigh the truck and trailer once I have it and make a decision after our first trip.
Thanks again,
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Enjoy it with a good tranny cooler and right hitch you should be fine.
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Old 09-26-2015, 03:10 PM   #15
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I have a lot of Avalanche experience. Owned (4) 02,06,10, 2013.
I towed my 26BHSS FR 4800 empty 6100 loaded.
Long story short I traded to 2015 2500 HD after one stressful season.
In aviation we call it " like a monkey riding a football" .
Avalanche had the tow pkg etc etc trans cooler loaded, and it just didn't have the rear suspension, also shorter WB than the Silverado. Also it had 20" P tires.
Thought I would miss the Av cause I really love them. Just not enough truck for what you want to tow. Good luck.
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Old 09-26-2015, 04:57 PM   #16
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I tow a 2504 KS Mini Lite with my 07 Avalanche with 5.3 and 3.73 rear. Nowhere near your trailer weight.
It is my belief that I am at the max capacity of the Avalanche. It works hard in the shallow mountains of Arkansas but does fine on fairly level interstate.
I'm planning on going west and east and will replace the Avalanche with a 2500 Chevy or GMC next season so I can enjoy our trips.
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Old 09-26-2015, 06:36 PM   #17
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Take it slow and easy you will be fine. Make sure u have a good stiff e rated tire for the truck and a good hitch a E 4 or better.
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Old 09-27-2015, 07:32 AM   #18
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been in car business all my life, in the GM end of thingd and the Avalanch has not proved to be much of a tow vehicle. They were made more for the fad look rather than being a workhorse.
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