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Old 05-15-2009, 06:41 PM   #1
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Newb with questions....

Hi I just bought a Wildwood 30bhss, does anyone know what the actual weight might be? I know I need to get it weighed, just curious because the plackard inside states weight at 7000lbs but then the plackard outside states gvwr at 11,000lbs (holy frig). I guess with gear its somewhere in the middle. My tow car is maxed at 9200lb with the proper WD hitch. Thoughts
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Old 05-15-2009, 08:10 PM   #2
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What year trailer is it? Sounds like you're potentially too heavy to safely tow with your vehicle. Make sure you also consider tongue weight. A lot of other members often suggest having the trailer weighed because manufacturers numbers are often light.
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:43 PM   #3
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The trailer is a 2000. I towed from Marion to Charlotte from the dealer. I felt safe Seriously the Burban has great breaks and HD axles and suspention, trans, diff. i just don't want to burn up my junk pulling up the mtns. Regardless, I got what I got at this point. I have limited options for a tow vehicle since I have 4 kids, a pick-up is out, at the 3/4 ton arena that leaves The Suburban/YukonX/L or a excursion/ExpeditionX/L and I'm no ford guy. No offense to Ford guys, I work at a GM dealership so service info and gm equipment are available.

I'm babbling here, me point is I think safty-wise I'm good, I just don't want tax my vehicle to much.

Does anyone else tow with a Suburban 2500 and how is it???
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:02 AM   #4
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I would shy away from an expedition. Had problems towing a 28' Sunline.
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:13 AM   #5
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The trailer is a 2000. I towed from Marion to Charlotte from the dealer. I felt safe Seriously the Burban has great breaks and HD axles and suspention, trans, diff. i just don't want to burn up my junk pulling up the mtns. Regardless, I got what I got at this point. I have limited options for a tow vehicle since I have 4 kids, a pick-up is out, at the 3/4 ton arena that leaves The Suburban/YukonX/L or a excursion/ExpeditionX/L and I'm no ford guy. No offense to Ford guys, I work at a GM dealership so service info and gm equipment are available.

I'm babbling here, me point is I think safty-wise I'm good, I just don't want tax my vehicle to much.

Does anyone else tow with a Suburban 2500 and how is it???


Yes I did, I have a 1997 GMC Suburban 3/4 ton 5.7 engine and a 4:10 rear. I tow a 2006 Rockwood 8414ss, full load rated @ 7,910 lbs and it tow great as long has your hitch is installed correctly. This is important for any tow vehicle, not only correctly but the proper one. I just retired the Surburban in September and now I tow with a 2008 Chevy heavy duty 1/2 pick up with a 6.0 engine a 4:10 rear. The max tow rating on the 3/4 ton Suburban is 7,500 lbs but the new 2008 is rated @ 10,500lbs The wheel base on the Suburban is 130" and the wheel base on the 2008 is 143" and I can tell the differance in control, The Suburban towed well but the 2008 tows better. I still have the Surburban as a second tow vehicle just in case. I suggest to stay away from short wheel base tow vehicles if you are towing a rig over 25' When I am hooked up to my TT I am 53' long from front bumper of the truck to the spare tire on the back of the TT. Good luck and most important be safe.
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Old 05-19-2009, 07:57 PM   #6
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Thanks, we'll see how it goes
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:18 AM   #7
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The best thing to do is go to a scale with it loaded and ready to camp and get it weighed. Don't tote anymore water than you absolutely have to. Have your hitch set up correctly and make sure your brakes and controller are working 100%.

I don't know if your Burb has a heavy duty tranny cooler, but if not that'd be the first thing I'd add.
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Old 05-20-2009, 10:40 AM   #8
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yup, has a external trans cooler but its small maybe 5 X 10. It has a trans temp gauge and if runs warm I'll upgrade to a biger cooler with a dedicated fan.

Thanks for the input
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