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Old 03-12-2016, 09:51 AM   #51
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2016 rockwood 2306 things to buy and gen size

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Not trying to sound negative or insulting. Yes, there is such thing and is not based as TV but as a daily driver. Anybody can get caught on the loop of buying bigger vehicles because they want to tow some. For example... on my life style, is not required to have a truck. When I found that my sedan is capable of towing safely 4,600 Lbs I started to reseach for a TT as big as I can find under the 4,000 limit. We do not want to trade and get into debt of a vehicle because of the TT. We went the other way, find a TT that can be towed with the vehicle. Our 2016 Chevy Colorado Z82, came as a replacement for a 13 year old sedan. The truck is similar size and same economy as the car is replacing. Bought new about mid 20s K and a towing capacity of 7,000 Lbs.

We consider towing the TT, just to have another vehicle capable of doing it. We wanted another sedan, for the same price/size, you cannot tow a darn thing. When I was in Europe, saw people towing TTs with their cars. Is a very common practice. So why not here? Funny is, my car is built by GM Holden and shipped directly from Australia. Over there is 4,600 Lbs towing capacity, here in the USA 2,000 Lbs. How is that possible? Lost some during shipping? The design is identical except the driver position. Bought the Class 3 Aussie Tow Kit designed by GM, fit like a glove no a single modification need it.

We can afford a Duramax, Cummins, Power Stroke, etc... but we do not want to own a big truck with all the expeses associated, to be used full time grocery getter, partime TV. Or sitting at the house unused, burning cash away. Had an 00 GMC Sierra Z71 and we hated it; sat at the house most of the time, nobody wanted to drive it.

I think it will be fine with the Traverse.
No problem. We all have our level where we are comfortable with the equipment. IMO, the tow ratings are way, way too generous.

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Old 03-12-2016, 01:54 PM   #52
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European TTS are WAY different from American TTs.
I've driven through Europe a total of 10 weeks and seen a lot of their TTs.
First, nearly all are shaped more like an Airstream, than boxy American TTs. So much less air resistance.
Second, they have WAY less stuff inside, making them much lighter.
No a/c, single sink, smaller fridges, lighter materials and so on.
Third, they sit much lower and have a lower profile than American TTs. So again, less air resistance.
And lastly, nearly all are MUCH smaller than the average American TT.

So it's not a fair comparison.

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Old 05-05-2016, 06:40 PM   #53
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So far I still do not have my trailer I'm a little ticked off because I was promised I would get it the second week in May, the trailer has been build and ready for shipping since 4/27 but now I guess it will be another 7-10 days before its shipped to the dealer so I won't see it until the third week of May if I am lucky I am so mad because it doesn't give me time to get use to towing and pick the trailer by Memorial Day maiden voyage.

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