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Old 10-12-2016, 09:45 AM   #31
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we got our first TT at Cloerain in Cincinnati, gave us a great deal, salesman was Matt did a great job
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We own a 2007 trailblazer that pulled our 24 foot cabin cruiser just fine. The 06-09 trailblazer makes more hp due in part to a better flowing cylinder head. The 4 wheel disc brakes on the boat trailer really helped. When we picked up our 2504s I used the trailblazer to pick it up from the dealer. BIG difference! There is a LOT more aero drag with the TT. Also got blown around more. Bottom line: 4500 lbs can be towed easily. Get a trans cooler for sure and DO NOT TOW IN OD! Use third gear. I made our 2014 Silverodo our TT tow vehicle. The truck is a little more stable because of the longer wheelbase. Hope this helps. Jay
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:48 PM   #33
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I would also hit a lot of camper shows and dealers with a list of what I wanted and $$ I had. Make the list in the order of things you want most to things you want least or can live without. Take it with you and give a copy to the salesperson. I would definitely get a truck, though. You'll feel much more comfortable and in control. Also, either a crew cab, or preferably a 4door for those trips with friends. The front seat only trucks leave a lot when you can't bring many friends. Also, if you can modify your driveway/parking area, you may be able to put in a larger trailer. We have camped in all sizes of TT's and really like the bigger one with slideouts (Windjammer) and solid sides. Camped in all sorts of weather with it from 100 degrees to about 25 degrees and large storms (with a lot of blown down trees) to a foot of snow, and it has come through great. Good luck on your hunt.
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I would also hit a lot of camper shows and dealers with a list of what I wanted and $$ I had. Make the list in the order of things you want most to things you want least or can live without. Take it with you and give a copy to the salesperson. I would definitely get a truck, though. You'll feel much more comfortable and in control. Also, either a crew cab, or preferably a 4door for those trips with friends. The front seat only trucks leave a lot when you can't bring many friends. Also, if you can modify your driveway/parking area, you may be able to put in a larger trailer. We have camped in all sizes of TT's and really like the bigger one with slideouts (Windjammer) and solid sides. Camped in all sorts of weather with it from 100 degrees to about 25 degrees and large storms (with a lot of blown down trees) to a foot of snow, and it has come through great. Good luck on your hunt.
Don't put how much $$ you have on the list. Keep it in your head.

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Personally, I'd consider what you need, as a single guy camping...what's important to you? Don't worry too much about the few times you may have friends camp with you--you're the one who has to live with the camper you buy, not your friends...

Having said that, considering your TV...how about an A-frame?

Good luck with your purchase.
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