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Old 07-22-2016, 05:19 PM   #1
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Should I purchase Rockwood Mini Lite 1909s?

Just curious if anyone has the Rockwood Mini Lite 1909s and their impressions of it. Also is it light enough for a 2016 Chevy Colorado 3.6 V6 Crew Cab 4x4 to tow? The vehicle has a GVWR of 6000 and GCWR of 12000. Also it has the trailer towing package. The trailer has an unloaded weight of 3510. I have checked it with the RV Tow Check 2.1 Calculator which is on the web at Thanks for any input.

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Old 07-22-2016, 05:42 PM   #2
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Not to be the weight police, but you asked.

It's going to depend on your specific Colorado. I couldn't find any specific towing capacity in the 2016 Colorado owners manual, but the 2016 Trailer Life towing guide says you have 3500 lb towing capacity or 7000 lb towing capacity. The difference seems to be if you the towing package.

So at about 5000 lbs GVWR (ignore dry weight - it doesn't mean a thing), you should be OK if you've got the 7000 lb tow rating.

However, you also need to worry about payload. Look in your owners manual, starting at page 204, for how to figure out your payload. Most folks hit the payload limit before they hit the towing limit.

Remember, if you have a weight distributing hitch (WDH), which I would strongly suggest, it will add 50-75 lbs to your tongue weight.

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Old 07-25-2016, 05:55 AM   #3
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We looked at the 1909 and the slightly smaller 1809 before purchasing our 2109S.

A few things that stood out to sway us away from those two and get the 2109.

There is almost zero counter space unless using the table.

The furnace is under the bed, it rumbles and is noisy when moving air.

We didn't want to crawl over one another any more, having a walk around bed made more sense.

As far as towing, well your vehicle sounds adequate, but where do you tow? We had a Silverado 2500HD with the 6.0 and the wind resistance on the newer trailer and higher weight made a more noticeable difference than we anticipated but we tow primarily in the mountains.
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