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Old 08-17-2012, 07:02 PM   #1
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Question About Pulling Rockwood 2902SS

We have a 2006 GMC Yukon 5.3 with the tow package. Is this big enough to tow the Rockwood 2902 that has a dry weight of 5644 lbs without ruining the truck. We have a membership to a camping resort where we will store the TT, but will want to go places with it at times.

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Old 08-17-2012, 07:20 PM   #2
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That dry weight does not include a lot of things you will take with you camping. The only way to know is to load up and go to a scale. I'm sure others will pipe in some better help.

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Old 08-17-2012, 08:08 PM   #3
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using fictional "dry" weights are really a waste of time, since no trailer actually weighs its "dry" weight when it leaves the factory.

you can add a ballpark amount of 400lbs. for the normal "options" that all trailers have. so that puts you around 6000lbs., before water, propane and cargo. plus subtracting the weights of anything in the Yukon(other than a 150lb. driver) from the Yukon's tow capacity, including the WDH's weight.

you'll probably be pretty close to the max of the Yukon but a lot depends on what rear end ratio it has and is it 4x4. also, what's going to be riding in it.
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I just came back from a weekend trip in our '11 2902. Packed light--One duffle bag of clothes, One bin of food, a 5gal bottle of water, a case of soda for the three of us. I only carry 1/3 water as I need the tongue weight to reduce sway. The 2902 is tempting to load out the rear bunk, but don't. I was interested in actual weights so I stopped for fuel/pet break at a truck center with a CAT scale. So I drove on it and got weighed. Oh crap, I'm over on my RAWR by 110lbs and I only had a recycing bin of firewood in the bed and no passengers! The numbers were...Steer Axle: 3140, Drive Axle: 3960, Trailer Axle: 6040.
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:54 PM   #5
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schu, you may not ruin your Yukon, but I wouldn't exactly call it a safe combo.
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