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Old 08-20-2008, 09:33 PM   #11
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I have towed out 09 Sierra 302bhd 35ft 8000lb trailer with our 04 Expedition in the mountains with no trouble. But it is a lot easier with the F-250 Powerstroke. We reserve the Expedition to trips with the whole family (me, wife, and 5 kids) the Expedition is rated for 9000lbs. I even had it up to 65 to checkfor sway and had no problems. I use the Equalizer hitch setup.

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Old 09-26-2008, 03:27 PM   #12
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We have a 2005 GMC Yukon with Reese dual cams and a Prodigy towing our 2006 Rockwood 8315SS. Travelling on Interstates around Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD and in the terrain of Northern VA and Southern PA we have had no problem. The trick is to watch your speed of course and like you said in an earlier post set the hanging links correctly. I do try to load the trailer with the weight in the rear storage compartment to keep the tongue weight down, and put the portable icemaker and the portable dishwasher in the floor of the bathroom or bedroom when travelling. We have even considered moving the battery to the rear until we bought the Exide Orbital which is considerably lighter than the stock battery. Trucks at 80 mph whizz past us moving at 55-60 mph and we can tell they went by but no noticable sway (more like a tug). It is more evident when we are moving downhill and they pass, but not what I would get white-knuckled about. Our Yukon has Autoride, so we let the vehicle finish adjusting before we set the chains for the equalizer bars. I agree about watching the actual weights, combined and tongue. Good luck and enjoy!


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Old 01-25-2009, 10:42 PM   #13
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Thinking about buying a 8315SS and a new Supercrew 2009 F150 with 5.4 engine.3.73 RATIO LIMITED SLIP AXLE, it has a 11,300 tow capacity....should be ok with that don't we think?
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Old 01-26-2009, 04:15 AM   #14
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You may want to consider a 3/4 ton. Check the spec's on your truck first, you just might be pushing it a bit.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:37 AM   #15
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Regardless what TV you choose, go with the Equal-i-zer hitch, specially towing with an SUV. You wont regret it.
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:48 AM   #16
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From Tahoe to Dodge 2500 towing 8314SS

I have towed the 8314SS with the tahoe and it is very unstable when big rigs go by. It is ok if you are on the flat land and not going more than 100 Miles. I live in California where there are lots of mountains and people drive really fast.

I finally go a Dodge Mega Cab truck and it gets 13 mpg while towning my rig. I don't have sway issues anymore and i can pass the big rig trucks going up the hill!

Hope this helps!

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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab Laramie 5.9 Diesel

1996 Chevy Tahoe 2 Door Lifted 4 Inches. 5.7 V8

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Old 03-03-2009, 03:20 PM   #17
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Excellent to hear, this will be my setup as well, but quadcab.
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Old 03-09-2009, 02:36 AM   #18
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I have a 2007 8315SS and I pull it with my 1994 Chevy Suburban 1500, 350cu engine. My gearing is 4.56 because it is lifted 4" with bigger tires, but it pulls like a charm. I use the Equalizer 10,000 lb hitch system and swear by it. Hope this helps if you haven't made your decision already.

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