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Old 02-16-2011, 07:56 PM   #1
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Towing..what to expect please

We have only had pup's, but want to buy a Surveyor SPT 240. Our TV is a 03 Z-71 4wd Suburban 1500 1/2 ton. Tires are "P" rated Nitto Grapplers. 35 psi max...Do not understand hitch weight? Will we be ok? Should I experience any "squat" with this set up ? Is there anything I should have done to the burb?
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:33 PM   #2
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not knowing engine size or rear end ratio doesn't help. also, does it have the factory tow package?

you'll definitely need a WDH with sway control, no matter what engine or rear end it has.
without one, you'll definitely have squat.

tongue weight capacity is in the owner's manual, along with towing capacities based on engine size and which rear end ratio it has.
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:04 PM   #3
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Bikendan, As stated it is a 1/2 ton burb so yeah it has a chevy V-8..as stated it is 4wd 3:73 rear end It is a Z71, so it has factory tow pkg, aux cooler etc. thanks for your valuable input, cleared everything right up for me..As posted, I do not understand tongue weight and looking for a little help here...
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That trailer is lighter then mine. I have the same truck. It will be fine. Just get equalizer bars and sway bars(yes two). O ya get a brake controller for your truck(if you have electric brakes which im almost sure).
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That trailer is lighter then mine. I have the same truck. It will be fine. Just get equalizer bars and sway bars(yes two). O ya get a brake controller for your truck(if you have electric brakes which im almost sure).
Scube, that is the kind of info I was looking for..thnks, buddy, vern
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One other tip. go on a short run first just to make sure no major sway / everything is setup the way it was designed. So the equilzer bars and sway bars according to directions.
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We have only had pup's, but want to buy a Surveyor SPT 240. Our TV is a 03 Z-71 4wd Suburban 1500 1/2 ton. Tires are "P" rated Nitto Grapplers. 35 psi max...Do not understand hitch weight? Will we be ok? Should I experience any "squat" with this set up ? Is there anything I should have done to the burb?
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i'm sorry that you took offense to my post but i didn't see anything in this post that said engine size, rear end ratio nor if it had the tow package.
am i miss something? i kinda don't understand the sarcasm. i was simply trying to know what you had in order to help.
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To back you up. I don't want this to become a argument , but the truck comes with the 5.3 or 4.8 motor. And 3.73 or 4.10 rear end gears. So your questions are fine bikendan. Heck you tried to help
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i'm sorry that you took offense to my post but i didn't see anything in this post that said engine size, rear end ratio nor if it had the tow package.
am i miss something? i kinda don't understand the sarcasm. i was simply trying to know what you had in order to help.
....So now that you have this info...what is your input please ?? vern
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i have a 2WD Avalanche, similar chassis and the same size engine and rear end ratio.

i have quite a bit squat on the hitch, without the WDH. tongue weight of my trailer is around 600lbs., without water.
the later Avys/Burbs like my '07, have softer suspension than your year, so you may not have as much, especially with 4WD suspension.
my Roo's "dry" hitch weight is 40lbs. more than the 240's.
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