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Old 10-04-2016, 09:37 AM   #41
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I tow my 2016 233S with a 2015 Chevy Traverse with a 5200 lb. towing capacity factory. The dry weight of my camper is 4545 lbs. Yes that is dry weight, but even filled I'm good. You can definitely tell the camper is behind you, but it's good
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Old 10-04-2016, 10:53 AM   #42
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Glad you're happy, I sure wasn't. I pulled a Roo 19 with a Traverse for one season and was NOT happy. I bought a 1/2 ton P/U and was a much happier camper.

The Traverse ran in 4th gear all the time, 3100 rpm, 60 mph on the flats. Any increase in slope dropped it into 3rd gear. It would rarely go into 5th and never into 6th. No thanks.

I'm in the midwest. I shuddered to think of towing in anything "mountainous."
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Did you have the factory towing package on your Traverse?

I don't have an issue with it not shifting properly.

I just press the trailer button and go
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I tow my 2016 233S with a 2015 Chevy Traverse with a 5200 lb. towing capacity factory. The dry weight of my camper is 4545 lbs. Yes that is dry weight, but even filled I'm good. You can definitely tell the camper is behind you, but it's good
Well, my sister has a Traverse and I would NEVER tow my 23SS with it.
But driving out west is way different than New Jersey.
We have to deal with the Sierras, Cascades and Siskiyou mountain ranges.

A Traverse pulling a 233S wouldn't last long out here.
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I understand it all depends on the terrain and what part of the country you are in.


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Did you have the factory towing package on your Traverse?

I don't have an issue with it not shifting properly.

I just press the trailer button and go
Yes.
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Brand new Roo 233S

I tow my 2016 233S with a Nissan Armada... tows like a dream.
I have a friend that tows with a traverse with a tow package, his TT is 4200 dry weight. He has issues and will be upgrading his TV soon.
All this being said, we are in Alberta Canada and 90% of our trips are into the mountains
If you feel comfortable and safe, that's is all that matters
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I also just purchased a 2017 Roo 233s from an RV show. My tow vehicle is a 2013 Chevy Suburban LTZ. I just assumed it would be strong enough to tow the Roo. The truck does have the factory tow package installed. Any thoughts on if my vehicle is strong enough? I'd hate to blow the tranny. Thanks
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Depending on when you last had your tranny inspected, or the fluid changed or flushed, you may want to do that. Heat is the enemy of a transmission. Bright red fluid going in changes to brownish-red and smells burnt when you overheat the transmission. I put an additional transmission temp gauge from GlowShift gauges to monitor my tranny temps in my previous tow vehicle and 20,000 towing miles later all is good with the transmission.
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I also just purchased a 2017 Roo 233s from an RV show. My tow vehicle is a 2013 Chevy Suburban LTZ. I just assumed it would be strong enough to tow the Roo. The truck does have the factory tow package installed. Any thoughts on if my vehicle is strong enough? I'd hate to blow the tranny. Thanks
You should be fine.

But the LTZ will have the lowest payload because of all the bling.
What does the drivers door yellow sticker say the payload capacity is?
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