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Old 03-27-2014, 09:45 PM   #11
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I am pulling a Palomio Solaire 147x with a Traverse (same towing as your Acadia). My trailer is similar to the Roo 17 in weight and our dry weight is 3154.
We looked at the larger sizes and decided not to push it. I am glad we didn't.
Fully loaded (2 kids) with our stuff we are around 3700# and I wouldn't ask my vehicle to do more. It is your vehicle and the Acadia will pull a larger trailer but you have to find your comfort zone regarding how much you want it to do. It is more weight and drag than you think until you actually pull it.
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:45 PM   #12
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And if you really like the Roo 19, here is the Yellow Sticker



Looks good here, too.
Be safe!
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I know, I know.... Mfg stickers aren't the best thing to go by. However, the sticker shown in the 1st photo by ChooChooMan74 gives a grand total of 4715 lbs (3597 dry/1118 Cargo). According to FR site, the Roo 19 and Roo 183 have a difference of 9 lbs in the total weights. Given that, the Roo 19 shouldn't be a deal breaker.

Disclaimer - I agree with Sgt. Schultz. Many variables need to be considered. If it were me, I'd be looking at all the details and weights as well as condition of the Tow Vehicle (TV).
I towed an '08 Roo 23SS with an '04 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a 4.7 High Output engine all over the Western MD/WV/PA Appalachians and to Myrtle Beach a couple of times. Only modifications to the Jeep - air bags in the rear and an aftermarket transmission cooler. I wasn't a road burner, but I usually maintained 60mph, which was good enough for me. Some people probably wouldn't have done this. I was pretty much at my limit, and I wouldn't have wanted a bigger trailer or a smaller TV.
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:57 PM   #14
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My answer is to your question is.....YES.

Been there - tried that! I tried pulling my Roo19 with my 2011 Traverse (same 5200 lb capacity as your Acadia) for one summer. Just the DW and I; no kids, dogs, etc. I was NOT a happy camper. I went out and bought a 2009 Silverado (7500 lb capacity). I'm a LOT happier now. It's not the weight, it's the drag from the big sail. The 'Verse would run at 3100 rpm, 4th gear, 60 mph on flat, level Interstate. I wasn't happy with that AT ALL. And I'm in the Midwest. I wouldn't want to have taken it into any real hills.

If you decide to get something a bigger (I advise you to do so), do your homework. My Silverado owners manual lists 99 permutations of the 1500 (bed size, engine, cab size, rear end, tranny, HD cooling, etc.) ranging from 4,000 lbs to 13,000 lb towing capacity. You need to make sure you know exactly which version you have.
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:22 PM   #15
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And if you really like the Roo 19, here is the Yellow Sticker



Looks good here, too.
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thanx, ChooChooMan, maybe they are posting numbers WITH the "options" included now.
they haven't been in previous years.
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thanx, ChooChooMan, maybe they are posting numbers WITH the "options" included now.
they haven't been in previous years.
No problem Dan. Took looking through a lot of pics on RVT and RVTrader to find stickers. I love the dealers who post stickers on their new units.
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:29 PM   #17
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The 'Verse would run at 3100 rpm, 4th gear, 60 mph on flat, level Interstate.
I was looking at those. Glad I passed and got the used Jeep. 1900 at 60 on the flats in 4th. 2700 in 3rd in the hills. I don't use 5th.
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:56 PM   #18
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First, go weigh it. If there's concern about what it actually weighs, go find out. The seller should have no issue helping you with that. Truck stops are good sources for scales, find out first though, not all have them.

Second, you'll carry 40ish lbs of stuff per person. That's clothing, toys, toothbrush, etc. That's my personal number, I'm sure others will tell me I'm wrong.

Third, a couple of hundred pounds of stuff, minimum. Pots, pans, dishes, towels, soap, shampoo, blocks of wood, the list goes on.

That will get you close. It adds up quickly, so do your math. My old TT was about 2,000 pounds of payload above dry weight.

So, 40X5=200lbs of stuff. 200 of basic trailer stuff so now it's 400. Add 200lbs for safe math, 600lbs. 3649 stated earlier plus 600 is 4269. Roughly 900lbs flex room.

I think you'll be OK, but it may not be the most fun to tow. It'll likely labor a bit in the mountains depending on grade. But take your time, be easy on the speed limits.

As for the cat..............Cats are too heavy and will exceed the gross weight rating of any vehicle and should be left at home.
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As for the cat..............Cats are too heavy and will exceed the gross weight rating of any vehicle and should be left at home.
I like that !!
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Another thing I would question is what kind of tires you have on your tv.
I dont like "P" rated tires myself for towing, LT tires would make it less squirmy.
That said, imo I think you would be wanting to truck up before to long.
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