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Old 02-24-2014, 10:39 AM   #11
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We tow our roo 233s with an 08 Saab 97x 4.2 with equlizer wdh the saab has full frame and air bag rear suspension tow package 3.73 rea end tow rating up to 6500 lbs I would not go with anything smaller are you buying from a dealer ? When we bought ours the dealer ckecked out the tv to make sure it would work

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Old 02-24-2014, 11:27 AM   #12
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Just to echo what others have said.

You need to check your tongue weight, the trailer is too heavy as well but a WDH does not remove tongue weight.

From what I have read and my research into the Lambda platform was guys were towing in 4th gear to hold speed, you will be over your GCWR as well.

I am not in the weight police club and take all the factors into consideration but even I think this is a bad idea.

The only way you can do this is to tow mega lite and dry, you will also need to go easy on stuff in the car as well and see if you can get the weights down and make sure you can balance out the tongue weight as well.
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:37 AM   #13
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Just to echo what others have said.

You need to check your tongue weight, the trailer is too heavy as well but a WDH does not remove tongue weight.

From what I have read and my research into the Lambda platform was guys were towing in 4th gear to hold speed, you will be over your GCWR as well.

I am not in the weight police club and take all the factors into consideration but even I think this is a bad idea.

The only way you can do this is to tow mega lite and dry, you will also need to go easy on stuff in the car as well and see if you can get the weights down and make sure you can balance out the tongue weight as well.
I agree with your statement, but wanted to point out that, while technically a WDH doesn't REMOVE tongue weight, it does shift a portion of it to the trailer axles, thereby reducing the amount of tongue weight that TV is carrying.
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Old 02-24-2014, 09:01 PM   #14
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husky: I have a 2012 Roo19. A LOT lighter than your 233S. (My dry weight 3383lb, GVWR 4470lbs.) I started with a 2011 Traverse. Tow capacity 5,200lbs. I was NOT happy. Since it's just the wife and I, I figured I wouldn't really push the GVWR, so I'd have at least 700 lbs margin. It ran at 3000 rpm in 4th gear at 60mph on flat level ground. It would only RARELY shift into 5th. I couldn't get it to shift up even with the manual shifter. The problem was not the weight, but the drag from the huge sail that the front of the TT makes.

As I said, this was with just the wife and me, no kids and all their stuff. Your GVWR is around 5,764lbs per my 2012 brochure, so you'll definitely be going over the Traverses limit. So you're going to have both weight AND drag issues. There are folks on the Traverse forum who are definitely overloading their Traverses and they don't seem to mind, but not me.

So I bought a used Silverado (7,500lb capacity). I'm a LOT happier. If you end up doing the same, be careful. (You probably got here because the RV dealer told you your Traverse could pull the Roo "no problem" right? All they told you about was the 4,351lb dry weight, right? They'll also tell you, "Oh, any 1/2 ton can pull this.") But, not all pickups are created equal. My Silverado owners manual lists 99 (yes, 99) versions of the 1500 with towing capacities from 4,000lbs up to around 13,000lb, depending on cab size, engine size, bed size, rear end gears, transmission, etc. You need to make sure the one you're buying is the right one.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:06 PM   #15
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Sorry I don't think that traverse stands a chance.. The trailer is way to heavy for it :/
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:06 AM   #16
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Sorry I don't think that traverse stands a chance.. The trailer is way to heavy for it :/
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I'm towing as much as I want to with a full size 1/2 Ton V-8 pick up. That 233S is a heavy trailer.

Friends in our group have a 2013 Traverse and tow a 19' ROO.......and the're at the max with it.

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There is someone on the Jayco Forums towing an X213, similar to a Roo 23RS, with a Traverse.

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There is someone on the Jayco Forums towing an X213, similar to a Roo 23RS, with a Traverse.

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23RS......wow, even heavier. I would want to be WELL ahead of him on the highway!
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I am not saying it is right or not. Here is a pic.

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I am not in the weight police club and take all the factors into consideration but even I think this is a bad idea.
I have no problems being the 'weight police'. I was a volunteer fireman for 13 years until I responded to a traffic accident where 2 children died. A 13 year old and an 8 year old. That was in 1994, and I am still, to this day, haunted by the image. I could not face it anymore and resigned the FD. For the record it was just an ordinary car wreck, no trailers were involved.

I do not wish to see anyone die like that again. I do not wish to see any brother firefighters or police officers have to live through that, or face the.. well "nightmares" is too harsh a word, but how about "reliving it in your dreams over and over"

There are people who will tell you its a bad idea because it will eat up your transmission (it will), or that your fuel mileage will suck (it will) or that you will come to dread even the slightest hill (you will). I could care less about that. What I worry about is that by the time you pack everything you want to bring and actually roll out in the road, you will most certainly be overweight.

Even if you are just under the limit, the margin for safety is razor thin. If everything goes perfectly, you would theoretically be fine. But what if you blow a right front tire on the Acadia? What if a deer jumps in front of you? What if you blow a fuse on the brake controller? Every percent you get closer to the max towing weight is a percent of safety you are giving up. My Exy is rated at 11,000# on the bumper. My total loadout is roughly 7000-7500 lbs. That's not a bad situation to be in.

You are getting good advice here. You would be wise to listen carefully

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