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Old 04-10-2012, 09:34 PM   #1
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TV's for Roo 23ss???

Soooo I am new to the forum and the roo family.... I am curious as to what some of you use to pull your 23 ss Roo's.... I have a 2011 GMC Acadia with a rating of 5000lbs. I am not sure if I want to push it that close so like I said just curious as to some of your thoughts....Thanks in advance By the way I am picking it up on friday and we are so excited!!!!! Can not wait to use it
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:14 PM   #2
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Welcome to the family and the forum.

That's a nice trailer although you might reconsider the truck.

I don't know anything about the Arcadia except what you said but the 5,000lbs you listed is going to be a problem for you. The trailer weighs 4250 dry. Adding options, propane and batteries plus cargo will bring you to it's towing limit I'm afraid. It's GVWR is over 6,000 so you run a fair risk of overloading your vehicle.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:26 PM   #3
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Triguy thank you for the welcome and the thought... I was afraid of that and just wasn't sure of how close you could get without having any problems. The wife and I were thinking the same thing but wanted to get some opinions as we have never had a trailer of this size coming from a popup...Guess we will be looking at a larger suv or truck
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:43 PM   #4
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I think your gut instincts are right. Just a little more info for you. As I recall, my 233S's dry weight (yellow sticker) was 330lbs more than the listed brochure dry weight.

My trailer is a tad lighter than yours but close enough.

So, add some extras such as ...

300lbs for options
50lbs for a battery
50lbs for a little water while on the road
70lbs for full propane tanks
100lbs for a hitch

...and you would be close to your max before you started to pack food, clothes, etc.

Not to mention that the Arcadia has a 3.6L V6 (I just looked it up) which might work fine on the flats but would probably struggle in the hills.

You would be much happier with another vehicle.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:49 PM   #5
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too much trailer for your 3.6 v-6 Acadia!
my 23SS weighs around 5000lbs. loaded for camping and that's just for two of us.
you have to subtract the weight of anything in the Acadia, other than a 150lb. driver, from the 5000lbs.
that includes any other passengers, cargo and WDH.

my '07 23SS is 6" narrower and weighed 4500lbs. from the factory, with the standard "options" that most trailers have.

you need to find something else to tow it with or get a smaller trailer.
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Congrats on the new trailer! We just got our 23SS almost a month ago. Kind of shocked the dealer/sales person didn't warn you about the weight of trailer vs your towing vehicle. Our dealer was very helpful in that respect or I would have picked out one way too heavy for our Tahoe.
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do you mind mentioning the dealer that told you that you could tow the 23SS with a 3.6 v-6 Acadia?

that way others will be forewarned.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:57 AM   #8
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I have a ford E150 with a V8. Even that thing has to work to pull my Roo. And the MPG!? It's around 8.
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We have a Chevy Tahoe with a V8. We just added a transmission cooler. It seamed to help last night when we pulled it from the dealer. Our mileage jumped from 8 MPG to 10-11 MPG. Never thought I would be trilled about about 10 MPG but I could have jumped for joy last night. You can definitely tell the Tahoe is working to pull a trailer of that size. I don't think I would pull it with something smaller.
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Thanks for the thoughts... I actually work for a car dealership and drive acadia for demo.. I will be switching to tahoe or half ton truck.. Two more days till delivery and we can't wait!!!!
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