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Old 07-09-2019, 11:58 AM   #1
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A year ago I went from a pop up to a couchman 17bh tt.
Now camping in the summer I wish I went a little bigger.
Gross trailer weight needs to be 6k or under.
Length I'm thinking 24 ish plus tonge.
Need a place to really relax, that cant be done on a small table or the bed.
Need a second bed for a 4 year old.
Any good suggestions?
I have looked at a nice rockwood, but pricey.
Not sure what my 2018 couchman clipper 17bh is worth on trade
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Old 07-09-2019, 12:04 PM   #2
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Yep, pretty common. That's why there's a saying on RV forums: "Buy your second trailer, FIRST!"
Were you limited by your tow vehicle?
Figure at least 25% depreciation, when you drove it off the lot. Maybe worse if you want to do a trade-in.
Check NADA.
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Double on buy your second trailer first. I wont critize im more like buy your 4th or 5th trailer first. been going bigger every year or two for 8 years.
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My avalanche has I think 7600 towing capacity.
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My avalanche has I think 7600 towing capacity.
You'd need to provide more information. My 2007 Avalanche LT with factory tow package, had a tow capacity of 7200lbs and a payload capacity of 1357lbs.
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Old 07-09-2019, 01:34 PM   #6
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Have Suveyor 200mble that we enjoy. Dry wt 4600 lbs... TV 7100 GVWR with 1700 LB payload capacity. 23'8". Our first and good fit for 2 + an occasional Grand 4 yrs.
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Mine could be 7200 to I don't remember.
It's a 4 X4 Z71 towing package 373 gears and aftermarket added tranny cooler
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open your door and look at your payload sticker.
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Double on buy your second trailer first. I wont critize im more like buy your 4th or 5th trailer first. been going bigger every year or two for 8 years.
AMEN! Since you've got your first trailer, aim for your 5th next!
I'm on my 3rd RV and I should have bought my 4th or 5th before this one!
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Mine could be 7200 to I don't remember.
It's a 4 X4 Z71 towing package 373 gears and aftermarket added tranny cooler
What year?
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Old 07-09-2019, 07:25 PM   #11
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Per sticker
Gvwr 7000
Frt 3800
Rear 4000


2003 avalanche Z71, 5.3 engine, 3.73 gears after market trans cooler installed.

Per NADA my max towing capacity is 7000 for 4x4
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We have a 2019 Wildwood Lite with bunk beds and murphy bed. Dry weight 4900 and it's 25ft. It is our first camper and we love it. Got bunk bed one for when grand-kids come along to camp with us. Also when husband son going hunting in fall.
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Old 07-09-2019, 07:27 PM   #13
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AMEN! Since you've got your first trailer, aim for your 5th next!
I'm on my 3rd RV and I should have bought my 4th or 5th before this one!
We went straight to a fifthwheel and now a year later we have a toy hauler itch. Lol it so easy to want.
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Old 07-09-2019, 09:23 PM   #14
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Per sticker
Gvwr 7000
Frt 3800
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2003 avalanche Z71, 5.3 engine, 3.73 gears after market trans cooler installed.

Per NADA my max towing capacity is 7000 for 4x4
NADA is not the place to get towing specs.
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NADA is not the place to get towing specs.
I posted from sticker and nada
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I posted from sticker and nada
Post what the driver's door yellow sticker says is your payload capacity. Should say Tires and Loading and there's a line that says "Occupants and cargo should not exceed xxxxlbs"
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Nope
Mine dont
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Nope
Mine dont
Sorry, could've sworn 2003 vehicles had them.
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Sorry, could've sworn 2003 vehicles had them.
No i dont think that started until 06ish.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:07 AM   #20
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Here is my sticker only weights as I stated before nothing saying weight of cargo passengers ect not to exceed a certain weight.
So just in case someone was trying to be a smart_ _ _.
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