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Old 02-24-2013, 05:15 PM   #31
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These guys have way more knowledge than me on the towing part. We just took our 233S out on her maiden voyage and were very pleased with the amount of interior space and the quality of construction. My DH did state that it felt heavier towing than he expected ~ we have a Chevy Silverado and have the towing package; also, the heavyduty hitch, electric brakes and sway bar ~ all of which he felt were important after actually towing in traffic! The Silverado can pull a good bit more than the 233S but my point being that he knew he was pulling it! He pulls trailers a lot and didn't expect it to be as heavy. As far as storage, I haven't looked at too many other tt's but I have had other units with far more storage (especially our fifth wheel but you'd expect that) After you've camped awhile, you become quite adept and cramming a 3B/2B home into a 8X20 trailer Perhaps in the future I will be able to offer more ideas for organization, still working on that one myself....

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Old 02-24-2013, 05:39 PM   #32
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what most newbies miss considering, is the air resistance of a 5000lbs.+ barn door! they focus so much on the weight without factoring in how it will feel pulling a high profile wall thru the air.
many expect it to be the same as towing a boat or popup or utility trailer. all of these don't have near the air resistance as a full height trailer.
in fact, the trailer's air resistance is more of a factor on gas mileage, than the weight of the trailer. that's why it seems silly to worry how much water you carry. an extra 200-300lbs. of water will barely make a scratch on gas mileage, when pulling a TT/HTT.
that's why Airstreams can give their owners better gas mileage than conventional TT owners. but you pay a price for those aerodynamics. it would take a lot of traveling to recoup the extra costs for one.
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Old 06-23-2015, 10:02 PM   #33
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I know I am way late in replying to this thread but must say I pull a 21SS quite successfully with a 2010 Acadia AWD and weight distribution system. In fact performance is much better than my old Montana Van and Starcraft 176RB with a dry weight around 3050 lbs. I have no issues with highway performance. I do however travel light as the UVW of the ROo is 4400 lbs and the Acadia is rated at 5200lbs. A 23SS does appear too hefty for the Acadia.
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I know I am way late in replying to this thread but must say I pull a 21SS quite successfully with a 2010 Acadia AWD and weight distribution system. In fact performance is much better than my old Montana Van and Starcraft 176RB with a dry weight around 3050 lbs. I have no issues with highway performance. I do however travel light as the UVW of the ROo is 4400 lbs and the Acadia is rated at 5200lbs. A 23SS does appear too hefty for the Acadia.
Glad to hear you chime in about your Acadia. My husband and I pull our 21SS with a Durango with tow capacity of 5700. It also has a WDH. We've only towed once and were pleased with the way it handled. We keep the cargo to a minimum and don't plan any trips out west (we are in the Midwest) until we can affors a TV with a higher capacity. Hearing other's experiences makes me feel a little better.
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